December 9, 2022
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Caffey Surpasses 100 Career Wins in Defeat of Presbyterian

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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Following a historic performance the night before, the Michigan State wrestling team completed its dominant weekend in the Carolinas with a 46-3 victory over the Presbyterian Blue Hose on the campus of Summerville High School, logging a win in the main event at the 2022 Lowcountry Brawl.
 
In the Spartan victory, graduate wrestler Cameron Caffey surpassed the 100-win threshold, one of the loftiest benchmarks in collegiate wrestling. Caffey, a native of Carbondale, Illinois, boasts a 101-37 overall record in his four years on the Banks of the Red Cedar, leading all current Spartan wrestlers. As a team, MSU improves to 2-0 through its first two contests for the second straight season and has outscored its opponents by a whopping 98-3 margin in those duals. The 95-point differential through two duals is the best start to a season in program history.
 

Following a shutout performance on Friday night against Davidson, the Green & White returned to action with the same offensive mindset that warranted success in the season opener. Junior Tristan Lujan roared out of the gates at 125, publishing a 16-5 differential in his bout against Brayden Adams that put MSU out in front by a 4-0 score early on. Ninth-ranked Rayvon Foley needed six minutes and four seconds to dispatch with Jacob Brasseur in the contest at 133, registering a 19-4 tech fall that added five points to the scoreboard.
 
Early success in the lower weight classes established the momentum, which was solidified in MSU’s favor when junior Blake Noonan registered his first career dual victory at 141 in a 10-1 major decision against Trenton Donahue. Leading by 13, the Spartans called upon redshirt junior Peyton Omania at 149 to add to the team’s advantage, publishing an 11-0 rout of Elijah Holiday. No. 18 Chase Saldate wasted no time in dismantling his challenger at 157, recording a fall over Brandon Jacoby at 1:44 that ballooned Michigan State’s lead to 23-0.
 
Redshirt junior Miles Hoey became the second MSU wrestler to earn his first career dual match victory, leaving no doubt in a four-minute, 42-second pin of Ty Chittum in the battle at 165 pounds. Presbyterian avoided the shutout following a 13-8 decision by Reed Douglass at 174, but MSU snapped back with a pin from 20th-ranked Layne Malczewski over David Bertrand at the 6:01 mark in the contest at 184.
 
Caffey achieved his milestone victory against Malcom Wiley in the 197-pound bout, registering a 21-5 tech fall at the 6:01 mark that pushed Michigan State ahead by a 35-3 margin. The final match of the night at 285 featured the 2022-23 dual season debut of graduate Ryan Vasbinder, who closed the Spartan scoring out with a one-minute, 43-second fall over Will Leonard which finalized the 46-3 outing.
 
Four different individuals published their first appearances in the lineup of the 2022-23 season, highlighted by career-milestone performances from Noonan and Hoey. Noonan, a native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, improves to 4-2 overall on the year, while the Chicago-native Hoey rises to 3-2. Vasbinder, a former Division II National Champion, rises to 4-1 individually on the young season following a sixth-place effort at the MSU Open a week ago.
 
UP NEXT
Michigan State wrestling remains on the road for its third-straight dual away from East Lansing, as the Spartans challenge the American University Eagles in a 6 p.m. contest from Bender Arena in Washington D.C. Streaming will be available via ESPN+, and live updates will be provided through @MSU_Wrestling on Twitter.
 
POSTMATCH QUOTES
MICHIGAN STATE QUOTES
Head Coach Roger Chandler
“There was no let-down. I think we knew, just given the experience on the Presbyterian squad, that this was going to be a different type of challenge than last night. They had a little more experience, and a little more maturity from a wrestling perspective than Davidson did yesterday. We knew our guys were going to have to work a little bit harder. Our guys didn’t let up at all. They went out with a similar offensive mindset to what they came out with last night. The thing I’m most proud about is Cam Caffey earning his 101st victory, plus two other guys got their first dual wins in Miles Hoey and Blake Noonan. I’m really proud of those guys, and the way our team performed tonight.”
 
WRESTLING MATCH RESULTS
2022 Lowcountry Brawl
Michigan State 46, Presbyterian 3
Summerville High School – Summerville, South Carolina
125 | Tristan Lujan (MSU) major dec. Brayden Adams (PBY) 16-5 | MSU 4-0
133 | #9 Rayvon Foley tech. fall over Jacob Brasseur (PBY) 19-4, 6:04 | MSU 9-0
141 | Blake Noonan major dec. Trenton Donahue (PBY) 10-1 | MSU 13-0
149 | Peyton Omania major dec. Elijah Holiday (PBY) 11-0 | MSU 17-0
157 | #18 Chase Saldate (MSU) fall over Brandon Jacoby (PBY) 1:44 | MSU 23-0
165 | Miles Hoey (MSU) fall over Ty Chittum (PBY) 4:42 | MSU 29-0
174 | Reed Douglass (PBY) dec. Marty Larkin (MSU) 13-8 | MSU 29-3
184 | #20 Layne Malczewski (MSU) fall over David Bertrand (PBY) 6:01 | MSU 35-3
197 | #15 Cameron Caffey (MSU) tech. fall over Malcom Wiley (PBY) 21-5, 2:59 | MSU 40-3
285 | Ryan Vasbinder (MSU) fall over Will Leonard (PBY) 1:43 | MSU 46-3
 
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