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OKLAHOMA CITY – Tony Ramos will get to enjoy some sweet revenge.
At least for 24 hours, he will get to savor it like the Dairy Queen Turtle sundaes he likes so much.
Ramos produced some late dramatics to avenge a loss to Edinboro's A.J. Schopp in the 133-pound semifinals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships last night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Hawkeyes' senior said he had payback in his sights. Wisconsin's Tyler Graff spoiled his shot of avenging his other loss by beating University of Northern Iowa's top-seeded Joe Colon in the other semifinal.
"It's awesome," said Ramos, who beat Graff 2-1 in the Big Ten title. "I can't get revenge again because Graff won, but it's someone I've beat a couple times. I'm ready for this final match"
Iowa Coach Tom Brands had a raspy voice after Ramos recorded the Hawkeyes only win in three semifinals. He was on his belly in the corner, slapping the mat as Ramos locked up another second straight finals appearance and a chance for his first title.
"How he did it was a lot of drama and a lot of excitement," Brands said. "It got a lot of people fired up."
Read more: http://thegazette.com/2014/03/21/sweet-revenge-for-ramos/