ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Senior John Vaughn placed at 165 pounds to lead the Cleveland State University wrestling team at the Navy Classic Saturday inside Wesley Brown Field House.
Vaughn placed sixth in the competition as CSU took part in the event for the first time in four years. He was one of six Vikings to win multiple matches on the day.
After earning a bye in the opening round, Vaughn opened up a 7-0 lead after one period in his first match, using four near-fall points. He went on to cruise to a 13-2 major win to advance into the quarterfinals. Vaughn trailed by just one point after two periods in his quarterfinal match but would drop a three-point decision.
Vaughn came back with a vengeance in his first consolation bout. He was in a tight match late but used a reversal in the final 10 seconds and then went on to pin his opponent with just five seconds left in regulation.
In his next bout against an opponent from Kent State, Vaughn used a takedown in the final minute to tie the match and force sudden victory, where he would net a winning takedown with under 20 seconds left in the period. His run then came to an end against a Big Ten opponent.
O'Dor opened the event in style. He netted a takedown against his foe from Kent State 20 seconds into his bout and went on to collect a first-period pin. O'Dor led for the duration of his next bout once he grabbed the lead fewer than 90 seconds in. He used a point of riding time to claim a 9-3 win over an opponent from conference foe Edinboro.
O'Dor trailed by just a single point with a minute left in his quarterfinal match but could not rally to victory. He bounced back by tallying a takedown with under 40 seconds left to break a 1-1 tie in his first consolation bout and held on for the win. O'Dor's day came to an end with a heartbreaking, 11-minute setback.
Torres used a big third period in his opening match against a Pac-12 opponent to claim victory. He outscored his opponent 6-0 in the final period and went on to claim a major decision. He followed that up with another bonus point win, claiming a first-period pin. He went on to drop a two-point decision in the quarterfinals. Torres would add a third win to his ledger in the consolation rounds by defeating a conference opponent.
Kelly never trailed in his opening match after netting a takedown just over 30 seconds in. He went on to earn an 11-5 win after getting a point for riding time. He then claimed a first-period pin to advance to the quarterfinals.
Kelly had a one-point lead in his quarterfinal bout after two periods but went on to lose in a sudden-victory session.
Archangelo and Smith both showed an ability to win tight matches as the former had a pair of one-point wins while the latter won by a point and won in sudden victory.
Cleveland State will resume action on the first weekend of December at the Cougar Clash, hosted by SIUE.
CSU Results at the Navy Classic
First Round: Cameron Lathem (CSU) over Michael Shankles (Edinboro) – 13-2 MD
Second Round: Elijah Oliver (Indiana) over Lathem (CSU) – 17-1 TF 3:46
Consolation Second Round: Brandon Seidman (Bucknell) over Lathem (CSU) – 10-4 dec.
First Round: Armando Torres (CSU) over Devan Turner (Oregon State) – 13-4 MD
Second Round: Torres (CSU) over Parker Velez (Delaware Valley) – Fall 2:06
Quarterfinals: Tim Rooney (Kent State) over Torres (CSU) – 6-4 dec.
Consolation Fourth Round: Torres (CSU) over Mel Ortiz (George Mason) – 5-2 dec.
Consolation Quarterfinals: John Twomey (Air Force) over Torres (CSU) – 7-0 dec.
First Round: Conner Noonan (Oregon State) over Mike Santillo (CSU) – 4-0 dec.
Consolation First Round: Santillo (CSU) – bye
Consolation Second Round: Garrett O'Shea (Air Force) over Santillo (CSU) – 4-2 SV
First Round: Adam Davis (Navy) over Brady Barnett (CSU) – 10-5 dec.
First Round: Sam Matzek (CSU) – bye
First Round: Kade Kowalski (Ohio) over Grant Turnmire (CSU) – 18-0 TF 1:47
Second Round: Kizhan Clarke (American) over Matzek (CSU) – 14-3 MD
Consolation First Round: Josh Reyes (Oregon State) over Barnett (CSU) – Fall 5:51
Consolation First Round: Turnmire (CSU) over Tristan Sellmer (Indiana) – Fall 2:37
Consolation Second Round: Matzek (CSU) over Chris Hisey (Navy) – 6-3 dec.
Consolation Second Round: Justin Yorkdale (George Mason) over Turnmire (CSU) – 9-5 dec.
Consolation Third Round: Yorkdale (George Mason) over Matzek (CSU) – 11-5 dec.
First Round: Chase Archangelo (CSU) over Tim Suter (Edinboro) – 4-3 dec.
First Round: Nico O'Dor (CSU) over Dave Johnson (Kent State) – Fall 2:56
Second Round: Jack Bokina (Brown) over Archangelo (CSU) – 8-0 MD
Second Round: O'Dor (CSU) over Mike Resignalo (Edinboro) – 9-3 dec.
Quarterfinals: Hunter Willits (Oregon State) over O'Dor (CSU) – 4-2 dec.
Consolation Second Round: Archangelo (CSU) over Johnson (Kent State) – 5-4 dec.
Consolation Third Round: Kevin Budock (Old Dominion) over Archangelo (CSU) – 16-4 MD
Consolation Fourth Round: O'Dor (CSU) over Christian LaBrie (Brown) – 3-2 dec.
Consolation Quarterfinals: Budock (Old Dominion) over O'Dor (CSU) - Fall 11:00
First Round: John Vaughn (CSU) – bye
Second Round: Vaughn (CSU) over Bryce Dempsey (American) – 13-2 MD
Quarterfinals: Jonathan Carrera (Navy) over Vaughn (CSU) – 4-1 dec.
Consolation Fourth Round: Vaughn (CSU) over Austin Murphy (Campbell) – Fall 6:55
Consolation Quarterfinals: Vaughn (CSU) over Kade Byland (Kent State) - 5-3 SV
Consolation Semifinals: Bryce Martin (Indiana) over Vaughn (CSU) - Fall 4:27
Fifth-Place Match: Carrera (Navy) over Vaughn (CSU) - 14-5 MD
First Round: Andrew Buckley (Navy) over Jake Henderson (CSU) – 10-2 MD
First Round: Spencer Carey (Navy) over Dimitri Williams (CSU) – 13-3 MD
Consolation First Round: Henderson (CSU) – bye
Consolation First Round: Williams (CSU) – bye
Consolation Second Round: Carey (Navy) over Henderson (CSU) – 18-3 TF 5:48
Consolation Second Round: Buckley (Navy) over Williams (CSU) – 12-4 MD
First Round: Nate Hall (Ohio) over Mason Giordano (CSU) – 6-4 dec.
First Round: Ben Smith (CSU) – bye
Second Round: Anthony McLaughlin (Air Force) over Smith (CSU) – 14-5 MD
Consolation First Round: Giordano (CSU) – bye
Consolation Second Round: Smith (CSU) over Giordano (CSU) – 3-1 SV
Consolation Third Round: Smith (CSU) over Eli Spencer (George Mason) – 3-2 dec.
Consolation Fourth Round: Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro) over Smith (CSU) – 14-2 MD
First Round: Collin Kelly (CSU) over Kayne Hutchison (Air Force) – 11-5 dec.
Second Round: Kelly (CSU) over Oscar Daniels (Delaware Valley) – Fall 2:45
Quarterfinals: Christian Rebottaro (Michigan State) over Kelly (CSU) – 3-1 SV
Consolation Fourth Round: Jamarcus Grant (Oregon State) over Kelly (CSU) – 14-4 MD