Update: Coon beats Snyder, but No. 2 Ohio State uses bonus points wins to stop No. 4 Michigan, 18-15

By Ohio State and Michigan | Feb. 11, 2018, 10:04 p.m. (ET)
Photo of Adam Coon with his arm raised after win over Kyle Snyder courtesy of the University of Michigan.

Ohio State Press release by Kyle Kuhlman

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Bonus points generated by Kollin Moore and Nathan Tomasello distanced No. 2 Ohio State (13-1, 8-1 B1G) by three points, 18-15, in a road dual at No. 4 Michigan (10-3, 7-2 B1G) which saw the 10 bouts split 5-5. Additional Buckeye victors included Ke-Shawn Hayes, Myles Martin and Joey McKenna.

The evening's festivities began with a traditional 125-pound start to the dual. Tomasello nabbed a lone takedown in the first period, carrying a slim 2-1 edge into the second period. He was able to stretch his lead to 11-2, however, turning Drew Mattin late in the second stanza. Tomasello continued to pour it on in the third, recording a 20-5 tech fall right before the clock struck 0:00.

At 133 pounds, it was the the first of four rematches from the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational earlier this season. In the initial go-around, Ohio State's Luke Pletcher had his hand raised; but this time it was Stevan Micic of Michigan earning the win to even the season series. Despite suffering his first loss of the year through 23 matches, Pletcher kept fighting for his team to the very end while thwarting a late push from Micic for a major decision. The Wolverine had to settle for an 11-4 decision and three team tallies.

McKenna, coming off arguably his biggest triumph of 2017-18 last week versus Penn State's Nick Lee, returned to the winners column in Ann Arbor. McKenna took down Sal Profaci twice in the opening frame and accumulated over a minute of riding time by period's end. He would go on to add an escape and maintain that riding time bonus for a 6-2 decision.

Hayes took a similar path to that of McKenna, garnering a pair of first-period takedowns and a healthy portion of riding time. Hayes logged over 90 minutes on top before electing to start the second period in the neutral position. He'd add another takedown from there and then again in the third period, ultimately settling in as a 9-2 winner. It marks his team-best sixth win over a Top-20 opponent this season.

Ohio State's 11-3 upper hand in the team score slowly disappeared over the next three bouts though, all going in favor of the Wolverines. The three consecutive wins received an exclamation point from Myles Amine at 174 pounds, beating the buzzer for a late takedown to defeat Bo Jordan, 6-5, and push Michigan ahead 12-11.

Martin then put the Buckeyes back on track in the 184-pound tilt, besting Domenic Abounader for the second time this year. It was no walk in the park for Martin, masterfully scrambling as the final seconds ticked away to secure a 5-3 decision. His 23rd win overall (23-1) lifted Ohio State on top for good.

As an audible "O-H, I-O" chant reverberated throughout the Crisler Center, clear for those watching on ESPN2 to hear, Moore executed a takedown parade in the subsequent bout. He pulled even with Te'Shan Campbell and Martin for the team lead on his sixth major decision of the year, topping Kevin Beazley by a final ledger of 17-6.

Second-ranked Adam Coon improved to 21-0 and avenged a loss in the 2016 Big Ten Championship finals by handing Kyle Snyder his first collegiate loss in nearly three years. The 280-pound Wolverine posted the heavyweight battle's lone takedown and earned a 3-1 win over the 225-pound Snyder.

Michigan Press release by Leah Howard

» No. 4 U-M split matches at five apiece with No. 2 Ohio State but lost, 18-15, on bonus points in front of a Michigan wrestling record crowd of 8,303 at Crisler Center.
» No. 2 Adam Coon used a first-period takedown to defeat No. 1 Kyle Snyder, 3-1, in the heavyweight bout; it was Snyder's first collegiate loss in more than two years.
» Stevan Micic (133 pounds), Alec Pantaleo (157) and Myles Amine (174) also defeated higher-ranked Buckeye opponents; both Micic and Amine turned around losses from earlier in the season.
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Center)
Score: #2 Ohio State, #4 Michigan 15
Records: U-M (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten), OSU (13-1, 8-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 18 -- vs. Central Michigan (Cliff Keen Arena), 2 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Graduate-student heavyweight Adam Coon used a first-period takedown to hand No. 1 Kyle Snyder his first collegiate loss in more than two years as the No. 4-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team dropped a close 18-15 dual to No. 2 Ohio State on bonus points Sunday night (Feb. 11) in front of a record 8,303 fans at Crisler Center.

