Cooper, Smith represent Sun Devils at 2011 NWCA Classic

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Arizona State redshirt junior Levi Cooper defeated Grand Canyon's Jordan Johnson in the first match of the night, while redshirt freshman Joel Smith took a defending All-American all three rounds in front of more than 1,500 fans at the 46th annual NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marines Corp at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.

In the only exhibition match of the night, Cooper used a takedown in the third period to collect a 3-2 decision over Johnson, a transfer from the University of Iowa and two-time place winner at the Asics University National Championships.

Smith, who took the mat in place of Tyler Nauman of Pittsburgh in the 149-pound bout, fell behind early to Oklahoma State's Jamal Parks, but countered with a pair of reversals and escapes to help cut the margin. Parks, however, tacked on a pair of takedowns and two bonus points for riding time in the third period to win the match.

Jordan Oliver and Parks helped Oklahoma State pick up a pair of victories, while Edinboro's Chris Honeycutt registered the only pin of the night. Maryland, American and Wyoming, who all also had two wrestlers in the classic, each registered a win and a loss.

Nic Bedelyon of Kent State won 7-3 over Oklahoma's Jarrod Patterson in the 125-pound bout. It was scoreless after the first period and knotted at three apiece heading into the third before Bedelyon recorded a near fall and a bonus for riding time to get the win.

In the closest match of the night, Oliver won an 8-7 decision over Illinois' B.J. Futrell in the 133-pound bout. Oliver led 3-0 after a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second, but Futrell collected three takedowns in the third period to tie it up. However, a late escape by Oliver gave him the win.

After the 141-pound match was scoreless through the first period, Cal Poly's Boris Novachkov gained three points in the second period and added one at the buzzer to get a 4-0 decision over Zack Kemmerer of Penn.

American's Ganbayar Sanjaa got the early takedown, but Jason Welch of Northwestern countered with a pair of his own takedowns and an escape to win the 157-pound match, 8-5.

It was a rematch of last year's all-star classic at 165 pounds, but the result was different. Maryland's Josh Asper took a 6-4 decision over Wyoming's Shane Onufer, who won at last year's event. Asper had a 2-1 lead after the first period and stretched the margin to 5-1 after two periods. Onufer battled back in the final period and brought the deficit to two, but Asper was able to hold on for the win.

The 174-pound match was scratched due to injury.

In the 184-pound matchup, Ben Bennett of Central Michigan got an early takedown in the first period, but Wyoming's Joe LeBlanc, trailing 3-1, used a reversal and a late takedown of his own in the third to win the match, 5-4.

Honeycutt pinned two-time defending national champion Byron Tate of Div. III Wartburg a mere 32 seconds into the first period to record the victory in the 197-pound match.

Ryan Flores of American jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first period and never relinquished his lead, using a late takedown and a bonus for riding time to win an 11-2 decision over Maryland's Spencer Myers in the 285-pound division.

46th Annual NWCA All-Star Classic
Monday, Nov. 21 - Wells Fargo Arena
125 - Nic Bedelyon dec. Jarrod Patterson, 7-3
133 - Jordan Oliver dec. B.J. Futrell, 8-7
141 - Boris Novachkov dec. Zack Kemmerer, 4-0
149 - Jamal Parks major dec. Joel Smith, 17-4
157 - Jason Welch dec. Ganbayar Sanjaa, 8-5
165 - Josh Asper dec. Shane Onufer, 6-4
174 - Scratched due to injury
184 - Joe LeBlanc dec. Ben Bennett, 5-4
197 - Chris Honeycutt pinned Byron Tate, :32
285 - Ryan Flores dec. Spencer Myers, 11-2
EXH- 285 - Levi Cooper dec. Jordan Johnson, 3-2