Dec. 2, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Redshirt freshman Cody Walters and junior Jeremy Johnson both tallied major decisions to lead the Ohio University wrestling team to a 17-16 victory over Eastern Michigan Sunday night at the Convocation Center to tally its first win in league competition.
Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) got Ohio off to a great start as he posted a 13-4 major decision over Eastern Michigan's Chris Eggert to give the Bobcats an early 4-0 lead.
Eastern Michigan would respond by winning the next three decisions to take a 10-4 advantage. Ohio sophomore Andrew Romanchik (Independence, Ohio) stopped the Eagles' winning streak as he bested Justin Melick.
Ohio and Eastern Michigan would go on to split the next four bouts as sophomore Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) and Walters both posted victories, but the Eagles held a slim advantage at 16-14 heading into the final bout.
In the match finale, redshirt freshman Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) posted a 4-2 decision over Eastern Michigan's Anthony Abro, propelling the Bobcats to the win.
Ohio returns to action on Dec. 7 as it heads to Applachian State. The match is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Ohio 17, Eastern Michigan 16
HWT: Ohio: No. 14 Jeremy Johnson MD 13-4 EMU: Chris Eggert (Ohio leads 4-0)
125: EMU: No. 16 Jared Germaine DEC 13-8 KeVon Powell (Ohio leads 4-3)
133: EMU: Vincent Pizzuto DEC 13-5 Angelo DiSabato (EMU leads 7-4)
141: EMU: Seth Schaner DEC 5-3 Ohio: Kagan Squire (EMU leads 10-4)
149: Ohio: Andrew Romanchik DEC 6-4 EMU: Justin Melick (EMU leads 10-7)
157: EMU: Aaron Sulzer DEC 4-0 Ohio: Sparty Chino (EMU leads 13-7)
165: Ohio: Harrison Hightower DEC 4-0 EMU: Jake Dorulla (EMU leads 13-10)
174: Ohio: Cody Walters MD 10-2 EMU: Mike Curby (Ohio leads 14-13)
184: EMU: Phillip Joseph DEC 9-4 Ohio: Ryan Garringer (EMU leads 16-14)
197: Ohio: Phil Wellington DEC 4-2 EMU: Anthony Abro (Ohio wins 17-16)