Wrestling middleweights battle, but JCU falls to Baldwin Wallace, 29-11

February 19th, 2014


Rivalries were renewed Tuesday night when Baldwin Wallace University visited the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center for a wrestling dual meet.


Despite strong efforts from its middleweight wrestlers, John Carroll University fell to the Yellow Jackets, 29-11.


It was the third consecutive home loss for JCU, following late collapses against the University of Mount Union and Heidelberg University. JCU was unable to build off of the momentum earned from a 42-6 domination of Muskingum University on Feb. 11.


The match began at 125 pounds with JCU senior John Cobos losing to Jesse Gunter by major decision in the final home match of Cobos’ career. Freshman Sal Corrao also fell at 133 pounds, as Andrew Taylor pinned Corrao in the waning seconds to give BWU a 10-0 lead.


Freshman Anthony Trocchio dropped a decision to Josh Decatur at the 141-pound level, further putting the Blue Streaks in a hole.


The Blue and Gold finally countered at 149 pounds, as sophomore Dan Mirman won by major decision over Graham Montague. Junior Terner Gott kept up the momentum at 157 pounds with a 10-4 decision to narrow the deficit to 13-7.


Freshman Thomas McNulty (165 pounds) and junior Matthew Tusick (174 pounds) lost in consecutive matches to put JCU behind big, 20-7.


While freshman Isen Vajusi won at 184 pounds, JCU lost at 197 and 285 pounds to lose by a final score of 29-11.


JCU hits the mats for their final regular season match against Ohio Northern University on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Ada, OH.


A win  against ONU would keep JCU from falling to 3-7 in dual meets on the year.