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College Week 2 Recap

By MI Grappler, 11/13/22, 7:15PM EST


University of Michigan

Michigan was on a road trip in North Carolina, taking on Campbell and #16 UNC over the weekend in two very unique duals. On Friday, Michigan and Campbell wrestled in the Battle at Bragg in honor of Veterans Day. Michigan won 8 of 10 matches, including three wins from Wolverines seeing their first dual meet action. In one of the best matches of the dual, Kurt McHenry beat NCAA qualifier Anthony Molton 4-3. Michigan also won all three matches between ranked wrestlers (141, 184, and 285). At heavyweight, Taye Ghadiali (Warren Fitzgerald HS) looked good for Campbell, but Mason Parris ultimately won 8-5. 

On Sunday, UNC hosted Michigan on their baseball field for the Battle on the Diamond. The dual started at 141lbs, and Michigan won the first three weights. Cole Mattin stayed red hot to start the season beating another ranked wrestler, as he took down Lachlan McNeil. Chance Lamer and Will Lewan beat Grappler Fall Classic alums Danny Nini and Sincere Bailey, respectively. After Finesilver won a battle between two ranked guys at 184, Mason Parris all but sealed the dual with a pin at heavyweight over Dundee HS graduate Brandon Whitman. Dylan Ragusin ended the dual with a 20-5 tech fall over Jaime Hernandez, and the Wolverines won 23-12.

#3 Michigan 26, Campbell 6
125 - Kurt McHenry (U-M) dec. #24 Anthony Molton, 4-3 
133 - #5 Dylan Ragusin (U-M) dec. Domenic Zaccone, 9-7
141 - #14 Cole Mattin (U-M) major dec. #21 Shannon Hanna, 9-0
149 - #22 Chance Lamer (U-M) dec. Callum Sitek, 11-6
157 - #3 Will Lewan (U-M) dec. #30 Troy Nation, 4-2
165 - Dom Baker (CU) dec. Zack Mattin, 7-5
174 - Joseph Walker (U-M) dec. Cole Rees, 3-1 SV
184 - #14 Matt Finesilver (U-M) major dec. #19 Caleb Hopkins, 10-2
197 - Levi Hopkins (CU) dec. Brendin Yatooma, 3-2
285 - #3 Mason Parris (U-M) dec. #13 Taye Ghadiali, 8-5

#3 Michigan 23, #16 North Carolina 9
125 - Jack Wagner (UNC) dec. Jack Medley (U-M), 5-4
133 - #5 Dylan Ragusin (U-M) tech Jaime Hernandez (UNC), 20-5
141 - #14 Cole Mattin (U-M) dec. Lachlan McNeil (UNC), 9-3
149 - #22 Chance Lamer (U-M) dec. Danny Nini (UNC), 6-3
157 - #3 Will Lewan (U-M) dec. Sincere Bailey (UNC), 3-2
165 - Joseph Mazzara (UNC) dec. Zack Mattin, 7-3
174 - #5 Clay Lautt (UNC) dec. Max Maylor (U-M), 4-1
184 - #14 Matt Finesilver (U-M) major dec. #12 Gavin Kane (UNC), 4-0
197 - Max Shaw (UNC) dec. Jaden Bullock (U-M), 3-2
285 - #3 Mason Parris (U-M) pin Brandon Whitman (UNC), 2:30

Michigan State University

The Spartans also traveled to the Carolinas over the weekend, wrestling Davidson in NC on Friday and Presbyterian in SC on Saturday. Michigan State started off the season 2-0 in dual action after decisive victories, which included big bonus points. Michigan State earned 5 pins, 1 tech, and 1 forfeit en route to a 52-0 victory over Davidson. The 52-0 win marked the biggest winning margin in program history, as well as the most points ever scored in a dual. Peyton Omania, Layne Malczewski, and Cameron Caffey all earned first period falls for the Spartans.

Michigan State kept things rolling on Saturday against Presbyterian, as they won 9 of 10 bouts en route to a 46-3 victory. Senior Rayvon Foley picked up his second tech fall of the weekend, while Malczewski earned his second pin of the weekend. Senior Cameron Caffey was dominant during a 21-5 tech fall, which was his 100th win of his career.  Transfer Ryan Vasbinder, a DII national champion, ended the dual with a pin at 285lbs. Blake Noonan and Miley Hoey picked up their first career dual meet wins.

