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Feb. 11, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State wrestling team (7-10, 0-6 Big Ten) continued its challenging Big Ten schedule Friday, dropping a 32-6 decision at No. 5 Michigan (12-3-1, 4-0-1) at Cliff Keen Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines served as the fourth consecutive ranked opponent for Ohio State and seventh in the Buckeyes’ last nine matches.

The match between the Buckeyes and Wolverines Friday was carried by College Sports Television and will be aired via a tape-delayed broadcast at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The dual is scheduled to run four additional times through Feb. 27. Please visit www.cstv.collegesports.com for listings.

The night started with a pair of ranked wrestlers facing off at HWT in Ohio State’s No. 20 Kirk Nail (Fr., Hilliard, Ohio) and UM’s No. 3 Greg Wagner. Nail allowed Wagner takedowns in the first and third periods before falling by a 4-1 count as the Wolverines claimed a 3-0 lead.

After another Michigan decision victory at 125, Ohio State’s T.J. Enright (Fr., Galloway, Ohio), ranked as high as 16th in the country at 133 pounds, bested Wolverine Craig Gilson by a score of 7-1. Enright wasted little time, scoring a takedown midway through the first period. He added a reversal in the second and benefited from two stalling penalties on Gilson to cruise to his 27th win on the year and cut Michigan’s lead to 6-3.

Unfortunately, Enright’s win would be Ohio State’s last for the next five matches. Michigan posted decisions at 141 and 149 before upping its lead to 22-3 with a major decision at 157 and a fall at 165. The UM victories at 141, 157 and 165 all came from wrestlers ranked in the national Top 5 in their respective weight classes. At 141, No. 5 Josh Churella downed Ohio State’s Jason Johnstone (Fr., Massillon, Ohio), 11-4. In the 157 match, former national champion and No. 1-ranked Ryan Bertin scored the major over Ohio State freshman Keegan Mueller (Dallas, Texas) before Ryan Churella, the second-rated wrestler at 165, pinned Vogel at the 4:36 mark. The Michigan win streak continued through the 174 match, where 14th-ranked Nick Roy topped OSU’s Nathaniel Augustson (Jr., Rio Rancho, N.M.) with a 12-4 major decision for a 26-3 Wolverine advantage.

Ohio State’s Alex Picazo (So., Grandview, Ohio) halted the Michigan string at five matches with a comeback, 8-6 decision over Josh Weitzel at 184. After relinquishing a Weitzel takedown in the first period, Picazo scored one of his own in the second stanza to tie the match at 2-2, but allowed a pair of Weitzel escapes to trail, 4-2, seconds into the final period. In the last minute of regulation, Picazo mounted a furious rally with two takedowns and a nearfall count to emerge with the decision win.

Trailing 26-6, Ohio State’s J.D. Bergman (So., Oak Harbor, Ohio), ranked fourth in the country, was pinned by Wolverine Willie Breyer at the 3:36 mark. Bergman scored a takedown in the first period to take a 2-1 lead into the second period before Breyer recorded the fall and the 32-6 Michigan win.

Ohio State travels to Minnesota to wrestle the No. 10 Golden Gophers at 3 p.m. The match also is scheduled for television coverage, provided live by Fox Sports/ Minnesota.

No. 5 Michigan 32, Ohio State 6 Dual Score Hwt — #3 Greg Wagner (U-M) dec. #20 Kirk Nail, 4-1 U-M, 3-0 125 — Jim Shutich (U-M) dec. Nathan Costello, 8-2 U-M, 6-0 133 — #16 T.J. Enright (OSU) dec. Craig Gillison, 7-1 U-M, 6-3 141 — #5 Josh Churella (U-M) dec. Jason Johnstone, 11-4 U-M, 9-3 149 — Jeremiah Tobias (U-M) dec. Ryan Needle, 5-0 U-M, 12-3 157 — #1 Ryan Bertin (U-M) major dec. Keegan Mueller, 20-6 U-M 16-3 165 — #2 Ryan Churella (U-M) pinned John Vogel, 4:36 U-M, 22-3 174 — #14 Nick Roy (U-M) major dec. Nathaniel Augustson, 12-4 U-M, 26-3 184 — Alex Picazo (OSU) dec. Joshua Weitzel, 8-6 U-M, 26-6 197 — Willie Breyer (U-M) pinned #4 J.D. Bergman, 3:36 U-M 32, 6

* Individual rankings from NWCA/InterMat

Heavyweight:
#3 Greg Wagner (U-M) vs. #20 Kirk Nail (OSU)

First Period
1:15 Wagner takedown U-M, 2-0
Second Period
Nail chooses down
0:08 Nail escape U-M, 2-1
Third Period
Wagner chooses down
0:09 Wagner escape U-M, 3-1
Wagner 1:39 riding time
Final — Wagner 4, Nail 1
U-M 3, OSU 0

125 Pounds:
Jim Shutich (U-M) vs. Nathan Costello (OSU)

First Period
1:24 Shutich takedown U-M, 2-0
2:10 Shutich three-point near fall U-M, 5-0
2:15 Costello reversal U-M, 5-2
2:24 Shutich escape U-M, 6-2
Second Period
Shutich chooses down
0:05 Shutich escape U-M, 7-2
Third Period
Costello chooses down
Shutich 2:28 riding time
Final — Shutich 8, Costello 2
U-M 6, OSU 0

