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      From: "Anthony Hernandez"
      Sent: Monday, December 8, 2014 11:28:24 AM
      Subject: Seven Place at Nittany Lion Open

       

       

       

      RUTGERS ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

      RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

      1 Scarlet Knight Way | High Point Solutions Stadium, Suite A | Piscataway, NJ 08854

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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Contact: Anthony Hernandez (office: 732-445-8119; e-mail: ahernandez@scarletknights.com)

       

      Seven Place at Nittany Lion Open

      Dippery, Giraldo finish as runner-up

       

      UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (Dec. 8, 2014) – Seven members of the Rutgers wrestling team placed competing unattached Sunday at the Nittany Lion Open, hosted by Penn State. Freshman 133-pounder Anthony Giraldo (Guttenberg, N.J.) and sophomore 141-pounder Tyson Dippery (Harrisburg, Pa.) each finished as runner-up in their weight class.

       

      Full Results

       

      Redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Anthony Pafumi (Westfield, N.J.) secured the next-best finish among Scarlet Knights by taking third. Also placing was redshirt freshman 125-pounder Josh Patrick (Rector, Pa.) in fourth, freshman 149-pounder John Van Brill (Mullica Hill, N.J.) in fifth, redshirt freshman 157-pounder Dylan Painton (South Plainfield, N.J.) in sixth and redshirt senior 165-pounder Nick Visicaro (Long Branch, N.J.) in eighth.

       

      Giraldo placed in his third open of the year after winning the East Stroudsburg Open (Nov. 16) and finishing third at the Clarion Open (Nov. 2). Dippery also placed for the third time this season, picking up a title at East Stroudsburg and the second-place spot at the TCNJ Open (Nov. 22).

       

      Van Brill, Patrick and Pafumi each became placewinners for the second time this season.

       

      R-Fr. Josh Patrick – 125 pounds (4-2) Fourth Place

      Aaron Doll (Pennsylvania College)                                                                         W-TF, 15-0

      Sean Russell (Edinboro)                                                                                          L-MD, 11-3

      George Carpenter (Penn State)                                                                                W-F, 2:30

      Kenny Yanovich (Penn State)                                                                                     W-D, 8-2

      Darian Cruz (Lehigh)                                                                                            W-Med. Forf.

      Penn Gottfried (Columbia)                                                                                           L-D, 3-0

       

      Fr. Anthony Giraldo – 133 pounds (3-1) Second Place

      Camden Fischer (Lehigh)                                                                                         W-MD, 9-1

      Brendan Hasson (Finger Lakes Prep)                                                                     W-TF, 21-5

      Tyler Goodwin (Maryland)                                                                                         W-D, 7-2

      James Gulibon (Penn State)                                                                                         L-D, 3-1

       

      Fr. Nicholas Ottaviano – 133 pounds (0-2)

      Sean Fausz (Unattached)                                                                                        L-MD, 19-5

      Adam Whitesell (Maryland)                                                                                       L-F, 0:40

       

      So. Tyson Dippery – 141 pounds (4-1) Second Place

      Jake Stanford (Pennsylvania College)                                                                      W-F, 0:39

      Jose Hernandez (Middlesex Community College)                                                W-TF, 16-0

      Gerald Ronnau (Virginia Tech)                                                                             W-MD, 11-3

      Kade Moss (Penn State)                                                                                              W-D, 9-7

      Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech)                                                                                 L-D, 8-1

       

      R-So. Jalen Ramos – 141 pounds (0-2)

      Brock Zacherl (Clarion)                                                                                            L-MD, 13-1

      Jack Lucie (Army)                                                                                                           L-D, 4-3

       

      R-So. Tyler Hunt – 149 pounds (4-2)

      Laike Gardner (Lehigh)                                                                                                L-D, 10-5

      Ryan Snow (Finger Lakes Prep)                                                                                  W-D, 4-2

      Matt Filbert (Army)                                                                                                     W-D, 9-5

      William Davis (Drexel)                                                                                                 W-D, 6-4

      Kevin Jack (NC State)                                                                                                   W-D, 5-3

      Mark Marchetti (Army)                                                                                                L-D, 7-5

       

      R-Fr. Michael Underwood – 149 pounds (2-2)

      RJ DeGeorge (Maryland)                                                                                               W-D, -3

      Solomon Chishko (Virginia Tech)                                                                                 L-D, 6-1

      Laken Cook (Finger Lakes Prep)                                                                                W-F, 4:13

      Brent Waterman (Virginia Tech)                                                                                  L-D, 2-0

       

      Fr. John Van Brill – 149 pounds (6-2) Fifth Place

      Slade Storm (Pennsylvania College)                                                                    W-MD, 14-1

      Zachary Beitz (Penn State)                                                                                          W-D, 9-5

      William Davis (Drexel)                                                                                                 W-D, 8-1

      Gary Dinmore (Rhino Wrestling Club)                                                                         L-D, 7-5

      Taylor Misuna (Virginia Tech)                                                                                  W-D, 11-4

      Brent Waterman (Virginia Tech)                                                                                W-D, 1-0

      Luke Frey (Penn State)                                                                                            L-MD, 14-1

      Gary Dinmore (Rhino Wrestling Club)                                                               W-Med. Forf.

       

      R-Fr. Dylan Painton – 157 pounds (3-3) Sixth Place

      Christian Ortiz (Middlesex Community College)                                                  W-TF, 15-0

      Craemer Hedash (Army)                                                                                             W-D, 8-3

      Patrick Gerish (Maryland)                                                                                         W-F, 6:54

      Jason Nolf (Penn State)                                                                                             L-TF, 22-6

      Javier Rodriguez (Army)                                                                                          L-MD, 12-3

      Kyle Simaz (Finger Lakes Prep)                                                                               L-MD, 12-0

       

      R-So. Mikey Simmons – 165 pounds (3-2)

      Zach Heeter (West Virginia)                                                                                       W-D, 2-1

      Ryan Preisch (Lehigh)                                                                                                    L-D, 6-0

      Caleb Livingston (Penn State)                                                                                   W-F, 1:25

      Andrew Reca (Rider)                                                                                                    W-D, 6-2

      Nick Visicaro (Rutgers)                                                                                                  L-D, 3-2

       

      R-Sr. Nick Visicaro – 165 pounds (3-2) Eighth Place

      Jacob Conners (Franklin & Marshall)                                                                        W-D, 9-5

      Jordan Pagano (Penn State)                                                                                      W-F, 4:13

      Jon Jay Chavez (Finger Lakes Prep)                                                                              L-D, 6-2

      Mikey Simmons (Rutgers)                                                                                          W-D, 3-2

      David Bergida (Virginia Tech)                                                                                       L-D, 6-0

      Garrett Hammond (Penn State)                                                                           L-Med. Forf.

       

      So. Anthony Messner – 184 pounds (2-1)

      Nick Cortopassi (Bethlehem Catholic)                                                                   W-TF, 15-0

      Matt Doggett (Columbia)                                                                                           W-D, 7-1

      Jack McKeever (Binghamton)                                                                                       L-D, 2-0

      Nathan Dow (Army)                                                                                                     L-Forfeit

       

      R-So. Anthony Pafumi – 184 pounds (5-1) Third Place

      Amro Elansari (Penn State)                                                                                       W-F, 6:42

      Kurtis Hewitt (Middlesex Community College)                                                  W-MD, 12-2

      Samson Imonode (Army)                                                                                            W-D, 7-3

      Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech)                                                                                     L-F, 0:49

      Nathan Dow (Army)                                                                                                    W-D, 3-1

      James Frascella (Penn State)                                                                                      W-D, 7-3

       

      Fr. Lucky Shaut – 184 pounds (0-2)

      Zach Bruce (Pittsburgh)                                                                                                L-D, 6-1

      Scott Votino (Army)                                                                                                      L-D, 6-2

       

      Fr. Nicholas LaShell – 285 pounds (0-2)

      Ben Aquilinia (Middlesex Community College)                                                          L-D, 3-1

      Brandon Taylor (Virginia Tech)                                                                                     L-D, 6-0

       

      Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers wrestling, follow the program on Twitter (@RUWrestling) and Instagram (@RUWrestling). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on our social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

       

      --RU--

       

       
       
      Anthony Hernandez
      Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
      (Women's Soccer, Wrestling, Women's Rowing, Women’s Lacrosse)
      Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
      High Point Solutions Stadium | 1 Scarlet Knight Way, Suite A, Piscataway, NJ 08854
      O: (732)-445-8119 | c: (609)-709-0013 | www.ScarletKnights.com

       

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      From: "Riley Greene"
      To: "Riley Greene"
      Sent: Sunday, December 7, 2014 12:09:00 AM
      Subject: Two Podium Spots for the Hoosiers at CKLV Invite 

       

       Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

       

      Taylor Walsh (165) - 2nd Place
      Luke Sheridan (197) - 7th Place

       

      Final Brackets | Team Results

       

       Next Event: at Wisconsin, December 11 at 7pm (Madison, Wis.)

       

       Follow On Social Media: Twitter | Facebook

       

      LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Indiana travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitaional this weekend. The Hoosiers came away with two podium finishes -- redshirt senior Taylor Walsh (165), second place and senior Luke Sheridan (197). As a team, Indiana finished in 12th with 51.5 points.

      Taylor Walsh defeated 15th ranked Nicholas Wanzek (Minnesota) and third ranked Michael Moreno (Iowa State) en route to the championship bout. In the final match, Walsh lost in a close 4-2 decescion to the number two nationally ranked. This loss is the first of the season for the seventh ranked wrestler in the 165 pound weight class. Walsh is now 14-1 on the season with 11 pins.

      In the 197 pound weight class, Sheridan finished his weekend 4-2 and earned a seventh place spot on the podium. On the season, Sheridan is now 12-5 with nine pins.

      Indiana has it's first dual meet of the year in Madison, Wisconsin against the University of Wisconsin, December 11(7 pm).

      You can view the bracket at FloWrestling -- you must create a free account or login with your Facebook account.

