MAC Wrestling Weekend Recap: Dec. 16

Updated 12/16/2013

Here is a review of last weekend's MAC Wrestling action:

Central Michigan:
 
Chippewas Fall on the Road to No. 19 Wolverines, 30-9 
 
Ann Arbor, Mich. - Central Michigan was unable to handle in-state foe Michigan Sunday afternoon, falling to the No. 19 Wolverines, 30-9.  The Chippewas (5-4) claimed just three victories in wins by No. 11 senior Joe Roth (133 pounds), No. 11 sophomore Zach Horan (141 pounds) and No. 11 junior Mike Ottinger (174 pounds). 
 
CMU was in the hole from the start as it did not weigh in No. 9 Corey Keener at 125 pounds. The Wolverines (3-2) were awarded six bonus points for the forfeit to start the dual. 
 
Roth and Horan quickly brought the Chippewas back and tied the dual, 6-6, with a pair of decisions at 133 and 141 pounds. Roth defeated No. 17 Rossi Bruno, 11-4, while Horan claimed a 9-4 decision over Angelo Latora. 
 
Unfortunately, the Wolverines came back with a pin of senior Scott Mattingly at 149 pounds and a sudden victory by Jaka Salazar over sophomore Lucas Smith extended their lead to 15-6. 
 
Ottinger was able to claim the Chippewas' final victory of the day at 174 pounds, defeating Collin Zeerip by decision, 7-3. The win pulled CMU within striking distance, 18-9, but a pin by Domenic Abounader over senior Craig Kelliher at 184 pounds secured the win for the Maize and Blue. 
 
CMU is back in action Dec. 21 when it travels to Northern Illinois. 
 
No. 19 Michigan 30, Central Michigan 9
125: Conor Youtsey (U-M) win by forfeit; U-M, 6-0
133: No. 11 Joe Roth (CMU) dec. #17 Rossi Bruno, 11-4; U-M, 6-3
141: No. 11 Zach Horan (CMU) dec. Angelo Latora, 9-4; Tied, 6-6
149: No. 7 eric Grajales (U-M) pinned Scott Mattingly, 2:51; U-M, 12-6
157: Jake Salazar (U-M) dec. Lucas Smith, 4-2 SV; U-M, 15-6
165: No. 8 Dan Yates (U-M) dec. Nick Becker, 6-2; U-M, 18-6
174: No. 11 Mike Ottinger (CMU) dec. Collin Zeerip, 7-3; U-M, 18-9
184: Domenic Abounader (U-M) pinned Craig Kelliher, 3:53; U-M, 24-9
197: Chris Heald (U-M) dec. Jackson Lewis, 6-5; U-M, 27-9
285: No. 4 Adam Coon (U-M) dec. Adam Robinson, 9-2; U-M, 30-9
 
 
Eastern Michigan:
 
Eagles Place Seven at Cleveland State Open
Abro and Klosz grab second-place finishes in respective weight classes
 
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Eastern Michigan University wrestling squad had seven grapplers place at the Cleveland State Open, Saturday, Dec. 14 at Woodling Gym in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
Both James Klosz (Parma, Ohio-Holy Name) and Anthony Abro (Canton, Mich,-Canton) claimed second-place finishes for the Eagles in their respective weight classes. After earning a bye in the first round, Klosz went on to win four-straight bouts in the championship bracket at 157 lbs. before falling in a 6-4 decision in the finals to Old Dominion's Jordan Marshall.
 
Abro also earned a bye in the first round and went on to win three-straight bouts using two decisions and one major decision to get to the finals. Abro was unable to hold off Big Ten completion Josh Fox from Ohio State as he fell in a 7-4 decision in the finals at 184 lbs.
 
Freshman Shayne Wireman (Lansing, Mich.-Holt) placed for the third time in as many tournament showings as he picked up a third-place spot in the 125 lb. weight class. The Lansing, Mich. native grabbed a 12-1 major decision in his first bout of the night before falling in 2:57 in his second bout to Virginia's Will Mason. The "true" freshman went on to win six-straight bouts en route to placing in his third tournament of the season. Wireman defeated Michigan's Sean Boyle in the deciding match as he grabbed a 2-0 decision.
  
