ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University wrestling team (1-3; 0-2 MAC) returns home for the first time since Dec. 10 as it welcomes Northern Illinois to the Convocation Center. The match will serve as the Bobcats' Mid-American Conference home opener and is set to begin at 7 p.m.
The Bobcats return to the mat for the first time since Jan. 2 when it competed in the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. Ohio finished the two-day event in 10th-place. The Southern Scuffle served as the Bobcats' final tournament of the year.
Sophomore Jeremy Johnson (Broadview Heights, Ohio) highlighted tournament competition for the Cats' as he advanced to day-two competition finished fifth. Johnson tallied a 5-2 mark during the event and picked up his team-best 20th victory on the year in the process.
125: Nick Smith (10-2) OR Derek Elmore (4-6)
133: Rob Jillard (12-8)
141: Kevin Fanta (6-3) OR Shawn Fayette (7-5)
149: Matt Smith (7-5) OR Tyler Argue (5-8)
157: Tyler Loethen (8-7) OR Sam Bennett (1-3)
165: Matt Mougin (3-6) OR Dan Burk (3-4)
174: Caleb Busson (7-9)
184: #19 Brad Dieckhaus (7-0) OR Shane Rosenberry (0-4)
197: Mike Lukowski (5-4)
285: Jared Torrence (9-8)