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February 18, 2013
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Here is a look at last weekend's MAC wrestling action.

Saturday, Feb. 16
Central Michigan 30, Stanford 3
Northern Illinois 20, Buffalo 18
 
Sunday, Feb. 17
Central Michigan 41, Cal Poly 6
Central Michigan 26, CSU Bakersfield 12
Iowa State 39, Eastern Michigan 0
Kent State 33, Wisconsin 10
Oklahoma State 34, Kent State 10
Missouri 27, Purdue 15
Missouri 27, Maryland 13
Northern Iowa 24, Wisconsin 15
Oklahoma State 39, Northern Iowa 7
Ohio 36, Campbell 5
 
 
Buffalo:
 
Bulls Lose to Huskies on Senior Day
 
BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo wrestling team (1-10, 1-4 MAC) suffered another heartbreaking defeat Saturday afternoon, losing to Northern Illinois in the final match of the day. It was senior day for four UB seniors – Mark Lewandowski, John-Martin Cannon, Jedd Mason, and Chris Conti. 
 
Max Soria kicked things off with a 10-0 major decision over NIU’s Derek Elmore at 125, but the Huskies responded with a major at 133.
 
At 141, Erik Galloway continued to dominate at his new weight and held off a late charge to earn a 16-9 decision over NIU’s Kevin Fanta. In a surprising result, the Huskies took back the lead thanks to a second period pin from Rob Jillard, who beat  Blake Roulo with 44 seconds left in the second period. Northern Illinois extended the lead to 14-7 when Andrew Morse earned an 11-2 major decision over UB’s Wally Maziarz at 157 lbs.
 
Wrestling in his final dual meet at Alumni Arena, senior Mark Lewandowski ended the brief losing streak with a dominating performance. He won a 15-0 technical fall over Sam Bennett to bring Buffalo back within two, 14-12. The win was the 107th of the Depew native’s career.
 
At 174 pounds, Cannon was not able to wrestle on senior day due to injury, but Dominic Montesanti battled, tying the match at 6-6 with 10 seconds left. However, Matt Mougin used riding time to earn the 7-6 decision.
 
For the first time since Dec. 18 the Bulls were no longer crippled at the heavier weights, finally returning 184 and 197 starters Tony Lock and Angelo Malvestuto. Down 17-12, the team needed the two to hit the ground running immediately to have a chance at the win, and the duo would do just that.
 
Lock earned a 6-1 decision over Bryan Loughlin at 184, and Malvestuto put the Bulls ahead, 18-17, by earning a 5-2 decision over NIU’s Parker Settecase. That would set up another do-or-die match at heavyweight.
 
NIU’s Jared Torrence and Justin Heiserman traded escapes in regulation, forcing a sudden-victory overtime. The two then were able to get out for escapes in the second and third overtime periods to force yet another sudden-victory round. Torrence won with a takedown to seal the win for the Huskies.
 
Next up for Buffalo is the Regional Duals, hosted by Franklin and Marshall next Saturday.
 
 
Central Michigan:
 
Chippewas Close West Coast Trip with Pair of Wins 
 
SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Central Michigan continued to steam roll its opponents Sunday afternoon, claiming a pair of victories over Cal Poly, 41-6, and CSU Bakersfields, 26-12.
 
The Chippewas (16-3) extended their dual meet winning streak to nine straight and claimed 16 of the 20 bouts on the day. 
 
CMU wrestled just six bouts in the opening dual of the day, as three matches were forfeited by the Mustangs and one by the Maroon and Gold. The Chippewas were awarded six points each at 133, 141 and 285 pounds on forfeits by Cal Poly, while the Mustangs were awarded six points at 197 pounds. 
 
No. 11 Christian Cullinan opened the day with a 5-0 decision over Britain Longmire, earning three back points in the final period to secure the win. Senior Donnie Corby continued his recent run of success with a first-period pin over Dillen Rocha at 149 pounds and redshirt freshman Lucas Smith, sophomore Mike Ottinger and sophomore Anthony Bill each earned decisions to push the Chippewas' lead to 30-0. 
 
Senior Ben Bennett recorded his second technical fall in as many days, defeating Sean Dougherty by a score of 18-2. Bennett had five takedowns in the match and twice earned back points to improve to 21-0 on the year. 
 
