Cam Tessari recorded a pair of falls en route to the 149-pound semifinals at the CKLV Invitational Friday night.
Dec. 1, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Backed by six Buckeyes in the championship bracket, the fifth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team leads the field at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational with 85 points after competition Friday night. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the event boasts many of the top teams in the nation, including four Big Ten programs.
Action will continue at noon ET Saturday. Missouri is in second place with 80.5 points and Cornell rounds out the Top 3 with 53.5 points.
Nikko Triggas (125 pounds), Logan Stieber (133 pounds), Hunter Stieber (141 pounds), Cam Tessari (149 pounds), Andrew Campolattano (197 pounds) and Peter Capone (HWT) advanced to the semifinals of their respective weight classes. Josh Demas (157 pounds) and Kenny Courts (184) will continue action in wrestlebacks.
The Buckeyes were off to a fast start in the opening round when they posted five consecutive pins between 125-157 pounds.
Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Las Vegas Convention Center
Team Scores (Top 10)
No. 8 Kevin Radford (Arizona State) decision Kenny Courts, 6-4
Kenny Courts decision Shane Woods (Wyoming), 9-6
Kenny Courts decision Devin Hightower (Air Force), 8-7
Kenny Courts pins Calvin Nicholls (San Francisco State), 2:03
No. 5 Andrew Campolattano pins Joseph Goodwin (Cal Poly), :15
No. Andrew Campolattano major decision Caleb Kolb (Nebraska), 12-4
No. 5 Andrew Campolattano decision No. 4Taylor Meeks (Oregon State), 12-6
No. 6 Peter Capone major decision Niko Bogojevic (Colorado State), 8-0
No. 6 Peter Capone major decision Henry Chirino (Northern Colorado), 13-3
No. 6 Peter Capone decision No. 3 Levi Cooper (Arizona State), 4-3tb
PREVIEW: No. 4 Ohio State vs. Maryland