Strong Finish Propels Win for Wrestling
After facing some tough early competition, and an early deficit Saturday night at Thomas Fieldhouse, the Army West Point Wrestling team was able to lock in, taking down Lock Haven 26-9 for its fourth straight dual win of the season.
"Nice win on the road over a really good team," said head coach Kevin Ward. "We overcame a slow start and never looked back. We were in some battles tonight, but we were able to use our conditioning and pull away late in some matches."
Lock Haven (6-5) was able to take the early team lead as the night began at 125 pounds. In a match featuring two of the top wrestlers in the country in No. 24 Trey Chalifoux and No. 14 Luke Werner, Werner won a 7-0 decision.
The Bald Eagles would go up 6-0 after DJ Fehlman secured a 7-1 decision over Lane Peters at 133 pounds. Kyle Shoop made it 9-0 Lock Haven after an action packed 9-7 decision into extra time.
Army (8-2) flipped the switch heading into the 149-pound contest and wouldn't look back. After a scoreless first period, P.J. Ogunsanya put the pressure on and won a 6-3 decision over Brock Port. Rising yearling Markus Hartman kept it rolling for the Black Knights at 157 pounds, winning a 10-0 major decision over Alex Klucker to make it 9-7 halfway through the dual. Read more.