No. 1 Penn State hammers No. 19 Indiana to stay unbeaten this season
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Penn State, ranked No. 1 nationally, took care No. 19 Indiana 36-6 in the team's first Big Ten road dual. Penn State won eight of 10 bouts, including three technical falls and three majors, to coast to victory.
The dual began at 197 pounds, where sophomore Morgan McIntosh, ranked No. 7 nationally, rolled to a 14-4 major against Indiana's Garret Goldman. The next bout was one of the most anticipated of the dual meet. Lion junior Jimmy Lawson, ranked No. 12 at 285, took on No. 8 Adam Chalfant of Indiana. Chalfant connected on an early five-point move and was able to hold off a late Lawson flurry to post the 9-4 win.
No. 2 Minnesota 35, Michigan State 3
MINNEAPOLIS -- Second-ranked Minnesota extended its undefeated season as it steamrolled Michigan State 35-3, winning nine of the 10 bouts. 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 pounds as he started off the dual with a decision against Brenan Lyon, 7-1.
No. 9 David Thorn continued the Gophers success with a tech fall against Garth Yenter at 4:18, 16-0.
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 rejoined the Gophers lineup after sitting out last weekend. He came back with a major decision victory against Rodger Wildmo, 15-4.
The Gophers earned their second tech fall of the evening as No. 5 Logan Storley defeated 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 against Nick McDiarmid, 15-6. Schiller is now 22-0 on the season.
No. 9 Ohio State 21, No. 15 Northwestern 12
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State improved to 7-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big Ten Conference with a 21-12 win against No. 15 Northwestern on Friday night at Cincinnati Moeller High School. The Buckeyes won six matches, including a technical fall by junior Logan Stieber (141 pounds) and major decision by sophomore Kenny Courts (184 pounds).
Three consecutive victories between 125-141 pounds lifted the Scarlet and Gray to an 11-0 lead. Nick Roberts, a redshirt-freshman 125-pounder who is ranked No. 18 in the nation, handed Garrison White a 13-9 setback. Roberts owned a 12-2 lead after the second period before White held Roberts scoreless in the third period and recorded seven points in the final period. However, Roberts held on for the victory.
Senior and eighth-ranked Nick Heflingave the Scarlet and Gray their final win of the evening with his 13-6 decision vs. No. 17 Alex Polizzi at 197 pounds. Up 8-4 entering the third period, Heflin scored another pair of takedowns and compiled 1:13 of riding time in the win.