      Chris Caton (133)
      First Round: lost to Gurrola (San Francisco State), pin 5:38
      Consolation First Round: def. Rodgers (W. Wyoming College), maj. 14-5
      Consolation Second Round: lost to Cook (Boise State), dec. 3-2

      Joe Duca (141)
      First Round: lost to #12 Preston (Harvard), dec. 1-0
      Consolation First Round: def. Hudson (Hofstra), MFF 
      Consolation Second Round: lost to Macaloolooy (Columbia), maj. 10-2

      Joe Randazzo (149)
      First Round: lost to McCalmon (Arizona State), dec. 4-1
      Consolation First Round: lost to Gailardo (Brown), dec. 9-3

      Luke Blanton (157)
      First Round: def. Daniels (Navy), dec. 6-1
      Second Round: lost to Murphy (Michigan), SV 8-7
      Consolation Third Round: def. Abono (San Francisco State), dec. 13-9
      Consolation Fourth Round: lost to Simaz (Cornell), dec. 8-1

      Taylor Walsh (165) - 2nd place
      First Round: def. White (Columbia), fall 1:28
      Second Round: def. Kresevic (Ohio State), fall 2:32
      Quarterfinals: def. #15 Wanzek (Minnesota), dec. 7-2
      Semifinals: def. #3 Moreno (Iowa State), fall 1:22
      Finals: lost to #2 Sulzer (Virginia), dec. 4-2

      Nate Jackson (174)
      First Round: def. Smith (Utah Valley), dec. 8-2
      Second Round: lost to #9 Butler (Virginia), dec. 8-5
      Consolation Third Round: def. Powell (Nebraska-Kearney), fall 4:39
      Consolation Fourth Round: def. Hammond (CSU Bakersfield), MFF
      Consolation Fifth Round: lost to #10 Epperly (Virginia Tech), dec. 10-6

      Matt Irick (184)
      First Round: lost to #12 Bernstein (Brown), dec. 6-2
      Consolation First Round: lost to Gaun (Grand Canyon), dec. 6-5

      Luke Sheridan (197) - 7th place
      First Round: def. Williams (CSU Bakersfield), fall 1:25
      Second Round: def. Reggi (San Francisco State), fall 2:33
      Quarterfinals: lost to #7 Snyder (Ohio State), maj. 14-4
      Consolation Fifth Round: def. Dasilveira (Arizona State), maj. 20-8 
      Consolation Quarterfinals: lost to Haught (Virginia Tech), dec. 4-2
      Seventh Place: def. Smith (West Virginia), fall 1:06

       

       

       

      Riley Greene
      Media Relations Assistant
      Water Polo, Wrestling
      Indiana University Athletics
      (317) 679-2257

       

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      From: "James Warnick"
      To: "James Warnick"
      Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:46:44 PM
      Subject: UVU WRESTLING: UVU's Rauser & Tolbert finish one win shy of placing at CKLV Invite

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: http://wolverinegreen.com/news/2014/12/6/WREST_1206143500.aspx

      UVU’s Rauser & Tolbert finish one win shy of placing at CKLV Invite

       

      Both Wolverines were eliminated in the consolation quarterfinals on Saturday. 


      Dec. 6, 2014
      Final Results (PDF)  |  Final Results (FloWrestling)

      LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Utah Valley University juniors Jade Rauser and Chasen Tolbert finished their 2014 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational runs one win shy of placing on Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
       
      The pair of UVU grapplers were the lone Wolverines to advance to the second day at the prestigious tournament as the each competed in Saturday morning's consolation quarterfinals.
       
      "Jade and Chasen had some good wins at this tournament," said head coach Greg Williams. "Chasen wrestled his last couple of matches with back spasms and showed a lot of toughness continuing to wrestle."
       
      After dropping his final bout on Friday night against the No. 4 seed and seventh-ranked Josh Martinez of Air Force, Tolbert opened up against the 11 seed and 20th-ranked Zeke Moisey of West Virginia in the consolation quarters on Saturday morning. The bout went back-and-forth but Moisey managed to walk away with a 14-10 decision over the 125-pound Wolverine to eliminate Tolbert from the tournament. Tolbert, who won his first two matches to reach Friday's quarterfinal, finished the competition with a 2-2 record, which included a 4-1 upset victory over the five seed and eighth-ranked David Terao of American.
       
      Rauser had a tougher draw in the 133-pound consolation quarterfinal on Saturday as he faced off against the two seed and eighth-ranked Johnni DiJulius of Ohio State. Rauser dropped the contest by technical fall, 19-3, to the two-time NCAA qualifier for the Buckeyes. Rauser, who previously placed eighth at the 2012 CKLV Invitational at 125 pounds, finished his 2014 run with a 3-2 clip.
       
      Both Rauser and Tolbert entered the competition seeded, as Rauser earned the 11 seed at 133 pounds and Tolbert the 12 at 125.
       
      Seven other Wolverines participated at the renowned tournament but had their 2014 runs cut short on Friday. Senior Ethan Smith (174) and juniors Logan Addis (157) and Ross Taylor (184) led the way by all going 2-2 while junior Derek Thomas (197) and freshmen Matthew Ontiveros (141), Dalton Harmon (165) and Jordan Karst (285) each went 0-2.
       
      The Wolverines will now be off until Dec. 21 when they'll travel to Reno, Nevada, for the Reno Tournament of Champions. Following that tournament, Utah Valley will return home to host the annual UVU Open on Jan. 10 in the PE Building.
       
      Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Results
       
      125 pounds
      First Round: No. 12 Chasen Tolbert (UVU) over Trey Andrews (UNC), Fall 4:24
      Second Round: No. 12 Chasen Tolbert (UVU) over No. 5 David Terao (American), Dec. 4-1
      Quarterfinals: No. 4 Josh Martinez (AFA) over No. 12 Chasen Tolbert (UVU), Dec. 8-4
      Consolation Quarterfinals: No. 11 Zeke Moisev (WVU) over No. 12 Chasen Tolbert (UVU), Dec. 14-10
       
      133 pounds
      First Round: Deondre Wilson (North Idaho) over No. 11 Jade Rauser (UVU), Dec. 8-7
      Consolation Second Round: No. 11 Jade Rauser (UVU) over No. 6 Josh Terao (American), Dec. 14-7
      Consolation Third Round: No. 11 Jade Rauser (UVU) over Ryan Osleeb (Harvard), Fall 2:36
      Consolation Fourth Round: No. 11 Jade Rauser (UVU) over Cory Stainbrook (WVU), Dec. 7-5
      Consolation Quarterfinals: No. 2 Johnni DiJulius (Ohio St.) over No. 11 Jade Rauser (UVU), TF 19-3
       
      141 pounds
      First Round: David Walker (AFA) over Matthew Ontiveros (UVU), Dec. 2-1
      Consolation First Round: Bryce Weatherston (North Idaho) over Matthew Ontiveros (UVU), Dec. 10-4
       
      157 pounds
      First Round: Chad Pyke (NC State) over Logan Addis (UVU), Major Dec. 14-5
      Consolation Second Round: Logan Addis (UVU) over Garrett Adams (Western St.), Major Dec. 10-2
      Consolation Third Round: Logan Addis (UVU) over No. 6 Markus Scheidel (Columbia), Inj. Default
      Consolation Fourth Round: Steven Hernandez (Boise St.) over Logan Addis (UVU), Dec. 5-3
       
      165 pounds
      First Round: Justin Kresevic (Ohio St.) over Dalton Harmon (UVU), Dec. 4-3
      Consolation Second Round: Tyrel White (Columbia) over Dalton Harmon (UVU), Dec. 6-2
       
      174 pounds
      First Round: No. 12 Nate Jackson (Indiana) over Ethan Smith (UVU), Dec. 8-2
      Consolation Second Round: Ethan Smith (UVU) over Josh VanTine (UNC), Major Dec. 13-4
      Consolation Third Round: Ethan Smith (UVU) over Josef Johnson (Harvard), Dec. 8-1
      Consolation Fourth Round: No. 10 Kurtis Julson (NDSU) over Ethan Smith (UVU), Dec. 8-1
       
      184 pounds
      First Round: No. 11 Austin Gabel (Va. Tech) over Ross Taylor (UVU), Major Dec. 17-5
      Consolation First Round: Ross Taylor (UVU) over Horacio Vialpondo (UNC), Dec. 9-3
      Consolation Second Round: Ross Taylor (UVU) over Adrian Mack (Western Wyo.), Fall 4:36
      Consolation Third Round: No. 2 Kenny Courts (Ohio St.) over Ross Taylor (UVU), Major Dec. 17-6
       
      197 pounds
      First Round: Trent Noon (UNC) over No. 7 Derek Thomas (UVU), Fall 3:21
      Consolation Second Round: Jared Bartel (UNI) over No. 7 Derek Thomas (UVU), 11-4
       
      285 pounds
      First Round: No. 6 Evan Knutson (NDSU) over Jordan Karst (UVU), Dec. 10-3
      Consolation Second Round: Alex Encarcion (CSUB) over Jordan Karst (UVU), Dec. 8-7

      -UVU-

      JamesWarnickUtah Valley UniversityAsst. Sports Information Director
      O: 801-863-6231C: 801-376-0814E: James.Warnick@uvu.eduT: @WolverineGreen
      WolverineGreen.com

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      rom: "Jim B. Sheehan"
      To: "Jim B. Sheehan"
      Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:55:41 PM
      Subject: Wrestling: Hofstra’s Ruggirello Places Fifth At The CKLV Invitational

      Wrestling: Hofstra’s Ruggirello Places Fifth At The CKLV Invitational
      Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
      For Release: Saturday, December 6, 2014


      CKLV Results

      Las Vegas, NV – Hofstra graduate-student Cody Ruggirello placed fifth to lead the Pride to a 24th-place finish at the 2014 Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center Saturday.

      Starting out in the championship semifinals, Ruggirello, seeded third in the tournament at 149 pounds, recorded a 1-2 record on Saturday. He dropped an 8-7 decision in the semifinals to Michigan’s Alec Pantaleo. Ruggirello then was edged by Nebraska’s Justin Arthur -a grappler he defeated earlier in the tournament- 8-6 in sudden victory in the consolation semifinals. He closed out his tournament with another rematch, this time a victory over Matthew Frisch from The Citadel by fall in just 43 seconds. Ruggirello, who notched his team-leading eighth win by fall of the season, is now 13-3 on the season.

      Sophomore Michael Hughes, seeded 10th and ranked 27th at 285 by The Wrestling Report this week, was the only other Hofstra grappler in action on Saturday. After a 3-1 mark on Friday, Hughes opened Saturday in the consolation bracket. He squared off against eighth-seeded Blaize Cabell from Northern Iowa and was pinned at the 3:25 mark to be knocked out of the tournament. Hughes is now 11-4 on the year.

      Hofstra finished with 27.5 points. The University of Minnesota held a comfortable 28 point lead midway through the finals.

       

      Hofstra will now break for semester finals before returning to action at the Grapple at the Garden on Sunday, December 21 at Madison Square Garden when they will face Maryland at 10 a.m. and Bucknell at 12 p.m.

       

       

      Jim Sheehan
      Sports Information Director
      Hofstra University
      1000 Hempstead Turnpike
      Hempstead, NY  11550
      516-463-6764 – Office
      516-523-6692 – Cell
      516-463-5033 – Fax
      www.GoHofstra.com
      href="mailto:Jim.B.Sheehan@Hofstra.edu">Jim.B.Sheehan@Hofstra.edu

       

       

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      From: "Andrew Alan Fledderjohann (aaf2f)"
      To: virginia-sportsmedia@virginia.edu
      Sent: Saturday, December 6, 2014 9:28:52 PM
      Subject: Wrestling: No. 12 Virginia Takes Eighth at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

       
      Dec. 6, 2014
      Sport: Wrestling (@UVaWrestling)
      Contact: Andy Fledderjohann
       
      No. 12 Virginia Takes Eighth at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
      Sulzer wins 165-pound title, Butler takes runner-up honors at 174
       
      CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 12th-ranked Virginia wrestling team finished eighth at the prestigious Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, hosted Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. UVa racked up 73 points, as Nick Sulzer (R-Sr., Cleveland, Ohio) captured the championship at 165 pounds, while Blaise Butler (R-Jr., Belvidere, Ill.) scored a huge upset en route to a runner-up finish at 174.
       
      “What a great tournament this was,” Virginia head coach Steve Garland said. “The competition out here is amazing and I’m just thankful that our program could come out here and wrestle. Nick Sulzer did what Nick Sulzer does: he won and controlled the tournament. Blaise Butler is for real and now the country knows that. George DiCamillo and Joe Spisak wrestled their tails off as well. We are really proud of the way our guys fought out here overall and I think we took another step in the journey to an NCAA team trophy.”
       
      George DiCamillo (R-So., Highland Heights, Ohio) took sixth place at 133 pounds, while Joe Spisak (R-Sr., Boiling Springs, Pa.) finished seventh at 141.
       
