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Weekend Recap

 In a weekend of shockers, Doug Welch (Purdue) and Coach Ersland pulled off the biggest one with a win over #2 James Green (Nebraska)

In a weekend of shockers, Doug Welch (Purdue) and Coach Ersland pulled off the biggest one with a win over #2 James Green (Nebraska)

Minnesota started this weekend by squeaking out a home dual with Michigan 20-19. It would have been back to back years Michigan pulled the upset, but Dylan Ness pulled out another dual changing pin. Alec Pantaleo, the 149 for Michigan, continues to impress as a true freshman with a great win over Jake Short. The Wolverines were very angry about an alleged missed pin call in the bout that would have won the dual for them. Adam Coon (Michigan) pinned #13 Michael Kroells to make this a tight dual to the end before Dardanes beat Bruno for the 2nd time this year.

141: No. 4 Nick Dardanes (Minn) maj. dec. George Fisher (Mich), 13-5 / 4-0
149: No. 13 Alec Pantaleo (Mich) dec. Jake Short (Minn), 8-4 / 4-3
157: No. 1 Dylan Ness (Minn) fall (4:33) No. 19 Brian Murphy (Mich) / 10-3
165: No. 10 Taylor Massa (Mich) maj. dec. Brandon Kingsley (Minn), 12-2 / 10-7
174: No. 3 Logan Storley (Minn) maj. dec. Connor Brancheau, 8-0 / 14-7
184: No. 13 Domenic Abounader (Mich) dec. No. 10 Brett Pfarr (Minn.), 8-7 / 14-10
197: No. 1 Scott Schiller (Minn) dec. Chris Heald (Mich), 10-3 / 17-10
285: No. 8 Adam Coon (Mich) fall (0:28) No. 13 Michael Kroells (Minn) / 17-16
125: Conor Youtsey (Mich) dec. Jordan Bremer (Minn), 10-7 / 17-19
133: No. 1 Chris Dardanes (Minn) dec. No. 8 Rossi Bruno (Mich), 4-2 / 20-19

Wisconsin defeated Northwestern 30-16 behind a surprising 1st period pin for #3 Isaac Jordan over #7 Pierce Harger, and an upset 7-6 win for #5 Connor Medbery over #2 Mike McMullan. 

149 #1 Jason Tsirtis (NU) dec. Rylan Lubeck (WIS), 6-1 (0-3)
157 Jarod Donar (WIS) fall Ben Sullivan (NU), 5:30 (6-3)
165 #3 Isaac Jordan (WIS) fall #7 Pierce Harger (NU), 2:21 (12-3)
174 #18 Frank Cousins (WIS) win by forfeit (18-3)
184 Ricky Robertson (WIS) dec. Mitch Sliga (NU), 4-0 (21-3)
197 #12 Alex Polizzi (NU) dec. #10 Timmy McCall (WIS), 7-6 (21-6)
HWT No. 5 Connor Medbery dec. No. 2 Mike McMullan (NU), 7-6 (24-6)
125 Garrison White (NU) win by forfeit (24-12)
133 #14 Ryan Taylor (WIS) fall #20 Dominick Malone (NU), 5:47 (30-12)
141 Jameson Oster (NU) maj. dec. Jesse Thielke (WIS), 16-5 (30-16)

Nebraska easily defeated Purdue 25-6, but the big news was at 157 when Doug Welch defeated #2 James Green (Nebraska) 5-4 in tiebreakers. The other big upset was #8 Braden Atwood (Purdue) losing 3-1 to Aaron Studebaker at 197. It's interesting that it was a different Nebraska 197 that defeated #1 Kyven Gadson at the Southern Scuffle, Spencer Johnson.

125: #12 Tim Lambert (NEB) by dec. over Luke Welch (PUR), 7-2 (NEB 3, PUR 0)
133: Danny Sabatello (PUR) by dec. over Eric Montoya (NEB), 5-2 (NEB 3, PUR 3)
141: #12 Anthony Abidin (NEB) by dec. over Nick Lawrence (PUR), 4-0 (NEB 6, PUR 3)
149: Justin Arthur (NEB) by dec. over Brandon Nelsen (PUR), 10-5 (NEB 9, PUR 3)
157: Doug Welch (PUR) by tiebreaker-1 over #2 James Green (NEB), 5-4 (NEB 9, PUR 6)
165: Austin Wilson (NEB) by sudden victory-1 over Pat Robinson (PUR), 7-5 (NEB 12, PUR 6)
174: #1 Robert Kokesh (NEB) by dec. over Chad Welch (PUR), 9-4 (NEB 15, PUR 6)
184: #18 TJ Dudley (NEB) by dec. over Patrick Kissel (PUR), 8-3 (NEB 18, PUR 6)
197: Aaron Studebaker (NEB) by dec. over #8 Braden Atwood (PUR), 3-1 (NEB 21, PUR 6)
HWT: #17 Collin Jensen (NEB) by major dec. over Tyler Kral (PUR), 10-1 (NEB 25, PUR 6)

Penn State pounded Indiana in a pretty straight forward fashion 42-3. 

