Riordan's Roundup: Jan. 7 - Jan. 13

January is the month when wrestlers really start to realize just how long the season truly is, and also when things start getting serious. Conference duals are starting, seeds for conference tournaments and NCAAs are already being established. This is the time of year when seasons start changing, for better or worse, and we get to see which wrestlers are truly equipped for the long haul.

Dual Meets

Sunday, Jan. 13:

Bloomsburg 19, Pittsburgh 18
Both these programs seem to be in great form and both lineups are littered with ranked wrestlers. Big win for Bloomsburg, a program I've been touting since the beginning of the season.

Bloomsburg earned its first important upset at 133 as Nick Wilcox ekes past 16th-ranked Shelton Mack, 5-4.

At 165, 16th-ranked Josh Veltre continued the Husky winning ways as he stormed past 14th-ranked Tyler Wilps, 5-2.

Second-ranked Panther 197-pounder Matt Wilps needs overtime to get past 20th-ranked Richard Perry, 6-5.

Pittsburgh 27, Eastern Michigan 8

Bloomsburg 24, Eastern Michigan 9

Iowa State 31, Drexel 12

Iowa State 25, Penn 9
Twentieth-ranked Cyclone Ryak Finch drops another match, this time to Penn's 125-pounder Mark Rappo.

12th-ranked Quaker Charles Cobb has impressed me this year. Here he beats ISU's 20th-ranked Luke Goetll, 8-2.

Lehigh 30, American 12

Lock Haven 31, Davidson 6

Lock Haven 21, Eastern Michigan 14

Minnesota 41, Indiana 3
At 165, 12th-ranked Cody Yohn earned a welcomed win over a higher ranked opponent as he tops IU's 10th-ranked Ryan Leblanc, 6-1.

Second-ranked Gopher heavyweight Tony Nelson beats 13th-ranked Adam Chalfant, 4-1.

North Carolina 24, Drexel 10

Oklahoma State 18, Iowa 12
Whoa boy. Practice for Iowa this week isn't going to fun, not one little bit. Not only did they lose to bitter rival OSU, but they did so in a very non-Hawkeye fashion.

At 133, second-ranked Hawkeye Tony Ramos gets by fifth-ranked Jon Morrison, 3-2.

Jordan Oliver, ranked No. 1 for OSU at 149, surprised by only earning a decision against Iowa's 19th-ranked Mike Kelly.

Iowa's top-ranked Derek St. John completes a solid 8-4 win over Alex Dieringer.

Third-ranked Cowboy 165-pounder Tyler Caldwell wins in a close one over 19th-ranked Nick Moore.

In the match of the dual, OSU's top-ranked 174-pounder Chris Perry edges Mike Evans 3-2.

In a dual meet-winning upset, OSU's 12th-ranked Chris Chionuma upended ninth-ranked Ethen Lofthouse, 3-2.

At 197, fifth-ranked Blake Rosholt wins in a squeaker over Iowa's Nathan Burak, 3-2.

Finally, third-ranked Cowboy heavyweight Alan Gelogaev wins a chippy 7-3 decision over Bobby Telford.

Oregon State 21, Wyoming 12
Fourth-ranked 197 pounder, Wyoming's Alfonso Hernandez earns a hard fought 7-6 decision over 10th-ranked Beaver Taylor Meeks, 7-6.

OSU's 10th-ranked 157 pounder Roger Pena majors 14th-ranked Andy McCulley, 11-3.

Penn State 41, Michigan State 0
Penn State adds insult to injury. They shut out MSU and their backup heavyweight Jon Gingrich beats the Spartan's highest ranked wrestler, fourth-ranked heavyweight Michael McClure, 5-3.

Pittsburgh 39, Davidson 6

Pittsburgh 27, Eastern Michigan 8

Wisconsin 19, Michigan 16
Eleventh-ranked Connor Medbery, the nation's top freshman heavyweight, beat 19th-ranked Wolverine heavyweight Ben Apland, 6-2.

Saturday, Jan. 12:

Maryland 27, Brown 6

CSU Bakersfield 22, Cal Poly 10

Pittsburgh 39, Davidson 6

Lock Haven 31, Davidson 6

Lock Haven 21, Eastern Michigan 14

Maryland 22, Harvard 14

Lehigh 19, Navy 15
Lehigh's 10th-ranked Nate Brown continues his strong season. Here he tops 14th-ranked Midshipman Matt Miller, 5-3

Clarion 25, Michigan State 16

N.C. State 22, Gardner-Webb 16

Nebraska 25, Northwestern 12
Robert Kokesh continues to roll. Here he completes an impressive major decision over NU's ninth-ranked 174-pound Lee Munster.

Also, in what I would call my match of the week, Nebraska's 7th-ranked 157-pounder James Green comes roaring back to action and topples second-ranked Jason Welch, 9-8

Cornell 42, Princeton 0

Friday, Jan. 11:

American 21, Harvard 19

Brown 20, George Mason 16

Cleveland State 20, George Mason 15

Franklin & Marshall 20, Davidson 16

Illinois 29, Purdue 10
In a high profile meeting of two athletic 197-pounders, fourth-ranked Mario Gonzalez of Illinois beats 17th-ranked Braden Atwood of Purdue.

