Jan. 12, 2013
HAMPTON, Va. – The Arizona State University wrestling team was eliminated from the competition at the 33rd Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va., on Saturday after a loss to Kent State, 26-12, in the second round of the consolation bracket.
The Sun Devils (7-6, 2-0 Pac-12) managed just wins in the dual against the Golden Flashes and dropped the first four matches of the competition to fall in a 14-0 hole early on.
Codey Combs continued his impressive tournament as he got the Sun Devils on the board with a pin over Tommy Sasfy at 6:28 to bring ASU back within eight but it was too little, too late at that point.
Blake Stauffer knocked of Sam Wheeler in the 174-pound match-up to remain undefeated in the tournament and improve to 20-2 and taking over the team’s best record in the process.
Jake Meredith loss by fall to top-ranked Dustin Kilgore at 197 pounds effectively eliminated ASU from the competition.
ASU returns to competition this week in a pair of road duals, beginning with Utah Valley State on Friday at 7 p.m. MT in Orem, Utah. The team will then look to improve upon its 2-0 record in conference play as it takes on Boise State on Sunday in Boise, Idaho, beginning at 2 p.m. MT.
Kent State 26, ASU 12
125 - Steve Mitcheff (Kent State) over Dalton Miller (Arizona State ) Dec 6-5, KSU 3-0
133 - Mackenzie McGuire (Kent State) over Ares Carpio (Arizona State ) Maj 13-3, KSU 7-0
141 - Kyle Bauer (Kent State) over Matthew Kraus (Arizona State ) Dec 9-2, KSU 10-0
149 - Nicholas Carr (Kent State) over Alex Schmersahl (Arizona State ) Maj 21-8, KSU 14-0
157 - Codey Combs (Arizona State ) over Tommy Sasfy (Kent State) Pin 6:28, KSU 14-6
165 - Caleb Marsh (Kent State) over Parker Madl (Arizona State ) Dec 11-6, KSU 17-6
174 – No. 11 Blake Stauffer (Arizona State ) over Sam Wheeler (Kent State) Dec 9-2, KSU 17-9
184 – No. 16 Casey Newburg (Kent State) over Kevin Radford (Arizona State ) Dec 3-1, KSU 20-9
197 – No. 1 Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) over No. 6 Jake Meredith (Arizona State ) Pin 4:02, KSU 26-9
HWT – No. 18 Levi Cooper (Arizona State ) over Keith Witt (Kent State) Dec 4-0, KSU 26-12