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Ohio Wrestling Falls to Chattanooga, 22-19

Ohio Wrestling Falls to Chattanooga, 22-19

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio wrestling team (0-4) continued the 2017-18 schedule suffering a close 22-19 loss to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (3-3) on Monday (Dec. 18) in Chattanooga, Tenn.

125 – Trevor Giallombardo vs. Alonzo Allen
Redshirt freshman Trevor Giallombardo (Gaylord, Mich.) suffered an 18-6 major decision loss to Chattanooga's Alonzo Allen. Allen would earn a takedown early in the first period followed by a four-point near fall. Giallombardo would then earn a point from an escape, but Allen quickly gained control again earning another takedown. Giallombardo would earn an escape once more before the second period began at 8-2. In the second period, Allen would earn a quick escape before earning another takedown. Giallombardo would earn another escape to bring the score to 11-3 before the third period. Allen would earn back-to-back takedowns in the third period, both followed by Giallombardo escapes finishing the match at 17-6 where Allen would earn a point for riding time.

133 – No. 15 Cameron Kelly vs. Jake Huffine
Junior Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) would earn Ohio's first win on the day over Chattanooga's Jake Huffine. In the first period, Kelly would earn a quick takedown before Huffine earned an escape bringing the score to 2-1 before the second period. Kelly would earn an escape to start the third period followed by a two-point near fall to take the match 5-1 and earn another point for riding time at 6-1. 

141 – Coleton Chase vs. Mike Pongracz
Ohio redshirt freshman Coleton Chase (Lancaster, Ohio) would suffer an 18-1 loss to Chattanooga's Mike Pongraz. Early in the first period, Pongraz would earn a takedown, followed by a two-point near fall. Pongracz would then earn a four-point near fall with 30 seconds to-go in the period, leading 8-0 at the end of the first. The second period would start with a four-point near fall for Pongracz followed by an escape by Chase. Pongracz would earn another two-point near fall followed by a four-point near fall before the second period ended, taking the match 18-1 in a technical fall win.

149 – Kade Kowalski vs. Chris Debien
Redshirt sophomore Kade Kowalski (Nashport, Ohio) would earn a 15-0 technical fall win in seven minutes. The first period would start with a quick takedown by Kowalski followed by a four-point near fall. Before the first period would end, Kowalski earned another two-point near fall to lead 8-0 going into the second. Kowalski would start the second period with an escape followed by a takedown to lead 11-0. Kowalski would earn a point from a stalling call on Debien to lead 12-0 at the end of the second period. In the third period Kowalski earn a takedown early on. Kowalski would earn the win at 14-0 and added a point for riding time at 15-0.

157 – Cullen Cummings vs. Dylan Forzani
Redshirt senior Cullen Cummings (Woodridge, Ill.) would earn a 6-4 decision win over Chattanooga's Dylan Forzani. In the first period, Cummings would earn a takedown before Forzani would earn a reversal to tie it up at 2-2 before Cummings earned an escape followed by a takedown to lead 5-2 going into the second period. To start the second, Forzani would earn an escape to bring the match to 5-3 going into the third. In the third period, Cummings would earn an escape to lead 6-3 at the end of the match. Forzani would earn a point for riding time, but it would not be enough for the win, giving Cummings the victory.

165 – Ben Schneider vs. Chad Pyke
Redshirt freshman Ben Schneider (Orland Park, Ill.) would suffer a 16-0 technical fall loss to Chattanooga's Chad Pyke. In the first period Pyke would earn a takedown followed by back-to-back four-point near falls to lead 10-0 going into the second. In the second period, Pyke would earn a takedown followed by a four-point near fall to end the match at 16-0 in the second period.

174 – Austin Reese vs. Justin Lampe
Redshirt junior Austin Reese (Urbana, Ohio) would earn an 18-5 major decision win over Chattanooga's Justin Lampe. In the first period, Lampe would earn a takedown followed by a quick reversal by Reese. Reese would then earn a two-point near fall before Lampe would respond with an escape to bring the scores to 4-3 before the second period. Reese would earn a takedown to start the second period, followed by a four-point near fall to lead 10-3 before the third period. In the third period, Lampe would earn a takedown followed by an escape by Reese. Reese would then respond with a takedown followed by a four-point near fall to take the match 17-5 where he would add a point for riding time.

184 – Hunter Yeargan vs. No. 15 Bryce Carr
Redshirt freshman Hunter Yeargan (Willard, Mo.) would suffer a 12-3 decision loss to Chattanooga's Bryce Carr. The first period would go scoreless. To start the second period, Carr would earn a takedown before earning a point due to a stalling call on Yeargan to lead 3-0 before the third period. Yeargan would earn an escape to start the third period followed by a takedown by Carr and another escape from Yeargan. Carr would then earn another takedown followed by another escape from Yeargan where Carr would respond with another takedown to lead 10-3. Carr would earn a point on another stalling call and reached 12 with a point from riding time to take the match.  

197 – Aaron Naples vs. Scottie Boykin
Freshman Aaron Naples (Brunswick, Ohio) would suffer an 11-3 major decision loss to Chattanooga's Scottie Boykin. The match would begin with a takedown by Boykin followed by an escape by Naples. Boykin would then earn another takedown followed by an escape by Naples which Boykin would respond to with another takedown to lead 6-2 before the second period. The second period would go scoreless. In the third period, Boykin would earn an escape right away followed by a takedown and an escape by Naples. Boykin would then earn a takedown to take the match 11-3.

Hwt – Zack Parker vs. Ben Stacey
Redshirt junior Zack Parker (Felton, Del.) would earn Ohio's last victory on the day, earning a 15-3 major decision win. In the first period, Parker would earn a takedown early on before Stacey would earn an escape. Parker would then earn another takedown to lead 4-1 going into the second period. The third period would start with a takedown by Parker. Parker would earn a point on a stalling call on Stacey to lead 8-1 before the third period. In the third period, Parker would earn a takedown to start followed by an escape by Stacey to bring the score to 10-2. Parker would quickly earn another takedown before a stalemate was called. Stacey would then earn an escape before Parker earned a final takedown to take the match with a point added for riding time at 15-3.

RESULTS
125 – Alonzo Allen (CHATTANOOGA) won by major decision over Trevor Giallombardo (OHIO), 18-6
133 –Cameron Kelly (OHIO) won by decision over Jake Huffine (CHATTANOOGA), 6-1
141 – Mike Pongracz (CHATTANOOGA) won by technical fall over Coleton Chase (OHIO), 18-1 in 5:00
149 –Kade Kowalksi (OHIO) won by technical fall over Chris Debien (CHATTANOOGA), 15-0 in 7:00
157 – Cullen Cummings (OHIO) won by decision over Dylan Forzani (CHATTANOOGA), 6-4
165 – Chad Pyke (CHATTANOOGA) won by technical fall over Ben Schneider (OHIO), 16-0 in 3:33
174 – Austin Reese (OHIO) won by major decision over Justin Lampe (CHATTANOOGA), 18-5
184 – Bryce Carr (CHATTANOOGA) won by major decision over Hunter Yeargan (OHIO), 12-3
197 – Scottie Boykin (CHATTANOOGA) won by major decision over Aaron Naples (OHIO), 11-3
Hwt – Zack Parker (OHIO) won by major decision over Ben Stacey (CHATTANOOGA), 15-3

UP NEXT
Ohio is set to continue action on the road when the Bobcats compete in the 55th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Tournament in Evanston, Ill. Action is set for December 29-30.

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