Iowa State 19, Rutgers 15

Iowa State's Tanner Weatherman upsets 13th-ranked Greg Zanetti at 174 pounds, 9-7.

Meanwhile, at 125, ISU's 20th-rankedRyak Finch falls 5-4 to Joey Langel. .

Minnesota 25, Ohio State 9
Twelfth-ranked Buckeye 125 pounder Nikko Triggas defeats 13th-ranked David Thorn, 6-4.

Things get better for Minnesota as second-ranked 174 pound sophomore Logan Storley bests second-ranked Nick Heflin, 12-3.

Minnesota's 14th-ranked Scott Schiller keeps getting better and better. This time he beats ninth-ranked Buckeye, Andrew Campolattano, 5-2.

Nebraska 20, Michigan 19
At 174, fourth-ranked Cornhusker Robert Kokesh doesn't stop winning. Here he tops the tough 11th-ranked Dan Yates, 9-4.

Nebraska earns another big win at 141 as Ridge Kiley defeats 18th-ranked Camryn Jackson, 9-4.

Twelfth-ranked Wolverine 149-pound junior Eric Grajales earns an important win of his own as he upends eighth-ranked Jake Sueflohn, 3-2.

Northern Iowa 40, Northern Colorado 6

Ohio 32, Northern Illinois 13

Oregon State 32, Air Force 7

Friday, Jan. 11 - Saturday, Jan. 12:

Virginia Duals
Virginia Tech 21, UVA 9
At 125, VT's fourth-ranked Jarrod Garnett beats seventh-ranked Matt Snyder again, 6-3.

The match between 6th-ranked149 pound Hokie Nick Brascetta and 16th-ranked Derek Valenti goes to overtime. Brascetta prevails, 3-2.

Pete Yates, currently ranked fifth at 165 for the Hokies, downs seventh-ranked Wahoo Nick Sulzer, 3-1.

Arizona State 28, Rider 16

Army 27, The Citadel 19

Binghamton 31, VMI 13

Boise State 29, Buffalo 9

Bucknell 20, Buffalo 16

Central Michigan 31, North Dakota State 10
NDSU's Trent Sprenkle continues to shine as he edges ninth-ranked 125-pounder Christian Cullinan, 2-1.

Central Michigan 38, Rider 3

Edinboro 25, Army 10
Edinboro's Dave Habat shuts down Army's 15th-ranked Daniel Young, 4-0. Army earns its own upset at 165 as Paul Hancock beats 18th-ranked Johnny Greisheimer, 13-8

Edinboro 21, Old Dominion 12
Mitchell Port is a study in steady improvement. Here Port,ranked 5th, beats 17th-ranked Monarch, Chris Mecate, 6-3.

Kent State 44, VMI 3

Old Dominion 26, The Citadel 9

Rider 21, Buffalo 16

The Citadel 38, VMI 3

Virginia 31, Bucknell 6

Virginia Tech 32, Binghamton 9
Revenge from the Midlands finals. Seventh-ranked Bearcat 149-pounder Donnie Vinson turns the table on sixth-ranked Nick Brascetta, 5-3.

Virginia 21, Boise State 13
This dual produced three marquee matchups.

At 133, Virginia's 13th-ranked George Dicamillo beats 18th-ranked Brian Owen, 4-2.

Second-ranked Jason Chamberlain of BSU overcomes 16th-ranked UVA 149-pound All American Derek Valentu, 5-2.

Finally, in a result that surprised me a bit, 16th-ranked Bronco 157-pounder topples 13th-ranked Jedd Moore, 5-2.

Kent State 26, Arizona State 12
At 184 KSU's 16th-ranked Casey Newburg edges ASU's 20th-ranked Kevin Radford 3-1.

Top-ranked KSU 197-pounder Dustin Kilgore registers an impressive pin over ASU's eighth-ranked Jake Meredith.

Virginia 20, Central Michigan 13
Seventh-ranked Matt Snyder blanks CMU's talented 125 pound newcomer, ninth-ranked Christian Cullinan, 4-0.

In the next weight up, Scotti Sentes, ranked seventh for the Chips at 133, notches a solid 6-1 win over 13th-ranked George DiCamillo, 6-1.

North Dakota State 22, Arizona State 19

Kent State 27, Old Dominion 6

Boise State 24, Army 12

Boise State 27, Kent State 12
BSU's 11th-ranked Jake Swartz edges 16th-ranked Casey Newburg, 1-0.

North Dakota State 27, Old Dominion 15

Wednesday, Jan. 9:

Campbell 32, VMI 9

N.C. State 27, Campbell 13

N.C. State 35, VMI 6


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wildbillmartin (1) about 5 years ago
Big upset that went unmentioned at 141 at Drexel/UNC match. Unranked Cimato knocks off #6 Henderson
m_riordan (1) about 5 years ago
thanks for bringing this to my attention. There is so much to cover and I totally missed that one