MAC Wrestling Weekend Recap: Feb. 8th

Updated 2/8/2014

MAC Wrestling Scoreboard

Friday, Feb. 7th

No. 9 Missouri 41, Buffalo 0
 
Saturday, Feb. 8th
Kent State 19, Northern Illinois 18
No. 9 Missouri 18, Eastern Michigan 15
No. 5 Northern Iowa 24, No. 17 Iowa State 13
Ohio 21, Clarion 16
 
Sunday, Feb. 9th
Buffalo 27, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 12
Eastern Michigan 41, Cambellesville 3
Eastern Michigan 24, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 13
Northern Iowa 19, Kent State 18
Old Dominion 22, Ohio 15
 
 
Here is a review of this weekend's MAC wrestling action.
 
 
Buffalo:
 
Bulls Dominate Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 27-12; Stutzman Earns 100th Career Win
 
EDWARDSVILLE, IL - The University at Buffalo wrestling team (3-14, 0-6 MAC) picked up their most dominant performance of the season on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville by the score of 27-12. The win for the Bulls marked the 100th career dual meet victory for head coach John Stutzman.
 
"It's been a tough stretch for the guys but they continue to fight hard and give their all," said first year head coach John Stutzman. "This win was very important for us and now we must move on, and get ready for Binghamton next weekend."
 
The Bulls snapped a seven match losing streak on Sunday by recording a season-high three victories by fall on the afternoon. The previous season-high for pins in a dual was two when the Bulls defeated Seton Hill earlier this season.
 
Max Soria started the match off for the Bulls with his best effort of the season at 125 pounds. Soria wasted no time as he earned his first victory by fall this season and the third of his career at the 1:56 mark of the opening period.
 
Buffalo was able to extend their early lead to 9-0 at 133 pounds as Justin Farmer picked up his 10th victory of the season with a decisive 5-1 victory over John Petrov. Farmer set the tempo from early on and never let his opponent back in the match.
 
At 141 pounds, Nick Flannery continued to make the Bulls lead grow as he earned his second victory by fall on the season at the 3:53 mark of the second period. With the win, Flannery has 15 victories this season for the Bulls, ranking him third on the team.
 
The Bulls continued to put the pressure on the Cougars in the next match as freshman Ryan Todora dominated Karsten Van Velsor at 149 pounds by the score of 5-1. The win for Todora was sixth of the season and his second dual meet victory of his young career.
 
The final pin of the afternoon for the Bulls came at 157 pounds as Wally Maziarz was able to win by fall at 2:57 of the second period. The fall victory was Maziarz's first of the season and the third of his career as he picked up his 12th win of the season.
 
The Maziarz pin gave the Bulls the dominant 24-0 lead after the first five matches of the afternoon and the Cougars were not able to come back from the early deficit.
 
Following back-to-back Cougar decision victories, Tony Lock put together another solid outing to pick up three points for the Bulls with the 5-2 decision victory over Deshaun White. Lock has been on a roll lately for the Bulls, picking up three wins in his last four duals. Lock now has a team-leading 17 wins on the season, a career-high for the sophomore.
 
The Bulls dropped the final two matches of the afternoon but the early lead the top of their lineup created could not be overcome by the Cougars as the Bulls held on to the 27-12 victory. Buffalo now has three dual meet victories on the season, three times as many wins as last season.
 
As a team the Bulls scored a season-high 53 points while earning 11 takedowns and five three point near falls.
 
Buffalo will return home on Friday, February 14 for a dual with Binghamton at 7:00 pm and then hit the road for a conference clash with Eastern Michigan on Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 pm.
 
Buffalo 27, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 12
 125: Max Soria (BUF) wins by pin over Dakota Leach (SIUE), 1:56
 133: Justin Farmer (BUF) wins by decision over John Petrov (SIUE), 5-1
 141: Nick Flannery (BUF) wins by pin over Brandon Brindley (SIUE), 3:53
 149: Ryan Todora (BUF) wins by decision over Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE), 5-1
 157: Wally Maziarz (BUF) wins by pin over Lucas Volpe (SIUE), 2:57 
 165: Matt Lester (SIUE) wins by decision over Tyler Rill (BUF), 7-3
 174: Jake Residori (SIUE) wins by decision over Jarred Lux (BUF), 10-5
 184: Tony Lock (BUF) wins by decision over Deshaun White (SIUE), 5-2
 197: Josh Wood (SIUE) wins by decision over Angelo Malvestuto (BUF), 7-4  
 285: David Devine (SIUE) wins by decision over James Benjamin (BUF), 12-5
 
 
No. 9 Missouri Tigers Top Buffalo Wrestling, 41-0
 
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Facing their third ranked opponent in the last four duals, the University at Buffalo wrestling team (2-14, 0-6 MAC) fell on the road at #9 Missouri on Friday night at the Hearnes Center by the score of 41-0.
 
The Bulls were not able to generate a victory on Friday for the first time since facing #1 Iowa on December 12.
 
The Bulls had their best chance to pick up points at 133 pounds as Justin Farmer fought hard for the Bulls against his opponent. In a hard fought battle, farmer fell in the final period to Matt Manley by the score of 5-2, giving the Tigers the early 6-0 lead. Trailing 3-2 entering the third period, Farmer started off strong with a takedown to make the score 3-2 but he could not get any closer in the final minute.
 
The only other Bulls to lose by decision on the night were Max Soria at 125 pounds and Tony Lock at 184 pounds.
 
Soria had a tough match against Barlow McGhee at 125 pounds as he was defeated by decision, 11-5. Soria was not able to prevent McGhee from getting the early lead as he took the 6-2 advantage into the second period. Soria was outscored 4-2 in the second period and was held scoreless in the final period as he fell to the standout freshman.
 
Tony Lock was denied his third straight win on Friday night as he was defeated by the score of 6-0 by Cody Johnston of Missouri. Lock battled hard for the Bulls as he trailed 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second period but he was not able to gain any points in his defeat. The sophomore is tied for the team lead with 16 victories on the season for the Bulls.
 
The Bulls will return to the mat on Sunday morning as they travel to take on Southern Illinois-Edwardsville for an 11 am dual.
 
