When Kyle Cerminara, a freshman at Buffalo, looked at the brackets, he saw that if he won his first match, he would face Sanderson. Cerminara, who idolizes Sanderson, had no problem accepting his almost certain fate: a second-round defeat. "My first thought was that it would be an honor to get a chance to wrestle him and, one way or another, be part of history," Cerminara said after winning his opening match. Six hours later he took the mat against Sanderson and came within 27 seconds of going the seven-minute distance before being pinned. "I was getting tired, and it was like he was warming up," Cerminara said. "He kept getting stronger during the match, and he has incredible speed. As far as I'm concerned, he's the perfect wrestler."