WREST: Pride Fall To Iowa and Ohio State At The Garden
Courtesy: Hofstra Athletic Communications
In the first match, the Hawkeyes, who have captured 23 national titles in their history and placed third in last year's NCAA Division I Championships in St. Louis, recorded two wins by fall and six major decisions to post the victory. At 125, defending national champion and top-ranked Hawkeye Matt McDonough jumped out to a 6-2 lead after one period on the way to a 10-2 major decision over 19th-ranked senior Steve Bonanno. Iowa's third-ranked Tony Ramos boosted the lead to 8-0 at 133 with a 14-4 major over Pride junior Jamie Franco. At 141, 11th-ranked Mark Ballweg of Iowa recorded a late-third period takedown to edge the Pride's 13th-ranked junior Luke Vaith, 3-2 for a 11-0 lead.
The Hawkeyes then rattled off five consecutive bonus-point victories as Michael Kelly majored Pride senior Matt Spataro, 14-2 at 149; top-ranked Derek St. John remained undefeated with a 16-4 major over Pride sophomore Cody Ruggirello at 157; 19th-ranked Nick Moore jumped out to an 8-2 lead after one period on the way to a 12-4 victory over Hofstra sophomore Nick Terdick at 165; seventh-ranked Mike Evans blanked and majored Pride sophomore Jermaine John, 8-0 at 174; and seventh-ranked Ethan Lofthouse pinned Hofstra freshman Victor Pozsonyi at the 2:39 mark at 184 pounds to end the bonus-point run and boost the lead to 33-0.
Iowa's Nathan Burak recorded a five-point second period to boost his lead to 7-2 on the way to a 10-3 victory over Pride junior Tim Murphy at 197. At 285, after a scoreless first period, Iowa's fifth-ranked Bobby Telford pinned Pride senior Paul Snyder in the second period, at the 4:35 mark on the contest, to close out the match. The Hawkeyes are 8-0 on the season and now 7-0 against Hofstra,
In the second match against Ohio State, the Buckeyes tallied two wins by pin, a tech fall and three major decision on the way to a 38-3 victory. The match opened with another top-20 match-up as Bonanno, at 19, faced 14th-ranked Nikko Triggas at 125 pounds. In a hard-fought battle, Triggas' third period escape was the difference in a 1-0 decision over Bonanno (7-7). At 133 pounds, top-ranked Logan Stieber jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the first period on the way to a 16-0 tech fall win (4:14) over junior Jamie Franco (7-9). Second-ranked Buckeye Hunter Stieber boosted the lead to 12-0 at 141, posting an 8-3 lead after one period on the way to a 17-7 major decision over #10 Luke Vaith (9-7). Ian Paddock bumped the lead to 18-0 with a pin of Pride senior Matt Spataro (9-12) in 4:46 at 149 pounds.
Josh Demas majored Cody Ruggirello (1-5), 9-0 at 157 pounds and Mark Martin topped Nick Terdick (4-12), 6-2 at 165 to boost the Ohio State lead to 25-0 before the Pride got on the board. At 174, in a thrilling finish to regulation, Buckeye Craig Thomas posted a reversal in the waning seconds to take an 8-7 lead but a riding time advantage for Jermaine John tied the match at 8-8 and sent the contest into overtime. John (9-7) went after Thomas in the sudden victory period and posted a takedown just 12 seconds into the period for the 10-8 victory.
But that would be the Pride's lone victory as Kenny Courts majored Pride freshman Victor Pozsonyi (0-5), 13-1 at 184, 10th-ranked Andrew Campolattano pinned Tim Murphy (2-10) at 197 and fifth-ranked Peter Capone tallied a reversal and a takedown in the third period to defeat Paul Snyder (10-5) at 285 for the 38-3 final score. Ohio State is now 6-0 on the year while the Pride fell to 0-11.
The Pride will break for final semester examinations before returning to action on December 29-30 at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Iowa 42, Hofstra 0
125: #1 Matt McDonough (I) maj. dec. #17 Steve Bonanno (H), 10-2
133: #3 Tony Ramos (I) maj dec. Jamie Franco (H), 14-4
141: #11 Mark Ballweg (I) dec. #10 Luke Vaith (H), 3-2
149: Michael Kelly (I) maj. dec. Matt Spataro (H), 14-2
157: #1 Derek St. John (I) maj. dec. Cody Ruggirello (H), 16-4
165: #19 Nick Moore (I) maj. dec. Nick Terdick (H), 12-4
174: #7 Mike Evans (I) maj. dec. Jermaine John (H), 8-0
184: #7 Ethan Lofthouse (I) WBF Victor Pozsonyi (H),2;39
197: Nathan Burak (I) dec. Tim Murphy (H), 10-3
285: #5 Bobby Telford (I) WBF Paul Snyder (H), 4:35
Ohio State 38, Hofstra 3
125: #14 Nikko Triggas (OS) dec. #17 Steve Bonanno (H), 1-0
133: #1 Logan Stieber (OS) Tech Fall Jamie Franco (H), 16-0 (4:14)
141: #2 Hunter Stieber (OS) maj. dec. #10 Luke Vaith (H), 17-7
149: Ian Paddock (OS) WBF Matt Spataro (H), 4:46
157: Josh Demas (OS) maj dec. Cody Ruggirello (H), 9-0
165: Mark Martin (OS) dec. Nick Terdick (H), 6-2
174: Jermaine John (H) dec. Craig Thomas (OS), 10-8 in SV
184: Kenny Courts (OS) maj. dec. Victor Pozsonyi (H),13-1
197: #10 Andrew Campolattano (OS) WBF Tim Murphy (H), 0:46
285: #13 Peter Capone (OS) dec. Paul Snyder (H), 7-3