By Northwestern Athletics
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two Northwestern wrestlers picked up wins against top-six opponents on Sunday afternoon in NU’s dual against No. 4 Michigan at Cliff Keen Arena.
No. 16 Conan Jennings (285) got the dual starting off with a bang, knocking off No. 6 Mason Parris with a 7-5 decision. The victory was Jennings’ second this season over the highly-touted Wolverine rookie.
The dual received an added splash of pizazz, as Sebastian Rivera, the top-ranked 125-pounder in the nation, moved up to wrestle Stevan Micic, the top-ranked 133-pound matman in the nation. Micic won via 10-4 decision.
The Wildcats picked up their third win of the dual at 149 pounds as Shayne Oster logged an 8-3 decision over Malik Amine, who is ranked in the top-25 by TrackWrestling.
No. 3 Ryan Deakin (157) utilized an upstart third period to down No. 5 Alec Pantaleo, 11-9. Deakin was on the ropes but took down the two-time All-American three times in the final two minutes to pick up his 22nd win of the season.
Michigan edged out the Wildcats, 30-10.
NU has two duals left in the season, both at home. The Wildcats will host Illinois on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. CT.
#4 Michigan 30, Northwestern 9
Cliff Keen Arena | Ann Arbor, Mich. | Feb. 10, 2019
285: #16 Conan Jennings (NU) dec. #6 Mason Parris (MICH), 7-5 | NU 3, MICH 0
125: #15 Drew Mattin (MICH) Fall Matt Vinci (NU), 4:04 | MICH 6, NU 3
133: #1 Stevan Micic (MICH) dec. #1 Sebastian Rivera (NU), 10-4 | MICH 9, NU 3
141: #6 Kanen Storr (MICH) maj. dec. Alec McKenna (NU), 13-5 | MICH 13, NU 3
149: Shayne Oster (NU) dec. Malik Amine (MICH), 8-3 | MICH 13, NU 6
157: #3 Ryan Deakin (NU) dec. #5 Alec Pantaleo (MICH), 11-9 | MICH 13, NU 9
165: #7 Logan Massa (MICH) maj. dec. Tyler Morland (NU), 16-4 | MICH 17, NU 9
174: Reece Hughes (MICH) Fall Braxton Cody (NU), 1:18 | MICH 23, NU 9
184: #20 Jelani Embree (MICH) Brendan Devine (NU), 16-5 | MICH 27, NU 9
197: Jackson Striggow (MICH) dec. Zack Chakonis (NU), 10-5 | MICH 30, NU 9
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