Ohio wraps up successful weekend road trip with win at Cleveland State

CLEVELAND -- The Ohio wrestling team (4-5, 2-2 MAC) closed out its weekend road trip to northeast Ohio by earning a second-straight Mid-American Conference dual win, knocking off Cleveland State (6-2, 2-2 MAC), 19-13, this afternoon at Woodling Gymnasium.

The Bobcats came away with victories in six of the first seven bouts en route to the win.

No. 20-ranked redshirt sophomore Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) got things started on the right foot for Ohio with an 8-0 major decision win over freshman Gus Sutton at 149 pounds. Redshirt senior Zac Carson made it an early 7-0 lead when he earned a 5-2 win by decision over redshirt junior Nico O'Dor at 157.

After redshirt freshman Riley Smucker got the Vikings on the board with a 6-1 win by decision at 165, the Bobcats proceeded to rattle off four-straight wins by decision to push the Ohio lead to 19-3. Sophomore Logan Stanley (Fredericksburg, Ohio ) beat redshirt sophomore Chase Archangelo, 4-3, at 174, senior Hunter Yeargan (Willard, Mo.) topped freshman DeAndre Nassar, 5-4, at 184, redshirt junior Jake Walker (DeAndre Nassar) knocked off sophomore Ben Smith, 11-8, at 197 and redshirt freshman Jordan Earnest (Wadsworth, Ohio) defeated senior Collin Kelly, 3-0, at 285.

Cleveland State concluded the match by picking up three-straight victories, with freshman Logan Heil winning by a 3-1 decision at 125, redshirt senior Justin Patrick winning by an 18-6 major decision at 133 and No. 19-ranked redshirt senior Evan Cheek winning by a 10-3 decision at 141. It wasn't enough, however, as the Bobcats walked away with a six-point victory over the Vikings.

Ohio will wrap up its current road trip on Sunday, Jan. 26, when it visits Edwardsville, Ill., to take on SIUE in a 2 p.m. ET dual.

149: No. 20 Alec Hagan (Ohio) def. Gus Sutton (Cleveland State), 8-0 maj. dec. (4-0)
157: Zac Carson (Ohio) def. Nico O'Dor (Cleveland State), 5-2 dec. (7-0)
165: Riley Smucker (Cleveland State def. Nick Vestal (Ohio), 6-1 dec. (7-3)
174: Logan Stanley (Ohio) def. Chase Archangelo (Cleveland State), 4-3 dec. (10-3)
184: Hunter Yeargan (Ohio) def. DeAndre Nassar (Cleveland State), 5-4 dec. (13-3)
197: Jake Walker (Ohio) def. Ben Smith (Cleveland State), 11-8 dec. (16-3)
285: Jordan Earnest (Ohio) def. Collin Kelly (Cleveland State), 3-0 dec. (19-3)
125: Logan Heil (Cleveland State) def. Giovanni DiSabato (Ohio), 3-1 dec. (19-6)
133: Justin Patrick (Cleveland State) def. Trevor Giallombardo (Ohio), 18-6 maj. dec. (19-10)
141: No. 19 Evan Cheek (Cleveland State) def. No. 17 Shakur Laney (Ohio), 10-3 dec. (19-13)


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