      The top seed at 165 pounds and ranked second nationally, Sulzer held off ninth-ranked Taylor Walsh of Indiana, 4-2, in the championship bout; the win marked Sulzer's 100th career victory. Sulzer moved into Virginia's top 10 for career wins Saturday and is now tied for ninth in program history. Earlier in the day, he cruised to a 13-6 decision over 12th-ranked Cooper Moore of Northern Iowa in the semifinals. Sulzer upped his record to 10-0 this season.
       
      Butler, the No. 5 seed in the tournament and ranked ninth nationally, scored one of the tournament’s big upsets in the semifinals as he rallied for a 9-7 win in sudden-victory time over Minnesota’s Logan Storley, a three-time All-American and currently ranked No. 1 nationally. Butler dropped the championship match to second-ranked Robert Kokesh of Nebraska, 6-2.
       
      Ranked 10th nationally and the No. 4 seed at 133, DiCamillo took second-ranked Chris Dardanes of Minnesota to the wire in the semifinals Saturday before falling 5-4. DiCamillo then went toe-to-toe with second-seeded and eighth-ranked Johnni DiJulius before dropping a 6-5 match in the second tiebreak period.
       
      The fourth seed and ranked ninth nationally, Spisak took seventh place with a 5-2 decision over Mitch Bengtson of North Dakota State. Earlier in the wrestlebacks Saturday, Spisak topped Michigan’s George Fisher, 10-4, before dropping a 14-5 major decision to West Virginia’s Mike Morales.
       
      Heavyweight Collin Campbell saw his tournament come to an end with a 3-1 loss in sudden-victory time to sixth-seeded and 10th-ranked Evan Knutson of North Dakota State.
       
      Virginia returns to dual action on Dec. 20 at Bucknell before taking time off for the holidays. 
       
      Final Tournament Standings 
      1. Minnesota, 146
      2. Ohio State, 120
      3. Virginia Tech, 110
      4. Iowa State, 106
      5. Cornell, 93.5
      6. Nebraska, 89
      7. Michigan, 86
      8. Virginia, 73
      9. NC State, 66
      10. Oregon State, 56
       
       
       
      --
      ANDY FLEDDERJOHANN
      Assistant Media Relations Director
      University of Virginia
      295 Massie Road-JPJA/Charlottesville, VA 22904
      Cell: 434-906-0075
      Direct Phone: 434-982-5131
      Office Phone: 434-982-5500
      Office Fax: 434-982-5525
      Web: VirginiaSports.com
       

       

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      From: "UNI Athletics Media Relations"
      To: "Michelle Van Dorn"
      Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:26:57 PM
      Subject: UNI's Curt Maas Cracks MAC Wrestling Rankings

       
      CONTACT: Michelle Van Dorn (michelle.vandorn@uni.edu / (319) 273-5455)
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Dec. 10, 2014
       

      CLEVELAND, Ohio – UNI’s Curt Maas cracked December’s Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches rankings at 174 pounds, and the team crept closer to that second-place spot.

      After going undefeated in the Panthers’ first three duals, Maas grabbed the fourth spot in the MAC. He is 9-2 overall.

      UNI remains in third as a team, behind No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 Old Dominion. The Monarchs edged out the Panthers by a half point.

      Cooper Moore continues to hold his top ranking at 165 pounds. Despite beating top-ranked Devin Mellon of Missouri in a 6-4 decision at the UCM Open, heavyweight Blaize Cabell kept his spot at No. 2.

      Dylan Peters’ and Cody Caldwell’s rankings remained unchanged at 125 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively. Peters is ranked second, and Caldwell is third in the conference. Levi Wolfensperger slipped to No. 2 at 133 pounds.

      Panthers ranked:

      125 – No. 2 Dylan Peters

      133 – No. 2 Levi Wolfensperger
      165 – No. 1 Cooper Moore
      174 – No. 4 Curt Maas
      184 – No. 3 Cody Caldwell
      285 – No. 2 Blaize Cabell
       
      The Panthers host the UNI Open starting 9 a.m. Saturday at the UNI-Dome. 

      THE MAC

      Last season, the MAC witnessed Missouri freshman J’Den Cox become the ninth MAC wrestler in Conference history to win a National Championship.  Cox as the No. 2 seed defeated No. 1 seed Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the 197 weight class and became just the 14th true freshman in the 84-year history of NCAA wrestling to win a National Championship. 

      The MAC had nine All-Americans in 2013-14 and will see five of these All-Americans returning this season, including Ian Miller (Kent State, 157); J’Den Cox (Missouri, 197); Drake Houdashelt (Missouri, 149); Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa, 125) and Jack Dechow (Old Dominion, 184).

      In addition, seven of the MAC wrestlers who won their respective weight class at the 2014 MAC Wrestling Championships return this season:  Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa, 125); Drake Houdashelt (Missouri, 149); Ian Miller (Kent State, 157); Cooper Moore (Northern Iowa, 165); Cody Walters (Ohio, 174); Jack Dechow (Old Dominion, 194) and J’Den Cox (Missouri, 197).

      In the fall of 2012, the MAC announced the addition of Missouri, Northern Iowa and Old Dominion as affiliate members in the sport of wrestling.  All three universities joined the MAC with five-year agreements, as Missouri and Northern Iowa joined the MAC for the 2013 conference tournament and then to participate in regular season and tournament action for the next four consecutive years (2013-14 season thru 2016-17 academic season).  Old Dominion joined the MAC for the 2013-14 regular season and tournament through the 2017-18 academic season.

      The rankings will be released each month throughout the season, with one additional ranking system (two total) in January and February.  The 2014-15 preseason rankings, voted on by the league’s head coaches in an open forum are as follows:

      2014-15 December MAC Weight Class Rankings:

      125 – 1. Alan Waters (Missouri, Senior); 2. Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa, Sophomore); 3. Brandon Jeske (Old Dominion, Sophomore); 4. Max Soria (Buffalo, Senior). 

      133 – 1. Mack McGuire (Kent State, Junior); 2. Levi Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa, Senior); 3. Matt Manley (Missouri, Sophomore); 4. Vincent Pizzuto (Eastern Michigan, Junior).

      141 – 1. Lavion Mayes (Missouri, Sophomore); t-2. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion, Junior); t-2. Zach Horan (Central Michigan, Junior); t-4. Mike Shaw (Eastern Michigan, Junior); t-4. Tyler Small (Kent State, Senior).

      149 – 1. Drake Houdashelt (Missouri, Senior); 2. Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion, Junior); 3. Tywan Claxton (Ohio, Junior); 4. Mike DePalma (Kent State, Junior).

      157 – 1. Ian Miller (Kent State, Junior); 2. Joey Lavallee (Missouri, Sophomore); 3. Spartak Chino (Ohio, Junior); 4. Brandon Zeerip (Eastern Michigan, Senior).

      165 – 1. Cooper Moore (Northern Iowa, Sophomore); 2. Harrison Hightower (Ohio, Senior); 3. Tristan Warner (Old Dominion, Senior); 4. Shaun’Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois, Sophomore).

      174 – 1. Cody Walters (Ohio, Junior); 2. Mikey England (Missouri, Senior); 3. Caleb Marsh (Kent State, Senior); 4. Curt Maas (Northern Iowa, Sophomore).

      184 – 1. Jack Dechow (Old Dominion, Sophomore); 2. Willie Miklus (Missouri, Redshirt Freshman); 3. Cody Caldwell (Northern Iowa, Junior); 4. Andrew Romanchik (Ohio, Junior).

      197 – 1. J’Den Cox (Missouri, Sophomore); 2. Phil Wellington (Ohio, Junior); 3. Shawn Scott (Northern Illinois, Sophomore); 4. Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion, Sophomore).

      HWT – 1. Devin Mellon (Missouri, Senior); 2. Blaize Cabell (Northern Iowa, Junior); 3. Jake Henderson (Old Dominion, Senior); 4. Mimmo Lytle (Kent State, Sophomore).

      The preseason team rankings were also decided in the same forum.  The nine schools were ranked based on the number of first through fourth-place votes that were earned in the individual voting system.  A first-place vote was worth four team points; a second-place vote earned three team points; third-seeded votes were worth two team points, while a fourth-place tally earned one point in the team ranking system. 


      The December team rankings for the MAC are as follows:

      2014-15 MAC December Rankings

      1.         Missouri (31.0)

      2.         Old Dominion (16.5)
      3.         Northern Iowa (16.0)
      4.         Ohio (15.0)
      5.         Kent State (12.5)
      6.         Northern Illinois (3.0)
      7.         Central Michigan (2.5)
      8.         Eastern Michigan (2.5)
      9.         Buffalo (1.0)

      The 2015 MAC Wrestling Championships will be held March 7-8 and hosted by the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

      Last year, Missouri won its second consecutive MAC Championship with 118.5 points, followed by second-place Northern Iowa (116 points).  Old Dominion (97 points) finished third, followed by Ohio (94.5 points), Central Michigan (85.5 points), Kent State (67 points), Eastern Michigan (57.5 points), Northern Illinois (50 points) and Buffalo (12.5 points).

       

       

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      From: "UNI Athletics Media Relations"
      To: "Michelle Van Dorn"
      Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 5:19:08 PM
      Subject: UNI Wrestling to Host Open Tournament

       

      CONTACT: Michelle Van Dorn (michelle.vandorn@uni.edu / (319) 273-5455)

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Dec. 11, 2014

       

      Story link: http://www.unipanthers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26200&ATCLID=209803889

       

      UNI wrestling at the UNI Open

      9 a.m. Dec. 13, 2014

      Cedar Falls, Iowa

      UNI-Dome

      Television/video stream: None
      Radio: None

       

       

      CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – About 20 teams, including four Division I teams ranked in the top 15, will have wrestlers competing at the UNI Open Saturday.

      UNI will host its only home tournament of the season starting 9 a.m. Saturday in the UNI-Dome. Fans may buy tickets at the door for $7.   

      Volunteers may park in the WRC lot just north of the UNI-Dome on a first-come, first-served basis. Spectators may park in the west Dome lot and use the SW entrance of the UNI-Dome.

      All season ticketholders are asked to trade in your season ticket pass at Will Call at the SW Dome entrance for a card with a new bar code.

      No. 1 Iowa, No. 5 Missouri, No. 8 Nebraska and No. 15 Iowa State will have wrestlers competing. Michigan State is expected to bring the majority of its team.

      Teams expecting to have wrestlers compete:

      Campbell University (North Carolina)

      Ellsworth Community CollegeGrand View CollegeIllinoisIowa Central Community CollegeIowa Lakes Community CollegeIowa StateIowa Western Community CollegeUniversity of IowaLuther CollegeMichigan StateMinnesota State MankatoMissouriNorth Dakota StateSouth Dakota StateSouthern Illinois EdwardsvilleNebraska

      “It’s been a good tournament with 250 to 300 wrestlers competing,” said head coach Doug Schwab. “UNI Open will be a good tournament, because there are still some weight classes up in the air. So that will be a good test for some of our guys. This weekend will help set up what we are going to take out to New York.”

      The Panthers are set to wrestle in the Grapple at the Garden Dec. 21 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. They will take on No. 3 Cornell, Drexel and Duke all in the same day.

      LAST YEAR AT UNI OPEN

      The Panthers had 11 medalists last year, including champion Dylan Peters at 125 pounds.

