Hey gang! Northwestern is NOT in the NCAA Tournament for the 75th straight year, so instead of being sad, let's watch Northwestern try to win a national championship in something!
Jason Tsirtsis is a freshman for NU in the 149-pound weight class, and he is a badass. He's 31-3 on the year, won the Big Ten championship, and earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA championships. In the semifinal against No. 1 Drake Houdashelt of Missouri, Tsirtsis earned a 2-1 win, getting the decisive point on an escape with just one second to go in overtime. And oh yeah, he picked up a monster cut on his face:
Tsirtsis is the first Northwestern freshman EVER to reach the finals, and would be the first NCAA Champion for NU since Jake Herbert in 2009. Go Cats, and stuff!