Jan. 31, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
The Indiana University wrestling team (6-7) hosts its second-to-last home match of the year Friday evening (Feb. 1), welcoming in the #17 Michigan Wolverines (7-4). BTDN will be in the house, streaming the match live on IUHoosiers.com All-Access.
Additional match coverage includes live bout scores at TrackWrestling.com and complete results posted on Twitter (@IUWrestling1).
125 lbs - Joe Duca, r-So. (9-12) vs. #14 Sean Boyle, r-Jr. (16-6)
133 lbs - Alonzo Shepherd, Fr. (3-6) vs. Rossi Bruno, Fr. (8-11)
141 lbs - Eric Roach, r-Fr. (14-9) or Alexander Gregory, r-Fr. (2-9) vs. #28 Camryn Jackson, r-Fr. (8-3) or Mike Hillock, r-Jr. (0-3)
149 lbs - Preston Keiffer, r-So. (0-7) or Geno Capezio, r-Sr. (4-9) vs. #11 Eric Grajales, r-Jr. (14-5)
157 lbs - #10 Taylor Walsh, r-So. (25-6) vs. Collin Zeerip, r-So. (0-4) or Michael Carpenter, r-So. (3-6)
165 lbs - #15 Ryan LeBlanc, r-Jr. (16-5) or Ryan Konz, r-Sr. (6-7) vs. #9 Taylor Massa, Fr. (18-5)
174 lbs - Cheney Dale, r-So. (6-16) vs. #10 Dan Yates, r-Jr. (14-5)
184 lbs - Luke Sheridan, So. (15-11) vs. Chris Heald, r-So. (9-11) or Jordan Thomas, Fr. (6-9)
197 lbs - T.J. Hohenadel, Jr. (0-0) vs. #20 Max Huntley, r-So. (11-8)
285 lbs - #11 Adam Chalfant, r-Jr. (19-6) vs. #19 Ben Apland, r-Sr. (13-5)
Complete Match Notes
COACH MCFARLAND RETURNS
Michgan head coach Joe McFarland served in the same role at IU from 1989-91 before returning to his alma mater in Ann Arbor.
While leading the Hoosiers, McFarland posted a 24-20 overall record, including a 14-0 mark in 1990. He was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year following the undefeated campaign.
ON PACE TO BE REMEMBERED
Amid just his second season competing for the Cream and Crimson, Taylor Walsh is racking up career win and fall totals that could etch his named into the all-time record books at IU.
Entering the weekend, Walsh owns 54 overall victories and 21 pins. The top-10 starts at 114 career wins and 31 falls.
Each of IU's three returning NCAA Qualifiers are ranked amongst the country's elite once again this season. This trio of Hoosiers can be found in the most recent national rankings:
#10 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs.)
#11 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs.)
#15 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs.)
BEAT THE BEST TO BE THE BEST
Taylor Walsh and Adam Chalfant have combined to defeat nine nationally-ranked wrestlers this season. Walsh owns a 5-4 mark against the country's elite while Chalfant has recorded a trio of triumps over fellow ranked opponents. True sophomore Luke Sheridan earned his first such win last week, topping #12 Tony Dallago of Illinois, 10-5.
BIG TEN DOING BIG THINGS
As a conference, the Big Ten is a combined 68-20 in 88 non-conference duals so far during the 2012-13 campaign, good for a 77.3 winning percentage.
SIGN FOUR IN EARLY PERIOD
Head Coach Duane Goldman and his staff inked four future Hoosiers during the early signing period. The class thus far includes state champions from three different states and an Indiana state runner-up:
JACOB MASENGALE (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian H.S.)
Ranked as the top 171-pounder in the state of Indiana
Advanced to the state championship bout as junior, finishing as the runner-up
NEAL MOLLOY (Danville, Ind./Danville H.S.)
Ranked fourth nationally at 138 pounds and 37th overall
Indiana State Champion as a sophomore, placed again during junior campaign
All-American at both the Flo Nationals and Junior Nationals
Posted a 45-1 record in 2011-12, including 28 falls and a 181-to-4 takedown advantage
BRANT SCHAFER (Saint Johns, Mich./St. Johns H.S.)
Ranked 16th nationally at 135 pounds
Michigan State Champion
49-1 record during championship junior campaign
Three-time state placer
Junior Freestyle All-American
KYLE SPRINGER (Davenport, Iowa/Davenport Assumption H.S.)
Georgia State Champion (2010; 103 lbs) and Iowa State Runner-Up (2012; 126 lbs)
Posted a 50-2 record as a junior
Placed third at Junior Nationals