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Sun Devils Host Lehigh, Senior Day Saturday

Feb 17, 2022

TEMPE - The No. 4 Sun Devils host Lehigh this Saturday at Desert Financial Arena in the final dual of the regular season. The match begins at noon MST and can be viewed via Pac-12 Insider. ASU will be celebrating Senior Day 20 minutes ahead of the dual, and the halftime intermission will feature a special acknowledgement for World and Olympic team members, including Kayla Miracle, Forrest Molinari, Maya Nelson, Dom Parrish and ASU's own Anthony Valencia, Cohlton Schultz, Lee Pritts and Mark Perry. ASU's four senior honorees are Valencia, Chad Porter, Marlee Smith, and Alex Torres.

ASU vs Lehigh
Saturday, 12:00 pm MST
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ASU Notes
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Last Time Out

  • ASU lost to Missouri 19-14 last Saturday.
  • ASU dominated the lightweights at 125,  133, 149 and 157. Brandon Courtney, Kyle Paerco and Jacori Teemer both defeated top-25 opponents in No. 13 Noah Surtin, No. 21 Josh Edmond and No. 22 Jarrett Jacques. Cohlton Schultz won the lone heavyweight bout with a 8-1 decision over No. 15 Zach Elam.
  • The loss was ASU's first at home since Feb. 8, 2019 when they lost to No. 5 Missouri.

Sun Devil Notables

  • McGee earned back-to-back tech fall victories between Stanford and Little Rock. He earned a 3:25 17-1 tech over Jackson DiSario (Stanford) and 5:24 18-2 tech over Jaylen Carson (Little Rock). Outside of a forfeit from Bakersfield, McGee has won in either  a major decision or tech fall in ASU's last six duals. His seven tech falls lead the team, and his six against Division I opponents rank second nationally.
  • McGee's 102 collegiate wins are second to only Anthony Valencia (114) on the Sun Devil roster.
  • Anthony Valencia has been a monster at ASU. He's a 4x Pac-12 Champion, has 27 career major decisions, 11 career techs, and 35 career pins. Add in two forfeits and he has 75 bonus-point victories which is second all-time.
    • 27 MD = fifth all-time
    • 11 techs = sixth all-time
    • 35 pins = fifth all-time
  • Kordell Norfleet leads the team in major decisions with five. Cohlton Schultz, Kyle Parco and McGee all have four majors. Schultz leads the team in falls with five.
  • Gilbert, AZ native Mykey Ramos has taken over 141 for ASU. The freshman's 0-3 in his first three career duals, but he had nine-straight wins across 149 and 141 in open tournaments prior to getting the nod.
  • Anthony Valencia (74 kg) earned a spot on the Mexico Senior World Team on Jan. 29 after running through the equivalent of their World Team Trials in Guadalajara, Mexico. Cohlton Schultz earned a spot on USA Wrestling's Greco-Roman Senior World Team on Sept. 12, 2021 after winning the 130 kg bracket in the Lincoln, Nebraska trials.


Lehigh notables

  • Lehigh is coming off its first win in four matches and heading into the final dual the regular season. Lehigh split a weekend, beating Bucknell 21-12 and losing 20-16 to Princeton. 
  • The Mountain Hawks' top wrestler is argubly No. 7 heavyweight Jordan Wood. Wood is a four-time conference champion and NCAA Qualifier. 
  • Max Brignola recently took over 149 duties for Lehigh. He's undefeated in his last two outings, winning a combined 9-4.

ASU Probable Lineup:
125: #4 Brandon Courtney (18-1):  '21 NCAA Runner Up, '20 NWCA All-American
133: #4 Michael McGee (18-2): 3x NCAA qualifier, Pac-12 '21 bronze
141: Mykey Ramos 4-3
149: #8 Kyle Parco (18-1): NCAA '21 All-American (6th)
157: #3 Jacori Teemer (16-0): NCAA '21 All-American (4th)
165: #7 Anthony Valencia (14-3): 2x All-American, Mexican Senior National Team
174: Zane Coleman (8-10)       
184: Josh Nummer (4-12)
197: #9 Kordell Norfleet (11-3): 3x Pac-12 Champion
HWT: #2 Cohlton Schultz(15-0): 4th at '21 NCAAs, USA Greco-Roman Senior
Lehigh Probable Lineup:
125 - #26 Jaret Lane (10-6) or Sheldon Seymour (11-8)
            Lane: NCAA Qualifier, '21 EIWA title
133 - Satoshi Abe (4-5)
141 - Connor McGonagle (7-7) or Drew Munch (12-8)
            McGonagle: NCAA Qualifier, '21 EIWA bronze
149 - #27 Max Brignola (14-4)
157 - #7 Josh Humphreys (14-1) or Luca Frinzi (7-12)
            Humprhreys: '20 NWCA All-American, 2x EIWA champion, reached '20 NCAA blood rounds
165 - #25 Brian Meyer (12-8): NCAA Qualifier, '21 EIWA bronze
174 - Jake Logan (9-11): '21 NCAA Qualifier
184 - AJ Burkhart (8-12)
197 - JT Davis (9-13)
285 - #7 Jordan Wood (18-1): 4x EIWA Champion, 4x NCAA Qualifier