Kent State's Nick Henneman (Oregon Clay) won his first collegiate open this past Saturday by take a 12-10 decision in the finals of Crume of Indianapolis in the 141 pound class. He made his way to the finals with a first round 5-4 decision followed by a fall and two majors. Henneman was a perfect 5-0 on the day.
Ohio State had two champions on the day in Hunter Lucas who scored a 13-7 decision over his team mate Brady Koontz. The second Buckeye to go undefeated on the day was Fritz Schierl who won 12-1 over Pugh of Notre Dame.
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Rob Koll and Brian Smith were reminiscing prior to Missouri’s dual meet this season at Cornell. It was mid-January in Ithaca, N.Y., where the average temperature hovers in the low-20s, but their thoughts were 1,350 miles south.
A couple weeks earlier, they were up before daylight on New Year’s morning, getting their wrestlers down to weight for the Southern Scuffle, and the confluence of cold weather and long days at midseason tournaments sparked memories. Read rest of article