The Chippewas continued the momentum versus the Roadrunners of CSU Bakersfield, kicked off by Cullinan's 7-2 decision at 125 pounds. Senior Scotti Sentes earned career win number 100 with a 5-0 decision himself to extend the lead and Mattingly picked up a pin over Timmy Box in the third period to give CMU a 12-0 lead. 
 
After dropping their first match at 149 pounds, the Chippewas responded with decisions by Smith and Ottinger at 157 and 165 and Bennett earned yet another technical fall over Sean Pollock, 18-0. 
 
The Chippewas again forfeited at 197 pounds, but Trice closed the day with a 2-0 decision over Sammy Cervantes to give the Chippewas a 26-12 victory.
 
No. 12 Central Michigan 41, Cal Poly 6
125: No. 11 Christian Cullinan (CMU) dec. Britain Longmire, 5-0; CMU 3-0
133: No. 7 Scotti Sentes (CMU) wins by forfeit; CMU 9-0
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) wins by forfeit; CMU 15-0
149: Donnie Corby (CMU) fall Dillen Rocha, 2:16; CMU 21-0
157: Lucas Smith (CMU) dec. Kyle Chene, 4-3; CMU 24-0
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Connor King, 9-2; CMU 27-0
174: Anthony Bill (CMU) dec. Mitchell Woods, 8-3; CMU 30-0
184: No. 2 Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Sean Dougherty, 18-2; CMU 35-0
197: JT Goodwin (Cal Poly) wins by forfeit; CMU 35-6
Hwt: No. 5 Jarod Trice (CMU) wins by forfeit; CMU 41-6
 
No. 12 Central Michigan 26, CSU Bakersfield 12
125: No. 11 Christian Cullinan (CMU) dec. Tyler Iwamura, 7-2; CMU 3-0
133: No. 7 Scotti Sentes (CMU) dec. Miguel Comparan, 5-0; CMU 6-0
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) fall Timmy Box, 6:21; CMU 12-0
149: Dalton Kelly (CSU) dec. Donnie Corby, 7-6; CMU 12-3
157: Lucas Smith (CMU) dec. Jake Briggs, 2-0; CMU 15-3
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. David Meza, 3-2; CMU 18-3
174: No. 19 Bryce Hammond (CSU) dec. Anthony Bill, 8-3; CMU 18-6
184: No. 2 Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Sean Pollock, 18-0; CMU 23-6
197: Frankie Hurtado (CSU) wins by forfeit; CMU 23-12
Hwt: No. 5 Jarod Trice (CMU) dec. Sammy Cervantes, 2-0; CMU 26-12
 
 
No. 12 CMU Continues to Dominate with 30-3 Win at Stanford
 
PALO ALTO, Calif. — The No. 12 ranked Central Michigan wrestling program continued its recent dominance by winning nine of 10 matches Saturday to defeat Stanford, 30-3.
 
The Chippewas (14-3) extended their dual winning streak to seven matches and will look tobuild upon the momentum tomorrow when they take on Cal Poly and CSU Bakersfield.
 
Junior JoeRoth and sophomore Tyler Keselring filled in nicely for seniors Christian Cullinan and Scotti Sentes in the first two matches, claiming decisions over their opponents, 4-1 and 6-2.
 
After an 11-4 decision by junior Scott Mattingly over Peter Russo, senior Donnie Corby earned bonus points at 149 pounds by claiming a 12-3 major decision over Timmy Boone.
 
Underclassmen Lucas Smith and Mike Ottinger kept the Cardinal scoreless with a pair of decisions at 157 and 165 and junior Craig Kelliher extended the lead to 22-0 with a 6-2 decision at 174 pounds.
 
Senior 184-pounder Ben Bennett, ranked No. 2 in the country, pushed the Chippewas’ lead to 27-0 with a 17-2 technical fall over Ryan Davis and senior No. 5 Jarod Trice claimed a 3-1 decision over Dan Scherer for the final 30-3 score.
 
