The Cowboys' Stephen Buchanan and Jacob Wright both lost their quarterfinal matches Friday and dropped to the consolation bracket, although both could guarantee a top-eight finish and All-America status with a victory Friday night. Buchanan lost a tough 7-6 decision to No. 1 Myles Amine of Michigan in the 197-pound quarterfinals while Wright was pinned by No. 2 Hayden Hidlay of North Carolina State at 157.
Hastings, competing at 174, rebounded from his loss in the Round of 16 Thursday night to earn an 8-1 decision over Northern Colorado's Jackson Hemauer on Friday.
Brian Andrews at 285 remained alive with a 3-1 decision in overtime over Josh Heindselman of Oklahoma.