Wrestling Results @ MSU

Submitted by AceUofMer on February 21st, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Closer then most thought, Some low spots and some good.  In the end, Michigan was too tough.

 

 Report Card  vs MSU:

·        Important for Seeding– D-.  Boyle did nothing but open the door to dropping out of the top 5 in seeding getting pinned and B. Zeerip fell to an opponent with similar strength in resume.  J. Zeerip didn’t wrestle in the dual, but, could have used a win over Jacobs in my mind.

  • Momentum Gainers – B+. Huge win for Grajales.  Osterman turned around and beat a top 10 opponent 2 days later to.  Apland work his way to a win over a tough Rizqallah.  He should win this, but, it’s a much needed win for him.  Collins just didn’t have it.
  • No Letdowns – A.  Stevens rolled very easy. Biondo dominated the whole way and Yates took down an unknown.

 

 

#11 Michigan @ Michigan State

 

MSU was pretty hyped for this dual.  They don’t want to let a clearly better Michigan team just walk in and dominate.  Although Michigan showed they were just too much, they did let MSU off the hook with a little pride. 

 

Bout by Bout

 

Dual Started at 149.

 

Michigan Wrestlers listed first:

 

  • 149 – Eric Grajales(Fr) vs #20 Dan Osterman(So)  Big win for Grajales.  Osterman has put together a decent resume on the season and Grajales obliterated it for a major.  UM-4  MSU-0
  • 157 - Brandon Zeerip(Fr) vs Sean McMurray(Fr)  McMurray exploded in the third to claim the match.  Tough loss for Zeerip.  UM-4  MSU-3
  • 165 - Dan Yates(Fr) vs Nick Kaczanowski(Fr)  Yates may not have scored a ton, but, he had control the whole match, accumulating over 4:00 riding time.  UM-7  MSU-3
  • 174 – #20 Justin Zeerip(Jr) vs Curran Jacobs(Jr)  Zeerip didn’t go here, instead Aaron Hynes(Sr) bumped up 2 weights and lost in OT to Jacobs.  UM-7  MSU6
  • 184 – Hunter Collins(So) vs Ian Hinton(Jr)  Hinton wore Collins down, pulling away late for an expected MSU win.  MSU took the lead into the break.  UM-7  MSU-9
  • 197 - #11 Anthony Biondo(Sr) vs Tyler Dickenson(Jr)  Biondo was favored and followed through with a decisive win, jumping Michigan back on top.  UM-10  MSU-9
  • 285 - #16 Ben Apland(So) vs Joe Rizqallah(So) orMike McClure(Fr)  Rizqallah has pulled off some good matches and overachieved a bit.  Apland needed to pick up a win for himself and gutted one out.  Takedowns are his strength and that’s what won him this one.  UM-13  MSU-9
  • 125 – Sean Boyle(So) vsEric Olanowski(Jr). Just as UM was putting MSU to bed, Olanowski put a charge in the Spartans getting the upset over Boyle by the ole cement job pin.  Again, a tough win for Boyle.  UM-13  MSU-15
  • 133 -Zac Stevens(Jr) vs Chris Lyon(Fr)  Back to back weak spots for MSU to close the dual.  Stevens hammered away at this one, putting on a take down clinic for the tech.  UM-18  MSU-15
  • 141 - #1 Kellen Russell(Jr) vs Levi Stace(Fr)  No chance for MSU with Stace.  Russell put him down in :48, securing the dual win.  UM-24  MSU-15

 

Final Team Score Prediction:   Michigan-24   MSU-9

Final Dual Score:   Michigan-24   MSU-15

 

Dual season over and off to Big Ten’s.  Mixed feelings coming out, but, the focus level is about to get revved up a notch. 

 

Michigan finishes 5thin the Big Ten dual standings, with their 3 losses coming to the top 3 finishers and beating the forth place Wildcats (who got off not having to face Penn State or Minnesota).  A side note, the MSU dual did not count as part of the Big Ten standings for Michigan and was classified an out of conference dual. 

 

Big Ten Standings

 

 

 

Conference

Overall

 

W

L

T

Pct.

W

L

T

Pct.

1. Iowa

8

0

0

1.000

15

0

1

.969

2. Penn State

6

1

1

.813

17

1

1

.921

    Minnesota

6

1

1

.813

15

4

1

.775

4. Northwestern

6

2

0

.750

18

2

0

.900

5. Michigan

5

3

0

.625

11

5

0

.688

6. Illinois

3

4

1

.438

6

5

1

.542

7. Purdue

3

5

0

.375

8

8

1

.500

8. Wisconsin

2

5

1

.313

11

6

1

.639

9. Indiana

1

7

0

.125

11

8

0

.579

    Michigan State

1

7

0

.125

9

9

0

.500

    Ohio State

1

7

0

.125

2

11

0

.154

 

Good competitive year for the Big Ten and a lot to be happy about for UM.

 

The week in the Big Ten

 

Feb. 17th

Indiana @ Illinois   Prediction: IU-12  ILL-20   Score: IU-12  ILL-23

 

Feb. 18th

Indiana @ Purdue   Prediction:  IU-12  PUR-19   Score: IU-12  PUR-21

Michigan @ Michigan State   Prediction:  UM-24  MSU-9   Score: UM-24  MSU-15

Wisconsin @ Penn State   Prediction:  WIS-10  PSU-24   Score: WIS-12  PSU-30

 

Feb. 19th

Northwestern @ Ohio State   Prediction:  NW-21  OSU-12   Score: NW-27  OSU-13

 

Feb. 20th

Wisconsin @ Michigan State   Prediction:  WIS-17  MSU-15   Score: WIS-27  MSU-9

Iowa @ Minnesota   Prediction:  IOWA-20  MINN-13   Score: IOWA-19  MINN-12 

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