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Two-time defending national champion Gabe Dean got his senior year off by dominating his NWCA All-Star Classic match against 2016 NCAA 174-pound champion Myles Martin of Ohio State on Saturday evening. Dean picked up five takedowns in a dominant 13-4 triumph over the preseason No. 2 wrestler at 184 pounds in the main event of the evening.
Martin, who bumped up a weight class as a sophomore after his run to the title last spring, looked to be an early season test, but Dean had little trouble in becoming the first Cornell wrestler to twice win matches at the All-Star Classic. Dean defeated Old Dominion's Jack Dechow 5-2 in 2014 in a battle of preseason No. 1 vs. No. 2.
Dean got in on a leg a little more than a minute in, but Martin was able to free his leg to avoid the takedown. The senior would end the period with a 2-0 lead after getting in again on a single-leg with 30 seconds left and being patient enough to grab a cradle for the late takedown.
The two-time national champion chose down to start the second and was able to pick up the escape point 25 seconds into the second to increase his lead to 3-0. The senior used a single leg and a back trip to push his lead to 5-0 and rode out the Buckeye over the final minute to enter the third with 47 seconds of riding time.
Dean chose an optional start in the third and gave up the escape looking for bonus points and earned a third takedown 30 seconds into the third. He cut him again and rode behind for another takedown to make it 10-2 with a penalty point included before cutting him once again. Dean went behind the sophomore to make it 12-3 and closed out the night with a dominant 13-4 win.
Main Event Results
125: Nathan Kraisser (Campbell) dec. No. 6 Barlow McGhee (Missouri), 3-2
133: No. 3 Zane Richards (Illinois) dec. No. 4 Eric Montoya (Nebraska), 9-7
141: No. 5 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) dec. No. 3 Bryce Meredith (Wyoming), 8-6, SV1
149: No. 4 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 3 Lavion Mayes (Missouri), 7-5
157: No. 5 Max Rohskopf (NC State) fall No. 4 Brian Murphy (Michigan), 5:43
165: No. 2 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) dec. No. 3 Daniel Lewis (Missouri), 5-3
174: No. 10 Zac Brunson (Illinois) dec. No. 6 Ethan Ramos (North Carolina), 5-4
197: No. 2 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) dec. No. 4 Brett Harner (Princeton), 7-4
285: No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) dec. No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech), 5-2
184: No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) maj. dec. No. 2 Myles Martin (Ohio State), 13-4
133: Mitch Pawlak (Indiana Tech) dec. Mitch Tikkanen (John Carroll), 8-0
141: No. 15 Ronnie Perry (Lock Haven) dec. Evan Cheek (Cleveland State), 8-2
141: No. 10 George DiCamillo (Virginia) dec. No. 18 Brock Zacherl (Clarion), 4-3
149: Cobey Fehr (Notre Dame College) dec. Isaac Collier (Case Western Reserve), 12-5
157: No. 7 Richie Lewis (Rutgers) dec. No. 12 Joey LaVallee (Missouri), 2-0
197: Garrett Lineberger (Notre Dame College) tech. fall Mason Litz (John Carroll), 17-0
197: Evan Rosborough (Lake Erie) dec. Tyler Maclellan (Baldwin Wallace), 11-4
Women: Haley Augello (King) dec. Becka Leathers (Oklahoma City), 7-4
HS 113: Matt Kazimir (St. Edward) dec. Matt Fields (Walsh Jesuit), 2-0
MS 70: Patrick Reineke (Wickliffe M.S.) dec. Wyatt Richter (Brecksville M.S.), 6-4
Army West Point competed at the Southeast Open in Virginia over the weekend, with Russell Parsons emerging as the champion in the 157 pound class in the Open division. Parsons went 5-0, defeating 2015 All-American BJ Clagon of Rider in the title bout after topping Penn NCAA qualifier May Bethea by major in the semis.
Rocco Caywood and Logan Everett also made the finals for the Black Knights, with runner up showings at 194 and 141, respectively. Caywood had two technical falls and a pin on the way to the title match. Meanwhile, Everett recorded a pin and a decision in his first two contests before upsetting top 10 ranked Joey Ward of North Carolina 7-4 in the semis.
Several more wrestlers placed for West Point in both the Open and Freshman/Sophomore competitions. Read on to see the full list:
Army West Point Placers
Austin Harry, 4th at 133
Logan Everett, 2nd at 141
Russell Parsons, Champion at 157
Andrew Mendel, 6th at 165
Jack Wedholm, 6th at 174
Rocco Caywood, 2nd at 197
Trey Chalifoux - 2nd at 125
Lucas Weiland - 5th at 149
Cael McCormick - 6th at 157
Ben Harvey - Champion at 174
Alex Hopkins - 4th at 184
Chris Morgan - 5th at 184
Jeremiah Imonode - 2nd at 197
Trevor Parker - 4th at 197
Gavin Berkley - 6th at 197
Ben Darmstadt and Max Dean both grabbed third place in their first college event for Finger Lakes Prep at the Southeast Open in Virginia.
Darmstadt began with a 16-0 technical fall at 197 pounds, followed by a pair of pins. The second fall was over Ryan Wolfe of Rider, a Round of 12 wrestler a year ago, who was ranked in the top 10 nationally. He then fell in the semis to Rocco Caywood of Army West Point before rebounding with a major in the bronze contest.
Dean went 3-1 on the day at 184 pounds, besting opponents from North Carolina and Army West Point in his first two matches. He lost 6-4 in the semis to the eventual champion before notching a 6-2 decision over senior Jason Grimes of American, the returning starter for the Eagles.
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Junior Cory Damiana recorded a win by fall and sophomore Ryan Burkert posted a tech fall victory to lead the Blue team to an 18-10 victory over the Gold team in the 2016 Hofstra Wrestle-Offs at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center Saturday afternoon.
An enthusiastic crowd watched the 2016 edition of the annual affair, which was shortened to seven matches due to injuries or ailments. After dropping the first match of the day, the Blue team recorded three consecutive wins to build a 12-3 lead.
After freshman Vinny Vespa gave the gold team a 3-0 lead with a 7-2 win over classmate Jacob Martin in the 125-pound match, Blue team red-shirt freshman Connor Burkert majored freshman Charlie Kane, 10-2 in a 141-pound match. Twin brother Ryan followed with a 16-1 tech fall over sophomore Connor Muli at the 5:02 mark in the 149-pound match. Freshman Ricky Stamm then followed with a 6-5 win over red-shirt freshman Jake Kaminsky in the 157 pound match for a 12-3 advantage.
Freshman Sage Heller stopped the Blue run with a 10-2 major decision over classmate Anthony Olivieri in the 165/174 exhibition for the Gold team before junior Cory Damiana pinned red-shirt sophomore Michael Oxley at the 3:13 mark of the 184 pound match to seal the match victory for the Blue team. Red-shirt sophomore Nezar Haddad wrapped up the wrestle-offs with a 6-4 win over his sophomore brother Omar Haddad in the 197/285 match for the gold team.
Hofstra Wrestle-off Results
125- Vinny Vespa (G) dec. Jacob Martin (B), 7-2
141- Connor Burkert (B) maj. dec. Charlie Kane (G), 10-2
149- Ryan Burkert (B) tech fall Connor Muli (G), 16-1 (5:02)
157- Ricky Stamm (B) dec, Jake Kaminsky (G), 6-5
165/74- Sage Heller (G) maj. dec. Anthony Olivieri (B), 10-2
184- Cory Damiana (B) WBF Michael Oxley (G), 3:13
197/285- Nezar Haddad (G) dec. Omar Haddad (B), 6-4