      Medalists:

      125 – Dylan Peters 1st

      133 – Levi Wolfensperger 2nd, Tyler Willers 4th
      141 – Adam Perrin 5th
      149 – Tyler Patten 5th
      157 – Zach Witte 3rd
      165 – Curt Maas 4th
      197 – Basil Minto 2nd, Jared Bartel 4th
      285 – Blaize Cabell 2nd, Cody Krumwiede 6th

      MAC RANKINGS RELEASED

      UNI’s Maas cracked December’s Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches rankings at 174 pounds, and the team crept closer to that second-place spot.

      After going undefeated in the Panthers’ first three duals, Maas grabbed the fourth spot in the MAC. He is 9-2 overall.

      UNI remains in third as a team, behind No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 Old Dominion. The Monarchs edged out the Panthers by a half point.

      Cooper Moore retained his top ranking at 165 pounds. Despite beating top-ranked Devin Mellon of Missouri in a 6-4 decision at the UCM Open, heavyweight Blaize Cabell kept his No. 2 rank.

      Dylan Peters’ and Cody Caldwell’s rankings remained unchanged at 125 pounds and 184 pounds, respectively. Peters is ranked second, and Caldwell is third in the conference. Levi Wolfensperger slipped to No. 2 at 133 pounds.

      Panthers ranked:

      125 – No. 2 Dylan Peters

      133 – No. 2 Levi Wolfensperger
      165 – No. 1 Cooper Moore174 – No. 4 Curt Maas
      184 – No. 3 Cody Caldwell
      285 – No. 2 Blaize Cabell

      THE MAC

      Last season, Missouri freshman J’Den Cox become the ninth MAC wrestler in conference history to win a national championship. Cox was the No. 2 seed and defeated No. 1 seed Nick Heflin of Ohio State in the 197-pound weight class and became just the 14th true freshman in the 84-year history of NCAA wrestling to win a national championship. 

      The MAC had nine All-Americans in 2013-14 and will see five of these All-Americans returning this season, including Ian Miller (Kent State, 157); Cox (Missouri, 197); Drake Houdashelt (Missouri, 149); Peters (UNI, 125) and Jack Dechow (Old Dominion, 184).

      In addition, seven of the MAC wrestlers who won their respective weight class at the 2014 MAC Wrestling Championships return this season: Peters (UNI, 125); Houdashelt (Missouri, 149); Miller (Kent State, 157); Moore (UNI, 165); Cody Walters (Ohio, 174); Dechow (Old Dominion, 194) and Cox (Missouri, 197).

      The rankings will be released each month throughout the season, with one additional ranking system (two total) in January and February.  The 2014-15 preseason rankings, voted on by the league’s head coaches in an open forum are as follows:

      2014-15 December MAC Weight Class Rankings:

      125 – 1. Alan Waters (Missouri, Senior); 2. Dylan Peters (UNI, Sophomore); 3. Brandon Jeske (Old Dominion, Sophomore); 4. Max Soria (Buffalo, Senior). 

      133 – 1. Mack McGuire (Kent State, Junior); 2. Levi Wolfensperger (UNI, Senior); 3. Matt Manley (Missouri, Sophomore); 4. Vincent Pizzuto (Eastern Michigan, Junior).

      141 – 1. Lavion Mayes (Missouri, Sophomore); t-2. Chris Mecate (Old Dominion, Junior); t-2. Zach Horan (Central Michigan, Junior); t-4. Mike Shaw (Eastern Michigan, Junior); t-4. Tyler Small (Kent State, Senior).

      149 – 1. Drake Houdashelt (Missouri, Senior); 2. Alexander Richardson (Old Dominion, Junior); 3. Tywan Claxton (Ohio, Junior); 4. Mike DePalma (Kent State, Junior).

      157 – 1. Ian Miller (Kent State, Junior); 2. Joey Lavallee (Missouri, Sophomore); 3. Spartak Chino (Ohio, Junior); 4. Brandon Zeerip (Eastern Michigan, Senior).

      165 – 1. Cooper Moore (UNI, Sophomore); 2. Harrison Hightower (Ohio, Senior); 3. Tristan Warner (Old Dominion, Senior); 4. Shaun’Qae McMurtry (Northern Illinois, Sophomore).

      174 – 1. Cody Walters (Ohio, Junior); 2. Mikey England (Missouri, Senior); 3. Caleb Marsh (Kent State, Senior); 4. Curt Maas (Northern Iowa, Sophomore).

      184 – 1. Jack Dechow (Old Dominion, Sophomore); 2. Willie Miklus (Missouri, Redshirt Freshman); 3. Cody Caldwell (UNI, Junior); 4. Andrew Romanchik (Ohio, Junior).

      197 – 1. J’Den Cox (Missouri, Sophomore); 2. Phil Wellington (Ohio, Junior); 3. Shawn Scott (Northern Illinois, Sophomore); 4. Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion, Sophomore).

      HWT – 1. Devin Mellon (Missouri, Senior); 2. Blaize Cabell (UNI, Junior); 3. Jake Henderson (Old Dominion, Senior); 4. Mimmo Lytle (Kent State, Sophomore).

      The preseason team rankings also were decided in the same forum. The nine schools were ranked based on the number of first through fourth-place votes that were earned in the individual voting system. A first-place vote was worth four team points; a second-place vote earned three team points; third-seeded votes were worth two team points, while a fourth-place tally earned one point in the team ranking system. 

      The December team rankings for the MAC are as follows:

      2014-15 MAC December Rankings

      1.         Missouri (31.0)

      2.         Old Dominion (16.5)
      3.         Northern Iowa (16.0)
      4.         Ohio (15.0)
      5.         Kent State (12.5)
      6.         Northern Illinois (3.0)
      7.         Central Michigan (2.5)
      8.         Eastern Michigan (2.5)
      9.         Buffalo (1.0)

      The 2015 MAC Wrestling Championships will be held March 7-8 and hosted by the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

      Last year, Missouri won its second consecutive MAC championship with 118.5 points, followed by second place Northern Iowa (116 points).  Old Dominion (97 points) finished third, followed by Ohio (94.5 points), Central Michigan (85.5 points), Kent State (67 points), Eastern Michigan (57.5 points), Northern Illinois (50 points) and Buffalo (12.5 points).

       

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      From: "Amanda C Dahl"
      Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:09:33 PM
      Subject: PURDUE WRESTLING NOTES // No. 20 Chattanooga, North Carolina

      PURDUE WRESTLING NOTES // No. 20 Chattanooga, North Carolina

      Boilermakers (5-2) will face No. 20 Chattanooga on Friday, North Carolina on Saturday.

       



      Aaron Assad

       

       

      Dec. 10, 2014

      DUAL INFORMATION
      Purdue (5-2, 0-0 B1G) at No. 20 Chattanooga (3-0, 0-0 SoCon)
      Friday, Dec. 12 // 7 p.m. ET // Maclellan Gym // Chattanooga, Tenn.

      DUAL LINKS
      Dual Notes
      Live Stream // SoCon Digital Network
      Live Results // TrackWrestling
      Twitter // @PurdueWrestling

      Purdue (5-2, 0-0 B1G) vs. North Carolina (1-1, 0-0 ACC)
      Saturday, Dec. 13 // 7 p.m. ET // Kell High School // Marietta, Ga.

      DUAL LINKS
      Dual Notes
      Live Results // TrackWrestling
      Twitter // @PurdueWrestling

      SOCIAL MEDIA
      Always be in the know, go behind the scenes and travel with the Boilermakers all season long. 

      • Facebook // Purdue Wrestling 

      • Instagram // @PurdueWrestling 

      • Tumblr // purduewrestling.tumblr.com

      • Twitter // @PurdueWrestling

      • Hashtags // #BoilerUp #AlwaysAggressive 

      • Tony Ersland // Instagram @tonyersland // Twitter @tonyersland

      • Zach Tanelli // Instagram @ztanelli // Twitter @ZachTanelli

      • Tyrel Todd // Instagram @tyrel_todd // Twitter @Tyrel_Todd

      PURDUE BOILERMAKERS // PROBABLE LINEUP

      Weight

      Rank

      Name

      Year

      Record

      Hometown

      125

      Aaron Assad

      R-Fr.

      7-7

      Brecksville, Ohio

      Luke Welch

      R-Fr.

      4-6

      Newburgh, Ind.

      133

      19

      Danny Sabatello

      R-Jr.

      13-1

      Long Grove, Ill.

      141

      Nick Lawrence

      R-Sr.

      12-5

      Westlake, Ohio

      149

      Brandon Nelsen

      R-Sr.

      11-2

      Indianapolis, Ind.

      Alex Griffin

      R-So.

      12-5

      Lafayette, Ind.

      157

      Doug Welch

      R-Jr.

      11-3

      Newburgh, Ind.

      165

      Pat Robinson

      R-Sr.

      8-4

      Noblesville, Ind.

      174

      Chad Welch

      R-Jr.

      11-6

      Newburgh, Ind.

      184

      Patrick Kissel

      R-Sr.

      12-5

      Sheboygan, Wis.

      Tanner Lynde

      R-So.

      5-3

      Delphi, Ind.

      197

      8

      Braden Atwood

      R-Sr.

      9-1

      Delphi, Ind.

      285

      Tyler Kral

      R-So.

      7-8

      Crown Point, Ind.

      Head Coach // Tony Ersland (Iowa, 1997)
      Assistant Coaches // Zach Tanelli (Wisconsin, 2009) and Tyrel Todd (Michigan, 2009)

      CHATTANOOGA MOCS // PROBABLE LINEUP

      Weight

      Rank

      Name

      Year

      Record

      Hometown

      125

      19

      Sean Boyle

       

      8-2

      Lowell, Mass.

      133

      14

      Nick Soto

       

      9-2

      Spring Hill, Fla.

      141

      Mike Pongracz

       

      10-3

      Milford, N.J.

      149

      Shawn Greevy

       

      6-4

      Mechanicsburg, Pa.

      157

      Austin Sams

       

      4-7

      Fairfield, Ohio

      165

      McCoy Newberg

       

      9-3

      Franklin, Tenn.

      Jared Presley

       

      0-4

      Harrison, Ohio

      174

      Levi Clemons

       

      0-0

      Kissimmee, Fla.

      Sean Mappes

       

      8-3

      Greenwood, Ind.

      184

      John Shrader

       

      7-2

      Franklin, Tenn.

      John Lampe

       

      9-4

      Fairdale, Ky.

      197

      Scottie Boykin

       

      7-5

      Murfreesboro, Tenn.

      285

      Jared Johnson

       

      10-4

      Jefferson City, Mo.

      Head Coach // Heath Eslinger (Chattanooga, 2000)
      Assistant Coaches // Jeff Bedard (Carson-Newman, 1993) and Niko Brown (Chattanooga, 2013)

      SCOUTING THE MOCS
      • Half of Chattanooga's lineup from last year's dual is back, with two weight class changes. Austin Sams bumped up to 157 after spending last year at 141/49. In last year's dual, Purdue's Danny Sabatello defeated Sams in sudden victory, 9-7, at 141 pounds. Also making a change is Jared Johnson. The Moc went 4-4 at 197 last year, including a 10-3 loss to Boilermaker Braden Atwood. Johnson is off to a 10-4 start with four major decisions at 285. 

      • Chattanooga has a pair of returning NCAA qualifiers in Nick Soto (133) and Levi Clemons (174). Soto went 2-2 last year in Oklahoma City, including an 8-7 loss to Purdue's Cashé Quiroga. Clemons went 0-2. 

      • Familiar faces in Sean Boyle (125) and McCoy Newberg (165) are new to the Mocs' lineup. Boyle, who received a sixth year of eligibility, transferred from Michigan where he was a two-time NCAA qualifier. Newberg spent two years at Nebraska while Purdue head coach Tony Ersland was in his post as an assistant coach. 

