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Coon & Dean win Vegas Invite

By Michigan Grappler, 12/08/13, 10:45AM EST


Coon working against JT Felix of Boise State in the Finals. (Photo/UM Sports Information)

A pair of college freshmen hailing from the State of Michigan exploded on the National NCAA Division 1 scene this weekend as Gabe Dean of Lowell and Adam Coon of Fowlerville won the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Dean, wrestling for Cornell at 184lbs, scored a pair of wins over ranked wrestlers including an overtime win over #5 ranked Jake Swartz of Boise State in the semifinals.  He capped the day of with a 13-3 win over Nebraska's Timothy Dudley in the finals.

Coon, who remained undefeated in his college career for the University of Michigan, scored a pair of overtime wins over top 5 nationally ranked opponents.  He beat #3 ranked Nick Gwiadiziak of North Carolina State in the quarterfinals and #5 JT Felix of Boise State in the finals.

The University of Michigan finished 5th in the team standings with 6 of 10 wrestlers placing in the Top 10.  Read below to see the list of Michigan placers.

Full Brackets

133 - Rossi Bruno (Michigan), 5th
149 - Eric Grajales (Michigan), 6th
157 - Brian Murphy (Michigan), 5th
165 - Dan Yates (Michigan), 3rd
174 - Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State/Napolean), 5th
184 - Gabe Dean (Cornell/Lowell HS) - 1st
197 - Chris Heald (Michigan), 8th
285 - Adam Coon (Michigan), 1st

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