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MAC Conference Recap (11/23/21)

Ohio University Jordan Slivka (Photo Courtesy of Ohio University athletics)

Buffalo: On Sunday, the Bulls hosted the Big Ten's #4 Michigan University at Alumni Arena, where they dropped the match 31-3. Although the Bulls came up short, Toby Cahill (HWT), the lone wrestler to put points on the board, won by decision 2-0 over Bobby Striggow.

The Bulls will wrestle at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 28th, at Binghamton.

Central Michigan: The Chippewas traveled to the Journeyman Classic last Sunday, where they had two wrestlers capture the Pool A titles. Dresden Simon (141) and Johnny Lovett (157) both finished the round-robin tournament with a record of 3-0. Simon's wins included a 15-3 major-decision over Julian Sanchez of Army, a 12-7 victory over Grant Willits of Oregon State, and a 10-4 win over Josh Mason of Bloomsburg in the final. Lovett's wins encapsulated a 4-1 victory over Doug Zapf of Penn, a medical forfeit over Josh Humphreys of Lehigh, and a 4-2 victory over Hunter Willits in the final bout. The Chippewas had eight wrestlers who left the Journeyman Classic with a 2-1 record, including: Brock Bergelin (125), Sean Spidle (125), Drew Marten (141), Mason Breece (149), Corbyn Munson (149), Tracy Hubbard (165), Cade Dallwitz (197), and Matt Stencel (HWT).

The Chippewas will wrestle Rider on Friday, December 3rd. (The starting time is TBD.)

Clarion: The Golden Eagles traveled to the Journeyman Classic last Sunday, where they crowned three winners. Seth Koleno (141) defeated Kamol Begakov (4-2) in the final bout, Kolby Ko (157) captured a major decision against Nate Lukez of Army (14-5) in the final matchup, and Will Feldkamp (197) was victorious over Jaxon Smith of UMD (5-4) in his last bout. Brent Moore (149) placed 2nd after dropping a 3-1 loss to Anthony White of Rutgers in the finals.

Clarion will wrestle Bloomsburg University on Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00pm.

Edinboro: The Fighting Scots traveled to the Navy Classic on Saturday, where they had four place finishers. Gabe Willochell (141) captured 4th place, after falling short to Kyran Hagan of Ohio 13-2. Ethan Ducca (184) placed 3rd on the podium after coming out on top against Logan Deacetis of Bucknell 8-3. Cody Mulligan (197) placed 3rd after downing over Tyler Mousaw of VMI 7-2. Finally, Max Millin stood 5th place on the podium after defeating Jordan Earnest of Ohio 5-2.

Edinboro will be back in action on Friday, December 3rd, at 5:00pm against Gannon University.

George Mason: The Patriots captured eight spots on the podium at the Keystone Classic. Kaden Cassidy (141) fell short in the finals against Carmen Ferrante of Penn (5-3 SV), Alex Madrigal (149) placed 2nd after dropping a 6-0 decision to Jonathan Millner of Appalachian State, Lorenzo Rajaonarivelo (157) captured the title after a medical forfeit against Doug Zapf of Penn, Avery Bassett (157) took 7th place after teching Tommy Askey of Appalachian State. Drew Dickson (165) fell just short to Will Miller, which put him 7th on the podium, Logan Messer (174) placed 4th after dropping a 7-4 decision to Joshua Kim of Harvard, Austin Stith (197) stood 5th on the podium after defeating Josh Labarbera of Penn 5-3, and Ramses Montalvo (HWT) placed 8th after falling short to Liam Dietrich of Drexel 5-3.

The Patriots will wrestle LIU on Saturday, December 4th, at 11:00am.

Kent State: The Golden Flashes had a strong showing this weekend as they left the Navy Classic with six place winners. Jake Ferri (125) captured the 2nd place spot on the podium after falling to Luke Werner of Lock Haven 12-10. Brendon Fenton (133) placed 3rd after defeating Kurtis Phipps of Bucknell 4-3 in the consolation championship round. Louis Newell (141) stood at 6th place on the podium after medical forfeiting to Matt Santos of Michigan State. Kody Komara (149) captured 2nd place after falling short to Peyton Omania of Michigan State 9-8 in a nail-biter. Enrique Munguia (157) was victorious over Skyler Crespo of Michigan State 16-1 TF to capture 5th place. Mike Ferree (174) placed 6th on the podium after getting pinned by Colin Shannon of American University.

The Golden Flashes will wrestle on Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th, at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Ohio University: The Bobcats finished in 2nd place at the Navy Classic after a tremendous showing of dominance. Ohio placed 10 wrestlers on the podium, two of which were champions. Jordan Slivka (157) captured the title after defeating Dazjon Casto of The Citadel 2-0 in the final bout. Sal Perrine (174) also stood on top of the podium after reigning victorious over Jaden Fisher of Bucknell 12-6 in the championship match. Oscar Sanchez (125) placed 3rd after defeating Julian Saldana of Michigan State 6-3. Gio DiSabato (133) captured 5th place after a huge win over Jake Rotunda from The Citadel, 5-3. Kyran Hagan (141) stood at 3rd place on the podium after his dominating major decision against Gabe Willochell of Edinboro 13-2. Alec Hagan (149) medical forfeited to Kolby DePron of Bucknell to take 4th place. Colt Yinger (165) medically forfeited to Caleb Fish of Michigan State to capture 4th place. Zayne Lehman (184) won by medical forfeit over Zach Brown of VMI to capture 5th place on the podium. Jordan Greer (197) won in a commanding fashion by defeating Brad Wilton of Michigan State by a major decision, 12-3, to take 5th place. Jordan Earnest (HWT) fell to Max Millin of Edinboro 5-2 to place 6th.

The Bobcats will be back in action on Friday, December 3rd, where they will wrestle Clarion University at 7:00pm.

Rider: The Broncs wrestled tough at the Keystone Classic, as they had eight place finishers, including a champion, which landed them in 4th place in the team race. George Walton (184) defeated Neil Antrassian of Penn by TF 17-2 in the final bout, claiming the title for the second-straight year. The seven remaining place finishers include: Tyler Klinsky (125) 3rd, Richie Koehler (133) 3rd, Bryan Miraglia (141) 8th, Jake Silverstein (157) 6th, Michael Wilson (165) 6th, Shane Reitsma (174) 8th, and David Szuba (HWT) 3rd.

The Broncs will return to competition at 7:00pm on Friday, December 3rd, at Central Michigan.

Northern Illinois: On Sunday, the Huskies split their matches at the Boilermaker Duals, going 2-2 in competition. The Huskies started out strong in the first round with a 33-9 win over Brown University. In the second round, Northern Illinois lost a hard-fought battle to Duke 25-17. In the succeeding round, the Huskies posted a dominating 33-5 win over Bellarmine. In their last dual, Northern Illinois fell short to the host team, Purdue 28-10. Two Huskies finished the day with 4-0 records, cleaning house amongst the competition. Brit Wilson (184) defeated Drew Clearie of Brown 9-3, Vincent Baker of Duke 17-6, Sam Schroeder of Bellarmine 18-3, and Max Lyon of Purdue 7-3. Izzak Olejnik (165) had wins over Keegan Rothrock of Brown by fall, Brandon LaRue of Duke by fall, Devin Hendricks of Bellarmine 7-0, and Emil Soehnlen of Purdue 8-0.

The Huskies return to the mat on Saturday, December 4th, at the Cougar Clash hosted by SIUE.

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