Wrestling

    Hoosier Duals in #BTown This Weekend

    Go Hoosiers! Head coach Duane Goldman
    Go Hoosiers!
    Head coach Duane Goldman
    Go Hoosiers!

    Dec. 5, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - University Gym hosts 15 Division-I dual matches in a 30-hour span this weekend, accomodating the 2013 Hoosier Duals. The six-team round-robin competition starts Saturday (Dec. 7) at 10 a.m. with each school wrestling three duals. Action wraps up Sunday with a pair of matches for each squad beginning at 11 a.m; both streamed live by BTDN on HoosiersTV (Michael Felish & Drew Reising).

    EVENT COVERAGE
    Live blog
    • Twitter: @IUWrestling1(IU updates); @HoosierDuals (results for ALL matches)
    • Sunday live match streams - HoosiersTV

    DUAL MATCH SCHEDULE
    ROUND ONE - 10 a.m. - Saturday, Dec. 7
    #25 Indiana (2-0) vs. Northern Colorado (2-1)
    Drexel (2-7) vs. West Virginia (3-2)
    SIUE (0-4) vs. VMI (1-4)

    ROUND TWO- approximately Noon - Saturday, Dec. 7
    Indiana vs. Drexel
    Northern Colorado vs. SIUE
    VMI vs. West Virginia

    ROUND THREE - approximately 2 p.m. - Saturday, Dec. 7
    Indiana vs. VMI
    Drexel vs. Northern Colorado
    SIUE vs. West Virgina

    ROUND FOUR - 11 a.m. - Sunday, Dec. 8
    Indiana vs. West Virginia
    Drexel vs. SIUE
    Northern Colorado vs. VMI

    ROUND FIVE - approximately 1 p.m. - Sunday, Dec. 8
    Indiana vs. SIUE
    Drexel vs. VMI
    Northern Colorado vs. West Virginia

    PROBABLE LINEUPS
    #25 INDIANA HOOSIERS (2-0)
    125 lbs - Joe Duca, r-Jr. (4-4)
    133 lbs - Chris Caton, Fr. (7-4) or Kyle Springer, Fr. (4-1)
    141 lbs - Ethan Raley, r-So. (13-3)
    149 lbs - Eric Roach, r-So. (12-4) or Alex Gregory, r-So. (5-5)
    157 lbs - #6 Taylor Walsh, r-Jr. (15-0)
    165 lbs - #23 Ryan LeBlanc, r-Sr. (16-4)
    174 lbs - Nate Jackson, r-Fr. (2-2) or Matt Irick, r-Fr. (6-8)
    184 lbs - #15 Luke Sheridan, Jr. (14-3)
    197 lbs - Garret Goldman, r-So. (5-7)
    285 lbs - #8 Adam Chalfant, r-Sr. (9-1)

     

     

    DREXEL DRAGONS (2-7)
    125 lbs - Tanner Shoap, Fr. (2-0)
    133 lbs - Kevin Devoy, r-Fr. (5-2) or Franco Ferraina, r-So. (0-1)
    141 lbs - Matt Cimato, r-Fr. (4-4) or David Pearce, r-Fr. (5-4)
    149 lbs - Noel Blanco, r-Jr. (3-3) or Nick Maccini, r-So. (0-1)
    157 lbs - Austin Sommer, Sr. (4-4)
    165 lbs - Jason Fugiel, r-Fr. (1-7) or Dallas Poston, r-Fr. (0-1)
    174 lbs - Kevin Maytas, r-Sr. (1-7)
    184 lbs - Alex DeCiantis, Fr. (1-6) or Bryan Sternlieb, r-Jr. (1-2)
    197 lbs - #14 Brandon Palik, r-Sr. (7-2)
    285 lbs - Joe Giorgio, r-Fr. (0-5)

    NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS (2-1)
    125 lbs - Trey Andrews, r-Fr. (8-0)
    133 lbs - Sonny Espinoza, Fr. (7-4)
    141 lbs - Nick Adams, So. (0-1)
    149 lbs - Beat Roberts, r-So. (5-3) or Nick Alspaugh, So. (2-1)
    157 lbs - Mitchell Polkowske, Jr. (7-0)
    165 lbs - Charlie McMartin, Jr. (0-0)
    174 lbs - Dylan Rutledge, So. (1-4) or Josh VanTine, Jr. (0-0)
    184 lbs - Nick Bayer, Jr. (6-2)
    197 lbs - Cole Briegle, r-Fr. (5-1)
    285 lbs - #27 Henry Chirino, Jr. (6-1)

