Four other Cleveland State wrestlers made the trip out to Las Vegas competing under the Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center banner. Competing at 57kg Ben Willeford went 1-2 in the US Senior Freestyle Open. He lost to two former All Americans. He did beat the 7th place finisher, Mark McKnight of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club, earlier in the year though. Competing at 74kg Matt Donohoe went 0-2 in the US Senior Open. He had a rough one right off the bat having to test himself against Olympic gold medalist and national champion Jordan Burroughs. He then lost a high scoring back and forth bout in the wrestle backs. The last two competed at heavyweight in the US Senior Open. Amon Willis and Riley Shaw both went 0-2 but got to see the best of the best. Both were knocked out in the consolations by former national champion Zach Rey.
The high note of the weekend came when Danny Mitcheff rattled off four straight victories in the consolations for the Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center at 57kg. That put him 3rd in the United States of America and makes him a serious threat to make the world team. He beat two four time All Americans in his final two bouts. This is his second third place finish at the US Open to accompany a fourth place finish as well. He will compete in the World Team Trials at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison WI on May 31-June 1. Be sure to congratulate him on a job well done, wish him luck in making the world team for a free trip to Uzbekistan, and sign up for the Cleveland State Wrestling Camps to learn from one of America's best wrestlers.