The Chippewas will close their California road trip tomorrow afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.
No. 12 Central Michigan 30, Stanford 3
125: Joe Roth (CMU) dec. Evan Silver (S), 4-1.
133: Tyler Keselring (CMU) dec. Alex Manley (S), 6-2.
141: Scott Mattingly (CMU) dec. Peter Russo (S), 11-4.
149: Donnie Corby (CMU) maj. dec. Timmy Boone (S), 12-3.
157: Luke Smith (CMU) dec. Garrett Schaner (S), 8-1.
165: Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Bret Baumbach (S), 5-3.
174: Craig Kelliher (CMU) dec. Dylan Morris (S), 6-2.
184: Ben Bennett (CMU) tech. fall Ryan Davies (S), 17-2 (7:00).
197: Michael Sojka (S) dec. Jackson Lewis (CMU), 4-1.
285: Jarod Trice (CMU) dec. Dan Scherer (S), 3-1.
 
 
Eastern Michigan:
 
Eagles Fall in Regular Season Finale to No. 22 Cyclones 
EMU finishes 2012-13 season 7-13 and 1-4 in the MAC
 
YPSILANTI, Mich. — The Eastern Michigan University wrestling team dropped the 2012-13 regular-season finale to No. 22 Iowa State University, 39-0, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 17, at Bowen Field House. The Eagles finished the regular season 7-13 and 1-4 in the MAC, while the Cyclones improved to 9-4.
 
During the intermission of Sunday's contest, the EMU wrestling family honored former Head Coach Willie Gadson (1992-97) and members of the 1995-96 team that captured a Mid-American Conference championship.
 
The Cyclones swept all 10 matches and held EMU grapplers to just a pair of takedowns. ISU recorded bonus points in seven matches with a pin and six major decisions.
 
The dual-meet started at 184 lbs. where redshirt junior Khodor Hoballah faced off against No. 17 Boaz Beard. Beard got on the board first with a takedown in the opening frame. To start the middle period, Beard chose the down position and managed a reversal and three nearfall points as a result. Hoballah was unable to mount a comeback in the third and fell by an 11-1 count to give ISU a 4-0 lead.  
 
No. 7 Kyven Gadson used his speed to put redshirt junior Nick Whitenburg in a nearfall position seconds into the 197 lbs. bout. Whitenburg staved off the pin for over a minute, but Gadson delivered the final blow at the 1:37 mark to give the Cyclones a 10-0 advantage just two matches into the contest.
 
At heavyweight, redshirt senior Chris Eggert and No. 18 Matt Gibson wrestled to a scoreless tie through one period. Gibson used an escape in the second to take a 1-0 lead. That score held until the last 15 seconds of the match, when Gibson registered a final takedown. He went on to win, 3-0, for ISU's third-straight victory.
 
Iowa State kept the pressure on at 125 lbs., where Ryak Finch scored an early takedown and a pair of nearfall points for a 4-0 lead against freshman Alexander Calandrino. By the end of the first period, Finch had a 9-1 lead. Calandrino cut his opponent's riding time advantage down to 13 seconds in the middle period, but Finch won the fourth straight match for ISU by a 12-1 score.
 
Redshirt sophomore Jake Byers recorded an escape to halve his deficit to 2-1 in the first period of the 133 lbs. bout against John Meeks. Meeks tacked on five additional points including three nearfall tallies for a 7-1 lead before the first period ended. At the intermission, the Eagles were still without a win and trailed, 21-0.
 
Eastern Michigan's fortunes did not change after the break as redshirt junior Seth Schaner fell behind early and lost a 12-2 major decision to Luke Goettl at 141 lbs. It was the Cyclones' third consecutive major decision and fourth of the afternoon.
 
Redshirt freshman Michael Shaw tried to stop the bleeding at 149 lbs. against Max Mayfield. Shaw held his opponent to a single takedown in the first period and tied the score, 2-2, with EMU's first takedown of the afternoon midway through the second. Mayfield regained the lead, 4-2, on a reversal and held on for the 7-2 decision.
 
The 157 lbs. tussle between redshirt senior Aaron Sulzer and Logan Molina started at a furious pace. A Sulzer escape followed a Molina takedown and made it 2-1. That score held until the third period, when Sulzer recorded the escape to tie the match at two apiece. With under 20 seconds to go, Molina worked Sulzer to the edge of the mat and earned the decisive takedown in a 5-2 decision.
 
The Cyclones claimed their ninth-straight win at 165 lbs. as freshman Jacob Davis lost to No. 18 Michael Moreno by major decision, 13-4, at 165 lbs.
 
