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Ohio State leads in Las Vegas after going 6-for-6 in quarterfinals

Myles Martin is one of six semifinalists for Ohio State (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

LAS VEGAS -- The Ohio State Buckeyes are in a strong position to claim their third straight title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational after going 6-for-6 in the quarterfinals on Friday night. Ohio State compiled a 26-6 record on the opening day and totaled 88 points. Reaching the semifinals for the Buckeyes were Luke Pletcher (133), Joey McKenna (141), Micah Jordan (149), Myles Martin (184), Kollin Moore (197) and Chase Singletary (285).

The Buckeyes lead the team race by 10.5 points over Missouri. Nebraska, Northern Iowa, and Michigan sit in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

Nine of the 10 No. 1 seeds advanced to the semifinals. The lone top seed to fall prior to the semifinals was Tyler Berger (Nebraska) at 157 pounds. He was defeated by Griffin Parriott (Purdue) in sudden victory, 4-2, in the quarterfinals.

Action resumes on Saturday at 9 a.m. PT with the semifinals set for 10 a.m. PT.

Team standings (top 10)

1. Ohio State 88
2. Missouri 77.5
3. Nebraska 64.5
4. Northern Iowa 62
5. Michigan 48.5
6. Pittsburgh 48
7. North Carolina 47
8. Minnesota 46.5
9. Purdue 45
10. Rutgers 42.5

Quarterfinal results

Note: InterMat ranking is listed, not tournament seed.

125:
No. 2 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. No. 17 Drew Mattin (Michigan), 5-2
Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State) dec. No. 9 Zeke Moisey (Nebraska), 10-3
No. 5 Sean Russell (Minnesota) dec. No. 12 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois), 2-0
No. 3 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State) maj. dec. No. 15 Devin Schroder (Purdue), 12-2

133:
No. 3 Nick Suriano (Rutgers) dec. No. 16 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech), 7-2
No. 9 John Erneste (Missouri) pinned Noah Gonser (Campbell), 1:15
No. 13 Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh) dec. No. 7 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota), 4-0
No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) dec. No. 15 Chas Tucker (Cornell), 4-3

141:
No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) dec. No. 18 Dom Demas (Oklahoma), 8-3
No. 8 Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 9 Nicholas Gil (Navy), 2-1 TB2
No. 7 Mike Carr (Illinois) maj. dec. Sam Turner (Wyoming), 14-3
No. 3 Jaydin Eierman (Missouri) dec. No. 20 Kanen Storr (Michigan), 3-2

149:
No. 2 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) tech. fall Alec Opsal (Air Force), 18-2
No. 7 Mitch Finesilver (Duke) dec, No. 6 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa), 3-2
No. 8 Brock Zacherl (Clarion) dec. No. 4 Grant Leeth (Missouri), 3-2
No. 3 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) dec. No. 9 Austin O'Connor (North Carolina), 7-3

157:
Griffin Parriott (Purdue) dec. No. 3 Tyler Berger (Nebraska), 4-2 SV
No. 8 Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh) maj. dec. Eric Barone (Illinois), 12-4
No. 6 Kennedy Monday (North Carolina) dec. No. 16 John Van Brill (Rutgers), 11-4
No. 5 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) maj. dec. No. 19 Hunter Willits (Oregon State), 11-2

165:
No. 5 Logan Massa (Michigan) tech. fall No. 15 Demetrius Romero (Utah Valley), 18-0
No. 10 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. No. 12 Joey Gunther (Illinois), 7-3
No. 9 Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 13 Connor Flynn (Missouri), 6-3
No. 14 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech) dec. No. 6 Branson Ashworth (Wyoming), 3-1

174:
No. 3 Myles Amine (Michigan) dec. No. 19 Matt Finesilver (Duke), 11-5
No. 11 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) dec. Spencer Carey (Navy), 6-2
No. 9 Taylor Lujan (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 16 Brandon Womack (Cornell), 16-9
No. 4 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) pinned No. 20 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 2:27

184:
No. 1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) maj. dec. No. 18 Lou DePrez (Binghamton), 13-3
No. 9 Max Dean (Cornell) maj. dec. No. 8 Chip Ness (North Carolina), 10-0
No. 10 Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 5 Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech), 9-6
No. 3 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) pinned No. 13 Nino Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh), 5:29

197:
No. 3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) dec. No. 20 Ben Honis (Cornell), 7-2
No. 13 Christian Brunner (Purdue) dec. Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley), 7-3
Greg Bulsak (Clarion) dec. No. 14 Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech), 8-1
Eric Schultz (Nebraska) dec. Jay Aiello (Virginia), 3-2

285:
No. 2 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) maj. dec. No. 19 A.J. Nevills (Fresno State), 15-6
No. 13 Cory Daniel (North Carolina) dec. Jake Boyd (Oklahoma), 3-0
No. 16 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley) dec. Brian Andrews (Wyoming), 6-2
Chase Singletary (Ohio State) pinned Matt Stencel (Central Michigan), 4:33

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