Semifinals set at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Oklahoma State, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri advanced to the semifinals of the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals after quarterfinal victories on Friday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

The semifinals will take place on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT. Oklahoma State will meet Missouri in the top half of the bracket. The Cowboys defeated the Tigers 21-13 on Feb. 1 in Columbia, Mo. The other semifinal will pit Big Ten powers Iowa and Minnesota against each other. The two teams met on Jan. 26 in Minneapolis, with Iowa winning 16-15 on criteria.

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Below are summaries and results from the four quarterfinal matches on Friday night.

Oklahoma State 33, Illinois 3

The dual meet played out true to form with no upsets. Third-ranked Jesse Delgado earned a 4-3 decision over Eddie Klimara in the opening match to give Illinois a 3-0 lead. But it was all Oklahoma State the rest of the way. The Cowboys swept the remaining nine matches to win 33-3. Jon Morrison (133), Jordan Oliver (149), Alex Dieringer (157), and Alan Gelogaev (285) picked up bonus points for the Cowboys.

125: No. 3 Jesse Delgado (Illinois) dec. Eddie Klimara (Oklahoma State), 4-3
133: No. 7 Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. No. 10 Daryl Thomas (Illinois), 12-1
141: Julian Feikert (Oklahoma State) dec. Steven Rodrigues (Illinois), 3-2
149: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) pinned Caleb Ervin (Illinois), 0:58
157: No. 9 Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. Matt Nora (Illinois), 14-5
165: No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 8 Conrad Polz (Illinois), 2-0
174: No. 2 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 8 Jordan Blanton (Illinois), 2-1
184: No. 11 Chris Chionuma (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 19 Tony Dallago (Illinois), 7-5
197: No. 8 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 14 Mario Gonzalez (Illinois), 6-3 SV2
285: No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. Chris Lopez (Illinois), 17-5

Missouri 28, Ohio State 6

Fourth-ranked Alan Waters kick-started Missouri by pinning No. 12 Nikko Triggas in the opening match at 125 pounds to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead. The Stieber brothers, Logan (133) and Hunter (141), earned decisions for the Buckeyes to knot the dual meet at 6-6 after three matches. But the Tigers dominated the rest of the way, winning the remaining seven matches. Drake Houdashelt (149), Kyle Bradley (157), Todd Porter (174), and Brent Haynes (197) defeated higher ranked opponents.

125: No. 4 Alan Waters (Missouri) pinned No. 12 Nikko Triggas (Ohio State), 3:58
133: No. 1 Logan Stieber (Ohio State) dec. No. 5 Nathan McCormick (Missouri), 8-2
141: No. 2 Hunter Stieber (Ohio State) dec. Nick Hucke (Missouri), 8-4
149: No. 15 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) dec. No. 11 Cam Tessari (Ohio State), 4-2
157: No. 19 Kyle Bradley (Missouri) dec. No. 18 Josh Demas (Ohio State), 4-2 SV1
165: No. 16 Zach Toal (Missouri) dec. Mark Martin (Ohio State), 1-0
174: No. 13 Todd Porter (Missouri) dec. No. 6 Nick Heflin (Ohio State), 4-3
184: No. 12 Mike Larson (Missouri) dec. No. 20 C.J. Magrum (Ohio State), 5-0
197: No. 18 Brent Haynes (Missouri) dec. No. 12 Andrew Campolattano (Ohio State), 5-0
285: No. 1 Dom Bradley (Missouri) maj. dec. Kosta Karageorge (Ohio State), 12-4

Iowa 21, Cornell 16

Iowa defeated Cornell 21-16 in a dual meet that came down to the final match. Iowa led 17-16 going into the final match before sixth-ranked Bobby Telford closed out the victory with a major decision victory at heavyweight. Tony Ramos (133), Derek St. John, Mike Evans (174), and Telford (285) earned bonus points for the Hawkeyes.

125: No. 1 Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. No. 6 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell), 8-3
133: No. 2 Tony Ramos (Iowa) pinned Bricker Dixon (Cornell), 6:11
141: No. 13 Mike Nevinger (Cornell) dec. No. 7 Mark Ballweg (Iowa), 3-1
149: No. 14 Chris Villalonga (Cornell) dec. Mike Kelly (Iowa), 3-1
157: No. 1 Derek St. John (Iowa) maj. dec. Jesse Shanaman (Cornell), 11-3
165: No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) maj. dec. No. 13 Nick Moore (Iowa), 13-4
174: No. 3 Mike Evans (Iowa) maj. dec. Duke Pickett (Cornell), 11-2
184: No. 4 Steve Bosak (Cornell) dec. No. 14 Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa), 3-2
197: Jace Bennett (Cornell) dec. No. 19 Nathan Burak (Iowa), 6-3
285: No. 6 Bobby Telford (Iowa) maj. dec. Jacob Aiken Phillips (Cornell), 9-0

Minnesota 28, Virginia Tech 8

Defending National Duals champion Minnesota won eight of ten matches against Virginia Tech and rolled to a 28-8 victory in their home arena. The biggest upset of the dual meet came at 157 pounds, where Minnesota's Danny Zilverberg earned a 5-0 shutout victory over seventh-ranked Jesse Dong.

125: No. 5 Jarrod Garnett (Virginia Tech) dec. No. 13 David Thorn (Minnesota), 10-7
133: No. 8 Chris Dardanes (Minnesota) maj. dec. No. 18 Erik Spjut (Virginia Tech), 14-4
141: No. 9 Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) dec. No. 12 Zach Neibert (Virginia Tech), 9-2
149: No. 6 Dylan Ness (Minnesota) dec. No. 9 Nick Brascetta (Virginia Tech), 7-6
157: Danny Zilverberg (Minnesota) dec. No. 7 Jesse Dong (Virginia Tech), 5-0
165: No. 4 Peter Yates (Virginia Tech) tech. fall No. 14 Cody Yohn (Minnesota), 18-2
174: No. 1 Logan Storley (Minnesota) dec. Austin Gabel (Virginia Tech), 8-2
184: No. 5 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) pinned Nick Vetterlein (Virginia Tech), 4:33
197: No. 11 Scott Schiller (Minnesota) dec. Bobby LaVelle (Virginia Tech), 9-7
285: No. 2 Tony Nelson (Minnesota) dec. David Marone (Virginia Tech), 3-0


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jnbroncos (1) about 5 years ago
Danny Zilverberg keeps getting better with more mat time. He wrestled strong matches against Deiringer and St. John in those duals, and I expect him to continue to shock people and earn All-American honors.
ohioslayer (1) about 5 years ago
I agree. Danny Zilverberg handled Jesse Dong and looked impressive. Will be interesting to see how he does on Saturday against Derek St. John, and then either Alex Dieringer or Kyle Bradley.
vulture (1) about 5 years ago
Zilverberg wrestled a strong match against StJohn because he wouldn't do anything. We'll see today if he has improved.