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Denzel Dejournette Wins Michigan State Open

Postby Allen Brown » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:47 am

Denzel Dejournette Wins Michigan State Open
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Sunday 11/15/2015
East Lansing, Mi. — Appalachian State University wrestling competed in its first tournament of the season on Sunday at the Michigan State Open. The Mountaineers placed six wrestlers in the top six of their weight classes.

The tournament featured two different brackets, a freshman and sophomore division and an open division.

App State had four wrestlers place in the open division. Denzel Dejournette won the heavyweight division. Forrest Przybysz took home third place at 165 pounds. Nick Kee placed fifth at 174 pounds while David Peters-Logue placed sixth at 157 pounds.

Dejournette defeated Chuck Booby of Bucknell in his opening match and then recorded major decisions over Dimitrus Renfroe of Michigan State and Newton Smerchek of Central Michigan to advance to the final. Dejournette then won a 7-3 decision over Glenn Geurink of Davenport in the first place match.

Przybysz used two decision victories over Wisconsin's Seth Liegel and Michigan State's Travis Curley to advance into the 165-pound semifinal. Przybysz then dropped a 14-9 decision to Michigan's Logan Massa. In the third place match, Przybysz won by major decision over Rob Schlitt of Bucknell.

Kee won his first two matches by scores of 6-5 and 12-0, earning a spot in the quarterfinal. Kee lost and 8-2 decision to Ohio State's Myles Martin. Kee went on to win three matches in the wrestle back bracket to place fifth.

Peters-Logue dropped his first match of the tournament to Joseph LaVellee of Missouri, 7-6. Peters-Logue won his next four matches by technical fall, two decisions, and a major decision to get into the 5th place match. Cam Tessari of Lindsey Wilson pinned Peters-Logue in the first period to claim fifth place.

In the freshman/ sophomore division, Matt Zovistoski placed third and Angel Najar finished sixth at 157 pounds.

Zovistoski won his first three matches of the tournament by decision and advanced to the semifinal at 149 pounds. Zovistoski dropped the semifinal match to Navy's Casey Cowen. The freshman won a decision over Mark Bozzo of Michigan State in the third place match.

Najar won by medical forfeit in the first round before pinning Hayden Cregg of Davenport to advance to the quarterfinal. Juwan Edmond of Notre Dame knocked Najar out of the championship bracket with a 12-5 decision. Najar won his first two consolation matches before dropping a close 3-1 decision to Luke Fortuna of Missouri in the fifth place match.

The Mountaineers are back in action next Sunday for at the Keystone Classic in Philadelphia, Pa.
Allen Brown


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