165: #4 Taylor Walsh IND dec. Garett Hammond PSU, 9-6 / 0-3
174: #4 Matt Brown PSU pinned #19 Nate Jackson IND, WBF (4:10) / 6-3
184: #16 Matt McCutcheon PSU pinned Jake Masengale IND, WBF (0:55) / 12-3
197: #4 Morgan McIntosh PSU dec. Luke Sheridan IND, 6-3 / 15-3
285: Jon Gingrich PSU dec. Garret Goldman IND, 6-2 / 18-3
125: #8 Jordan Conaway PSU win by forfeit 24-3
133: #10 Jimmy Gulibon PSU tech fall Alonzo Shepherd IND, 20-4 (TF; 5:53) / 29-3
141: Kade Moss PSU pinned Sean Brown IU, WBF (5:43) / 35-3
149: #17 Zack Beitz PSU maj. dec. Trevor Moody IND, 14-4 / 39-3
157: #8 Dylan Alton PSU dec. Alex Gregory IND, 2-0 / 42-3

Illinois downed Rutgers 24-9. #8 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) had been on a hot streak, but that was stopped by #16 Steven Rogrigues (Illinois) with a 2-0 win.

197: Jeff Koepke (ILL) over Andrew Campolattano (RUTG) (Dec 2-0)
285: #10 Billy Smith (RUTG) over Brooks Black (ILL) (SV-2 2-1)
125: Sean McCabe (RUTG) over Dominic Olivieri (ILL) (Dec 5-4)
133: #3 Zane Richards (ILL) over Scott Delvecchio (RUTG) (Dec 11-8)
141: #16 Steven Rodrigues (ILL) over #8 Anthony Ashnault (RUTG) (Dec 2-0)
149: Ken Theobold (RUTG) over Kyle Langenderfer (ILL) (Dec 5-2)
157: #4 Isaiah Martinez (ILL) over #18 Anthony Perrotti (RUTG) (MD 19-6)
165: #8 Jackson Morse (ILL) over Nick Gravina (RUTG) (MD 10-2)
174: #6 Zac Brunson (ILL) over #20 Phil Bakuckas (RUTG) (Dec 8-2)
184: #14 Nikko Reyes (ILL) over Anthony Pafumi (RUTG) (MD 12-4)

Ohio State was able to defeat Penn State 22-15 in a dual featuring a whole slate of exciting matches. Tomasello (Ohio State) defeated Conaway 11-2 in impressive fashion, Gulibon (Penn State) upset (rankings wise #10 over #4) DiJulius, Dylan Alton (Penn State) defeated #5 Josh Demas 3-1 (OT), and #7 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) handled #4 McIntosh 6-1. The Buckeyes had all but one starter in the lineup (Martin out at 174) and showed their top to bottom strength in this one. 

125: #7 Nathan Tomasello OSU maj. dec. #8 Jordan Conaway PSU, 11-2 / 0-4
133: #10 Jimmy Gulibon PSU dec. #4 Johnni DiJulius OSU, 5-4 / 3-4
141: #1 Logan Stieber OSU pinned Kade Moss PSU, WBF (2:51) / 3-10
149: #6 Hunter Stieber OSU dec. #17 Zack Beitz PSU, 7-2 / 3-13
157: #8 Dylan Alton PSU dec. #5 Josh Demas OSU, 3-1 (sv) / 6-13
165: #6 Bo Jordan OSU dec. Garett Hammond PSU, 10-6 / 6-16
174: #4 Matt Brown PSU pinned Dominic Prezzia OSU, WBF (4:27) / 12-16
184: #11 Kenny Courts OSU dec. #16 Matt McCutcheon PSU, 4-2 / 12-19
197: #7 Kyle Snyder OSU dec. #4 Morgan McIntosh PSU, 6-1 / 12-22
285: #6 Jimmy Lawson PSU dec. #10 Nick Tavanello OSU, 3-1 / 15-22

Minnesota used some backups, but still defeated Rutgers 23-12. #13 Michael Kroells (Minnesota) at 285 bounced back from the Coon match Friday to defeat #9 Billy Smith 6-5. Dylan Ness got another pin by awesomeness. 

