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Ohio Wrestling Picks Up First Dual Win 21-17 Over Eastern Michigan

Ohio Wrestling Picks Up First Dual Win 21-17 Over Eastern Michigan

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio wrestling team picked up their first dual win of the season, 21-17 over Mid-American Conference foe Eastern Michigan at the Convocation Center Friday.

"Man I am proud of these guys, unbelievable," said head coach Joel Greenlee. "I think going into this we wrestled four or five dual meets without four of our starters. It was the same thing tonight and they came out and fought hard, won some matches they weren't supposed to and won the dual."

125 – Tomas Gutierrez def. Trevor Giallombardo, Maj. Dec. 12-4

In the opening match of the dual, Ohio RS freshman Trevor Giallombardo made several attempts at a takedown in the opening frame but ultimately got taken down by Tomas Gutierrez of EMU with just over a minute left in the round. Giallombardo escaped but Gutierrez had a 2-1 advantage after the first. Giallombardo held Gutierrez down for nearly a minute before he managed to escape and then took down Giallombardo to take a 5-1 lead into the third. Gutierrez managed to hit three takedowns and let Giallombardo up all three times, to capture a 12-4 major decision win.

133 – Cameron Kelly def. Noah Gonser, Maj. Dec. 11-2

At 133-pounds, Ohio junior Cameron Kelly picked up an 11-2 major decision over Noah Gosner of EMU. In the opening frame, Kelly hit two takedowns and Gosner scored a point on an escape for Kelly to carry a 4-1 lead into the second. In the second period, Kelly gives up an escape for Gosner then hits a takedown and rides for nearly the whole period, including getting a four-point near fall to capture the 11-2 major decision.

141 – Mario Guillen def. Sa'Derian Perry, Dec. 12-4

At 141-pounds Ohio RS freshman Mario Guillen moved up two weight classes and dominated EMU's Sa'Derian Perry for a 12-4 major decision. In the opening frame, Guillen hit a takedown right out of the gate before Perry was able to escape and hit his own takedown. Guillen managed a reversal to take a 4-3 lead after the first. Guillen comes out in the second and hit a takedown and a near-fall before Perry was able to escape, but Guillen got him right back down to capture the major decision, 12-4.

149 – Kade Kowalski def. Kyle Springer, Fall 2:45

Ohio RS sophomore Kade Kowalski made quick work of Kyle Springer at 149-pounds hitting a two-point takedown and a pin with just 15-seconds left in the round. After a reset at 1:15 remaining, Kowalski hit the takedown and got a near fall before ultimately pinning Springer.

157 – Cullen Cummings def. J.J. Wolfe, Dec. 3-0

Ohio RS senior Cullen Cummings picked up a 3-0 win over J.J. Wolfe at 157-pounds. In the opening frame, Cummings hit a two-point takedown on a trip then picked up 2:10 of riding time in the opening frame. In the second, it took Cummings around 1:15 to pick up the escape after starting down but held of Wolfe through the rest of the frame. In the third, both wrestlers threw lots of faints  and there was a lot of hand fighting, but no scoring.

165 – Zac Carson def. Joe Terry, Dec. 9-6

Ohio RS freshman Joe Terry dominated most of his match but was taken down with just 15-seconds left to drop the match 9-6 at 165-pounds to EMU's Zac Carson. In the first, Terry hit a takedown on his third attempt to take a 2-1 lead into the second. In the second, Terry starts on top and after Carson hits an escape, Terry grabbed Carson and hit a monster takedown. Carson escaped again and finished a takedown of his own. Carson had a 5-4 lead after the second. In the third, Terry hit an escape to tie the match at 5-5 but Carson was able to hit two more takedowns, including the last one with just 15-seconds left to take a 9-6 win.

174 – Andrew McNally def. Ben Schneider, Maj. Dec. 11-3

Andrew McNally of Eastern Michigan was able to shut down Ohio RS freshman Ben Schneider and dominated the riding time to capture a 11-3 major decision at 174-pounds. McNally hit a two-point takedown in the opening 15-seconds and rode the whole opening frame. In the second, Schneider escaped to score a point but McNally got two more takedowns to take a 6-2 lead into the third. Schneider went in for a takedown in the opening seconds of the third but McNally was able to reverse it for a two-point takedown.  McNally hit another takedown and finished the match with 5:15 of riding time.

184 -  Kayne MacCallum def. Hunter Yeargan, Dec. 3-0

At 184 points, it was a very competitive match with both EMU's Kayne MacCallum and Ohio RS freshman Hunter Yeargan going for takedowns in the opening frame. Yeargan started on top to open the second and MacCallum was able to escape. The match remained 1-0 until the last 20-seconds of the match when Yeargan went for a takedown but ended up being taken down.

197 – Aaron Naples def. Jared Langley, Maj. Dec. 11-2

Ohio's freshman Aaron Naples picked up an 11-2 majority decision over Jared Langley at 197-pounds dominating most of the match. After an early takedown by Langley in the opening frame, Naples got a near fall after riding the whole second period and took a 5-2 lead into the third. In the third, Naples picked up a point on a stalling call by EMU and hit another near fall riding the whole round again for the major decision, 11-2.

HWT – Gage Hutchinson def. Zack Parker, SV 6-4

Ohio RS junior Zack Parker took Gage Hutchinson to sudden victory at heavyweight. The opening frame went scoreless with both wrestlers trying for takedowns. In the second, Hutchinson escaped from the opening position before Parker hit a takedown, after another Hutchinson escape, the match was tied at 2-2. Parker chose down and escaped quickly before Hutchinson hit a takedown to open the third. Parker got an escape with just five seconds left to force the overtime. Parker went in for a takedown with 20-seconds remaining but got reversed in sudden victory to drop a 6-4 decision.

Results

125 – Tomas Gutierrez def. Trevor Giallombardo, Maj. Dec. 12-4
133 – Cameron Kelly def. Noah Gonser, Maj. Dec. 11-2
141 – Mario Guillen def. Sa'Derian Perry, Maj. Dec. 12-4
149 – Kade Kowalski def. Kyle Springer, Fall 2:45
157 – Cullen Cummings def. J.J. Wolfe, Dec. 3-0
165 – Zac Carson def. Joe Terry, Dec. 9-6
174 – Andrew McNally def. Ben Schneider, Maj. Dec. 11-3
184 -  Kayne MacCallum def. Hunter Yeargan, Dec. 3-0
197 – Aaron Naples def. Jared Langley, Maj. Dec. 11-2
HWT – Gage Hutchinson def. Zack Parker, SV 6-4