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Michigan Wrestling Takes Down CMU, Improves to 11-4 On Senior Day

On Sunday, the Michigan Wolverines concluded their 2022-23 regular season campaign with a huge win over Central Michigan on Senior Day.



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On Sunday, the 11th-ranked Michigan Wolverines (11-4, 5-3 Big Ten) faced their final test of the 2022-23 regular season with a Senior Day victory over Central Michigan University (6-10, 5-1 MAC). The Michigan wrestling team may break this week’s top-10 as we shift gears from the regular season to the Big Ten Championships in two weeks.

Michigan Wrestling Takes Down Central Michigan

The Michigan wrestling team picked up their 11th win in 15 regular season dual meets throughout 2022-23. The Wolverines’ only non-Big Ten loss came against the Oklahoma State Cowboys just weeks ago. Coming into Sunday’s dual meet, the Michigan Wolverines boasted a 1-2 record over its past three contests; however, Michigan managed to finish on a high note with a massive win over the Chips.

Michigan vs. CMU Match Results

125lbs: No. 18 Jack Medley (Mich) defeats Sean Spidle (CMU) — Michigan 4, CMU 0

Michigan 5th-year senior Jack Medley took home a victory in his final regular-season match as a Wolverine. Medley earned a huge decision victory to give the Michigan Wolverines a 4-0 lead to start the meet.

133lbs: No. 11 Dylan Ragusin (Mich) defeats Vince Perez (CMU) — Michigan 10, CMU 0

Michigan redshirt sophomore Dylan Ragusin made quick work of Central Michigan’s Perez, defeating him via fall — his second victory via fall in a row and fourth on the season.

141lbs: Cole Mattin (Mich) defeats Jimmy Nugent (CMU) — Michigan 16, CMU 0

For the second match in a row, the Michigan wrestling team earned six points via a pin from Cole Mattin. UM redshirt junior Cole Mattin had not wrestled in four weeks, though made easy work of CMU’s Jimmy Nugent to push the Wolverine lead to 16 just three matches in.

149lbs: Chance Lamer (Mich) loses to Johnny Lovett (CMU) — Michigan 16, CMU 3

Unlike Michigan’s previous three matches, redshirt freshman Chance Lamer went down to the wire with CMU’s Johnny Lovett. Still, Lovett proved to be too much for Lamer, and Central Michigan earned its first points of the dual meet with a 12-5 decision.

157lbs: No. 14 Will Lewan (Mich) defeats No. 28 Corbyn Munson (CMU) — Michigan 19, CMU 3

After dropping its first match of the meet, the Michigan wrestling team got back on the board behind a solid victory from redshirt senior Will Lewan. Lewan, the 14th-ranked 157-pounder in the nation, earned a 8-3 decision over Munson and extended the Wolverines’ lead back to 16.

165lbs: No. 4 Cameron Amine (Mich) defeats Tracy Hubbard (CMU) — Michigan 22, CMU 3

Cameron Amine, one of the best wrestlers on the Wolverines’ roster, has been having a fantastic year thus far. Amine entered tonight as the 4th-ranked wrestler in his weight class, and the redshirt junior could continue to climb after his victory over CMU’s Hubbard. All said and done, Amine escaped with a 3-1 decision and pushed Michigan’s lead to 19 points.

174lbs: Joseph Walker (Mich) loses to Alex Cramer (CMU) — Michigan 22, CMU 6

In an unranked matchup that went down to the wire, Michigan redshirt sophomore Joseph Walker narrowly fell to CMU’s Alex Cramer via decision. It was Michigan’s second loss of the night.

184lbs: No. 8 Matt Finesilver (Mich) defeats Ben Cushman (CMU) — Michigan 26, CMU 6

It may not have been a thrilling match to watch, though Michigan’s skillful graduate student had a great send-off, earning a victory in his final regular season match as a Wolverine. Finesilver defeated Cushman via a 10-0 decision, pushing the UM lead to 20.

197lbs: Brendin Yatooma (Mich) loses to Cameron Wood (CMU) — Michigan 26, CMU 9

Michigan redshirt sophomore Brendin Yatooma fell just short of a victory, losing 3-2 and giving Central Michigan its third victory of the day.

Heavyweight: No. 1 Mason Parris (Mich) defeats Bryan Caves (CMU) — Michigan _, CMU _

Just as we have seen time and time again this season, the Wolverines’ top-ranked heavyweight, Mason Parris, made quick work of his opponent. So far this year Parris is undefeated and, frankly, he has demolished everything in his path this season. Michigan’s 4th-year senior took a 13-4 lead into the 3rd period — he also had already mathematically clinched the extra riding point. In the final period, Parris extended his lead to 20-7 and earning a victory via decision.


What’s Next For Michigan Wrestling?

The Wolverines are now done with the regular-season. Michigan wrestling will take the mats again in two weeks in Ann Arbor, MI, for the Big Ten Championships on March 4th-5th. After the Big Ten Championships, the NCAA tournament will roll around, and for the second year in a row, the Michigan Wolverines will make a run at a National Title.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.