...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
In a thrilling dual that was aired online by MGoBlueTV, the #19 Michigan grapplers knocked off the #2 Minnesota Gophers, 19-14.
Michigan took a 16-3 lead to start the dual but Minnesota stormed back and had a chance to win it in the heavyweight match between the top two heavyweights in the nation, #1 Adam Coon and #2 Anthony Nelson.
In 2OTs, Adam Coon won by sudden victory to secure Michigan's 19-14 upset over the #2 team in the nation. This was Michigan's first dual victory over Minnesota since 2008-09. This also keeps Michigan ahead in the all-time series at 31-29-2.
Michigan is now 7-2 and 3-0 in the B1G. They face sparty Friday night at 7 at Cliff Keen Arena.
- 125: Conor Yourtsey (Michigan) def. Sam Brancale (Minnesota) by decision, 12-6.
- 133: Dave Thorn (Minnesota) def. Rosario Bruno (Michigan) by decision, 10-7.
- 141: Stephen Dutton III (Michigan) def. Josh Shupe (Minnesota) by major decision, 16-3.
- 149: Eric Grajales (Michigan) def. Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) by decision, 6-4
- 157: Bryan Murphy (Michigan) def. Dylan Ness (Minnesota) by decision, 5-3.
- 165: Daniel Yates (Michigan) def. Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota) by decision, 7-5.
- 174: Logan Storley (Minnesota) def. Collin Zeerip (Michigan) by major decision, 15-4.
- 184: Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) def. Domenic Abounader (Michigan) by decision, 12-5.
- 197: Scott Shiller (Minnesota) def. Chris Heald (Michigan) by major decision, 14-4.
- Heavyweight: Adam Coon (Michigan) def. Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) via sudden victory, 4-2.
The two University of Michigan students accused of possessing Molotov cocktails on the night of the Michigan men’s basketball team’s national championship loss to Louisville are members of the wrestling team and have been indefinitely suspended.
Wrestlers Justin Dozier and Rosario Bruno, both 20, have been charged with two counts each of possessing/manufacturing explosives, a four-year felony, and were both arraigned on Wednesday in the 15th District Court.
True freshman Taylor Massa makes his hyped debut by pinning his opponent. Two other true freshman got starts. 5 of the 10 starters are ranked top 20 nationally at their weights. This is a good young team and the recruits are good too for next year.
I don't really follow wrestling, but this seems pretty significant: No. 2 senior recruit Coon commits to Michigan (that's no. 2 in the nation in the 2013 class).
Adam Coon, from Fowlerville, Michigan, decided on wrestling over football at the college level:
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Coon was recruited by several Division I programs for football, including Big Ten programs Michigan State (where his mother earned her master's degree), Northwestern, and Wisconsin.
But his father says football could still be in his future:
"It was a very difficult decision for him," said Dan Coon. "He has not completely given up on playing football again. Stephen Neal is one of our heroes, a great heavyweight wrestler who played football later on. So that's always in the back of his mind. So he's open to playing football later on if wrestling doesn't work out."
Looks like Coon is part of a pretty good recruiting class:
Coon is the third highly ranked recruit from the Class of 2013 that Michigan has landed. The other two are Ben Whitford (St. Johns, Mich.) and Brian Murphy (Glenbard North, Ill.), ranked fourth and 11th overall respectively in the Class of 2013.
Slow sports day, but in the world of Sports Entertainment we've got the other Granddaddy of them all. Here's the card:
- Preshow: Primo and Epico vs. The Usos vs. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd (Triple Threat Tag Team Title Match)
- Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres (Tag Team match)
- Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny (12-man tag team match)
- Randy Orton vs. Kane Singles match
- Cody Rhodes vs. The Big Show (WWE Intercontinental Championship)
- Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus (World Heavyweight Championship)
- CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho (WWE Championship)
- Triple H vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
- The Rock vs. John Cena (Main Event)
I predict wins by Orton, Rhodes, Sheamus, Jericho, Undertaker and Cena, but could see The Rock win with a run-in-assisted finish. Team Johnny should win, and I'm guessing Maria Menounos pins someone because she's on some television show.
Should be fun.