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Big Ten Wrestling Standings: The Showdown at Rec Hall

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It’s a big week friends. The two best teams in the nation face off at Rec Hall this Saturday, at 8pm, on BTN, as the Ohio State Buckeyes visit our Nittany Lions. Penn State appears to be going into the fight with one boot off - Jason Nolf sustained a knee injury at Rutgers on Sunday, and likely will be out of the lineup.

Daggone that hurts to write. Let’s get to the individual weight class standings, thru January 28th.

125 LBS

B1G Rank YR 125 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SO Suriano (RUT) 3 2 19-0 7-0 5-0 1
2 FR Lee (IOWA) 5 5 10-1 5-0 3-0 4
3 SR Tomasello (OSU) 1 4-1 4-1 4-1 1
4 FR Rivera (JNW) 6 9 20-1 6-1 5-0 3
5 FR Mattin (MICH) 9 13 16-7 4-4 4-2 4
6 JR Lizak (MINN) 4 4 20-3 3-2 2-2 2
7 SR Welch (PUR) 20 11 22-5 4-1 2-1 2
8 SO Piotrowski (ILL) 22 18 11-5 3-4 3-3 1
9 JR Oliver (IND) 29 26 17-6 5-0 5-0 0
10 FR Foley (MSU) 48 24 20-7 2-6 2-4 1
11 SR Jimenez (WIS) 82 3-9 0-6 0-3 0
12 SR Maginnis (NEB) 153 11-10 1-5 1-5 0
13 FR Cray (UMD) 51 10-11 1-7 1-7 0
14 SR Kuhn (PSU) 21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0

Lizak didn’t wrestle Northwestern’s Seabass Rivera. Spencer Lee built a tidy 14-0 first period lead over Drew Mattin before he capped the tech with a 2nd period escape in 5 seconds. Not a lot of changes this weekend.

133 LBS

B1G Rank YR 133 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SO Pletcher (OSU) 4 2 21-0 8-0 6-0 3
2 JR Micic (MICH) 6 6 14-2 6-1 6-0 4
3 FR Renteria (NEB) 15 3-0 3-0 3-0 1
4 FR Duncan (ILL) 39 29 14-5 8-1 6-1 0
5 SO McKee (MINN) 13 12 11-4 2-2 2-2 0
6 SR Delvecchio (RUT) 17 16 13-3 3-2 3-2 0
7 SR Thornton (PUR) 32 21 21-8 3-4 3-2 0
8 SR Keener (PSU) 24 22 12-5 4-3 4-3 0
9 FR Valdiviez (JNW) 63 23 18-10 4-4 3-2 1
10 JR Lantz (WISC) 77 16-9 3-5 3-2 0
11 SR Laux (IOWA) 50 9-4 1-2 1-2 0
12 SO Pepple (IND) 55 12-13 2-5 2-4 0
13 FR Santos (MSU) 170 4-9 0-6 0-5 0
14 JR Simmons (UMD) 241 2-12 0-6 0-6 0

Welp - that didn’t go quite like we had planned it for our guy, Corey Keener. Mitch McKee proved he’s cutting too much weight to fare well in duals, but he’ll become a real handful in the afternoon sessions at tournaments.

141 LBS

B1G Rank YR 141 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 FR Lee (PSU) 12 8 21-3 6-0 6-0 4
2 JR Thorn (MIN) 10 10 17-7 5-2 5-1 2
3 JR McKenna (OSU) 11 11 9-1 5-1 5-1 1
4 FR Carr (ILL) 57 28 11-4 4-1 4-1 0
5 JR Weaver (IND) 43 17 21-6 5-3 3-3 3
6 FR Red (NEB) 25 12 13-7 4-3 2-1 1
7 SO Stickley (WISC) 36 22 15-6 4-4 3-2 1
8 SR Gasca (MSU) 20 21 11-7 3-4 1-4 0
9 SO Limmex (PUR) 56 18 19-12 3-6 2-3 0
10 SO Turk (Iowa) 49 7-5 1-2 1-1 0
11 SO Profaci (MICH) 50 27 10-9 2-5 2-4 1
12 FR Van Brill (RUT) 22 11-8 2-6 1-4 0
13 JR Diehl (UMD) 49 8-8 2-5 2-5 0
14 SO McKenna (jNW) 91 10-13 1-4 1-4 0

Nick Lee takes the top spot at 141 after hanging bonus on Tommy Thorn. Nick’s good in all three positions, can scramble well, and is going to be a tough, tough out at NCAAs. We also bumped up Cole Weaver, who beat Nebraska’s Chad Red last weekend.