The Green and White saw a third-place finish in the 157 lb. weight class as redshirt-senior Brandon Zeerip (Freemont, Mich.-Hesperia) won five bouts but was unable to defeat Klosz in the semifinals as he fell in an 8-4 decision to his teammate. In the fifth-place match, Zeerip grabbed a 7-5 decision over Ohio's Andrew Romanchik to place in his first tournament of the season.
  
EMU saw its third third-place finish of the day when sophomore Jacob Davis (North Ridgeville, Ohio-St. Edward) secured wins in his first four bouts at 165 lbs. before falling to Edinboro's Casey Fuller in the semifinals. Davis faced off against MAC foe Devin Geoghegan in the bout that determined the third and fourth-place finisher and was able to come away with a 13-3 major decision to grab the third-place spot for the Eagles.
  
Redshirt-senior Mike LeHolm (Jackson, Mich.-Jackson Northwest) clinched a fifth-place spot in the 149 lb. weight class as he went 4-2 on the afternoon The Jackson, Mich. native won three-straight bouts before falling in a 2-1 decision to Mid-American Conference foe Cullen Cummings of Ohio. LeHolm grabbed the fifth-place spot after Purdue's Alex Griffin forfeited due to injury.
  
Freshman Austin Geerlings (Kentwood, Mich.-East Kentwood) was the final wrestler to place for Eastern as he grabbed a fifth-place finish, going 5-2 on the day. Geerlings earned a 10-3 decision over MAC competition, Connor Moynihan from Central Michigan in his first bout of the day en route to his fifth-place finish. The Kentwood, Mich. native clinched a 5-2 decision in the fifth-place match to place in his second tournament of his collegiate campaign.
  
"It was a very long but successful day," said Head Coach Derek DelPorto, "We had a lot of our guys wrestle a bunch of matches and all of our guys faced great competition. We will continue to train and try to peek for the Midlands (Dec. 28-29)."
  
Eastern Michigan returns to Ypsilanti to take on Olivet College on Wrestler's Night, Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Bowen Field House.
 
 
Kent State:
 
Flashes to Host Old Dominion and Ohio State
 
Old Dominion will make its first M.A.C. Center appearance as a member of the Mid-American Conference Monday night and Kent State will host No. 7 Ohio State Thursday night as the Golden Flashes (4-3, 1-0 MAC) host two dual meets in four days.  Coming off a 38-3 blasting of Buffalo the Flashes have won four straight duals.  Both duals are slated to begin at 7 p.m.
  
Live Video & Audio
Live video of Monday's dual can be seen on mac-sports.com. Thursday's dual can be seen with a subscription to FloWrestling.  Live audio with Matt Miller can be heard on the Golden Flashes Radio channel on iHeartRadio.
  
MAC Duals
The Monarchs are the first of three new opponents on the 2013-14 conference schedule.  Kent State will also take on Northern Iowa (Feb. 9) and Missouri (Feb. 21) for the first time in a conference dual this season.
 
Since the 2005-06 season, Kent State has gone 34-6-1 in MAC duals, including a 10-1 mark since the 2011-12 season.  During that time, the Golden Flashes have not lost a MAC dual to a team other than Central Michigan, going 32-0-1 against the combination of Northern Illinois, Buffalo, Ohio and Eastern Michigan. 
 
Quick Shots
• The Golden Flashes have finished in one of the top two spots in the MAC regular season standings in each of the previous eight seasons.
• Kent State does not have a single senior in its starting lineup
• Six Flashes are ranked in the Top 30 by WrestlingReport.com.
• Three of Kent State's four dual wins are by 21 points or more
• Since Head Coach Jim Andrassy's third season (2005-06), the Golden Flashes have gone 113-40-1 in dual meets.
• The Flashes have won 13 of their last 16 duals at the M.A.C. Center.
• Sophomore Ian Miller is tied for fifth place among Kent State's career pin leaders with 27.
  
