Corba Takes Third at Season-Opening Event

Corba Takes Third at Season-Opening Event

CLARION, Pa. - Redshirt senior Nick Corba's third-place finish highlighted the season-opening event for the Cleveland State University wrestling team, as it competed at the Clarion Open Sunday at Clarion's Student Recreation Center.

"Overall I thought it was a good opening weekend for us," head coach Ben Stehura said. "There are some things we need to work on and fine tune, but it was a good start to the season. Guys got a lot of matches. It was a pretty good tournament with a lot of quality matches, and that's what we were after. It's something to build on for the season."

Junior John Vaughn collected four wins on the day and advanced to the consolation semifinals in his weight class.

Of the 15 wrestlers that competed in a CSU singlet Sunday, two were true freshmen and three more were redshirt freshmen.

Corba had a dominating run to the semifinals at the 184-pound weight class in his first action since competing at the 2017 NCAA Championships. He picked up a pin, a shutout decision and another pin against a trio of wrestlers on Division I rosters competing unattached. He had leads of 10-0 and 12-0 in the two matches in which he ended up posting pins.

In the semifinals, Corba was tied, 4-4, with an Atlantic Coast Conference foe but ended up dropping a three-point decision. He rallied from the setback in the best way possible, notching a comfortable victory via an 8-1 decision before finishing his day with a dominating 11-0 major decision.

Competing at 165 pounds, Vaughn opened his day by running out to a 7-1 lead en route to a 7-4 victory against an opponent from the host school. He lost his second match via decision after it was tied entering the third period.

Vaughn tallied an 11-4 win in his first consolation match before coming from behind to claim a 3-1 victory over another Clarion opponent in a sudden-victory session. He then used more late heroics, as he took down Bryce Martin of Indiana, who was seeded fifth. Trailing by a point with 15 seconds left, Vaughn posted a takedown to pick up an exciting victory.

Junior Evan Cheek and redshirt senior Gabe Stark both advanced to the quarterfinals at 133 pounds and 174 pounds, respectively, as both picked up three Division I wins on the day.

Cheek posted a technical fall victory via shutout with his two other wins coming by a combined 12-3 score. His quarterfinal loss came via decision after he was tied entering the third period.

Stark was involved in a trio of tight matches in the championship bracket. In his first match against an ACC opponent, the bout was scoreless entering the third period, but Stark would go on to notch a 4-1 win. Stark trailed by a point in his second round match entering the final period but used an escape and takedown to post a 9-7 win. Stark had a lead with under 90 seconds to play in his quarterfinal bout but would drop a two-point affair. His final win on the day was of a simpler variety, as he posted a pin in under a minute.

Redshirt junior Andrew Coghill (133 pounds) and redshirt sophomore Grant Turnmire (149) both tallied two bonus-point wins on the day, with the former pinning an opponent from Kent State inside 20 seconds.

Redshirt freshman Ryan Ford (149), true freshman John Kelbly (197), redshirt sophomore Ryan Montgomery (157) and redshirt sophomore Caleb Stockmaster (174) each contributed a win on the day with Ford notching a major decision over an ACC foe.

Cleveland State will continue its season at the EMU Open next Saturday, Nov. 11.

CSU Results at the Clarion Open

First Round: Justin Patrick (Unattached) over Cameron Lathem (CSU) - 21-5 TF 5:35
Consolation First Round: Lathem (CSU) - bye
Consolation Second Round: Jake Ferri (Unattached) over Lathem (CSU) - 15-6 MD

First Round: #7 Evan Cheek (CSU) over Harry Feuer (Kent State) - 16-0 TF 2:33
First Round: Andrew Coghill (CSU) over James Giaccia (Unattached) - 10-1 MD
Second Round: #7 Cheek (CSU) over Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) - 6-0 dec.
Second Round: Micky Phillippi (Unattached) over Coghill (CSU) - 15-0 TF 4:29
Quarterfinals: #2 Domenic Forys (Unattached) over #7 Cheek (CSU) - 8-3 dec.
Consolation Second Round: Coghill (CSU) over Harry Feuer (Kent State) - Fall 0:16
Consolation Third Round: Brandon James (Indiana) over Coghill (CSU) - Fall 1:03
Consolation Fourth Round: #5 Cheek (CSU) over Matthew Seitz (Unattached) - 6-3 dec.
Consolation Quarterfinals: Durbin Lloren (Utah Valley) over Cheek (CSU) - Fall 3:28

First Round: Timothy Rooney (Unattached) over Drew Fairbanks (CSU) - Fall 1:13
Consolation First Round: Ryan Juarez (Unattached) over Fairbanks (CSU) - 3-2 dec.