Michigan State 52, Davidson 0
125 – Tristan Lujan (MSU) def. Devon Diaco (DAV) – Fall, 4:52
133 – #9 Rayvon Foley (MSU) def. Jackson Sichelstiel (DAV) – Tech Fall, 6:30
141 – Jordan Hamdan (MSU) def. Matt McLaughlin (DAV) – Fall, 5:33
149 – Peyton Omania (MSU) def. Noah Frack (DAV) – Fall, 2:22
157 – #18 Chase Saldate (MSU) def. Marc Koch (DAV) – Maj. Dec., 9-1
165 – #32 Caleb Fish (MSU) def. Jaden Hardrick (DAV) – Dec. 2-1
174 – Luke Daly (MSU) def. Brett Sanderlin (DAV) – Maj. Dec., 14-1
184 – #20 Layne Malczewski (MSU) def. Oliver Tipton (DAV) – Fall, 1:53
197 – #15 Cameron Caffey (MSU) def. Gavin Henry (DAV) – Fall, 2:59
285 – Nick West (MSU); won by forfeit

Michigan State 46, Presbyterian 3
125 - Tristan Lujan (MSU) major dec. Brayden Adams (PBY) 16-5
133 - #9 Rayvon Foley tech. fall over Jacob Brasseur (PBY) 19-4, 6:04
141 - Blake Noonan major dec. Trenton Donahue (PBY) 10-1
149 - Peyton Omania major dec. Elijah Holiday (PBY) 11-0
157 - #18 Chase Saldate (MSU) fall over Brandon Jacoby (PBY) 1:44
165 - Miles Hoey (MSU) fall over Ty Chittum (PBY) 4:42
174 - Reed Douglass (PBY) dec. Marty Larkin (MSU) 13-8
184 - #20 Layne Malczewski (MSU) fall over David Bertrand (PBY) 6:01
197 - #15 Cameron Caffey (MSU) tech. fall over Malcom Wiley (PBY) 21-5, 2:59
285 - Ryan Vasbinder (MSU) fall over Will Leonard (PBY) 1:43

Other Michigan Grapplers in Action

The biggest news of the weekend was Alex Facundo's much anticipated debut in dual action for Penn State. Facundo, currently ranked 18th in the country as a freshman, wrestled Lock Haven's Aiden Gaugler. Facundo scored early and often, picking up a 27-12 tech fall in his first college dual.

Similarly, true freshman Casey Swiderski had a big offensive showing in his 28-13 tech fall over Alanis of Cal Baptist. Swiderski has now started the year off 3-0 with two ranked wins and a tech. Teammate Manny Rojas, a Detroit Catholic Central graduate, also put together a solid first tournament of his career, beating Iowa State teammate Helgeson in the finals of the 174lb freshman/sophomore division of the Grand View Open.

Full Results
125 - Anthony Noto (Lock Haven) dec Jarrett Trombley (NC State, Lake Fenton HS) 3-1
125 - Jacob Van Dee (Nebraska) dec Jarrett Trombley (NC State, Lake Fenton HS) 7-3
125 - Jack Parker (Bellarmine, Spring Lake HS) maj dec JP Gamez (Newberry), 21-9
125 - Brandon Mendoza (Tiffin) dec Jack Parker (Bellarmine, Spring Lake HS), 7-4
125 - Jack Parker (Bellarmine, Spring Lake HS) pin Fletcher Swindall (Newberry), 4:15
125 - Jack Parker (Bellarmine, Spring Lake HS) dec Marcello Milani (OLSM HS), 12-6
125 - Ben Aranda (Cleveland St) dec Jack Parker (Bellarmine, Spring Lake HS), 12-5
141 - Casey Swiderski (Iowa State, Dundee HS) tech. fall Edison Alanis (CBU), 28-13
149 - Kevon Davenport (Illinois, Detroit CC HS) pin Luke Nichter (Drexel), :51
149 - Dom Demas (Cal Poly) dec Kevon Davenport (Illinois, Detroit CC HS), 5-3
149 - Kevon Davenport (Illinois, Detroit CC HS) dec Dominic Fendora (Drexel), 6-0
149 - Ethen Miller (Maryland) dec Kevon Davenport (Illinois, Detroit CC HS), 3-2
157 - Dazjon Casto (Pittsburgh) maj Ryan Granger (Cleveland State, Holt HS) 15-3
165 - Alex Facundo (Penn State, Davison HS) tech Aiden Gaugler (Lock Haven) 27-12
165 - Jackson Vance (NIU, Anchor Bay HS) dec Kaden Charboneau (Lindenwood) 7-6
165 - Brendan Parks (Harper) fall Alec Rees (NIU, Sparta HS) 4:50
174 – Darrien Roberts (Oklahoma) dec Jay Nivison (Buffalo, Davison HS), 5-1
184 - Brian Soldano (Rutgers) maj Will Feldkamp (Clarion, Dexter HS) 15-5
197 - Max Dean (Penn State, Lowell HS) fall Brad Morrison (Lock Haven) 2:03
285 - Mason Parris (Michigan) dec Taye Ghadiali (Campbell, Warren Fitz HS)
285 - Mason Parris (Michigan) dec Brandon Whitman (UNC, Dundee HS)
285 - Colton McKiernan (SIUE, Richmond HS) fall David Szuba (Rider) 2:28
285 - #13 Taye Ghadiali (Campbell, Warren Fitz HS) maj dec Brandon Whitman (UNC, Dundee HS), 13-4
285 - Trevon Tinker (Cal Poly) pin Steven Kolcheff (Mizzou, Detroit CC HS), 5:35
285 - Steven Kolcheff (Mizzou, Detroit CC HS) pin Eli Anthony (Drexel), 1:47
285 - Steven Kolcheff (Mizzou, Detroit CC HS) dec Keith Miley (Little Rock), 10-5
285 - Steven Kolcheff (Mizzou, Detroit CC HS) dec Noah Glass (Cal Poly), 11-7
285 - Matt Wrobleski (Illinois) dec Steven Kolcheff (Mizzou, Detroit CC HS), 5-1

