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D1 College Weekend Preview Feb 19-21

By Kyle Hansen, 02/18/16, 9:00AM EST

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#7 Michigan hosting #8 VA Tech for National Duals on Sunday


#4 Adam Coon is set for a big time matchup with #3 Ty Walz of VA Tech Sunday

Thursday, February 18

Wisconsin at #18 Central Michigan (7 pm)
The No. 18-ranked Chippewas (9-5, 5-2 MAC) are hosting non-conference foe Wisconsin (3-7, 2-6 Big Ten).  CMU is looking to get back on track after a loss to rival Kent St.

Social Media: @CMUWrestling on Twitter

Projected Matchups
125 Johnny Jimenez vs. forfeit UW 6                                                            
133 #10 Ryan Taylor vs. Corey Keener UW 3
141 Luke Rowh vs. #18 Zach Horan CMU 4
149 Andrew Crone vs. #12 Colin Heffernan CMU 4
157 TJ Ruschell vs. #10 Luke Smith CMU 3
165 #2 Isaac Jordan vs. Jordan Atienza UW 5
174 Ricky Robertson vs. #7 Mike Ottinger CMU 3
184 Ryan Christensen vs. Jordan Ellingwood CMU 3
197 Eric Peissig vs. Jackson Lewis CMU 3
285 Brock Horwath vs. Newton Smerchek CMU 3

Prediction: CMU 23, Wisconsin 15

Friday, February 19

Michigan St. @ Cleveland St. (7 pm)
The Michigan State Spartans (1-14, 1-8 Big Ten) finish up their regular season Friday as they travel to Cleveland State (4-6, 3-2 EWL).  Friday marks the final dual for Head Coach Tom Minkel’s career.  MSU is gunning for their 2nd dual win of the season.

Social Media: @wrestlingmsu on Twitter

Projected Matchups
125 Mitch Rogaliner vs. John Martin MSU 3
133 Garth Yenter vs. Evan Cheek CSU 3
141 #16 Javier Gasca vs. Mike Carlone MSU 4
149 Kaelan Richards vs. Nick Montgomery CSU 6
157 Mark Bozzo vs. John Vaughn MSU 3
165 Dean Vettese vs. Chad Busz MSU 3
174 Shane Shadaia vs. Nathan Wynkoop MSU 3
184 Shwan Shadaia vs. Jacob Worthington MSU 3
197 Jacob Cooper vs. Sam Wheeler CSU 3
285 Dimitrus Renfro vs. #18 Riley Shaw CSU 6

Prediction: MSU 19, CSU 18

Sunday, February 21

#7 Virginia Tech @ #8 Michigan (2 pm)
The No. 8-ranked Michigan Wolverines will host the No. 7-ranked Hokies of Virginia Tech in the first ever NWCA Division I National Championship Dual Series.  Virginia Tech captured the ACC crown, while Michigan finished second in the Big Ten to top ranked Penn State.

Social Media: @umichwrestling on Twitter

 

Projected Matchups
125 #3 Joey Dance vs. #18 Conor Youtsey VT 3
133 Denis Gustafson vs. #16 Rossi Bruno VT 3
141 #8 Solomon Chishko vs. Zac Hall VT 3
149 Sal Mastriani vs. #7 Alec Panteleo UM 3
157 #5 Nick Brascetta vs. #11 Brian Murphy VT 3
165 #15 David McFadden vs. Garrett Sutton VT 3
174 Zach Epperly vs. Aaron Calderon VT 3
184 #7 Zack Zavatsky vs. #3 Domenic Abounader UM 3
197 #13 Jared Haught vs. #6 Max Huntley UM 3
285 #3 Ty Walz vs. #4 Adam Coon UM 3

Prediction: VT 18, Michigan 12

Central Michigan @ Old Dominion (2 pm)
The CMU Chippewas (9-5, 5-2 MAC) travel to Norfolk, VA where they take on Old Dominion (4-11, 0-6) in conference action.  This dual marks the final regular season competition for CMU before they head to EMU for the MAC Championships.

Social Media: @CMUWrestling on Twitter

Projected Matchups
125 forfeit vs. Brandon Jeske ODU 6
133 Corey Keener vs. Josh Markham CMU 4
141 #18 Zach Horan vs. Chris Mecate ODU 3
149 #12 Colin Heffernan vs. #9 Alexander Richardson ODU 3
157 #10 Luke Smith vs. Devin Geoghegan CMU 3
165 Jordan Atienza vs. Sheldon Wright CMU 3
174 #7 Mike Ottinger vs. Terrell Forbes CMU 3
184 Jordan Ellingwood vs. #16 Jack Dechow ODU 3
197 Jackson Lewis vs. Kaleab Fatahi CMU 3
285 Newton Smerchek vs. Austin Coburn ODU 3

Prediction: ODU 18, CMU 16