Freshman Fletcher Miller goes 4-0 to become MSU Open Champion.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - This past weekend, 13 Hoosier wrestlers competed in the Michigan State Open,five of whom earned top-five finishes in their divisions.
There were two divisions in each of the weight classes, Open and Freshman/Sophomore. Redshirt sophomoresJonathan Edwards (141), Trevor Moody (149), Gideon Van Hook (149) and redshirt junior Joe Randazzo (149) competed in the Open division. In the Freshman/Sophomore, sophomores Sean Brown (141), Luke Blanton(157) and Jake Masengale (184), along with freshmen Jake Danishek (157), Bryce Martin (165), Samuel Thomas (165), Brandon Joest (197), Fletcher Miller (HWT) and Gavan Jolley-Little (HWT) all made appearances.
The 157-pound Freshman/Sophomore weight class saw two Hoosiers place in the top five. Luke Blantonfinished with a 4-1 record, winning the consolation match for a third place finish. Jake Danishek, lost after winning his first two bouts, but Danishek, winning three straight, wrestled back for fifth place. Fellow freshman, Bryce Martin had a similar day to Danishek, wrestling back for fifth in the Freshman/Sophomore 165-pound class. After coming out on top in his first two bouts, Jake Masengale lost his final two, yet still finished in fourth.
Fletcher Miller was a MSU Open champion, going 4-0. He won his first match with a 15-2 major decision to advance to the quarter-finals where he won in a close 8-7 bout. In the semis, Miller won again with an 11-2 major decision. In the finals, Miller won handily, 6-1, against Logan Rimmer of Notre Dame College to claim first.
The Hoosiers will compete in the Harold Nichols Open on November 8, 2014 in Ames, Iowa.