November 8, 2014
AT Bob Del Rosa Duals, Case Western University

The Fighting Scots Wrestling team headed to the Case Western Reserve Tournament for their season opener today. OVU wrestled in four duals recording a 2-2 result while at the tournament. They defeated Baldwin Wallace University (21-18) and Mount St. Joseph University (39-10) while losing close one point matches to Case Western Reserve University (23-24) and Alma College (18-19). The Fighting Scots were missing their 184 lb. standout, Jabari Irons, today to an ankle injury having to forfeit that class in each of their duals.

The OVU starting lineup excelled today. Eli Stewart won three out of four in the 149 lb. weight class including a pin against Baldwin Wallace University. Tyler Green, Seth Cutright, and Blake Lucas each went undefeated over the four duals. Senior standouts, Josue Rodriguez and Chase Long each won three out of four including a pin for Chase against Mt. St. Joseph University.

Head Coach Pat Sole stated, "The guys had a great day. This team performed the best we have ever wrestled. I believe we would have been 4-0 with the addition of Jabari Irons but I wanted to sit him out so his ankle could really heal."

Case Western Reserve also held an individual tournament while the duals were going on and OVU's Dalton George wrestled in the 141 lb. weight class. Dalton defeated his two opponents with a pin and a major decision for first place.

All in all the Fighting Scots have proved in their first weekend of competition that this is going to be an exciting season and that this team has the potential to do great things!

Case Western Reserve 24 Ohio Valley 23
125 - Tyree Gardner (OVU) over Nate Lee (CWRU) Dec 10-6
133 - Travis Alexander (CWRU) over Hagan Root (OVU) Dec 15-10
141 - Aaran Gessic (CWRU) over Josue Rodriquez (OVU) Fall 3:55
149 - Eli Stewart (OVU) over Connor Medlang (CWRU) Maj 10-0
157 - Tyler Green (OVU) over Connor Gordon (CWRU) TF 19-4
165 - Seth Cutright (OVU) over Nick Tommas (CWRU) TF 17-2
174 - Nick Lees (CWRU) over Austin Antill (OVU) Fall 2:37
184 - Jeff Gould (CWRU) by Forf
197 - David Brunk (CWRU) over Chase Long (OVU) TB-2 6-5
285 - Blake Lucas (OVU) by Forf

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