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Michigan dominates Maryland to wrap perfect opening weekend

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its opening weekend in dominant fashion, taking nine of 10 matches to cruise to a 38-3 win at Maryland on Sunday (Jan. 10) at the Terrapins' Xfinity Center. The Wolverines earned bonus points in six matches, including falls from senior/junior Drew Mattin and junior Mason Parris at 141 pounds and heavyweight, respectively.

Mattin rallied from an initial deficit to earn a second-period fall against Danny Bertoni and secure his first win of the season -- and first dual win up at 141 pounds after previously qualifying twice for the NCAA Championships at 125 pounds. Down 2-1 to start the second period, Mattin started on top and did not let up, turning and pinning Bertoni with an arm bar at the 4:15 mark.

Parris, ranked second nationally at heavyweight, also used an arm bar to secure his fall at 1:39 against Bryan Bowes in the final bout of the dual meet. Parris led, 10-2, at the time of the pin after racking up three takedowns early in the first period, including a feet-to-back cow catcher for six points just moments before the fall.

Freshman Dylan Ragusin, who scored a fall for the Wolverines in the opener at Rutgers, earned his second bonus win in as many collegiate bouts with a 9-1 major decision over King Sandoval to open the dual against the Terrapins. Ragusin broke it open in the third period with a reversal and a four-point tilt before riding out the match to accumulate 4:20 in time advantage.

Senior/junior Jack Medley again bumped up to 133 pounds and earned a convincing win -- after giving up the first takedown -- with a reversal, four takedowns and 2:31 in riding time to defeat Jackson Cockrell, 12-5. Medley also wrestled an extra match at 125 pounds after the dual and scored 14 takedowns en route to a 25-10 technical fall against Dainon Kappes. With the extra result, Medley now owns a team-best 3-0 record on the early season.

Fifth-year senior Kanen Storr, ranked sixth nationally, used three takedowns to earn an 8-4 decision against Michael North at 149 pounds before the Wolverines strung together three straight bonus wins to clinch the dual victory -- the most lopsided being junior/sophomore Will Lewan's 22-6 technical fall against Lucas Cordio at 157 pounds. Lewan, ranked ninth, scored three takedowns and a four-point turn apiece in the first and second periods to end the bout at the 4:31 mark.

Sophomore/freshman Cameron Amine and sixth-year senior Logan Massa earned major decisions at 165 and 174 pounds, respectively. Seventeenth-ranked Amine defeated Jonathan Spadafora, 13-5, with five takedowns, a reversal and 2:05 in riding-time advantage, while Massa, ranked second, beat Phillip Spadafora, 18-10, with five takedowns of his own -- three in the third period -- and a four-point leg turk in the third period. It was Massa's second major decision of the season.

Maryland spoiled the shutout attempt with a close 3-2 decision at 184 pounds before the Wolverines closed with back-to-back wins at 197 pounds and heavyweight. Senior/junior Andrew Davison, who has overcome two season-ending injuries over his collegiate career, earned his first dual-meet win with an 11-8 decision against Jaron Smith in the former. Davison rallied from an initial deficit with a big second period, scoring on a go-behind takedown and four-point tilt before trading takedowns in the third and holding on for the win.

Parris' pin was the 25th of his collegiate career; he led the Wolverines in falls each of the last two seasons with 13 as a freshman and 11 last year.

The Wolverines (2-0) will kick off the home portion of its 2020-21 slate next Sunday (Jan. 17), hosting Indiana at Cliff Keen Arena. The start time will be announced this week.

No. 3 Michigan 38, Maryland 3
Individual rankings by InterMat

125 -- Dylan Ragusin (U-M) major dec. King Sandoval, 9-1 -- U-M, 4-0
133 -- Jack Medley (U-M) dec. Jackson Cockrell, 12-5 -- U-M, 7-0
141 -- Drew Mattin (U-M) pinned Danny Bertoni, 4:15 -- U-M, 13-0
149 -- #6 Kanen Storr (U-M) dec. Michael North, 8-4 -- U-M, 16-0
157 -- #9 Will Lewan (U-M) tech. fall Lucas Cordio, 22-6 (4:31) -- U-M, 21-0
165 -- #17 Cameron Amine (U-M) major dec. Jonathan Spadafora, 13-5 -- U-M, 25-0
174 -- #2 Logan Massa (U-M) major dec. Phillip Spadafora, 18-10 -- U-M, 29-0
184 -- Kyle Cochran (UMD) dec. Joseph Walker, 3-2-- U-M, 29-3
197 -- Andrew Davison (U-M) dec. Jaron Smith, 11-8 -- U-M, 32-3
Hwt -- #2 Mason Parris (U-M) pinned Bryan Bowes, 1:39 -- U-M, 38-3

Extra Matches
The 2020-21 dual season will feature several "extra matches" with every scheduled dual meet. These matches will not factor into dual scoring but are official, countable matches that will be considered for conference allocation and postseason seeding purposes.

125 -- Jack Medley (U-M) tech. fall Dainon Kappes, 25-10
149 -- Cole Mattin (U-M) dec. Hunter Baxter, 7-1
157 -- Fidel Mayora (U-M) pinned Garrett Fisk, 4:34
174 -- Phillip Spadafora (UMD) pinned Jaden Bullock, 4:44
197 -- J.T. Correll (U-M) dec. Kevin Makosy, 7-2

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