Redshirt junior Phillip Joseph gave the Eagles their first lead of the day, 2-0, with a first-period takedown of No. 16 Tanner Weatherman at 174 lbs. Joseph pulled ahead, 3-1, with an escape early in the second, and headed into the final two minutes with a 4-3 advantage. Weatherman pulled away in the third period, however, for a 12-4 major decision.
 
The Eagles will now turn their sights on the MAC Championships, March 10, in Buffalo, N.Y.
 
No. 22 IOWA STATE 39  EASTERN MICHIGAN 0
184: No. 17 Boaz Beard (ISU) maj. dec. Khodor Hoballah (EMU), 11-1   ISU 4  EMU 0
197: No. 7 Kyven Gadson (ISU) fall Nick Whitenburg (EMU), 1:37   ISU 10  EMU 0
285: No. 18 Matt Gibson (ISU) dec. Chris Eggert (EMU), 3-0   ISU 13  EMU 0
125: Ryak Finch (ISU) maj. dec. Alexander Calandrino (EMU), 12-1   ISU 17  EMU 0
133: John Meeks (ISU) maj. dec. Jake Byers (EMU), 10-2   ISU 21  EMU 0
141: Seth Schaner (EMU) maj. dec. Luke Goettl (KSU), 12-2   ISU 25  EMU 0
149: Max Mayfield (ISU) dec. Michael Shaw (EMU), 7-2   ISU 28  EMU 0
157: Logan Molina (ISU) dec. Aaron Sulzer (EMU), 5-2   ISU 31  EMU 0
165: No. 18 Michael Moreno (ISU) maj. dec. Jacob Davis (EMU), 13-4   ISU 35  EMU 0
174: No. 16 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) maj. dec. Phillip Joseph (EMU), 12-4   ISU 39  EMU 0
 
 
Kent State:
 
KSU tops Wisconsin 33-10 after falling to Oklahoma State
 
KENT, Ohio-  Senior Dustin Kilgore (Berea, Ohio) went out with a bang, while freshman Mack McGuire (Upper St. Clair) gave Kent State fans a glimpse of what’s to come Sunday at the M.A.C. Center.  The Golden Flashes won a respectable three matches against No. 1 Oklahoma State, before pummeling No. 18 Wisconsin 33-10 in the third place dual of the NWCA Cliff Keen Regional.  The top-seeded Cowboys defeated Northern Iowa 39-7 in Sunday’s final, advancing to next week’s eight-team championship tournament in Minnesota.
 
In his final performance at the M.A.C. Center, Kilgore defeated a pair of Top 20 opponents.  He cruised to a 12-3 major decision over No. 9 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State), before pinning No. 18 Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) in the second period.  Kilgore actually trailed Hein 1-0 after the first period, but the inevitable “Killer Cruncher” turned cradle from the top position resulted in a Kent State single-season, record tying 17th pin.
 
McGuire came up with the biggest upset of the day, taking down No. 6 Jon Morrsion (Oklahoma State) 3-2.  A first-period takedown and a third-period escape was all the scoring McGuire needed to give the Flashes a 6-0 team lead after two bouts.
 
Senior Stevie Mitcheff (Lorain, Ohio) led the day off with a 3-2 victory over Ed Kilmara.  Mitcheff then completed a 2-0 day by pinning Wisconsin’s Matt Cavallaris in the opening period with a tilt.
 
Senior Tommy Sasfy (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) needed a rally midway through the second period to come up with a 7-6 win against the Badgers.  Sasfy trailed 4-1 and 5-4 in the third, before a takedown and riding time helped stretch Kent State’s lead out to 15-6. 
 
Sophomore Caleb Marsh (Marysville, Ohio) followed with a 5-2 victory, behind a first period takedown and third period reversal.
 
Redshirt freshman Sam Wheeler (Copley, Ohio) then made the most of his only match, with a 10-5 over Scott Liegel.  Wheeler converted four takedowns and built up 1:14 of riding time.
 
Wisconsin did not have a 149-pounder make weight and opted to compete against senior Casey Newburg (Union Ohio).
 
Kent State (10-6) gets three weeks in-between competitions as it prepares for the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships March 10 in Buffalo.
 
