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Massa Crowned EMU Open Champ; Eight Wolverines Place

By University of Michigan Sports Information Department , 11/08/15, 9:45PM EST

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What You Need to Know
» Eight Wolverines placed top eight at their respective weights, including all five participating freshmen.
» Logan Massa captured the 165-pound title with a 5-0 record, earning two pins, a technical fall and two major decisions.
» All five freshman wrestlers competed unattached.

 

Site: Ypsilanti, Mich. (Bowen Field House)
Event: Eastern Michigan Open
U-M Team Result: No Team Scoring
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Nov. 15 -- vs. Sacred Heart - Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals (Troy, N.Y.), 9:20 a.m.

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Freshman Logan Massa captured the 165-pound title to headline the No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team's performance at the Eastern Michigan Open on Saturday (Nov. 7) at the Eagles' Bowen Field House. The Wolverines had 13 wrestlers entered -- many unattached -- and boasted eight individual placewinners.

Massa was impressive in his collegiate debut, posting a 5-0 record with two pins, a technical fall and two major decisions and outscoring 78-24 his opposition over the day. He earned a 15-5 major decision over Indiana's Devin Skatzka, quickly rallying from an early deficit to complete his perfect day. Massa evened the score on a reversal before scoring on a takedown and two-point tilt late in the opening period. He added three more takedowns, including two in the third period, and rode for 1:48 time advantage.

Freshman Sal Profaci and sophomore/freshman Malik Amine both bounced back from semifinal losses to place third at 133 and 141 pounds, respectively. Profaci, who went 4-1 in his collegiate debut, defeated Purdue's Jonathan Marmolejo, 5-2, in the third-place bout on a pair of takedowns, while Amine took advantage of a quick start -- a takedown and two-point near fall -- and riding time to beat Ashland's Mike Labry, 7-5, in his placing bout. Amine also went 4-1.

Massa and Profaci were among five Wolverine freshmen to compete in the open tournament -- all of whom place top eight. Jackson Striggow went 3-2 to claim seventh place at 197 pounds, while Mike Volyanyuk and Ben Lamantia took eighth place at 125 and 133 pounds, respectively. Striggow capped the day with a 4-0 decision against Eastern Michigan's Jared Langley in the seventh-place contest.

Sophomore/freshman Zehlin Storr and junior/sophomore Jordan Amine rounded out the Wolverines' placewinners. Storr went 5-2 en route to sixth place at 141 pounds, while Amine was 4-2 in a seventh-place finish at 157 pounds. Amine cruised past Central Michigan's Kaleb Rahoi, 7-2, in the placing bout.

The Wolverines will officially kick off the 2015-16 season in two weeks, heading to Troy, New York, for the annual Journeymen/Asics Northeast Duals on Sunday, Nov. 15. U-M will face Sacred Heart (9:20 a.m.), West Virginia (11:15 a.m.) and Hofstra (3:15 p.m.).

MICHIGAN RESULTS

125 Pounds -- Mike Volyanyuk
First Round - Bye
Second Round - dec. Roshaun Cooley (Clarion), 10-3
Quarterfinal - dec. by Hayden Lee (Ohio), 1-0
Consolations - dec. Giuseppe Penzone (Tiffin), 8-4
Consolations - dec. by Drew Dickson (Kent State), 3-1
Seventh Place - dec. by Kirk Johansen (Northern Illinois), 8-3
Finished in eighth place with a 2-3 record

133 Pounds -- Sal Profaci
First Round - pinned Kyle Greenwald (Clarion), 1:23
Second Round - dec. Jose Rodriguez (Ohio State), 11-7
Quarterfinal - dec. Korbin Myers (Edinboro), 6-5
Semifinal - dec. by Anthony Tutolo (Kent State), 4-3
Third Place - dec. Jonathan Marmolejo (Purdue), 5-2
Finished in third place with a 4-1 record

133 Pounds -- Ben Lamantia
First Round - Bye
Second Round - major dec. Zak Hassan (Ohio), 8-0
Quarterfinal - pinned by Jonathan Marmolejo (Purdue), 4:38
Consolations - major dec. Garrett Pepple (Indiana), 9-0
Consolations - dec. by Anthony Rivera (Edinboro), 3-2
Seventh Place - dec. by Korbin Myers (Edinboro), 10-4
Finished in eighth place with a 2-3 record

