Nov. 22, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio- The Ohio University wrestling team will be one of 18 teams participating in the 2013 Navy Classic. The event will be held at Wesley Brown Field House on Saturday. The preliminary rounds begin at 10 a.m. followed by the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. and culminate with the finals at 5 p.m.
The Navy Classic will feature 15 wrestlers that are ranked in the top-25 nationally, three of which are Bobcats. The field will also have 32 returning place-winners, including four from Ohio University.
Tywan Claxton--Junior|149|South Euclid, Ohio
Claxton is the No.18 wrestler in the 149-class ... Went 3-0 performance in the Eastern Michigan Duals... Finished as the runner-up in the Michigan State Open.
Phil Wellington--Redshirt Sophomore|197|Euclid, Ohio
Wellington is the ranked as the No. 15 wrestler at 197 in the nation... Opened the season by winning the Michigan State Open with a 4-0 record... Took first place the MAC Wrestler of the Week Nov. 13... Went 2-1 in the Eastern Michigan Duals... Earned fourth place in last year's Navy Classic... Is the highest ranked wrestler at 197 in the event's field.
Jeremy Johnson--Redshirt Senior|285|Broadview Heights, Ohio
Johnson is the highest ranked Bobcat at No. 10 at 285... Finished 4-1 in the Michigan State Open and earned a third place finish... Went 3-0 last weekend at the Eastern Michigan Duals... Took second place in the 2012 Navy Classic... Is the second-highest ranked wrester at 285 behind Wisconsin's Connor Medberry.
Other Returning Place-Winners
Harrison Hightower--Redshirt Junior|165|Strongsville, Ohio
Earned a fourth place finish in the 2012 Navy Classic... Is coming off a 3-0 weekend at the Eastern Michigan Duals... Is ranked second in the MAC by conference coaches at 165... Finished in fifth place in the Michigan State Open going 5-1.
Ryan Garringer--Redshirt Senior|184|Downers Grove, Ill.
Finished third at 184 in last season's Navy Classic... Went 1-0 with a pin last weekend in the Eastern Michigan Duals
Next Up for the Bobcats
After Saturday's Navy Classic the Ohio wrestling team will have the holiday weekend off for competition before opening the MAC season at Missouri at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16.
For updates NavySports.com will post updated brackets throughout the day's competition.