#19 Roughnecks Win 18-16 Over #14 Hilltoppers

#19 Roughnecks Win 18-16 Over #14 Hilltoppers

The University of Findlay wrestling team, ranked 19th in the country, came away with an 18-16 win over #14 West Liberty State University on Friday, January 27 in West Liberty, West Virginia.

Ben Sergent, the eighth-ranked grappler in the 125-pound weight class, got the Roughnecks off to a great start with a pin over Joe Wagstaff in 1:29.

At 149, Jeremy Espinoza captured a 9-3 win over A.J. Gavin while Michael Lybarger, Adam Walters and Ashton Brown each won their matches to round out the victors for Findlay.

Lybarger, the second-ranked wrestler in the 174-pound weight class, earned a 5-1 win over Matt Littleton while Adam Walters, the sixth-ranked grappler at 184, won 3-2 over Derrick Williams.

Brown then captured an 8-5 win over Jacob Donley at 197 to provide Findlay with enough points to win the match.

#19 Findlay 18, #14 West Liberty State 16

125 Ben Sergent (Findlay) won by pin over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) 1:29
133 Dillon Nolte (West Liberty University) won by decision over Shane Troyer (Findlay) 11-7
141 Nick Wykoff (West Liberty University) won by decision over Chris Andrews (Findlay) 2-1
149 Jeremy Espinoza (Findlay) won by decision over AJ Gavin (West Liberty University) 9-3
157 Jarrod Shaw (West Liberty University) won by decision over Alex Betts (Findlay) 5-2
165 Jordon Nolan (West Liberty University) won by major decision over Mason True (Findlay) 12-1
174 Michael Lybarger (Findlay) won by decision over Matt Littleton (West Liberty University) 5-1
 184 Adam Walters (Findlay) won by decision over Derrick Williams (West Liberty University) 3-2
 197 Ashton Brown (Findlay) won by decision over Jacob Donley (West Liberty University) 8-5
285 JD Ramsey (West Liberty University) won by decision over Andrew Tumlin (Findlay) 2-0

The Roughnecks will be back in action again on February 5 at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship in Ashland, Ohio.