Minnesota dominates Michigan State
MINNEAPOLIS — The No. 2 University of Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team extended their undefeated season record as they steamrolled the Michigan State Spartans, 35-3, winning nine of the ten bouts on the evening. The Golden Gophers are now 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in the Big Ten.
Sam Brancale made his way back into the lineup at 125 as he was able to start the dual off with a decision over Brenan Lyon of MIchigan State, 7-1.
The Gophers dropped their only bout of the evening as Josh Shupe stepped in for No. 5 Chris Dardanes at 141. It was a close bout ending in a 3-2 decision in favor of Michigan State’s Brian Gibbs. Gibbs earned the Spartans only three points of the dual.
Dylan Ness also rejoined the Gophers lineup after sitting out last weekend. He came back with a major decision victory over Michigan State’s Rodger Wildmo, 15-4. Danny Zilverberg was also about to defeat his Spartan opponent with a decision over Bobby Nash, 5-3.
The Gophers earned their second tech fall of the evening as No. 5 Logan Storley was able to defeat Kevin Nash at 4:59, 17-2. Kevin Steinhaus followed suit and also gained his victory by tech fall at 7:00, 16-1.
No. 1 Scott Schiiller continued his undefeated season with a major decision over Michigan State’s Nick McDiarmid, 15-6. Schiller is now 22-0 on the season.
No. 2 Tony Nelson was about to take down No. 9 Mike McClure as he bounced back from last weekend’s loss at Northwestern.
The Golden Gophers continue their Michigan weekend on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Michigan Wolverines at noon CT. Minnesota will look to continue their undefeated season with another Big Ten dual.
Minnesota 35, Michigan State 3
125 Sam Brancale (Minnesota) won by decision over Brenan Lyon (Michigan State) 7-1
133 David Thorn (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Garth Yenter (Michigan State) 4:18 16-0
141 Brian Gibbs (Michigan State) won by decision over Josh Shupe (Minnesota) 3-2
149 Nick Dardanes (Minnesota) won by decision over Nicholas Trimble (Michigan State) 8-4
157 Dylan Ness (Minnesota) won by major decision over Roger Wildmo (Michigan State) 15-4
165 Daniel Zilverberg (Minnesota) won by decision over Bobby Nash (Michigan State) 5-3
174 Logan Storley (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Kevin Nash (Michigan State) 4:59 17-2
184 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) won by tech fall over John Rizqallah (Michigan State) 7:00 16-1
197 Scott Schiller (Minnesota) won by major decision over Nick McDiarmid (Michigan State) 15-6
285 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) won by decision over Mike McClure (Michigan State) 2-0