Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Sophomore Zach Horan claimed the 141-pound open division at the Michigan State Open Saturday as the Central Michigan wrestling program opened the 2013-14 campaign.
Horans' Title Leads Successful Day for Chippewas at MSU Open

East Lansing, Mich. - The Central Michigan wrestling program opened its 2013-14 campaign Saturday afternoon at the Michigan State Open. 

Sophomore Zach Horan, moving up a weight class after a redshirt season, highlighted the Chippewas' day by claiming the 141-pound open division. True freshman Colin Heffernan also earned a title by claiming the 149-pound freshman/sophomore division while competing unattached. 

Horan opened his day with a 9-0 major decision over Columbia's Ryan Ponte and after a pair of decisions in the second round and quarterfinal round, a matchup with No. 2 Mitchell Port of Edinboro loomed. The match did not come to fruition however, as Horan advanced to the finals on an injury default by Port. Horan claimed the title with a 12-5 decision over Columbia's Matt Bystol. 

Redshirt freshman Corey Keener made his debut for the Maroon and Gold by claiming a second-place finish in the 125-pound open division, finishing the day with a 4-1 record. 

The Chippewas featured a pair of top-eight finishes in the 133-pound open division as senior Joe Roth finished fourth and junior Tyler Keselring finished seventh. Roth appeared to be well on his way to a finals matchup versus No. 7 A.J. Schopp of Edinboro, but an injury ended his day following a 5-2 decision over Michigan State's Garth Yenter in the quarterfinal round. 

Senior Scott Mattingly bounced back from a first-round loss in the 149-pound open division by winning five-straight matches in the consolation bracket before falling to Eric Roach of Indiana in the fifth-place match, 6-1. 

Junior Mike Ottinger made his debut at 174 pounds with a third-place finish in the open division, defeating Mathew Miller of Navy by decision in the third-place match, 5-4. Ottinger opened the day with three-straight wins, but a loss to Division II national champion Joey Davis in the semifinals prevented a trip to the finals. 

Five unattached true freshman also placed for the Chippewas in the freshman/sophomore division as Kody Azarian finished sixth at 125 pounds, Connor Moynihan placed sixth at 165 pounds, Jordan Ellingwood claimed third at 174 pounds, CJ Brucki took fifth at 174 pounds and Newton Smerchek finished fifth at heavyweight. 

Redshirt freshmen Austin Severn and Jimmy Szep finished third and seventh at 184 and 285 pounds respectively. 

CMU will open its dual season on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. versus Utah Valley. 

Corey Keener - 125 Open (2nd place)
First Round: W, tech. fall Jonathan Edwards (Indiana), 19-3
Second Round: W, dec. Tyler Walker (Unattached), 4-3
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Nick Roberts (Ohio State), 3-1
Semifinal: W, dec. Bryden Lazaro (California Baptist), 4-1
Final: L, major dec. Nathan Tomasello (Unattached - Ohio State), 12-4

Chad Deno - 125 Open
First Round: L, dec. Anthony Hawkins (Calumet (Ind.)), 6-0
Consolation First Round: L, Tyler Walker (Unattached), 7-6

Logan Shanks - 125 Open
First Round: L, dec. Ben Sergent (Unattached - Findlay), 9-3
Consolation First Round: W, fall Colton Howell (Lindenwood), 4:56
Consolation Second Round: L, fall Penn Gottfried (Columbia), 2:43

Tyler Keselring - 133 Open (7th/8th place)
First Round: W, fall Novric Reese (Indiana Tech), 1:30
Second Round: W, major dec. Marty Carlson (Notre Dame (Ohio)), 12-2
Quarterfinal: L, dec. Javier Gasca, 3-2
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, major dec. Terry Turner (Michigan State), 12-4
Consolation Semifinal: L, major dec. Connor Schram (Unattached - Stanford), 10-2
Seventh-Place Match: n/a

Joe Roth - 133 Open (4th place)
First Round: W, fall Mike Manuche (Ohio State), 4:19
Second Round: W, major dec. Cody Tow (California Baptist), 11-1
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Garth Yenter (Michigan State), 5-2
Semifinal: L, injury default Colton Rasche (Navy)
Third-Place Match: L, injury default Javier Gasca (Unattached - Michigan)

