It hasn?t taken long for the upset bug to strike college wrestling. No surprise there. But what happens in November means little. It?s what happens in March that counts.
Two national champions, Ohio State?s Mike Pucillo (he won at 184 in 2008) and Missouri?s Mark Ellis (winner at 285 in 2009) were beaten. Pucillo, a runner-up last season at 184, fell 5-2 to Dustin Kilgore of Kent State in the finals of the Oklahoma Gold Tournament at Brockport, N.Y.
Ellis finished fourth in the Central Missouri Open. He lost 4-2 in the semis to Dustin Finn of Central Oklahoma and then 2-1 in the tiebreaker to teammate Dom Bradley in the consolation semis. Oklahoma State?s Jared Rosholt won the weight.
Bradley is no slouch, having won the most recent Junior World title in freestyle.
Here?s a look at the winners of last weekend?s top tourneys:
125, Ladd Rupp, Oklahoma State; 133, Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State; 141, Todd Schavrien, Missouri; 149, Albert White, Oklahoma State; 157, Neil Erisman, Oklahoma State; 165, Nick Marable, Missouri; 174, Dorian Henderson, Missouri; 184, Clayton Foster, Oklahoma State; 198, Alan Gelogaev, Oklahoma State; 285, Rosholt.
Team: 1. Oklahoma 144.5, 2. Ohio State 144.
125, Eric Morrill, Edinboro; 133, Dan Micheff, Kent State; 141, Reece Humphrey, Ohio State; 149, Lance Palmer, Ohio State; 157, Shane Vernon, Oklahoma; 165, Jarrod King, Edinboro; 174, Jeff Jones, Oklahoma; 184, Kilgore; 197, Eric Lapotsky, Oklahoma; 285, D. J. Russo, Rutgers.
125, Garrett Frey, Princeton; 133, Mike Grey, Cornell; 141, Kyle Dake, Cornell; 149, Donnie Vinson, Binghamton; 157, J.P. O?Connor, Harvard; 165, Gabriel Burak, Penn; 174, Mack Lewnes, Cornell; 184, Steve Bosak, Cornell; 197, Cam Simaz, Cornell; 285, Ed Bardas, Rider.
Michigan State Open:
125, Jordan Kelly, Cleveland State; 133, Franklin Gomez, Michigan State; 141, Pat McLemore, Northern Illinois; 149, Steve Zimmerman, Northern Illinois; 157, Kurt Kinser, Indiana; 165, Paul Young, Indiana; 174, Austin Trotman, Appalachian State; 184, Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro; 197, Anthony Biondo, Michigan; 285, Nathan Everhart, Indiana.
Here are the top dual results from last weekend:
Virginia Tech 19, Bucknell 17;
Virginia 20, Bucknell 13;
Bucknell 19, North Carolina 14;
Nebraska 26, Wisconsin 17;
Hofstra 16, Buffalo 16;
Lehigh 24, Pitt 9;
Central Michigan 32, UT-Chattanooga 6;
Stanford 19, Purdue 16;
Stanford 27, Northwestern 6;
Stanford 19, Northern Iowa 19;
Wisconsin 21, Old Dominion 19;
Arizona State 38, UC-Davis 6.
Top duals and tournaments for the weekend:
Coe at #1 Iowa,
Cal Poly/Purdue at #10 Missouri;
Rider vs. Lock Haven (at Bellefonte, PA High);
#6 Maryland at #3 Cornell;
#16 Lehigh at #4 Ohio State;
Arizona State at #5 Oklahoma State;
Body Bar Tournament at #3 Cornell (Army, Binghamton, Buffalo, Clarion, Columbia, Drexel, #21 Kent State, #6 Maryland, Wyoming;
Keystone Classic at Penn;
#18 Penn State vs. #24 Rutgers/Harvard/#12 Edinboro at Sprawl and Brawl, Binghamton;
#17 Illinois vs. Pitt/West Virginia at Sprawl;
Michigan State vs. Wyoming at Sprawl;
#16 Lehigh at Michigan;
Arizona State at #11 Oklahoma;
#14 Wisconsin/ #8 Boise State at #25 Oregon State