ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio wrestling team (0-3) continued the 2017-18 schedule suffering a 36-6 loss to Missouri (8-0) on Sunday (Dec. 10) in Columbia, Missouri.
"Despite the score, I thought there were a lot of positive things for us in our match today," said head coach Joel Greenlee "Our guys fought pretty hard and we were in some matches where we were right there. We're getting better and better every match, we just don't have our full lineup. Which is good for the guys that are getting some experience, but it's bad because we don't have our best lineup in there as far as wins and losses go."
125 – Trevor Giallombardo vs. No. 17 Barlow McGhee
Redshirt freshman Trevor Giallombardo (Gaylord, Mich.) suffered a 9-3 decision loss to Missouri's No. 17 Barlow McGhee. McGhee would earn two takedowns in the first period while Giallombardo earned an escape. McGhee would lead 4-1 going into the second period where McGhee would earn another point to lead 5-1 before the third. In the third period, Giallombardo would earn an escape early on, but McGhee soon followed with a takedown where Giallombardo followed with another escape. McGhee would earn one last takedown at the end of the third period to take the match 9-3.
133 – No. 14 Cameron Kelly vs. No. 7 John Erneste
Junior Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) would suffer a 9-6 decision loss to No. 7 John Erneste. Erneste would earn a takedown early in the first period. Soon after, Erneste would record a near-fall for two more points, but Kelly would earn two for a conversation. Erneste would earn an escape to bring his lead to 5-2 before the second period. The second period would go scoreless until the last 30-seconds where Kelly would earn a 2-point conversion to bring the score to 5-4 before the third period. Erneste would earn an escape to start the period, followed by a then earn near-fall for four more points. Kelly would earn two points for another reversal, but it would not be enough for the win. Erneste would add one point for riding time to his total to take the match 9-6.
141 – Alec Hagen vs. Nick Nasenbeny
Ohio freshman Alec Hagen (Eureka, Mo.) recorded Ohio's first win on the day with a 3-1 victory over Missouri's Nick Nasenbeny. The first period would go scoreless, but Hagan would earn an escape in the second to lead 1-0 going into the third. After a neutral start in the third period, Hagan would earn a takedown early on and would remain in control until Nassenbeny recorded an escape with three seconds remaining. Hagen would take the match, 3-1.
149 – Kade Kowalski vs. No. 12 Grant Leeth
Redshirt sophomore Kade Kowalski (Nashport, Ohio) would suffer a 6-4 decision loss to Missouri's Grant Leeth. In the first period, Leeth would record a takedown followed by a four-point near-fall. Kowalski would earn an escape before the period ended, to bring scores to 6-1 going into the second. Kowalksi would do the rest of the scoring in the match, earning a two-point near-fall in the second and an escape in the third, but his efforts wouldn't be enough to stop Leeth from taking the 6-4 victory.
157 – Cullen Cummings vs. No. 2 Joseph Lavallee
Redshirt senior Cullen Cummings (Woodridge, Ill.) would suffer a 14-4 major decision loss to Missouri's No. 2 Joey Lavallee. Lavallee would earn two takedowns in the first period, while Cummings recorded an escape to make it 4-1 leading into the second period. Lavallee would earn an escape to start the second period followed by an unnecessary roughness call on Cummings for a point. Lavallee would then earn a takedown to lead 8-1 before the third period. Cummings earned an escape to start the third, but he would be called for unnecessary roughness once again. Lavallee then earned two takedowns where Cummings would respond with escapes making it 13-4. Lavallee earned a point for his 2:25 of riding time, taking the match 14-4.
165 – Nick Vestal vs. Connor Flynn
Redshirt freshman Nick Vestal (Wilmington, Ohio) suffered a 20-2 technical fall loss to Missouri's Connor Flynn. Flynn recorded three takedowns in the first period, along with a two-point near-fall while Vestal earned two escapes to make it 8-2 going into the second. Flynn would add to his lead in the second period with two four-point near falls, a takedown and an escape before a point for riding time was given to him to take the 20-2 win.
184 –Dontae McGee vs. Canten Marriott
Redshirt freshman Dontae McGee (Marion, Ohio) would suffer a loss to Missouri's Canten Marriott in a win by fall. The match would start back-and-fourth in the first period, where Mcgee would earn two takedowns and Marriott recorded an escape and a reversal. McGee would lead 4-3 going into the second. In the second period, McGee would earn a reversal for two more points, followed by an escape by Marriott to continue to lead 6-5 before the third. In the third period, Marriott would dominate the action, recording an escape followed by a takedown and a four-point near-fall before making the pin to win by fall in 6:08.
197 – Aaron Naples vs. No. 3 William Miklus
Freshman Aaron Naples (Brunswick, Ohio) would suffer a loss to Missouri's No. 3 William Miklus in a win by fall in 5:23. Miklus would control the match throughout, allowing Naples to earn one point on an escape in the first period. Miklus would earn two takedowns and a four-point near-fall in the first period before he recorded two reversals to lead 13-1 before he would earn the pin to take the match.
Hwt – Zack Parker vs. Austin Myers
Redshirt junior Zack Parker (Felton, Del.) would earn Ohio's only other victory on the day over Missouri's Austin Myers. The first period would go scoreless. In the second period, Myers would earn an escape to lead 1-0 before the third. In the third period, Parker would also earn an escape to tie the match up at 1-1 before a sudden victory round would commence. In the overtime match, Parker would record a takedown right away to take the match 3-1.
125 – Barlow Mcghee (MISSOURI) won by decision over Trevor Giallombardo (OHIO), 9-3
133 – John Erneste (MISSOURI) won by decision over Cameron Kelly (OHIO), 9-6
141 – Alec Hagan (OHIO) won by decision over Nick Nasebeny (MISSOURI), 3-1
149 – Grant Leeth (MISSOURI) won by decision over Kade Kowalksi (OHIO), 6-4
157 – Joseph Lavallee (MISSOURI) won by major decision over Cullen Cummings (OHIO), 14-4
165 – Connor Flynn (MISSOURI) won by technical fall in 5:00 over Nick Vestal (OHIO), 20-2
174 – Daniel Lewis (MISSOURI) won by fall in :54 over Austin Reese (OHIO)
184 – Canten Marriott (MISSOURI) won by fall in 6:07 over Dontae McGee (OHIO)
197 – William Miklus (MISSOURI) won by fall in 5:23 over Aaron Naples (OHIO)
Hwt – Zack Parker (OHIO) won in sudden victory over Austin Myers (MISSOURI), 3-1
Ohio is set to continue road match-ups as it travels to Chattanooga, Tenn. to compete with the Mocs on Monday, Dec. 18. Action is set to begin at 6 p.m. E.T.