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BOONE, N.C. -- The Ohio wrestling team (1-1) earned its first dual win of the 2018-19 season, defeating host Appalachian State (2-3), 25-16, tonight at Varsity Gymnasium.
The Mountaineers began the match by taking a 6-0 lead courtesy of a pin by junior Cary Miller at the 285-pound weight class.
The Bobcats retaliated with victories in the next three weight classes to take a 16-6 advantage. Redshirt junior Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) earned a 19-5 major decision win over redshirt freshman Andy Richard at 125, cutting Appalachian State's lead to two. Redshirt sophomore Mario Guillen (Perrysburg, Ohio) followed by pinning sophomore Codi Russell in 5:19 at 133, putting the Bobcats in front. Redshirt freshman Kyran Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) gave Ohio two-straight pins, defeating senior Irvin Enriquez by fall in 2:50 at 141.
Appalachian State cut Ohio's lead to 16-9 after redshirt freshman Jonathan Millner earned a 7-4 decision win at 149. Redshirt junior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) put the Bobcats back up by 10 points courtesy of a 13-9 decision victory over senior Angel Najar at 157, but senior Michael Elliott made it a seven-point match again with an 8-5 decision at 165.
Ohio sealed its first dual meet victory of the year with wins at 174 and 184, however, as redshirt sophomore Joe Terry (Pickerington, Ohio) edged sophomore Thomas Flitz in an 8-7 decision and junior Hunter Yeargan (Willard, Mo.) came away with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over sophomore Alan Clothier.
Ohio will head to Ames, Iowa, for its third dual meet of 2018-19 to match up against Iowa State on Dec. 16.
Ohio 25, Appalachian State 16
285: Cary Miller (Appalachian State) def. Devin King (Ohio), fall, 4:32 (6-0)
125: Shakur Laney (Ohio) def. Andy Richard (Appalachian State), 19-5 maj. dec. (6-4)
133: Mario Guillen (Ohio) def. Codi Russell (Appalachian State), fall, 5:19 (6-10)
141: Kyran Hagan (Ohio) def. Irvin Enriquez (Appalachian State), fall, 2:50 (6-16)
149: Jonathan Millner (Appalachian State) def. Alec Hagan (Ohio), 7-4 dec. (9-16)
157: Zac Carson (Ohio) def. Angel Najar (Appalachian State), 13-9 dec. (9-19)
165: Michael Elliott (Appalachian State) def. Colt Yinger (Ohio), 8-5 dec. (12-19)
174: Joe Terry (Ohio) def. Thomas Flitz (Appalachian State), 8-7 dec. (12-22)
184: Hunter Yeargan (Ohio) def. Alan Clothier (Appalachian State), 3-1 dec., SV-1 (12-25)
197: Randall Diabe (Appalachian State) def. Nathan Hall (Ohio), 12-4 maj. dec. (16-25)