133 Pounds:
Craig Gillison (U-M) vs. #16 T.J. Enright (OSU)

First Period
1:34 Enright takedown OSU, 2-0
2:14 Gillison escape OSU, 2-1
Second Period
Enright chooses down
1:00 Enright reversal OSU, 4-1
Gillison warning
Third Period
Gillison chooses down
1:04 Enright warning
1:25 Gillison warning OSU, 5-1
1:55 Gillison warning OSU, 6-1
Enright 2:35 riding time
Final — Enright 7, Gillison 1
U-M 6, OSU 3

141 Pounds:
#5 Josh Churella (U-M) vs. Jason Johnstone (OSU)

First Period
0:27 Churella takedown U-M, 2-0
1:53 Johnstone warning
Second Period
Churella chooses down
0:21 Churella escape U-M, 3-0
0:29 Johnstone takedown U-M, 3-2
0:39 Churella escape U-M, 4-2
0:46 Johnstone takedown Tie, 4-4
1:00 Churella escape U-M, 5-4
1:05 Churella takedown U-M, 7-4
Third Period
Johnstone chooses neutral
0:18 Churella takedown U-M, 9-4
1:57 Johnstone stalling U-M, 10-4
Churella riding time 4:32
Final — Churella 11, Johnstone 4
U-M 9, OSU 3

149 Pounds:
Jeremiah Tobias (U-M) vs. Ryan Needle (OSU)

First Period
0:19 Tobias takedown U-M, 2-0
2:58 Needle warning
Second Period
Needle chooses neutral
1:54 Tobias takedown U-M, 4-0
Third Period
Tobias chooses top
0:46 Tobias warning
Tobias 4:49 riding time
Final — Tobias 5, Needle 0
U-M 12, OSU 3

157 Pounds:
#1 Ryan Bertin (U-M) vs. Keegan Mueller (OSU)

First Period
0:38 Bertin takedown U-M, 2-0
1:58 Mueller escape U-M, 2-1
2:46 Bertin takedown U-M, 4-1
Second Period
Bertin chooses down
0:20 Bertin escape U-M, 5-1
0:50 Bertin takedown U-M, 7-1
1:06 Mueller escape U-M 7-2
1:34 Bertin takedown U-M, 9-2
Third Period
Mueller chooses down
0:07 Bertin reversal U-M, 11-2
0:15 Mueller escape U-M, 11-3
0:22 Bertin takedown U-M, 13-3
0:28 Mueller escape U-M, 13-4
0:40 Bertin takedown U-M, 15-4
0:52 Mueller escape U-M, 15-5
1:10 Bertin takedown U-M, 17-5
1:19 Mueller escape U-M, 17-6
1:45 Mueller warning
1:51 Bertin takedown U-M, 19-6
Bertin 2:14 riding time
Final — Bertin 20, Mueller 6
U-M 16, OSU 3

165 Pounds:
#2 Ryan Churella (U-M) vs. John Vogel (OSU)

First Period
1:05 Churella takedown U-M, 2-0
2:15 Vogel warning
3:00 Churella three-point near fall U-M, 5-0 Second Period Churella chooses down
0:04 Churella escape U-M, 6-0
0:20 Churella takedown U-M, 8-0
0:54 Churella three-point near fall U-M, 11-0 Churella Fall 4:36 U-M 22, OSU 3

174 Pounds:
#14 Nick Roy (U-M) vs. Nathaniel Augustson (OSU)

First Period
2:58 Roy injury time
Second Period
Augustson chooses down
0:27 Augustson escape OSU, 1-0
1:17 Roy takedown U-M, 2-1
1:32 Roy three-point near fall U-M, 5-1
Third Period
Roy chooses neutral
0:14 Roy takedown U-M 7-1
0:17 Augustson escape U-M, 7-2
1:05 Roy takedown U-M, 9-2
1:12 Augustson escape U-M, 9-3
1:31 Roy takedown U-M, 11-3
1:33 Augustson escape U-M, 11-4
Roy 1:24 riding time
Final — Roy 12, Augustson 4
U-M 26, OSU 3

184 Pounds:
Joshua Weitzel (U-M) vs. Alex Picazo (OSU)

First Period
1:46 Weitzel takedown U-M, 2-0
Second Period
Picazo chooses neutral
0:39 Picazo takedown Tied, 2-2
0:54 Weitzel escape U-M, 3-2
Third Period
Weitzel chooses down
0:02 Weitzel escape U-M, 4-2
1:04 Picazo takedown Tied, 4-4
1:10 Picazo two-point near fall OSU, 6-4
1:25 Weitzel escape OSU, 6-5
1:31 Picazo takedown OSU, 7-5
1:58 Weitzel escape OSU, 7-6
Final — Picazo 8, Weitzel 6
U-M 26, OSU 6

197 Pounds:
Willie Breyer (U-M) vs. #4 J.D. Bergman (OSU)

First Period
0:29 Bergman takedown OSU, 2-0
2:19 Breyer escape OSU, 2-1
Second Period
Bergman chooses down
Breyer Fall 3:36
U-M 32, OSU 6