      • Friday's dual in Maclellan Gym will be the first of the season for the Mocs. Their three dual victories came at the Eastern Michigan Duals (11/15). While there, Chattanooga defeated Michigan State (24-13), Northern Illinois (34-9) and Kent State (23-15). 

      • Chattanooga has been inactive for the past two weeks, last competing at the Navy Classic (11/22). Seven Mocs placed while the team took top honors at the 13-team event. They tallied 108.5 points to runner-up Princeton's 106. Ohio (105.5), Wisconsin (105) and West Virginia (84.5) rounded out the top-five teams. Chattanooga had a pair of wrestlers take second, three third-place finishes and one fourth and fifth-place finish. 

      • Both of 14th-ranked Soto's losses this season have been by major decision: Javier Gasca III of Michigan State, 11-3, and Ryan Taylor of Wisconsin, 15-2. 

      LAST MEETING // CHATTANOOGA // DEC. 15, 2013
      • Patrick Kissel's pin in the final bout lifted No. 21 Purdue past Chattanooga, 21-15, in Mountain View High School located in Lawrenceville, Ga. With the dual tied at 15-15 heading into the 174-pound match, Kissel asserted himself against Levi Clemons right off the whistle, and in doing so, he pushed the Boilermakers' record to 3-1, 0-1 B1G. The two teams each claimed five weights, but it was pins by Kissel and Camden Eppert that proved to be the difference maker for Purdue. 

      No. 21 Purdue 21, Chattanooga 15
      184: John Lampe (Chattanooga) dec. Tanner Lynde (Purdue), 6-4 (SV1)
      197: No. 15/17 Braden Atwood (Purdue) dec. Jared Johnson (Chattanooga), 10-3
      285: Kevin Malone (Chattanooga) dec. Alex White (Purdue), 3-0
      125: Camden Eppert (Purdue) pin Byron Smith (Chattanooga), 4:00
      133: Nick Soto (Chattanooga) dec. Cashé Quiroga (Purdue), 10-8
      141: Danny Sabatello (Purdue) dec. Austin Sams (Chattanooga), 9-7 (SV1)
      149: Brandon Nelsen (Purdue) dec. Michael Hooker (Chattanooga), 5-3 (SV1)
      157: Alex Hudson (Chattanooga) dec. Doug Welch (Purdue), 8-1
      165: No. 4/7 Corey Mock (Chattanooga) dec. Chad Welch (Purdue), 6-0
      174: Patrick Kissel (Purdue) pin Levi Clemons (Chattanooga), 1:25

      SERIES HISTORY // CHATTANOOGA
      • Purdue has won all five previous meetings on a neutral mat dating back to 1996. The two teams have twice met in Ashland, Ohio (2002, 2003) and once in Atlanta, Ga. (1996), Jefferson City, Tenn. (2002), and Lawrenceville, Ga. (2013).

      NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS // PROBABLE LINEUP

      Weight

      Rank

      Name

      Year

      Record

      Hometown

      125

      Cody Karns

      R-Fr.

      3-8

      Mooresville, N.C.

      133

      Matt Williams

      R-So.

      0-1

      Apex, N.C.

      Troy Heilmann

       

      7-3

      South Plainfield, N.J.

      141

      14

      Joey Ward

      R-So.

      9-1

      Cincinnati, Ohio

      149

      Christian Barber

      R-Jr.

      4-2

      Westfield, N.J.

      Joey Moon

      R-So.

      8-3

      Haw River, N.C.

      157

      Chris Mears

      R-Sr.

      9-5

      Keller, Texas

      165

      Ethan Ramos

      R-Fr.

      8-4

      Hawthorne, N.J.

      174

      John Michael Staudenmayer

      R-Jr.

      8-4

      Plymouth Meeting, N.J.

      184

      Alex Utley

      Sr

      6-0

      Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

      197

      Chip Ness

      Fr

      3-2

      Duluth, Ga.

      285

      Frank Abbondanza

      Sr

      6-8

      Mount Sinai, N.Y.

      Josh Lehner

       

      3-7

      Mansfield, Ohio

      Head Coach // C.D. Mock (North Carolina, 1982)
      Assistant Coaches // Neil Erisman (Oklahoma State, 2011), Kyle Kiss (North Carolina, 2012), Coleman Scott (Oklahoma State, 2008)

      SCOUTING THE TAR HEELS
      • In its last outing on Nov. 30, North Carolina split weights with Appalachian State, but relied on bonus points for the 22-21 victory. Four of the five Tar Heel bouts resulted in bonus points, highlighted by Christian Barber pinning No. 8 Dylan Cottrell in the second sudden victory at 149 pounds. Appalachian State recorded two pins, sticking Cody Karns at 125 and Frank Abbondanza at 285. 

      • North Carolina won five of 10 bouts, but Stanford got a major decision at 285 pounds to pull out a 17-16 win in the Tar Heels' dual opener on Nov. 15. 

      • Like Chattanooga, the Tar Heels wrestled in the Navy Classic (11/22), tallying 18 team points. Only four of their probables listed for Saturday competed in the event: Karns (125), Joey Moon (149), Abbondanza (285) and Josh Lehner (285). Moon led the way by going 3-2, while Abbondanza and Lehner were 2-2. Karns went two and out. 

      • Troy Heilmann last stepped on the mat as a 141-pounder at the Roadrunner Open (11/16) and is listed as a probable at 133 for Saturday's dual. Moon is the second North Carolina probable that has not yet wrestled in a dual this season. 

      • Four Tar Heels are 2-0 in dual action this season: Joey Ward (141), Barber (149), John Michael Staudenmayer (174) and Alex Utley (184). 

      • Ethan Ramos (165) leads his team in bonus point victories with five (2 MD, 2 F, 1 TF), with all but one of the major decisions coming in tournaments. He majored Nick Kee of Appalachian State, 11-0. 

      • The North Carolina coaching staff was rejuvenated with three new assistant coaches during the offseason. Coleman Scott, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, four-time All-American and 2008 NCAA champion for Oklahoma State at 133 pounds, headlines the trio of new assistants. He was joined by fellow Cowboy Neil Erisman and Tar Heel product Kyle Kiss. Head coach C.D. Mock is in his 11th season at the helm. 

      SERIES HISTORY // NORTH CAROLINA
      • The all-time series is split at 1-1 with both meetings have taken place during the ACC/Big Ten Clash hosted by the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2006 and 2007. The Boilermakers won the first-ever meeting, 33-3, on Nov. 18, 2006, and North Carolina avenged the loss the next season, 22-16. 

      Individual rankings // InterMat (12/9)

      A CLOSER LOOK AT PURDUE'S PROBABLE LINEUP
      • The only change to the probable lineup this week has been the addition of Tanner Lynde as a second option at 184 pounds. Two grapplers continue to be listed at 125 and 149 pounds. 

      • For a second consecutive week, the Boilermakers sport a pair of nationally ranked grapplers in their lineup. 

      • Purdue's wrestlers have combined for a dual record of 47-23. Through seven duals, the Boilermakers have posted 32 decisions, nine pins, three major decisions, two technical falls and have received one forfeit. Seventeen of their 23 losses are via decision, five have been by major decision and they have been pinned once in dual action. 

      • Between Alex Griffin and Brandon Nelsen at 149 pounds, the pair has accounted for four of the Boilermakers 14 dual bonus point victories, the most of any weight. Griffin, who is 4-1 in duals, has scored two technical falls. Griffin's only blemish came to Missouri's sixth-ranked Drake Houdashelt. Both of Nelsen's dual appearances have ended with bonus points, a major decision and a pin. 

      • Danny Sabatello leads the way with a 7-0 mark in dual action and has scored 27 points for Purdue. Sabatello has claimed victory in 17 of his last 21 dual matches spanning the past two seasons. Not only is he riding a 12-match winning streak, he has won his last nine dual matches dating back to a 10-6 upset of then-No. 8 Steven Rodrigues of Illinois on Feb. 7, 2014. 

      • Chad Welch has won his last four dual matches at 174, which is a career best for the redshirt junior. He also won four straight dual matches during his redshirt freshman campaign. 

      • Through seven duals, Purdue has scored 178 points with four different lineups.

      RANKINGS NOTES
      • For a third straight week, Purdue is receiving votes in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll. The Boilermakers have received 15, nine and one point, respectively, in the last three editions. They were last ranked in the Feb. 3, 2014, poll at No. 24. 

      • Eleven of Purdue's 18 dual opponents, seven of which hail from the B1G, are currently ranked or receiving votes. The Boilermakers are 1-2 against ranked teams this season. Last year eight of the 14 teams faced were ranked. 

      • Braden Atwood has been ranked by InterMat for 46 consecutive weeks dating back to Oct. 28, 2012. The redshirt senior has spent the last four weeks at No. 8 on InterMat's 197-pound list, marking the highest ranking of his career. 

      • Danny Sabatello made his season debut on InterMat's 133-pound rankings on Tuesday, checking in at No. 19. He was ranked for three weeks (2/17 - 3/3) by InterMat last season at 141. 

      • Doug Welch and Pat Robinson appeared on a national list for the first time in their careers by landing among Gregg Henry's top 33 at their respective weight class. Doug Welch, who sports an 11-3 record and a 6-1 mark in duals, is No. 30 at 157 pounds. At 8-4 overall and 4-3 in duals, Robinson is ranked 31st. 

      • Ten Boilermakers have appeared at least once in one of the six polls this season. 

      • Purdue wrestlers have seven wins over ranked opponents. Chad Welch has won three of the four matches he has had against a ranked opponent. Sabatello is 2-0 against ranked competition. 

      • Polls monitored, a complete list of recognized Boilermakers and their movement the past two weeks can be found in the sidebar on page 3 of the dual notes

       

       

       

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      The Huskers host Wisconsin on Saturday at the Devaney Center.
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      The Huskers host Wisconsin on Saturday at the Devaney Center.

      Huskers Battle Badgers on Saturday

      Courtesy NU Media Relations
      Wed, December 10, 2014

      Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) vs. No. 8 Nebraska (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
      Saturday, Dec. 13 • 6 p.m. (CT) • Devaney Center (7,907) • Lincoln, Neb.
      Series History: Wisconsin leads, 9-6-2
      Last Meeting: Nebraska won, 22-15, on Feb. 21, 2014 in Madison, Wis.
      Scoring: TrackWrestling.com
      Twitter Feed: @HuskerWrestling


      No. 8 Nebraska (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) returns home for its final dual of 2014 when the Huskers host Big Ten rival Wisconsin on Saturday at the Devaney Center at 6 p.m. (CT). The dual can be followed on TrackWrestling.com as well as on Twitter by following @HuskerWrestling. 

      NU enters the matchup after a sixth-place finish at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev., last weekend. Senior Robert Kokesh won the 174-pound title, while James Green (2nd at 157), Justin Arthur (4th at 149) and TJ Dudley (7th at 184) also placed for the Big Red. Following the competition, Kokesh ascended to No. 1 in the country at 174 pounds in every major NCAA wrestling poll.

      The Huskers last competed in a dual on Nov. 22 when NU defeated Duke and NC State on the road. Nebraska opened the season with a road victory over No. 25 Wyoming and added a home win over Maryland at the NU Coliseum.

      The Badgers are 3-1, with a 1-0 record in Big Ten competition. Saturday’s dual will mark the 18th meeting in series history, with Wisconsin holding a 9-6-2 advantage. Last season, NU emerged with a 22-15 triumph in Madison, Wis., on Feb. 21, 2014.