The Competition
During the opening weekend of the season Old Dominion earned dual victories over North Carolina (25-6) and Wisconsin (20-19), who is No. 22 in the latest coaches poll.  Four Monarchs are in the latest MAC rankings in the first five weight classes.  In its MAC opener on Dec. 6, ODU fell to Eastern Michigan 21-19, despite getting back-to-back pins from Chris Mecate and Alexander Richardson at 141 and 149.
  
Ohio State has won each of its first four duals by 15 or more points.  The Buckeyes recently finished third at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.  Two-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber won a Vegas title at 141 and Johnni DiJulius won a title at 133.  Six others placed in the top eight.  Ohio State returns six NCAA qualifiers from last season.
  
MAC Rankings
The December Mid-American Conference Rankings were released Thursday as voted upon by conference coaches.  Seven Golden Flashes were in the top for spots. 
  
History vs. Opponents
Kent State holds an 8-2 all-time series lead against Old Dominion, including victories in each of the past two seasons at the Virginia Duals.  Returning winners from last year's 27-6 victory over the Monarchs include Mack McGuire, Caleb Marsh and Sam Wheeler.  ODU will be making its first trip to the M.A.C. Center in program history.
  
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Kent State 16-8, including a 27-10 win in Columbus last year.  Sam Wheeler had one of the Flashes' three victories.  The last time the in-state rivals met in Kent, each team won five matches in a 22-15 OSU win.  Kent State's last series victory came in January of 2007.
    
Projected Lineups:  Old Dominion at Kent State
 125 – No. 27 Jerome Robinson (0-1) or Brandon Jeske (5-5) vs. Del Vinas (12-6, 0-0 duals)
 133 – Scott Festejo (2-3) or Michael Hayes (4-3)  vs. No. 23 Mack McGuire (10-3, 5-2 duals)
 141 – No. 9 Chris Mecate (9-3) vs. No. 18 Tyler Small (8-4, 4-3 duals)
 149 – No. 23 Alexander Richardson (8-3) vs. No. 26 Mike DePalma (13-6, 4-3 duals)
 157 – No. 14 Tristan Warner (8-2) vs. No. 8 Ian Miller (11-1, 6-1 duals)
 165 – Dillon Geoghegan (1-5) or Devin Geoghegan (6-4) vs. Tyler Buckwalter (1-0, 1-0 duals)
 174 – Billy Curling (3-3) vs. No. 22 Caleb Marsh (4-2, 4-2 duals)
 184 – Austin Coburn (11-7) vs. No. 16 Sam Wheeler (11-1, 7-0 duals)
 197 – No. 27 Kevin Beazley (5-4) or Jake Henderson (4-2) vs. Cole Baxter (12-5, 6-1)
 285 – Matt Tourdot (6-4) vs. Mimmo Lytle (4-6, 3-4 duals)
 Rankings from WrestlingReport.com
 
Strong Lineup Run
Since Nov. 16, the Flashes have been particularly strong in four consecutive weight classes from 133 to 157.  During that time Mack McGuire is 8-2, Tyler Small is 8-1, Mike DePalma is 13-3 and Ian Miller is 9-0.
  
Up Next
The Golden Flashes will come back from a brief winter break to compete in the Southern Scuffle Jan. 1-2 in Chattanooga. 
 
 
Missouri:
 
Six Champs Crowned at UNI Open; Ten Tigers advance to first place bouts Saturday
 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The eighth-ranked Missouri Tigers wrestling program continues to crown champions this season, placing first in six of 10 weight classes at the UNI Open Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In the final event of the 2013 calendar year, 10 Tigers advanced to the finals, and a total of 19 grapplers finished in the top-5 of their respective brackets. Mizzou has had six champions one other time this season, in early November at the Daktronics Open on South Dakota State's campus.
 
