M wrestling beats Maryland 34-4

Submitted by vablue on February 16th, 2019 at 9:15 AM

This was an absolute beat down.  MD won one match, and that was because Michigan sat their starter.  The dual featured one matchup of ranked wrestlers at heavyweight, Parris won this match 6-2.  Next up Rutgers on Sunday for the final dual, which will feature a big time matchup of Micic vs Suriano.  Micic is ranked #1 at 133lbs but that weight class is stacked and this will be a big match.

 

125 -- Jack Medley (U-M) dec. Brandon Cray, 7-1  [U-M, 3-0]
133 -- #1 Stevan Micic (U-M) pinned Orion Anderson, 1:36  [U-M, 9-0]
141 -- #6 Kanen Storr (U-M) dec. Danny Bertoni, 7-2  [U-M, 12-0]
149 -- Malik Amine (U-M) dec. Alfred Bannister, 11-9  [U-M, 15-0]
157 -- #5 Alec Pantaleo (U-M) major dec. Ryan Diehl, 13-4  [U-M, 19-0]
165 -- #7 Logan Massa (U-M) tech. fall Phillip Spadafora, 18-2 (7:00)  [U-M, 24-0]
174 -- Josh Ugalde (UMD) major dec. Reece Hughes, 12-2  [U-M, 24-4]
184 -- #20 Jelani Embree (U-M) dec. Kyle Jasenski, 7-1  [U-M, 27-4]
197 -- Jackson Striggow (U-M) major dec. Niko Cappello, 13-3  [U-M, 31-4]
Hwt -- #7 Mason Parris (U-M) dec. #8 Youssif Hemida, 6-2  [U-M, 34-4]

Comments

xtramelanin

February 16th, 2019 at 9:36 AM ^

question:  have the college weight classes changed over the years?  i remember  back in my day guys like the rechsteiner brothers wrestling at what i thought was, for instance, 177 and 191.  do i misremember that? 

okay, google is my friend.  found this from 1998 chicago tribune article:

The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee has recommended several changes regarding weight control--including new weight classes--in response to the deaths of three athletes last year.

Because of the deaths, the NCAA put in several midseason changes. The new recommendations, which are expected to be implemented, are further adjustments.

Weight classes are now to start at 125 pounds instead of 118. The heavyweight limit is to be boosted 10 pounds to 285. Other new classes will be 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184 and 190. The old weight classes were 118, 126, 134, 142, 150, 158, 167, 177. 190 and 275.

IDKaGoodName

February 16th, 2019 at 12:09 PM ^

Very solid program under McFarland. Continuing to perform strongly. Always 1 or 2 holes away from being at the top. Penne State has unbelievable line ups regularly and we are typically 1 or 2 weight classes away from a win there. I can see us turning the corner in the next few years possibly. I’d love to see our wrestlers continue to scrap for points at all times in the match though. Any time you can turn a decision into a MD by being relentless and out conditioning, you are going to find ways to win those close ones. 

Lloyd's Boy

February 16th, 2019 at 11:39 AM ^

What is the ceiling for this squad? Watching them against Penn State, it was clear that a national championship is out of the question. Seems to me that a top 3 finish would be a good result. What say ye MGoBloggers?