Dec. 3, 2011
LOCK HAVEN, Pa.- Michigan State wrestling got off to an impressive start to their Saturday, notching a 30-6 victory over the Lock Haven Bald Eagles. The Spartans won eight of the 10 matches and will look to carry momentum into their evening dual against Bucknell at 7 p.m. tonight.
"I though it was a very good day for us," head coach Tom Minkel said of the win over Lock Haven. "All ten guys wrestled very hard. We were aggressive; we wrestled from beginning to the end of every match. It was our best outing today."
The dual started in the 149-pound class and No. 18 Dan Osterman fell to Owen Wilkinson of Lock Haven, 3-0. Wilkinson collected an escape in the second period and a takedown in the third to notch the win. Following the opening match, the Spartans rattled off six straight victories.
At 157 pounds, Anthony Jones Jr. won a decision over Jake Kemerer, 7-3. Jones recorded a takedown in each period and added an escape in the third to secure the win.
David Cheza wrestled at 165 pounds for the first time this season and came away with an 8-0 major decision over Seth Creasy. Cheza recorded 3:56 of riding time in the match.
Another major decision ensued; Curran Jacobs took down Aaron McKinney at 174 pounds, 12-4, putting Michigan State ahead 11-3. Jacobs had two takedowns in the third period and added 2:28 of riding time for the major decision.
In the 184-pound match Ian Hinton defeated Fred Garcia of Lock Haven by injury default.
Michigan State continued to roll as No. 18 Tyler Dickenson recorded a major decision of his own, a 12-3 victory over Chris White of Lock Haven. A late takedown with only nine seconds remaining in the match and 3:44 of ride time contributed to the victory.
In the heavyweight matchup, Steve Andrus received a 6-3 decision over Harry Turner of Lock Haven. Andrus led 4-3 after two periods and then got an escape and added 1:33 of ride time in the third.
Lock Haven got its second win of the day, in the 125-pound match. Bobby Rehm defeated Chris Lyon, 9-6.
Michigan State won the last two duals of the match, freshman Brandon Fifield got a 7-3 decision over Jonathan Childress of Lock Haven, and fellow freshman Brian Gibbs concluded the dual with an 11-7 win over Damien Hopper of Lock Haven, giving Michigan State a 30-6 victory.
Michigan State now travels to Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell at 7 p.m. tonight.
Michigan State 30, Lock Haven 6
149: Owen Wilkinson (LHU) dec. No. 18 Dan Osterman (MSU), 3-0; LHU leads 3-0
157: Anthony Jones Jr. (MSU) dec. Jake Kemerer (LHU), 7-3; score tied 3-3
165: David Cheza (MSU) major dec. Seth Creasy (LHU), 8-0; MSU leads 7-3
174: Curran Jacobs (MSU) major dec. Aaron McKinney (LHU), 12-4; MSU leads 11-3
184: Ian Hinton (MSU) inj. default Fred Garcia (LHU); MSU leads 17-3
197: No. 18 Tyler Dickenson (MSU) major dec. Chris White (LHU), 12-3; MSU leads 21-3
HWT: Steve Andrus (MSU) dec. Harry Turner (LHU), 6-3; MSU leads 24-3
125: Bobby Rehm (LHU) dec. Brenan Lyon (MSU), 9-6; MSU leads 24-6
133: Brandon Fifield (MSU) dec. Jonathan Childress (LHU), 7-3; MSU leads 27-6
141: Brian Gibbs (MSU) dec. Damien Hopper (LHU), 11-7; MSU wins 30-6