Ohio finishes 3-0 at EMU Duals, wins 25 of 30 matches

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- The Ohio wrestling team opened the 2015-16 season at the Eastern Michigan Duals going 3-0 as a team with wins over Michigan State, Edinboro and Olivet Saturday.

The Bobcats beat Michigan State by a team score of 34-3, Edinboro 22-12 and Olivet 46-3 and won 25 of their 30 duel matches including going 9-10 over Michigan State and Olivet.

"I thought we wrestled pretty well," said head coach Joel Greenlee. "It was a great first meet for our team we looked great on top and looked like we are in great shape and very aggressive."

Freshman 125-pounder Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) went 2-1 on the day beating Michigan State's Mitch Rogaliner by decision (7-4) and Olivet's Michael Schmidt by technical fall (21-4).

At 133-pounds, freshman Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio) swept the competition going 3-0 with wins over Michigan State's Garth Yenter by major decision (12-1), Edinboro's Tony Recco by technical fall (20-5) and Olivet's Evan Hoshaw by fall at 1:31.

In the 141-pound division, RS sophomore Noah Forrider (Maryville, Ohio) swept all three of his matches beating Michigan State's Kyle Abdellatif by technical fall (17-1), Tyler Vath of Edinboro by decision (8-3) and pinned Olivet's Dean Roberts (:39).

Bobcat's RS sophomore Cullen Cummings (Woodridge, Ill.) went 2-1 in his matches beating Josh Pennell of Michigan State by decision (7-0) and Olivet's Austin Kelley by decision (6-1).

RS senior Spartek Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) went 3-0 in his opening weekend of competition with wins over Michigan State's Joseph Johnson by decision (9-4), Edinboro's Spencer Nagy by major decision (11-3) and pinned Olivet's Ross Pennock (:57).

At 165-pounds, RS freshman Austin Reese (Urbana, Ohio) went 2-1 in his matches beating Michigan State's Travis Curley via decision (4-0) and pinned Olivet's Dylan Jensen (1:28).

RS senior Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) logged two pins en route to going 3-0 in his opening contests at 174-pounds. Walters pinned Michigan State's Shane Shadaia (4:58) and Olivet's Nicholas Affricano (2:40) and beat Edinboro's Patrick Jennings by decision (5-1).

Ohio's 184-pounder RS freshman Dakota Sizemore (Fairfield, Ohio) went 1-2 in competition with a major decision win over Edinboro's Chris Laird (16-6).

RS senior Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) swept his matches at 195-pounds taking major decisions over Michigan State's Jacob Cooper (10-2) and Olivet's Thomas Hall (14-6). Wellington also picked up a decision over Edinboro's Vincent Pickett (6-2).

Heavyweight sophomore Jesse Webb (Bennington, Vt.) went 2-1 in the competition earning a decision win over Michigan State's Dimitrius Renfroe (4-3) and a major decision over Olivet's Youseff El-Sayed (16-3).

Ohio returns to action at the Michigan State Open tournament on Nov. 15.


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