 Results:
 125: Barlow McGhee (MIZZ) won by decision over Max Soria (BUF), 11-5
 133: Matt Manley (MIZZ) won by decision over Justin Farmer (BUF), 5-2
 141: #19 Lavion Mayes (MIZZ) won by fall over Nick Flannery (BUF), 6:37
 149: #1 Drake Houdashlet (MIZZ) won by major decision over Ryan Todora (BUF), 18-5
 157: Joey Lavallee (MIZZ) won by fall over Wally Maziarz (BUF), 3:59
 165: Jordan Gagliano (MIZZ) won by major decision over Tyler Rill (BUF), 14-5
 174: Mikey England (MIZZ) won by major decision over Jarred Lux (BUF), 10-2
 184: Cody Johnston (MIZZ) won by decision over Tony Lock (BUF), 6-0
 197: #3 J'den Cox (MIZZ) won by major decision over Angelo Malvestuto (BUF), 9-0
 285: Devin Mellon (MIZZ) won by major decision over James Benjamin (BUF), 17-3
 
 
Eastern Michigan:
 
Wrestling Takes Two in Edwardsville; Eagles defeat Campbellsville 41-3 before taking down Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 24-13
 
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Eastern Michigan University wrestling team closed out its non-conference schedule with two wins in Edwardsville, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 9. The Eagles first took a decisive 41-3 victory over Campbellsville before finishing the afternoon with a 24-13 win over host, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
  
"We didn't wrestle with quite the same energy and intensity, but we did enough to win," said Head Coach Derek DelPorto, "This has been a very long road trip and overall I am happy with our effort."
  
With the wins, the Green and White improve to 11-7 overall on the season. Eastern defeated Campbellsville with its largest margin of victory this year, grabbing wins in nine of the 10 bouts. Six of the Eagle victories were extra point matches with Dean Vettese (Rochester, Mich.-Rochester) and Mike Curby (Osseo, Mich.-HIllsdale) pinning their opponents, James Klosz (Parma, Ohio-Holy Name) and Cole Dillman (Leola, Pa.-Conestoga Valley) notching major decisions and both Jared Germaine (Saginaw, Mich,-Saginaw Valley) and Anthony Abro (Canton, Mich.-Canton) winning by forfeit.
  
EMU's final three victories of the dual came by decision as Shayne Wireman (Lansing, Mich.-Holt) wrestled up a weight class at 133 lbs., earning a 4-2 decision, while Mike LeHolm (Jackson, Mich.-Jackson Northwest) clinched a 3-1 decision at 149 lbs. and Devan Marry (Hudson, Mich.-Hudson) notched a 13-11 victory at 174 lbs.
  
After defeating the Tigers, Eastern turned around to take its second victory of the day as it won its first three bouts of the match against SIUE. Vincent Pizzuto (North Jackson, Ohio-Jackson Milton) secured his third victory of the week and sixth-straight win as he won by major decision at 133 lbs., while Nicholas Barber (Cleveland, Ohio-St. Edward) added a second extra point win for the Green and White with a 14-3 major decision at 141 lbs.
  
The Cougars responded with two decisions and a major decision of their own at 149 lbs., 165 lbs., and 174 lbs. before the Eagles won back-to-back bouts at 184 lbs. and 197 lbs. Redshirt-senior Phillip Joseph (Lapeer, Mich.-Lapeer East) notched the third major decision for EMU before Abro earned his second victory of the day at 197 lbs.
  
Southern Illinois-Edwardsville earned a sudden victory in the heavyweight division, but it was not enough as Eastern had already clinched the win in the previous bouts.
  
"We really need to fix our mistakes and be ready for Central and Buffalo this week," stated DelPorto, "These last two duals are very important."
  
With little time to rest, Eastern will close out its 2013-14 regular season schedule with two MAC duals as it will take on tough conference opponent Central Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, Feb. 13, before returning home for one final dual against Buffalo, Sunday, Feb. 16.
  
 Results
  
 Eastern Michigan 41, Cambellsville, 3
 125: Jared Germaine (EMU) won by forfeit (EMU, 6-0)
 133: Shayne Wireman (EMU) dec. Drew Ferguson (Campbellsville), 4-2 (EMU, 9-0)
 141: Colby Reinhart (Campbellsville) dec. Jacob Byers (EMU), 6-2 (EMU, 9-3)
 149: Mike LeHolm (EMU) dec. Sam Conner (Campbellsville), 3-1 (EMU, 12-3)
 157: James Klosz (EMU) maj. dec. Terry Harris (Campbellsville), 10-1 (EMU, 16-3)
 165: Dean Vettese (EMU) pinned Shelby Flyod (Campbellsville), 1:22 (EMU, 22-3)
 174: Devan Marry (EMU) dec. Travis McIntosh (Campbellsville), 13-11 (EMU, 25-3)
 184: Mike Curby (EMU) pinned Miguel Santis (Campbellsville), 4:00 (EMU, 31-3)
 197: Anthony Abro (EMU) won by forfeit (EMU, 37-3)
 HWT: Cole Dillman (EMU) maj. dec. Justin Sampson (Campbellsville), 10-1 (EMU, 41-3)
  
 Eastern Michigan 24, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 13
 125: Jared Germaine (EMU) dec. Dakota Leach (SIUE), 10-4 (EMU, 3-0)
 133: Vincent Pizzuto (EMU) maj. dec. John Petrov (SIUE), 12-3 (EMU, 7-0)
 141: Nicholas Barber (EMU) maj. dec. Brandon Brindley (SIUE), 14-3 (EMU, 11-0)
 149: Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) dec. Chris Rau (EMU), 13-10 (EMU, 11-3)
 157: James Klosz (EMU) pinned Lucas Volpe (SIUE), 3:36 (EMU, 17-3)
 165: Matthew Lester (SIUE) maj. dec. Dean Vettese (EMU), 9-0 (EMU, 17-7)
 174: Jake Residori (SIUE) dec. Jacob Davis (EMU), 7-5 (EMU, 17-10)
 184: Phillip Joseph (EMU) maj. dec. Derek Nagel (SIUE), 12-2 (21-10)
 197: Anthony Abro (EMU) dec. Josh Wood (SIUE), 11-4 (EMU, 24-10)
 HWT: David Devine (SIUE) dec. Khodor Hoballah (EMU), SV, 4-2 (EMU, 24-13)
 
 
No. 9 Missouri Outlasts Eastern in MAC Dual, 18-15;
Eagles fall in heartbreaking fashion in final bout of the afternoon
 
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Eastern Michigan University wrestling squad fell, 18-15, to No. 9 Missouri University in heartbreaking fashion, dropping the final bout of the match in a Mid-American Conference dual, Saturday, Feb. 8.
  
