Ohio State leads in Las Vegas after a 5-for-5 quarterfinal round

Nathan Tomasello defeated Ali Naser in the quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

LAS VEGAS -- A strong quarterfinal round has Ohio State on top at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational after the first day of competition at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Buckeyes, who are missing Olympic champion Kyle Snyder, went 5-for-5 in the quarterfinal round, and sit two points ahead of Virginia Tech heading into Saturday's competition. The Hokies have the most semifinalist with six. Minnesota is currently in third place, followed by Cornell.

ASU's Joshua Shields pinned Michigan's Brian Murphy (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

Nine of the 10 No. 1 seeds advanced to the semifinals. The lone top seed to fall on Friday was Michigan's Brian Murphy, who was pinned by Arizona State's Joshua Shields in the quarterfinals at 157 pounds.

InterMat will continue its live blog coverage on the final day in Las Vegas. Wrestling resumes at 9 a.m. PT, with the semifinals scheduled for 10 a.m.

Virginia Tech's Joey Dance shut out ISU's Markus Simmonds (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

Quarterfinal Results

No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech) dec. Markus Simmons (Iowa State), 4-0
No. 14 Sean Russell (Edinboro) dec. Noah Gonser (Eastern Michigan), 7-3
Jose Rodriguez (Ohio State) maj. dec. Noah Baughman (Cornell), 10-2
Trey Andrews (Northern Colorado) dec. No. 7 Connor Schram (Stanford), 4-2

No. 3 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) dec. Ali Naser (Arizona State), 9-4
No. 18 Mark Grey (Cornell) pinned No. 16 Anthony Tutolo (Kent State), 4:50
No. 9 Stevan Micic (Michigan) maj. dec. Drew Templeman (Wyoming), 17-4
Mitchell McKee (Minnesota) pinned Corey Keener (Central Michigan), 5:44

No. 2 Joey McKenna (Stanford) pinned Timmy Box (Northern Colorado), 1:56
No. 16 Logan Everett (Army) dec. A.J. Jaffe (Harvard), 10-4
Russell Rohlfing (CSU Bakersfield) dec. Sal Profaci (Michigan), 13-6
No. 7 Bryce Meredith (Wyoming) maj. dec. Mason Smith (Central Michigan), 12-1

No. 5 Solomon Chishko (Virginia Tech) dec. Joey Delgado (Oregon State), 8-2
No. 8 Pat Lugo (Edinboro) maj. dec. No. 15 Andrew Crone (Wisconsin), 12-3
No. 7 Justin Oliver (Central Michigan) dec. Cole Mendenhall (Wyoming), 14-11
No. 6 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) pinned Coleman Hammond (Cal State Bakersfield), 3:56

Joshua Shields (Arizona State) pinned No. 5 Brian Murphy (Michigan), 3:20
No. 10 Collin Heffernan (Central Michigan) dec. Cole Shorts (Cal Poly), 5-3
Jake Short (Minnesota) dec. Alex Mossing (Air Force), 4-2
No. 20 Sal Mastriani (Virginia Tech) dec. No. 11 Russell Parsons (Army), 10-3

No. 2 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) tech. fall Andrew Mendel (Army West Point), 22-7
No. 16 Austin Matthews (Edinboro) dec. No. 12 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford), 7-3
No. 9 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State) maj. dec. No. 20 Brandon Womack (Cornell), 18-6
No. 6 Logan Massa (Michigan) dec. Tyrel White (Columbia), 8-2

No. 5 Brian Realbuto (Cornell) dec. Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley), 3-2
No. 13 Jim Wilson (Stanford) dec. Jacob Morrissey (Purdue), 9-3
No. 10 Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State) dec. No. 14 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota), 8-1
No. 7 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) dec. No. 20 Myles Amine (Michigan), 4-3

No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) pinned Mark Penyacsek (CSU Bakersfield), 1:22
No. 11 Jordan Ellingwood (Central Michigan) dec. Dakota Geer (Edinboro), 6-4
No. 8 Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) dec. Dylan Gabel (Northern Colorado), 9-5
No. 2 Myles Martin (Ohio State) pinned Will Sumner (Utah Valley), 3:45

No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) tech. fall Ben Honis (Cornell), 16-1
No. 12 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) tech. fall Tanner Orndoff (Utah Valley), 20-5
No. 6 Jake Smith (West Virginia) dec. No. 16 Tom Sleigh (Bucknell), 6-1
No. 3 Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) dec. No. 19 Matt Williams (CSU Bakersfield), 5-3

No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) tech. fall Quean Smith (Iowa State), 16-0
No. 8 Michael Kroells (Minnesota) dec. No. 10 Nathan Butler (Stanford), 3-1
No. 4 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) dec. No. 16 Billy Miller (Edinboro), 5-2
No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech) maj. dec. Cody Crawford (Oregon State), 17-7


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