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Bobcats Outlast Clarion, 21-16

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Feb. 8, 2014

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Athens, Ohio - The Ohio University Wrestling team (10-3, 4-3) earned its fifth-consecutive home win following a 21-16 victory over Clarion Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.

The win also marked Ohio's eighth-consecutive win at home dating back to last season.

Clarion stole an early lead, with Dustin Conti defeating senior Ryan Garringer (Downers Grove, Ill.) at 184 in a 9-5 decision.

Ohio sophomore Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) responded with a major decision victory (11-3) over Daniel Sutherland at 197 which gave the Bobcats a 4-3 lead. Wellington's win marked his sixth-consecutive victory. He is also undefeated in home competition.

Senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) mimicked Wellington, scoring another major decision triumph at heavyweight as he downed Evan Daley, 11-3. Johnson has won eight-consecutive matches, contributing to his team-best 29-4 record.

The Golden Eagles picked up another six points with an Ohio forfeit at the 125 class and took a 9-8 lead over the Bobcats. CU's Sam Sherlock extended Clarion's lead as he defeated sophomore Kagan Squire (Wadsworth, Ohio) in a 10-1 major decision.

Ohio freshman Noah Forrider (Marysville, Ohio) tightened the Clarion lead to 13-11 with a 5-3 decision over Tyler Bedelyon.

Junior No. 15 Tywan Claxton (South Euclid, Ohio) reclaimed the lead for Ohio with an 8-4 decision over Justin Arthur. This is Claxton's eighth-consecutive victory, improving his record to 22-4.

Clarion took the lead once again, with Austin Matthews defeating redshirt sophomore Spartak Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) in a 14-8 decision.

Junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) earned Ohio's third major decision on the afternoon, with an 8-0 win over Michael Pavasko.

Redshirt sophomore No. 10 Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) solidified the Ohio victory with a 5-2 decision victory. With the win, Walters earned his fifth-consecutive triumph, improving his record to 8-1.

Ohio will return to the Convocation Center tomorrow to take on Old Dominion at 5:30 p.m.

OHIO 21, CLARION 16- FINAL RESULTS
184 - Dustin Conti (7-15) 9, Ryan Garringer (9-16) 5, dec. - Ohio 0, CU 3
197 - No. 11 Phil Wellington (26-3) 11, Daniel Sutherland (4-12) 3, major dec. - Ohio 4, CU 3
HWT - No. 11 Jeremy Johnson (29-4) 11, Evan Daley (16-11) 3, major dec. - Ohio 8, CU 3
125 - Ohio forfeit, Ohio 8, CU 9
133 - Sam Sherlock (17-11) 10, Kagan Squire (8-10) 1, major dec. - Ohio 8, CU 13
141 - Noah Forrider (21-13) 5, Tyler Bedelyon (10-15) 3, dec. - Ohio 11, CU 13
149 - No. 15 Tywan Claxton (22-4) 8, Justin Arthur (23-8) 4, dec. - Ohio 14, CU 13
157 - Austin Matthews (18-5) 14, Spartak Chino (14-9) 8, dec. - Ohio 14, CU 16
165 - Harrison Hightower (26-9) 8, Michael Pavasko (12-16) 0, major dec. Ohio 18, CU 16
174 - No. 10 Cody Walters (8-1) 5, Ryan Darch (14-16) 2, dec.- Ohio 21, CU 16

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