With the loss, the Eagles fall to 9-7 overall on the season and 1-4 in MAC duals. Meanwhile, No. 9 Missouri improves to 8-2 overall and 4-1 in league matches. EMU and the Tigers split the dual with five wins apiece, but two extra-point bouts allowed MU to take the narrow three-point victory.
  
"I was extremely happy with our effort today." said Head Coach Derek DelPorto, "We split five matches apiece with the No. 9 team in the country. We had our chances to beat them and fell just shy. We got taken down with a few seconds left at 157 lbs. to lose, and I thought we had England pinned at 174 lbs. Regardless, I think our guys felt great going into the match and gained confidence from this tight dual."
  
The Eagles got out to a fast start over the powerful Missouri squad when Jared Germaine (Saginaw, Mich.-Saginaw Valley) kept Barlow McGhee to only one escape, taking the 7-1 decision. Vincent Pizzuto (North Jackson, Ohio-Jackson Milton) grabbed his fifth conference victory with an 8-3 decision over No. 20 Matt Manley at 133 lbs., extending the Green and White lead to 6-0.
  
The Tigers earned extra points at 141 lbs. and 149 lbs. as No. 19 Lavion Mayes secured a major decision and No. 1 Drake Houdashelt clinched a technical fall with an 18-3 victory. Missouri won its third-straight bout at 157 lbs. when Joseph LaVallee won in a low scoring 3-1 decision with a last second takedown over Brandon Zeerip (Fremont, Mich.-Hesperia).
  
Eastern grabbed three-straight victories of its own, starting with Dean Vettese (Rochester, Mich.-Rochester) earning his second MAC victory with a 8-6 decision at 165 lbs. Sophomore Jacob Davis (North Ridgeville, Ohio-St. Edward) knotted the score at 12-12 in the 174 lb. weight class as he clinched a 10-7 decision before Phillip Joseph (Lapeer, Mich.-Lapeer East) handed the Eagles their second lead of the afternoon with a 5-2 decision over Missouri's Cody Johnson.
  
The Tigers tied the score at 15-15 when No.3 J'Den Cox clinched a 10-4 decision at 197 lbs. With the match on the line in the heavyweight division, Missouri's Devin Mellon secured a 5-2 decision, allowing the No. 9 Tigers to take the 18-15 victory from Eastern.
  
The Eagles will be back in action Sunday, Feb. 9 when they travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to close out its non-conference schedule with duals against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at 11 a.m. and a neutral site match against Campbellsville at 1 p.m.
 
Results:
125: No. 19 Jared Germaine (EMU) dec. Barlow McGhee (MU), 7-1 (EMU, 3-0)
133: Vincent Pizzuto (EMU) dec. No. 20 Matt Manley (MU), 8-3 (EMU, 6-0)
141: No. 19 Lavion Mayes (MU) maj. dec. Nicholas Barber (EMU), 14-4 (EMU, 6-4)
149: No. 1 Drake Houdashelt (MU) tech. fall Mike LeHolm (EMU), 18-3 (MU, 9-6)
157: Joseph LaVallee (MU) dec. Brandon Zeerip (EMU), 3-1 (MU, 12-6)
165: Dean Vettese (EMU) dec. Jordan Gagliano (MU), 8-6 (MU, 12-9)
174: Jacob Davis (EMU) dec. Mike England (MU), 10-7 (Tied, 12-12)
184: Phillip Joseph (EMU) dec. Cody Johnson (MU), 5-2 (EMU, 15-12)
197: No. 3 J'Den Cox (MU) dec. Anthony Abro (EMU), 10-4 (Tied, 15-15)
HWT: Devin Mellon (MU) dec. Khodor Hoballah (EMU), 5-2 (MU, 18-15)
 
 
Kent State:
 
Flashes Split 10 Matches with No. 5 Northern Iowa in Tiebreaker Loss
 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – In an unimaginable turn of events, No. 5 Northern Iowa's 59 match points to Kent State's 58 made the tiebreaking difference in a 19-18 Panther's win Sunday afternoon at West Gymnasium.  In its slimmest margin of victory this season, UNI remained unbeaten (11-0, 6-0 MAC).  Each team won five matches: three by decision, one major decision and one technical fall.
 
"I knew it would be tough without Ian (Miller) in the lineup, but going in I thought we matched up well against them," Head Coach Jim Andrassy said.  "I was really happy with the effort our guys gave.  Even the matches we lost, we wrestled hard throughout."
 
All four Golden Flashes who lost on Saturday at Northern Illinois, bounced back for victories on Sunday, while junior Tyler Small completed a 2-0 weekend.  Small's three-point tilt in the second period helped him to a 7-2 victory over Levi Wolfensperger.
 
Sophomore Michael DePalma then perfected his two-on-one tilt in a 17-2 tech fall over Tyler Patten.  Tied 2-2 after one period, DePalma meticulously executed four different three-point tilts in the second and on in the third.
 
"That just shows you how important it is to be good on top," Andrassy said.
 
Senior T.J. Keklak extended the Flashes' lead to 11-5 with a 9-7 decision over Jarrett Jensen.  Keklak opened the match with a four-point fireman's carry and hung on for his first career MAC dual win.
 
"There isn't a kid who deserves it more," Andrassy said of the team captain's work ethic.  "That could end up being his last dual and he deserves to go out on top."
 
The Flashes (10-9, 4-3 MAC) then dropped three consecutive tight matches from 165 to 184.  Riding time made the difference in sophomore Tyler Buckwalter's 5-4 loss to No. 11 Cooper Moore. Junior Caleb Marsh was tied 1-1 with a minute left in the third period, before getting caught in a five-point cradle.
 
Sophomore Cole Baxter gave Kent State the lead back 15-14, with a 9-1 major decision over Basil Minto.  Baxter scored takedowns on front headlocks three different times and built up several minutes of riding time.
 
Riding time was even more crucial at heavyweight in redshirt freshman Mimmo Lytle's 2-1 win over Blaize Cabell.  Both wrestlers earned escapes, but Cabell's did not come until late in the third period.
 
"Two or three months ago, I don't think Mimmo wins that match," Andrassy said.  "He used his weight to his advantage on top and he's figuring out how to win close matches."
 In the final match, No. 6 Dylan Peters claimed a 13-5 major decision over sophomore Del Vinas, to temporarily tie the dual at 18-18 all.  When the first two tiebreaking criteria were not met, officials counted and recounted total match points, discovering Northern Iowa's one-point edge.
 
"We looked much better than yesterday," Andrassy said.  "That was a very good team and we need to compete like that every time out.  We also showed we have that ability against Michigan and Virginia Tech.  But we need to be more consistent."
 