Michigan Grapplers in the Rankings

125 - #21 Jarrett Trombley (NC State, Lake Fenton HS)
125 - #29 Dom LaJoie (Cornell, Gaylord HS)
125 - #31 Jack Medley (Michigan, Anchor Bay HS)
133 - #5 Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)
133 - #9 Rayvon Foley (Michigan State, Ann Arbor Pioneer HS)
141 - #14 Cole Mattin (Michigan)
141 - #15 Casey Swiderski (Iowa State, Dundee HS)
149 - #13 Johnny Lovett (Central Michigan)
149 - #22 Chance Lamer (Michigan)
157 - #3 Will Lewan (Michigan)
157 - #18 Chase Saldate (Michigan State)
157 - #31 Corbyn Munson (Central Michigan, Chelsea HS)
165 - #4 Cameron Amine (Michigan, Detroit CC HS)
165 - #18 Alex Facundo (Penn State, Davison HS)
165 - #32 Caleb Fish (Michigan State, Eaton Rapids HS)
174 - #27 Jay Nivison (Buffalo, Davison HS)
184 - #14 Matt Finesilver (Michigan)
184 - #20 Layne Malczewski (Michigan State, Dakota HS)
184 - #21 Will Feldkamp (Clarion, Dexter HS)
184 - #32 Neil Antrassian (Virginia, Bedford HS)
197 - #1 Max Dean (Penn State, Lowell HS)
197 - #15 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)
285 - #3 Mason Parris (Michigan)
285 - #12 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin, Lake Fenton HS)
285 - #13 Taye Ghadiali (Campbell, Warren Fitzgerald HS)
285 - #30 Colton McKiernan (SIUE, Richmond HS)

DII Recap

Davenport - Did not compete

DIII Recap

Adrian - The men's and women's teams hosted the Adrian duals on Saturday, with each team competing in four duals. The men went 3-1, beating Wisconsin Stevens Point, Henry Ford CC, and Southwestern Michigan. Their lone loss came to West Liberty. Dylan Wellbaum was a stand out for Adrian, going 4-0 on the day. The women competed against Elmira College, Northern Michigan, Sacred Heart, and Emory & Henry College. The women went 3-1, with their only loss coming on criteria to Northern Michigan. Angela LaRusso, Clarissa Agostini, and Kayley Rada all went 2-0 for Adrian, while Carleigh Czerneski went 3-0. On Sunday, Adrian had 8 placers, including Agostini who took 2nd. 

Albion - After beating the University of Chicago 20-18 last weekend, Albion men had this weekend off. The women's team, however, was in action at the Adrian Open on Sunday.  Hannah Palise reached the finals, finishing 2nd at 136lbs. 

Alma - Alma traveled to Adrian for three duals on Saturday against West Liberty, Southwest Michigan, and Ohio Northern. Alma went 0-3 on the day, but picked up wins from Dakota Quinlan, Brenden Kurtze, Max Kyser, and Joe Maier.

Olivet - After starting the season off 2-0, Olivet traveled to Indiana for the Trine Open this weekend. Olivet had 7 wrestlers on the podium, including 3 that reached the finals. Emmett Kettel (125lbs), Tyler Herrema (149lbs), and Kam Bush (165lbs) all took 2nd. Olivet also had two fourths, one fifth, and one sixth place finisher.

