CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Ohio wrestling team (1-3, 0-1 MAC) dropped a 19-15 decision to host Chattanooga (3-4, 1-0 SoCon) on Sunday (Dec. 1) in Maclellan Gym.
The Bobcats fell behind 7-0 after Chattanooga junior Fabian Gutierrez tallied a 4-0 win by decision at 125 pounds and sophomore Franco Valdes notched a 6-2 win by tiebreaker at 133. Redshirt senior Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) gave Ohio its first victory of the day, though, when he came up with a 15-4 major decision win over sophomore Aidan Murphy at 141.
Sophomore Tanner Smith gave the Mocs a 10-4 advantage courtesy of a 4-0 win by decision at 149, but redshirt senior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) delivered a 20-5 triumph by technical fall in 6:01 at 157 to cut Chattanooga's lead to one point.
Sophomore Andrew Nicholson provided Chattanooga with a four-point cushion thanks to a 6-1 decision at 165, but the Bobcats made it a one-point match again when sophomore Logan Stanley (Fredericksburg, Ohio) came up with a 5-2 win by decision at 174.
Unfortunately for Ohio, sophomore Matthew Waddell earned a 5-2 win by decision at 184 and senior Rodney Jones recorded an 8-6 win by sudden victory at 197 to make it a 19-12 lead for the Mocs. Redshirt freshman Jordan Earnest (Wadsworth, Ohio) provided the Bobcats with a victory in the final bout, though, earning a 3-2 win by decision.
Ohio will be back in action on Dec. 20 when it meets West Virginia in a dual meet at Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, W. Va.
Chattanooga 19, Ohio 15 - Final Results
125: Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga) def. Trevor Giallombardo (Ohio), 15-4 maj. dec. (4-0)
133: Franco Valdes (Chattanooga) def. Mario Guillen (Ohio), TB-1 6-2 (7-0).
141: Shakur Laney (Ohio) def. Aidan Murphy (Chattanooga), 15-4 maj. dec. (7-4)
149: Tanner Smith (Chattanooga) def. Alec Hagan (Ohio), 4-0 dec. (10-4)
157: Zac Carson (Ohio) def. Tyler Shilson (Chattanooga), 20-5 tech. fall, 6:01 (10-9)
165: Andrew Nicholson (Chattanooga) def. Joe Terry (Ohio), 6-1 dec. (13-9)
174: Logan Stanley (Ohio) def. Hunter Fortner (Chattanooga), 5-2 dec. (13-12)
184: Matthew Waddell (Chattanooga) def. Mason Kroening (Ohio), 5-2 dec. (16-12)
197: Rodney Jones (Chattanooga) def. Jake Walker (Ohio), SV-1 8-6 (19-12)
285: Jordan Earnest (Ohio) def. Grayson Walthall (Chattanooga), 3-2 dec. (19-15)