At 133 pounds, senior Eric Wilson simply never gave up. In his first match of the day, the Colorado-native trailed Drew Walker of Campbell University with little time left. But the senior battled and battled and eventually scored two points on Walker with seconds remaining. Wilson met with Northern Iowa's Levi Wolfensperger In the finals, and again took the lead in the third after trailing for the majority of the bout. Wilson trailed 4-2 with two minutes remaining, but found a way to turn Wolfensperger for a three backpoints and an eventual 5-4 decision. Wolfensperger was nearly an All-American last year, falling to former Tiger Nathan McCormick in the All-American round via the fall.
 
Two Tigers, Lavion Mayes and Trevor Jauch, advanced to the 141-pound final with Jauch edging out Mayes. As time ticked away in the third, Mayes escaped Jauch's grasp to take a 4-3 lead, but the Tiger sophomore fired right back with another double leg, making the score 5-4 with under 20 seconds left. Jauch wrestled hard all day, tabbing two wins via major decision and a fall in the first round.
 
Junior-captain Drake Houdashelt did what he does best on the mat Saturday, winning all five matches with bonus points, outscoring his counterparts 88-19, including the 21 points he scored in a pin over Jacob Colon. Houdashelt responded well after his first loss of the season to Tywan Claxton of Ohio earlier this month. He ranks No. 3 in the nation at 149 pounds, a weight class that has been a game of musical chairs in the top-5 so far this year. 
 
If one thing stood out on Saturday, it is that the Tigers continue to shine at 157 pounds this season. Not only do they have the sixth-ranked 157-pounder in the nation in Kyle Bradley, who took the title match, but freshman Joey Lavallee just keeps on winning in open tournaments. The two combined have finished either first or second in six of seven open tournaments this year, with the exception being Lavallee's fourth place finish at the Daktronics Open, his first collegiate wrestling tournament ever.
 The 165-pound final also showcased two Tigers in seniors Zach Toal and Jordan Gagliano. Toal only needed 2:14 to top his teammate by pin, his third of the afternoon. Toal, ranked No. 10, improves to 12-1 on the year with five falls.
 
True freshman J'den Cox, ranked 12th by USA Today/AWN at 197-pounds, continued to dominate open tournaments with his third title in as many tries. Cox blew through the top of his bracket, posting four decision wins while never being taken down by his opponents. In the final, Cox faced off against Northern Iowa's Basil Minto. Cox scored in the first few minutes of the match to lead 3-0, and was able to defend against an urgent Minto en route to a 3-1 win. He, like Houdashelt, responded well after falling to Ohio's Phil Wellington last Friday.
 
Mizzou dropped championship bouts at 125 and 184 pounds. Redshirt freshman Zach Synon lost a shootout to Northern Iowa's Dylan Peters, 11-8. Synon struck first with a takedown early, but Peters responded with a reversal, escape and takedown of his own after Synon was pegged for a locked hands penalty. Mizzou's 125-pounder battled hard on top in the third period but couldn't find a way to turn Peters. Mizzou's junior-captain Johnny Eblen lost his final match of the day to Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus, 3-1. Eblen held a 1-0 lead all the way into the third, but Steinhaus escaped the down position to start the period, and followed with a takedown at the edge of the circle. Steinhaus ranks as high as fourth in the nation for the Gophers.
 
In addition, nine Tigers placed third, fourth or fifth. 
 
 
Northern Iowa:
 
Peters Wins UNI Open Title, 11 Panthers Medal 
 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Eleven University of Northern Iowa wrestlers medaled at their own UNI Open presented by Doughy Joey's.
 
Medalists by weight class:
125 – Dylan Peters 1st 
133 – Levi Wolfensperger 2nd; Tyler Willers 4th 
141 – Adam Perrin 5th 
149 – Tyler Patten 5th 
157 – Zach Witte 3rd 
165 – Curt Maas 4th 
197 – Basil Minto 2nd; Jared Bartel 4th 
285 – Blaize Cabell 2nd; Cody Krumweide 6th 
 
“We had some situations that we had to put away,” said head coach Doug Schwab. “We also had a lot of situations where some guys lost early and came back strong. We just need to get sharper, and we have a lot of weight classes up in the air right now.”
 