141 Pounds -- Zehlin Storr
Pigtail - major dec. Joel Rosko (Clarion), 16-3
First Round - dec. Brad Green (Northern Illinois), 9-3
Second Round - major dec. Collin Vargo (Central Michigan), 9-1
Quarterfinal - pinned by Micah Jordan (Ohio State), 4:36
Consolations - dec. Kyle Noonan (Central Michigan), 9-7
Consolations - dec. Cole Weaver (Indiana), 3-2
Fifth Place - dec. by McCoy Kent (Northern Illinois), 12-7
Finished in sixth place with a 5-2 record

141 Pounds -- Cameron Kennedy
First Round - pinned by Nate Hagan (Edinboro), 5:00
Withdrew with a 0-1 record

141 Pounds -- Malik Amine
First Round - dec. Kyle Ayersman (Purdue), 7-4
Second Round - major dec. Mike Hozan (Ohio State), 13-5
Quarterfinal - dec. Cole Weaver (Indiana), 6-3
Semifinal - pinned by Micah Jordan (Ohio State), 4:06
Third Place - dec. Mike Labry (Ashland), 7-5
Finished in third place with a 4-1 record

149 Pounds -- Hunter Sharf
Pigtail - pinned Sean Caruso (Clarion), 4:05
First Round - major dec. by Trevor Moody (Indiana), 9-1
Consolations - dec. by Zach Wilson (Ohio), 12-6
Eliminated with a 1-2 record

157 Pounds -- Cody VanderHagen
Pigtail - dec. Jacob Spino (Kent State), 9-3
First Round - dec. by Jake Ryan (Ohio State), 7-3
Consolations - dec. by Joey White (Findlay), 3-2
Eliminated with a 1-2 record

157 Pounds -- Jordan Amine
First Round - dec. Matt Pasqualini (Michigan State), 7-1
Second Round - dec. Anthony DeCarlo (Ohio State), 6-0
Quarterfinal - dec. by Carver James (Illinois), 6-3
Consolations - dec. Joey White (Findlay), 5-2
Consolations - dec. by Gavin Murray (Purdue), 6-4
Seventh Place - dec. Kaleb Rahoi (Central Michigan), 7-2
Finished in seventh place with a 4-2 record

165 Pounds -- Logan Massa
First Round - pinned Dan Andress (Northern Illinois), 1:32
Second Round - pinned Arsen Ashughyan (Ohio), 6:38
Quarterfinal - tech. fall Andrew Hoselton (Purdue), 22-6
Semifinal - major dec. Jordan Atienza (Central Michigan), 15-6
Final - major dec. Devin Skatzka (Indiana), 15-5
Finished as the 165-pound champion with a 5-0 record

184 Pounds -- Ernest Battaglia
First Round - pinned Ty Lehman (unattached), 2:51
Second Round - dec. Brendon Winning (Lake Erie College), 10-3
Quarterfinal - dec. by Danny Hicks (Illinois), 13-8
Consolations - injury default by Charlie Keenan (Kent State), 4:12
Eliminated with a 2-2 record

197 Pounds -- Jackson Striggow
First Round - Bye
Second Round - dec. Diallo Matsimela (Central Michigan), 7-0
Quarterfinal - major dec. by Kollin Moore (Ohio State), 15-6
Consolations - major dec. Fletcher Miller (Indiana), 12-4
Consolations - dec. by Matthew O'Hara (Ohio State), 2-0
Seventh Place - dec. Jared Langley (Eastern Michigan), 4-0
Finished in seventh place with a 3-2 record

Heavyweight -- Payne Hayden
First Round - tech. fall by Nick Tavanello (Ohio State), 16-1
Consolations - pinned Noah Hosking (Lake Erie College), 2:45
Consolations - dec. James Ford (Purdue), 8-5
Consolations - pinned Harun Bogdanic (Grand Valley State), 2:15
Consolations - dec. by Garret Goldman (Indiana), 11-4
Eliminated with a 3-2 record