On Veteran's Day, Michigan Wrestling held their annual Military Appreciation night which was a great back drop to kick off the dual season for the Wolverines. Michigan took 7 of the 10 matches to turn the Cavaliers away 24-9, passing the first test on what's a very young lineup for Coach McFarland.
With a combination of graduation, redshirts, and more, the Maize & Blue started 7 redshirt freshmen in their dual opener. It's a lot of youth for team so highly ranked (expected to be another top ten team), which will make the Cliff Keen warriors an intriguing team to watch this season.
Two of them, Logan Massa & Stevan Micic, are expected to be in the top five of their weights after the dust settles this year. They showed their promise Friday night cruising to wins in their Cliff Keen Arena debuts.
At 174, Myles Amine continues to shine. When Davonte Mahomes will be healthy at some point this season is becoming less of a pressing concern. Amine won the EMU Open putting up a lot of points. That result was amplified with another awesome showing Friday with a 13-4 win with close to five minutes of riding time.
Seniors Dominic Abounader & Brian Murphy won as well as they look to push towards the top of the podium in their respective weight classes.
It wasn't all positive showings for the Maize & Blue. Assad was upset by Jack Mueller, a surprising result after winning the EMU Open last weekend. Assad even limped off the mat after looking unable to really move off the bottom in the last minute in the match. At 285, finding a fill in for Coon is proving difficult. Golobokov never got anything going in his match.
Michigan goes on the road to Oklahoma next Friday to take on the Sooners.
125 -- Jack Mueller (Virginia) dec. #20 Austin Assad (Michigan), 7-4 (UVA, 3-0)
133 -- Stevan Micic (Michigan) major dec. William Mason (Virginia), 14-4 (U-M, 4-3)
141 -- George DiCamillo (Virginia) dec. Sal Profaci (Michigan), 12-6 (UVA, 6-4)
149 -- Zac Hall (Michigan) dec. Samuel Krivus (Virginia), 4-2 (U-M, 7-6)
157 -- Brian Murphy (Michigan) dec. Andrew Atkinson (Virginia), 11-7 (U-M, 10-6)
165 -- Logan Massa (Michigan) dec. Ray Bethea (Virginia), 14-7 (U-M, 13-6)
174 -- Myles Amine (Michigan) major dec. Tyler Askey (Virginia), 13-4 (U-M, 17-6)
184 -- Domenic Abounader (Michigan) major dec. Will Schany (Virginia), 15-4 (U-M, 21-6)
197 -- Jackson Striggow (Michigan) dec. Chance McClure (Virginia), 7-2 (U-M, 24-6)
Hwt -- Chuck Boddy (Virginia) SV-1 Kostya Golobokov (Michigan), 3-1 (U-M, 24-9)