Dylan Peters, a redshirt freshman, earned the 125-pound title, earning his 10th and quickest pin of the season. He started out the day with a 19 second fall over Trevor Schultz of Minnesota State Mankato. He would go on to earn two more major decision wins and one decision to take first.
 
At 133 pounds, junior Levi Wolfensperger started the day with three pins, but fell in a 5-4 decision to take second.
 
Basil Minto had to fight off teammate Jared Bartel, but was unable to beat eventual champion #15 J’Den Cox of Missouri. He lost by a 4-0 decision to take second in the 197-pound weight class. Bartel went on to take fourth, earning three pins along the way.
 
Zach Witte earned two major decisions to place third in the 157-pound weight class.
 
“We have lots of room to grow,” said Schwab. “This week we will focus on school and get some time away. It gives us a chance to heal up and prep for Midlands.”
 
The Panthers have a week off competition during the student-athletes’ final exam week and return to action at the  51st Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships Dec. 29-30 in Evanston, Ill.
 
UNI’s next home wrestling dual is at 7 p.m. Jan. 11.
 
125
DYLAN PETERS 1st (4-0): Peters pins Trevor Schultz (Minnesota State Mankato), 0:19; Peters maj. dec. Cody Hummer (Missouri), 14-4; Peters maj. dec. Brenan Lyon (Michigan State), 13-2; Peters dec. Zach Synon (Missouri), 11-7 
MARK JOLCOVER (1-2): Austin Anderson (Iowa State) maj. dec. Jolcover, 11-1; Jolcover dec. Hermilo Esquivel (Michigan State), 1-0: Drake Swarm (Iowa State) maj. dec. Jolcover, 15-1 
 
133
LEVI WOLFENSPERGER 2nd (3-1): Wolfensperger pins Terry Turner (Michigan State), 5:28; Wolfensperger pins Cole Baumgartner (Missouri), 5:40; Wolfensperger pins Matt Manley (Missouri), 7:24; Eric Wilson (Missouri) dec. Wolfensperger, 5-4 
TYLER WILLERS (4th): Willers dec. Cris Lopez (Iowa State), 9-2; Willers dec. Alan Waters (Missouri), 8-3; Eric Wilson (Missouri) dec. Willers, 4-3; Willers dec. Cole Baumngartner (Missouri), 11-5; Matt Manley (Missouri) pins Willers, 2:40 
 
141
ADAM PERRIN tied 5th (3-1): Perrin dec. Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell University), 8-3; Perrin dec. Kyle White (South Dakota State), 6-2; Perrin dec. Tony DeAngelo (Missouri), 8-6; Trevor Jauch (Missouri) maj. dec. Perrin, 14-1 
JAKE HODGES (1-2): Hodges dec. Adam Staudt (Iowa State), 3-1; Trevor Jauch (Missouri) maj. dec. Hodges, 13-1; Brian Gibbs (Michigan State) pins Hodges, 2:30 
JESSE ETHERINGTON (1-2): Stephen Mincey (Iowa Lakes) pins Etherington, 3:56; Etherington dec. Shayden Terukina (Iowa State), 11-5; Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell University) pins Etherington, 5:25 
 
149
TYLER PATTEN 5th (5-2): Patten dec. Andrew Napieraj (North Dakota State); Patten maj. dec. Brandon Brunner (South Dakota State), 10-0; Brent Jorge (Campbell University) dec. Patten, 9-5; Patten dec. Nicholas Trimble (Michigan State), 5-3 OT; Patten maj. dec. Tyler Nation (Iowa Western), 10-0; Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) tech fall Patten, 16-0; Patten dec. Blake Pepper (Missouri), 10-8 
JARED DEGEETER (0-2): Jeremy Kelly (Minnesota State) dec. DeGeeter, 9-4; Lucas Zilverberg (South Dakota State) dec. Patten, 7-0 
RYAN HALL (1-2): Blake Pepper (Missouri) dec. Hall, 7-2; Hall dec. Brandon Brunner (South Dakota State), 5-2; Brandon Rice (Missouri) dec. Hall, 7-4 
 
