Ohio Wrestling finishes Navy Classic with nine placings

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Highlighted by graduate students Alec Hagen and newbie Derek Raike Dominate the 149-pound bracket and Jordan Slivkas In second place at 165 pounds, the Ohio wrestling team competed today (Nov. 19) in the Navy Classic. As a team, the Bobcats finished seventh with 86 points.

At 125 pounds, Redshirt Junior Oscar Sanchez (Genoa, Ohio) quickly bounced back from a first-round loss with an 11-3 major decision. Back-to-back decisions took him to fifth, with Sanchez losing by just a point to finish sixth.

Raike (Point Pleasant, W.Va.) and Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) both went undefeated in the 149-pound class and met in the first-place game. After three periods, the two were tied, 2-2, and sent the duel into overtime. Hagan eventually prevailed on driving time in the second tie-breaker stage, setting the final score at 3-3 and Raike in second place.

The Bobcats had three top-eight finishers in the 157-pound class: redshirt freshman Peyten Keller (Cutler, Ohio) was third, redshirt freshman Garret Thompson (Murrysville, Pa.) Sixth and sophomore year Dan Segura (Columbus, Ohio) in seventh place. Kellar fell in the quarterfinals, sending him straight into the third-place game, where he pinned Nebraska’s Antrell Taylor at 2:50. Thompson dominated in the consolation round, with Thompson hitting a technical fall and two key decisions before taking on Segura. Thomspon pinned Segura at 1:32 and advanced to the fifth-place playoff, where he was defeated 9-2.

At 165 pounds, Slivka knocked out Nebraska’s Jagger Condomitti in the quarterfinals, winning by an 8-0 major decision. He narrowly defeated Caleb Fish (Michigan State) 4-3 in the semifinals, but lost a close championship game and finished second after a 3-0 loss.

second grader Sal Perrine (Northfield, Ohio) reached the 174-pound semifinals by two decisions but lost 3-2 to Elise Brown Ton of Nebraska in the semifinals. Perrine bounced back in the battle for third place, defeating Ben Haubert (Citadel) 8-3. second grader Zayne Lehman (Akron, Ohio) opened the 184-pound class with a 5-0 win over Hunter Johns (Navy). After a few victories in the consolation round, he met Johns again and secured seventh place with an 11-0 major decision.

Next, the Bobcats travel to Las Vegas, Nevada on December 2-3 for the Cliff Keen Last Vegas Invitational.

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