Storm Wrestling Hosts Findlay in Home Finale (PREVIEW)

Photo by Baker Media Productions
Photo by Baker Media Productions

#12 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs. #14 UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY

Feb. 5

7 PM

The 12th-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team hosts the 14th-ranked University of Findlay in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) dual to wrap-up their home schedule.

STORM PICKS UP GLIAC WIN: The Storm won their first of three GLIAC duals on January 6th against Ashland University, 22-15.  Of the nine contested bouts, the Storm won six.  Noah Hosking, Tyler Hughes. Matt Vandermeer and Austin Gillihan all won by major decision while Nick Boggs and Nicholas Vandermeer won by decision.

IN THE RANKINGS: The Storm punch in at number 12 in the latest Division-II rankings.  157-pounder Christian Baughman, 165-pounder Matt Vandermeer and 197-pounder Evan Rosborough are all ranked eighth nationally in their weight class.

STORM LOOKS FOR THREE-PEAT: The two-time defending GLIAC  Champions are 1-0 in GLIAC competition this season after defeating Ashalnd.  Findlay and Tiffin have not competed in a GLIAC dual yet this season.  At the NWCA National Duals, the Storm picked up wins over both Findlay and Tiffin.

SERIES HISTORY: The Storm and the Oilers have met six times previously, with the Storm collecting four wins including one earlier this season.

OPPOSITION POSITION: The Oilers enter the dual ranked 14th in the country.  In duals this season, the Oilers are 7-5.  At the Super Region II Duals last weekend, the Oilers went 4-1.

UP NEXT: The Storm travels to Tiffin University next Wednesday (Feb. 10) for their final dual of the year. 

PROBABLE MATCHES

125: Forrest Glogouski (LEC) vs. Mike Stewart (UF)

133: Austin Gillihan (LEC) vs. Devin Rogers (UF)

141: Ian Ross (LEC) vs. Ryan Skonieczny (UF)

149: Nick Boggs (LEC) vs.  #1 Nick Goebel (UF)

157: Hunter Turner (LEC) vs. Joey White (UF)

165: #8 Matt Vandermeer (LEC) vs. Nic Skonieczny (UF)

174: Nick Vandermeer (LEC) vs. Alonzo Turner (UF)

184: Tyler Hughes (LEC) vs. Randy Caris (UF)

197: #8 Evan Rosborough (LEC) vs. Dalton Ishmael (UF)

285: Noah Hosking (LEC) vs. Luke Fleming/Gerald Beck (UF)