Cleveland State wins twice in season-opening event


  • Cleveland State won a pair of duals as it hosted the season-opening Cleveland Clash
  • The Vikings knocked off John Carroll (27-14) and Case Western Reserve (51-(-1))
  • Chase Archangelo, Justin Patrick and Ben Smith all went 2-0 on the day
  • The Vikings tallied seven pins in the two duals and 13 bonus-point wins
  • A total of 16 Vikings competed in at least one bout Friday
  • The event featured action on two mats in a continuous, tri-dual format


    The Cleveland State University wrestling team picked up a pair of victories Friday night as it opened its season by hosting the Cleveland Clash, a continuous tri-dual featuring a pair of local foes.

    CSU took down John Carroll, 27-14, and surged past Case Western Reserve, 51-(-1). The Vikings totaled seven pins across the two duals and 13 bonus-point victories.

    Redshirt sophomore Chase Archangelo, redshirt senior Justin Patrick and sophomore Ben Smith all went 2-0 on the evening with a pair of bonus-point wins.

    Archangelo, competing in a collegiate dual for the first time, claimed a 22-8 major decision against his Blue Streaks foe and then notched a first-period pin against the Spartans. He was competing at 174 pounds for the first time as a collegian.

    Patrick left no doubt in his Viking debut after transferring in from Buffalo during the offseason. He won via a first-period pin against the Spartans in his first bout as a Viking before posting a 20-5 technical fall against the Blue Streaks.

    Smith, who posted 18 wins as a true freshman last season, got off to a 2-0 start with a 19-4 technical fall against CWRU and a 12-2 major decision against JCU.

    Redshirt sophomore Jacob Adams notched his first win in a Viking singlet Friday with a major decision win against the Spartans at 184 pounds. Classmate Cody Moosman picked up his first pin in a CSU singlet, which came against CWRU at 125 pounds.

    Four other Vikings posted pins in Friday's action: redshirt sophomore John Kelbly and senior Collin Kelly, both at heavyweight, along with redshirt junior Nico O'Dor (157 pounds) and redshirt senior Grant Turnmire (149 pounds).

    Redshirt sophomore Brady Barnett posted a technical fall win at 157 pounds while redshirt juniors Ryan Ford (165), Cameron Lathem (125) and Mike Santillo (141) each picked up a win Friday.

    Redshirt freshman Riley Smucker made his CSU debut against the Blue Streaks after transferring in during the offseason.

    Cleveland State will open a stretch of three straight bracket events by competing in the Clarion Open this Sunday, Nov. 3.

    Cleveland State 27, John Carroll 14
    125: Cameron Lathem (CSU) over Andrew Perelka (JCU) - 3-2 dec.
    149: Patrick McGraw (JCU) over Sam Matzek (CSU) - 6-4 dec.
    174: Chase Archangelo (CSU) over Vittorio Santillo (JCU) - 22-8 MD
    285: John Kelbly (CSU) over Josh Stasek (JCU) - Fall 3:26
    141: Jarrod Brezovec (JCU) over Mike Santillo (CSU) - 16-1 TF 7:00
    165: Luke Reicosky (JCU) over Riley Smucker (CSU) - 11-7 dec.
    197: Ben Smith (CSU) over Christian Hipsher (JCU) - 12-2 MD
    133: Justin Patrick (CSU) over Dominic Devine (JCU) 20-5 TF
    157: Brady Barnett (CSU) over Shane Ging (JCU) - 16-1 TF 4:06
    184: Aidan Whitis (JCU) over Dimitri Williams (CSU) 9-5 dec.

    Cleveland State 51, Case Western Reserve (-1)
    141: Mike Santillo (CSU) over Alec Hoover (CWRU) - 4-3 dec.
    165: Ryan Ford (CSU) over Isaac Collier (CWRU) - 6-4 SV
    1 team point deducted from CWRU during 165-pound bout for control of mat area violation
    197: Ben Smith (CSU) over Brian Kent (CWRU) - 19-4 TF 6:16
    133: Justin Patrick (CSU) over Duncan Clayton (CWRU) - Fall 2:21
    157: Nico O'Dor (CSU) over Thomas Gallagher (CWRU) - Fall 4:10
    184: Jacob Adams (CSU) over Stephen Andryc (CWRU) - 12-3 MD
    125: Cody Moosman (CSU) over Adam Kates (CWRU) - Fall 2:10
    149: Grant Turnmire (CSU) over Brandon Barton (CWRU) - Fall 0:26
    174: Chase Archangelo (CSU) over Trevor Chippas (CWRU) - Fall 1:57
    285: Collin Kelly (CSU) over Grant Robinson (CWRU) - Fall 5:28

    John Carroll 35, Case Western Reserve 10
    133: Jacob Frisch (CWRU) over Dominic Devine (JCU) - 19-7 MD
    157: Daniel Novak (JCU) over Jack Chipps (CWRU) - 18-0 TF 4:45
    184: Aidan Whitis (JCU) over Stephen Andryc (CWRU) - Fall 0:14
    125: Andrew Perelka (JCU) over Adam Kates (CWRU) - 16-3 MD
    149: Andrew Hoover (CWRU) over Ian McKenna (JCU) - 3-1 dec.
    174: Stefan Farian (JCU) over Kyle Roberts (CWRU) - 19-4 TF 6:24
    285: Josh Stasek (JCU) over Grant Robinson (CWRU) - Fall 2:17
    141: Jeff Brichford (JCU) over Alec Hoover (CWRU) - 5-3 dec.
    165: Isaac Collier (CWRU) over Sam Gross (JCU) - 6-2 dec.
    197: Christian Hipsher (JCU) over Joey Shulik (CWRU) - Fall 2:15
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