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Michigan 2016 Intrasquad dual notes

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Matches started at 157.  Coming into the dual, Assad, Micic, Profaci, Hall, Abounader, and Widmo had won the first match of the series.

 

 

 

 

157 pounds

 

Brian Murphy (Maize) dec. Jordan Amine (Blue):  4-3

 

After a scoreless first period, Amine chooses bottom to start the second, and gets dumped on his head by Murphy a little too hard.  Match stopped and Amine gets recovery time and a penalty point.  After the restart on bottom, he escapes, and the two wrestlers get into a shoving match at the edge of the mat, with Amine’s family yelling for their guy to seize the day. Murphy is assessed an unsportsmanlike and Amine is suddenly in front 3-0. 

 

(come on guys - it’s only OCTOBER! :)

 

Murphy starts the third on bottom, and reverses Amine after the latter attempts to take him back to the mat.  He adds a quick two-point tilt, and hangs on to end the match.

 

Murphy basically does just enough to get it over and done.

 

 

 

 

165 pounds

 

Logan Massa (Blue) maj. dec. Aaron Calderon:  (Maize) 20-7

 

Logan Massa is the new sheriff in town at this weight.  Puts on a takedown clinic, and Calderon puts up little resistance after the first period, although Massa does get assessed a penalty when he extends Calderon’s shoulder a little too high while attempting a guillotine.

 

 

 

 

125 pounds

 

 Austin Assad (Blue) maj. dec. Mike Volyanyuk (Maize): 13-3

 

Assad takes a little longer to get control against Volvanyuk, but starts to pull away midway through the second period, demonstrating good command on his feet. 

 

 

 

 

 

133 pounds

 

Stevan Micic (Maize) pin. K.J. Suitor (Blue): 3:48

 

Micic gets a quick TD and cradles Suitor, getting on his back soon after.  Suitor manages to keep from getting pinned, but Micic’s power down on the mat is evident as he goes up 8-1 by the end of the first, and gets the job done soon after starting the second.

 

 

 

 

141 pounds

 

Sal Profaci (Maize) pin. George Fisher (Blue): 0:59 OT

 

I was looking forward to seeing this match as redshirt freshman Profaci upset the veteran Fisher in their first match.

 

Fisher gets the first takedown, and rides for awhile, although most of that time is spent cat-and-mouse attempt to reverse Fisher rather than to escape outright.  Profaci eventually does escape and after a LOT of attacking and countering, he gets the TD to end regulation at 4-4.

 

Profaci gets in deep against Fisher, and then maneuvers him onto his back with one second remaining in the first OT.

 

 

 

 

 

149 pounds

 

Zac Hall (Blue) dec. Malik Amine (Maize) : 5-2

 

Amine is in on Hall, and dumps him a little too hard onto his back, getting a technical violation.  They trade escapes and TD attempts for awhile, with Hall in on Amine slightly more often.  He converts in the third and hangs on for the win.

 

 

 

 

 

184 pounds

 

Domenic Abounader (Maize) maj. dec. Ernest Battaglia (Blue): 14-3

 

Abounader has little trouble coasting to a win over the backup.

 

 

 

 

 

Heavyweight

 

Kostya Golobokov (Maize) dec. Ty Wildmo (Blue): 4-1

 

Widmo looks small next to Golobokov.  The first period is a typical college heavyweight shovefest, but they start to open up a bit in the second.  Golobkov’s size starts to wear on the slightly quicker Widmo, who wilts and cannot convert on any further TD attempts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubber matches:

 

 

 

157 pounds

 

Brian Murphy (Maize) dec. Jordan Amine (Blue):  4-1

 

This time Murphy comes out aggressive, getting an immediate TD, and riding Amine hard for much of the first and all of the second periods.  He lets up a little in the third, but is in firm control for the win.

 

 

 

165 pounds

 

Logan Massa (Blue) tech. fall  Aaron Calderon:  (Maize) 6:18:  23-8  

 

More of the same domination by Massa, up 12-3 at the end of the first, and is unrelenting for the remainder.

 

 

 

At heavyweight, Widmo was a little banged up after his match, so I think that he and Golobokov will probably finish things tomorrow in practice.

 

 

 

 

 

Some nice wrestling, with the high profile newcomers looking good, and the few upperclassmen present looking good as expected.  Still a lot of things to sort out, with Coon and possibly Pantaleo redshirting, and Mahomes still rehabbing.  197 and Heavy have a lot of guys that are game but very untested.  The only weights that were probably settled today:

 

 

125:  Assad

133:  Micic

141:  Profaci

157:  Murphy

165:  Massa

184:  Abounader

 

This makes up a reasonably solid core for now - looking forward to it!

Edited by Sheerstress

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If Coon and Pantaleo are both redshirting, what is the point of throwing Murphy and Abounader out there as true seniors with a redshirt remaining? Redshirt both those guys and load up for next year to make a run at a top 5 or higher finish. Then next year you would have the best Michigan team in a while with all those guys back and this year's frosh getting some experience.

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To me it didn't look like Murphy was trying all that hard or Amine has really improved. Micic looked great but it was against a true freshmen and if Wildmo and Golobokov are our best options at HWY it doesn't look to good for us this year. I was really hoping that Hall would be at 141 but I don't think that'll ever happen again. 

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If Coon and Pantaleo are both redshirting, what is the point of throwing Murphy and Abounader out there as true seniors with a redshirt remaining? Redshirt both those guys and load up for next year to make a run at a top 5 or higher finish. Then next year you would have the best Michigan team in a while with all those guys back and this year's frosh getting some experience.

 

Coon was an injury related shirt right?  They may not have the scholarship funds available to redshirt them, Murphy and Abounader planned to graduate and move on, or both.  Hard to suddenly have 3 seniors redshirt when it wasn't the long term plan. 

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Coon was an injury related shirt right?  They may not have the scholarship funds available to redshirt them, Murphy and Abounader planned to graduate and move on, or both.  Hard to suddenly have 3 seniors redshirt when it wasn't the long term plan. 

 

Coon's just scared of Snyder. 

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he'll have a senior year without Snyder. I doubt that's why he's redshirting though

are you implying that Snyder won't be wrestling for tOSU in the 17-18 season when Coon is back? Cause otherwise that will be the last year for Coon and Snyder. 

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Ok so how does redshirting this year help that out when they both return next year?

Coon is a smart guy. He's used his fancy aerospace education to create a perfect mathematical model for Snyder's behavior. With said model, Coon has determined that Snyder will wrestle this season, but drop out of college to pursue endorsements. 

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Coon is a smart guy. He's used his fancy aerospace education to create a perfect mathematical model for Snyder's behavior. With said model, Coon has determined that Snyder will wrestle this season, but drop out of college to pursue endorsements. 

Gotcha, it made no sense.

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