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Bobcats Win Share of MAC Regular Season Title

Feb. 20, 2011

ATHENS, Ohio-The Ohio wrestling team defeated Eastern Michigan 28-9 Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center and, by the end of the day, held a share of the Mid-American Conference's regular season title.

By virtue of 15th-ranked Central Michigan's (4-1 MAC) 20-14 victory over Kent State (4-1) on Sunday, the trio all finished in a tie atop the league's standings. Ohio knocked off CMU 21-17 in Athens on Feb. 4, while KSU handed the Bobcats a 30-6 defeat Feb. 11 in Kent.

As for the events at the Convo, 20th-ranked Germane Lindsey won by major decision at 141 and Brad Squire followed with a win at 149 to give the Bobcats a 7-3 lead.

However, the Eagles (11-11, 0-5 MAC) captured the next two bouts to pull ahead 9-7, before 16th-ranked Nick Purdue triumphed 2-0 at 174 to edge Ohio back in front 10-9.

That was when Ryan Garringer stunned Eastern's Khodar Holbollah at 184, pinning him in just 32 seconds to give Ohio the 16-9 advantage.

16th-ranked Erik Schuth and Jeremy Johnson added back-to-back victories at 197 and heavyweight, respectively, to put Ohio up 22-9 before Eastern forfeited the final bout at 125 for the final margin.

The Bobcats will be back in action at the MAC Championship, which will be held at Northern Illinois (DeKalb, Ill.) on March 5th and 6th.

Results (Dual started at 133)

125-Gabe Ramos (Ohio) wins by forfeit over Jared Germaine (EMU) (Ohio wins 28-9)

133-Filiberto Colon (EMU) dec. Jacob Wojcik (Ohio), 5-4 (EMU leads 3-0)

141-#20 Germane Lindsey (Ohio) maj. dec. Seth Schaner (EMU), 16-8 (Ohio leads 4-3)

149-Brad Squire (Ohio) dec. Corey Phillips (EMU), 8-3 (Ohio leads 7-3)

157-Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. Chris Kline (Ohio), 5-3 (OT) (Ohio leads 7-6)

165-Nicholas Hendrick (EMU) dec. Steve Wilson (Ohio), 7-4 (EMU leads 9-7)

174-#16 Nick Purdue (Ohio) dec. Chris Eggert (EMU), 2-0 (Ohio leads 10-9)

184-Ryan Garringer (Ohio) pinned Khodar Holbollah (EMU), 0:32 (Ohio leads 16-9)

197-#16 Erik Schuth (Ohio) dec. Nick Whitenburg (EMU), 8-7 (Ohio leads 19-9)

285-Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) dec. #20 David Wade (EMU), 2-0 (Ohio leads 22-9)

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