EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 13 Indiana University wrestling team concluded their best regular season in 14 years on Sunday by defeating Michigan State, 24-15, to finish with an overall record of 16-3 and 5-3 in Big Ten action. Indiana's 5-3 conference mark gives them a share of fourth place in the final conference standings. A pair of Hoosiers clinched undefeated regular seasons as Angel Escobedo and Nate Everhart tallied wins number 30 and 32, respectively. Top-ranked Escobedo recorded his 10th pin of the year and 40th of his career (tied with Roger Chandler for the most in school history). While Escobedo started the match by giving IU six team points, his unbeaten counterpart ended the day with a major decision in the heavyweight match. Everhart took down Alan O'Donnell four times en route to his 10-2 major. In the 157-lbs. match, No. 8 Kurt Kinser got the momentum to start swinging in favor of the Cream and Crimson. Kinser walked onto the mat with his team trailing 12-6, but he ended a three-bout winning streak for the Spartans and contributed three team points with his 9-4 decision over Anthony Jones, Jr. Fellow Bloomington High School South graduate, Paul Young, kept it going at 165 pounds. Young, ranked twelfth nationally, majored 25-time winner Kyle Bounds by a score of 13-3. After a decision for MSU in the 174-lbs. bout, the Hoosiers seized the final three matches inside Jenison Field House. Eric Cameron broke a 1-1 tie late in the third period by notching a takedown with just 14 seconds remaining. Cameron's 3-1 victory is his fourth conference win. That performance was followed up by Matt Powless and Everhart's back-to-back major decisions. COMPLETE RESULTS #13 INDIANA 24, Michigan State 15 125 lbs.- #1 Angel Escobedo IU) pins Brenna Lyon (MSU), 5:47 (Team Score: 6-0) 133 lbs.- #4 Franklin Gomez (MSU) pins Matt Ortega (IU), 2:45 (6-6) 141 lbs.- Dan Osterman (MSU) dec. over Danny Monaco (IU), 8-4 (6-9) 149 lbs.- #11 David Cheza (MSU) dec. over Matt Coughlin (IU), 5-0 (6-12) 157 lbs.- #8 Kurt Kinser (IU) dec. over Anthony Jones, Jr. (MSU), 9-4 (9-12) 165 lbs.- #12 Paul Young (IU) maj. dec. over Kyle Bounds (MSU), 13-3 (13-12) 174 lbs.- Ian Hinton (MSU) dec. over Nick Avery (IU), 4-1 (13-15) 184 lbs.- Eric Cameron (IU) dec. over Nick Palmieri (MSU), 3-1 (16-15) 197 lbs.- #14 Matt Powless (IU) maj. dec. over Tyler Dickenson (MSU), 12-3 (20-15) 285 lbs.- #2 Nate Everhart (IU) maj. dec. over Alan O'Donnell (MSU), 10-2 (24-25)Digg | Del.icio.us | Reddit | Newsvine | Email | Print



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