Bleaken continues hot stretch at Las Vegas Invite
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Corey Bleaken won a pair of matches and Eric Metzler and Trey Myers also had good performances for Cumberland’s wrestling team this past weekend at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.
Bleaken upped his mark this season to 12-3 with two victories at 149, defeating Trey Saxon of New Mexico-Highlands, 16-9, and Sacred Heart’s Anthony Priore, 7-1. Bleaken lost in the Round of 16 to Ohio State’s Lance Palmer, the fourth-ranked wrestler in Division I. Bleaken’s other two losses this season have come to Division I opponents as well.
Metzler defeated Northern State’s Chad Gibson, 6-1, at 184 and Myers dropped a close 2-0 decision to UNC-Greensboro’s Byron Sigmon at 174.
The tournament included 40 Division I teams. Full results may be found at
2008 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
125 – Main Draw
Frank Perrelli (Cornell) def. Desean Willis (CU), 10-1
125 – Back Draw
Travis Coffey (Army) def. Desean Willis (CU), F;3:59
133 – Main Draw
Lester Brown (North Idaho) def. Anthony Melillo (CU), F;5:40
133 – Back Draw
Jake Tanenbaum (Cal-Poly) def. Anthony Melillo (CU), 10-3
141 – Main Draw
Jeff Jaggers (Ohio State) def Neil Birt (CU), 17-0
141 – Back Draw
Gabriel Mooney (North Dakota State) def. Neil Birt (CU), 7-0
149 – Main Draw
Corey Bleaken (CU) def. Trey Saxon (New Mexico Highlands), 16-9
Corey Bleaken (CU) def. Anthony Priore (Sacred Heart), 7-1
Lance Palmer (Ohio State) def. Corey Bleaken (CU), 5-2
149 – Back Draw
Walter Peppelman (Harvard) def. Corey Bleaken (CU), 12-3
157 – Main Draw
Colton Salazar (Purdue) def. James Casadaban (CU), F;1:36
157 – Back Draw
Aaron Hynes (Michigan) def. James Casadaban (CU), 9-1
165 – Main Draw
Paul Young (Indiana) def. Nick Sasfy (CU), 16-0
165 – Back Draw
Jordan Larson (Northern State) def. Nick Sasfy (CU), 11-1
174 – Main Draw
Byron Sigmon (UNC-Greensboro) def. Trey Myers (CU), 2-0
174 – Back Draw
Ryan DesRoches (Cal-Poly) def. Trey Myers (CU), 6-1
184 – Main Draw
Matt Gevilinger (Brown) def. Eric Metzler (CU), 10-0
184 – Back Draw
Eric Metzler (CU) def. Chad Gibson (Northern State), 6-1
Evan Hinebauch (Montana State) def. Eric Metzler (CU), 12-2
197 – Main Draw
Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) def. Kyler Studer (CU), 13-0
197 – Back Draw
Adam Fager (Utah Valley) def. Kyle Studer (CU), F;1:00
285 – Main Draw
Trey McLean (Penn) def. B.J. Stewart (CU), F;4:53
285 – Back Draw
Bill Beiermeister (Sacred Heart) def. B.J. Stewart (CU), 3-2