No. 3 Minnesota downs Ohio State
Golden Gophers’ Dardanes get big upset at 133 pounds
MINNEAPOLIS -- No. 3 Minnesota defeated No. 6 Ohio State 24-13 on Sunday. Minnesota came out winning its first six matches of the afternoon, including unranked Chris Dardanes’ 5-3 upset win against second-ranked Logan Stieber at 133 pounds.
In the first match after intermission Dardanes scored a late takedown with four seconds left in the match to take the 5-3 lead. The score was tied (3-3) before the takedown and with the victory Minnesota was able to seal the win.
With the victory, Minnesota improved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Ohio State fell to 7-2 and 1-2 in the Big Ten. It was the Buckeyes second consecutive loss this weekend, as they fell to No. 14 Nebraska on Friday night.
Sunday’s action began at 174 pounds. Logan Storley defeated fifth-ranked Nick Heflin in a 4-2 decision. It was Storley’s first Big Ten win of his career.
The Gophers would go onto to win their next four matches. Kevin Steinhaus picked up an 18-3 technical fall win against Craig Thomas, while Sonny Yohn defeated Andrew Campolattano 5-1.
Tony Nelson scored a 2-0 victory against Peter Capone in the heavyweight division, while top-ranked Zach Sanders improved to 17-0 on the season with a 20-10 major decision against Johnni Dijulius.
Cody Yohn closed out the day for the Maroon and Gold with a 5-3 decision against Derek Garcia.