Feb. 18, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. - The Ohio University wresting team posted a convincing 36-5 victory over Campbell Sunday night at the Voyager Academy to collect its fifth straight win, improving to 9-5 on the year.
Sophomore Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio), sophomore Michael Duckworth (Liberty, Ind.) and junior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) highlighted competition for the Bobcats as they each posted pins at 165, 184 and heavyweight, respectively.
Redshirt freshman Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) also continued to stay on the winning track as he posted a 4-0 victory over Campbell's Taylor McGiffen to capture his 11th-consecutive win and collect his team-best 30th win on the year.
Ohio fell behind early as it Campbell claimed decision victories at 125 and 133. The Bobcats would fight back in a big way as they would go on to win the next eight bouts.
Freshman Kagan Squire (Wadsworth, Ohio) got the Bobcats on the board as he claimed a 6-3 decision over Campbell's Michael Dahlstrom to cut Ohio's deficit to three at 6-3. Ohio took the lead at 9-6 after sophomore Andrew Romanchik (Independence, Ohio) won at 149 after he won by injury default. The `Cats would not look back from that point on as they went on to secure the win.
Ohio also earned victories from redshirt freshman Sparty Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) and redshirt freshman Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) at 157 and 197, respectively. Following Wellington's bout, Campbell was docked a team point.
The Bobcats return to action next Sunday as it travels to Cleveland, Ohio to face Cleveland State and Gardner-Webb for their final tune-up before the Mid-American Conference Championships. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
Ohio 36, Campbell 5
125: Eric Montoya (Campbell) 3, Kevon Powell (Ohio) 2 - Campbell 3, Ohio 0
133: Tanner Bidelspach (Campbell) 1, Joe Munos (Ohio) 0 - Campbell 6, Ohio 0
141: Kagan Squire (Ohio) 5, Michael Dahlstrom (Campbell) 0 - Campbell 6, Ohio 3
149: Andrew Romanchik (Ohio), Brent Jorge (Campbell) - win by injury default - Ohio 9, Campbell 6
157: Sparty Chino (Ohio) 5, Nick Rex (Campbell) 3 - Ohio 12, Campbell 6
165: Harrison Hightower (Ohio) Pinned Paul Duggan (Campbell) - Ohio 18, Campbell 6
174: Cody Walters (Ohio) 4, Taylor McGiffen (Campbell) - Ohio 21, Campbell 6
184: Michael Duckworth (Ohio) Pinned Matthew Cox (Campbell) - Ohio 27, Campbell 6
197: Phil Wellington (Ohio) 6, John Merickel (Campbell) - Ohio 30, Campbell 5
HWT: Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) Pinned Joe Nolan (Campbell) - Ohio 36, Campbell 5