      In addition to Nebraska’s placers in Las Vegas, Tim Lambert (125), Eric Montoya (133), No. 20 Anthony Abidin (141), No. 20 Austin Wilson (165) and No. 14 Collin Jensen are all projected to start this weekend. At 184 pounds, either TJ Dudley or Aaron Studebaker will start, while the Huskers could see Micah Barnes or Spencer Johnson at 197 pounds.

      Last Time Out: Kokesh Wins Cliff Keen Invitational Title
      Senior All-American Robert Kokesh captured the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational crown at 174 pounds at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 6.

      Four Huskers placed in the tournament, with senior James Green taking runner-up honors at 157 pounds. Sophomore Justin Arthur (149) notched a fourth-place finish and TJ Dudley (184) finished seventh. Nebraska finished sixth as a team with 89 points.

      No. 17 Austin Wilson (165), No. 14 Collin Jensen (HWT), No. 13 Tim Lambert (125), Eric Montoya (133), No. 15 Anthony Abidin (141) and Micah Barnes (197) each competed for the Huskers at the Cliff Keen Invitational, but did not place.

      Scouting the Wisconsin Badgers
      Wisconsin is 3-1 on the season, and holds a 1-0 record in Big Ten duals. The Badgers opened their dual season with a 28-12 triumph over conference newcomer Maryland on Nov. 14. The following weekend, UW fell to Rider on the road by one point, but closed out November with a pair of dominating victories over South Dakota State and North Dakota State.

      Wisconsin has also competed at the Stevens Point Open, Wyoming Open and Navy Classic, where the Badgers took fourth place. Returning NCAA qualifiers Connor Medbery (No. 5 at HWT), Isaac Jordan (No. 7 at 165), Timmy McCall (No. 16 at 197), Ryan Taylor (No. 18 at 133) and Rylan Lubeck (149) lead the way for Wisconsin.

      Johnny Jimenez (125), Jesse Thielke (141), Jarod Donar (157), Frank Cousins (174) and Ricky Robertson (184) are also projected to start for UW.

      The Badgers are coached by Barry Davis, who is in his 21st season with the program. He holds a career record of 210-151-11, and is assisted by Kyle Ruschell and Trevor Brandvold.

      Kokesh Ascends to No. 1 at 174 Pounds
      Robert Kokesh moved up to No. 1 at 174 pounds in every major NCAA wrestling poll this week following his first-place finish at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational over the weekend. Kokesh, a Wagner, S.D., native, earned the top spot from InterMat, WIN Magazine, TheOpenMat.com and Asics Flo Rankings. He entered the weekend ranked second before reeling off five wins en route to the 174-pound title in Las Vegas, Nev.

      Nebraska in the Rankings
      As a team, Nebraska is ranked eighth in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll, ninth by InterMat and 11th by WIN Magazine. The Huskers are 4-0 on the season, with a 1-0 record in Big Ten duals. NU is 1-0 against ranked opponents, 1-0 at home and 3-0 on the road.

      Back Points - Notes on Nebraska’s Starters
      Tim Lambert, 125 pounds, Sophomore, Forest Hills, Mich.
      • Tim Lambert is 6-4 this season, and holds a 3-1 record in dual competition. He is 0-3 against ranked opponents and 1-0 in Big Ten competition. Lambert has one pin, one technical fall and two major decisions this season.
      • Lambert is ranked 18th by InterMat and 17th by WIN Magazine.
      • Lambert finished second at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo.
      • Lambert went 24-13 last season on his way to qualifying for the NCAA Championships. He went 2-2 at the national tournament after finishing fifth at the Big Ten Championships.

      Eric Montoya, 133 pounds, Sophomore, Albuquerque, N.M.
      • Eric Montoya is 7-4 this season, with a 2-2 mark in duals. He is 0-2 against ranked opponents and 0-1 against Big Ten foes. Montoya has one pin, one technical fall and one major decision in 2014-15.
      • Montoya took home the 133-pound title at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo.
      • Montoya went 11-2 last season en route to winning Nebraska Redshirt-of-the-Year honors. In 2013, he qualified for the NCAA Championships while wrestling at Campbell University.

      Anthony Abidin, 141 pounds, Junior, Dix Hills, N.Y.
      • Anthony Abidin is 10-1 this season, and holds a 4-0 record in duals. He is 1-1 against ranked opponents and 2-0 against Big Ten opponents. Abidin has one technical fall and seven major decisions this season.
      • Abidin is ranked 20th by InterMat and 10th by TheOpenMat.com.
      • Abidin won the 141-pound crown at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo.
      • Abidin went 18-3 last season in his first year with the Huskers, which included a 5-0 mark in dual competition. In 2012, while wrestling at Nassau Community College, Abidin won the NJCAA national title at 133 pounds.

      Justin Arthur, 149 pounds, Sophomore, Huntington, W.Va.
      • Justin Arthur is 12-5 this season, with a 1-3 record in duals. He is 3-2 when facing ranked opponents and 1-0 against Big Ten foes. Arthur has two pins and one major decision in 2014-15.
      • Arthur is ranked 19th by InterMat and 18th by WIN Magazine.
      • Arthur captured the 149-pound title at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo., and finished fourth at the Cliff Keen Invitational, Dec. 5-6, in Las Vegas, Nev.
      • Arthur competed at Clarion last season, where he qualified for the NCAA Championships and fell one win short of All-America honors. He went 29-16 at 149 pounds for the Golden Eagles.

      James Green, 157 pounds, Senior, Willingboro, N.J.
      • James Green is 12-1 this season, and holds a 4-0 record in dual competition. He is 3-1 when facing ranked opponents and is 1-1 against Big Ten opponents. Green has one pin, six technical falls and three major decisions this season.
      • Green is ranked second in the InterMat, WIN Magazine and TheOpenMat.com polls.
      • Green became the 23rd member of Nebraska’s 100-Win Club with his major decision over Maryland’s Lou Mascola on Nov. 16. 
      • Green won the 157-pound title at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo., and finished second at the Cliff Keen Invitational, Dec. 5-6, in Las Vegas, Nev.
      • Green opened his season at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Philadelphia, Pa., where he defeated No. 3 Ian Miller by a 6-4 decision. After the competition, he was named MVP of the Red Team. The win does not count toward his record. 
      • Green looks to become the second Husker all-time to earn All-America status on four occasions. The title is currently owned by Associate Head Coach Bryan Snyder, who wrestled for the Huskers from 1999 to 2002. Green finished third at the 2014 NCAA Championships after taking seventh during both his sophomore and freshman seasons. 
      • Green won the 2014 Big Ten title at 157 pounds after finishing second in 2013 and fifth in 2012.

      Austin Wilson, 165 pounds, Junior, Hastings, Neb.
      • Austin Wilson is 6-4 this season, with a 3-1 record in dual competition. He is 1-2 against ranked opponents and 1-0 against Big Ten foes. Wilson has one pin, one technical fall and two major decisions this season.
      • Wilson is ranked 20th by InterMat and 18th by WIN Magazine.
      • Wilson is a two-time NCAA qualifier and finished sixth at the 2014 Big Ten Championships.

      Robert Kokesh, 174 pounds, Senior, Wagner, S.D.
      • Robert Kokesh is 14-0 on the season, and holds a 4-0 dual record. He is 4-0 when facing ranked opponents, and holds a 3-0 record against Big Ten opponents. Kokesh has three pins, two technical falls and two major decisions in 2014-15. 
      • Kokesh is ranked first in the InterMat, WIN Magazine and TheOpenMat.com polls.
      • Kokesh joined Nebraska’s Top 10 Career Victories List (112) with his pin of Maryland’s Josh Snook on Nov. 16.
      • Kokesh won the 174-pound title at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo., and at the Cliff Keen Invitational, Dec. 5-6, in Las Vegas, Nev.
      • Kokesh opened his season at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Philadelphia, Pa., where he defeated NAIA No. 1 and three-time national champion Brock Gutches of Southern Oregon by an 8-2 decision. The win does not count toward his record.
      • Kokesh is a two-time All-American and member of Nebraska’s 100-Win Club. He finished fourth at the 2014 NCAA Championships after taking third place in 2013. 
      • Kokesh won the 2014 Big Ten title at 174 pounds after finishing third in both 2013 and 2012.

      TJ Dudley, 184 pounds, Sophomore, Irmo, S.C.
      • TJ Dudley is 10-3 this season, with a 1-1 dual record. He is 0-3 against ranked opponents. Dudley has three pins and three major decisions this season.
      • Dudley is ranked 17th by InterMat and 19th by TheOpenMat.com.
      • Dudley captured the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) crown at 184 pounds on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo., and finished seventh at the Cliff Keen Invitational, Dec. 5-6, in Las Vegas, Nev.
      • Dudley went 26-8 last season on his way to qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

      Aaron Studebaker, 184 pounds, Sophomore, Raymond, Neb.
      • Aaron Studebaker is 14-3 this season, and holds a 2-0 dual record. He is 1-2 against ranked opponents and is 4-0 against Big Ten foes. Studebaker has two pins, four technical falls and one major decision in 2014-15.
      • Studebaker has won 10 of his last 11 matches since starting the season 4-2. 
      • Studebaker finished fifth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open on Nov. 2 in Brookings, S.D., took runner-up honors at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo., and won the 184-pound title at the Bob Smith Open on Dec. 7 in Fort Hays, Kan.
      • Studebaker went 24-5 last season, capturing three open tournament titles in the process.

      Micah Barnes, 197 pounds, Sophomore, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
      • Micah Barnes is 9-7 this season, with a 2-2 mark in dual competition. He is 0-3 against ranked opponents and 2-2 against Big Ten foes. Barnes has three major decisions this season.
      • Barnes finished second at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo.
      • Barnes won two open tournament titles last season, posting a 9-1 record in the process.

      Spencer Johnson, 197 pounds, Senior, Mountain Lake, Minn.
      • Spencer Johnson is 14-2 this season and has competed in four open tournaments. He has seven pins and two major decisions in 2014-15.
      • Johnson did not place at the Cowboy Open on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo., but took first place at the Northern Colorado Open (Nov. 15 in Greeley, Colo.), Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 22 in Kearney, Neb.) and the Bob Smith Open (Dec. 7 in Fort Hays, Kan.).
      • Johnson is on a 12-match winning streak since starting the season 2-2.
      • Last season, Johnson went 25-8, which included a 3-2 dual record. He collected four top-five tournament finishes.

      Collin Jensen, Heavyweight, Sophomore, Mobridge, S.D.
      • Collin Jensen is 7-4 this season, and holds a 3-1 dual record. He is 0-2 against ranked opponents, and 1-2 against Big Ten opponents. Jensen has four pins this season.
      • Jensen is ranked 14th by InterMat, 19th by WIN Magazine and 20th by TheOpenMat.com.
      • Jensen tied for third at the Cowboy Open (Elite Division) on Nov. 8 in Laramie, Wyo.
      • Jensen went 20-15 last season on his way to a berth in the NCAA Championships.

      Keeping an Eye on Nebraska’s Career Records Lists
      • Head Coach Mark Manning is nine wins away from becoming the winningest coach in Nebraska wrestling history. The win would also mark the 200th in his time with the Huskers. Manning holds a 191-73-3 record in his 15th season at Nebraska. Former Head Coach Tim Neumann (1985-2000) went 199-77-6 while coaching the Huskers.

