| GRAPPLE AT THE GARDEN
By Jim & Tony Nordland
IOWA 42 HOFSTRA 0
MISSOURI 22 CORNELL 12
OHIO STATE 38 HOFSTRA 3
OKLAHOMA STATE 21 CORNELL 16
National powers Iowa (9-0) and Oklahoma State (6-0) showed their dominance at the inaugural Grapple at the Garden wrestling event sponsored by the Beat the Streets. Over 9,000 fans were treated to a wrestling spectacle that also featured top teams, Missouri, Cornell, Nebraska and Maryland.
Iowa was paced by two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough (9-0) at 125 and a trio of unbeatens Tony Ramos (133), top-ranked Derek St. John (9-0) at 157 and Bobby Telford at 285 pounds. McDonough posted a major decision over Hofstra All-American Steve Bonanno, 10-2, as he was relentless with his single leg takedowns and escapes. The Hawkeyes blanked Hofstra (42-0) and upended Bucknell (34-9) in their dual meets.
Oklahoma State defeated UTenn-Chattanooga (41-9) and the Big Red of Cornell (21-16). The Cowboys were led by 2011 NCAA champion Jordan Oliver (10-0) at 149, AA Tyler Caldwell (165) and unbeaten Chris Perry at 174 pounds. Oliver (from Easton, PA) used a barrage of high crotch and duck-under takedowns en route to his two victories.
Cornell was led by three-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake (12-0, 112-4 career mark) at 165, AA Mike Nevinger (17-5) at 141 and NCAA titlist Steve Bosak who finally returned to action in the 184-pound class. Other standouts for the Big Red include true freshman Nahshon Garrett (18-2) at 125 and Syosset's Nick Arujau (6-2) at 133.
Ohio State (6-0) has the Steiber brothers: defending NCAA champion Logan (14-0) at 133 and Hunter (16-0), an All-American at 141. Other top Buckeyes are New York natives, Ian Paddock (149) and Peter Capone (11-4) at 285 pounds. The Buckeyes posted two dual victories; Hofstra (38-3) and Maryland (34-3).
Maryland head coach Kerry McCoy (Longwood HS is a former NYS champion and an NCAA champion at Penn State. The Buckeyes head coach is Wantagh's Tommy Ryan who was the Pride's coach from 1995 to 2006.
Hofstra has never defeated both Iowa and Ohio State in their previous meetings. Oklahoma State has won 34 NCAA mat titles and Iowa has 23...
|GRAPPLE AT THE GARDEN
| IOWA 42 HOFSTRA 0
125-Matt McDonough (I) maj.dec. Steve Bonanno 10-2
133-Tony Ramos (I) maj. dec. Jamie Franco 14-4
141-Jacob Ballweg (I) dec. Luke Vaith 3-2
149-Mike Kelly (I) maj.dec. Matt Spatoro 14-2
157-Derek St. John (I) maj.dec. Cody Ruggirello 16-4
165-Nick Moore (I) maj.dec. Nick Terdick 12-4
174-Mike Evans (I) dec. Jermaine John 8-0
184-Ethan Lofthouse (I) pinned Victor Pozsonyi 2:39
197-Nathan Burak (I) maj.dec. Tim Murphy 10-3
285-Bobby Telford (I) pinned Paul Snyder 4:35
| OHIO STATE 38 HOFSTRA 3
125-Nikko Triggas (OhSt) dec. Steve Bonanno 1-0
133-Logan Steiber (OhSt) techfall Jamie Franco 16-6
141-Hunter Steiber (OhSt) maj.dec. Luke Vaith 17-7
149-Ian Paddock (OhSt) pinned Matt Spatoro 4:46
157-Josh Demas (OhSt) maj.dec. Cody Ruggirello 9-0
165-Mark Morton (OhSt) dec. Nick Tedick 6-2
174-Jermaine John (Hof) dec. Craig Thomas 10-8 OT
184-Kenny Courts (OhSt) maj.dec. Victor Pozsonyi 13-1
197-Andrew Campolattano (OhSt) pinned Tim Murphy :41
285-Peter Capone (OhSt) dec. Paul Snyder 7-3
| OKLAHOMA STATE 21 CORNELL 16
125-Nahshon Garrett (Corn) dec. Ed Kilmara 9-3
133-Jon Morriso (OkSt) dec. Nick Arujau 5-0
141-Mike Nevinger (Corn) maj.dec. Julian Feikert 16-6
149-Jordan Oliver (OkSt) maj.dec. Chris Villalonga 12-4
157-Alex Dieringer (OkSt) maj.dec. Jesse Shanaman 10-2
165-Kyle Dake (Corn) dec. Tyler Caldwell 4-1
174-Chris Perry (OkSt) pinned Duke Pickett 1:05
184-Steve Bosak (Corn) dec. Chris Chionuma 4-3
197-Jace Bennett (Corn) maj.dec. Zach White 10-3
285-Alan Gelogaev (OkSt) maj.dec. Stryker Lane 13-3
| MISSOURI 22 CORNELL 12
125-Alan Waters (Miss) dec. Nahshon Garrett 8-5
133-Nathan McCormick (Miss) maj.dec. Nick Arujau 5-2
141-Nicholas Hucke (Miss) dec. Mike Nevinger 9-7
149-Chris Villalonga (Corn) dec. Drake Houdashelt 2-1 OT
157-Jesse Shanaman (Corn) vs Kyle Bradley 3-2
165-Kyle Dake (Corn) dec. Zach Toal 5-0
174-Todd Porter (Miss) dec. Marshall Peppelman 4-3
184-Steve Bosak (Corn) dec. Mike Larson 4-0
197-Brent Haynes (Miss) pinned Jace Bennett 4:42
285-Dom Bradley (Miss) dec. Stryler Lane 7-1