November 13, 2016

Five Buckeyes Unbeaten at Journeymen Collegiate Classic


Nov. 13, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s early season schedule continued on Sunday as five Buckeyes had unblemished days and claimed titles at the ASICS/Journeymen Collegiate Classic in Troy, N.Y. Micah Jordan, Cody Burcher, Justin Kresevic, Myles Martin and Kollin Moore were the Scarlet and Gray standouts, combining to go 15-0 with nine wins via bonus points.

New in 2016, the tournament will be individual format/modified round robin. In the past, it had been held in a dual meet format. Participating teams include: Arizona State, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Lock Haven, Rider, Long Island, Ithaca, North Carolina State, Lehigh, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Buffalo, The Citadel and Courtland. Seven of the 16 teams were ranked in last week’s USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll.

After starting out his 2016-17 season with five wins — four by technical fall and one via major decision — Jordan continued his success on Sunday by picking up two easy wins on his way to the 141A finals. In the last match, he scored a late third-period takedown to finish off a 3-1 win over 15th-ranked Laike Gardner (Lehigh) that improved his record this year to 8-0.

In pool B at 165 lbs., Burcher needed just 47 seconds to pin Bryant Halsch of North Carolina State in the opening round. He then followed that up with a 17-6 major decision against Nick Valez on Ithaca and then finished off the day with an entertaining 12-8 decision against Chase Gallik of Lehigh. On the afternoon, Burcher averaged 13.5 points per match and added a pin in the other.

Kresevic had two tough matches to start off the day, getting a 3-2 decision over Derek Holcomb of Buffalo in the first round and 7-4 victory against Jared Siegrist of Lock Haven in the second round. In the Pool C finals, he opened up the scoring and notched an 11-3 major decision over Jason Carr of The Citadel.

Martin, ranked second nationally at 184 lbs., had little trouble in this three matches on the day, getting a pair of technical falls and a decision on his way to averaging 16.0 points/match. He opened by beating NC State’s Nicky Hall 13-4, Rider’s Michael Fagg-Daves 13-6 and Parker Vonegidy of West Virginia 22-7.

After having little trouble in his first two matches of the day, Moore found himself in a battle against Ricky Robertson of Wisconsin in the 197B finals. Trailing 11-10 entering the third period, Moore worked to score the go-ahead takedown and finally finished it in the waning seconds. He improved his 2016-17 mark to 7-0.

Making his 2016-17 debut, Jose Rodriguez met Lehigh’s Darian Cruz in the 125A finals after picking up two easy wins in the primary rounds. Neither Rodriguez nor Cruz gave up an offensive point and the match was ultimately decided on Cruz’s riding time. Ke-Shawn Hayes fell to fifth-ranked Kevin Jack on NC State in the second round of 141A, but came back to score a late takedown and claim third place by edging Noah Teaney of Oklahoma.

Ohio State had 11 wrestlers enter the Journeymen Classic and went 21-11 overall on the day with five falls, three major decisions and two technical falls.

The Buckeyes begin the dual meet portion of its schedule on Saturday, Nov. 19 when it travels to Tempe, Ariz. to take on No. 20 Arizona State (1-0) at 1 p.m. ET (3 p.m. MT).

Ohio State Wrestling | ASICS/Journeymen Collegiate Classic
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 | Troy, N.Y.

125: Jose Rodriguez (Pool A)
Rodriguez technical fall over Patrick Kearney (Citadel) 18-3
Rodriguez decision over Gerald Wert (Rider) 8-2
#6 Darian Cruz (Lehigh) decision over Rodriguez 2-1

141: #14 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Pool A)
Hayes fall over Ryan Pomrinca (Lehigh) 2:33
#5 Kevin Jack (NC State) decision over Hayes 6-0
Hayes decision over Noah Teaney (Oklahoma) 4-3

149: #7 Micah Jordan (Pool A)
Jordan fall over Beau Donahue (NC State) 6:39
Jordan major decision over Troy Heilmann (North Carolina) 17-6
Jordan decision over #15 Laike Gardner (Lehigh) 3-1

157: Anthony DeCarlo (Pool C)
Jackson Mordente (LIU) decision over DeCarlo 6-1
Jared Schieber (Oklahoma) decision over DeCarlo 3-2
Jawan Jones (Ithaca) decision over DeCarlo (SV-1) 5-3

165: Cody Burcher (Pool B)
Burcher fall over Bryant Halsch (North Carolina) :47
Burcher major decision over Nick Valez (Ithaca) 15-1
Burcher decision over Chase Gallik (Lehigh) 12-8

165: Justin Kresevic (Pool C)
Kresevic decision over Derek Holcomb (Buffalo) 3-2
Kresevic decision over Jared Siegrist (Lock Haven) 7-4
Kresevic major decision over Jason Carr (Citadel) 11-3

174: Seth Williams (Pool C)
Williams decision over Joseph Puca (Courtland) 8-3
Muhamed Mcbryde (Buffalo) decision over Williams 7-4

184: #2 Myles Martin (Pool A)
Martin major decision over Nicky Hall (NC State) 13-4
Martin decision over Michael Fagg-Daves (Rider) 13-6
Martin technical fall over Parker Vonegidy (West Virginia) 22-7

184: Jack Rozema (Pool B)
Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) decision over Rozema 14-8
Rozema decision over Matthew Rundell (North Carolina) 5-1
Andrew Price (Lehigh) decision over Rozema 7-6

197: #14 Kollin Moore (Pool B)
Moore won by fall over Nathaniel Rose (Buffalo) 4:03
Moore won by fall over Freddy Vidal (LIU) 1:14
Moore decision over Ricky Robertson (Wisconsin) 12-11

285: Josh Fox (Pool C)
Ian James (Buffalo) decision over Fox 5-0
Christian Colucci (Lehigh) decision over Fox 3-0
Fox decision over Brandon Ngati (West Virginia) 8-2