The Army West Point wrestling team picked up two impressive dual wins Sunday, taking down Illinois 19-15 and following with a 18-12 victory over host Tennessee Chattanooga. "Super proud of our guys," said head coach Kevin Ward. "To go on the road and face some adversity like we did and get two wins over two very quality teams is something to enjoy. Being able to do it with two of our nationally ranked starters out of the lineup shows the depth of our team. It's nice to get the wins, but I know we have a lot more we can do. We left a lot of points out there.
We can perform much better than we did today. But no question, great team effort today and great wins." Corey Shie (141 lbs.), Lucas Weiland (157 lbs.), and Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) all earned two wins respectively to pace the Black Knights (3-1). In the early contest, Army and Illinois split the match wins at five apiece. Trey Chalifoux picked up his second dual win of the fall (7-2 DEC) to get the cadets on the board early. After the Illini took the match at 133, Shie scored an impressive pin 42 seconds into the first period. P.J. Ogunsanya scored his second dual win of the season with a dominant 11-2 majority decision over Mousa Jodeh. At 157 lbs., Weiland picked up a big time win over No. 10 ranked (FloWrestling) Eric Barone to put Army ahead 16-3 in the match. Read more.