Kent State heads to Ohio State's St. John Arena Feb. 16-17 for the NWCA National Duals.  Pairings for the 14-team dual tournament are expected to be released Tuesday.
  
 Results
 133 – #1 Joe Colon (UNI) tech fall Mack McGuire (KSU), 17-2 (4:38)
 141 – Tyler Small (KSU) dec. Levi Wolfensperger (UNI), 7-2
 149 – Mike DePalma (KSU) tech fall Tyler Patten (UNI), 17-2 (5:17)
 157 – T.J. Keklak (KSU) dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 9-7
 165 – #11 Cooper Moore (UNI) dec. Tyler Buckwalter (KSU), 5-4
 174 –#17 Cody Caldwell (UNI) dec. Caleb Marsh (KSU), 6-1
 184 – #5 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. #13 Sam Wheeler (KSU), 5-2
 197 – Cole Baxter (KSU) maj. dec. Basil Minto (UNI), 9-1
 285 – Mimmo Lytle (KSU) dec. Blaize Cabell (UNI), 2-1
 125 –#6 Dylan Peters (UNI) maj. dec. Del Vinas (KSU), 13-5 
 
 
Tiebreaker Works in Flashes' Favor in 19-18 Win at Northern Illinois 
 
DEKALB, Ill. - Kent State's six individual wins gave the Golden Flashes a team tiebreaker point in a 19-18 victory over Northern Illinois Saturday inside Victor E. Court.  Drama built throughout the dual as each team won an overtime match and each side earned one-point victories in regulation.   
 
The Flashes (10-8, 4-2 MAC) won the first three matches from 125 to 141 and put together three straight decision victories from 165 to 184.  However, back-to back pins by the Huskies at 149 and 157 kept the dual too close for Kent State's comfort.
 
Sophomore Alfredo Gray picked an opportune time to claim his first career Mid-American Conference dual victory, a 3-2 decision over Nick Harrison.  Gray's first period takedown proved to be pivotal in both his match and the dual.  The Flashes were just 2-15 in dual meets at 125 and 0-5 in the MAC, heading into Saturday.
 
Sophomore Mack McGuire and junior Tyler Small kept things rolling with 13-9 and 9-6 decisions respectively.
 
A pair of first period pins put the Huskies on top 12-9 after five matches.  Sophomore Tyler Buckwalter tied the team score up 12-12 as his takedown in sudden victory, gave him an 8-6 win.
 
Junior Caleb Marsh was the most dominant of the Flashes throughout his match in a 7-2 win over Billy Chancey.
 
Sophomore Sam Wheeler held a 5-4 lead in the third period, before pulling away with a pair of takedowns in a 10-5 decision.
 
NIU ended its Senior Day with back-to-back victories at 197 and heavyweight, forcing the tiebreaker rules to come into effect.
 
"Too many of our guys are getting caught wrestling down to our opponents' level," Head Coach Jim Andrassy said.  "We need to forget about the opponent, dictate the pace and do what we do best."
 
Kent State will face its highest ranked opponent of the season Sunday, visiting No. 5 Northern Iowa.
  
 Results
 125: Alfredo Gray (KSU) dec.  Nick Harrison (NIU) 3-2
 133: Mack McGuire (KSU) dec. Nick Smith (NIU) 13-9
 141: Tyler Small (KSU) dec. Tyler Argue (NIU) 9-6
 149: Rob Jilliard (NIU) pin Mike DePalma (KSU) 0:46.
 157: Andrew Morse (NIU) pin T.J. Keklak (KSU) 2:19
 165: Tyler Buckwater (KSU) dec. Shaun'Qae McMurtry (NIU) 8-6 SV
 174: Caleb Marsh (KSU) dec. Billy Chancey (NIU) 7-2
 184: Sam Wheeler (KSU) dec. Caleb Busson (NIU) 10-5
 197: Shawn Scott (NIU) dec. Cole Baxter (KSU) 6-4 SV
 HWT: Jared Torrence (NIU) dec. Mimmo Lytle (KSU) 1-0 
 
 
Missouri:
 
Bonus Points Help No. 9-Tigers Edge Eastern Michigan 18-15;
Head Coach Brian Smith picked up career win No. 199 as a head coach, and his 197th win at Mizzou
 
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A day removed from a 41-0 win over Buffalo at the annual Beauty and the Beast event, the Tigers improved to 8-2 on the season and 5-1 in MAC competition with an 18-15 victory over Eastern Michigan. The two programs each won five of 10 matches on the afternoon, with bonus point victories from Lavion Mayes and Drake Houdashelt proving to be the difference. Heavyweight Devin Mellon won a 5-2 decision over EMU's Khodar Hoballah to power Mizzou past the Eagles in the final bout of the afternoon.
 
For the second time in as many weeks, Mizzou found themselves tied at 15-a-piece with Devin Mellon left to wrestle. Once again, Mellon answered the call with a 5-2 decision over Eastern Michigan's Khodar Hoballah. Mellon started the second period down and managed to shake Hoballah off the top for a reversal to take a 2-0 lead, one he would never relinquish. Mizzou's junior heavyweight rode his counterpart tough in the third to lock up over a minute of riding time, and added a late takedown for a 5-2 victory. Mellon topped Oklahoma's No. 16 Ross Larson last week to lead Mizzou to an 18-15 win over No. 6 Oklahoma.
 
"Devin (Mellon) showed great composure today. His opponent wasn't wrestling as aggressive as we expected and was trying to steal a win, and Devin just stuck with the game plan," said Head Coach Brian Smith. "(Hoballah) was hit for stalling early, and once he locked up riding time it changes the whole match. It forced him to take a bad shot and then Devin got that easy takedown at the end. He wrestled a good tactical match, which is tough to do in that situation. But he kept his composure and stuck to his game plan."
 
Mayes, tabbed at No. 19 in the nation at 141 pounds, put the Tigers on the board first. Mizzou's redshirt freshman put together an eight-point third period which included a three-point nearfall with less than 30 seconds remaining. His victory was his sixth major decision of the season. Mayes continues to impress in his first year as a starter, and looks to climb in the conference rankings next weekend when he is slated to face Old Dominion's No. 5 Chris Mecate.
 
Top-ranked 149-pounder Drake Houdashelt followed Mayes with a bonus point victory of his own in an 18-3 technical fall over Mike LeHolm. Houdashelt followed up an eight-takedown performance Friday night with six more on Saturday. His takedown at 5:42 into the bout increased his lead to 15 points, ending the match by technical fall.
 