149 LBS

B1G Rank YR 149 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SR Retherford (PSU) 1 1 20-0 8-0 7-0 3
2 SR Sorensen (IOWA) 2 2 16-0 7-0 6-0 2
3 FR Deakin (JNW) 5 4 24-3 8-1 5-0 6
4 SO Hayes (OSU) 12 6 20-3 6-2 5-2 4
5 SR McCrystal (NEB) 16 11 14-3 7-2 5-1 2
6 SR DeLuca (RUT) 34 12 8-6 3-5 2-3 2
7 SR Amine (MICH) 48 31 12-7 5-3 4-1 2
8 JR Bleise (MINN) 27 15 15-5 2-4 1-1 1
9 SO Martin (WISC) 37 16-8 2-6 2-2 0
10 JR Bannister (UMD) 18 21 16-6 2-4 1-3 0
11 SO Nash (PUR) 219 5-15 1-5 1-5 0
12 SO Thompson (MSU) 59 3-2 0-0 0-0 0
13 SO Barone (ILL) 105 6-11 0-8 0-6 0
14 FR Tunon (IND) 122 15-13 0-5 0-4 0

You can slap him, punch him, eye-gouge him, throat chop him - Zain, somehow, keeps his cool, takes you apart, and then folds you in half the wrong way.

157 LBS

B1G Rank YR 157 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 JR Nolf (PSU) 1 1 19-1 7-1 6-1 4
2 SO Kemerer (Iowa) 2 2 16-0 5-0 5-0 5
3 SR Berger (NEB) 8 8 16-4 6-1 5-0 5
4 SR Crone (WISC) 17 21 20-7 8-1 5-0 3
5 JR Pantaleo (MICH) 7 5 11-4 6-2 4-2 4
6 JR Jordan (OSU) 3 7 19-3 5-2 5-1 2
7 SR Langenderfer (ILL) 41 8-7 4-4 3-3 1
8 SR Short (MIN) 25 20 10-8 2-5 2-4 1
9 JR Van Brill (RUT) 19 13 15-7 3-3 2-2 1
10 FR Tucker (MSU) 44 16-12 3-6 2-4 1
11 FR Parriott (PUR) 59 11-9 0-4 0-2 0
12 JR Danishek (IND) 32 8-4 0-4 0-2 0
13 SO Oster (JNW) 70 9-13 0-6 0-5 0
14 FR Cochran (UMD) 52 11-8 1-3 1-3 0

Man.

Jason Nolf used his ridiculous core muscles to sit up and thru what was effectively a jiu-jitsu heel lock - and messed up his knee. That’s what we know for sure. Everything else is speculation, regardless of Coach Cael as the source, because Coach Cael never tells you anything about injuries, even if it sounds like he’s telling you about injuries.

So while we’re speculating, how crazy would Rec Hall get this Saturday night, if Nolf strides out to the center of the mat? Willis Reed.

Mikey Kemerer is also battling a knee injury, and had to sit vs Michigan’s Pantaleo. Suddenly 157 has a bunch of questions.

165 LBS

B1G Rank YR 165 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SO Joseph (PSU) 2 1 15-0 6-0 6-0 5
2 SR Martinez (ILL) 1 2 8-0 6-0 6-0 1
3 FR Marinelli (IOWA) 6 7 10-0 5-0 4-0 5
4 FR Wick (WISC) 10 5 20-2 7-1 5-0 2
5 JR Lewis (RUT) 8 11 10-3 3-3 2-2 3
6 SR Wanzek (MINN) 15 10 19-4 5-3 4-2 3
7 SO White (NEB) 18 12 16-3 5-3 4-1 4
8 SO Massa (MICH) 4 5 9-4 1-4 0-3 2
9 JR Campbell (OSU) 13 13 13-6 3-5 1-4 2
10 SR Morrissey (PUR) 30 26 17-14 1-4 1-4 1
11 JR Martin (IND) 54 12-5 0-1 0-1 1
12 JR Burnham (UMD) 90 10-14 1-7 1-7 0
13 FR Hiles (MSU) 102 11-14 2-5 2-4 1
14 JR Sepke (JNW) 122 9-14 0-5 0-5 0

Here’s something interesting: I don’t believe Cenzo’s given up a single takedown this year. Unless it was against Bucknell in early November.

Elsewhere, Te’Shan Campbell got DQ’d for stalling - vs Michigan State. Alex Marinelli beat up on Logan Massa.

174 LBS

B1G Rank YR 174 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SO Hall (PSU) 1 2 22-0 8-0 7-0 7
2 SR Jordan (OSU) 3 3 18-2 6-0 4-0 2
3 SO Amine (MICH) 6 6 15-5 5-3 4-2 6
4 JR Sebastian (JNW) 11 16 20-7 9-1 5-0 2
5 SO Lydy (PUR) 33 12 25-10 4-4 3-2 4
6 SO Skatzka (IND) 13 17 19-7 4-4 4-2 1
7 SO Gunther (IOWA) 42 22 11-3 4-2 4-0 0
8 SR Pfarr (MINN) 61 28 12-9 2-5 2-4 1
9 JR Christensen (WIS) 37 26 17-10 4-7 2-3 1
10 JR Pagano (RUT) 21 13-8 1-3 0-2 0
11 SO Ugalde (UMD) 66 7-7 2-5 2-3 1
12 FR Breske (NEB) 51 5-7 1-5 0-5 0
13 SO Ritchie (MSU) 93 9-16 1-6 1-5 0
14 FR Riojas (ILL) 145 2-10 0-7 0-6 0

You think Mark Hall’s putting in a workman-like effort, look up at the scoreboard, and it’s 24-9.

