Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Junior 133-pounder Tyler Keselring won both his matches Saturday afternoon as the Chippewas split duals with Drexel and No. 11 Oregon State.
No. 24 CMU Splits Pair of Duals; Place Seven in EMU Open

Ypsilanti, Mich. — Central Michigan split a pair of duals versus Drexel and No. 11 Oregon State Saturday as a part of the Eastern Michigan duals, while seven wrestlers placed in the EMU Open tournament.

The No. 24 Chippewas (2-1) opened the day with a 29-10 victory over Drexel before falling to the No. 11 Beavers, 22-13.

Redshirt freshman Corey Keener, fresh off an upset of Utah Valley’s No. 12 Jade Rauser Friday night, went 2-0 on the day, earning a 5-3 decision over Drexel’s Kevin Devoy and a 13-4 major decision over OSU’s Pat Rollins.

Junior Tyler Keselring also went 2-0 on the day, as did No. 16 141-pounder sophomore Zach Horan.

CMU won the first seven matches of its dual versus Drexel to take a 26-0 lead. Horan pinned Matt Cimato in just 38 seconds for bonus points, while redshirt freshman Nick Becker and No. 15 Mike Ottinger won by major decision.

The Chippewas held a 10-0 lead over the Beavers following Horan’s second bonus-point victory of the day, but dropped its' next three matches to allow OSU to pull within one, 10-9. Ottinger extended the lead with a 5-4 decision, but a forfeit by the Chippewas at 184 pounds gave the Beavers the lead for good en route a 22-13 victory.

In addition to the duals portion of the day, seven Chippewas placed in the open tournament format.

Senior Chad Deno won four-straight matches following a first-round loss to earn a sixth-place finish at 125 pounds, while junior Malcolm Martin finished fifth at 157 pounds thanks to a decision over Eastern Michigan’s James Klosz in his final bout of the day.

Competing unattached, true freshman Colin Heffernan won a title at 149 pounds for the second consecutive week. Heffernan went a perfect 4-0 on the day and defeated Michigan State’s Nick Trimble by decision in the finals, 4-1.

True freshmen Jordan Ellingwood and CJ Brucki, also competing unattached, finished third and fifth at 174 pounds, while true freshman Newton Smerchek finished as runner-up in the heavyweight division. Smerchek also competed unattached.

Senior Mike Murray finished fourth in the heavyweight decision, winning his first two matches before withdrawing with a medical forfeit in his final two matches.

CMU is back in action in nine days when it will host Stanford on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Chippewas will retire former NCAA Champion Casey Cunningham’s singlet during the dual.

No. 24 Central Michigan 29, Drexel 10
Corey Keener (CMU) dec. Kevin Devoy, 5-3; CMU 3-0
133: Tyler Keselring (CMU) dec. David Pearce, 3-1; CMU, 6-0
141: No. 16 Zach Horan (CMU) pinned Matt Cimato, 0:31; CMU, 12-0
149: Scott Mattingly (CMU) dec. Noel Blanco, 7-3; CMU, 15-0
157: Lucas Smith (CMU) dec. Austin Sommer, 11-4; CMU, 18-0
165: Nick Becker (CMU) major dec. Jason Fugiel, 17-4; CMU, 22-0
174: No. 15 Mike Ottinger (CMU) major dec. Bryan Sternlieb, 20-9; CMU, 26-0
184: Kevin Matyas (Drexel) fall Austin Severn, 8:50 (2OT); CMU, 26-6
197: Brandon Palik (Drexel) major dec. Jackson Lewis, 8-0; CMU, 26-9
Hwt: Adam Robinson (CMU) dec. Joe Giorgio, 4-3 (OT); CMU, 29-9

No. 11 Oregon State 22, No. 24 Central Michigan 13
Corey Keener (CMU) major dec. Pat Rollins, 13-4; CMU, 4-0
133: Tyler Keselring (CMU) dec. Drew VanAnrooy, 9-3; CMU, 7-0
141: No. 16 Zach Horan (CMU) dec. Joey Delgado, 6-4; CMU, 10-0
149: No. 1 Scott Sagaguchi (OSU) dec. Scott Mattingly, 5-1; CMU, 10-3
157: No. 5 RJ Pena (OSU) dec. Dakota Cooley, 5-1; CMU, 10-6
165: Alex Elder (OSU) dec. Nick Becker, 9-8; CMU, 10-9
174: No. 15 Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Joe Lethem, 5-4; CMU, 13-9
184: Brian Engdahl (OSU) won by forfeit; OSU, 15-13
197: No. 1 Taylor Meeks (OSU) major dec. Jackson Lewis, 8-0; OSU, 19-13
Hwt: Amar Dhesi (OSU) dec. Adam Robinson, 4-3; OSU, 22-13

