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Ohio edges UNI to pick up fourth straight win

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Ohio wrestling team picked up its fourth straight win with an 18-17 Mid-American Conference win at Northern Iowa Sunday.

"It was a great atmosphere to wrestle in," said head coach Joel Greenlee. "Our guys stepped up and wrestled hard, got wins where we could. I am proud of this team."

Freshman Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) picked up a decision win with a 6-0 shutout of Josh Alber at 133-pounds. Kelly landed a takedown in the opening frame and a two-point near fall. The second was a stalemate but Kelly landed another takedown in the third to complete the shutout.

At 141-pounds, RS-sophomore Noah Forrider (Marysville, Ohio) picked up a 10-4 win over Tyler Willers. Forrider landed two takedowns in the opening frame, then scored two escapes in the second to carry a 6-1 led into the third period. Forrider then landed two more takedowns in the third.

Freshman Cullen Cummings (Woodridge, Ill.) picked up an 11-6 win over Adam Perrin in the 149-pound matchup. Cummings landed a takedown and an escape int he first, two takedowns and an escape in the second and a takedown in the third to cruise to victory.

RS senior 174-pounder Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) picked up a razor-thin 1-0 decision over Kyle Lux. Walters lone point came in the second on an escape after starting on the bottom.

RS senior Andrew Romanchik (Independence, Ohio) picked up a win over Drew Foster. Romanchik scored points on an escape in the second and a takedown in the third.

197-pounder, RS senior Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) beat Jared Bartel, 6-4. Wellington landed two takedowns in the second and two escapes in the third while holding Bartel without a takedown until late in the third.

Ohio returns to action hosting Old Dominion on Sunday at Noon at the Convocation Center.

Results:
125: Dylan Peters (UNI) over Shakur Laney (OHIO) (Fall 1:55)
133: Cameron Kelly (OHIO) over Josh Alber (UNI) (Dec 6-0)
141: Noah Forrider (OHIO) over Tyler Willers (UNI) (Dec 10-4)
149: Cullen Cummings (OHIO) over Adam Perrin (UNI) (Dec 11-6)
157: Bryce Steiert (UNI) over Spartak Chino (OHIO) (Dec 2-0)
165: Cooper Moore (UNI) over Austin Reese (OHIO) (Dec 6-2)
174: Cody Walters (OHIO) over Kyle Lux (UNI) (Dec 1-0)
184: Andrew Romanchik (OHIO) over Drew Foster (UNI) (Dec 3-2)
197: Phil Wellington (OHIO) over Jared Bartel (UNI) (Dec 6-4)
285: Blaize Cabell (UNI) over Jesse Webb (OHIO) (TF 24-9 6:42)
(OHIO Win by minor, Romanchik -3.00)

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