#3 Michigan traveled to East Lansing to take on in-state rival Michigan State on Friday. The Wolverines won 7 of 10 matches, earning bonus points in three of the matches. Michigan finishes the regular season with a 5-1 dual meet record, and Michigan State finishes 2-4.
Next up for both programs is the Big Ten tournament on March 6th and 7th at Penn State.
Michigan 28, Michigan State 9
125 – #13 Rayvon Foley (MSU) dec Jack Medley (Mich), 7-2
133 – #8 (@125) Dylan Ragusin (Mich) fall Jordan Hamdan (MSU), 1:42
141 – Drew Mattin (Mich) dec Matt Santos (MSU), 4-0
149 – Peyton Omania (MSU) dec #5 Kanen Storr (Mich), 15-8
157 – #9 Will Lewan (Mich) dec Chase Saldate (MSU), 7-2
165 – #13 Cam Amine (Mich) dec Jake Tucker (MSU), 4-3
174 – #6 Logan Massa (Mich) maj dec Drew Hughes (MSU), 16-6
184 – #9 Layne Malczewski (MSU) dec Jaden Bullock (Mich), 6-2
197 – #2 Myles Amine (Mich) dec #8 Cam Caffey (MSU), 11-6
285 – #2 Mason Parris (Mich) fall Christian Rebottaro (MSU), 2:20
First period pins by Dylan Ragusin (133lbs) and Mason Parris (285lbs) helped carry the Wolverines to a 28-9 win. Logan Massa also picked up bonus points for Michigan, earning a major decision over 3x NCAA qualifier Drew Hughes. In the match of the dual, Myles Amine was impressive, beating All-American Cam Caffey 11-6. Other Wolverines to win included Drew Mattin, Will Lewan, and Cam Amine.
Ravon Foley, Peyton Omania, and Layne Malczewski were the highlights for the Spartans. Foley beat NCAA qualifier Jack Medley 7-2 in the opening match. Foley At 149lbs, Peyton Omania built a 12-1 lead in the first period after two left-handed headlocks to upset #5 Kanen Storr. Layne Malczewski knocked off a tough freshman in Jaden Bullock at 184lbs in a 6-2 decision.
Both teams are off this weekend before heading to the Big Ten tournament on March 6th and 7th. There are still some questions for the Wolverines at 125 and 133lbs. Dylan Ragusin spent most of the season at 125lbs before wrestling 133lbs the last two duals. It is very possible we could see Raugisn back down to 125 for the Big Ten tournament after wrestling at 133lbs the last few duals. Additionally, we have yet to see Stevan Micic wrestle this season. There is a possibility that he could wrestle in the Big Ten tournament. If Micic is not available, look for Jack Medley to get the nod for the Wolverines.
For the Spartans, it is unclear if Jacob Spiess will be back in the lineup at 141lbs for the Big Ten tournament after he has missed the past few weeks. It does appear that Michigan State will be going with Christian Rebottaro at heavyweight.
Michigan Grapplers in the Rankings (Intermat)
125 – #2 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan)
125 – #8 Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)
125 – #13 Rayvon Foley (Michigan State, Ann Arbor Pioneer HS)
125 – #14 Devin Schroder (Purdue, Grand Rapids Catholic Central HS)
133 – #2 Stevan Micic (Michigan)
133 – #10 Jarrett Trombley (NC State, Lake Fenton HS)
141 – #5 Ian Parker (Iowa State, St. Johns HS)
141 – #13 Dresden Simon (Central Michigan, Dansville HS)
149 – #5 Kanen Storr (Michigan, Leslie HS)
157 – #9 Will Lewan (Michigan)
165 – #13 Cam Amine (Michigan, Detroit Catholic Central HS)
174 – #6 Logan Massa (Michigan, St. Johns HS)
184 – #9 Layne Malczewski (Michigan, Dakota HS)
197 – #2 Myles Amine (Michigan, Detroit Catholic Central HS)
197 – #8 Cam Caffey (Michigan State)
285 – #2 Mason Parris (Michigan)
285 – #4 Matt Stencel (Central Michigan)
285 – #12 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin, Lake Fenton HS)