B1G Announces Tournament Pre-Seeds


IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa sophomore Michael Kemerer shared the top spot at 157 pounds when the Big Ten Conference announced its championship tournament pre-seeds Monday afternoon. The 2018 Big Ten Championships begin Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

 

Kemerer is 20-0 this season and ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Division I Coaches Poll. He shares the top spot with Penn State junior Jason Nolf, who is 19-1 and ranked No. 1. The wrestlers split 14 votes from Big Ten coaches, and will find out Friday who enters the tournament with the top seed at 157 pounds.

 

Seven more Hawkeyes earned pre-seeds, including Spencer Lee (125), Brandon Sorensen (149), and Alex Marinelli (165), all of whom are seeded No. 2 at their respective weight classes.

 

Lee and Marinelli are two of five Hawkeyes making their first conference tournament appearance. The others include Mitch Bowman, who is seeded eighth at 184, and unseeded Paul Glynn (133) and Vince Turk (141).

 

Cash Wilcke and Sam Stoll are making their second conference tournament appearances. Wilcke is seeded third at 197, and Stoll is seeded fourth at 285.

 

The complete tournament brackets will be released Friday afternoon following the Big Ten Conference coaches meeting. For more information on the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships visit msuspartans.com.

 

 

125 lbs.

1.       Nick Suriano, RU

2.       Spencer Lee, IOWA

3.       Nathan Tomasello, OSU

4.       Sebastian Rivera, NU

5.       Ethan Lizak, MINN

6.       Luke Welch, PUR

7.       RayVon Foley, MSU

8.       Drew Mattin, MICH

9.       Travis Piotrowski, ILL

10.   Elijah Oliver, IND

11.   Mitch Maginnis, NEB

12.   Johnny Jimenez, WIS

13.   Brandon Cray, MD

14.   Carson Kuhn, PSU

 

133 lbs.

1.       Stevan Micic, MICH

2.       Luke Pletcher, OSU

3.       Mitch McKee, MINN

4.       Jason Renteria, NEB

5.       Scott Delvecchio, RU

6.       Corey Keener, PSU

7.       Dylan Duncan, ILL

8.       Ben Thornton, PUR

 

141 lbs.

1.       Joey McKenna, OSU

2.       Nick Lee, PSU

3.       Michael Carr, ILL

4.       Chad Red, NEB

5.       Nate Limmex, PUR

6.       Tommy Thorn, MINN

7.       Cole Weaver, IND

8.       Eli Stickley, WIS

 

149 lbs.

1.       Zain Retherford, PSU

2.       Brandon Sorensen, IOWA

3.       Ryan Deakin, NU

4.       Colton McCrystal, NEB

5.       Ke-Shawn Hayes, OSU

6.       Eleazar Deluca, RU

7.       Alfred Bannister, MD

8.       Malik Amine, MICH

9.       Steve Bleise, MINN

10.   Cole Martin, WIS

11.   Austin Nash, PUR

12.   Eric Barone, ILL

13.   Jwan Britton, MSU

14.   AJ Raya, IND

 

157 lbs.

T1.   Michael Kemerer, IOWA

T1.   Jason Nolf, PSU

3.       Alec Pantaleo, MICH

4.       Micah Jordan, OSU

5.       Tyler Berger, NEB

6.       Andrew Crone, WIS

7.       Jake Short, MINN

8.       John Vanschenkbrill, RU

 

165 lbs.

1.       Isaiah Martinez, ILL

2.       Alex Marinelli, IOWA

3.       Vincenzo Joseph, PSU

4.       Richie Lewis, RU

5.       Evan Wick, WIS

6.       Nick Wanzek, MINN

7.       Logan Massa, MICH

8.       Isaiah White, NEB

9.       Te’Shan Campbell, OSU

10.   Jacob Morrissey, PUR

11.   Bryce Martin, IND

12.   Austin Hiles, MSU

13.   Brendan Burnham, MD

14.   Mike Sepkle, NU

 

174 lbs.

1.       Mark Hall, PSU

2.       Bo Jordan, OSU

3.       Myles Amine, MICH

4.       Dylan Lydy, PUR

5.       Johnny Sebastian, NU

6.       Devin Skatzka, IND

7.       Joey Gunther, IOWA

8.       Ryan Christensen, WIS

 

184 lbs.

1.       Bo Nickal, PSU

2.       Myles Martin, OSU

3.       Dom Abounader, MICH

4.       Emery Parker, ILL

5.       Nick Gravina, RU

6.       Tyler Venz, NEB

7.       Ricky Robertson, WIS

8.       Mitch Bowman, IOWA

 

197 lbs.

1.       Kollin Moore, OSU

2.       Shakur Rasheed, PSU

3.       Cash Wilcke, IOWA

4.       Kevin Beazley, MICH

5.       Hunter Ritter, WIS

6.       Christian Brunner, PUR

7.       Zack Chakonis, NU

8.       Eric Schultz, NEB

 

285 lbs.

1.       Adam Coon, MICH

2.       Kyle Snyder, OSU

3.       Nick Nevills, PSU

4.       Sam Stoll, IOWA

5.       Youssif Hemida, MD

6.       Conan Jennings, NU

7.       Shawn Streck, PUR

8.       Rylee Streifel, MINN


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