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Spartan Wrestling Places Ten at Edinboro Open

Ten Spartans Place at Edinboro Open

 Eric Olanowski (125), Ryan Watts (157) and Ian Hinton (184) each place second.

EDINBORO, Pa. - The Michigan State wrestling team placed 10 individuals at the Edinboro Open on Saturday, including second-place finishes by Eric Olanowski (125 pounds), Ryan Watts (157) and Ian Hinton (184).

Olanowski, who finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, started his day with three consecutive wins before dropping a 9-3 decision to Jerome Robinson of Old Dominion in the championship match.

Brenan Lyon, also competing in the 125-pound bracket, finished in fourth place. Lyon lost his first match to eventual champion Robinson, but rattled off four consecutive victories in the consolation bracket. Lyon recorded two falls and a major decision in his four wins.

Junior Dan Osterman finished in sixth place at 149 pounds and freshman Roger Wildmo finished in fifth. Osterman started with three consecutive victories, each by a fall. He then was forced to forfeit his remaining matches due to injury.

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Wildmo also started with three consecutive pins before dropping a narrow 6-5 decision to eventual champion Derek Valenti of Virginia. Wildmo finished the open 4-2.

At 157 pounds, Watts finished 4-1 to take second. Watts won four straight matches before forfeiting in the championship match due to injury. Nick Proctor finished in fourth place at 165 pounds and finished 5-2 in the open.

Hinton placed second at 184 pounds and finished the open with a 3-1 record. Hinton scored three straight decisions before dropping a 3-2 decision to John-Martin Cannon of Buffalo in the championship match.


Red-shirt freshman Nick McDiarmidfinished in third at 197 pounds and went 4-1. McDiarmid defeated Tyler Deuel of Binghamton by fall in 5:54 in the third-place match.

In the heavyweight division, Steve Andrus placed third and Michael McClure took fourth for the Spartans.

Next up Michigan State travels to Central Michigan for its last dual contest of the season on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.