Individual Results
Oklahoma State 34 Kent State 10
125 Steve Mitcheff (Kent State) over Edward Klimara (Oklahoma State) Dec 3-2  
133 Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State) over Jonathon Morrison (Oklahoma State) Dec 3-2 
141 Julian Feikert (Oklahoma State) over Lukas Kern (Kent State) Pin 6:38 
149 Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) over Andy Candiello (Kent State) Pin 4:02 
157 Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) over Tommy Sasfy (Kent State) Pin 2:13 
165 Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State) over Caleb Marsh (Kent State) Dec 4-1 
174 Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) over Mike Vollant (Kent State) Maj 11-2 
184 Christopher Chionuma (Oklahoma State) over Casey Newburg (Kent State) Dec 9-5 
197 Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) over Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State) Maj 12-3 
285 Alan Gelogaev (Oklahoma State) over Keith Witt (Kent State) Pin 0:39
 
Kent State 33 Wisconsin 10
125 Steve Mitcheff (Kent State) over Matthew Cavallaris (Wisconsin) Pin 2:55 
133 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) over Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State) Dec 8-2  
141 Thomas Kelliher (Wisconsin) over Lukas Kern (Kent State) Dec 6-0  
149 Andy Candiello (Kent State) won by forfeit  
157 Tommy Sasfy (Kent State) over Charles York (Wisconsin) Dec 7-6 
165 Caleb Marsh (Kent State) over Alex Yde (Wisconsin) Dec 5-2 3.00 0 
174 Sam Wheeler (Kent State) over SCOTT LIEGEL (Wisconsin) Dec 10-5 
184 Casey Newburg (Kent State) won by forfeit  
197 Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) over Jackson Hein (Wisconsin) Pin 4:56 
285 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) over Keith Witt (Kent State) Maj 10-1
 
 
Missouri:
 
Tigers Book Trip to Finals After Two Wins Sunday
Mizzou wrestled their way to two wins over Maryland and No. 16 Purdue in the NWCA Cliff Keen Midwest Regional on Sunday.
 
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The sixth-ranked Mizzou Tiger wrestlers took home two duals on Sunday and booked a trip to the University of Minnesota next weekend to face off against many of the top programs in the nation. The Tigers knocked off No. 16 Purdue 27-15 in the second dual of the day after taking care of Maryland 27-13 in round one. Alan Waters, Drake Houdashelt, and top-ranked Dom Bradley all had big days for the Black and Gold in what happened to be the last time wrestling would be in the Hearnes Center this year.
 
The Tigers won the first six matches of the day and were well on their way to a 27-13 victory over the Maryland Terrapins. Waters, Houdashelt, and Kyle Bradley all added major decisions for the Tigers against the Terps, and No. 5 Nathan McCormick got his third consecutive win against a ranked opponent in No. 12 Geoffry Alexander. The Terps took three straight bouts from 174 pounds to 197. No. 5 Josh Asper avoided an upset against Mizzou senior Todd Porter with a successful takedown late in the third period. Jimmy Sheptock won by major decision over Johnny Eblen and Christian Boley was able to pin Brent Haynes at 2:59. Haynes had Boley nearly on his back but left his back exposed and the 14th-ranked grappler from Maryland was able to cash in on a defensive fall as time expired in the first period.
 
On the adjacent mat, the Purdue Boilermakers and the Wyoming Cowboys came down to the heavyweights, where Alex White of Purdue tallied a takedown with two seconds remaining to win 4-1 after a point for riding timewith an added point for riding time to secure the victory for the Boilermakers 20-16. A sudden victory win by Wyoming's No. 4 Alfonso Hernandez over No. 18 Braden Atwood kept the Cowboys alive, but Purdue was able to seal their fifteenth win of the year.
 
Purdue and Mizzou met up for the final round of the regional with the winner set to advance to St. Paul, Minn., later this week. Waters set the tone once again with a major decision over No. 16 Camden Eppert, 15-3. Waters had already defeated Eppert this season back on November 10, also by major decision. A forfeit at 133 gave the Tigers a 10-0 lead, and then a technical fall by the sophomore Houdashelt at 5:26 put Mizzou in the driver's seat for the remainder of the dual. Houdashelt was able to tally six takedowns, two 3-point near falls, and one 2-point near fall in the match against Purdue's Frankie Porras.
 
