Dec. 9, 2012
BOONE, N.C. - For the fifth straight season, the Ohio University wrestling team (3-3) defeated Appalachian State, posting a 28-10 victory over the Mountaineers 28-10 Saturday night at the Varsity Gym.
Ohio came out firing as it opened up a 12-3 lead thanks to a pair of pins in the first three bouts by redshirt juniors Ryan Garringer (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) as they defeated Appalachian State's Jesse Johnson and Joe Cummings at 184 and heavyweight, respectively.
Appalachian State fought back and close to within five points at 12-7 after ASU's Dominic Parisi posted major decision over freshman KeVon Powell, but Ohio fought back to earn victories in each of the next four bouts to open up a 25-7 advantage. Redshirt freshman Spartak Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) capped the four-bout stretch with a major decision over ASU's Collins Creech.
Redshirt freshman Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) concluded the match with a 8-1 decision over ASU's Colin Hedash to improve to 13-0 on the year.
Ohio returns to action on Sunday as it heads to the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. The match is set to begin at 9 a.m.
Ohio 28, Appalachian State 10
184: Ryan Garringer (Ohio) pinned Jesse Johnson (APP), (1:34) (Ohio 6-0)
197: Paul Weiss (APP) dec. Phil Wellington (Ohio), 4-3 (Ohio 6-3)
HWT: Jeremy Johnson (Ohio) pinned Joe Cummings (APP), (1:53) (Ohio 12-3)
125: Dominic Parisi (APP) maj. dec. KeVon Powell (Ohio), 13-4 (Ohio 12-7)
133: Joe Munos (Ohio) dec. Brett Boston (APP), 8-5 (Ohio 15-7)
141: Kagan Squire (Ohio) dec. Chris Johnson (APP), 6-5 (Ohio 18-7)
149: Andrew Romanchik (Ohio) dec. Riley Keen (APP), 8-2 (Ohio 21-7)
157: Spartak Chino (Ohio) maj. dec. Collins Creech (APP), 20-9 (Ohio 25-7)
165: Zack Strickland (APP) dec. Harrison Hightower (Ohio) 6-2 (Ohio 25-10)
174: Cody Walters (Ohio) dec. Colin Hedash (APP), 8-1 (Ohio 28-10)