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American beats Columbia for first dual win

WASHINGTON -- Tanner Harvey earned a first-period pin in the 184-pound bout to lift American University to a 26-10 victory over Columbia in a dual wrestling match Saturday at Bender Arena.

The win was the Eagles' first in the dual-match season and improved their record to 1-3 and 1-1 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The Lions fell to 4-1 and 0-1.

MATCH NOTES

• Harvey got an early takedown and near-fall on his way to a fall at the 1:54 mark. His pin of Brian Bonino was his team-high sixth of the season. Harvey is a transfer from Southwestern Oregon CC who won the junior college national championship last year.

• Josh Terao got AU started well, as the match started at 133 pounds. He scored 11 points in the third period alone to earn a 20-7 major decision. He fell just two points short of posting his eighth technical fall of the year in improving his record to 13-4.

• Jack Mutchnik posted his team-best 18th win of the season with a 7-2 decision at 141 before Michael Sprague got a 13-0 major decision at 149 after scoring nine points in the third period.

• The Lions pulled back within 11-7 with wins at 157 and 165, but Colin Shannon took a 4-2 lead after the first period at 174 and held on for an important 7-5 win over Max Elling.

• Harvey's fall gave the Eagles a 20-7 team edge before Columbia got a 2-1 win over Prince Hyeamang at 197.

• Niko Camacho won the heavyweight pairing, 2-1, using the riding-time point for the winning margin, before Gage Curry ended the dual with a 10-5 win at 125. Curry held leads of 4-1 and 6-2 after the first two periods.

Results:
133 - #16 Josh Terao (AU) major dec. Spencer Good, 20-7 AU, 4-0
141 - Jack Mutchnik (AU) dec. Danny Fongaro, 7-2 AU, 7-0
149 - Michael Sprague (AU) major dec. Cole Corrigan, 13-0 AU, 11-0
157 - #12 Dan Reed (COL) major dec. Kizhan Clarke, 13-4 AU, 11-4
165 - Laurence Kosoy (COL) dec. Anthony Wokasch, 8-4 AU, 11-7
174 - Colin Shannon (AU) dec. Max Elling, 7-5 AU, 14-7
184 - Tanner Harvey (AU) pinned Brian Bonino, 1 :54 AU, 20-7
197 - Sam Wustefeld (COL) dec. Prince Hyeamang, 2-1 AU, 20-10
285 - Niko Camacho (AU) dec. Daniel Herman, 2-1 AU, 23-10
125 - Gage Curry (AU) dec. Joe Manchio, 10-5 AU, 26-10

NEXT UP

American continues its homestand next Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a dual match against Lehigh.

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