No. 16 WLU Wrestlers Roll Past Ohio Valley


No. 16 WLU Wrestlers Roll Past Ohio Valley VIENNA, W.Va. The No. 16-ranked West Liberty University wrestling team wrapped up its dual meet schedule in impressive fashion Wednesday night, breezing to a 35-10 victory at Ohio Valley University.

Coach Mitch Smith's nationally-ranked Hilltoppers wrapped things up early as Corey Secrist opened the proceedings with a 13-7 decision at 125 pounds and the short-handed Fighting Scots yielded forfeits at 133, 141 and 149.

That put the visitors on top, 21-0, heading into the 157-pound bout, where West Liberty's Josh Cornell pushed the margin to 25-0 with an 11-3 major decision against Maverick Meeks.

Ohio Valley tried to get back into the match with a fall at 165 and a major decision at 174 but WLU's Chris Cook outgunned Ali Capobianco, 14-8, in their 184-pound bout to stop the bleeding.

Logan Kemp followed with a 5-1 decision against Tyler Koreski at 197 and 285-pounder Ronnie D'Amico added another win to the Hilltopper side of the board with an 11-3 major decision against Ben Willard in the final match of the night.

The Hilltoppers will be idle over the weekend as they begin preparations for next week's Super Region One championships.

No. 16 West Liberty 35, Ohio Valley 10
125: Corey Secrist (WLU) d. Anthony Tripke, 13-7
133: Steven Slack (WLU) won by forfeit
141: Josh Ridgeway (WLU) won by forfeit
149: Tanner Sutton (WLU) won by forfeit
157: Josh Cornell (WLU) md. Maverick Meeks, 11-3
165: T.J. Lambiotte (OVU) p. Miles Mazik, 1:52
174: Dalton George (OVU) md. Chance Morgan, 16-6
184: Chris Cook (WLU) d. Ali Capobianco, 14-8
197: Logan Kemp (WLU) d. Tyler Koreski, 5-1
285: Ronnie D'Amico (WLU) md. Ben Willard, 11-3

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