Michigan’s 11th-ranked wrestling team prevailed over both No. 17 Oklahoma on Friday and No. 24 Oregon State on Sunday.
After a strong beginning by the redshirt freshmen, the Wolverines’ more experienced wrestlers helped pad their lead.
Seven out of the 10 Wolverines to wrestle on Friday were redshirt freshmen, four of whom came out on top in their respective weight classes.
The All-Star classic — held in Cleveland — kicks off the wrestling season each year and typicaly acts as a showcase for the No. 1 and No. 2 wrestlers nationally.
Star heavyweight Adam Coon was absent from competition, as he will redshirt this season due to an undisclosed injury.
After spending much of the year highly ranked in the polls, Michigan was unable to overcome some of the top-tier teams in their conference and beyond.
Michigan was disappointed, considering its No. 4 ranking in the conference going into the meet.
Abounader won three state championships with St. Edward High School outside Cleveland, which has been a pipeline to Michigan wrestling for years.
Unlike most wrestling matches, Sunday featured duals that went to double overtime in the 125- and 184-pound weight classes.
Virginia Tech answered Michigan's best wrestlers with two wins, earning a victory at Cliff Keen Arena.