ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University wrestling team (1-2, 0-2 MAC) picked up its first duel victory on Saturday as it defeated Appalachian State 20-15 Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.
Ohio got off to a great start to the match as it won its first four bouts. Redshirt freshman Beau Wenger (Navarre, Ohio) opened the match with a 9-3 triumph over ASU's Paul Weiss.
Sophomore Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) followed with a convincing 13-3 win over Brock Durfee as he picked up his eighth-consecutive victory. Junior Gabe Ramos (Hopatcong, N.J.) followed with a pin of Tony Gravely, which put Ohio ahead 13-0.
The Bobcats went ahead by 16 following a junior Jake Wojcik's (Homer Glen, Ill.) 7-6 win over Brett Boston.
Appalachian State would not go away as it charged back with four straight victories to cut the Bobcats' lead to four (16-12). Senior Nick Purdue (Genoa, Ohio) would put the match out of reach as he claimed a 10-2 major decision over Carter Downs to make the count 20-12.
The Bobcats will hit the road for the following four matches with their next match, against Chattanooga on Monday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.
125: Gabe Ramos (OU) fall 3:37, Tony Gravely (ASU) OU 13, ASU 0
133: Jake Wojcik (OU) dec, Brett Boston (ASU) 7-6 OU 16, ASU 0
141: Mike Kessler (ASU) dec, Darring Boing (OU) 3-2 OU 16, ASU 3
149: Savva Kostis (ASU) dec, Gavin Moore (OU) 10-4 OU 16, ASU 6
157: Chip Powell (ASU) dec, Harrison Hightower (OU) 5-1 OU 16, ASU 9
165: Kyle Blevins (ASU) dec, Miles Chapman (OU) 7-0 OU 16 ASU 12
174: Nick Purdue (OU) maj. dec. Carter Downs (ASU) 10-2 OU 20, ASU 12
184: Austin Trotman (ASU) dec, Ryan Garringer (OU) 10-5 OU 20, ASU 15
197: Beau Wenger (OU) dec, Paul Weiss (ASU) 9-3 OU 3, ASU 0
HWT: Jeremy Johnson maj. dec. Brock Durfee (ASU) 13-3 OU 7, ASU 0