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College Week 8 Recap

By MI Grappler, 01/16/23, 6:00PM EST

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Michigan vs Michigan State

The Wolverines claimed seven of ten bouts, earning bonus points in three of them. Michigan had back-to-back major decisions at 141 and 149 pounds and a pin at heavyweight, as they handed the Spartans their first dual loss of the season.

Jack Medley opened the dual with a 6-3 win over #25 Lujan before Rayvon Foley had an impressive major decision over #5 Dylan Ragusin at 133lbs. Michigan and MSU split the other ranked matches, which included 157 and 184lbs. Chase Saldate used OT to upset All American Will Lewan at 157lbs, and Matt Finesilver beat #17 Layne Malczewski at 184lbs.

The matches of the dual came at 165lbs and 197lbs. At 165, Cameron Amine used a third period takedown to beat Eaton Rapids HS grad Caleb Fish 3-2. Fish attempted to roll through a takedown attempt in the third period, but it was determined that his hand hit the mat before rolling through, giving Amine the takedown and the win. In college, there is no reaction time for a takedown if a hand touches the mat before rolling through. At 197lbs, Detroit CC HS grad Brendin Yatooma took #15 Caffey to OT. Yatooma was leading late but was hit for stalling with 6 seconds left to send the match to OT. In sudden victory, Yatooma was initially awarded a takedown, but the takedown was waved off by the ref. Caffey would hold on to win 6-5 in the rideouts.

Mason Parris put an exclamation point on the dual with a second period pin over Ryan Vasbinder at 285lbs.

Michigan 25, Michigan State 10
125 - Jack Medley (U-M) dec. #25 Tristan Lujan, 6-3
133 - #11 Rayvon Foley (MSU) major dec. #5 Dylan Ragusin, 12-4
141 - #23 Cole Mattin (U-M) major dec. Jordan Hamdan, 12-3
149 - #20 Chance Lamer (U-M) major dec. Peyton Omania, 10-2
157 - #23 Chase Saldate (MSU) dec. #8 Will Lewan, 3-1 SV
165 - #6 Cameron Amine (U-M) dec. Caleb Fish, 3-2
174 - Max Maylor (U-M) dec. Ceasar Garza, 6-2
184 - #9 Matt Finesilver (U-M) dec. #17 Layne Malczewski, 10-4
197 - #15 Cam Caffey (MSU) dec. Brendin Yatooma, 6-5 TB
285 - #2 Mason Parris (U-M) pinned Ryan Vasbinder, 4:09

Michigan vs Wisconsin

Jack Medley and Cameron Amine were the oustanding wrestlers of the dual, as they both earned top-25 wins. #3 Michigan rolled to a dominant 27-6 dual win over #14 Wisconsin at Cliff Keen Arena, claiming eight of 10 matches to stay unbeaten (7-0) on the season.

Jack Medley started the dual off with an impressive upset win over #5 Eric Barnett. Medley used a reversal and nearfall in the third period to take the lead. Medley broke the match open with another takedown in the last frame, and was in on a shot late to earn the major decision, but he was unable to finish. 

After Dylan Ragusin, Cole Mattin, and Will Lewan all earned ranked victories, Cameron Amine kept the momentum going with a big win over All American Dean Hamiti. Amine used takedown and ride outs in the first and third periods, including a takedown with 10 seconds left in the match, to beat Hamiti in a rematch of last years consi semis of the NCAA tournament. 

Mason Parris ended the dual with a 4-0 victory over All American Trent Hillger, who is a graduate of Lake Fenton HS.

The Wolverines are on the road this upcoming weekend at Penn State and Rutgers on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Michigan 27, Wisconsin 6
125 - Jack Medley (U-M) dec. #5 Eric Barnett, 12-6
133 - #5 Dylan Ragusin (U-M) major dec. #27 Taylor LaMont, 12-1
141 - #23 Cole Mattin (U-M) dec. #24 Joseph Zargo, 6-2
149 - #2 Austin Gomez (UW) dec. #20 Chance Lamer, 17-10
157 - #8 Will Lewan (U-M) dec. #17 Garrett Model, 5-3
165 - #6 Cameron Amine (U-M) dec. #5 Dean Hamiti, 5-3
174 - Max Maylor (U-M) dec. James Rowley, 7-1
184 - #9 Matt Finesilver (U-M) tech. fall Tyler Dow, 19-2 (4:51)
197 - #14 Braxton Amos (UW) dec. Brendin Yatooma, 4-0
285 - #2 Mason Parris (U-M) dec. #11 Trent Hillger, 4-0

Michigan State vs Minnesota

Chase Saldate was the highlight of the dual for the Spartans, earning his second top-15 win of the weekend. After beating Lewan on Friday, Saldate beat #12 Brayton Lee on Sunday. Other winners for the Spartans include Caleb Fish at 165lbs and Cam Caffey at 197lbs. Fish had a big pin over Andrew Sparks, who is currently ranked 24th in the country.