True freshmen Joey Lavallee and J'den Cox both picked up decisions over their counterparts as well, at 157 and 197 pounds respectively.
 
Mizzou's victory on Saturday was Smith's 199th win as a NCAA wrestling head coach. Smith boasts a 197-90-3 record in his 16th year at the helm.
 
The Tigers will be back in action next Sunday, February 16, when they face the Old Dominion Monarchs. Mizzou made history last time out against Old Dominion, defeating the Monarchs 35 to negative-1 on opening weekend last year. The dual is slated to begin at 1p.m. from the Hearnes Center.
 
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RESULTS: MIZZOU 18, EMU 15
125: No. 19 Jared Germaine (EMU) won by decision over Barlow McGhee (MIZZ) 7-1. (3-0 EMU)
133: Vincent Pizzuto (EMU) won by decision over Matt Manley (MIZZ) 8-3. (6-0 EMU)
141: No. 19 Lavion Mayes (MIZZ) won by major decision over Nick Barber (EMU) 14-4. (6-4 EMU)
149: No. 1 Drake Houdashelt (MIZZ) won by tech fall over Mike Leholm (EMU) 5:42 18-3. (9-6 MIZZ)
157: Joey Lavallee (MIZZ) won by decision over Brandon Zeerip (EMU) 3-1. (12-6 MIZZ)
165: Dean Vettese (EMU) won by decision over Jordan Gagliano (MIZZ) 8-6. (12-9 MIZZ)
174: Jacob Davis (EMU) won by decision over Mike England (MIZZ) 10-7. (12-12)
184: Phillip Joseph (EMU) won by decision over Cody Johnston (MIZZ) 5-2. (15-12 EMU)
197: No. 3 J`den Cox (MIZZ) won by decision over Anthony Abro (EMU) 10-4. (15-15)
285: Devin Mellon (MIZZ) won by decision over Khodar Hoballah (EMU) 5-2. (18-15 MIZZ) 
 
 
No. 9-Tigers Blank Buffalo at Annual Beauty & the Beast;
Mizzou won all 10 bouts for the third time this season
 
COLUMBIA, Mo. - A week after a 28-6 loss at the hands of Oklahoma State, the ninth-ranked Missouri Tigers bounced back Friday night with a 41-0 shutout over the Buffalo Bulls. For the third time this season the Missouri wrestlers swept their opponent, taking all 10 bouts by way of two falls, three decisions, and five major decisions on the night.
 
At 141 pounds, freshman Lavion Mayes grappled through three periods notching four takedowns and two escapes before sealing his victory over Buffalo's Nick Flannery with a fall at 6:37. Mayes's continued success has recently earned him a spot in the top-20 rankings at 141 pounds, where he's listed at No. 19.
 
"Lavion (Mayes) knew it'd be a tough match and he knew he had to be smart against (Nick Flannery). He did a great job and stuck with the game plan, and when the shots were there he blew through them," said Head Coach Brian Smith following his team's third shutout of the season.
 
Freshman Joey Lavallee also won by fall in the 157-pound bout at 3:59. Lavallee defeated the Bull's Wally Maziarz for his 22nd win this season.
 
The first major decision came at 149 pounds as No. 1 ranked Drake Houdashelt cruised to his 17th consecutive victory and an 18-5 major decision over Buffalo freshman Ryan Todora. Other major decisions came at 165, 174, 197, and HWT bouts.
 
Freshmen Barlow McGhee (125), Matt Manley (133), and sophomore Cody Johnston (184) added decisions for the Tigers.
 
The Tiger's seventh victory came in front of a crowd of over 3,000 fans at Mizzou Athletics' annual Beauty and the Beast event. On the adjacent floor, Mizzou Gymnastics also came out victorious over the Southeast Missouri Redhawks.
 
The Missouri Tigers have a quick turnaround and will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 8. The squad will be squaring off against MAC conference foe Eastern Michigan for the second time ever, with the Tigers holding a 2-0 advantage all-time.
 
"In these quick turnarounds like we have this weekend, it's all about your mindset. Your mindset has to be `We won, but now we have to do it again tomorrow'," said Smith. "Eastern Michigan is a good team with some guys highly ranked in the conference. It's quick turnarounds like this that prepare you for conference tournaments and the NCAA's."
 
The dual will kickoff at 1:00 pm at the Hearnes Center. 
 
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RESULTS: Missouri 41, Buffalo 0
 
125 - Barlow McGhee (MIZZ) decision over Max Soria (BUFF), 11-5. (3-0 MIZZ)
133 - Matt Manley (MIZZ) decision over Justin Farmer (BUFF), 5-2. (6-0 MIZZ)
141 - No. 19 Lavion Mayes (MIZZ) fall over Nick Flannery (BUFF) at 6:37. (12-0 MIZZ)
149 - No. 1 Drake Houdashelt (MIZZ) major dec. over Ryan Todora (BUFF), 18-5. (16-0 MIZZ)
157 - Joey Lavallee (MIZZ) fall over Wally Maziarz (BUFF), 3:59. (22-0 MIZZ)
165 - Jordan Gagliano (MIZZ) major decision over Tyler Rill (BUFF), 14-5. (26-0 MIZZ)
174 - Mikey England (MIZZ) major decision over Jarred Lux (BUFF), 10-2.(30-0 MIZZ)
184 - Cody Johnston (MIZZ) decision over Tony Lock (BUFF), 6-0. (33-0 MIZZ)
197 - No. 3 J'den Cox (MIZZ) major decision over Angelo Malvestuto (BUFF), 9-0. (37-0 MIZZ)
HWT - Devin Mellon (MIZZ) major decision over James Benjamin (BUFF), 17-3. (41-0 MIZZ)
 
 
Northern Illinois:
 
Kent State Tops Huskies on Criteria, 19-18;
Jillard, Morse, Scott and Torrence earn wins on Senior Day
 
DeKALB, Ill. – The Northern Illinois University wrestling team pushed Kent State to the brink Saturday afternoon on Senior Day, but lost on criteria to the Golden Flashes, 19-18.
 
NIU (6-10, 1-6 MAC) came from behind to tie the match at 18-18 against the Golden Flashes (10-8, 4-2 MAC) with wins at 197 and 285. However, the Huskies ultimately lost the dual, as KSU took the tiebreaker with six wins in the meet.
 