Coon, ranked second in the national rankings, countered a Snyder shot late in the first period and found his over-under position to toss Snyder to his back on the edge of the for the winning takedown -- though no back points -- and rode out the period. The two wrestlers traded escapes in the second and third, and Snyder could not finish on multiple leg attacks throughout the match. Coon improved to 22-0 on the season, while Snyder, an Olympic and two-time world champion, suffered his first loss since the 2015 NCAA finals.

Junior/sophomore Stevan Micic, ranked fifth, also handed second-ranked Luke Pletcher his first loss of the season with an 11-5 decision at 133 pounds. Micic, who fell to Pletcher in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational semifinals, gave up the first takedown but controlled the rest of the bout. Micic finished on four takedowns, including two in the third period, and accumulated 3:48 in riding-time advantage. Micic has won his last 11 matches since the Vegas tournament.

Like Coon and Micic, sixth-ranked senior/junior Myles Amine turned around a loss with a 6-5 decision against third-ranked Bo Jordan on a last-second takedown. After sacrificing an initial lead -- he scored out of a second-period danger position -- Amine trailed on riding time in the waning seconds of the third when he shot in on a single leg with 17 seconds remaining and finished for the takedown with just six seconds on the clock. Amine fell to Jordan in two previous meetings, including the semifinals at the CKLV tournament.

Senior/junior Alec Pantaleo, ranked seventh at 157 pounds, earned his second win of the season against fifth-ranked Micah Jordan with a 12-7 decision, but it was nearly more. Pantaleo pancaked Jordan to his back just 30 seconds into the match for six points, then locked up a cradle but couldn't get the call. Jordan crept back into the bout with a pair of takedowns, but Pantaleo iced the win with a third-period go-behind and 1:22 riding-time advantage.

Junior/sophomore Logan Massa, ranked ninth, rounded out Michigan's wins with a 6-2 decision against 14th-ranked Te'Shan Campbell at 165 pounds. Massa scored on an early single leg in the first period, added an escape and two stall points in the second and countered an OSU shot to ice it in the third. It was Massa's third straight win -- second over a ranked opponent -- after halting a sluggish stretch coming off an injury.

Michigan dropped the dual meet on bonus points but was awfully close to scoring another win at 184 pounds, when fifth-year senior Domenic Abounader, ranked fifth, lost a close 5-3 decision to second-ranked Myles Martin. Abounader gave up a pair of third-period takedowns but shot in deep on a single leg in the waning moments of the frame. After an extended, 20-second scramble, he spun around into a clear advantage position but it came just after the buzzer sounded.

The Wolverines (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) will wrap up the dual-meet portion of their 2017-18 schedule on Sunday (Feb. 18) when they host in-state rival Central Michigan at 2 p.m. at Cliff Keen Arena. Michigan will honor its senior class before the dual. Tickets are still available through the U-M Ticket Office.

NO. 2 OHIO STATE 18, NO. 4 MICHIGAN 15
125 lbs |No. 4 Nathan Tomasello (OSU) tech fall No. 9 Drew Mattin (UM), 20-5
133 lbs | No. 5 Stevan Micic (UM) dec. No. 2 Luke Pletcher (OSU), 11-4
141 lbs | No. 7 Joey McKenna (OSU) dec. Sal Profaci (UM), 6-2
149 lbs | No. 6 Ke-Shawn Hayes (OSU) dec. No. 18 Malik Amine (UM), 9-2
157 lbs | No. 7 Alec Pantaleo (UM) dec. No. 5 Micah Jordan (OSU), 12-7
165 lbs | No. 9 Logan Massa (UM) dec. No. 14 Te’Shan Campbell (OSU), 6-2
174 lbs | No. 6 Myles Amine (UM) dec. No. 3 Bo Jordan (OSU), 6-5
184 lbs | No. 2 Myles Martin (OSU) dec. No. 5 Domemic Abounader (UM), 5-3
197 lbs | No. 1 Kollin Moore (OSU) maj. dec. No. 12 Kevin Beazley (UM), 17-6
HWT | No. 2 Adam Coon (UM) dec. No. 1 Kyle Snyder (OSU), 3-1

MICHIGAN TWEETS FROM THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

* Coon strikes first! After stalemating a Snyder shot early, he counters another with a hip toss on the edge for the takedown (no backs). He takes a 2-0 lead into the 2nd, starts down.

* Coon squashes/stalemates another Snyder shot. He's up 3-0. OSU starts down in 3rd.

* Snyder escapes just before Coon secures RT (:53). Coon leads 3-1. 52 seconds to go.

* COON WINS!!!!! Beats No. 1 Kyle Snyder, 3-1. That's Snyder's first loss in 2+ years. Incredible!