125: Sean McCabe (RU) dec. Jordan Bremer (Minn), 5-3 / Minnesota 0 - Rutgers 3
133: Scott DelVecchio (RU) dec. Jordan Kingsley (Minn), 8-3 / Minnesota 0 - Rutgers 6
141: No. 7 Anthony Ashnault (RU) dec. Conrad Rangell (Minn), 12-5 / Minnesota 0 - Rutgers 9
149: Ken Theobold (RU) dec. Jake Short (Minn), 7-6 / Minnesota 0 - Rutgers 12
157: No. 1 Dylan Ness (Minn) fall (4:24) Dylan Painton (RU) / Minnesota 6 - Rutgers 12
165: Brandon Kingsley (Minn) dec. Nicholas Gravina (RU), 4-0 / Minnesota 9 - Rutgers 12
174: No. 3 Logan Storley (Minn) dec. Phil Bakuckas (RU), 5-1 / Minnesota 12 - Rutgers 12
184: No. 10 Brett Pfarr (Minn.) maj. dec. Hayden Hrymack (RU), 19-9 / Minnesota 16 - Rutgers 12
197: No. 1 Scott Schiller (Minn) maj. dec. Andrew Campolattano (RU), 11-2 / Minnesota 20 - Rutgers 12
285: No. 13 Michael Kroells (Minn) dec. No. 9 Billy Smith (RU) 6-5 / Minnesota 23 - Rutgers 12

Iowa is just showing off now. They handled Oklahoma State 30-7. #5 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) continues to impress and defeated #2 Josh Kindig 6-1. The Cowboys needed an upset to bring their wins to 2 in the dual with #15 Nolan Boyd defeating #7 Sammy Brooks 9-6. It's the most points Iowa has scored against Oklahoma State since 1995.

125 - #5 Thomas Gilman (IA) major dec. #11 Eddie Klimara (OKST), 15-5; 4-0
133 - #5 Cory Clark (IA) dec. Gary Wayne Harding (OKST), 10-5; 7-0
141 - #8 Josh Dziewa (IA) pinned #20 Dean Heil (OKST), 6:27; 13-0
149 - #5 Brandon Sorensen (IA) dec. #2 Josh Kindig (OKST), 6-1; 16-0
157 - #16 Michael Kelly (IA) dec. #18 Anthony Collica (OKST), 9-6; 19-0
165 - #1 Alex Dieringer (OKST) major dec. Patrick Rhoads (IA), 20-8; 19-4
174 - #2 Mike Evans (IA) tech. fall Jordan Rogers (OKST), 16-1; 24-4
184 - #15 Nolan Boyd (OKST) dec. #7 Sammy Brooks (IA), 9-6; 24-7
197 - #6 Nathan Burak (IA) dec. Luke Bean (OSU), 7-3; 27-7
285 - #1 Bobby Telford (IA) dec. #4 Austin Marsden (OKST), 4-3; 30-7

The tough weekend for Indiana continued when Illinois beat them 36-3. 

133: #3 Zane Richards (ILL) over Alonzo Shepherd (IU) (MD 19-8)
141: #16 Steven Rodrigues (ILL) over Sean Brown (IU) (TF 24-9)
149: Kyle Langenderfer (ILL) over Trevor Moody (Dec 7-2)
157: #4 Isaiah Martinez (ILL) over Alex Gregory (IU) (TF 27-11)
165: #5 Taylor Walsh (IU) over #8 Jackson Morse (ILL) (Dec 4-2)
174: #6 Zac Brunson (ILL) over #15 Nate Jackson (IU) (Dec 9-5)
184: #14 Nikko Reyes (ILL) over Jake Masengale (IU) (Fall 0:14)
197: Jeff Koepke (ILL) over Luke Sheridan (IU) (Dec 4-2)
285: Brooks Black (ILL) over Garrett Goldman (IU) (TB-1 2-1)
125: Dominic Olivieri (ILL) won by forfeit

Michigan defeated Michigan State 28-9. John Rizqallah (MSU) defeated #13 Domenic Abounader 4-3. There was a very controversial call at the end of the 1st period over a reversal for Abounader. I was in attendance and assumed after the review there would at least be a loss of control point, but neither was given. At 165, #10 Taylor Massa (Michigan) won when his front headlock caused Ryan Watts to go unconscious. The 141 match featured Javier Gasca (ranked #11 at 133) against the 133/141 George Fisher (a very good backup stuck behind top 10 guys Bruno & Dutton). Fisher was able to win an exciting 10-8 match. 

125 -- Conor Youtsey (U-M) dec. Mitch Rogaliner, 3-2 U-M, 3-0
133 -- #8 Rossi Bruno (U-M) dec. Hermilo Esquivel, 4-0 U-M, 6-0
141 -- George Fisher (U-M) dec. Javier Gasca, 10-8 U-M, 9-0
149 -- #13 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) major dec. Nick Trimble, 11-3 U-M, 13-0
157 -- #19 Brian Murphy (U-M) dec. Roger Wildmo, 6-0 U-M, 16-0
165 -- #10 Taylor Massa (U-M) injury def. Ryan Watts, 4:58 U-M, 22-0
174 -- Nick Proctor (MSU) dec. Connor Brancheau, 5-3 U-M, 22-3
184 -- John Rizqallah (MSU) dec. #13 Domenic Abounader, 4-3 U-M, 22-6
197 -- Nick McDiarmid (Minn) dec. Chris Heald, 3-2 U-M, 22-9
Hwt -- #8 Adam Coon (U-M) pinned Chris Nash, 6:04 U-M, 28-9