The top-ranked Bradley finished off a victorious day for the Tigers with a couple of big takedowns against Purdue's Alex White in a 21-7 drubbing at heavyweight. Bradley, a perfect 30-0 on the season, finished off his home career as a Missouri Tiger with an undefeated record at home in his four years of attached wrestling. In fact, the last time Mizzou's big man lost in Columbia was in 2004 as a freshman in high school at Blue Springs. Bradley is now just four wins shy of the 100-win club as a Tiger grappler.
 
Maryland and No. 21 Wyoming met up across the Hearnes Center for their second dual of the day, with Maryland pulling off the upset 20-12. Maryland took the final four bouts of the dual after trailing 12-6 through the 165-pound weight class.
 
The Tigers are now slated to continue their quest as the 2013 NWCA National Duals Champions this coming weekend at the University of Minnesota. Mizzou will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 22 and will need to battle past top-ranked Oklahoma State, No. 4 Minnesota, and No. 5 Ohio State if they want to be crowned as champions in this year's event. Stay abreast with the Tigers and all of the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals action by following on Twitter and using the hashtag #MatMayhem. 
 
 
Northern Illinois:
 
Northern Illinois Pulls Out Thriller over Buffalo, 20-18 
Jared Torrence posts overtime win at heavyweight to lift NIU past Bulls 
 
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Northern Illinois wrestling team went back and forth with Buffalo Saturday afternoon, but it was the Huskies who emerged with a 20-18 win. 
 
The win boosts NIU’s record to 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-American Conference, while UB falls to 1-10 and 1-4 in the MAC. 
 
“We talked about banding together as brothers coming into today,” said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. “We wanted to come out as a group of 10 and our guys pulled out a huge win today. I’m just proud of their efforts.” 
 
The Huskies fell behind early, as the Bulls took two of the first three matches. Things started when Derek Elmore dropped a 10-0 major decision against 2012 NCAA qualifier Max Soria at 125 to give Buffalo a 4-0 lead. 
 
However, NIU knotted things up when junior Nick Smith returned the favor in a dominant 16-4 major decision against Sean Walton at 133. UB retook the lead when Kevin Fanta lost to Erik Galloway in a 16-9 decision at 141. 
 
That Bull lead would not last for long, though, as Rob Jillard came up with a big pin at 149 pounds. Jillard stuck Blake Ruolo midway through the second period to give NIU their first lead of the day at 10-7. NIU added to that lead when Andrew Morse scored an 11-2 major decision against Wally Maziarz, giving the Huskies a 14-7 lead at the intermission. 
 
The Bulls responded out of the break when 12th-ranked Mark Lewandowski won by technical fall against NIU’s Sam Bennett. Buffalo looked to be in position to take the lead from the Huskies at 174, but Matt Mougin turned away the threat with a tight 7-6 win against Dom Montesanti to give Northern a 17-12 advantage. 
 
Yet, UB did not relent and staged a late comeback. Bryan Loughlin dropped a 6-1 decision against Tony Lock, while Parker Settecase fell in a 5-2 decision against Angelo Malvestuto. The consecutive wins put the Huskies behind, 18-17, leaving the heavyweight match as the deciding factor. 
 
With so much on the line, the match between Huskie Jared Torrence and UB’s Justin Heiserman did not disappoint. Torrence and Heiserman dueled to a 2-2 tie after three periods to send the match to sudden victory. It was there that the NIU heavyweight got one of, if not his biggest, win of his career when he scored a takedown to come away with a 4-2 decision and a Huskie win. 
 
“Jared, as a team leader, came away with a big win,” Ludwig said. “He stayed within his plan and was able to come away with a win. The MAC is really tough at heavyweight, so this win should help him going forward.” 
 
NIU ends their regular season Sunday, Feb. 24, when they travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to battle Cleveland State and Gardner-Webb. The action starts at noon CT with the Huskies battling GWU’s Runnin’ Bulldogs.
 
