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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Ohio wrestling team saw nine individuals earn top-five finishes at the Michigan State Open, which was held this afternoon at Jenison Fieldhouse in East Lansing, Mich. Two Bobcats came away with first-place finishes, with redshirt sophomore Mario Guillen (Perrysburg, Ohio) winning at 133 in the open bracket and freshman Colt Yinger (Nelsonville, Ohio) winning at 165 in the freshman/sophomore bracket.
The open bracket also saw sophomore Aaron Naples (Brunswick, Ohio) take third at 197 and redshirt senior Zack Parker (Felton, Del.) place third at 285 while redshirt freshman Moises Guillen (Perrysburg, Ohio) took fifth at 141 and redshirt freshman Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) finished fifth at 149.
Freshman Giovanni Disabato (Hilliard, Ohio) placed third at 125 in the freshman/sophomore bracket while redshirt freshman Sam Meddings (Fairfield, Ohio) took third at 149 and redshirt freshman Mason Kroening (Aurora, Ill.) placed fourth at 197.
Mario Guillen beat Central Michigan sophomore Deven Perez by a 9-2 decision, beat Oklahoma freshman Anthony Madrigal in sudden victory and then topped unattached Michigan State redshirt senior Anthony Tutolo in a 9-7 decision to claim first place.
Making his Ohio debut, Yinger defeated Purdue redshirt freshman Laine Frazee by a 6-3 decision, toppled Manchester sophomore Stephen Kitko with a 17-0 technical fall, earned a 16-8 major decision over Notre Dame College freshman Ryne Lewis and then took first place with a 2-1 overtime tiebreaker win over unattached Purdue freshman Emil Soehnlen.
After Michigan State sophomore Brad Wilton beat him by fall in 6:35, Naples pinned his teammate, redshirt junior Nathan Hall (Lewis Center, Ohio), in 4:45, pinned Northern Illinois redshirt junior Ross Sealby in 6:59, avenged the earlier pin at the hands of Wilton by defeating him by an 11-3 major decision and then claimed third with a 7-6 decision over unattached Michigan State redshirt sophomore Nick May.
Parker opened things up by pinning Davenport redshirt junior Raiden Macleod in 4:15 and beating Notre Dame College junior Kameron Teacher by a 2-0 decision but then losing to unattached Michigan freshman Mason Parris by a 10-4 decision. Parker battled back through the consolation matches, though, and took third after topping Oklahoma redshirt freshman Jake Boyd in a 5-1 decision and beating Teacher again, this time by a 5-4 decision.
Moises Guillen earned victories by an 18-0 technical fall over Edinboro redshirt senior Avery Henry and a 10-7 decision over unattached Michigan State redshirt senior Austin Eicher but then suffered a loss by a 3-2 decision to Michigan redshirt junior Sal Profaci. Guillen then lost to Oklahoma redshirt freshman Dom Demas by a 5-4 decision but took fifth after defeating Michigan redshirt freshman Ben Freeman by a 12-4 major decision.
Hagan began Saturday by losing a 7-5 decision to Findlay senior Devin Rogers but bounced back with a 14-3 major decision over Notre Dame College junior Taylor Misuna, a 3-2 decision over unattached A.J. Jaffe and a 12-4 major decision over Central Michigan redshirt freshman Luke Raczkowski. Hagan was pinned by Oklahoma senior Davion Jeffries in 5:27 but responded with a win by way of a 4-2 decision over one of his teammates, redshirt junior Kade Kowalski (Nashport, Ohio).
In his Bobcat debut, Disabato was pinned by Edinboro redshirt freshman Lucas Rodriguez in 7:00, but he bounced back with a 5-3 sudden victory triumph over unattached Michigan State freshman Austin Franco, a 4-2 decision over his teammate, freshman Derek Giallombardo (Petoskey, Mich.), a 10-2 major decision over Findlay sophomore Zachary Collins, a 9-3 decision over Edinboro redshirt freshman Lucas Rodriguez and a 6-4 decision over Northwestern freshman Matt Vinci.
Meddings fell to Findlay freshman Justin West by a 5-3 decision but responded with a pin of his teammate, freshman Jake Simon (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), in 3:27 and then beating Davenport freshman Houston Hemingsen by a 23-8 technical fall, toppling unattached Max Ward by a 16-1 technical fall and avenging his earlier loss to West with a 9-6 decision.
Kroening opened things up by earning a 10-0 major decision over Notre Dame College freshman Dennis Whitehead but then fell to Purdue redshirt freshman David Eli in a 7-4 decision. He responded in the consolation matches, though, by earning a 9-2 decision over Findlay freshman Keigan Yuhas and a 9-7 sudden victory over Pennsylvania freshman Greg Bensley before falling in the third-place match to unattached Michigan State sophomore Austen Malczewski by a 2-1 decision.
The second weekend of the 2018-19 campaign will take Ohio to Buies Creek, N.C., for a dual meet against Campbell next Saturday (Nov. 10). Action will get underway at 1 p.m.