Zach Horan - 141 Open (Champion)
First Round: W, major dec. Ryan Ponte (Columbia), 9-0
Second Round: W, dec. Joe Locksmith (Navy), 9-5
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Jameson Oster (Unattached - Northwestern), 5-2
Semifinal: W, injury default No. 2 Mitchell Port (Edinboro)
Final: W, dec. Matt Bystol (Columbia), 12-5

Scott Mattingly - 149 Open (6th place)
First Round: L, dec. Neal Molloy (Unattached - Indiana), 7-5
Consolation First Round: W, major dec. Miguel Gallegos (California Baptist), 16-4
Consolation Second Round: W, dec. Mike Shaw (Unattached - Eastern Michigan), 3-2
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. Brent Jorge (Campbell), 4-3
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Joseph Johnson (Michigan State), 9-7
Consolation Semifinal: W, fall Travis Shaffer (Unattached - Pittsburgh), 2:58
Fifth-Place Match: L, dec. Eric Roach (Indiana), 3-1

Joey Kielbasa - 149 Open
First Round: Bye
Second Round: L, dec. Joseph Johnson (Michigan State), 7-2
Consolation Second Round: W, dec. Tom McVicker (Lake Erie College), 10-4
Consolation Third Round: L, dec. Connor Sutton (Columbia), 7-4

Malcolm Martin - 157 Open
First Round: W, major dec. Travor Hartless (Edinboro), 8-0
Second Round: L, fall Taylor Walsh (Indiana), 2:36
Consolation Second Round: L, major dec. Markus Scheidel (Columbia), 11-3

Dakota Cooley - 157 Open
First Round: L, dec. Alex Gordon (Ohio State), 3-2
Consolation First Round: L, dec. Brady Bersano (California Baptist), 6-0

Nick Becker - 165 Open
First Round: W, fall John Keck (Navy), 4:56
Second Round: W, fall Kafuba Donzon (Indiana Tech), 6:28
Quarterfinal: L, dec. Bo Jordan (Unattached - Ohio State), 8-2
Consolation Quarterfinal: L, dec. Casey Fuller (Unattached - Edinboro), 6-4

Anthony Bill - 165 Open
First Round: L, fall Derek Davison (Unattached - Eastern Michigan), 4:01
Consolation First Round: W, dec. Edward Nuttall (Olivet), 7-3
Consolation Second Round: L, major dec. Sam Bennett (Northern Illinois), 11-0

Mike Ottinger - 174 Open (3rd place)
First Round: W, major dec. Kenneth Tribble (California Baptist), 11-0
Second Round: W, dec. Shane Hughes (Columbia), 9-6
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Nick Kaczanowski (Michigan State), 3-2
Semifinal: L, dec. Joey Davis (Notre Dame (Ohio)), 3-1
Third-Place Match: W, dec. Mathew Miller (Navy), 5-4

Craig Kelliher - 184 Open
First Round: W, dec. Caleb Busson (Northern Illinois), 7-3
Second Round: W, dec. Jeff Holm (Olivet), 3-1
Quarterfinal: L, dec. Phillip Joseph (Eastern Michigan), 7-2
Consolation Quarterfinal: L, dec. Adam Fondale (Columbia), 11-6

Jackson Lewis - 197 Open (7th/8th Place)
First Round: W, major dec. Kyle O'Donnell (Ohio), 17-5
Second Round: W, dec. Parker Settecase (Northern Illinois), 3-1
Quarterfinal: L, dec. Luke Jones (Michigan State), 11-6
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Paul Yoo (California Baptist), 8-2
Consolation Semifinal: L, fall Brandon Johnson (California Baptist), 0:51
Seventh-Place Match: n/a

Mike Murray - 285 Open 
First Round: L, fall Nick Tavanello (Ohio State), 1:05
Consolation First Round: W, fall Brian Gelter (Lake Erie College), 4:36
Consolation Second Round: L, dec. Colynn Cook (Navy), 5-3

