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    No. 11 Northwestern Opens Season at Michigan State Open

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Dustin Fox faces Michigan State's Max Losson in Sunday's semifinal round.
    Dustin Fox faces Michigan State's Max Losson in Sunday's semifinal round.

    Nov. 12, 2005

    Michigan State Open (Day One)
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    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- No. 11 Northwestern started the 2005-06 wrestling season at the Michigan State Open Saturday. Seven Wildcats went undefeated, advancing to Sunday's semifinal round.

    Freshman James Kohlberg (Rolling Meadows, Ill./Rolling Meadows) began his collegiate career by going 2-1 on the day, falling in the round of 8 at 125 lbs. Kohlberg topped Eastern Michigan's Jack Cassedy in the opening round, then advanced to the third round by beating Michigan State's Kyle Slocum, 8-7 (OT). Kohlberg fell in the third round to Michigan's Jim Shutich, 9-2. Kohlberg lost his first consolation match.

    Also competing at 125 lbs. was 2005 NCAA qualifier John Velez (Kings Mills, Ohio/Kings). Velez, the second seed at 125 lbs., won his first two matches before pulling out of his third-round match against Eastern Michigan's Sean Clair due to injury.

    At 133 lbs., senior Daniel Quintela (St. Paul, Minn./Highland Park) had a bye in consecutive rounds, then won his third round match to advance to Sunday's semifinal bout against No. 1-seed Angel Escobedo of Indiana.

    After a first-round bye, second-seeded Ryan Lang (North Royalton, Ohio/Lakewood St. Edward) won his next two matches, both by falls, and will face the University of Findlay's Von Graham in the semifinals.



    At 149 lbs., freshman Vincent Colletti (Naperville, Ill./Montini Catholic) won his first match, but fell in the second round. Coletti fell in his consolation match to Olivet College's Tyler Goodnight, 6-5.

    Also at 149 lbs., Brandon Lozdoski (Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem) lost his first match of the day to Indiana's Reece Humphrey, 14-3. Lozdoski went 1-1 in his consolation matches.

    Jamie Smith (Wheeling, Ill./Wheeling) won his first match of the day at 149 lbs., but fell to Jason Rouch of Mount St. Joseph in the second round. Smith then went 2-1 in consolation play.

    At 157 lbs., the sixth-seeded Greg Hagel (Evansville, Ill./Reitz Memorial) started his season out on the right note, going undefeated on the day. Hagel, who won his three matches with a combined point total of 26-2, faces second-seeded Jeff Marsh of Michigan in the semifinal round.

    Freshman Dominic Marella (Roselle, Ill./Conant) won the first match of his collegiate career when he topped Cumberland's Kyle Knox, 17-2.

    At 165 lbs., graduate transfer Will Durkee (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) began his Northwestern career by advancing to the semifinal round. Durkee, the No. 1 seed, received byes through the first two rounds, then beat Ohio State's Zach Craiglow, 9-0. Durkee faces the No. 4-seed Aaron Miller of Central Michigan in Sunday's semifinal bout.

    At 174 lbs., Jake Herbert (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) began his season as many expected he would, going undefeated in the first day of competition. The No. 1 seed, Herbert earned a first round by before pinning Ohio State's Dominic Mehling in 2:46. Herbert then beat Michigan State's Jeremy Bloom by technical foul. Herbert faces Central Michigan's Brandon Sinnott in Sunday's semifinal bout.

    At 184 lbs., Mike Tamillow (Oak Park, Ill./Fenwick) also went undefeated on the day. The No. 1 seed Tamillow earned a first-round bye before defeating his next two opponents. Tamillow faces Central Michigan's Christian Sinnott in Sunday's semifinal round.

    Joseph Gulotta (Meraux, La./Brother Martin) lost his first round match, but went 1-1 in consolation play, including a 6-2 decision over teammate Carl Howe (Three Rivers, Mich./Three Rivers).

    At 197 lbs., second seeded Matt Delguyd (Mayfield Heights, Ohio/Mayfield) began his this season the way he left last, by winning. Delguyd topped Findlay's Justin Tazzy in the third round to advance to the semifinal round where he faces Michigan's Casey White.

    After receiving a first-bye, Larry Langowski (Chicago, Ill./Gordon Tech) lost in the second round, but went 1-1 in consolation play.

    Dustin Fox (Galion, Ohio/Galion) rounded things out for Northwestern by advancing to the semifinals. Fox faces Michigan State's Max Losson in the semifinal bout.