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Bobcats Place Fourth at Navy Classic

Cody Walters

Nov. 18, 2012

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Redshirt freshman Cody Walters won the 174 pound weight class to pace the Ohio University wrestling team to a fourth-place finish (64.5 points) at the 2012 Navy Classic Saturday afternoon inside Wesley Brown Fieldhouse.

Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) won his weight class for the second-consecutive week after he went a perfect 4-0. He earned a spot in the championship match after he defeated Navy's William Miller. In the championship match, Walters defeated Kent State's Sam Wheeler 7-4.

Walters was not the only Bobcat to have success at 174 pounds as redshirt sophomore Michael Duckworth (Liberty, Ind.) finished fifth with a 4-2 record.

Redshirt junior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) also posted a strong outing as he took runner-up honors at 285. Johnson opened the bracket by winning his first three matches to earn a spot in the championship match. In the championship bout, the returning All-American fell 7-6 to The Citadel's Odie Delaney.

Redshirt junior Ryan Garringer (Downers Grove, Ill.) posted a 4-1 mark and took third at 184. Garringer moved into the consolation bracket after he dropped a 6-2 decision to Navy's Michael Bailey. He would respond by winning his next two bouts.

Redshirt freshman Cody Rodgers (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) also posted a strong outing as he placed fifth.

Redshirt sophomore Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) and redshirt freshman Phil Wellington both placed fourth at 165 and 197, respectively.

Ohio returns to action on Dec. 1 as it welcomes Central Michigan to the Convocation Center for its first home match of the season. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.