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The 5 Most Impressive Dual Performances Last Week December 4-10

12/11/2017, 1:30pm EST
By Michael Willis

5. Navy over Drexel 22-13

Both of these teams are right on the fringe of being ranked. Navy controlled this match from start to finish. Making this result more impressive was Drexel’s 21-20 loss to #5 Lehigh that weekend. Lehigh was missing two highly ranked starters, but it was still an impressive performance by Drexel, which emphasizes how solid Navy is.

4. Wyoming over Iowa State 24-14

A good win for a solid Wyoming team looking to crack the top 25 over a rebuilding Iowa State program. Unranked Montorie Bridges took out #19 Ian Parker 4-3, and #4 Bryce Meredith continued his impressive senior campaign by pinning #14 Kanen Storr in 1:12

3. North Dakota State over #18 Central Michigan 19-16

NDSU pulled the upset and made a case to be ranked when they defeated #18 CMU. In an interesting pattern, NDSU won 125 and 133, CMU won 141 and 149, NDSU won 157 and 165, CMU won 174 and 184, and NDSU closed out the dual winning 197 and heavyweight.

2 West Virginia over #25 Pittsburgh 24-10.

Pittsburgh will most likely fall out of the rankings after dropping a one sided match to their ACC rival, WVU. At back to back weight classes WVU scored upsets as 157 pounder, Zach Moore, took out #18 Taylor Rahmani 3-1, an  at 165, Nick Kiussis, defeated #16 Jake Wentzel 8-3 to help propel West Virginia to victory.

1. #9 Michigan over Oregon State 38-0.

Michigan bounced back from a tough loss to Lehigh with a solid Cliff Keen Las Vegas tournament two weekends ago. Last weekend they continued rolling as they dismantled Oregon State in a 39-0 shutout. While Michigan was the heavy favorite before the dual, there were numerous swing matches that could have gone Oregon State’s way. In the most anticipated match of the night, #13 at 197, Kevin Beazley, pinned #14 Corey Greigo.

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