Six Buckeye Semifinalists at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
Micah Jordan
Dec. 2, 2017

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A half dozen Buckeye grapplers advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, setting up Ohio State for a shot at defending its '16 event crown. The Buckeyes sit in second place with 85 points after one day of competition.

Five of the six OSU semifinalists defeated a nationally-ranked opponent to reach the final four standing. Luke Pletcher (133 lbs), Micah Jordan (157 lbs), Te'Shan Campbell (164 lbs), Bo Jordan (174 lbs), Myles Martin (184 lbs) and Kollin Moore (197 lbs) are all two consecutive wins away from capturing event championships. All but Micah Jordan down a nationally-ranked opponent to reach the semifinals.

Four Buckeyes extended their flawless season records:  Pletcher (11-0), Campbell (10-0), Martin (11-0) and Moore (7-0). 

Despite the absence of top-ranked Nathan Tomasello and Kyle Snyder, and All-American Joey McKenna from the lineup, Ohio State is within five points of the top spot in the team standings (Michigan - 90). Five Wolverines made their way to the championship semifinals. 

M. Jordan was a bonus-point-producing machine on Friday, racking up three pins and a major decision en route to his semifinal standing at 157 pounds. Falls were also provided by Campbell, B. Jordan and Martin. 


 

 


COMPLETE RESULTS


BUCKEYE RESULTS
125 lbs
Rd of 64 | Brakan Mead (Ohio State) def. Sean Williams (Fresno State); D, 4-3
Rd of 32 | Brakan Mead (Ohio State) def. Aslan Kilic (Navy); D 3-2
Rd of 16 | No. 11 Connor Schram (Stanford) def. Brakan Mead (Ohio State); MD, 14-2
Conso Rd of 32 | Donald Keeley (Brown) def. Brakan Mead (Ohio State); D, 10-4

133 lbs
Rd of 64 | No. 9 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. Ali Naser (Arizona State); D, 5-2
Rd of 32 | No. 9 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. Ben Thornton (Purdue); TB1, 2-1
Rd of 16 | No. 9 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. Montorie Bridges (Wyoming); D, 8-6
Quaterfinals | No. 9 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) def. No. 11 Korbin Myers (Edinboro); D, 5-1

141 lbs
Rd of 64 | bye
Rd of 32 | No. 20 Mason Smith (Central Michigan) def. Brendan Fitzgerald (Ohio State); TF, 15-0
Conso Rd of 32 | Isaiah Locsin (Stanford) def. Brendan Fitzgerald (Ohio State); TF, 17-0

149 lbs
Rd of 64 | bye
Rd of 32 | No. 8 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) def. Jacob Macalolooy (Columbia); D, 7-1
Rd of 16 | No. 8 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State) def. Kyle Springer (Eastern Michigan); TF, 16-0
Quaterfinals | No. 9 Troy Heilmann (North Carolina State) def. No. 8 Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State); D, 10-8

157 lbs
Rd of 64 | No. 6 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. Jett Moy (Cal Poly); PIN, 1:19
Rd of 32 | No. 6 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. Casey Sparkman (Kent State); PIN, 3:28
Rd of 16 | No. 6 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. Luke Weiland (Army West Point); MD, 19-6
Quarterfinals | No. 6 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) def. Tristan Rifanburg (Binghamton); PIN, 4:05

165 lbs
Rd of 64 | bye
Rd of 32 | No. 7 Te'Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. Andrew Mendel (Army West Point); M FOR
Rd of 16 | No. 7 Te'Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. Demetrius Romero (Utah Valley); PIN, 2:15
Quarterfinals | No. 7 Te'Shan Campbell (Ohio State) def. No. 11 Isaiah White (Nebraska); D, 3-1

174 lbs
Rd of 64 | No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) def. Zach Stodden (Nebraska-Kearney); PIN, 4:38
Rd of 32 | No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) def. Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech); D, 7-2
Rd of 16 | No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) def. Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin); D, 7-2
Quaterfinals | No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State) def. No. 15 Keaton Subjeck (Stanford); D, 9-5

184 lbs
Rd of 64 | bye
Rd of 32 | No. 2 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. Payton Mair (Emory-Riddle); TF, 20-5
Rd of 16 | No. 2 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. Isaac Deaton (Nebraska-Kearney); PIN, 6:02
Quarterfinals | No. 2 Myles Martin (Ohio State) def. No. 14 Steven Schneider (Binghamton); MD, 14-4

197 lbs
Rd of 64 | No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. Tanner Orndoff (Utah Valley); D, 15-11
Rd of 32 | No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. Eric Schultz (Nebraska); D, 3-2
Rd of 16 | No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. Ben Honis (Cornell); D 5-3
Quaterfinals | No. 1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) def. No. 18 Hunter Ritter (Wisconsin); MD, 20-7

HWT
Rd of 64 | No. 16 Garrett Ryan (Columbia) def. Kevin Snyder (Ohio State); MD, 10-1
Conso Rd of 64 | bye
Conso Rd of 32 | Zach Schrader (Cal Baptist) def. Kevin Snyder (Ohio State); D, 9-5