MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (February 9, 2001) West Virginia's wrestling team lost to Ohio, 27-9, in a non-conference matchup at the WVU Coliseum tonight.

The Mountaineers (4-6, 1-3) won just three matches on the evening, including heavyweight wrestler Ryan Kehler's team-leading 24th victory on the season. Kehler, ranked 6th in the nation, decisioned Ohio's Brad Bauer, 8-2.

The Bobcats (12-6, 1-2) opened the contest, which started at 133 pounds, with two straight victories, before WVU freshman Anthony Regalbuto decisioned Andy Reichenbach 8-6, at 149 pounds, to cut the lead to 7-3. Regalbuto is now 4-5 on the season. However, that was the closest the Mountaineers would get the rest of the evening.

Freshman Greg White, at 125 pounds, tallied his third victory of the season with a 6-4 decision over Mike Caruso.

West Virginia is back in action tomorrow, February 10, when they travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to take on EWL foe Pitt, at 7:30 p.m., at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse.

Ohio 27 West Virginia 9

133 Anthony Carrizales (O) dec. Brian Floyd (W), 7-2
141 Shane Hartzler (O) maj. dec. Joe Finch (W), 9-1
149 Anthony Regalbtuo (W) dec. Andy Reichenbach, 8-6
157 Ben Gabriel (O) dec. #12 Joe Carr (W), 8-5
165 John Wervey (O) maj. dec. Orlando Ricci (W), 14-5
174 Luke Moore (O) maj. dec. Jason Ward (W), 10-2
184 Mark Shrout (O) dec. Jon Foster (W), 4-1
197 #17 Dan Bednar (O) won by forfeit
HW #6 Ryan Kehler (W) dec. Brad Bauer (O), 8-2
125 Greg White (W) dec. Mike Caruso (O), 6-4

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