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FLASH: Ohio State and Missouri put six into semifinals at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
11/30/2012

Ohio State and Missouri emerged after day one in strong position by placing sixth athletes each into the semifinals of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.

Ohio State leads the team standings with 85 points, followed by Missouri with 80.5 pounds. Cornell and Oregon State are tied in third with 53.5 points, followed by Nebraska in fifth with 50 points. Ohio State is the defending team champions at the tournament.

Ohio State semifinalists, with their tournament seeds listed, are No. 4 Nikko Triggas at 125, No. 1 Logan Stieber at 133, No. 1 Hunter Stieber at 141, No. 6 Cam Tessari at 149, No. 5 Andrew Campolattano at 197 and No. 6 Peter Capone at 285.

Missouri semifinalists, with their event seeds, are No. 1 Alan Waters at 125, No. 2 Nathan McCormick at 133, No. 4 Zach Toal at 165, No. 3 Mike Larson at 184, No. 3 Brent Haynes at 197 and No. 1 Dom Bradley at 285.

All three past Div. I national champions in the field reached the semifinals: three-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake of Cornell at 165 pounds, 2012 NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State at 133 pounds. and 2011 NCAA champion Dustin Kilgore of Kent State at 197 pounds.

As often happens in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas International, there were some unexpected results as the tournament moved deeper in the brackets.

A pair of No. 1 seeds were defeated in a highly competitive quarterfinals.

The first upset came at 149 pounds, when No. 8 seed Jake Sueflohn of Nebraska defeated No. 1 seed Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State, 9-7 in sudden victory overtime.

At 157 pounds, No. 9 seed Jedd Moore of Virginia defeated top seed James Green of Nebraska, 7-6.

Unseeded wrestlers reaching the finals included Gabe Martinez of Air Force at 157 pounds and Blake Stauffer of Arizona State at 174 pounds.

Among the other breakthrough performances came from Air Force, which put three athletes in the semifinals: No. 6 Josh Martinez at Air Force at 125, No. 4 seed Cole VonOhlen at 149 and unseeded Gabe Martinez at 157 pounds. Air Force enters Saturday’s final day in seventh place with 42 points.

The semifinals are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday Pacific time, with the championship finals set for 3:00 p.m. Pacific time. Flowrestling is providing a live webcast.

Special thanks to the live blog from Seton Hall Pirate on InterMat, as well as the efforts of Escape Sports, which provided brackets and agate from the event.

CLIFF KEEN LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL
At Las Vegas, Nevada, November 30

SEMIFINAL PAIRINGS
Athlete seeds for Cliff Keen LV International listed

125 pounds

No. 1 Alan Waters (Missouri) vs. No. 4 Nikko Triggas (Ohio State)
No. 2 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) vs. No. 6 Josh Martinez (Air Force)

133 pounds
No. 1 Logan Stieber (Ohio State) vs. No. 5 Devon Lotito (Cal Poly)
No. 2 Nathan McCormick (Missouri) vs. No. 6 George DiCamillo (Virginia)

141 pounds
No. 1 Hunter Stieber (Ohio State) vs. No. 4 Mike Nevinger (Cornell)
No. 2 Michael Mangrum (Oregon State) vs. No. 3 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin)

149 pounds
No. 4 Cole VonOhlen (Air Force) vs. No. 8 Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska)
No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) vs. No. 6 Cam Tessari (Ohio State)

157 pounds
No. 9 Jedd Moore (Virginia) vs. unseeded Gabe Martinez (Air Force)
No. 3 R.J. Pena (Oregon State) vs. No. 7 Andy McCulley (Wyoming)

165 pounds
No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. No. 4 Zach Toal (Missouri)
No. 2 Steven Monk (North Dakota State) vs. No. 3 Nick Sulzer (Virginia)

174 pounds
No. 1 Robert Kokesh (Nebraska) vs. No. 4 Matt Miller (Navy)
No. 3 Dan Yates (Michigan) vs. unseeded Blake Stauffer (Arizona State)

184 pounds
No. 1 Josh Ihnen (Nebraska) vs. No. 4 Jake Swartz (Boise State)
No. 2 Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa) vs. No. 3 Mike Larson (Missouri)

197 pounds
No. 1 Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) vs. No. 5 Andrew Campolattano (Ohio State)
No. 2 Alfonso Hernandez (Wyoming) vs. No. 3 Brent Haynes (Missouri)

285 pounds
No. 1 Dom Bradley (Missouri) vs. No. 9 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin)
No. 2 Chad Hanke (Oregon State) vs. No. 6 Peter Capone (Ohio State)

