American University came into the Lehigh Valley with a tough team and got off to a good start at 197 pounds when Jeric Kasunice came from behind to steal what looked like a Jakobsen victory. That was as good as it got for the AU Eagles. The Mountainhawks won the next 9 bouts overwhelming American with their talent and depth in front of a home crowd of more than 1,300. We will have to wait to see a Parker/Tero match up as both wrestling were out with injuries.
Post match interviews: Cruz, Farro and Price.
197lbs: #13 Jeric Kasunic (AU) dec. Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) 3-1
285lbs: Jordan Wood (Lehigh) dec. Brett Dempsey (AU) 8-1
125lbs: Darian Cruz (Lehigh) Fall Gage Curry (AU) 4:56
133lbs: Nick Farro (Lehigh) Fall Garrett Clifford (AU) 3:41
141lbs: Luke Karam (Lehigh) dec. Kizhan Clarke (AU) 2-1, ot
149lbs: Cortlandt Schuyler (Lehigh) dec. Michael Sprague (AU) 16-12
157lbs: Ian Brown (Lehigh) dec. Eric Hong (AU) 3-1
165lbs: Gordon Wolf (Lehigh) major dec. Anthony Wokasch (AU) 17-6
174lbs: Jordan Kutler (Lehigh) major dec. Michael Eckhart (AU) 20-7
184lbs: Andrew Price (Lehigh) major dec. Prince Hyeamang (AU) 13-3
* – American lost a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct following 141 bout
The Official was Rey Santiago. I’m not a big fan of Rey. I think that he doesn’t control starts well and gets caught out of position more than most refs. Luckily his skill didn’t effect the outcome of any matches tonight.