“I feel good about the way we wrestled,” said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. “Again, what we’ve been working on is closing the gap and working on those little things to get your hand raised. Every match we wrestled out here was an extremely tight bout from 125 on up. Clearly, you can see tonight when we’re offensive an believe in our attacks, we make good things happen. When we sit around and let the match come to us, bad things happen.”
 
KSU got on the board first when Nick Harrison fell in a 3-2 decision to Alfredo Gray. After surrendering a quick takedown, Harrison tied the match at 2-2 with a pair of escapes, but gave up an escape to begin the third period and provide the final tally.
 
At 133, Nick Smith and Mack McGuire engaged in a high-scoring affair. After McGuire got out to a quick 4-0 lead following a takedown-nearfall combo, Smith battled back and finished the period trailing only, 4-3. However, McGuire kept Smith at bay and eventually captured a 13-8 decision.
 
Tyler Argue nearly tied the dual in the first period of the 141 match, only came away with a 4-0 lead against Tyler Small. Small, though, battled back to claim a 6-5 lead after two periods and got a takedown in the final 30 seconds en route to a 9-6 win for the Golden Flashes.
 
The Huskies, though, countered with back-to-back pins prior to the intermission, giving them a 12-9 lead. Rob Jillard got NIU on the board with a quick pin of Mike DePalma at 149 pounds. That momentum carried over to the 157 match, where Andrew Morse stuck KSU’s T.J. Keklak with 41 seconds remaining in the first period.
 
The Golden Flashes tied the dual at 165 when Tyler Buckwalter defeated Shaun’Qae McMurtry. Facing a 5-2 deficit late in the third period, McMurtry managed to fight back and send the match into overtime, only to have Buckwalter get the deciding takedown in sudden victory.
 
Caleb Marsh gave the lead back to the Golden Flashes in the 174 match, as he scored a 7-2 decision against Billy Chancey. The KSU lead pushed to 18-12 when Caleb Busson fell to 13th-ranked Sam Wheeler, 10-5.
 
Shawn Scott kept the Huskies alive with a 6-4 decision in sudden victory over Cole Baxter. Trailing by two with less than a minute left in regulation, the NIU redshirt freshman executed a reversal to send the match into overtime. From there, Scott landed the single leg and scored a takedown for the winning margin.
 
Jared Torrence would cap the day with a 1-0 victory over Mimmo Lytle in the heavyweight match. Torrence scored an escape in the second period, but was unable to earn bonus points via major decision or pin.
 
NIU goes on the road next weekend, as they head to Brookings, S.D., to face the South Dakota State Jackrabbits Friday, Feb. 14. The dual starts at 7 p.m. inside SDSU’s Frost Arena.
 
Kent State 19, NIU 18
125: Alfredo Gray (KSU) dec. Nick Harrison (NIU), 3-2
133: Mack McGuire (KSU) dec. Nick Smith (NIU), 13-8
141: Tyler Small (KSU) dec. Tyler Argue (NIU), 9-6
149: Rob Jillard (NIU) pins Mike DePalma (KSU), 0:46
157: Andrew Morse (NIU) pins T.J. Keklak (KSU), 2:19
165: Tyler Buckwalter (KSU) dec. Shaun’Qae McMurtry (NIU), 8-6 (SV1)
174: Caleb Marsh (KSU) dec. Billy Chancey (NIU), 7-2
184: #13 Sam Wheeler (KSU) dec. Caleb Busson (NIU), 10-5
197: Shawn Scott (NIU) dec. Cole Baxter (KSU), 6-4 (SV1)
285: Jared Torrence (NIU) dec. Mimmo Lytle (KSU), 1-0
*Kent State wins on criteria (six wins to four)
 
 
Northern Iowa:
 
Peters' Major Decision Gives UNI Team Win by Criteria Over KSU, 19-18 
 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestling got wins from five Panthers to beat Kent State by criteria, 19-18, in the teams’ first meeting. 
The Panthers got a strong start from top-ranked Joe Colon (133 pounds) with his ninth tech fall this season. He is third in the nation for most tech falls among Division I wrestlers. However, Kent State went on to win the next three to put the Golden Flashes ahead, 8-11.
 
It was No. 11 Cooper Moore (165 pounds) who broke KSU’s streak with a 5-4 decision over Tyler Buckwalter. Cody Caldwell (174 pounds) followed it up with a 6-1 decision over NCAA qualifier Caleb Marsh.
 
Ryan Loder (184 pounds) faced No. 13 Sam Wheeler, the only wrestler ranked by InterMat who made the trip for Kent State. Loder secured his top spot in the conference with his decision. Wheeler is ranked second in the MAC.
 
His win put the Panthers up 14-11. However, a major decision loss for Basil Minto (197 pounds) gave KSU the winning edge, 15-14. A decision loss by Blaize Cabell (heavyweight) left it up to Dylan Peters for the team win.
 
No. 6 Peters (125 pounds) got the major decision the Panthers needed to tie up the dual, 18-18. The Panthers’ perfect season came down to criteria. UNI earned 59 match points compared to KSU’s 58.
 
UNI improves to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the MAC.
 
NEXT UP:  UNI will host its last home dual against Purdue at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 on Senior Night.
 
FINAL RESULTS:
 
UNI 19, KSU 18
125 –#6 Dylan Peters (UNI) maj. dec. Del Vinas (KSU), 13-5 
133 – #1 Joe Colon (UNI) tech fall Mack McGuire (KSU), 17-2 (4:38) 
141 – Tyler Small (KSU) dec. Levi Wolfensperger (UNI), 7-2 
149 – Mike DePalma (KSU) tech fall Tyler Patten (UNI), 17-2 (5:17) 
157 – T.J. Keklak (KSU) dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 9-7 
165 – #11 Cooper Moore (UNI) dec. Tyler Buckwalter (KSU), 5-4 
174 –#17 Cody Caldwell (UNI) dec. Caleb Marsh (KSU), 6-1 
184 – #5 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. #13 Sam Wheeler (KSU), 5-2 
197 – Cole Baxter (KSU) maj. dec. Basil Minto (UNI), 9-1 
285 – Mimmo Lytle (KSU) dec. Blaize Cabell (UNI), 2-1 
 
 
UNI Wrestling Stays Perfect With Win Over ISU, 24-13 
 
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Coach Doug Schwab earned his first win against Iowa State since taking over the UNI wrestling program, winning 24-13, the Panthers’ biggest margin over ISU since 1951. 
The No. 5 Panthers beat the No. 17 Cyclones 22-6 in 1951.
 
