Six Advance to Day Two of Midwest Classic

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

INDIANAPOLIS—The sixth-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team finished their first day of competition at the Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis Saturday (Dec. 19).

Six wrestlers will move onto day two of the competition Sunday (Dec. 20), with three competing in the semifinals.

Eighth-ranked 157-pounder Christian Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) pinned Darius Ruyland of King University in his opening match.  In his second match, Baughman picked up a 6-3 decision over Derrick Swaney of Maryville University. Baughman continued to roll, winning his quarterfinals match against Joey White of the University of Findlay, 6-3, to advance to the semifinals tomorrow.

165-pounder Matt Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) defeated Demadre Turner of West Liberty University by decision, 4-2, in his first match. In the second round, Vandermeer won via tech fall against Wilder Elliott of Brewton-Parker College.  In the quarterfinals, Vandermeer defeated Upper Iowa University's Zak Benitz to advance to the semifinals tomorrow by a 7-2 decision. 

174-pounder Nicholas Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) picked up a 17-0 technical fall over Truman State University's Dustin McKlintock) to open the tournament.  Vandermeer picked up a win once again his next match, this time by decision, 3-1, over Wally Figaro of Shorter University.  In the quarterfinals, Vandermeer fell behind early but finished strong, securing a spot in the semifinals tomorrow with a 15-8 decision over Archie Williams of the University of Central Missouri.

197-pounder Evan Rosborough (Concord Twp., Ohio/Riverside) bested Maveric Reichsteiner of Emmanuel University in the opening round, 6-2.  Rosborough picked up a 9-6 decision in the second round against BJ Carman of St. Catherine College.   In the quarterfinals, Rosborough fell to Dalton Bailey of Life University by decision.  In his consolation match, he defeated Brian Wagner of the University of Indianapolis by major decision, 13-4, to advance to day two.

Heavyweight Evan Loughman (Thornville, Ohio/Sheridan) defeated Nick Lovejoy of the University of Central Missouri by decision, 7-3, in the opening round.  He then received a win via medical forfeit in the second round.  In the quarterfinals, Loughman fell to Damon Sims of the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown but defeated Andrew Lutterloh of King University to qualify for day two.

141-pounder Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) won his first round by an 8-1 decision over John Williams of the University of Cumberlands.  After falling in the second round, Ross prevailed in the second round of the consolation bracket with a 6-2 decision over Jake Smith of the University of North Carolina Pembroke. In his next consolation match, Ross bested DeMarco Thomas of Shorter University, 6-5.  In the fourth consolation round, Ross won a 4-3 decision against Matthew Miller of the Indiana Institute of Technology to advance to day two.

125-pounder Forrest Glogouski (New Paris, Ind./Fairfield) won his opening round by over Charlie Heyob of Mount St. Joseph University in the second round. After falling in the second round, Glogouski rebounded with an 8-3 decision over Garret Wangsness from Upper Iowa University.   Glogouski continued to grind in the consolation bracket, winning the third round by a 7-3 decision over John Hernandez of St. Catherine College.  However, Glogouski's day ended with a 6-4 loss in the fourth consolation round against Evan Link of the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

149-pounder Nick Boggs (Concord Twp., Ohio/Riverside) defeated Garrett Carter of St. Catharine College by major decision, 9-1, in his first match.  Boggs fell in his second match but won his consolation round via pinfall over Cole Nace of West Liberty University.  In his next match, Boggs defeated Sam Phillips of Ohio Valley University 10-8. In the fourth consolation round, Boggs bowed out after falling to Damien Penichet of Upper Iowa University by decision.

-LEC-