CSU defeated Indiana 24-13 today at Woodling Gym. The win marked the fourth win by an EWL team this year over a Big Ten opponent. The Vikings also took back the lead in the all time dual series against Indiana. CSU bested Indiana seven to three in the individual matches. Winning for the Vikings were Ben Willeford, Dan King, Mike Carlone, Nick Montgomery, Latrell Davis, Xavier Dye, and Riley Shaw. Matt Donohoe and Gabe Stark loss to top 20 ranked opponents while true freshman Kanez Omar lost a tight 3-2 decision to a previously nationally ranked wrestler. Some Vikings will wrestle next at the Wilkes Open on December 28th.
Nick Corba finished second at 184 in his first outing of the season. Corba finished with a 3-1 record. Also, having solid performances were Amon Willis (285), Mike Kostandaras (133), and Kanez Omar (197). Willis reached the semifinals before losing a close match to the eventual champion. Kostandaras, wrestling unattached, went 4-2 to finish in the top 8 and recorded his tenth win of his true freshman season. He was knocked out by the starter for Pittsburgh- Nick Zanetta. Kanez Omar was the only starter wrestling and put together a winning record. Chas Busz (149), Nathan Wynkoop (157), and Ray Stone (197) also got two wins on the day.
Also on Saturday, former CSU wrestler and baseball player Stipe Miocic dropped an unanimous decision in his major UFC heavyweight fight to Junior Dos Santos.
The next day the CSU wrestling team hosted a middle school tournament. The tournament had over 100 competitors, some of who will be future stars in Ohio wrestling.
On Saturday, Cleveland State will once again host the Cleveland State Open. Also, Stipe Miocic, former CSU wrestler and baseball player, will fight Junior Dos Santos on the UFC on Fox 13 card in Phoenix. At stake is an opportunity to challenge for the UFC heavyweight championship.
Watch the Vikings take on the #5 Edinboro Fighting Scots at Edinboro U live on Flowrestling at 7pm tonight.