The University of Findlay wrestling team suffered a tough 19-18 loss at Ashland University on Feb. 7. The Roughnecks held a 15-9 advantage with four matches to go, but couldn't hold onto the lead down the stretch.
Sophomore Schulyer Phillips got the Roughnecks off to a great start with a major decision win at 125. After a victory by the Eagles, freshman Ryan Sknonieczny claimed a victory at 141, which was followed by a major decision win by sophomore Nick Goebel at 149. Sophomore Joey White then lost a tough 2-1 match at 157 before sophomore Nic Skonieczny scored a major at 165.
Leading 15-9, the Roughnecks lost the next three matches. Sophomore Luke Fleming then picked up the final win for Findlay by a 7-1 margin, narrowly missing the major decision victory, which would have tied the score.
The Roughnecks will return to action on Feb. 13 when they host Lake Erie College at 7 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.
Ashland University 19, Findlay 18.
125 pounds – Schulyer Phillips (UF) maj. dec. Trae Coopwood (AU), 10-0 4-0 UF
133 pounds – Michael Labry (AU) pins Josh Wimer (UF), 6:12 6-4 AU
141 pounds – Ryan Skonieczny (UF) dec. Ty Davis (AU), 5-1 (OT) 7-6 UF
149 pounds – Nick Goebel (UF) maj. dec. J.J. Diven (AU), 11-3 11-6 UF
157 pounds – Zeb Beam (AU) dec. Joey White (UF), 2-1 11-9 UF
165 pounds – Nic Skonieczny (UF) maj. dec. Brenden Stanley (AU), 10-2 15-9 UF
174 pounds – Luke Cramer (AU) tech. fall John Belcher (UF), 22-7 15-13 UF
184 pounds – Kurt Schaefer (AU) dec. Alec Bissell (UF), 8-1 16-15 AU
197 pounds – Brandon O'Neill (AU) dec. Adam Kluk (UF), 5-1 19-15 AU
285 pounds – Luke Fleming (UF) dec. Tyler Shank (AU), 7-1 19-18 AU