    SIUE COUGARS (0-4)
    125 lbs - Dakota Leach, Fr. (2-5)
    133 lbs - Patrick Myers, r-Jr. (3-6) or John Petrov, r-Jr. (0-0)
    141 lbs - Drew Vrbenec, So. (2-6) or Brandon Brindley, So. (0-0)
    149 lbs - Kartsen Van Velsor, Fr. (4-4)
    157 lbs - Jake Vitale, Fr. (0-6), Logun Taylor, Sr. (1-6) or Lucas Volpe, r-Fr. (0-0)
    165 lbs - Connor McMahon, So. (0-0)
    174 lbs - Jake Residori, So. (6-3)
    184 lbs - Deshoun White, Sr. (3-3) or Derek Nagel, r-So. (1-3)
    197 lbs - Chris Johnson, r-So. (1-4)
    285 lbs - David Devine, r-Sr. (5-4)

    VMI KEYDETS (1-4)
    125 lbs - Dalton Henderson, Fr. (3-6)
    133 lbs - Mike Flora, Fr. (2-6)
    141 lbs - Joe Jarrells, Jr. (0-8)
    149 lbs - Shabaka Johns, Fr. (3-6)
    157 lbs - Ted Gottwald, Sr. (1-7)
    165 lbs - Mark Darr, So. (2-6)
    174 lbs - Timmy Davison, Fr. (1-3)
    184 lbs - Hardy Hendren, Jr. (2-5)
    197 lbs - Andrew Embree, Sr. (1-4)
    285 lbs - Juan Adams, Sr. (6-3)

    WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS (3-2)
    125 lbs - Cory Stainbrook, r-Fr. (10-7)
    133 lbs - #15 Nathan Pennesi, r-Sr. (5-1)
    141 lbs - #33 Colin Johnston, r-Sr. (13-3)
    149 lbs - #31 Mike Morales, r-Jr. (5-2) or Tre Miller-Scott, r-So. (6-5)
    157 lbs - Brutus Scheffel, r-Jr. (10-3)
    165 lbs - Ross Renzi, r-So. (10-6)
    174 lbs - #27 Bubba Scheffel, r-So. (14-4)
    184 lbs - Mac Mancuso, r-Sr. (11-3) or Mark Colabucci, r-So. (9-4)
    197 lbs - Leo Trindade, Fr. (6-8)
    285 lbs - A.J. Vizcarrondo, So. (9-8) or Wayne Purnell, r-Fr. (9-5)

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    NATIONALLY-RANKED HOOSIERS
    Four Hoosiers are ranked amongst the country's elite this week: #6 Taylor Walsh (157 lbs) #8 Adam Chalfant (285 lbs) #15 Luke Sheridan (184 lbs) #23 Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs)

    While four nationally-ranked Hoosiers will take the mats, the competition is expected to bring in six more of the nation's best: Drexel's #14 Brandon Palik (197 lbs), Northern Colorado's #27 Henry Chirino (285 lbs) and West Virginia's #15 Nate Pennesi (133 lbs), #27 Bubba Scheffel (174 lbs), #31 Mike Morales (149 lbs) & #33 Colin Johnston (141 lbs).

    LAST TIME ON THE MATS
    In its most recent action, Hoosier Wrestling placed second at the 2013 Keystone Classic, besting three Top-25 teams in the final standings. Indiana's strong performance came on the back of four individual finalists, including tournament champions Ethan Raley (141 lbs) and Taylor Walsh (157 lbs).

    In addition, runner-ups Luke Sheridan (184 lbs) and Adam Chalfant (285 lbs) also reached the finals. Joe Duca (125 lbs) and Ryan LeBlanc (165 lbs) each placed fifth in their respective weight classes.

    PIN KING
    Redshirt junior Taylor Walsh is racking up pins at an all-time rate through the first month of the season. Walsh sits at 15-0 with a dozen falls. Cornell's Kyle Dake paced all of D-I wrestling with 18 pins during the entire 2012-13 season.

    Walsh's 12 pins are just one shy of cracking the all-time IU top-10, chasing the top spot of 19 by Rod Chamberlin in 1981. The slap of the mat from a referee's palm is nothing new for Walsh, accumulating 33 pins in his career thus far (ninth most in school history).

    BIG TEN DOING BIG THINGS
    As a conference, the Big Ten is a combined 41-8 in 49 non-conference duals during the 2013-14 campaign, good for a 83.7 winning percentage. Ten B1G schools can be found in Intermat's Top-25 this week and nine conference teams crack the USA Today Coaches Poll Top-25.

    HOOSIERSTV IN THE HOUSE
    University Gym is hosting 12 dual matches this season and nine of those contests will be streamed live online by the Big Ten Digital Network on HoosiersTV at IUHoosiers.com. All BTDN broadcasts have the potential to be re-aired on the Big Ten Network tape-delayed.

    SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE
    *ALL results from the Hoosier Duals, including non-IU bouts, posted on Twitter: @HoosierDuals.

    Hoosier wrestling is active in the social media world. Up-to-the-minute news, team notes, live match results and much more can be found by following @IUWrestling1 on Twitter. In addition, `like' the team's official Facebook page by searching "Indiana University Wrestling."

    Four-time IU All-American & national champion Angel Escobedo's pursuit for Olympic Gold in Rio (2016) can be tracked on the Twitterverse as well, follow @driven2dominate.

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