Few coaches were more prepared to take on all aspects of being called upon to lead a program for the first time than Sean Bormet. However, losing duals appears to be one he elects to not participate in. Michigan took down Michigan State and Illinois for a pair of Big Ten dual wins this weekend to improve their season record to 8-0. However, a trip to Ohio State looms setting up not only the rivalry but a match featuring teams in the top five.
The Wolverines were 15-5 in matches this weekend. Assad filled in for Mattin at 125. Assad split challenge matches with Mattin back in 2017, but has battled injuries since. No official word on injuries to Mattin or a lineup change has been made. Lamantia won both matches filling in for Malik Amine. Lamantia has been a solid program guy filling in at multiple weights. Also, at 184 it was redshirt freshman from New York JT Correll filling in for Embree. Embree is out with injuries, but Bormet stated he expected him back this season sooner than later.
The Ohio State dual will be fun for many reasons, especially remembering the 18-15 Buckeye win last season which saw Coon beat Snyder and Myles Amine top Bo Jordan for the first time. Both teams will be looking to exact revenge in different ways, and Tom Ryan chose Value City Arena to be the hosts of the barn burner.
Both teams appear to be favored in four of the matches leaving a couple toss ups. However, even in the favored matches there’s great interest. Storr vs McKenna, the pulling of the redshirt at 125 against Mattin/Assad, and Pantaleo vs Hayes should already have you licking your lips. Bonus points were the difference in last year’s dual and this year could be no different.
Either way it shakes out, expect one of the best duals of the season this Friday at 7pm on Big Ten Network.
125 -- #7 RayVon Foley (MSU) major dec. Austin Assad, 10-2 [MSU, 4-0]
133 -- #1 Stevan Micic (U-M) pinned Anthony Tutolo, 0:41 [U-M, 6-4]
141 -- #5 Kanen Storr (U-M) dec. Austin Eicher, 13-7 [U-M, 9-4]
149 -- Ben Lamantia (U-M) major dec. Jaden Enriquez, 13-5 [U-M, 13-4]
157 -- #11 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) major dec. Jake Tucker, 12-3 [U-M, 17-4]
165 -- #6 Logan Massa (U-M) major dec. Austin Hiles, 20-9 (5:42) [U-M, 21-4]
174 -- #3 Myles Amine (U-M) dec. Drew Hughes, 5-3 [U-M, 24-4]
184 -- #15 Cameron Caffey (MSU) pinned J.T. Correll, 1:41 [U-M, 24-10]
197 -- Jackson Striggow (U-M) dec. Brad Wilton, 8-6 [U-M, 27-10]
Hwt -- #8 Mason Parris (U-M) dec. Chase Beard, 5-3 [U-M, 30-10
125 -- Devin Schroder (PU) dec. Austin Assad, 4-1 [PU, 3-0]
133 -- #1 Stevan Micic (U-M) major dec. #19 Ben Thornton, 9-1 [U-M, 4-3]
141 -- #5 Kanen Storr (U-M) dec. Nate Limmex, 2-0 [U-M, 7-3]
149 -- Ben Lamantia (U-M) dec. Parker Filius, 11-4 [U-M, 10-3]
157 -- #11 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) dec. #12 Griffin Parriott, 4-3 [U-M, 13-3]
165 -- #6 Logan Massa (U-M) major dec. Cole Wysocki, 14-4 [U-M, 17-3]
174 -- #3 Myles Amine (U-M) dec. #14 Dylan Lydy, 5-3 [U-M, 20-3]
184 -- Max Lyon (PU) dec. J.T. Correll, 10-4 [U-M, 20-6]
197 -- #12 Christian Brunner (PU) dec. Jackson Striggow, 4-2 [U-M, 20-9]
Hwt -- #8 Mason Parris (U-M) dec. Jacob Aven, 10-7 [U-M, 23-9]