NAIA Recap

Cleary - Cleary dropped its season opener to Lourdes University last week, but they were back in action at the Trine Open this weekend. Cleary is led this season by Senior David Emch, who went 1-2 at the Trine Open, including picking up a 15-4 major decision on Saturday.

Cornerstone - The Golden Eagles traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Grand View Open. Cornerstone sent 13 guys to Grand View, with Trevor Marsman leading the way. The Cedar Springs grad went 3-2 to finish 4th, with both losses coming to McNeal of Brewton Parker. 

Rochester - The Warriors were also in action at the Trine Open. Rochester was led by Kaleb Rosen, who won the 197lb bracket. Connor Crinigan was 5th at 125lbs, Dylan Coleman finished 5th at 133lbs, Santos Alvarez took 4th at 141lbs, while Rico Brown took 6th at 157lbs.

Siena Heights - Like Cornerstone, the Siena Heights men's team was in action at the Grand View Open. Gage Parker was the lone finisher for the Saints, finishing 6th at 165lbs in the Freshman/Sophomore division. Dylan McLean and Nathan Burns also notched multiple wins at the Open. The women's team competed Saturday and Sunday at Adrian. On Saturday, the team had duals, and on Sunday, they had the individual tournament. The women's team picked up their first ever dual meet win on Saturday, going 4-0 and beating #7 Tiffin in the final match. Bo Geibe, a standout from Constantine HS, led the way going 4-0. On Sunday, during the individual tournament at Adrian, Geibe took 5th, while Jaelynn Trantanella took 6th at 155lbs and Mia Delgado took 7th at 191lbs.

Open Results

FR/SO 165 6th - Gage Parker (Siena Heights/Parma Western)
FR/SO 174 1st - Manny Rojas (Iowa State/Detroit CC)
OPEN 125 4th - Trevor Marsman (Cornerstone/Cedar Springs)
OPEN 125 6th - Austin Franco (Cumberlands/Niles)

ELITE 133 6th - Jamal Chakkour (Wartburg/Dearborn Hts. Crestwood)

133 2nd - Caleb Meekins (St. Cloud State/Westland John Glenn)

149 4th - Kevon Davenport (Illinois/Detroit CC)
285 4th - Steven Kolcheff (Missouri/Detroit CC)

125 3rd - Jacob Blawat (MCC/Reeths Puffer)
125 5th - Connor Crinigan (Rochester)
133 4th - Steven Garty (Indiana Tech/Davison)
133 5th - Dylan Coleman (Rochester/Ferndale)
141 1st - Kyle Kantola (Indiana Tech/Hartland)
141 4th - Santos Alvarez (Rochester/Algonac)
149 1st - Corey Cavanaugh (Indiana Tech/Hartland)
149 2nd - Dash Herrema (Olivet/Grandville)
149 5th - Darren McLeod (Olivet/North Branch)
157 4th - Ramiro Guerrero (Olivet/Adrian)
157 6th - Rico Brown (Rochester/Gaylord)
165 2nd - Kameron Bush (Olivet/Grandville)
165 4th - Jonathan Davis (Olivet/Fowlerville)
174 4th - Gerrit Andrus (MCC/Reeths Puffer)
184 3rd - Kayleb Venema (MCC/Whitehall)
197 1st - Kaleb Rosen (Rochester/New Boston Huron)
197 5th - Dakota Veltman (MCC/Byron Center)
197 6th - John Shelton (MCC/East Grand Rapids)
285 6th - Luke Cortez (Olivet/Corunna)

235 1st - Eliana Bommarito (Indian Hills/Hartland)

133 2nd - Manuel Leija (Davenport/Lansing Eastern)

OPEN 125 4th - Jack Parker (Bellarmine/Spring Lake)
OPEN 141 1st - William Grater (CMU)
OPEN 157 3rd - Alexander Jacobs (CMU)
OPEN 165 1st - Chandler Amaker (CMU)
OPEN 165 3rd - Tyler Swiderski (CMU/Dundee)
OPEN 184 6th - Spencer Steiner (CMU)
OPEN 285 3rd - Simon Lato (CMU/Manchester)
FR/SO 141 2nd - Carsen Richards (Lake Erie/Goodrich)
FR/SO 149 2nd - Josh Howey (Lake Erie/WW Tower)
FR/SO 174 3rd - Leo Galasso (CMU/Kalamazoo Central)
FR/SO 184 3rd - Vincent Scaramuzzino (Lake Erie/Cros-Lex)

285 3rd - Luke Davis (Campbell/Richmond)

141 5th - Chayse LaJoie (Stanford/Gaylord)
184 1st - Neil Antrassian (Virginia/Bedford)