157
ZACH WITTE 3rd (4-1): Witte maj. dec Lucas Volpe (Southern Illinois – Edwardsville), 11-1; Witte maj. dec. Colin Strickland (Iowa State), 11-1; Joseph LaVallee (Missouri) pins Witte, 2:30; Witte dec. Roger Wildmo (Michigan State), 6-3; Witte dec. Colin Holler (South Dakota State), 4-3 
TAYLOR BERGER (2-2): Berger wins by injury Sam Zimmerman (Southern Illinois – Edwardsville), 0:00; Colin Holler (South Dakota State) maj. dec. Berger, 13-1; Berger maj. dec. Daniel Luty (Campbell University), 15-5; Roger Wildmo (Michigan State) pins Berger, 0:57 
 
165
CURT MAAS 4th (4-2): Jordan Gagliano (Missouri) maj. dec. Maas, 14-6; Maas dec. Ben Swalla (Iowa State), 6-0; Maas dec. Troy Lamson (Michigan State), 9-7; Maas dec. Max Krieger (Iowa State), 6-0; Maas dec. Bobby Nash (Michigan State), 2-0; Daniel Woiwor (Iowa State) dec. Maas, 8-5 
 
174
AUSTIN GELBACH (2-2): Gelbach dec. Tyler Prazma (Missouri), 4-2; John Nething II (South Dakota State) dec. Gelbach, 6-1; Gelbach dec. Cody Ryba (Campbell), 3-1; Tyler Prazma (Missouri) dec. Gelbach, 7-1 
CHASE SHEDENHELM (1-2): Shedenhelm pins Nick Boone (Missouri), 6:15; McCoy Newberg (Nebraska) dec. Shedenhelm, 10-4; Cody Ryba (Campbell) maj. dec. Shedenhelm, 13-2 
AARON MCMURPHY (1-2): Austin Lindsay (South Dakota State) pins McMurphy, 0:35; McMurphy dec. Chris Whilden (Iowa Central), 3-0; Darick Vancura (Minnesota State) pins McMurphy, :22 
 
184
ERIK LUX (1-2): Lux dec. Damonte Stogner (Unattached), 9-2; Devin Peterson (Grand View) pins Lux, 1:36;  Ben Schwery (South Dakota State) dec. Lux, 3-1 
A.J. MCBROOM (0-2): Jake Turk (South Dakota State) dec. McBroom, 6-5; Jake Tindle (Southern Illinois – Edwardsville) dec. McBroom, 9-7 
 
197
BASIL MINTO 2nd (3-1): Minto pins Mike Hale (Iowa Central), 1:05; Minto dec. Aaron Studebaker (Nebraska), 3-1; Minto dec. Jared Bartel (UNI), 2-1; #15 J’Den Cox (Missouri) dec. Minto, 4-0 
JARED BARTEL 4th (4-1): Bartel pins Matthew McClimens (Southern Illinois – Edwardsville), 2:28; Bartel pins Mike Kessler (Minnesota State), 1:49; Bartel dec. Nick McDiarmid (Michigan State), 3-1 OT; Basil Minto (UNI) dec. Bartel, 3-1; Bartel pins Nathan Rotert (South Dakota State), 5:35 
KYLE BEALE (0-1): Dane Pestano (Iowa State) pins Beale, 4:50 
 