First Round: Ryan Ford (CSU) over Riley Barth (Pittsburgh) - 10-2 MD
First Round: Grant Turnmire (CSU) over Sean Agnella (Unattached) - 12-4 MD
Second Round: Collin Glorioso (Lock Haven) over Ford (CSU) - 8-4 dec.
Second Round: Davey Tunon (Indiana) over Turnmire (CSU) - Fall 1:40
Consolation Second Round: Dallas Bulsak (Unattached) over Ford (CSU) - Fall 2:22
Consolation Second Round: Turnmire (CSU) over Brandon Miller (Penn State Behrend) - 16-0 TF 2:58
Consolation Third Round: Will Kaldes (Unattached) over Turnmire (CSU) - 8-5 dec.

First Round: Ryan Montgomery (CSU) - bye
Second Round: Montgomery (CSU) over Jacob Spino (Kent State) - 6-4 dec.
Third Round: Brock Biddle (Unattached) over Montgomery (CSU) - 18-4 MD
Consolation Fourth Round: Hunter Jones (West Virginia) over Montgomery (CSU) - 6-4 SV

First Round: John Vaughn (CSU) over Paul Zacherl (Clarion) - 7-4 dec.
Second Round: Nick Kiussis (West Virginia) over Vaughn (CSU) - 6-1 dec.
Consolation Second Round: Vaughn (CSU) - bye
Consolation Third Round: Vaughn (CSU) over Kiernan Kelly (Pitt-Johnstown) - 11-4 dec.
Consolation Fourth Round: Vaughn (CSU) over Max Wohlabaugh (Clarion) - 3-1 SV
Consolation Quarterfinals: Vaughn (CSU) over #5 Bryce Martin (Indiana) - 7-6 dec.
Consolation Semifinals: #3 Jake Wentzel (Pittsburgh) over Vaughn (CSU) - 8-0 MD

First Round: Kieffer Taylor (Utah Valley) over Colton Carroll (CSU) - 6-3 dec.
First Round: Gabe Stark (CSU) over Michael Battista (Virginia) - 4-1 dec.
First Round: Evan Delong (Unattached) over Caleb Stockmaster (CSU) - 17-5 MD
Second Round: Stark (CSU) over Jacob Oliver (Unattached) - 9-7 dec.
Quarterfinals: Jared Siegrist (Unattached) over Stark (CSU) - 7-5 dec.
Consolation First Round: Kyle Murphy (Bloomsburg) over Carroll (CSU) - 8-2 dec.
Consolation First Round: Stockmaster (CSU) over Jack Miller (Unattached) - 15-3 MD
Consolation Second Round: Dylan Barreiro (Unattached) over Stockmaster (CSU) - 7-4 dec.
Consolation Fourth Round: Stark (CSU) over Jake Lanning (Unattached) - Fall 0:57
Consolation Quarterfinals: Austin Weigel (Unattached) over Stark (CSU) - Fall 7:00

First Round: #2 Nick Corba (CSU) over Brett Perry (Unattached) - Fall 4:23
First Round: Chris Morrow (CSU) - bye
Second Round: #2 Corba (CSU) over Zach Ancewicz (Unattached) - 4-0 dec.
Second Round: Chance McClure (Virginia) over Morrow (CSU) - 2-1 dec.
Quarterfinals: Corba (CSU) over Tyler Bagoly (Unattached) - Fall 3:38
Semifinals: #3 Nino Bonaccorsi (Unattached) over #2 Corba (CSU) - 8-5 dec.
Consolation Second Round: Tyler Koreski (Ohio Valley) over Morrow (CSU) - M. For.
Consolation Semifinals: #2 Corba (CSU) over Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg) - 8-1 dec.
Third-Place Match: #2 Corba (CSU) over Tyler Bagoly (Unattached) - 11-0 MD

First Round: John Kelbly (CSU) over Noah Adams (Unattached) - 8-7 dec.
Second Round: Logan Womelsdorf (Bloomsburg) over Kelbly (CSU) - 7-5 dec.
Consolation Second Round: Dustin Conti (Clarion) over Kelbly (CSU) - 18-2 TF 7:00

First Round: Devin Nye (Unattached) over Collin Kelly (CSU) - 7-5 SV
Consolation First Round: Kelly (CSU) - bye
Consolation Second Round: Niko Camacho (Unattached) over Kelly (CSU) - 8-2 dec.