Fans on social media will determine the most epic NCAA Wrestling finals match in history.

In Round 1, it's “The Comeback” versus “Time on the Clock”. Fans chose #HahnTrenge03 as the winner.

 

Round 1: The Comeback vs. Time on the Clock

1993: 
 McIlravy (Iowa) defeats Abas (Fresno State), 16-15

 

Fresno State's Gerry Abas was heavily favored to win the 142-pound national title in 1993, but he needed to get by Iowa's Lincoln McIlravy first to secure it.
 

Abas, a junior, got off to a hot start as those favoring him would have expected, with a dominating performance securing four straight takedowns in the first period to build an 8-3 lead.

McIlravy closed the gap in the second with an escape and a takedown, but Abas would go ahead 12-8 after a third-period escape and takedown.

McIlravy would earn and escape, a stall point and three third-period takedowns, with the match-winning score coming with just six seconds remaining to pull out an improbable 16-15 victory to become just the second true freshman in NCAA Division I history to win an NCAA title.

2003:
Hahn (Minnesota) defeats Trenge (Lehigh), 5-4

 

"If there's time on the clock, there's time to wrestle."


Those words uttered by Minnesota 197-pounder Damion Hahn after his dramatic 5-4 victory over Lehigh's Jon Trenge in 2003 have become a mantra for last-second comebacks.


Trenge, who battled vision problems associated with a detached retina, sported protective goggles during the last three years of his career, but it didn't stop him from reaching the finals and leading Hahn 4-3 with 11 seconds remaining.


On the restart, Hahn attempted a lateral drop, then popped behind Trenge and brought him down to the mat for the winning takedown with only three ticks left.