Cameron Kelly, top, at the WVU Mountaineer Quad on November 6, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. He would win against WVU’s Cory Stainbrook. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)

Ohio Wrestling Finishes Sixth at Navy Classic

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Ohio Wrestling competed in the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Maryland all-day Saturday. The Bobcats finished disappointingly after only five out of the 14 wrestlers placed and six wrestlers went 0-2. Overall, the team finished sixth in team points behind Indiana University, Navy, Kent State University, Bucknell University, and Campbell University.

Sophomores and returning NCAA qualifiers, Shakur Laney (125) and Cameron Kelly (133), led the team with second place finishes. In the semifinals, Laney defeated Indiana’s Elijah Oliver, who was ranked 12th in the country according to FloWrestling. Laney ended up losing to 16th-ranked Nathan Kraisser from Campbell in the finals. Kelly started with a pin, tech fall, and decision in his first three wins. In the championship match, Kelly lost a close 5-4 match to Anthony Tutolo from Kent State.

Bouncing back from a tough 3-2 loss in the second round to Indiana’s Fletcher Miller, heavyweight Zack Parker won four matches, including two pins, to place third. In the consolation finals, Parker avenged his loss against Miller by winning 8-6 in overtime.

141-pounder Noah Forrider and 174-pounder Arsen Arshughyan were the only other Bobcats to place. Noah Forrider had the most matches of the day for Ohio and ended up 5th place with a final win against Tejon Anthony (George Mason) to place 5th. Arshughyan placed 6th with 3 wins and 3 losses.

Ohio returns back to the Convocation Center December 4th at 1 p.m. to wrestle Buffalo University.


Shakur Laney (126)- 2nd place

Pinned Trevor Mello (George Mason) in 2:15

Defeated Brant Leadbeter (Navy) 11-3

Defeated Elijah Oliver (Indiana) 6-5

Lost to Nathan Kraisser (Campbell) 10-4


Cameron Kelly (133)-2nd place

Tech Falled Maxy Styer (Delaware Valley University) 16-1 in 2:15

Pinned Jimmy Pawelski (Brown University) in 2:23

Defeated Garrett Pepple (Indiana) 9-5

Lost to Anthony Tutolo (Kent State) 5-4


Zak Hassan (133)

Lost to Anthony Tutolo (Kent State) 9-1

Lost to Theo Powers (Brown) 10-6


Noah Forrider (141)- 5th place

Defeated Chance Driscoll (Kent State) 10-2

Lost to Zack Davis (Navy) 5-0

Defeated Charlie Banaszak (Brown) 9-4

Pinned Ethan McCoy (Kent State) in 2:43

Defeated Zeke Salvo (Brown) 7-5

Defeated Doug Gudenburr (The Citadel) 6-0

Lost to Dylan Caruana (Binghamton) 3-1

Defeated Tejon Anthony (George Mason) 3-1


Nick Steed (149)

Lost by tech fall to Ty Buckiso (The Citadel) 16-0 in 5:49

Lost to Luke Blanton (Indiana) 6-2


Zach Wilson (157)

Defeated Matt Lattanze (Brown) 4-1

Lost to Victor Lopez (Bucknell) 5-3

Lost to Jake Danishek (Indiana) 8-3


Cullen Cummings (157)

Defeated Xavier Jenkins (Delaware Valley) 10-0

Defeated Collin Boylan (Bucknell) 4-1

Lost to Casey Sparkman (Kent State) 6-4

Defeated Matt Lattanze (Brown) 6-0

Lost to Zack Elvin (Navy) 8-2


Grayson Davis (165)

Lost to Jonathan Carrera (Navy) 9-0

Lost to AJ Alford (Navy) 7-5


Dontae McGee (174)

Pinned by Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) in 3:34

Lost to Robert Winning (Navy) 14-11


Arsen Arshughyan (174)- 6th place

Defeated Nathan Wertheimer (John Hopkins) 11-2

Pinned by Jairod James (Kent State) in 4:02

Tech-falled Jared Forman (John Hopkins) 19-3 in 6:44

Defeated Robert Winning (Navy) 13-8

Pinned by Devin Skatzka (Indiana) in 1:14

Lost to Patrick Davis (George Mason) 11-2


Gabe Dzuro (184)

Defeated Caleb Stockmaster (Kent State) 7-6

Defeated Chandler Sambets (The Citadel) 10-2

Lost to Ryan Harman (Navy) 15-8

Lost to Garrett Hoffman (Bucknell) 4-2


Hunter Yeargan (184)

Lost to Steven Schneider (Binghamton) 4-0

Lost to CJ Lafragola (Brown) 8-6


Devin King (197)

Lost to Josh Roetman (Navy) 5-2

Lost to Jake Hinz (Indiana) 17-3


Zack Parker (285)- 3rd place

Defeated Rory Bonner (Bucknell)

Lost to Fletcher Miller (Indiana) 3-2

Pinned Quintin Brown (Navy) in 2:12

Pinned Joe Bexley (The Citadel) in 3:46

Defeated Tyler Greene (Bucknell) 6-1

Defeated Fletcher Miller (Indiana) 8-6