      • Senior James Green (157) is seven wins away from joining Nebraska’s Top 10 Career Victories List. Green holds a career record of 106-18-0 and is a three-time All-American.

      • Senior Robert Kokesh (174) is five wins away from joining Nebraska’s Top Five Career Victories List. Kokesh owns a career mark of 119-14-0 and is a two-time All-American.

      Sueflohn Out for the Season
      Senior Jake Sueflohn (149) will miss the 2014-15 campaign with a torn ACL. Sueflohn is redshirting this season and will have one more year of eligibility. The three-time NCAA qualifier has a career record of 80-24, and holds a dual mark of 37-8.

      Tumble N’ Rumble Set for Jan. 9
      The second annual Tumble N’ Rumble is scheduled for Nebraska’s Jan. 9 dual against Purdue at the Devaney Center at 7 p.m. The event features wrestling and women’s gymnastics at the same time on the same floor. The gymnastics team faces Lindenwood in its season opener for Tumble N’ Rumble.

      Dual Recaps
      Wyoming (Nov. 7): Huskers Top Cowboys in Season Opener
      No. 7 Nebraska opened its dual season with a 22-13 victory over No. 25 Wyoming at the Wyoming Indoor Practice Facility on Friday, Nov. 7. No. 15 Collin Jensen (HWT), Eric Montoya (133), No. 17 Anthony Abidin (141), No. 2 James Green (157), No. 14 Austin Wilson (165) and No. 2 Robert Kokesh (174) claimed wins for the Huskers. Green pinned Archie Colgan, while Abidin earned a major decision over Cole Mendenhall for bonus points.

      Maryland (Nov. 16): Green Earns 100th Career Win as NU Routs Terps
      Senior James Green (157) picked up his 100th career victory as No. 7 Nebraska cruised to a 42-3 triumph over Big Ten newcomer Maryland at the NU Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 16.

      Four Huskers won by fall against the Terrapins, including No. 14 Tim Lambert (125), No. 16 Austin Wilson (165), No. 2 Robert Kokesh (174) and No. 18 Collin Jensen (HWT). Justin Arthur (149) and Aaron Studebaker (184) each notched major decisions, while No. 15 Anthony Abidin (141) and Micah Barnes (197) each won by decision.

      Duke/NC State (Nov. 22): Huskers Sweep Weekend Trip to North Carolina
      No. 7 Nebraska took down Duke, 45-3, at Card Gymnasium in Durham, N.C., before holding off NC State by a 16-15 margin at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, Nov. 22.

      The Huskers won nine bouts against the Blue Devils, which included pins from Eric Montoya (133), No. 16 TJ Dudley (184) and No. 15 Collin Jensen (HWT). No. 15 Anthony Abidin (141), No. 2 James Green (157), No. 17 Austin Wilson (165), Micah Barnes (197) also won matches, while No. 14 Tim Lambert (125) and No. 2 Robert Kokesh (174) did not compete because Duke forfeited those matches.

      NU split its matches against the Wolfpack, 5-5, but Green’s major decision proved to be the difference in the Huskers’ one-point victory. Lambert, Abidin, Kokesh and Aaron Studebaker (184) also posted victories against NC State wrestlers

      Tracking the Non-Varsity
      Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 2)
      Seven Huskers earned spots on the podium at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D., on Sunday, Nov. 2. Tyler Berger (149) and Dustin Williams (165), each wrestling unattached, turned in second-place finishes to lead the way. Derek White (3rd at 197 - unattached), Aaron Studebaker (5th at 184), Micah Barnes (5th at 197), Nyle Bartling (5th at HWT) and Colton McCrystal (6th at 141 - unattached) also placed for the Big Red.

      Harold Nichols Cyclone Open; Ames, Iowa (Nov. 8)
      Freshman Derek White led five Huskers at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Saturday, Nov. 8 with his runner-up finish at 197 pounds. At 149 pounds, junior Tyrell Galloway turned in a sixth-place finish. Sean Murphy (133), Gage Anderson (165) and Eric Engler (184) also competed for the Huskers at the Harold Nichols Open.

      Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open; Kearney, Neb. (Nov. 22)
      Sophomore Colton McCrystal (141) and senior Spencer Johnson (197) each won Elite Division titles, while freshman Dustin Williams (165) won an Amateur Division crown at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn on Saturday, Nov. 22. Freshman Tyler Berger, wrestling unattached, finished third at 149 pounds in the Elite Division. Eric Coufal (Elite 133), Tyrell Galloway (Elite 149), Darrian Schwenke (Amateur 133), Brian Peska (Amateur 133), Aris Shino (Amateur 133), Austin Chauncey (Amateur 157) and Jake Anderson (Amateur 197) also competed for the Huskers at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open.

      Bob Smith Open; Fort Hays, Kan. (Dec. 7)
      Aaron Studebaker (184) and Spencer Johnson (197) each captured weight class titles at the Bob Smith Open on Sunday, Dec. 7. Brandon Wilbourn also placed, taking third at 165 pounds after a 4-1 performance. Mitchell Maginnis (125), Sean Murphy (133), Aris Shino (133), Eric Coufal (133), Austin Chauncey (157) and Jake Anderson (197) also competed for the Huskers at the Bob Smith Open.

      Huskers Win Eight Weight Classes at Cowboy Open
      No. 7 Nebraska won eight weight class titles at the Cowboy Open at War Memorial Field House in Laramie, Wyo., on Saturday, Nov. 8.

      No. 2 James Green (157), No. 2 Robert Kokesh (174), No. 13 TJ Dudley (184), Eric Montoya (133), No. 17 Anthony Abidin (141) and Justin Arthur (149) each captured Elite Division titles. No. 14 Tim Lambert (125) and Micah Barnes (197) each garnered runner-up honors, while No. 15 Collin Jensen and Nyle Bartling tied for third at heavyweight.

      In the Amateur Division, Tyler Berger took home the 149-pound crown, while Colton Adams and Hayden Tuma tied for first at 141 pounds. Mitchell Maginnis (125) finished third.

      John Svoboda (157), No. 14 Austin Wilson (165) and Spencer Johnson (197) also wrestled for the Huskers at the Cowboy Open.

      Green, Kokesh Win at NWCA All-Star Classic
      All-Americans James Green (157) and Robert Kokesh (174) each opened their senior campaign with a victory at the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday, Nov. 1 at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa.

      Kokesh defeated NAIA No. 1 and three-time national champion Brock Gutches of Southern Oregon by an 8-2 decision at 174 pounds, and Green won by a 6-4 decision over No. 3 Ian Miller of Kent State. After the competition, Green was named Most Valuable Wrestler for the Red Team.

      Huskers Impress at Intrasquad
      Nebraska held its annual Coaches Clinic/Intrasquad event on Friday, Oct. 31 at the Devaney Center, which gave fans their first chance to see the 2014-15 Huskers.

      Head Coach Mark Manning introduced the team before the exhibition and shared facts about each wrestler during the competition. Assistant Coach and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs also spoke to the crowd about the upcoming season. The 90-minute workout included matches from all 10 weight classes.

      BTN, BTN Plus Giving Huskers Exposure
      Nebraska will make one appearance on the Big Ten Network this season, while making five showings on BTN Plus before the Big Ten Championships, March 7-8.

      The Huskers’ Jan. 25 dual against Rutgers at the Devaney Center is slated for a noon (CT) start on BTN. NU will welcome the conference newcomer for the third all-time meeting between the two schools.

      Nebraska’s first BTN Plus appearance is set for Friday, Jan. 23, when the Huskers face Illinois at 7 p.m., in Champaign, Ill. The dual marks the first of four road matchups to be streamed on BTN Plus. The Huskers’ duals at Northwestern (Jan. 30), at Michigan (Feb. 6) and at Michigan State (Feb. 8) will all be on BTN Plus in addition to NU’s home finale against Stanford on Friday, Feb. 13.

      The entire first day of the Big Ten Championships on March 7 in Columbus, Ohio will be streamed on BTN Plus. The start time will be announced at a later date. The final session on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m., will be televised on BTN.

      Huskers Working Through 2014-15 Slate
      Following this weekend’s action, Nebraska heads to Chattanooga, Tenn., to open 2015 at the Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2. Following the tournament, the Huskers return home to face Purdue on Friday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. The matchup between the Huskers and Boilermakers marks the first of 10 duals for Nebraska during January and February.

      On Friday, Jan. 23, NU journeys to Champaign, Ill., to face Illinois, before returning home to host new Big Ten foe Rutgers on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Devaney Center. The following weekend, the Huskers make a return to trip to Illinois on Friday, Jan. 30 to face Northwestern in Evanston, before returning home for a Sunday match against Indiana on Feb. 1.

      The Huskers head to the Great Lakes State for a pair of duals on the subsequent weekend, as NU faces Michigan on Friday, Feb. 6, before visiting East Lansing, Mich., to wrestle against Michigan State.

      Senior Night at the Devaney Center is slated for Friday, Feb. 13, as Nebraska hosts Stanford at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 21, NU will compete against Drexel and Princeton in Philadelphia, Pa., starting at noon.

      The Big Ten Championships are scheduled for March 7-8 in Columbus, Ohio, while the NCAA Championships will be March 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo.

      Burroughs Takes Bronze at World Championships
      Olympic Gold Medalist and Nebraska Assistant Coach Jordan Burroughs earned the freestyle bronze medal at 74 kg/163 pounds at the 2014 FILA World Championships after going 4-1 at the Gymnastics Palace in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Sept. 9.

      After his performance, Burroughs holds a 92-2 record internationally, earning gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, as well as the 2011 and 2013 FILA World Championships. At Nebraska, he won national titles in 2009 and 2011, capturing the Hodge Trophy in his final year with the Huskers.

      Green Falls in World Team Trials Finals
      James Green (70 kg/154 pounds) advanced to the finals of the Phase II World Team Trials before dropping two matches to Nick Marable on July 24 at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D.

      Green, representing Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, won the challenge tournament to earn a spot in the best-of-three championship series for a spot on the U.S. World Team. In the first match against 2014 U.S. Open champion Marable, Green fell by a 2-1 margin. Marable also came out on top in the second match, 8-2.

      Gold Medalist Burroughs Hired As Assistant Coach
      Head Coach Mark Manning announced the hiring of Husker legend and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs as an assistant coach for the team on July 11.

      “We are pleased to announce Jordan as one of my top assistants,” Manning said. “Jordan is one of the best wrestlers in the world and his accomplishments speak for themselves. We want him to continue to win World and Olympic titles until he completes his career. Jordan and his wife Lauren have made a commitment to be a part of Nebraska Athletics for a very long time. I along with the wrestlers and staff are glad to have the influence, mentorship and knowledge that Jordan brings to Nebraska wrestling. He has been a part of Nebraska wrestling for the last eight years and will continue to be a tremendous ambassador for the University of Nebraska.”

      Burroughs previously served on the Nebraska wrestling staff as an administrative assistant for the 2012-13 season. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in sociology in May 2011.

      “This is a huge stepping stone for my career and for Nebraska wrestling,” Burroughs said. “These are great facilities, people and tradition, and I’m extremely happy to continue to be a part of it. Now I get to look at things from the inside-out, whereas before it was from the outside-in. I want us to win team championships.”

      Green Takes Silver at University Worlds
      James Green earned the silver medal at 70 kg/154 pounds in the men’s freestyle division of the University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary on July 9.

      Green (Titan Mercury WC/Nebraska RTC) opened the day with an 11-1 victory over Finland’s Jere Kunnas in the quarterfinals before taking down Russia’s Shamil Magomedov, 8-4, in the semifinals. In the finals, Evgheni Nedealco of Moldova pinned Green.

