WVU Defeats Ohio

By Steve Stone
WVU Sports Information Office

February 15, 2008

ATHENS, OHIO The West Virginia University wrestling team defeated Ohio University, 28-13, in a non-conference match on Friday, Feb. 15, in Athens, Ohio.

The Mountaineers (7-4, 3-1 EWL) won seven of 10 matches against the Bobcats in a meet that began at 174 pounds.

Junior Kurt Brenner (184) started WVU off with a 10-8 decision in overtime over Erik Schuth of Ohio. Brenner scored two takedowns in the first period and led 7-6 through two periods until Schuth scored a takedown near the end of regulation to force overtime. Brenner recorded a takedown with five seconds left in the extra session to get his 12th win of the season.

No. 14 Jared Villers (197) had another strong showing, earning his fourth consecutive technical fall after defeating Chris Iammarino, 15-0. Villers recorded eight near fall points during the match and scored a takedown with 34 seconds left to give WVU five team points.

No. 20 Dustin Rogers (HWT) also wrestled impressively after garnering a 12-5 decision over Jason Marshall. Rogers recorded five takedowns throughout the match and fell one point shy of a major decision, but earned 1:53 riding time to improve to 8-4 this season.

Kyle Turnbull (125) got his first major decision of the season by defeating Heath Allen, 12-1. Turnbull controlled the match throughout, racking up 5:23 of riding time and scoring seven points in the first period to pace his victory.

David Jauregui (149) scored a crucial major decision over Kevin Christensen, winning 14-6. With the Mountaineers leading 15-13 through seven matches, Jauregui scored eight points in the third period and added 2:09 riding time to give WVU four team points and extend its lead to 19-13.

Zac Fryling (157) clinched the match for WVU after defeating Clay Tucker in a 5-3 decision. Fryling extends his overall record to 10-5, including 7-4 in dual matches.

WVU will travel to No. 14 Edinboro in its next match on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

WVU-28 Ohio-13

174: Jacob Ison (OHIO) FALL Eric Connolly (WVU), 6:10
184: Kurt Brenner (WVU) DEC Erik Schuth (OHIO), 10-8 SV
197: Jared Villers (WVU) TECHNICAL Chris Iammarino (OHIO), 15-0
HWT: Dustin Rogers (WVU) DEC Jason Marshall (OHIO), 12-5
125: Kyle Turnbull (WVU) MAJOR Heath Allen (OHIO), 12-1
133: Quentin Keyes (OHIO) MAJOR Jared Garvin (WVU), 12-1
141: Germane Lindsey (OHIO) DEC Stephen Waite (WVU), 13-11 SV
149: David Jauregui (WVU) MAJOR Kevin Christensen (OHIO), 14-6
157: Zac Fryling (WVU)DEC Clay Tucker (OHIO), 5-3
165: Donnie Jones (WVU) FORFEIT Kent Smith (OHIO)


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