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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Ohio wrestling team (7-5) posted wins in eight of 10 weight classes on its way to a 34-9 victory over Bloomsburg (3-10) this evening at Nelson Field House.
The Bobcats have come away with wins in four of their last five dual meets.
The match began with Bloomsburg gaining a 6-0 lead after junior Willy Girard won by fall in 3:56 at 125 pounds.
It was all Ohio from there, though, as the Bobcats walked away victorious in the ensuing eight bouts. Redshirt sophomore Mario Guillen (Perrysburg, Ohio) got Ohio on the board by continuing his winning ways at 133, earning a 13-2 major decision win over sophomore Shawn Orem. Guillen ran his record to 15-1 overall and 7-1 in dual meets and has now tallied four wins by major decision. He has won each of his last 10 bouts.
Senior Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) followed with an 18-2 win by technical fall over redshirt junior Lewis Williams at 141 to put the Bobcats in front, 9-6. Kelly is now 14-2 overall and a perfect 8-0 in dual meets. Friday's victory marked his third of the year by technical fall.
After redshirt freshman Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) won by forfeit at 149 to push the Ohio lead to 15-6, the Bobcats earned back-to-back wins by decision to increase the advantage to 15 points. Redshirt junior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) earned a 3-1 win by decision over junior Nate Newberry at 157, and redshirt sophomore Nick Vestal (Wilmington, Ohio) followed with a 6-3 win by decision over freshman Alex Carida at 165. Carson is now 18-6 overall and 9-2 in dual meets while Vestal is 22-11 overall and 2-0 in dual meets.
Freshman Logan Stanley (Fredericksburg, Ohio) widened the lead to 27-6 after pinning freshman Gavin Hale in 3:38 at 174. Stanley's win by fall marked his fourth such victory of the season and his first career dual win.
After junior Hunter Yeargan (Willard, Mo.) defeated redshirt junior Trevor Allard in a 5-4 win by decision at 184, sophomore Aaron Naples (Brunswick, Ohio) notched a 10-2 win by major decision over junior Kyle Murphy at 197 to seal the deal.
The Huskies ended the dual meet with junior Bruce Graeber picking up a 2-1 win by decision at 285.
Ohio will close out the Mid-American Conference portion of its 2018-19 regular season schedule on Sunday (Feb. 17) in Amherst, N.Y., when it takes on Buffalo (10-4, 3-2 MAC) in a 1 p.m. ET clash at Alumni Arena.
Ohio 34, Bloomsburg 9
125: Willy Girard (Bloomsburg) def. Trevor Giallombardo (Ohio), fall, 3:56 (0-6)
133: Mario Guillen (Ohio) def. Shawn Orem (Bloomsburg), 13-2 maj. dec. (4-6)
141: Cameron Kelly (Ohio) def. Lewis Williams (Bloomsburg), 18-2 tech. (9-6)
149: Alec Hagan (Ohio) for. (15-6)
157: Zac Carson (Ohio) def. Nate Newberry (Bloomsburg), 3-1 dec. (18-6)
165: Nick Vestal (Ohio) def. Alex Carida (Bloomsburg), 6-3 dec. (21-6)
174: Logan Stanley (Ohio) def. Gavin Hale (Bloomsburg), fall, 3:38 (27-6)
184: Hunter Yeargan (Ohio) def. Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg), 5-4 dec. (30-6)
197: Aaron Naples (Ohio) def. Kyle Murphy (Bloomsburg), 10-2 maj. dec. (34-6)
285: Bruce Graeber (Bloomsburg) def Zack Parker (Ohio), 2-1 dec. (34-9)