OVU Tops Tiffin
Sat, Jan 14, 2012
TIFFIN, Ohio - Pins by freshmen Kevin Christman, Jake Cramer and Stephen Pastor were not enough as the Tiffin University wrestling team (2-4) lost 27-21 to Ohio Valley (2-2), Saturday afternoon at the Gillmor Center.
At 133-lbs, Pastor dominated the first round versus Josue Rodriguez with a 9-2 lead. Thirty-six seconds into the second round Pastor scored a takedown and got the pin.
Down 24-9 with three matches to go, it was gut check time for the Dragons. Christman and Cramer both scored pins in the first round to pull TU to three. At 285-lbs, Ohio Valley pulled out a 2-1 overtime win over freshman Aren Norman to secure the victory.
Tiffin is off until Saturday, January 28, when they travel to West Virginia for a pair of matches. The Dragons will take on West Liberty State and Mercyhurst.
Ohio Valley 27 TIFFIN 21
125-LBS Drew Smith (OV) won by forfeit
133-LBS Stephen Pastor (TU) def.Josue Rodriguez (OV) Pin, 3:36
141-LBS Kyle Honeycutt (OV) def. Ryan McKenzie (TU) 4-3
149-LBS Dane Niday (OV) def. Kyle Begg (TU) Pin, 1:22
157-LBS Trevor Nickolai (TU) def. Nico Niday (OV) 9-3
165-LBS Tyler George (OV) def. Luis Tonge (TU) 5-3
174-LBS Jake Cramer (TU) def. Justin Smith (OV) Pin, 1:17
184-LBS Kevin Christman (TU) def. Seth Jack (OV) Pin, 2:12
197-LBS Chase Long (OV) won by forfeit
285-LBS Blake Lucas (OV) def. Aren Norman (TU) 2-1 OT