In the first matchup on Friday night, Adam Coon pinned his Wisconsin opponent, Ben Stone, within 40 seconds.
Michigan couldn't get past Penn State's murderer's row of five reigning national champions.
The Wolverines’ three wins of the meet came from freshman Drew Mattin at 125 pounds, redshirt sophomore Stevan Micic at 133 pounds and fifth-year senior Adam Coon at heavyweight.
This Friday, the Michigan wrestling team will seek to dethrone one of the greatest programs in collegiate wrestling and the nation’s top-ranked team: Penn State (5-0 Overall, 1-0 Big Ten).
With that result, No. 9 Michigan had completed a shutout of Oregon State, 48-0, in the third annual Joe Wells Classic.
Michigan looked dominant from start to finish as the Wolverines shut out the Beavers, 48-0.
Despite the strong competition, Michigan’s nine entries performed well enough to finish second in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.
The Wolverines conceded their first five matches of the day, which put them in an early 18-0 hole in the team score.
Michigan claimed six of the 10 matches with two of its losses being forfeits, ultimately defeating No. 6 Arizona State, 21-18.
Rodriguez graduated as one of the most decorated Michigan wrestlers in history. He even went on to place fifth at the World Championships in Japan. After that? He went home.