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Spartans Go 1-2 at Northeast Duals

Mike McClure's pin over North Carolina's Bob Coe in the final match of the dual gave MSU a 22-19 comeback victory over the Tar Heels.

Nov. 30, 2013

TROY, N.Y. - The Michigan State wrestling team went 1-2 at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y., on Saturday. The Spartans fell to Columbia, 16-15, and Rutgers, 21-18, but rallied to defeat North Carolina, 22-19. MSU is now 5-3 on the season.

Down 16-0 to the Tar Heels, Michigan State won five of the last six matches in the dual to take down UNC. No. 12 Mike McClure sealed the victory with a first-period fall over Bob Coe in 2:19 to give the Spartans a dramatic comeback victory. McClure went 3-0 on the day, as he also defeated Wyatt Baker of Columbia, 7-2, and 16th-ranked Billy Smith of Rutgers, 8-3.

Michigan State returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 8 to face Wisconsin at Jenison Field House in the Big Ten opener at 2 p.m. The match will be televised on BTN.

Columbia 16, Michigan State 15
125: Penn Gottfried (Columbia) dec. Brennan Lyon (MSU), 11-2. Columbia leads, 4-0 133: Angelo Amenta (Columbia) dec. Garth Yenter (MSU), 4-0. Columbia leads, 7-0
141: Matt Bystol (Columbia) dec. Brian Gibbs (MSU), 2-1. Columbia leads, 10-0
149: Markus Scheidel (Columbia) dec. Matt Pasqualini (MSU), 5-3 (2OT). Columbia leads, 13-0
157: No. 19 Ryan Watts (MSU) dec. Markus Scheidel (Columbia), 7-4. Columbia leads, 13-3
165: Bobby Nash (MSU) dec. Josh Houldsworth (Columbia), 2-0. Columbia leads, 13-6
174: Eric Fajardo (Columbia) dec. Kevin Nash (MSU), 9-6. Columbia leads, 16-6
184: John Rizqallah (MSU) dec. Zack Hernandez (Columbia), 3-0. Columbia leads, 16-9
197: Nick McDiarmid (MSU) sudden victory Matt Idelson (Columbia), 9-5. Columbia leads, 16-12
HWT: No. 12 Mike McClure (MSU) dec. Wyatt Baker (Columbia), 7-2. Columbia wins, 16-15.



Rutgers 21, Michigan State 18
125: Scott Delvecchio (RU) sudden victory Hermilo Esquivel (MSU), 10-8. Rutgers leads, 3-0
133: Garth Yenter (MSU) dec. Vincent Dellefave (RU), 6-2. Tied, 3-3
141: Tyson Dippery (RU) tech. fall Brian Gibbs (MSU), 16-1. Rutgers leads, 8-3
149: Ken Theobold (RU) fall Matt Pasqualini (MSU). Rutgers leads, 14-3
157: Anthony Perrotti (RU) dec. No. 19 Ryan Watts (MSU), 10-7. Rutgers leads, 17-3
165: Bobby Nash (MSU) fall Nick Visicaro (RU). Rutgers leads, 17-9
174: Phillip Bakuckas (RU) dec. Kevin Nash (MSU), 8-0. Rutgers leads, 21-9
184: John Rizqallah (MSU) dec. Dan Seidenberg (RU), 2-0. Rutgers leads, 21-12
197: Nick McDiarmid (MSU) dec. Hayden Hrymack (RU), 3-1. Rutgers leads, 21-15
HWT: No. 12 Mike McClure (MSU) dec. No. 16 Billy Smith (RU), 8-3. Rutgers wins, 21-18.

Michigan State 22, North Carolina 19
125: Nathan Krassier (UNC) fall Hermilo Esquivel (MSU). UNC leads, 6-0
133: Troy Heilman (UNC) dec. Garth Yenter (MSU), 9-6. UNC leads, 9-0
141: No. 7 Evan Henderson (UNC) major dec. Brian Gibbs (MSU), 13-2. UNC leads, 13-0
149: Christian Barber (UNC) dec. Matt Pasqualini (MSU), 5-0. UNC leads, 16-0
157: Roger Wildmo (MSU) dec. Jacob Crawford (UNC), 5-2. UNC leads, 16-3
165: Bobby Nash (MSU) fall John Staudenmayer (North Carolina), UNC leads, 16-9
174: Kevin Nash (MSU) dec. Scott Marmoll (UNC), 5-1. UNC leads, 16-12
184: Alex Utley (UNC) dec. John Rizqallah (MSU), 7-3. UNC leads, 19-12
197: Luke Jones (MSU) major dec. Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 17-5. UNC leads, 19-16
HWT: No. 12 Mike McClure (MSU) pinned Bob Coe (UNC) in 2:19. MSU wins, 22-19

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