      This year’s competition marked the second consecutive year that Green competed in the University World Championships. Last summer Green posted a 1-1 record in Kazan, Russia.

      Ex-Husker Raschke Inducted into Hall of Fame
      Former Husker wrestler Jim Raschke was one of four men inducted into the Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions on Oct. 18 at the Kennedy Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

      In addition to Raschke, the fifth induction class included Jim Burke (posthumous), Brad Rheingans and Jim Martinez. The Martinez Family received the Legacy Award and Dave Curby was given the Alan Rice Leadership Award.

      Raschke lettered for Nebraska from 1960 to 1962, and captured the 1962 Big Eight title at heavyweight. After his collegiate career, Raschke became the second American to win a medal at the Greco-Roman World Championships when he finished third at heavyweight in 1963. In 1965, he became a worldwide interservice wrestling champion for the U.S. Army. While in high school, Raschke won the 1958 Nebraska Class A state crown at heavyweight while wrestling at Omaha North.

      Raschke joined former Huskers Rulon Gardner and Matt Lindland in the prestigious Greco-Roman Hall of Fame. The four inductees for 2014 increased the Hall of Fame total to 14 wrestlers.

      Ex-Husker Scherr Collects USA Wrestling Honor
      Former Husker wrestler Bill Scherr earned USA Wrestling’s Myron Roderick Man-of-the-Year Award on June 19, an accolade that recognizes an outstanding man for his contributions to the sport of wrestling.

      Scherr served a pivotal role in keeping wrestling as an Olympic sport, as he chaired the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW). In the position, Scherr developed the working structure of CPOW, ran weekly conference calls to help with CPOW’s strategy, oversaw the international relations area of CPOW and served as a spokesman for the organization.

      Scherr has served on USA Wrestling’s Board of Directors and coached numerous teams, including the Women’s World Team. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1998 as a distinguished member after achieving success on the international level.

      Scherr made one Olympic appearance, capturing the bronze medal at 220 pounds in 1988. At the FILA World Championships, Scherr earned four medals from 1985 to 1989. He took first place at 198 pounds in 1985, while earning runner-up finishes in 1986 and 1989, and a third-place result at the 1987 World Championships.

      While at Nebraska, Scherr capped his impressive career with the NCAA title at 190 pounds in 1984. The three-time All-American earned a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 1983 and finished fourth in 1982. Scherr completed his career at Nebraska (1981-84) with a record of 133-18.

      Scherr’s brother Jim, also a former wrestler at Nebraska, took home USA Wrestling’s Man of the Year Award in 1994. In addition, former Huskers Jordan Burroughs (2012) and Rulon Gardner (2000) have earned the accolade.

      Husker Wrestling on Social Media
      Nebraska wrestling can be followed on a variety of social media platforms for up-to-date team information as well as features on wrestlers:

      • Twitter: @HuskerWrestling (www.twitter.com/HuskerWrestling)
      • Facebook: www.facebook.com/NebraskaWrestling
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      Next Up: Southern Scuffle
      The Huskers open 2015 at the Southern Scuffle, Jan. 1-2, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The tournament features a loaded field, with over half of the top 25 teams from last year’s NCAA Championships.

       

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      From: "Jim B. Sheehan"
      To: "Jim B. Sheehan"
      Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:44:25 PM
      Subject: Wrestling: Three Hofstra Wrestlers Ranked Nationally This Week

      Wrestling: Three Hofstra Wrestlers Ranked Nationally This Week
      Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
      For Release: Thursday, December 11, 2014

       

      Hempstead, NY - Three Hofstra grapplers, graduate-student Cody Ruggirello and sophomores Jamel Hudson and Michael Hughes, are ranked in the latest NCAA Division I wrestling polls this week.

      Ruggirello (Walden, NY) is ranked in all five polls at 149 pounds this week after winning 13 of his first 16 outings. After placing fifth at last weekend’s Cliff Keen-Las Vegas Invitational, he is ranked 12th by The Wrestling Report, 15th by WIN Magazine, 16th by The Open Mat, 18th by Amateur Wrestling News and 20th by InterMat. Ruggirello, a 2014 NCAA Championship qualifier, has won six of his last eight matches.

      After being ranked in all five polls last week, sophomore Jamel Hudson (Bay Shore, NY) is ranked in four of the five at 141 pounds after posting a 0-1 record due to injury at the CKLV Invitational. He is ranked 14th by The Wrestling Report, 17th by The Open Mat, 18th by InterMat and 20th by WIN Magazine. Hudson, who has also won six of his last eight matches, is now 8-3 on the season.

      Sophomore Michael Hughes (Smithtown, NY), who joined Ruggirello as the only two Pride wrestlers to compete on day two of the CKLV Invitational last weekend, moved up one spot to 26th in The Wrestling Report at 285 pounds. Hughes, who has won 10 of his last 13 matches, is now 11-4 on the season.

      Hofstra is idle until Sunday, December 21 as the Pride prepare for semester finals. Hofstra will return to action at the Grapple at the Garden in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the home for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, when the Pride will face Maryland at 10 a.m. and EIWA-opponent, Bucknell at noon.

      Tickets for the Grapple at the Garden can be purchased in person or by phone (516-HOF-TIXX) through the Hofstra Athletic Ticket Office in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex through Friday, December 12 at 4:30 p.m. After that, tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.

       

       

      Jim Sheehan

      Sports information Director
      Hofstra University
      PEB – Room 233

      1000 Hempstead Turnpike
      Hempstead, NY  11550
      516-463-6764 – Office

      516-523-6692 – Cell

      Jim.B.Sheehan@Hofstra.edu

      www.GoHofstra.com

       

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      From: "Taylor R Smyth"
      To: "wrestling"
      Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:57:14 PM
      Subject: RECAP: Terps Fall to No. 4 Penn State

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   Contact: Taylor Smyth (tsmyth1@umd.edu)

      December 11, 2014    

       

      Terps Fall to No. 4 Penn State

       

      COLLEGE PARK, Md.  – No. 11 Shyheim Brown nabbed a victory at 141 pounds, but the Maryland wrestling team fell, 38-3, to No. 4 Penn State in front of 2,779 spectators at the XFINITY Center Thursday night.

       

      The Terps (4-5, 0-3 Big Ten) wrestled hard against the four-time defending national team champion Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), but ultimately came up short. Maryland head coach Kerry McCoy, a Penn State alum, was honored for his induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in a pre-match ceremony.

       

      “It was a packed crowd,” McCoy said. “We had a lot of energy and a lot of excitement. It’s great for the sport of wrestling. It’s great for Maryland wrestling. It means that we’ve got a lot of people in this area who care about wrestling. It was a great showcase.”

       

      The dual started at 125 with true freshman Michael Beck making his home debut against No. 10Jordan Conaway. The Nittany Lion junior gained steam as the match progressed and notched a 15-2 major decision win.

       

      At 133 pounds, No. 7 Geoffrey Alexander took on No. 5 Jimmy Gulibon in a matchup of top-10 competitors. Alexander was able to secure the first takedown of the match in the opening period before Gulibon used a strong final stanza to win 9-2.

       

      Brown put the Terps on the board at 141 pounds, using a third period escape to overcome Michael Waters, 1-0. No. 9 Zack Bietz righted the ship for the Nittany Lions, defeating senior Ben Dorsay, 9-0.

       

      The 157-pound affair saw redshirt junior Lou Mascola and Cody Law go back and forth until the final whistle with Law ultimately securing a 3-2 win. Penn State’s Garett Hammond won by major decision over redshirt sophomore Tyler Manion at 165 pounds before No. 3 Matt Brown pinned redshirt junior TJ Guidice in the 174-pound contest.

       

      Penn State performed strongly in the final three matches. Matt McCutcheon defeated senior Tony Gardner, 17-6, before No. 5 Morgan McIntosh pinned senior Rob Fitzgerald. Jimmy Lawson got past redshirt freshman Ryan Kail to finish the night for the road squad.

       

      Maryland returns to action Dec. 21 at Madison Square Garden for the annual Grapple at the Garden. The Terps will take on Hofstra at 10 a.m. before facing Duke at noon.

       

      No. 4 Penn State 38, Maryland 3

      125: No 10 Jordan Conaway (PSU) major decision over Michael Beck (MD), 15-2 (4-0)

      133: No. 5 Jimmy Gulibon (PSU) decision over No. 7 Geoffrey Alexander (MD) 9-2 (7-0)

      141: No. 11 Shyheim Brown (MD) decision over Michael Waters (PSU), 1-0 (7-3)

      149: No. 9 Zack Beitz (PSU) major decision over Ben Dorsay (MD), 9-0 (11-3)

      157: Cody Law (MD) decision over Lou Mascola (MD) 3-2 (14-3)

      165: Garett Hammond (PSU) major decision over Tyler Manion (MD), 15-4 (18-3)

      174: No. 3 Matt Brown (PSU) fall over TJ Guidice (MD), 1:12 (24-3)

      184: Matt McCutcheon (PSU) major decision over Tony Gardner (MD), 17-6 (28-3)

      197: No. 5 Morgan McIntosh (PSU) fall over Rob Fitzgerald (MD), 0:51 (34-3)

      285: Jimmy Lawson (PSU) decision over Ryan Kail (MD), 20-8 (38-3)

       

       

      -Maryland-                                                                                                                                                                                       

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      Taylor SmythMedia Relations Assistant | Maryland Athletics O 301.314.8052 | tsmyth1@umd.edu 

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      From: "Riley Greene"
      To: "Riley Greene"
      Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2014 9:56:27 PM
      Subject: Indiana Drops First Dual Meet of the Season

       
      Dec. 11, 2014
       
       
       

      Indiana at Wisconsin

       

      Team Score: Indiana 0, Wisconsin 45
      Records: Indiana (0-1/0-1), Wisconsin (4-1/2-0)
      Next Event: Saturday, Dec. 13 -- vs. SIUE/Manchester (Bloomington, Ind.), 10am/2pm

       

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      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana lost a tough match-up versus the 19th ranked Badgers, 45-0. Senior Luke Sheridan gave a strong effort in his bout against 16th ranked Timmy McCall, losing in a 3-2 decision.

      Third ranked 165-pound, Taylor Walsh, lost a tough battle to seventh ranked Isaac Jordan for only his second loss on the year, a 3-1 decision. Redshirt sophomore Matt Irick ended the match early after an apparent knee injury.

      The Hoosiers take on SIU-Edwardsville and Manchester this Saturday (Dec. 13) beginning at 10 am for the 2014-15 home opener.

       
       
      INDIANA
      Score
      WISCONSIN
      125
      -
      lost
      FF
      -
      Johnny Jiminez
      133
      lost
      pin
      6:19
      #18/18 Ryan Taylor
      141
      lost
      TF
      16-1
      Jesse Thielke
      149
      lost
      D
      7-2
      Rylan Lubeck
      157
      lost
      D
      4-1
      Jarod Donar
      165
      lost
      D
      3-1
      #7/8 Isaac Jordan
      174
      lost
      MD
      13-5
      Frank Cousins
      184
      lost
      MFF
      -
      #20/16 Ricky Robertson
      197
      lost
      D
      3-2
      #16/17 Timmy McCall
      285
      lost
      pin
      2:36
      #5/6 Connor Medbery
       
       

       

      Riley Greene
      Media Relations Assistant
      Water Polo, Wrestling
      Indiana University Athletics
      (317) 679-2257


       

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