CLEVELAND – For the first time since the 2001 season, Wisconsin had a wrestler win a match at the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic as both Isaac Jordan and Connor Medbery found victories on the mat Saturday night.
The two returning All-American went two-for-two against some of the nation’s elite competition at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center.
Jordan was a comeback kid at the classic, winning his match despite facing a 3-0 deficit midway through the second period.
The UW senior and Graham High School graduate rallied and made it a one-point match with a last-second takedown late in the second period against third-ranked Daniel Lewis of Missouri.
Jordan, the No. 2-ranked 165-pounder in the country, answered back with another takedown at the start of the third period to extend a 4-3 lead. He secured the 5-3 decision with the riding time point and made his mark in UW history.
OSU’s Jordan wins
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2016-17 Ohio State wrestling season is underway, and already Micah Jordan, Kollin Moore and Luke Pletcher appear to be in midseason form. Jordan, Pletcher and Moore took home titles at the Eastern Michigan Open on Saturday afternoon in Ypsilanti, Mich. In all, six different Buckeyes finished in the top three of their respective weight classes.
Jordan, a Graham High School graduate who had just one loss last year during the regular season last year and was one match short of earning All-America honors, moved up from 141 to 149 pounds this year and didn’t miss a beat in his first time out. He racked up 79 points in his first four matches – all technical fall wins – to advance to the finals. That included wins of 23-6, 22-4, 16-0 and 18-3. In the finals, Jordan won by decision over Justin Oliver of Central Michigan, 15-7. On the day, Jordan averaged 18.8 points per match.