The Universitiy of Findlay wrestling team, ranked seventh in the nation, suffered an 18-16 loss at home to #19 Ashland University on Friday, Feb. 1 in Croy Gymnasium.
The Roughnecks fell behind 6-0 in the first two matches before sophomore Joey White picked up a 3-2 win over Jacob Garringer at 141. Another win by the Eagles made the score 9-3, but freshman Jordan Cowell scored a 9-2 win against Zeb Beam at 157 to cut the lead to three at 9-6.
The Eagles would win the next two matches before senior Adam Walters, the second-ranked wrestler in the nation at 184, claimed a pin over Brandon O'Neil in 5:16. The pin made the score 15-12 with two matches left.
A victory by Ashland at 197 put pressure on senior Andrew Tumlin, the seventh-ranked wrestler in the heavyweight division, to score a win by pinfall in the final match and force a tie. Tumlin ended up winning by a 9-1 major decision over Tyler Houska, making the final score 18-16.
#19 Ashland 18, #7 Findlay 16
125 – Max Byrd (AU) dec. Ben Sergent (UF), 8-4
133 – Michael Labry (AU) dec. Nick Goebel (UF), 13-7
141 – Joey White (UF) dec. Jacob Garringer (AU), 3-2
149 – Dan Genetin (AU) dec. Jan Ulinski (UF), 12-5
157 – Jordan Cowell (UF) dec. Zeb Beam (AU), 9-2
165 – Jake Piatt (AU) dec. Alex Betts (UF), 3-0
174 – Bryson Hall (AU) dec. Mason True (UF), 7-3
184 – Adam Walters (UF) fall Brandon O'Neil (AU), 5:16
197 – Joe Brandt (AU) dec. Ashton Brown (UF), 11-7
285 – Andrew Tumlin (UF) maj. dec. Tyler Houska (AU), 9-1