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#4/5 ASU Takes on #3/3 Michigan Monday in Texas

Dec 30, 2021

Jan. 3: Due to recent COVID-19 developments within the Sun Devil Wrestling program, tonight's dual in Austin, Texas has been adjusted. Instead of a traditional dual, ASU and Michigan have agreed to four matches between 125 Brandon Courtney/ Jack Medley, 133 Michael McGee/Dylan Ragusin, 141 Julian Chlebove/Stevan Micic, and 184 Josh Nummer/Myles Amine, with appropriate measures taken as recommended by public health officials. The contests will still stream via FloWrestling.

 

TEMPE - It's going down in Texas. No. 4/5 Arizona State (3-1) travels to the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas to take on No. 3 Michigan (3-0) Monday night at 6 p.m. MST/ 7 p.m. CST. The action will stream live via FloWrestling with live results via Trackwrestling. The star-studded dual features a pair of teams that finished in the top-5 at last year's NCAA Championships along with 12 All-Americans across both rosters.
 
#4/5 ASU vs #3/3 Michigan (JW Marriott, Austin, Texas)
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Notes
 
Sun Devil Notables

  • ASU is 3-1 on the year with wins over No. 17 Oklahoma, Hofstra, and No. 7 Virginia Tech.
  • Four Devils remain undefeated after three duals at the Journeymen Collegiate Duals in Niceville, Florida: 125 Brandon Courtney (10-0), 157 Jacori Teemer (8-0), 165 Anthony Valencia, HWT Cohlton Schultz (9-0)
  • ASU's starters have combined for 19 major decisions, 19 wins-by-fall, and 10 tech fall victories. 
  • Schultz paces the team with five pins, while Valencia has four and Zane Coleman at 174 at three.
  • Michael McGee (9-2) has asserted his dominance all year and has a team-high three tech falls.
  • Kordell Norfleet (6-2) leads the team with four major decisions
  • He's wrestled unattached thus far, but Cael Valencia is turning heads at every open tournament he goes to. He's 12-2 with four majors, and his first nine wins were all consecutive. His victims include #13 Hayden Hastings and HM Tyler Eischens.

 
Last time out

  • Went 2-1 at the Journeymen National Duals, defeating Hofstra (42-4) and #7 Virginia Tech (23-13) before losing to #2 Penn State (29-10).
  • Teemer and Parco both earned tech falls over their Hoftstra opponents, while Valencia pinned his opponent in less than 30 seconds. Norfleet and Schultz both earned major decisions. Courtney also won with a fall.
  • Against Virginia Tech, Parco earned a MD over Montgomery, and Norfleet earned one over Howard.
  • Against Penn State, Courtney earned a 18-7 major over Campbell while Teemer and Valencia both picked up wins in their bouts.

 
Michigan at a glance

  • Opened the year at the Michigan State opened before three-straight wins over CSU Bakersfield, Colombia and Buffalo followed by a third-place finish at the Cliff Keen Invitational
  • Sun Devils lead the all-time series 6-3. Last meeting: No. 5 Michigan won 23-12 in Tempe over No. 9 ASU:

Results:
157: #15 Christian Pagdilao DEC #3 Alex Pantaleo (Michigan), 6-2
165: #5 Josh Shields DEC #6 Logan Massa (Michigan), 7-3
174: #2 Zahid Valencia DEC #3 Myles Amine (Michigan), 6-4
184: Jacen Petersen DEC Reece Hughes (Michigan), 4-0
197: #18 Jackson Striggow DEC Austyn Harris (ASU), 10-6
HWT: Mason Parris FALL Brady Daniel (ASU), 5:56
125: #11 Drew Martin DEC Brandon Courtney (ASU), 9-7
133: #2 Stevin Micic TF #20 Josiah Kline (ASU), 17-2 (4:26)
141: #6 Kanen Storr DEC Cory Crooks (ASU), 9-4
149: Malik Amine DEC #11 Josh Maruca (ASU), 5-3
 
Potential Matchups
125 POUNDS
No. 4/5 Brandon Courtney (10-0)    No. 19 Jack Medley (7-2) or No. 5 P4P Nick Suriano
Courtney: NCAA '21 runner-up                   Medley: NCAA Qualifier, Suriano: NCAA '19 Gold, '18 silver
 


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133 POUNDS
No. 4/6 Michael McGee (9-2)         No. 8 Dylan Ragusin (11-2)
McGee: 3x NCAA qualifier, Pac-12 '21 bronze           Ragusin: NCAA '21 qualifier
 
141 POUNDS
No. 16/17 Jesse Vasquez (7-1)       Cole Mattin (9-4)
 
149 POUNDS
No. 7/9 Kyle Parco (10-1)  No. 17 Kanen Storr (3-1)
Parco: NCAA '21 All-American (6th) Storr: 3x NCAA Qualifier
 
157 POUNDS
No. 3/4 Jacori Teemer (8-0)           No. 15 Will Lewan (6-2)
Teemer: NCAA '21 All-American (4th)          Lewan: 2x NCAA Qualifier
 


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165 POUNDS
No. 6/9 Anthony Valencia (10-0)     No. 10 Cameron Amine (7-2)
Valencia: 2x All-American, pursuing spot on Team Mexico
Amine: Beat Valencia at '21 NCAA Championships via medical forfeit
 
174 POUNDS
Zane Coleman (8-4)         No. 6 Logan Massa (5-0)
Massa: 2x NCAA All-American
 
184 POUNDS
Josh Nummer (3-7)          No. 12 P4P Myles Amine or Jelani Embree (3-0)
Amine: Tokyo 2020 Bronze (86 kg), 4x NCAA All-American
Embree: '20 NCAA Qualifier
 
197 POUNDS
No. 9 Kordell Norfleet (6-2)            No. 8/10 Patrick Brucki (10-2)
Norfleet: '21 NCAA All-American, 3x Pac-12 Champion          
Brucki: '21 NCAA All-American (4th) @ Princeton
 


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HWT POUNDS
No. 3 Cohlton Schultz(9-0)             No. 17 P4P Mason Parris
Schultz: 4th at '21 NCAAs  Parris: '21 NCAA All-American (2nd)
 


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A Look ahead
After a highly anticipated road match against No. 3 Michigan on Monday, Jan. 3, the Sun Devils return to Desert Financial Arena to face No. 13 Iowa State Sunday, January 9 at 7 p.m. Arrive early as the first 500 fans will have a chance to grab the exclusive All-American wrestling poster!