JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The eighth-ranked Lake Erie College wrestling team fell at 19th-ranked University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown 24-13 Friday evening (Feb. 6).
After a forfeit at 125-pounds, Ian Ross (Newark, N.Y./Newark) fell to Corey Bush 1-0 at 133-pounds. At 141-pounds Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio/Concord) fell to sixth-ranked Sam Hanau by decision, 8-2. Chayse Csongedi (Parma, Ohio/Parma) fell to Cole Landowski by a narrow 3-2 decision at 149-pounds.
The Storm picked up their first win of the night at 157-pounds, where Christian Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) picked up a 14-4 major decision over Boe Bonzo.
Matt Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) pulled off a 2-1 upset over seventh-ranked Tyler Reinhart at 165-pounds to cut the lead to seven.
Nicholas Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) fell to John Blakenship 7-0 at 174-pounds.
Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville) scored a 7-4 decision over Adam Nickelson at 184-pounds. Tyler Hughes (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) followed up Green's victory with a 5-2 decision over Forest Tuttle at 197-pounds.
Noah Hosking (Milford, Mich./Milford) fell to D.J. Sims via pinfall in the heavyweight bout.
The Storm is back in action Saturday (Feb. 7) when they face 14th-ranked Kutztown University.
#8 Lake Erie College at #19 University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown
125: Evan Link (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Unknown (For.)
133: Corey Bush (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Ian Ross (Lake Erie College) (Dec 1-0)
141: Sam Hanau (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Nick Boggs (Lake Erie College) (Dec 8-2)
149: Colin Landowski (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Chayse Csongedi (Lake Erie College) (Dec 3-2)
157: Christian Baughman (Lake Erie College) over Boe Bonzo (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (MD 13-4)
165: Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) over Tyler Reinhart (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (TB-1 2-1)
174: John Blankenship (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Nick Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) (Dec 7-0)
184: Zev Green (Lake Erie College) over Adam Nickleson (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 7-4)
197: Tyler Hughes (Lake Erie College) over Forrest Tuttle (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 5-2)
285: Damon Sims (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over Noah Hosking (Lake Erie College) (Fall 5:52)
Team Score: UPJ 24 LEC 13