Eastern Michigan Open Tournament

Chad Deno - 125 pounds (Sixth Place)
First Round: L, dec. Matthias Ellis III (Brockport State), 5-3
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W, dec. Carr Seth (Unattached – Clarion), 5-0
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. Dillon Stowell (Brockport State), 10-5
Consolation Quarterfinals: W, dec. Cory Lester (Michigan), 5-4
Consolation Semifinals: W, dec. Tanner Shoap (Drexel), 8-2
Fifth-place Match: L, dec. Sean Boyle (Michigan), 13-7

Logan Shanks – 125 pounds
First Round: L, major dec. Carr Seth (Unattached – Clarion)
Consolation First Round: Bye
Consolation Second Round: W, dec. Matthias Ellis III (Brockport State), 8-6
Consolation Third Round: L, dec. Thomas Zeigler (Kent State), 4-0

Kody Azarian – 125 pounds (Unattached)
First Round: W, dec. Asher Kramer (Brockport State), 8-5
Second Round: L, dec. Del Vinas (Kent State), 10-4
Consolation Second Round: Bye
Consolation Third Round: L, dec. Tanner Shoap (Drexel), 8-3

Joey Kielbasa – 149 pounds
First Round: W, dec. TJ Keklak (Kent State), 4-2
Second Round: W, dec. Josh Brabon (Brockport State), 5-1
Quarterfinals: L, dec. Nick Trimble (Unattached – Michigan), 5-3
Consolation Quarterfinals: L, medical forfeit Chris Rau (Eastern Michigan)

Colin Heffernan (Unattached)  – 149 pounds (Champion)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: W, dec. Matt Milton (Campbellsvill), 11-4
Quarterfinals: W, major dec. Christian Pagdilao (Unattached – Michigan), 14-5
Semifinals: W, dec. Cody VanderHagen (Michigan), 4-0
Finals: W, dec. Nick Trimble (Michigan State), 4-1

Malcolm Martin – 157 pounds (Fifth Place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: W, dec. Logan Addis (Utah Valley), 3-1
Quarterfinals: L, dec. Jordan Henrickson (Oregon State), 6-2
Consolation Quarterfinals: W, major dec. Rocco Borg (Unattached – Eastern Michigan), 11-1
Consolation Semifinals: W, major dec. Andrew Candiello (Kent State), 12-4
Fifth-Place Match: W, dec. James Klosz (Eastern Michigan), 5-2

Zack Cline – 165 pounds
First Round: L, dec. Seth Thomas (Oregon State), 7-2
Consolation First Round: W, major dec. Jerald Spohn (Unattached – Kent State), 13-0
Consolation Second Round: W, major decision Riley McClurg (Unattached – Purdue), 12-0
Consolation Third Round: W, dec. James Shreck (Brockport State), 4-1
Consolation Quarterfinals: L, fall Steven Nelson (Clarion), 4:26

Connor Moynihan (Unattached) – 165 pounds
First Round: W, dec. Kyle Lake (Eastern Michigan), 8-2
Second Round: L, dec. Steven Nelson (Clarion), 13-6
Consolation Second Round: W, tech. fall Belcher John (Unattached – Findlay), 22-6
Consolation Third Round: L, major dec. Troy Lamson (Michigan State), 10-2

Jordan Ellingwood (Unattached) – 174 Pounds (Third Place)
First Round: W, major dec. Antonio Reynolds (Unattached – Ohio), 14-4
Quarterfinals: W, dec. Nick Proctor (Michigan State), 3-1
Semifinals: L, dec. Collin Zeerip (Michigan), 4-3
Third-place Match: W, dec. Brandon Pledger (Unattached – Campbellsville), 7-0

CJ Brucki (Unattached) – 174 pounds (Fifth Place)
First Round: W, dec. Pete Hailer (Brockport State), 6-5
Quarterfinals: L, dec. Hunter Gamble (Unattached – Gardner-Webb), 3-2
Consolation Quarterfinals: W, dec. Roy Daniels (Brockport State), 4-3
Consolation Semifinals: W, major dec. Antonio Reynolds (Unattached – Ohio), 10-0
Fifth-place Match: W, major dec. Brandon Hill (Michigan), 13-3

Mike Murray – Heavyweight (Fouth place)
First Round: W, dec. Richard Larsen (Utah Valley), 4-2
Quarterfinals: W, dec. Gage Hutchison (Unattached – Eastern Michigan), 3-1
Semifinals: L, medical forfeit Newton Smerchek (Unattached – CMU)
Third-place Match: L, medical forfeit Chris Nash (Michigan State)

Newton Smerchek (Unattached) – Heavyweight (Runner-up)
First Round: Bye
Quarterfinals: W, fall Jordan Marrero (Kent State), 0:38
Semifinals: W, medical forfeit Mike Murray (CMU)
Finals: L, dec. Kosta Karageorge (Unattached – Ohio State), 3-1

Jimmy Szep (Unattached) – Heavyweight
First Round: L, dec. Arthur Bunce (Northern Illinois), 3-1
Consolation First Round: L, dec. Cole Tristam (Brockport State), 4-2