Michigan State is on the road this upcoming weekend at Rutgers and Penn State on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Minnesota 21, Michigan State 11
125 - Patrick McKee (Minn) dec Tristan Lujan (MSU) 5-1
133 - Aaron Nagao (Minn) dec Rayvon Foley (MSU) 9-4
141 - Jake Bergeland (Minn) dec Jordan Hamdan (MSU) 3-2
149 - Michael Blockhus (Minn) dec Peyton Omania (MSU) 8-2
157 - Chase Saldate (MSU) dec Brayton Lee (Minn) 3-1
165 - Caleb Fish (MSU) fall Andrew Sparks (Minn) 6:37
174 - Bailee O'Reilly (Minn) dec Ceasar Garza (MSU) 10-6
184 - Isaiah Salazar (Minn) dec Layne Malczewski (MSU) 10-3
197 - Cam Caffey (MSU) dec Michial Foy (Minn) 3-2
285 - Garrett Joles (Minn) dec Ryan Vasbinder (MSU) 4-3

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan earned its first two dual wins of the year, both coming in MAC action. On Friday, CMU beat Northern Illinois 23-18 after claiming 6 of 10 matches, including a Corbyn Munson pin at 157lbs over Westland John Glenn HS graduate Anthony Gibson. At 141lbs, Jacob Brya, a graduate of St. Johns HS, earned a pin for the Huskies over Jimmy Nugent. The Chippewas won the last 4 matches to seal the win over the Huskies.

On Sunday, the Chippewas had another home victory, this time beating Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 26-11. CMU earned bonus points in 5 of its 6 wins in the dual. Ben Cushman led the way with a pin at 184lbs, while Sean Spidle started the dual off with a tech fall at 125lbs. Richmond HS grad Dan McKiernan was a winner for SIUE at 285lbs, beating Bryan Caves 5-2 in the last match of the dual.

Central Michigan 23, Northern Illinois 18
125 - Blake West (NIU) dec. Sean Spidle, 4-3
133 - Lucien Brink (NIU) dec. Vince Perez, 9-2
141 - Jacob Brya (NIU) pinned Jimmy Nugent, 5:49
149 - Johnny Lovett (CMU) major dec. Kavan Troy, 15-7
157 - Corbyn Munson (CMU) pinned Anthony Gibson, 1:29
165 - Izzy Olejnik (NIU) pinned Chandler Amaker, 2:06
174 - Alex Cramer (CMU) major dec. Hayden Pummel, 16-8
184 - Ben Cushman (CMU) dec. Matt Zuber, 6-2
197 - Cameron Wood (CMU) dec. Jacob Christensen, 5-3, SV-1
285 = Bryan Caves (CMU) dec. Terrese Aaron, 6-2

Central Michigan 26, SIUE 12
125 - Sean Spidle (CMU) tech Davian Guanajuato 16-0
133 - Vince Perez (CMU) maj Marcel Lopez 13-5
141 - Saul Ervin (SIUE) dec Ja'Kerion Merritt 3-1
149 - Caleb Tyus (SIU Edwardsville) dec Johnny Lovett 5-4
157 - Corbyn Munson (CMU) dec Caine Tyus 11-6
165 - Tracy Hubbard (CMU) maj Bradley Gillum 12-2
174 - Alex Cramer (CMU) maj Chase Diehl 11-2
184 - Ben Cushman (CMU) fall Sergio Villalobos 2:30
197 - Ryan Yarnell (SIUE) dec Cameron Wood  9-2
285 - Colton McKiernan (SIUE) dec Bryan Caves 5-2

Other Michigan Grapplers in Action

125 - Jack Parker (Bellarmine, Spring Lake HS) maj Hale Robinson (Davidson) 14-6
133 - Brendan Ferretti (Navy, Dakota HS) dec Brendon Fenton (Kent State) 5-3
133 - Wyatt Henson (Oklahoma) dec Brendan Ferretti (Navy, Dakota HS) 4-3
165 - Danny Braunagel (Illinois) fall Stoney Buell (Purdue, Dundee HS) 4:02
174 - Jay Nivison (Buffalo, Davison HS) dec Ross McFarland (Hofstra) 2-1SV
184 - Will Feldkamp (Clarion, Dexter HS) fall Zach Brown (VMI) :47
184 - Neil Antrassian (Virginia, Bedford HS) maj Chase Mielnik (Maryland) 14-4
184 - Will Feldkamp (Clarion, Dexter HS) fall Gavin Claro (Long Island) :54
285 - Taye Ghadiali (Campbell, Warren Fitz HS) dec Jaron Smith (Maryland) 3-2
285 - AJ Nevills (South Dakota State) dec Taye Ghadiali (Campbell, Warren Fitz HS) 9-3
285 - Jacob Cover (Kent State) dec Ethan Weatherspoon (Virginia, Napoleon HS) 9-4

Michigan Grapplers in the Rankings

125 - #24 Kurt McHenry (Michigan)
125 - #25 Tristan Lujan (Michigan State)
125 - #30 Jarrett Trombley (NC State, Lake Fenton HS)
133 - #5 Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)
133 - #11 Rayvon Foley (Michigan State, Ann Arbor Pioneer HS)
141 - #18 Casey Swiderski (Iowa State, Dundee HS)
141 - #23 Cole Mattin (Michigan)
149 - #20 Chance Lamer (Michigan)
157 - #8 Will Lewan (Michigan)
157 - #18 Derek Gilcher (Indiana, Detroit CC HS)
157 - #23 Chase Saldate (Michigan State)
165 - #6 Cameron Amine (Michigan, Detroit CC HS)
165 - #16 Alex Facundo (Penn State, Davison HS)
184 - #9 Matt Finesilver (Michigan)
184 - #16 Neil Antrassian (Virginia, Bedford HS)
184 - #17 Layne Malczewski (Michigan State, Dakota HS)
197 - #4 Max Dean (Penn State, Lowell HS)
197 - #15 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)
285 - #2 Mason Parris (Michigan)
285 - #11 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin, Lake Fenton HS)
285 - #12 Taye Ghadiali (Campbell, Warren Fitzgerald HS)
285 - #17 Colton McKiernan (SIUE, Richmond HS)