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All of BYU's wrestlers were eliminated in Thursday's opening day of the NCAA Championships.

Junior Phil Armstrong won his opening match at 142 pounds against Stan Spilde of Wisconsin, 8-3, then lost to seventh-ranked Shannon Gillespie from Lock Haven (Pa.), 4-3, then lost to North Carolina's Dave Leonardis, 2-1, in the consolation bracket.Senior Rick Evans won his first match at 177 against Matt Kreider from Bloomsburg (Pa.), 13-6, then lost to top-ranked Rich Powers from Northern Iowa, 13-3, then was eliminated by Cal-Fullerton's Dwayne Buth, 10-6, in consolations.

Senior Robbie Winter lost his opening match at 150 to Rick Monge, 6-2, from Cal-Bakersfield. Monge then lost his next match to prevent Winter from returning through the consolation round.

Armstrong ends with a 24-8 record, Evans ends with a 21-8 mark and Winter finishes at 18-9-1. BYU stood in 42nd place with three points after the opening day.