285
BLAIZE CABELL 2nd (3-1): Cabell dec. J.J. Everard (South Dakota State), 10-7; Cabell tech fall Dan Lovik (Minnesota State Mankato), 16-1; Cabell dec. Justin Heberlie (Missouri), 10-4; #9 Mike McClure (Michigan State) maj. dec. 12-1 
CODY KRUMWEIDE 6th (2-3): Krumweide pins Corby Running (Minnesota State Mankato), 2:13; Krumweide dec. Devon Mellon (Missouri), 5-4; Mike McClure (Michigan State) tech fall Krumweide, 15-1; Eloheim Palma (Campbell University) dec. Krumweide, 3-2; Devon Mellon (Missouri) dec. Krumweide, 8-1 
 
IN THE RANKS
The Panther team has moved up in the NWCA coaches poll. UNI cracked the top 10. Six Panthers also have earned national rankings:
 
125 – Dylan Peters 8th AWN, 7th InterMat 
133 – Joe Colon 7th AWN and InterMat 
141 – Joey Lazor 15th InterMat 
165 – Cooper Moore 13th AWN, 15th InterMat 
174 – Cody Caldwell 19th AWN, 18th InterMat 
184 – Ryan Loder 3rd AWN, 5th InterMat 
 
 
Ohio:
 
Ohio Downs Appalachian State, 27-12
Hightower picks up his team-best 13th win on the year
 
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University wrestling team (4-1) opened its 2013-14 home campaign in style Sunday morning as it defeated Appalachian State 27-12 inside the Convocation Center.
 
Redshirt sophomore Spartak Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) opened the duel with a 12-9 decision over ASU's Nick Hall, giving the Bobcats an early 3-0 lead and snapped his two bout-losing streak.
 
Redshirt junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) continued Ohio's momentum, with a 4-0 victory by decision versus ASU's Zach Strickland, raising the Bobcats' lead 6-0.
 
Appalachian State got on the board after Colin Hedash defeated Ohio's redshirt sophomore Marshal Willet (Broadview Heights, Ohio) by decision (6-3), but the Bobcats responded in the following bout with a fall by redshirt senior Ryan Garringer (Downers Grove, Ill). Garringer's pin of ASU's Nick Vetell marked his third fall of the season.
 
Redshirt Sophomore Phillip Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) continued the Bobcats' drive, defeating ASU's Kacee Hutchinson by a 15-0 technical fall, pushing their lead to 17-3, earning his eighth-consecutive win on the year.
 
Redshirt senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) gave the Bobcats a 20-3 lead after he defeated Denzel Dejournette 9-5 to pick up his 12th win on the year.
 
Both teams would trade victories in the final four bouts as Ohio would go on to secure the win.
 
Ohio closes out the 2013 calendar year on Dec. 22 at the Reno Tournament of Champions, the tournament is set to begin at 9 a.m.
 
FINAL RESULTS- OHIO 27, ASU 12
 157- No. 19 Spartak Chino (6-3) 12, Nick Hall (1-8) 9, dec. - Ohio 3, ASU 0
 165- Harrison Hightower (13-3) 4, Zach Strickland (9-6) 0, dec. - Ohio 6, ASU 0
 174- Colin Hedash (11-4) 7, Marshal Willet (4-4) 3, dec. - Ohio 6, ASU 3
 184- Ryan Garringer (5-5) fall, Nick Vetell (3-5), - Ohio 12, ASU 3
 197- Phil Wellington (12-1) 15, Kacee Hutchinson (0-1) 0, tech. fall - Ohio 17, ASU 3
 HWT- Jeremy Johnson (12-2) 9, Denzel Dejournette (9-7) 5, dec. - Ohio 20, ASU 3
 125- Dominic Parisi (8-4) fall, KeVon Powell (1-4) - Ohio 20, ASU 9
 133- Kagan Squire (2-2) 6, Chris Johnson (0-1) dec. - Ohio 23, ASU 9
 141- Noah Forrider (11-6) 15, Acton Pifer (3-5) 6, major dec. - Ohio 27, ASU 9
 149- Dylan Contrell (14-1) 6, Tywan Claxton (11-2) 4, dec. - Ohio 27, ASU 12