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Weekend Quick Hits

There was a lot of action around the country this weekend and way too much to list here, but here are some quick shots at some interesting results that stood out to me. 

- Iowa hammered Maryland to a tune of 36-9. It makes you wonder if Iowa should be worried about the three losses they took at 141, 157, and 165. Maryland is not exactly full of top ranked guys there making you worry what kind of points Iowa can get down the road from those weights. The Hawkeyes likely need to have some production at these weights at Big Ten's and NCAA's if they want titles in those tournaments unless Gilman & Sorensen can win titles.

IOWA 36, Maryland 9
125: Thomas Gilman (I) tech. fall Jhared Simmons (M), 24-7
133: Cory Clark (I) pinned Tyler Goodwin (M), 4:06
141: Alfred Bannister (M) dec. Logan Ryan (I), 8-5
149: Brandon Sorensen (I) maj. dec. Wade Hodges (M), 12-2
157: Lou Mascola (M) dec. Edwin Cooper, Jr. (I), 8-6
165: Brendan Burnham (M) dec. Burke Paddock (I), 9-5
174: Alex Meyer (I) maj. dec. Derrick Evanovich (M), 11-2
184: Sammy Brooks (I) pinned Mark Colabucci (M), 2:16
197: Nathan Burak (I) tech. fall Garret Wesneski (M), 21-5
285: Sam Stoll (I) won by forfeit; 36-9

- Is it possible people are sleeping on Ohio State? I mean, Tomasello is looking like a defending champ on a mission, I don't know who can really challenge Bo Jordan at 174, and their other young talent (and a possible Hunter Steiber) should add 2 or 3 to their All-American count. That could get them to 100 points at NCAA's. The firepower ability is there. Just because Kyle Snyder is eyeing Rio doesn't mean their giving up the crown without a fight. 

Ohio State 28, Arizona State 9
165: Jacen Peterson (ASU) decision over Justin Kresevic (OSU) 10-4
174: Bo Jordan (OSU) fall over Zachary Smith (ASU) 1:54
184: Blake Stauffer (ASU) decision over Jack Rozema (OSU) 7-4
197: Mark Martin (OSU) decision over Joshua DaSilveira (ASU) 8-5
285: Nick Tavanello (OSU) decision over Tanner Hall 3-2
125: Nathan Tomasello (OSU) major decision over Ares Carpio (ASU) 16-6
133: Johnni DiJulius (OSU) tech fall over Cord Coronado (ASU) 16-0
141: Micah Jordan (OSU) major decision over Robert Mathers (ASU) 18-6
149: Matt Kraus (ASU) decision over Cody Burcher (OSU) 4-2
157: Jake Ryan (OSU) decision over Oliver Pierce (ASU) TB-1 2-1

Penn State lost a tough one when McKenna beat Gulibon, who appears to be struggling with the bigger guys in the weight class. Unfortunately for the rest of the country Bo Nickal & Jason Nolf appear to be as good as advertised. With the point potential of McIntosh, Megaludism and Retherford the Nitany Lions are showing they're the team to beat. 

Penn State 31, Stanford 12
165: Jim Wilson STAN dec. Shakur Rasheed PSU, 6-3
174: Bo Nickal PSU maj. dec. Keaton Subjeck STAN, 12-4
184: Matt McCutcheon PSU dec. Garet Krohn STAN, 6-3
197: Morgan McIntosh PSU pinned Boomer Fleming STAN, WBF (4:11) 
285: Josh Marchok STAN win by forfeit
125: Nico Megaludis PSU dec. Connor Schram STAN, 7-1
133: Jordan Conaway PSU dec. Mason Pengilly STAN, 10-4
141: Joey McKenna STAN dec. Jimmy Gulibon PSU, 7-3
149: Zain Retherford PSU pinned Paul Fox STAN, WBF (6:35) 
157: Jason Nolf PSU pinned Ryerson Dempsey STAN, WBF (5:24) 

Barlow McGhee (Missouri), who has the best roster picture in the country, had the biggest surprise result of the weekend when he dominated NCAA Runner-Up Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) 14-4 in the finals of the Joe Parisi Open. McGhee started took his lumps as a true freshman when Alan Waters was redshirting. Now as a redshirt sophomore McGhee seems to have plans to make his name known. 

Princeton knows their strength is in a run of upper weights and that showed when Jonathon Schleifer, Abe Ayala, and Brett Harner won their brackets along with (149) Jordan Laster. The Tigers won the team title over Wisconsin and Kent State.