Northern Illinois 20, Buffalo 18 
125: Max Soria (UB) maj. dec. Derek Elmore (NIU), 10-0 
133: Nick Smith (NIU) maj. dec. Sean Walton (UB), 16-4 
141: Erik Galloway (UB) dec. Kevin Fanta (NIU), 16-9 
149: Rob Jillard (NIU) pins Blake Ruolo (UB), 4:16 
157: Andrew Morse (NIU) maj. dec. Wally Maziarz (UB), 11-2 
165: #12 Mark Lewandowski (UB) tech. fall Sam Bennett (NIU), 15-0 
174: Matt Mougin (NIU) dec. Dom Montesanti (UB), 7-6 
184: Tony Lock (UB) dec. Bryan Loughlin (NIU), 6-1 
197: Angelo Malvestuto (UB) dec. Parker Settecase (NIU), 5-2 
285: Jared Torrence (NIU) dec. Justin Heiserman (UB), 4-2
 
 
Northern Iowa:
 
No. 24 UNI Wrestling Knocks Off No. 18 Wisconsin atNational Duals, 24-15
 
KENT, Ohio - The University of Northern Iowa wrestling team avenged a loss earlier in the season to No. 18 Wisconsin at the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals, winning 24-15, and Ryan Loder remains undefeated in dual competition.
 
The Badgers won the last meeting with the Panthers on Nov. 24. Wisconsin beat UNI 24-13. 
 
Wisconsin became the third ranked team to fall to No. 24 UNI this season. The Panthers, unranked at the time, knocked off then-ranked No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 21 Northwestern in January. 
 
"We turned things around from earlier in the season," said head coach Doug Schwab. "I think it could have been more lopsided. Overall, we performed well."
The win advanced UNI and pitted the team against top-ranked Oklahoma State, which ended the Panthers' run for a national dual title. 
 
DUAL COMPETITION
There were four regional competitions on Feb. 17. The winners of the four regions advanced to the championships set for Feb. 22-23 at the University of Minnesota. Oklahoma State, the winner of regional competition at Kent, Ohio, also will join No. 8 Illinois, No. 2 Iowa, No. 4 Minnesota and No. 5 Ohio State that received automatic bids to the final.
 
NO. 24 UNI 24, NO. 18 WISCONSIN 15
Three Panthers earned bonus points for the team with their major decision wins. Senior Ryan Jauch, 125 pounds, won 11-3 over Matthew Cavallaris. Joey Lazor followed suit at 141 pounds, beating Thomas Kelliher 10-2. 
 
"Joey Lazor is doing a great job," said Schwab. "He has a good roll going. He has a lot of confidence when he steps out there. We want a lot of guys to feel like he does. It's important to build your lead, and he is doing that each time out."
 
The momentum continued for UNI when Wisconsin forfeited the 149-pound match to Bart Reiter. David Bonin got his eighth major decision win on the season by beating Charles York, 14-1. 
 
The 165-pound match looked like a repeat from the first time UNI faced Wisconsin. UNI's Jarrett Jensen beat Frank Cousins 8-1, which was the same score when the wrestlers competed in November. 
 
Ryan Loder won the Panthers' sixth match. He beat Benjamin Cox by decision, 8-2. 
 
NO. 1 OSU 39, NO. 24 UNI 7
Oklahoma State (15-0) continues to be undefeated with its win over UNI. 
 
"It was a lopsided score," said Schwab. "We are going to be heading into nationals soon, so we need to get over the rankings. We will be facing a lot of ranked wrestlers. We can't let our guys concede anything. We have to make our competitors earn everything. We could do a better job of ignoring those rankings."
 
OSU has eight nationally ranked wrestlers in the top 15. Joey Lazor and Loder were the only two Panthers to win their matches. 
 
Loder, ranked eighth, beat No. 12 Chris Chiohuma, 6-1. 
 
"Ryan Loder just has to keep opening up his offense," Schwab said. "He had a great chance in his Oklahoma State match. He rode the OSU guy for nearly the entire second period. It's great that he was able to be undefeated in dual tournaments leading up to the conference championships."
 
NEXT COMPETITION
The Panthers (9-5) will head to the Mid-American Conference Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., March 10. The NCAA national championships are set in Des Moines, Iowa, for March 21-23. 
 