184 LBS

B1G Rank YR 184 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 JR Nickal (PSU) 1 1 20-0 7-0 7-0 6
2 JR Martin (OSU) 2 2 22-0 9-0 7-0 4
3 SR Abnounader (MICH) 4 4 16-3 8-2 6-1 3
4 JR Parker (ILL) 10 5 16-1 8-1 6-0 2
5 SR Gravina (RUT) 16 15 10-3 3-2 3-1 0
6 SR Robertson (WISC) 20 8 22-4 7-3 4-1 4
7 FR Venz (NEB) 24 6 17-4 6-3 4-2 6
8 SR Sliga (jNW) 42 26 14-9 3-6 2-3 0
9 JR Bowman (IOWA) 76 9-6 2-4 2-4 0
10 JR Smith (UMD) 57 2-2 0-1 0-1 0
11 FR Anderson (MINN) 69 22 19-11 1-7 1-5 0
12 FR Lyon (PUR) 51 15-11 0-6 0-4 0
13 SO Conley (IND) 119 11-14 1-6 1-5 0
14 SR Shadaia (MSU) 111 8-15 0-8 0-6 0

Pat Downey was denied a transfer/release from the NCAA, and won’t be wrestling for Iowa this year after all. He’s pulled from the chart, and Mitch Bowman slots in at 9th.

197 LBS

B1G Rank YR 197 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SO Moore (OSU) 1 1 18-0 9-0 7-0 3
2 SO Rasheed (PSU) 2 16-2 3-0 3-0 4
3 SO Ritter (WISC) 27 27 18-7 6-2 5-0 2
4 SR Beazley (MICH) 11 12 12-4 5-2 3-2 3
5 SO Wilcke (IOWA) 22 4 13-3 4-2 4-2 1
6 SO Brunner (PUR) 27 21 16-6 2-1 0-1 2
7 FR Schultz (NEB) 41 25 12-6 5-3 5-1 0
8 SO Chakonis (JNW) 56 10-10 2-2 2-1 0
9 FR Mulligan (RUT) 37 32 13-11 1-5 1-3 0
10 FR Whisler (UMD) 85 5-3 1-1 1-1 0
11 JR Lee (ILL) 107 8-9 2-6 2-4 0
12 SO Steveson (MINN) 108 4-9 1-3 1-2 0
13 FR Hinz (IND) 75 7-8 0-0 0-0 0
14 FR May (MSU) 134 7-16 1-7 1-5 0

Cash Wilcke got the first takedown on Kevin Beazley - then fell apart and lost. He drops. Purdue’s Christian Brunner came back from injury - against Ohio State’s Kollin Moore, and got tech’d. Maryland’s guy David Brian Whisler beat Andre Lee, and gets out of the basement.

285 LBS

B1G Rank YR 285 LBS WRESTLESTAT Coaches Overall Conf. Conf.Duals Quality Wins
1 SR Snyder (OSU) 1 1 6-0 3-0 3-0 0
2 SR Coon (MICH) 2 2 20-0 10-0 6-0 7
3 JR Stoll (IOWA) 7 3 13-1 4-1 3-1 2
4 JR Nevills (PSU) 5 8 19-3 6-1 6-1 5
5 JR Hemida (UMD) 8 6 21-2 9-1 6-1 5
6 FR Streck (PUR) 24 16 24-11 3-4 3-2 2
7 JR Jennings (jNW) 25 20 16-7 3-4 3-2 1
8 JR Rachel (ILL) 43 8-9 1-7 1-5 1
9 SO Streifel (MINN) 54 8-10 2-4 2-4 0
10 SR Miller (IND) 55 13-7 3-3 3-3 0
11 FR Rebottaro (MSU) 138 8-8 3-2 3-0 0
12 SO Jensen (NEB) 58 7-8 1-2 1-2 0
13 SR Gross (RUT) 74 13-9 0-4 0-4 0
14 SO Stone (WISC) 113 7-12 0-7 0-5 0

Adam Coon beat Sam Stoll. He scored a takedown midway through the match, and the two bears pushed on each other the rest of the way.

Team Standings

About the same as last week.

Big B1G Duals This Weekend

  • Nebraska at Michigan, Friday (Renteria vs Micic, White vs Massa)
  • Minnesota at Iowa, Friday (Lizak vs Lee, Wanzek vs Marinelli)
  • Ohio State at Penn State, Saturday
  • Northwestern at Iowa, Sunday (Rivera vs Lee, Deakin vs Sorensen)