“Our seniors wanted to go out beating them,” said Schwab. “We wanted to continue building and make a statement.”
 
UNI remains just one of three teams unbeaten in the top 25, improving to 10-0. They are 5-0 in the Mid-American Conference.
 
Iowa State got the early lead at its strongest weight class. No. 2 Kyven Gadson earned a major decision. However the Panthers would take the next five, earning bonus points at 125 pounds with a major decision by No. 6 Dylan Peters, a tech fall by 133-pounder Joe Colon and a first-period pin by No. 14 Joey Lazor.
 
Headed into this weekend, top-ranked Colon was third in the nation for tech falls. He now has eight on the season.
 
Iowa State got the next three, but No. 5 Ryan Loder extended UNI’s lead with a 5-0 decision. 
 
The Panthers got their win in front of the second sold-out house this season.
 
“Our guys feed off (the crowd) and love it,” said Schwab. “We tell our guys - win or lose – let’s try to score points and make it exciting for fans.”
 
UNI’s last undefeated season (10-0) was in 1956 under Bill Koll. The team took 10th at that year’s national tournament.
 
NEXT UP:  UNI will host Kent State at 1 p.m. Sunday in the West Gym for its second meet of the weekend.  Kent State is tied for fourth in the conference rankings, while UNI is favored.
  
UNI 24, ISU 13
125 – #6 Dylan Peters (UNI) maj. dec. Earl Hall (ISU), 11-2 
133 –  #1 Joe Colon (UNI) tech fall Shayden Terukina (ISU), 16-1                 
141–  #14 Joey Lazor (UNI) fall Gabe Moreno (ISU), 1:59 
149 – Tyler Patten (UNI) dec. Luke Goettl (ISU), 8-6 
157 – John Nicholson (ISU) dec. Jarrett Jensen (UNI), 6-3 
165 –#10 Michael Moreno (ISU) dec. #11 Cooper Moore (UNI), 9-6 
174 –#8 Tanner Weatherman (ISU) dec. Cody Caldwell (UNI), 9-5 
184 – #5 Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU), 5-0 
197 – #2 Kyven Gadson (ISU) maj. dec. Basil Minto (UNI), 11-3 
HWT – Blaize Cabell (UNI) dec. Quean Smith (ISU), 5-2 
 
 
Ohio:
 
Bobcats Fall to Old Dominion, 22-15; Ohio's eight-match home winning streak snapped
 
Athens, Ohio - The Ohio University Wrestling team (10-4, 4-4) suffered a 22-15 loss to Old Dominion University Sunday evening in the Convocation Center.
 
Ohio's setback at home was its first loss since its 2013 meeting with Central Michigan, which snapped an eight-match winning streak.
 
Senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) earned an early three points for Ohio in the 285 class, with a 4-1 decision victory over Matt Tourdot. Johnson's win was his ninth-consecutive win, improving his team-best record to 30-4.
 
Sophomore KeVon Powell (Romeoville, Ill.) earned another crucial three points for Ohio, with a 5-3 decision win over Brandon Jeske.
 
Old Dominion evened the score, with Michael Hayes earning a fall at 5:50 against freshmen Sebastian Pique (Oakland Park, Ill.) at 133. Pique's bout was his first competition this season.
 
The Monarch's took the lead with victories at 141, 149, and 157. 
 
Junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) diminished the Old Dominion lead with a fall at 1:43 against Devin Geoghegan. Hightower leads the team in falls, tallying 13 overall.
 
With victories in the 174 and 184 classes, Old Dominion solidified their victory with a 22-12 advantage heading into the final 197 round.
 
Redshirt sophomore Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) earned one final triumph for the Bobcats, with a 3-1 decision over Kevin Beazley. With the win, Wellington earned his seventh-consecutive victory, improving his record to 27-3.
 
The Bobcats will return to the Convocation Center next Sunday to take on West Virginia at 2 p.m.
 
FINAL RESULTS
 HWT- No. 11 Jeremy Johnson (30-4) 4, Matt Tourdot (12-12) 1, dec. - Ohio 3, ODU 0
 125 - KeVon Powell (10-11) 5, Brandon Jeske (15-11) 4, dec. - Ohio 6, ODU 0
 133 - Michael Hayes (11-10), Sebastian Pique (0-1), Fall 5:50 - Ohio 6, ODU 6
 141- Chris Micate (22-7) 8, Noah Forrider (21-14) 2, dec. - Ohio 6, ODU 9
 149 - No. 19 Alexander Richardson (22-6) 4, No. 15 Tywan Claxton (22-5) 3, Ohio 6, ODU 12
 157 - No. 19 Tristan Warner (16-8) 3, Spartak Chino (14-10) 0, dec. - Ohio 6, ODU 15
 165- Harrison Hightower (27-9), Devin Geoghegan (10-14), Fall 1: 43 - Ohio 12, ODU 15
 174 - Billy Curling (13-7) 7, No. 10 Cody Walters (8-2) 2, dec. - Ohio 12, ODU 18
 184 - Jack Dechow (13-3) 14, Ryan Garringer (9-17) 4, major dec. - Ohio 12, ODU 22
 197 - No. 11 Phil Wellington (27-3) 3, Kevin Beazley (15-11) 1, dec. OT - Ohio 15, ODU 22
 
 
Bobcats Outlast Clarion, 21-16; Ohio earns fifth-consecutive home bout
 
Athens, Ohio - The Ohio University Wrestling team (10-3, 4-3) earned its fifth-consecutive home win following a 21-16 victory over Clarion Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.
 
The win also marked Ohio's eighth-consecutive win at home dating back to last season.
 
Clarion stole an early lead, with Dustin Conti defeating senior Ryan Garringer (Downers Grove, Ill.) at 184 in a 9-5 decision.
 
Ohio sophomore Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) responded with a major decision victory (11-3) over Daniel Sutherland at 197 which gave the Bobcats a 4-3 lead. Wellington's win marked his sixth-consecutive victory. He is also undefeated in home competition.
 
Senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) mimicked Wellington, scoring another major decision triumph at heavyweight as he downed Evan Daley, 11-3. Johnson has won eight-consecutive matches, contributing to his team-best 29-4 record.
 
The Golden Eagles picked up another six points with an Ohio forfeit at the 125 class and took a 9-8 lead over the Bobcats. CU's Sam Sherlock extended Clarion's lead as he defeated sophomore Kagan Squire (Wadsworth, Ohio) in a 10-1 major decision.
 
