Isaac Jordan is the two-time defending Big Ten champion, but getting to that pinnacle in his senior season may be his toughest task yet. 2-time NCAA champ Isiah Martinez (Illinois) moved up to 165, and Michigan's freshman Logan Massa has been nothing short of impressive.
Massa was able to use a riding time point to beat Jordan in the Las Vegas finals setting an intriguing rematch for the dual in Madison Sunday.
Jordan struck first off a low single off the whistle for the opening takedown. However, Massa would get the next three takedowns in the match to build a lead and riding time. Jordan would rally with two takedowns in the third to make the score 7-7, but the riding time would force him to cut him in hopes of a another takedown. Massa won another thriller 9-7.
The dual was split 5-5 with matches going how you would mostly expect. The Wolverines heavyweight situation this season filling in for Adam Coon once again proved unfortunate as #2 Medbery got the pin for the valuable bonus points helping the Badgers take the dual on their home mat.
Michigan is expected to be in the National Duals series next weekend. That is scheduled to be announced Sunday evening.
#18 Wisconsin 19, #14 Michigan 18
Individual rankings from InterMat
174 -- #8 Myles Amine (U-M) major dec. Ryan Christensen, 10-2 U-M, 4-0
184 -- Hunter Ritter (UW) major dec. Ernest Battaglia, 17-8 Tied, 4-4
197 -- #11 Ricky Robertson (UW) dec. Jackson Striggow, 6-1 UW, 7-4
Hwt -- #2 Connor Medbery (UW) pinned Dan Perry, 1:36 UW, 13-4
125 -- #17 Conor Youtsey (U-M) dec. Johnny Jimenez, 3-1 SV2 UW, 13-7
133 -- #7 Stevan Micic (U-M) tech. fall Eli Stickley, 20-5 (7:00) UW, 13-12
141 -- Cole Martin (UW) dec. Sal Profaci, 8-2 UW, 16-12
149 -- Andrew Crone (UW) dec. Malik Amine, 3-2 UW, 19-12
157 -- #9 Brian Murphy (U-M) dec. TJ Ruschell, 11-8 UW, 19-15
165 -- #2 Logan Massa (U-M) dec. #3 Isaac Jordan, 9-7 UW, 19-18