In a rematch, Shakur Laney wrestles American’s Josh Terao on senior day. (Robert McGraw/WOUB)

Ohio Wrestling Season Comes to an End on Friday

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After wins on Thursday, the Ohio Bobcats had two wrestlers still competing on Friday, the second day of the NCAA Championships in St. Louis. Sophomore Shakur Laney and junior Noah Forrider were both alive in the consolation bracket after each went 1-1 on the first day. Unfortunately for Ohio, neither of them won enough to make it to Saturday.

Shakur Laney faced Appalachian State’s Vito Pasone in his first match of the day at 125. Laney took it in a easy 9-3 victory to move on. With a 2-1 record in the Championship, Laney went up against No. 5 Tim Lambert of Nebraska in the Round of 16. Lambert proved to be a tough competitor in a tight match. After trailing closely the whole match, Laney lost by fall in the third. With that loss, Laney’s season and NCAA Championship run came to an end. He finished the year with a 28-8 record and went 2-2 in the Championship.

At 141, junior Noah Forrider took on Oregon State’s Johnathan Hathaway in his first match on Friday. It ended up being Forrider’s only match of the day as he lost after getting pinned in the second. The loss ended Forrider’s run and he finished his season with a 27-8 record.

The NCAA Championships will finish on Saturday but will continue without any Bobcats.