Army Wrestling Cruises Past West Virginia
The Army West Point wrestling team scored early and often Sunday at Christl Arena, as the Black Knights won nine of 10 matches on their way to a 35-4 dual match win over West Virginia. "I thought we wrestled hard," said head coach Kevin Ward. "I thought our hustle was good and that led to some guys looking for some bonus points. We were in position in a couple matches where we could separate scores and give our guys that did that credit."
Four Cadets earned bonus point wins for Army (4-1), who move to 3-1 all-time against the Mountaineers (0-2). Competing in his first career dual, Andrew Wert Jr. looked impressive at 133 pounds, picking up a 10-0 major decision over Lucas Seibert. Corey Shie followed that up with an 18-2 technical fall at 141 pounds. Shie now has four bonus point wins on the season. The momentum continued for the Black Knights at 149 pounds. P.J. Ogunsanya picked up his second pin of the year in the second period to make it 18-0 Army after four matches.
"I just like to go out there on the mat and just work what I want to get done," said Ogunsanya."I like to go out there with a positive spirit and have fun with it." The top-billed match of the day came at 165 pounds between No. 10 Cael McCormick and No. 20 Nick Kiussis. After three tough periods, McCormick was able to score a takedown in the final 20 seconds to earn the 3-1 decision. Read more.