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Wolverines Fall to No. 3 Penn State in Home Finale

Wolverines Fall to No. 3 Penn State in Home Finale

» No. 2 Michigan dropped its first dual of the season in an 18-13 defeat to No. 3 Penn State at Crisler Center.
» Cameron Amine used a third-period ride, with two near-fall points and 1:30 in time advantage, to upset No. 6 Joe Lee at 165 pounds.
» Mason Parris earned the dual’s only bonus win with a 12-2 major decision against No. 7 Seth Nevills at heavyweight; Parris is 6-0 with six bonus wins on the year.

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #2 Penn State 18, #2 Michigan 13
Records: U-M (4-1, 4-1 Big Ten), PSU (4-0, 4-0 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Friday, Feb. 19 — at Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.), 5 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The No. 2-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team dropped its first dual match of the 2020-21 season in its home finale on Sunday (Feb. 14), falling to No. 3 Penn State, 18-13, at Crisler Center.

The Wolverines came up one match short, taking four and claiming the dual’s only bonus with a major decision from junior heavyweight Mason Parris in the final bout. Among U-M’s losses, two were decided by two points or fewer, while a third went to the tiebreaker.

Parris, ranked second nationally at heavyweight, rolled to a 12-2 major decision against seventh-ranked Seth Nevills — his sixth bonus win in as many matches this season. Parris scored four takedowns, including two plus a reversal in the first period, and accumulated 3:21 in riding-time advantage. It was his second win over a ranked opponent this weekend.

Sophomore/freshman Cameron Amine also earned a ranked win against the Nittany Lions, edging No. 6 Joe Lee, 4-1, at 165 pounds. Amine, ranked 16th, used a big third-period ride to take control of the bout, accumulating 1:30 in riding-time advantage and tacking on a pair of back points on an errant PSU roll-through attempt.

Graduate student Myles Amine earned his second weekend win at 197 pounds, defeating 13th-ranked Michael Beard, 8-5, after making his season debut on Friday. Amine scored three takedowns — one in each period — and rode for 1:47 time advantage. He is 2-0 on the season.

Fifth-year senior Kanen Storr, ranked sixth at 149 pounds, rounded out the Wolverines’ winners with a 4-3 decision against Terrell Berraclaugh behind a pair of first-period takedowns.

The Wolverines (4-1, 4-1 Big Ten) will wrap up the dual season on Friday (Feb. 19) when they head to East Lansing, Mich., to face Michigan State at 5 p.m. at Jenison Field House. The dual will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.

No. 3 Penn State 18, No. 2 Michigan 13

Individual rankings by InterMat

125 — Robert Howard (PSU) dec. Jack Medley, 6-5 — PSU, 3-0
133 — #3 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU) dec. Dylan Ragusin, 9-2  —  PSU, 6-0
141 — #2 Nick Lee (PSU) dec. Drew Mattin, 10-4 — PSU, 9-0
149 — #6 Kanen Storr (U-M) dec. Terrell Barraclaugh, 4-3 —  PSU, 9-3
157 — #9 Brady Berge (PSU) dec. #8 Will Lewan, 3-1 — PSU, 12-3
165 — #16 Cameron Amine (U-M) dec. #6 Joe Lee, 4-1  — PSU, 12-6
174 — #8 Carter Starocci (PSU) dec. #2 Logan Massa, 7-1 TB  — PSU, 15-6
184 — #3 Aaron Brooks (PSU) dec. Jaden Bullock, 10-5 — PSU, 18-6
197 — Myles Amine (U-M) dec. #13 Michael Beard, 8-5 — PSU, 18-9
Hwt — #2 Mason Parris (U-M) major dec. #7 Seth Nevills, 12-2  — PSU, 18-13

Extra Matches

The 2020-21 dual season will feature several “extra matches” with every scheduled dual meet. These matches will not factor into dual scoring but are official, countable matches that will be considered for conference allocation and postseason seeding purposes.

184 — Donovon Ball (PSU) major dec. Bobby Striggow, 12-4
149 — Beau Bartlett (PSU) dec. Cole Mattin, 8-4
157 — Nick Lombard (U-M) dec. Luke Gardner, 6-4 SV
165 — Reece Hughes (U-M) dec. Konner Kraeszig, 5-2
174 — Creighton Edsell (PSU) dec. Max Maylor, 4-3

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