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Dec. 15, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University wrestling team (4-1) opened its 2013-14 home campaign in style Sunday morning as it defeated Appalachian State 27-12 inside the Convocation Center.

Redshirt sophomore Spartak Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) opened the duel with a 12-9 decision over ASU's Nick Hall, giving the Bobcats an early 3-0 lead and snapped his two bout-losing streak.

Redshirt junior Harrison Hightower (Strongsville, Ohio) continued Ohio's momentum, with a 4-0 victory by decision versus ASU's Zach Strickland, raising the Bobcats' lead 6-0.

Appalachian State got on the board after Colin Hedash defeated Ohio's redshirt sophomore Marshal Willet (Broadview Heights, Ohio) by decision (6-3), but the Bobcats responded in the following bout with a fall by redshirt senior Ryan Garringer (Downers Grove, Ill). Garringer's pin of ASU's Nick Vetell marked his third fall of the season.

Redshirt Sophomore Phillip Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) continued the Bobcats' drive, defeating ASU's Kacee Hutchinson by a 15-0 technical fall, pushing their lead to 17-3, earning his eighth-consecutive win on the year.

Redshirt senior Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) gave the Bobcats a 20-3 lead after he defeated Denzel Dejournette 9-5 to pick up his 12th win on the year.

Both teams would trade victories in the final four bouts as Ohio would go on to secure the win.

Ohio closes out the 2013 calendar year on Dec. 22 at the Reno Tournament of Champions, the tournament is set to begin at 9 a.m.

FINAL RESULTS- OHIO 27, ASU 12
157- No. 19 Spartak Chino (6-3) 12, Nick Hall (1-8) 9, dec. - Ohio 3, ASU 0
165- Harrison Hightower (13-3) 4, Zach Strickland (9-6) 0, dec. - Ohio 6, ASU 0
174- Colin Hedash (11-4) 7, Marshal Willet (4-4) 3, dec. - Ohio 6, ASU 3
184- Ryan Garringer (5-5) fall, Nick Vetell (3-5), - Ohio 12, ASU 3
197- Phil Wellington (12-1) 15, Kacee Hutchinson (0-1) 0, tech. fall - Ohio 17, ASU 3
HWT- Jeremy Johnson (12-2) 9, Denzel Dejournette (9-7) 5, dec. - Ohio 20, ASU 3
125- Dominic Parisi (8-4) fall, KeVon Powell (1-4) - Ohio 20, ASU 9
133- Kagan Squire (2-2) 6, Chris Johnson (0-1) dec. - Ohio 23, ASU 9
141- Noah Forrider (11-6) 15, Acton Pifer (3-5) 6, major dec. - Ohio 27, ASU 9
149- Dylan Contrell (14-1) 6, Tywan Claxton (11-2) 4, dec. - Ohio 27, ASU 12