PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The 15th-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team embarked on their defense of their 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) title against Ashland University Saturday (Jan. 17).
The Storm picked up a 27-10 win over the GLIAC foe.
Forrest Glogouski (New Paris, Ind./Fairfield) received a forfeit victory at 125-pounds to kick off the dual.
Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) faced second-ranked Michael Labry at 133-pounds. Labry scored a takedown and near fall in the final minute of the first period to take a 4-0 lead. Labry escaped to open the second period and later had a takedown to increase the lead to seven. Ross had an escape in the third period but it was not enough as Labry got the major decision, 10-1.
Ty Davis scored a takedown late in the first period against Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio/Riverside) at 141-pouds. Boggs scored a reversal and a near fall in the second period to take a 4-2 lead. After an injury timeout, Boggs escaped to take 5-2 lead into the third. Boggs increased his lead to 7-2 with a takedown to open the third and another in the final thirty seconds to pick up the 9-3 decision win and increase the Storm lead to 9-4.
After a scoreless first period between Conner Nemec (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood)and Grady Millick at 149-pounds, Nemec escaped to open the second. He then scored the first takedown of the bout to increase the lead to three. A near fall gave Nemec a 5-0 lead heading into the third. Millick registered a takedown in the final minute but it was not enough to overcome Nemec's lead as he picked up the 5-2 decision victory.
Zeb Beam scored three takedowns against Christian Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) at 157-pounds in the first period, all of which were matched by escapes. Baughman cut the lead to two with an escape to open the second. After another exchange of a takedown and an escape, Baughman scored his first takedown to cut the lead to 8-7. Baughman took his first lead of the bout with a takedown in third but Beam tied the bout with an escape. Beam regained the lead with a takedown. Baughman escaped and nearly scored a takedown but it was not in time as the Eagles cut the lead to 12-7.
After a scoreless first period between Nicholas Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) and Kyle Burns at 165-pounds, Vandermeer scored a takedown for the bout's first points. In the third period, Vandermeer increased his lead to three with an escape. A second takedown brought the lead to 5-0. Burns received a point via stalling but Vandermeer picked up the 6-1 decision.
Alec Mills (Columbus, Ohio/Mifflin) faced fifth-ranked Luke Cramer at 174-pounds. Cramer scored a takedown in the first to own a 2-0 lead heading into the second. Mills cut the lead to one with an escape. After injury time, Cramer gained a three point edge heading into the third. Cramer picked up an escape in third to pick up the 5-1 decision victory.
Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville) scored an early takedown against Kurtis Schaefer at 184-pounds. Schaefer escaped late in the period to cut the lead to one. An escape by Schaefer in the second tied the bout. Green picked up a stall point in the third to win 4-2 with the riding time advantage.
Evan Rosborough (Concord Twp., Ohio/Riverside) faced Brandon O'Neil at 197-pounds Rosborough scored the first takedown of the contest, taking a 2-1 lead into the second. He increased his lead to 4-1 with a reversal in the second. After a near fall, O'Neil scored his own takedown to cut the lead to 6-3 heading into the third. After Rosborough scored a takedown, he finished off O'Neil with a pin to seal the Storm victory heading into the final match.
Tyler Shank scored a takedown early on against Noah Hosking (Milford, MIch./Milford) in the heavyweight bout. Hosking scored a reversal to tie it but a Shank escape gave him the one point lead. Hosking then scored a takedown and a near fall to gain a 6-3 advantage. Starting in the down position in the second, Hosking scored a reversal to move ahead 8-3. Hosking dominated the third period to pick up the 10-4 victory.
The Storm is back at home Friday (Jan. 23) to host Tiffin University in a GLIAC dual.