Match of the Day: Tommy Rowlands and Steve Mocco have a brutal battle in the 2008 Senior Nationals finals

By USA Wrestling | May 23, 2020, 12:01 p.m. (ET)

Long-time rivals Tommy Rowlands and Steve Mocco squared off in the 2008 Senior Nationals finals. In a particularly physical bout, Rowlands emerged victorious in three matches. However, Mocco would get his revenge at the Olympic Team Trials, defeating Rowlands for the spot.

Rowlands, a 2005 University World Champion, finished fifth at the 2007 Senior World Championships. Collegiately, he wrestled for Ohio State where he was a four-time All-American, three-time NCAA finalist and a two-time NCAA champion.

Mocco was a four-time NCAA finalist and a two-time NCAA champion competing for Iowa and Oklahoma State. Additionally, he was a three-time Pan Am Championships gold medalist.

Watch Rowlands and Mocco clash below: