Dylan Ragusin won by fall at 133 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com)
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its dual-meet season with a decisive 28-9 win over in-state rival No. 23 Michigan State on Friday evening (Feb. 19) at the Spartans' Jenison Field House. The Wolverines won seven of 10 matches, earning bonus points in three, including first-period pins at 133 pounds and heavyweight.
Graduate student Myles Amine claimed the night's marquee match, scoring four takedowns en route to an 11-6 decision over eighth-ranked Cam Caffey at 197 pounds. Amine, ranked second after making his season debut last weekend, finished on three single-leg shots in the first period, added another in the second and rode for 2:31. It was Amine's second straight win over a ranked opponent. He improved to 3-0 on the season.
Junior heavyweight Mason Parris, ranked second nationally, also remained unbeaten on the season, improving to 6-0 with his first-period fall against Christian Rebottaro at the 2:20 mark. Parris piled on the points early, scoring on a single leg and a six-point feet-to-back dump before turning Rebottaro with arm bar and transitioning to a reverse half for the fall. Parris has earned bonus points in all six of his wins this season, including a team-best three falls.
Freshman Dylan Ragusin picked up his second pin of the season -- and first up at 133 pounds -- to earn U-M its first, and lasting, lead of the dual meet after an MSU win at 125 pounds. Ragusin, who struck first on an early schuck for a takedown, stepped over a whizzer off Jordan Hamdan's single-leg attack to turn and pin the Spartan in a scramble at 1:42. Ragusin improved to 4-1 on the season.
Sixth-year senior Logan Massa, ranked sixth at 174 pounds, earned a big bounceback win after his first loss of the season last weekend, cruising to a 16-6 major decision against Drew Hughes. Massa scored on seven takedowns, including five in the second period, on a variety of single-leg and go-behind attempts. Massa improved to 5-1 on the season and has scored bonus points in all five wins.
Senior/junior Drew Mattin claimed a 4-0 shutout against Matt Santos at 141 pounds behind an early first-period takedown and 1:54 in riding-time advantage, while junior/sophomore Will Lewan and sophomore/freshman Cameron Amine bracketed the intermission break with decisions at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively. Lewan, ranked ninth at 157 pounds, earned a solid 7-2 decision against Chase Saldate, finishing on three single-leg takedowns -- one per period -- with a foot sweep. Amine, ranked 16th, edged Jake Tucker, 4-3, at 165 pounds with a first-period go behind for the deciding takedown.
The Wolverines (5-1, 5-1 Big Ten) will have two weeks to prepare for the 2021 Big Ten Championships, slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, in State College, Pa.
125 -- #13 Rayvon Foley (MSU) dec. Jack Medley, 7-2 -- MSU, 3-0
133 -- Dylan Ragusin (U-M) pinned Jordan Hamdan, 1:42 -- U-M, 6-3
141 -- Drew Mattin (U-M) dec. Matt Santos, 4-0 -- U-M, 9-3
149 -- Peyton Omania (MSU) dec. #5 Kanen Storr, 15-8 -- U-M, 9-6
157 -- #9 Will Lewan (U-M) dec. Chase Saldate, 7-2 -- U-M, 12-6
165 -- #16 Cameron Amine (U-M) dec. Jake Tucker, 4-3 -- U-M, 15-6
174 -- #6 Logan Massa (U-M) major dec. Drew Hughes, 16-6 -- U-M, 19-6
184 -- #9 Layne Malczewski (MSU) dec. Jaden Bullock, 6-2 -- U-M, 19-9
197 -- #2 Myles Amine (U-M) dec. #8 Cam Caffey, 11-6 -- U-M, 22-9
Hwt -- #2 Mason Parris (U-M) pinned Christian Rebottaro, 2:20 -- U-M, 28-9
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.
149 -- Cole Mattin (U-M) major dec. Jackson Renicker, 18-5
157 -- Fidel Mayora (U-M) major dec. James Fotis, 9-1
165 -- Marty Larkin (MSU) major dec. Matt McKenna, 11-3
174 -- Caleb Fish (MSU) pinned Max Maylor, 4:10
197 -- Andrew Davison (U-M) dec. Austen Malczewski, 10-5
Hwt -- Brad Wilton (MSU) dec. Blake Querio, 5-2