With the NCAA announcing its Wild Card bids, four additional wrestlers with Michigan ties punched their tickets to OKC. Michigan's Conor Youtsey and Rossi Bruno, Eastern Michigan's Brandon Zeerip, and Army's Paul Hancock- formerly of Dearborn Fordson- were all chosen by the committee.
The number of NCAA qualifiers now has grown to 16 for Michigan natives. Additionally, U of M qualified eight wrestlers, CMU got five through, EMU got four, and MSU earned two.
Here's a complete list, including first round matchups:
#12 Tim Lambert (Nebraska/FH Eastern) vs. David White, Binghamton
Jared Germainie (EMU/Swan Valley) vs. #7 Ryan Taylor, Wisconsin
Conor Youtsey (Michigan/Mason) vs. #15 Anthony Zanetta, Pittsburgh
Corey Keener (CMU) vs. Brandon Jeske, Old Dominion
Nick Smith (Northern Ill/Ida) vs. #8 David Thorn, Minnesota
#12 Joe Roth (CMU) vs. Kevin Devoy, Drexel
Vinnie Pizzuto (EMU) vs. #13 Cody Brewer, Oklahoma
Rossi Bruno (Michigan) vs. #15 Mark Grey, Cornell
#7 Zach Horan (CMU) vs. Mike Nevinger, Cornell
#13 Stephen Dutton (Michigan) vs. Josh Dziewa, Iowa
Matt Frisch (Citadel/Oxford) vs. #2 Nick Dardanes, Minnesota
#9 Eric Grajales (Michigan) vs. Michael DePalma, Kent State
Brandon Zeerip (EMU/Hesperia) vs. #7 Brian Realbuto, Cornell
Paul Hancock (Army/Fordson) vs. #5 Isaac Jordan, Wisconsin
#12 Luke Smith (CMU) vs. Tristan Warner, Old Dominion
Brian Murphy (Michigan) vs. Justin DeAngelis, Oklahoma
#12 Jackson Morse (Illinois/Lowell) vs. Ryan LeBlanc, Indiana
#13 Dan Yates (Michigan/Hesperia) vs. John Staudenmayer, North Carolina
Josh Houldsworth (Columbia/Holly) vs. #16 Jim Wilson, Stanford
#10 Mike Ottinger (CMU) vs. Brian Harvey, Army/ Joe Latham, Oregon State
#3 Gabe Dean (Cornell/Lowell) vs. Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State/Napoleon)
#14 John Rizqallah (MSU/Allegan) vs. Luke Sheridan, Indiana/Fred Garcia, Lock Haven
Phillip Joseph (EMU/Lapeer East) vs. #6 Jake Swartz, Boise State
#9 Domenic Abounader (Michigan) vs. Blake Stauffer, Arizona State
#4 Adam Coon (Michigan/Fowlerville) vs. Ross Larson, Oklahoma
#7 Michael McClure (MSU/West Ottawa) vs. PJ Tasser, Pittsburgh
Check back over the next week for insights, analysis, and predictions!
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