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American Tops Ohio Wrestling, 30-10

Jan. 30, 2011

ATHENS, Ohio-The American wrestling team jumped out to a 24-0 lead and never looked back as the 10th-ranked Eagles claimed a 30-10 win over Ohio Sunday afternoon in the Convocation Center.

The Eagles improved to 12-4 overall, while Ohio dropped to 7-4.

After dropping the first six bouts, Ohio's Nick Purdue, Ryan Garringer and 16th-ranked Erik Schuth all registered victories at 174, 184 and 197, respectively. Garringer's win was by major decision over Thomas Barreiro by a score of 10-2.

The Bobcats will be back in action Friday, in the Convo, at 7 p.m. ET against 13th-ranked Central Michigan.


125-#20 Nick Arujau (American) dec. Gabe Ramos (Ohio), 10-7 (American leads 3-0)

133-Kevin Tao (American) dec. Gavin Moore (Ohio), 5-0 (American leads 6-0)

141-#13 Matthew Mariacher (American) dec. #20 Germane Lindsey (Ohio), 4-2 (American leads 9-0)

149-#11Ganbayar Sanjaa (American) pinned Darrin Boing (Ohio), 2:15 (American leads 15-0)

157-#1 Steve Fittery (American) pinned Casey Gordon (Ohio), 7:26 (American leads 21-0)

165-Patrick Graham (American) dec. Steve Wilson (Ohio), 8-2 (American leads 24-0)

174-Nick Purdue (Ohio) dec. Tanner Shaffer (American), 2-0 (American leads 24-3)

184-Ryan Garringer (Ohio) maj. dec. Thomas Barreiro (American), 10-2 (American leads 24-7)

197-#16 Erik Schuth (Ohio) dec. #20 Daniel Mitchell (American), 7-5 (American leads 24-10)

HWT-#6 Ryan Flores (American) pinned #20 Jeremy Johnson (Ohio), 2:48 (American wins 30-10)

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