Cliff Keen Invite: Results
Las Vegas (Dec. 2, 2016) -- Heading into the second and final day of the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, five Cowboys are alive across all the brackets, including junior Bryce Meredith who will compete in tomorrow morning’s semifinals. Wyoming is listed 13th with 32 points out of the 35 teams at the competitive two-day event.
Meredith is the lone undefeated Poke and in the semifinals of the 149-pound bracket while Archie Colgan and Branson Ashworth also picked up wins during the Friday evening session. Ashworth and Colgan will be joined by redshirt seniors Cole Mendenhall and Drew Templeman in the consolation brackets on Saturday.
Meredith, ranked seventh, went 3-0 in the 149-pound bracket to move on to the semifinals comfortably. The junior used two pins in his first two bouts to set the tone for UW before a major in the quarterfinals. Colgan recovered from a first-round loss to post three-straight wins to move on to the 157 consolations Saturday, while Ashworth picked up his second major to move on in the consolation bracket. Ashworth’s only setback was to the ninth-ranked wrestler in the nation in the round of 16.
Mendenhall and Templeman each began the tournament 2-0 before falling in the quarterfinals. In a close, yet exciting match, Mendenhall dropped a decision to No. 7 Justin Oliver of Central Michigan. Mendenhall began Friday with an upset decision (7-4) over #19 Joey Galasso. Templeman earned two decisions to begin the invitational before being majored by Michigan’s Stevan Micic, who is the seventh-ranked wrestler in the 133-pound class.
Redshirt senior Brandon Tribble (285) went 2-2 with two decisions on Friday, while juniors Wesley Schultz (184) and Chaz Polson (174) ended the day with 1-2 marks. Junior Ronnie Stevens (125) and redshirt freshman Cody Vigoren (197) went 0-2 in their respective weights.
The final day of the Cliff Keen Invitational will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. MT. The Championship bouts in third-place matches are scheduled for 6 p.m.
Wyoming Day One Results
Junior Ronnie Stevens, 125 pounds (0-2)
No. 14 Sean Russell (Edinboro) maj. dec. Stevens, 15-3
Jake Gromacki (Clarion) dec. Stevens, 11-9
Redshirt senior Drew Templeman, 133 pounds (2-1)
Templeman dec. Yoshito Funakoshi (Cal Poly), 10-4
Templeman dec. Bryson Beard (North Idaho), 6-0
#9 Stevan Micic (Michigan) maj. dec. Templeman, 17-4
Junior Bryce Meredith, 141 pounds (3-0)
Meredith fall (0:47) Thunder Morales (North Idaho)
Meredith fall (5:13) Ozzy Lugo (Edinboro)
Meredith maj. dec. Mason Smith (Central Michigan), 12-1
Redshirt senior Cole Mendenhall, 149 pounds (2-1)
Mendenhall dec. #19 Joey Galasso (Cornell), 7-3
Mendenahll fall (2:40) Walker Johnson (UNK)
#7 Justin Oliver (Central Michigan) dec. Mendenhall, 14-11
Redshirt junior Archie Colgan, 157 pounds (3-1)
Taylor Simaz (Cornell) maj. dec. Colgan, 10-2
Colgan maj. dec. Jimmy Fate (UNC), 13-4
Colgan maj. dec. Cole Moseley (American), 8-0
Colgan dec. 6-2 Jared Scharenbrock (Wisconsin), 6-2
Redshirt sophomore Branson Ashworth, 165 pounds (3-1)
Ashworth dec. Dylan Lydy (Purdue), 5-0
#9 Anthony Valencia (Arizona State) dec. Ashworth, 7-4
Ashworth maj. dec. Trey Meyer (North Idaho), 11-3
Ashworth maj. dec. Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota), 15-6
Redshirt junior Chaz Polson, 174 pounds (1-2)
Polson tech. fall Tyler Millward (West Virginia), 16-0
#13 Jim Wilson (Stanford) dec. Polson, 5-3
Ben Harvey (Army) dec. Polson, 5-2
Junior Wesley Schultz, 184 pounds (1-2)
Schultz dec. Bob Coleman (Oregon State), 7-6
#2 Myles Martin (Ohio State) fall (3:42) Schultz
Samson Imonode (Army) dec. Schultz, 8-5
Redshirt freshman Cody Vigoren, 197 pounds (0-2)
Matt Williams (CSU-Bakersfield) dec. Vigoren, 8-5.
Logan Kirby (Harvard) fall (2:31) Vigoren
Redshirt senior Brandon Tribble, 285 pounds (2-2)
#8 Michael Kroells (Minnesota) dec. Tribble, 10-4
Tribble dec. Jack Kuck (UNC), 2-1
Tribble dec. Tyler Greene (Bucknell), 7-4
Trevor Smith (Army) dec. Tribble, 6-2
-Rankings based off InterMat’s NCAA Division I Rankings.