WVU Wraps up Competition at Cliff Keen

December 1-2, 2017

1 Ohio State University 155.5
2 University of Michigan 140
3 Arizona State 113.5
4 University of Northern Iowa 104
5 Nebraska 100.5
6 Virginia Tech 89.5
7 Central Michigan 82
8 Cornell University 62
9 Wyoming 61
10 Stanford 58.5
11 American 56.5
12 Wisconsin 56
12 Pitt 56
14 Minnesota 55
15 North Carolina 49.5
16 CSU-Bakersfield 46
16 Edinboro 46
North Dakota State 43
19 Utah Valley Univ 42.5
20 Purdue 42
20 Virginia 42
22 Navy 40
23 Drexel 36
24 Binghamton University 33
25 Duke 32.5
26 Oklahoma 29
27 Eastern Michigan University 27
28 Northern Colorado 26
29 Iowa State University 22
30 Army West Point 21.5
31 Michigan State 18
31 Oregon State University 18
31 West Virginia 18
31 Cal Poly 18
35 Kent State 17.5
36 Columbia University 13
36 Nebraska-Kearney 13
38 Brown University 12.5
38 Western Wyoming 12.5
40 California Baptist Universtiy 12
40 Harvard 12
42 Bucknell 9.5
43 Air Force Academy 4
44 Embry-Riddle 3.5
45 Fresno State 3
45 North Idaho College 3



Redshirt sophomore Zachary Moore of the West Virginia University wrestling team fell in the 157-pound Consolation Round of 8, as the Mountaineers wrapped up the 2017 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday afternoon.

Moore, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, fell to No. 9-seeded Taleb Rahmani of Pitt in the second period (4:55), wrapping up competition at the two-day event.

After falling in the Championship Round of 32 on Friday, Moore notched a 4-0 mark in the consolation bracket to advance to Saturday's Consolation Round of 8.

Moore opened the tournament with a 18-7 major decision over Northern Colorado's Taylor Kinn before falling to North Dakota State's Clay Ream in the Round of 32 (4:47). Moore bounced back in the consolation bracket, though, winning by fall over Northern Iowa's Paden Moore in less than 20 seconds. He then went on to claim a pair of decisions over Air Force and Virginia, respectively, before winning by fall over American's Eric Hong in 1 minute, 6 seconds.

"Las Vegas was the toughest it has been in years," said fourth-year coach Sammie Henson. "We have to continue to work on the little things, ride tough for turns and finish takedowns. We look forward to being home this Saturday."


The Mountaineers return home for a dual against Pitt on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.

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December 1, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Redshirt sophomore Zachary Moore will wrestle in the 157-pound Consolation Round of 8 after leading the West Virginia University wrestling team on the first day of competition at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday.

After falling in the Championship Round of 32, Moore notched a 4-0 mark in the consolation bracket and will face Taleb Rahmani of Pitt in Saturday's Consolation Round of 8.

Moore opened the tournament with a 18-7 major decision over Northern Colorado's Taylor Kinn before falling to North Dakota State's Clay Ream in the Round of 32 (4:47). Moore bounced back in the consolation bracket, though, winning by fall over Northern Iowa's Paden Moore in less than 20 seconds. He then went on to claim a pair of decisions over Air Force and Virginia, respectively, before winning by fall over American's Eric Hong in 1 minute, 6 seconds.

"He believed in himself today," said fourth-year coach Sammie Henson. "He wrestled with a lot of confidence today, and he believed in himself. Hopefully, that carries into tomorrow."

Eight other Mountaineers saw action today.

"This is the toughest I have ever seen this tournament," Henson said. "It's awesome. It's a good measuring stick for us, and I was proud of the way each of them wrestled today. We can take a lot of positives from today. We just have to keep doing what we've been doing. We have depth, and I believe in these guys."

Redshirt freshman Matthew Schmitt, ranked No. 19 by The Open Mat, bounced back from a first-round loss with a solid win in the first round of the consolation bracket. At 133, Schmitt dropped a 6-4 decision to Kent State's Anthony Tutolo before claiming back-to-back wins over Ty Schilling of Cal Poly and Jens Lantz of Wisconsin, respectively. Schmitt later dropped a 6-2 decision in the Consolation Round of 16 to No. 6-seed Dennis Gustafson of Virginia Tech.

The Mountaineers will wrap up the Cliff Keen Invitational on Saturday. Action begins at 11 a.m. ET, with Round 7 Consolation 2nd of 8, followed by Round 8 Championship Semifinals, Round 9 Consolation Semifinals, Consolation Finals fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth places. The Championship Finals for first, second, third and fourth place will begin at 6 p.m. ET.

Live results and video for the event will be featured on FloWrestling.org.

For more information on the Mountaineers, visit WVUsports.com and follow WVUWrestling on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


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