MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Wolverines head coach Sean Bormet earned a decisive win in his dual-meet debut as the No. 5 University of Michigan wrestling team trounced in-state rival Central Michigan, 32-12, on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 11) at McGuirk Arena. The Wolverines claimed seven matches with five bonus wins, including three falls.
The pins came from the three NCAA All-Americans in the Sunday's lineup, including redshirt juniors Stevan Micic and Logan Massa, who both returned to the mat from injury to make their season debuts at 133 and 165 pounds, respectively, against the Chippewas. Redshirt junior Myles Amine also picked up a second-period fall at 174 pounds.
Micic, ranked second nationally, put the Wolverines on the scoreboard -- after a decision loss at 125 pounds -- with a second-period pin against Brock Bergelin at 133 pounds. Micic scored three takedowns in the first period and ended the bout with a cradle at the 4:00 mark. It was Micic's first action since suffering an injury in the Poland Open in September that kept him out of the World Championships.
Massa, ranked fifth nationally, piled on points against Blake Montrie in his first competition since last season's NCAA Championships, using two takedowns and a pair of four-point leg turks to build a big first-period lead before going with a bow and arrow late in the second to secure the fall at the 4:55 mark.
Amine, ranked third at 174 pounds, also earned his fall in the waning seconds of the second period -- at 4:58 -- against Collin Lieber. Like Massa, Amine built a sizable lead with three takedowns in the first period, but was ridden for nearly the entire second period until earning a reversal in the final 10 seconds and sinking a half for the pin. Amine, who made his unofficial season debut in the NWCA All-Star Classic last weekend, owns two bonus wins in two matches this year.
Redshirt sophomore Kanen Storr and fifth-year senior Malik Amine also earned bonus wins at 141 and 149 pounds, respectively, to build Michigan's dual lead through the lowerweights. Storr cruised to a 15-5 major decision over Drew Marten, scoring on four takedowns -- two apiece in the first and third periods -- a reversal and two-point turn. Amine used riding time to seal his 10-2 major decision against Dresden Simon after scoring four takedowns, including two to take an early lead in the first period.
Storr was one of two Wolverines to earn his first dual-meet victory in Maize and Blue, with redshirt freshman Jelani Embree following with a 9-4 decision over Jordan Atienza at 184 pounds. Embree rallied from an initial deficit to score three takedowns -- one in each period -- and benefitted from late scores and rideouts to accumulate 1:32 in riding-time advantage.
Redshirt junior Jackson Striggow rounded out the Wolverine winners with a 7-4 decision over Landon Pelham at 197 pounds -- the fourth of four straight Michigan wins at the upperweights. Striggow finished on three takedowns -- two in the first period -- in his return to the Michigan starting lineup.
125 -- Drew Hildebrandt (CMU) dec. Drew Mattin, 8-4 -- CMU, 3-0
133 -- #2 Stevan Micic (U-M) pinned Brock Bergelin, 4:00 -- U-M, 6-3
141 -- #20 Kanen Storr (U-M) major dec. Drew Marten, 15-5 -- U-M 10-3
149 -- Malik Amine (U-M) major dec. Dresden Simon, 10-2 -- U-M, 14-3
157 -- Logan Parks (CMU) dec. Ben Lamantia, 4-2 TB2 -- U-M 14-6
165 -- #5 Logan Massa (U-M) pinned Blake Montrie, 4:55 -- U-M, 20-6
174 -- #3 Myles Amine (U-M) pinned Collin Lieber, 4:58 -- 26-6
184 -- Jelani Embree (U-M) dec. Jordan Atienza, 9-4 -- 29-6
197 -- #16 Jackson Striggow (U-M) dec. Landon Pelham, 7-4 -- 32-6
Hwt -- #16 Matt Stencel (CMU) pinned Luke Ready, 2:12 -- 32-12