QUARTERFINAL MATCHES
Athlete seeds for Cliff Keen LV International listed

125 pounds

No. 1 Alan Waters (Missouri) maj. dec. unseeded David Terao (American), 11-0
No. 4 Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) maj. dec. unseeded Jeff Ott (Harvard), 15-5
No. 6 Josh Martinez (Air Force) pin unseeded Jade Rauser (Utah Valley), 5:44
No. 2 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) dec. unseeded Tyler Cox (Wyoming), 11-4

133 pounds
No. 1 Logan Stieber (Ohio State) pin No. 8 Levi Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa), 0:58
No. 5 Devon Lotito (Cal Poly) maj. dec. unseeded Kyle Bauer (Kent State), 10-1
No. 6 George DiCamillo (Virginia) dec. unseeded Josh Rodriguez (North Dakota State), 6-0
No. 2 Nathan McCormick (Missouri) tech. fall No. 7 Colin Johnston (West Virginia), 18-3

141 pounds
No. 1 Hunter Stieber (Ohio State) dec. No. 8 Nathan Pennesi (West Virginia), 10-4
No. 4 Mike Nevinger (Cornell) pin unseeded Tim Box (CSU Bakersfield), 2:05
No. 3 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin) dec. No. 6 Steven Keith (Harvard), 9-3
No. 2 Michael Mangrum (Oregon State) dec. unseeded Ridge Kiley (Nebraska), 4-1

149 pounds
No. 8 Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska) dec. No. 1 Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State), 9-7, sv
No. 4 Cole VonOhlen (Air Force) dec. No. 5 Derek Valenti (Virginia), 8-2
No. 6 Cam Tessari (Ohio State) pin unseeded Tanner Hiatt (Northern Iowa), 1:24
No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) dec. No. 7 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri), 6-4, sv

157 pounds
No. 9 Jedd Moore (Virginia) dec. No. 1 James Green (Nebraska), 7-6
Unseeded Gabe Martinez (Air Force) dec. No. 5 David Bonin (Northern Iowa), 3-1
No. 3 R.J. Pena (Oregon State) dec. No. 6 George Ivanov (Boise State), 7-6
No. 7 Andy McCulley (Wyoming) dec. No. 2 Josh Demas (Ohio State), 4-2

165 pounds
No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) maj. dec. No. 8 Holden Packard (Boise State), 12-1
No. 4 Zach Toal (Missouri) dec. No. 5 Taylor Massa (Michigan), 9-7
No. 3 Nick Sulzer (Virginia) maj. dec. unseeded Peyton Walsh (Navy), 12-4
No. 2 Steven Monk (North Dakota State) pin No. 7 Joseph Brewster (South Dakota State), 3:49

174 pounds
No. 1 Robert Kokesh (Nebraska) maj. dec. unseeded Scott Liegel (Wisconsin), 17-6
No. 4 Matt Miller (Navy) dec. No. 5 Todd Porter (Missouri), 7-0
No. 3 Dan Yates (Michigan) maj. dec. unseeded Ray Hall (CSU-Pueblo), 16-5
Unseeded Blake Stauffer (Arizona State) dec. unseeded Duke Pickett (Cornell), 6-2

184 pounds
No. 1 Josh Ihnen (Nebraska) dec. No. 8 Kevin Radford (Arizona State), 5-4
No. 4 Jake Swartz (Boise State) dec. No. 5 Casey Newburg (Kent State), 6-1
No. 3 Mike Larson (Missouri) dec. No. 6 Ty Vinson (Oregon State), 6-2
No. 2 Ryan Loder (Northern Iowa) pin No. 7 Craig Scott (Cornell), 2:35

197 pounds
No. 1 Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) pin No. 9 Jace Bennett (Cornell), 1:55
No. 5 Andrew Campolattano (Ohio State) dec. No. 4 Taylor Meeks (Oregon State), 12-6
No. 3 Brent Haynes (Missouri) dec. No. 6 Max Huntley (Michigan), 4-1
No. 2 Alfonso Hernandez (Wyoming) dec. No. 7 Jake Meredith (Arizona State), 6-1

285 pounds
No. 1 Dom Bradley (Missouri) inj. dft. over No. 9 Atticus Disney (Cal Poly)
No. 9 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) dec. unseeded Stryker Lane (Cornell), 5-2
No. 6 Peter Capone (Ohio State) dec. No. 3 Levi Cooper (Arizona State), 4-3
No. 2 Chad Hanke (Oregon State) maj. dec. No. 7 Blake Herrin (American), 10-2

TOP TEN TEAMS AFTER QUARTERFINALS(of 32 teams)
1.Ohio State, 85
2.Missouri, 80.5
3.Cornell, 53.5
3.Oregon State, 53.5
5.Nebraska, 50
6.Virginia, 49
7. Air Force, 42
8. Boise State, 39.5
9. Wyoming, 34.5
10. Wisconsin, 32.5


 
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