Storm Hosts Gannon in Home Finale (PREVIEW)

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

#8 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs GANNON UNIVERSITY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

7:00 PM

STORM HOSTS GANNON ON SENIOR DAY: The eighth-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team hosts Gannon University in the Storm's final home dual meet of the season.

SENIOR SALUTE: Today marks the final home contest for five Storm wrestlers: Jacob Brown, Zev Green, Isaac Morisette, Zak Vargo and Dylan Zivcic.  

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm went 4-1 this past weekend at the Super Region II Duals hosted Tiffin University.  The Storm picked up wins over 20th-ranked University North Carolina-Pembroke, Belmont Abbey College, University of Indianapolis and Limestone College while falling to Coker College.  Zev Green led the Storm at the event, posting a 4-0 record including wins over the fourth- and fifth-ranked wrestlers in the region.

WIN #100: During the Super Region II Duals, Zak Vargo became the first wrestler in Storm history to win 100 career matches.

SERIES HISTORY: This marks the fifth meeting between the Storm and the Golden Knights.  Gannon holds the all-time lead against the Storm, 3-1, including a 23-22 win last year in Erie, Pa.

OPPOSITION POSITION: The Golden Knights enter the dual with a 5-2 record.  In their last outing, they fell to Kutztown University 21-19.  125-pounder Matt Turek is currently ranked second in the country.

GLIAC CHAMPIONSHIP: This year's GLIAC Championship is determined through round robin duals featuring Lake Erie, Ashland University, Tiffin University and the University of Findlay.  Currently, the Storm is the lead with a 2-0 record. 

STORM IN THE RANKINGS: The Storm check in at number eight in the most recent DII Wrestling Coaches Association Poll. 

FORECAST: The Storm is back on the road this weekend to face 19th-ranked University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown Friday (Feb. 6) and 14th-ranked Kutztown.

PROBABLES

125: Forfeit vs. Matt Turek

133: Ian Ross vs. Aaron Smith

141: Nick Boggs vs. Adam Weinell or Zack Reges

149: Chayse Csongedi or Conner Nemec vs. Eric Lewandowski or Johnny Moratto

157: Christian Baughman vs. Garret Smith

165: Matt Vandermeer vs. Casey Pace or Nate Ross

174: Nicholas Vandermeer vs. Zack Zelcs or Andrew Wood

184: Zev Green vs. Adam Greenman or Jake Stratton

197: Tyler Hughes vs. Nigel Toussaint or Ryan Morris

HWT: Noah Hosking vs. Nick Budd or Jeff Miller