LAS VEGAS - The Columbia wrestling team wrapped up action at the Cliff Keen Invitational today at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Ryan earned the No. 6 seed in the tournament and opened action against Ohio State's Kevin Snyder, who is the younger brother of NCAA and Olympic Champion Kyle Snyder. The Columbia senior moved on with a 10-1 win, before topping Central Michigan's Matt Stencel, 8-3, in the second round. Ryan advanced to the quarterfinal with an 8-2 victory against Iowa State's Marcus Harrington, pairing him with the No. 3 seeded Jacob Kasper from Duke. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native was handed a 6-0 defeat by Kasper, while Ryan Solomon from Pitt ended his run with a 7-2 defeat in the consolation bracket.
White started his tournament with an opening round 3-2 loss to Yoanse Mejas from Oklahoma, as a third period escape by Mejas proved to be the difference. In the consolation bracket, White got by Matt Finesiver from Duke (8-6) before an exciting match with Bryce Rogers from Brown.
Rogers led 6-0 in the first period with a takedown and a four-point nearfall, but White was able to escape and get a takedown of his own in the first to cut the lead to 6-3. The match was tied 6-6 in the second after White earned another escape point and took down Rogers, who escaped later in the round to hold a 7-6 lead into the third. Rogers started on bottom and escaped, but White's takedown and rideout with 41 seconds left in the period sent it to sudden victory. A takedown by White 30 seconds into the extra period helped him move on, before dropping a 3-2 decision to Dylan Lydy from Purdue.
Macalolooy also had a tough first round match, when he was paired with Ke-Shawn Hayes from Ohio State, the No. 4 seed in the tournament. Hayes sent Macalolooy to the consolation bracket with a 7-1 defeat, but that would not be all for the Columbia senior. Macalolooy topped Hunter Marko from Minnesota, 5-1, in his next bout, before earning a 10-0 major decision against Stanford's Jake Barry. Against Iowa State's Jarrett Degen, Macalolooy led 2-1 after the first round and tied the match to make it 3-3 going into the third, but Degen was able to pin the Union City, California, native in the final frame.
Other highlights from the seven Lions who were able to earn a victory in Vegas included Chris Scorese's pin of Wesley Dawkins from Nebraska-Kearney, and Andrew Psomas getting a 13-2 major decision of Angel Solis from Fresno State.
The Cliff Keen Invitational is the last tournament of the semester for the Lions, who next head to Miami for the South Beach Duals with Minnesota, Rider, Kent State, and North Dakota State on Dec. 29-30.
125 – Spencer Good
Round of 32 – L, Fall (3:30), Sean Russell (Edinboro)
Consolation Round of 16 – L, 17-2, Gage Curry (American)
133 – Chris Scorese
Round of 64 – W, Fall (4:44), Wesley Dawkins (Nebraska-Kearney)
Round of 32 – L, 22-7, Austin DeSanto (Drexel)
Cons. Round of 32 – L, 7-6, Armando Torres (Eastern Mich.)
141 – JP Ascolese
Round of 32 – L, 7-1, Jack Hathaway (Oregon State)
Cons. Round of 32 – L, Fall (3:57), Tim Rooney (Kent State)
149 – Jacob Macalolooy
Round of 32 – L, 7-1, Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State)
Cons. Round of 32 – W, 5-1, Hunter Marko (Minnesota)
Cons. Round of 16 #1 – W, 10-0, Jake Barry (Stanford)
Cons. Round of 16 #2 – L, Fall (6:23), Jarrett Degen (Iowa State)
157 – Tyler Zimmer
Round of 64 – L, 4-2, James Williams (Embry-Riddle)
Cons. Round of 32 – W, 4-2, Casey Sparkman (Kent State)
Cons. Round of 16 #1 – L, 5-3, Griffin Parriott (Purdue)
165 – Laurence Kosoy
Round of 32 – L, 19-3, Logan Massa (Michigan)
Cons. Round of 16 #1 – L, 7-6, DJ Hollingshead (Bucknell)
174 – Tyrel White
Round of 64 – L, 3-2, Yoanse Mejas (Oklahoma)
Cons. Round of 32 – W, 8-6, Matt Finesiver (Duke)
Cons. Round of 16 #1 – W, 10-8 (SV-1), Bryce Rogers (Brown)
Cons. Round of 16 #2 – L, 3-2 Dylan Lydy (Purdue)
184 – Andrew Psomas
Round of 32 – L, Fall (:12) vs. Taylor Venz (Nebraska)
Cons. Round of 32 – W, 13-2, Angel Solis (Fresno State)
Cons. Round of 16 #1 – L, 7-2, Noah Stewart (Army)
197 – Matt Doggett
Round of 32 – L, 9-4, Derek Hillman (Eastern Michigan)
Cons. Round of 32 – L, 10-4, Mark Tracy (Binghamton)
HWT – Garrett Ryan
Round of 64 – W, 10-1, Kevin Snyder (Ohio State)
Round of 32 – W, 8-3, Matt Stencel (Central Michigan)
Round of 16 – W, 8-2, Marcus Harrington (Iowa State)
Quarterfinal – L, 6-0, Jacob Kasper (Duke)
Cons. Round of 8 #2 – L, 7-2 Ryan Solomon (Pitt)