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Ohio Finishes Sixth at Navy Classic

Postby Allen Brown » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:53 am

Nov. 21, 2015
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Ohio wrestling team finished in sixth place at the 38th annual Navy Classic in Annapolis, Maryland this Saturday (Nov 21). The Bobcats finished with 79.5 team points. Princeton won the tournament with 139 points while Kent State (130) and Wisconsin (101.5) rounded out the top three.

“Not the best day for the Bobcats,” said head coach Joel Greenlee. “We need to go back to the drawing board, coach better and wrestle better.

Ohio Top-5 Open Finishes

Cody Walters (Macedonia, Ohio) returned to action on Saturday after missing last week’s Michigan State Open and finished in second place in the 174-class. Walters won his opening match of the day by pinning Navy’s Ryan Harman just 1:52 into the contest. Walters proceeded to defeat Brown’s Andrew LaBrie 4-0 and Bucknell’s Rustin Barrick 6-2 before losing in the 1st place match to Princeton’s Jonathan Schleifer in a tough 4-3 decision. Walters now holds a 6-1 record on the season.

Phil Wellington (Euclid, Ohio) finished second in the 197-class after losing a hard-fought, 3-2 decision against Princeton’s Brett Harner. Wellington began his day with a 10-2 major decision victory over Princeton’s Ian Baker. After defeating Navy’s Daniel Hawkins via fall at 5:58 in the quarterfinals, the senior notched a thrilling, double-tiebreaker 6-2 decision over Kent State’s Kyle Conel in the semifinals. Wellington’s record is now 10-1.

Shakur Laney (Canal Winchester, Ohio) placed third in the 125-class with a 2-1 decision over Princeton’s Pat D’Arcy. The freshman’s biggest victory of the day was a 21-5 technical fall win over Bucknell’s Ben Bliss. Laney, who went 5-1 on the day, now sits at 7-2 on the season.

Spartak Chino (Wheaton, Ill.) finished in fourth place in the 157-class after losing a tough 3-1 sudden victory decision against George Mason’s Gregory Flourney. Chino went 4-2 on the day and pinned Princeton’s Francesco Fabozzi in just 2:06. The senior improved his overall record to 8-3.

Up Next

The Bobcats open Mid-American Conference play against the Missouri Tigers on Sunday, December 13th in Columbia, Missouri.

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