Ohio State caps off CKLV Invite title with three champs, seven placers

Updated: December 2, 2018

Photo: Ohio State’s Joey McKenna defeated Missouri’s Jaydin Eierman in the 141-pound championship of the 37th annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. (John Sachs photo)

LAS VEGAS — Ohio State capped off a successful Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational as three Buckeyes — Joey McKenna (141), Myles Martin (184) and Kollin Moore (197) — all won championships Saturday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Overall, the Buckeyes placed seven wrestlers and won the team championship with 148 points, followed by Missouri (115.5), Nebraska (105.5), Northern Iowa (84.5) and Michigan (82.5).

Rutgers, meanwhile, produced two individual champions: Nick Suriano (133) and Anthony Ashnault (149)

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Final Top 10 Team Scores

Pl School Points Titles Total Placers
1 Ohio State 148 3 7
2 Missouri 115.5 0 5
3 Nebraska 105.5 1 6
4 Northern Iowa 84.5 0 5
5 Michigan 82.5 1 4
6 Minnesota 79.5 1 4
7 Pittsburgh 77 0 4
8 Utah Valley 70 0 4
9 Rutgers 66.5 2 2
10 Purdue 65.5 0 4


CKLV Invite finals and highlights

125 – #1 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. #2 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State), 6-4  sv — The Wildcat fell behind 2-0 midway through the first period on a takedown by the Beaver before Rivera rallied and scored the winning takedown with 31 seconds left in sudden victory. Rivera also took a 4-3 lead on a takedown with 43 seconds left in regulation before Bresser tied the match with an escape with 23 ticks left.

133 – #1 Nick Suriano (Rutgers) major dec. #6 Micky Phillippi (Pitt), 11-3 — The Scarlet Knight scored two of his four takedowns in the first period and added a penalty point and riding point at the end.

141 – #1 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) dec. #2 Jaydin Eierman (Missouri), 6-2 — The Buckeye scored both of his takedowns in the first period then rode out the Tiger the entire second period, which later earned McKenna a riding time point.

Rutgers’ Anthony Ashnault scored the first 10 points and held on to beat Ohio State’s Micah Jordan for the 149-pound CKLV Invite championship. The sixth-year senior was one of two Scarlet Knights to win titles. (John Sachs photo)

149 – #1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) dec. #2 Micah Jordan (Ohio State), 14-10  — Ashnault used a first period takedown and a pair of four-point tilts of a tight waist to take a 10-0 lead before the Buckeye battled back to score four takedown in the third period.

157 – #2 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) dec. #8 Griffin Parriott (Purdue), 8-2 — Deakin scored takedowns in each the first and second periods to lead 6-2 before he rode out the Boilermaker the entire third frame.

165 – #4 Isaiah White (Nebraska) dec. #7 Mehki Lewis (Virginia Tech), 2-0  — The Husker first took a 1-0 lead in the second off an escape, then rode out the Hokie the entire third period.

174 – #1 Myles Amine (Michigan) dec. #2 Daniel Lewis (Missouri), 10-7 — Amine took a 4-3 lead after an exciting first period as the Wolverine scored a takedown then countered a reversal by Lewis, who eventually tied the match 7-7 on a takedown with 1:26 left. Amine then earned a stalling point with 21 seconds left and a reversal with 10 ticks left to clinch the championship.

184 – #1 Myles Martin (Ohio State) dec. #2 Taylor Venz (Nebraska), 11-5 — Martin was leading just 4-2 after two periods before he exploded with a reversal and two takedowns in the third period. The Buckeye also earned a riding time point.

197 – #1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) dec. #10 Eric Schultz (Nebraska), 8-3 — After a scoreless first period, Moore took a 4-2 lead after two with a pair of takedowns — the second coming with one second left in the second period — then added another takedown to extend his lead to 7-2.

Hwt – #1 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) vs. #6 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley), 12-4 — The true freshman completed a dominating tournament — which saw the Gopher score bonus points in four of his five victories as he jumped out to a 6-1 lead after one period when he tallied two takedowns and a two-point nearfall. Steveson added a third and final takedown with one second in the bout.

Third-place Matches

125 – Sean Russell (Minnesota) dec. Brent Fleetwood (NDSU), 4-0

133 – Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) dec Ethan Lizak (Minnesota), 5-4

141 – Kanen Storr (Michigan) dec. Dom Demas (Okahoma), 5-2

149 – Austin O’Connor (UNC) won by default over Brock Zacherl (Clarion)

157 – Tyler Berger (Nebraska) dec. Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State), 6-3

165 – #8 Demetrius Romero (Utah Valley) dec Logan Massa (Michigan), 9-6

174 – Taylor Lujan (Northern Iowa) won by medical forfeit over Michael Labriola (Rutgers)

184 — Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) dec. Zach Zavatsky (Virginia Tech), 9-5

197 – Jay Aiello (Virginia) dec. Nathan Traxler (Stanford), 4-2

Hwt – Zach Elam (Missouri), dec. Demetrius Thomas (Pitt), 3-1 sv

Fifth-place matches

125  Drew Mattin (Michigan) dec. Travis Piotrowski (Illinois), 3-2

133  John Erneste (Missouri) dec. Montorie Bridges (Wyoming), 10-4

141  Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) won by medical forfeit over Michael Carr (Illinois)

149  Mitch Finesilver (Duke) dec. Josh Heil (Campbell University), 9-4

157  Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburgh) dec. Kennedy Monday (North Carolina), 9-2

165 Branson Ashworth (Wyoming) won by medical forfeit over Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa)

174 Spencer Carey Owasso, OK (Naval Academy) won by medical forfeit Dylan Lydy West Lafayette, IN (Purdue)

184  Lou Deprez Binghamton, NY (Binghamton) DEC Maxwell Dean Ithaca, NY (Cornell), 5-3 SV

197 Christian Brunner (Purdue) won by medical forfeit Greg Bulsak (Clarion)

285  Cory Daniel (North Carolina) won by medical forfeit over Chase Singletary (Ohio State)

Seventh-place matches

125  Zeke Moisey (Nebraska) dec Devin Schroder (Purdue), 4-3

133 Charles Tucker (Cornell) won by medical forfeit over Cam Sykora (North Dakota State)

141  Samuel Krivus (Virginia) DEC Sam Turner (Wyoming), 5-3

149  Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) dec. Jared Prince (United States Naval Academy), 12-6

157  Eric Barone (Illinois) dec. Hunter Willits (Oregon State), 4-0

165  Connor Flynn (Missouri) dec. Joey Gunther (Illinois), 4-0

174  Devin Skatzka (Minnesota) dec. Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley), 9-4

184  Nino Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh) major dec. Will Schany (Virginia), 14-3

197  Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech) won by medical forfeit over Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley)

285  Brian Andrews (Wyoming) won by medical forfeit over Joseph Goodhart (Drexel)