Adam Robinson - 285 Open
First Round: W, fall Jared Merritt (Lake Erie College), 4:31
Second Round: L, dec. Adam Chalfant (Indiana), 6-2
Consolation Second Round: W, fall Jason Pedigo (Manchester), 3:30
Consolation Third Round: L, dec. Colynn Cook (Navy), 3-2

Kody Azarian (Unattached) - 125 Freshman/Sophomore (6th place)
First Round: L, dec. Kyle Gillies (Olivet), 6-4
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W, major dec. Alan Mock (Manchester), 11-3
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. Tommy Pawelski (Unattached - Stanford), 5-3
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Blake Caudill (Unattached - Eastern Michigan), 7-4
Fifth-Place Match: L, fall Britain Carter (Columbia), 4:14

Adam Nichols (Unattached) - 141 Freshman/Sophomore
First Round: L, dec. Christian Olanowski (Unattached - Michigan), 5-3
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W, dec. Jared VanVleet (Findlay), 13-6
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. Cody Pae (Unattached - Purdue), 8-5
Consolation Quarterfinal: L, dec. Dylan Kager (Lake Erie College), 9-3

Colin Heffernan (Unattached) - 149 Freshman/Sophomore (Champion)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: W, dec. Stephen Myers (Lindsey Wilson), 2-1
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Jordan Amine (Unattached - Michigan), 3-0
Semifinal: W, fall Mitch Roadruck (Indiana Tech), 6:43
Final: W, dec. Nick Trimble (Unattached - Michigan), 6-4

Connor Moynihan (Unattached) - 165 Freshman/Sophomore (6th place)
First Round: L, dec. Riley McClurg (Unattached - Purdue), 8-4
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W, dec. Eric Vanden Bossche (Unattached), 12-7
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. Randy Caris (Unattached - Findlay), 6-4
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Tyler Hardtke (Notre Dame (Ohio)), 7-6
Consolation Semifinal: W, medical forfeit Mitchel Judkins (Lindsey Wilson)
Fifth-Place Match: L, dec. Jacob Peasley (Lake Erie College), 17-13

Jordan Ellingwood (Unattached) - 174 Freshman/Sophomore (3rd place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: W, dec. Ernest Battaglia (Unattached - Michigan), 6-1
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Austin Coniker (Columbia), 3-2
Semifinal: L, dec. Nick Mitchell (Edinboro), 6-1
Third-Place Match: W, injury default Jordan Thomas (Unattached - Michigan)

CJ Brucki (Unattached) - 174 Freshman/Sophomore (5th place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: W, dec. Logan Floor (Manchester), 3-2
Quarterfinal: L, dec. Jordan Thomas (Unattached - Michigan), 3-1
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Antonio Reynolds (Unattached - Ohio), 7-3
Consolation Semifinal: W, dec. Lj Grayson (Indiana Tech), 8-5
Fifth-Place Match: W, dec. Austin Coniker (Columbia), 4-3 (OT)

Austin Severn - 184 Freshman/Sophomore (3rd place)
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinal: W, dec. Alex Brooke (Lindenwood-Belleville), 2-0
Semifinal: L, dec. Zach Hernandez (Columbia), 4-0
Third-Place Match: W, dec. Ayoola Olapo (Unattached - Michigan), 4-1

Newton Smerchek (Unattached) - 285 Freshman/Sophomore (5th place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: L, dec. Terrence Cheeks (Edinboro), 9-8
Consolation Second Round: Bye
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. Bryan Snyder (Indianapolis), 6-2
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Alejardo Reid (Unattached - Olivet), 4-0
Consolation Semifinal: W, dec. Jacob Cochrane (Unattached - Northern), 3-2
Fifth-Place Match: W, fall Garrett Ryan (Unattached), 1:15

Jimmy Szep (Unattached) - 285 Freshman/Sophomore (7th/8th place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: L, fall Adam Coon (Unattached - Michigan), 6:58
Consolation Second Round: Bye
Consolation Third Round: W, fall Cody Hogston (Findlay), 1:49
Consolation Quarterfinal: W, dec. Forrest Christmann (Edinboro), 4-1
Consolation Semifinal: L, dec. Garrett Ryan (Unattached), 6-1
Seventh-Place Match: n/a

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