Eight Victories Leads Wrestling to 26-8 Win Over Bucknell
After starting the afternoon with a tough one-point loss at 125lbs, the Black Knights climbed their way back to victory in a dominant 26-8 showing against Bucknell on Sunday.
Plebe Mark Montgomery was the driving force of the Black Knights momentum at 133lbs, fighting back from a 4-2 deficit in the second period to bring home a 6-4 victory in the final seconds. Montgomery set the stage for three more victories to come at 141, 149 and 157. Lane Peters stepped up to the plate at 141lbs, battling to a 3-2 decision.
P.J. Ogunsanya upped the ante at 149lbs, putting up a six-point victory against Matt Kolonid, 11-5. Markus Hartman rounded out the run at 157lbs, taking the first major decision victory of the day from Nick Delp to improve Army's lead to 12-3.
Despite a tough loss at 165lbs, the Black Knights never looked back, posting four straight victories from 174-285 to secure a win on the day. Brad Laughlin took a 7-2 decision at 174lbs to start the rally, followed by two major decision victories from the Brown’s.
Taylor Brown worked his way to a 12-4 major decision over Sam Barnes followed by the largest win margin of the day from J.T. Brown, who dominated Mason McCready at 197lbs, 16-4. Bobby Heald capped off a successful day for the Black Knights at 285lbs, taking a 6-2 victory and closing out a 26-8 win over the Bison.
Not only did Army secure a team win through the first 10 bouts but followed up their strong performance with six straight extra-match victories.