Ohio freshman Noah Forrider (Marysville, Ohio) tightened the Clarion lead to 13-11 with a 5-3 decision over Tyler Bedelyon.
 
Junior No. 15 Tywan Claxton (South Euclid, Ohio) reclaimed the lead for Ohio with an 8-4 decision over Justin Arthur. This is Claxton's eighth-consecutive victory, improving his record to 22-4.
 
Clarion took the lead once again, with Austin Matthews defeating redshirt sophomore Spartak Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) in a 14-8 decision.
 
Junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) earned Ohio's third major decision on the afternoon, with an 8-0 win over Michael Pavasko.
 
Redshirt sophomore No. 10 Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) solidified the Ohio victory with a 5-2 decision victory. With the win, Walters earned his fifth-consecutive triumph, improving his record to 8-1.
 
Ohio will return to the Convocation Center tomorrow to take on Old Dominion at 5:30 p.m.
 
OHIO 21, CLARION 16- FINAL RESULTS 
 184 - Dustin Conti (7-15) 9, Ryan Garringer (9-16) 5, dec. - Ohio 0, CU 3
 197 - No. 11 Phil Wellington (26-3) 11, Daniel Sutherland (4-12) 3, major dec. - Ohio 4, CU 3
 HWT - No. 11 Jeremy Johnson (29-4) 11, Evan Daley (16-11) 3, major dec. - Ohio 8, CU 3
 125 - Ohio forfeit, Ohio 8, CU 9
 133 - Sam Sherlock (17-11) 10, Kagan Squire (8-10) 1, major dec. - Ohio 8, CU 13
 141 - Noah Forrider (21-13) 5, Tyler Bedelyon (10-15) 3, dec. - Ohio 11, CU 13
 149 - No. 15 Tywan Claxton (22-4) 8, Justin Arthur (23-8) 4, dec. - Ohio 14, CU 13
 157 - Austin Matthews (18-5) 14, Spartak Chino (14-9) 8, dec. - Ohio 14, CU 16
 165 - Harrison Hightower (26-9) 8, Michael Pavasko (12-16) 0, major dec. Ohio 18, CU 16
 174 - No. 10 Cody Walters (8-1) 5, Ryan Darch (14-16) 2, dec.- Ohio 21, CU 16
 
 
Old Dominion:
 
ODU Stuns Ohio, Curling Beats His Second Top-10 Opponent in a Week
 
ATHENS, OHIO- Old Dominion University won their fifth dual match in a row (fourth MAC) by defeating Ohio University 22-15 Sunday evening.
 
ODU's Alexander Richardson (149) and Billy Curling (174) both picked up top-10 victories to continue their individual match winning streaks. Richardson has won 10 in a row dating back to January 2nd and Curling has won five matches in a row.
 
"Billy Curling has now beaten two top-10 opponents in a week," said ODU Head coach Steve Martin. "He beat his first All-American today in No. 9 Cody Walters and defeated then No. 8-ranked Ottinger from CMU last week. Billy wrestles very hard and is believing in himself. Lenny Richardson also beat No. 8-ranked (AWN) Claxton today and looked great. Michael Hayes came through with a pin and looked dominant. Mecate, Warner and Dechow continued to put points on the board. Dechow continues to score key bonus points for the team. Even in our losses at 197 and Heavyweight we competed hard. Tourdot gave an All-American all he wanted and Beazley took the No. 7-ranked Ohio wrestler Phil Wellington into overtime. We look forward to scrapping with Missouri on the road next week."
 
133-pounder Michael Hayes got the Monarchs on the board with a decisive Fall victory at 5:50 over Sebastian Arroyo (Ohio), which tied the dual match at 6-6. Hayes moves his record to 11-10 and 2-2 in the MAC this season.
 
ODU would not let the team lead go after 141 as No. 5-ranked Chris Mecate delivered an 8-2 decision victory over Ohio's Noah Forrider. ODU led 9-6 heading into 149 pounds. Mecate is now 23-6, has won six of his last seven and is 5-1 in the MAC this year.
 
No. 18-ranked Alexander Richardson (149) went on to defeat No. 8-ranked (AWN) Tyron Claxton by a 4-3 decision. Richardson's victory over Claxton gave the Bobcat his first MAC loss this season. Richardson is 22-6 and 5-1 in the MAC.
 
Heading into 157 pounds ODU led 12-6. Monarchs wrestler No. 19-ranked Tristan Warner did not give up a single point as he defeated Spartak Chino by a 3-0 decision. Warner has won his last five in a row. Warner is 5-1 in the MAC.
 
ODU's Billy Curling delivered a knock out blow as the 174-pounder stunned All-American No. 9-ranked Cody Walters by a 7-2 decision. Curling has won 8 of his last nine matches and is 5-1 in the MAC this season. He has beaten two top-10 opponents in one week.
 
At 184 pounds, Old Dominion's Jack Dechow defeated Ryan Garringer by a 14-4 major decision and gave the Monarchs the secure team victory as ODU led 22-12. Dechow is 13-3, 4-0 in the MAC and 8-1 since his return to the ODU lineup.
 
ODU (8-8, 4-2) is tied for third place in the MAC Standings. ODU travels to Columbia, Missouri to face the No. 9-ranked Missouri Tigers next Sunday at 1 p.m.
 
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 Old Dominion 22, Ohio 15
285- #11 Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) dec. Matt Tourdot (ODU) 4-1. Ohio leads 3-0.
125- KeVon Powell (Ohio) dec. Brandon Jeske (ODU) 5-4. Ohio leads 6-0.
133- Michael Hayes (ODU) defeats Sebastian Arroyo (Ohio) by Fall 5:50. Tied 6-6.
141- #5 Chris Mecate (ODU) dec. Noah Forrider (Ohio) 8-2. ODU leads 9-6.
149- #18 Alexander Richardson (ODU) dec. #8 Tyron Claxton (Ohio) 4-3. ODU leads 12-6.
157- #19 Tristan Warner (ODU) dec. Spartak Chino (Ohio) 3-0. ODU leads 15-6.
165- Harrison Hightower (Ohio) defeats Devin Geoghegan (ODU) by Fall 1:43. ODU leads 15-12.
174- Billy Curling (ODU) dec. #9 Cody Walters (Ohio) 7-2. ODU leads 18-12.
184- Jack Dechow (ODU) major dec. Ryan Garringer (Ohio) 14-4. ODU leads 22-12.
197- #7 Phil Wellington (Ohio) defeats Kevin Beazley (ODU) 3-1 SV-1. ODU wins 22-15.