Jordan cousins earn titles at Cliff Keen Invitational

Citizen staff report

LAS VEGAS – Former Graham High School wrestlers Micah Jordan and Isaac Jordan are bringing hardware back with them from the Cliff Keen Invitational.

The CKLV Invitational is one of the nation’s most competitive tournaments, featuring a total of 40 teams – five ranked in the top 10 – and nearly 40 percent of all of the nation’s ranked wrestlers.

Micah Jordan had a great tournament on Saturday, wrestling at 145 pounds for Ohio State, which finished fifth overall. Jordan recorded a 5-2 victory over top-seeded Solomon Chishkov in the semifinals and then following that up with a 7-3 win in the finals against third-seeded Todd Preston of Harvard.

In the finals, Jordan raced out to a 4-1 first-period lead thanks to a pair of takedowns. Preston made the score 4-1 to end the frame, but another Jordan takedown in the second extended his advantage to 6-2. Preston escaped towards the end of the second period, but was unable to get any closer. Jordan tacked on an additional point for riding time.

Isaac Jordan claimed the 165-pound crown while wrestling for Wisconsin.

In the semifinal match, top-seeded Jordan faced off against George Pickett of Cornell, winning 8-1. Isaac then defeated Purdue’s Chad Welch by a score of 5-3.

With the result, Jordan has won 11 straight matches to begin the 2015-16 campaign, as he also took the 165-pound event at the Navy Classic on Nov. 21.

Citizen staff report