FINAL RESULTS:
NO. 24 UNI 24, NO. 18 WISCONSIN 15
125-Ryan Jauch (UNI) maj. dec. Matthew Cavallaris (UW), 11-3; 133-No. 6 Tyler Graff (UW) pins No. 10 Levi Wolfensperger (UNI), 2:55; 141-No. 13 Joey Lazor (UNI) maj. dec. Thomas Kelliher (UW), 10-2; 149-Bart Reiter (UNI) wins by forfeit; 157-No. 19 David Bonin (UNI) maj. dec. Charles York (UW), 14-1; 165-Jarrett Jensen (UNI) dec. Frank Cousins (UW), 8-1; 174-Scott Liegel (UW) dec. Kyle Lux (UNI), 7-3; 184-No. 8 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. Benjamin Cox (UW), 8-2; 197-No. 16 Jackson Hein (UW) dec. Tyalor Kettman (UNI), 4-0; 285-No. 9 Connor Medbery (UW) dec. Blayne Beale (UNI), 6-0
 
NO. 1 OKLAHOMA STATE 39, NO. 24 UNI 7
125-Edward Klimara (OSU) maj. dec. Ryan Jauch (UNI), 10-2; 133-No. 5 Jon Morrison (OSU) wins by forfeit; 141-No. 13 Joey Lazor (UNI) maj. dec. Julian Feikert (OSU), 10-1; 149-No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) maj. dec. Bart Reiter (UNI), 13-4; 157-No. 9 Alex Dieringer (OSU) pins No. 19 David Bonin (UNI), 6:34; 165-No. 3 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) maj. dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 15-2; 174-No. 2 Chris Perry (OSU) pins Kyle Lux (UNI), 6:10; 184-No. 8 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. No. 12 Chris Chiohuma (OSU), 6-1; 197-No. 11 Blake Rosholt (OSU) tech fall Taylor Kettman (UNI), 19-2; 285-No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) maj. dec. Blayne Beale (UNI), 16-6
 
 
Ohio:
 
FIVE STRAIGHT WINS: Ohio Defeats Campbell 36-5
Walters captures his 11th-straight win to pick up his 30th victory on the year
 
DURHAM, N.C. - The Ohio University wresting team posted a convincing 36-5 victory over Campbell Sunday night at the Voyager Academy to collect its fifth straight win, improving to 9-5 on the year.
 
Sophomore Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio), sophomore Michael Duckworth (Liberty, Ind.) and junior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) highlighted competition for the Bobcats as they each posted pins at 165, 184 and heavyweight, respectively.
 
Redshirt freshman Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) also continued to stay on the winning track as he posted a 4-0 victory over Campbell's Taylor McGiffen to capture his 11th-consecutive win and collect his team-best 30th win on the year.
 
Ohio fell behind early as it Campbell claimed decision victories at 125 and 133. The Bobcats would fight back in a big way as they would go on to win the next eight bouts.
 
Freshman Kagan Squire (Wadsworth, Ohio) got the Bobcats on the board as he claimed a 6-3 decision over Campbell's Michael Dahlstrom to cut Ohio's deficit to three at 6-3. Ohio took the lead at 9-6 after sophomore Andrew Romanchik (Independence, Ohio) won at 149 after he won by injury default. The `Cats would not look back from that point on as they went on to secure the win.
 
Ohio also earned victories from redshirt freshman Sparty Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) and redshirt freshman Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) at 157 and 197, respectively. Following Wellington's bout, Campbell was docked a team point.
 
The Bobcats return to action next Sunday as it travels to Cleveland, Ohio to face Cleveland State and Gardner-Webb for their final tune-up before the Mid-American Conference Championships. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
 
Ohio 36, Campbell 5
 125: Eric Montoya (Campbell) 3, Kevon Powell (Ohio) 2 - Campbell 3, Ohio 0
 133: Tanner Bidelspach (Campbell) 1, Joe Munos (Ohio) 0 - Campbell 6, Ohio 0
 141: Kagan Squire (Ohio) 5, Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell) 0 - Campbell 6, Ohio 3
 149: Andrew Romanchik (Ohio), Brent Jorge (Campbell) - win by injury default - Ohio 9, Campbell 6
 157: Sparty Chino (Ohio) 5, Nick Rex (Campbell) 3 - Ohio 12, Campbell 6
 165: Harrison Hightower (Ohio) Pinned Paul Duggan (Campbell) - Ohio 18, Campbell 6
 174: Cody Walters (Ohio) 4, Taylor McGiffen (Campbell) - Ohio 21, Campbell 6
 184: Michael Duckworth (Ohio) Pinned Matthew Cox (Campbell) - Ohio 27, Campbell 6
 197: Phil Wellington (Ohio) 6, John Merickel (Campbell) - Ohio 30, Campbell 5
 HWT: Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) Pinned Joe Nolan (Campbell) - Ohio 36, Campbell 5

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