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Team USA defeats Team Illinois at Dream Team Classic

Josh Lowe

4/21/2013
Josh Lowe, InterMat High School Analyst
josh@intermatwrestle.com

ELMHURST, Ill. -- Team USA won eight of the thirteen weight classes in a 27-16 victory over Team Illinois at the Wrestling USA Dream Team Classic hosted by Elmhurst College just outside of Chicago on Saturday night. The matches featured showdowns of nationally ranked wrestlers, with multiple cases of higher ranked wrestlers falling to defeat.

Team USA 27, Team Illinois 16
220: No. 14 (at 195) Nathan Rotert (Spearfish/Lead-Deadwood, S.D.) dec. Tom Howell (Marist), 7-2
285: No. 2 Brooks Black (Blair Academy, N.J.) pinned Alex Fritz (Marmion Academy)
113: Sebastian Pique (Carl Sandburg) dec. No. 17 Paul Mascarenas (Cleveland, N.M.), 3-1
120: No. 17 Barlow McGhee (Rock Island) dec. No. 3 Darian Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), 3-1 SV
126: No. 2 Connor Schram (Canon-McMillan, Pa.) dec. No. 17 Jordan Northrup (Machesney Park Harlem), 7-4
132: No. 15 (at 138) Jed Mellen (Payson, Utah) dec. No. 13 George Fisher (Marmion Academy), 6-1
138: Mech Spraggins (Belleville West) dec. No. 4 Mitch Bengtson (St. Cloud Apollo, Minn.), 8-5
145: No. 7 (at 152) Brian Murphy (Glenbard North) dec. No. 1 (at 152) Jake Short (Simley, Minn.), 3-2
152: No. 3 Oliver Pierce (Allen, Texas) dec. No. 6 Kyle Langenderfer (Lincoln-Way East), 4-3
160: No. 2 (at 170) Nick Wanzek (Simley, Minn.) dec. No. 9 Colin Holler (Carl Sandburg), 3-1
170: No. 1 Cody Wiercioch (Canon-McMillan, Pa.) dec. Dan Rowland (Willowbrook), 7-2
182: No. 4 (at 195) Ricky Robertson (Carl Sandburg) maj. dec. Matt Seabold (Burlington, Iowa), 9-0
195: No. 10 Matt McCutcheon (Kiski Area, Pa.) dec. No. 6 Jordan Ellingwood (Plainfield Central, 6-2

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mckbln (1) about 1 and a half years ago
It was a good dual. I had a feeling that Pique, McGhee, and Spraggins had a good shot at winning their matches. On the other hand I did not expect Fisher, Langenderfer, or Ellingwood to lose. The Murphy vs Short rematch was....AWESOME!!!!