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Top seeds roll into semifinals at CKLV Invitational, Nebraska leads

Arizona State's Zahid Valencia won by technical fall in the quarterfinals over Sam Colbray of Iowa State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)

LAS VEGAS -- The top seeds took care of business at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.

The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds advanced to the semifinals in nine of the 10 weight classes. Virginia's Jay Aiello (197), seeded No. 2, was the lone wrestler seeded in the top two to lose on Friday. He was defeated in the quarterfinals by Purdue's Christian Brunner, ranked No. 17 by InterMat, 6-4.

Three returning Las Vegas champions are on track to repeat: Northwestern's Ryan Deakin (157), Nebraska's Isaiah White (165) and Ohio State's Kollin Moore (197).

Seven freshmen earned spots in Saturday's semifinals. Those freshmen include Northwestern's Michael DeAugustino (125), Nebraska's Ridge Lovett (133), Minnesota's Brayton Lee (149), Ohio State's Sammy Sasso (149), Purdue's Kendall Coleman (157), Iowa State's David Carr (157) and NC State's Trent Hidlay (184).

Nebraska's Chad Red pinned NC State's Tariq Wilson in the quarterfinals at 141 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)

Nebraska, with five quarterfinalists and five alive in the consolations, leads the team race with 69 points. Three-time defending Las Vegas champion Ohio State sits in second place with 68 points. Arizona State (60.5), Northern Iowa (58) and Purdue (53.5) round out the top five teams.

Saturday's action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET, with the semifinals set for 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

The quarterfinal results and semifinal matchups are listed below.

Note: InterMat ranking listed, not tournament seed.

Quarterfinal results

125:
No. 2 Jack Mueller (Virginia) maj. dec. Patrick McKee (Minnesota), 16-4
Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) dec. Jack Medley (Michigan), 12-5
No. 9 Devin Schroeder (Purdue) pinned No. 19 Brandon Courtney (Arizona State), 6:03
No. 6 Alex Mackall (Iowa State) dec. Alex Thomsen (Nebraska), 7-6 TB2

133:
No. 7 Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. Collin Gerardi (Virginia Tech), 6-3
Dylan Koontz (Ohio State) dec. No. 13 Jarrett Trombley (NC State), 5-4
Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) dec. Louie Hayes (Virginia), 8-7
No. 8 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) dec. No. 20 Tim Rooney (Kent State), 6-4

141:
No. 1 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) tech. fall Cole Mattin (Michigan), 26-11
No. 6 Chad Red (Nebraska) pinned No. 12 Tariq Wilson (NC State), 0:33
No. 4 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) maj. dec. No. 13 Ian Parker (Iowa State), 8-0
No. 2 Dom Demas (Oklahoma) dec. No. 18 Mitch Moore (Virginia Tech), 6-4

149:
No. 5 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 19 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern), 5-4
No. 9 Brayton Lee (Minnesota) dec. No. 8 Brock Zacherl (Clarion), 8-3
No. 12 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) pinned No. 7 Griffin Parriott (Purdue), 4:49
No. 6 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State) pinned No. 13 Collin Purinton (Nebraska), 7:00

157:
No. 1 Hayden Hidlay (NC State) dec. Peyton Robb (Nebraska), 3-2
No. 8 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) dec. Justin McCoy (Virginia), 6-3
No. 3 David Carr (Iowa State) dec. No. 14 Justin Thomas (Oklahoma), 6-5
No. 2 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) dec. Jacori Teemer (Arizona State), 8-5

165:
No. 4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. Bailee O'Reilly (Minnesota), 9-5
No. 12 Ethan Smith (Ohio State) dec. No. 13 Thomas Bullard (NC State), 4-3
No. 8 Andrew Fogarty (North Dakota State) maj. dec. No. 14 Phillip Conigliaro (Harvard), 8-0
No. 5 Josh Shields (Arizona State) tech. fall Emil Soehnlen (Purdue), 19-4

174:
No. 4 Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 16 Jackson Hemauer (Fresno State), 4-3
No. 8 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State) maj. dec. Marcus Coleman (Iowa State), 15-6
No. 7 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) dec. Anthony Mantanona (Oklahoma), 5-3
No. 5 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) dec. No. 14 Kaleb Romero (Ohio State), 2-1

184:
No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) tech. fall No. 11 Sammy Colbray (Iowa State), 26-8
No. 5 Lou DePrez (Binghamton) dec. No. 6 Taylor Venz (Nebraska), 7-4
No. 4 Trent Hidlay (NC State) dec. No. 19 Owen Webster (Minnesota), 7-4
No. 3 Taylor Lujan (Northern Iowa) dec. No. 9 Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech), 10-8

197:
No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) dec. No. 19 Kordell Norfleet (Arizona State), 5-3
No. 12 Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) dec. No. 10 Eric Shultz (Nebraska), 6-4
No. 16 Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) dec. No. 8 Tanner Sloan (South Dakota State), 5-3
No. 17 Christian Brunner (Purdue) dec. No. 7 Jay Aiello (Virginia), 4-2

285:
No. 2 Mason Parris (Michigan) pinned No. 20 Carter Isley (Northern Iowa), 0:54
No. 13 Christian Lance (Nebraska) maj. dec. Randy Gonzalez (Fresno State), 15-5
No. 6 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) dec. No. 14 Brian Andrews (Wyoming), 2-1
No. 5 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley) dec. No. 16 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State), 7-3

Semifinal matchups

125:
No. 2 Jack Mueller (Virginia) vs. Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern)
No. 6 Alex Mackall (Iowa State) vs. No. 9 Devin Schroeder (Purdue)

133:
No. 7 Chas Tucker (Cornell) vs. Dylan Koontz (Ohio State)
No. 8 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) vs. Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)

141:
No. 1 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) vs. No. 6 Chad Red (Nebraska)
No. 2 Dom Demas (Oklahoma) vs. No. 4 Mitch McKee (Minnesota)

149:
No. 5 Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 9 Brayton Lee (Minnesota)
No. 6 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State) vs. No. 12 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State)

157:
No. 1 Hayden Hidlay (NC State) vs. No. 8 Kendall Coleman (Purdue)
No. 2 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) vs. No. 3 David Carr (Iowa State)

165:
No. 4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) vs. No. 12 Ethan Smith (Ohio State)
No. 5 Josh Shields (Arizona State) vs. No. 8 Andrew Fogarty (North Dakota State)

174:
No. 4 Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 8 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State)
No. 5 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) vs. No. 7 Dylan Lydy (Purdue)

184:
No. 1 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) vs. No. 5 Lou DePrez (Binghamton)
No. 3 Taylor Lujan (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 4 Trent Hidlay (NC State)

197:
No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) vs. No. 12 Thomas Lane (Cal Poly)
No. 16 Jake Woodley (Oklahoma) vs. No. 17 Christian Brunner (Purdue)

285:
No. 2 Mason Parris (Michigan) vs. No. 13 Christian Lance (Nebraska)
No. 5 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley) vs. No. 6 Tanner Hall (Arizona State)

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