The Eastern Michigan wrestling team defeated Cleveland State, 38-12, and then fell to Indiana, 25-12 as they kicked off their home schedule with a tri-dual on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Redshirt freshman Noah Gonser dominated the day as he won both of his matches including a win over no. 17 ranked Elijah Oliver of Indiana. He forced a fall against Cleveland State and a 7-3 decision against Oliver.
Sa’Darian Perry picked up a win and fell during his time at the 133 weight class. The redshirt freshman forced fall against CSU and lost in a 4-2 decision to Indiana.
Redshirt junior Kyle Springer picked up a pair of wins as he had a 5-3 decision and a 7-3 decision against his former team, Indiana. Nick Barber forced a technical fall against Cleveland State while also falling to Chris Perez of Indiana.
At 157, redshirt freshman Zac Carson picked up a victory against Cleveland state with a 10-7 decision. Another redshirt freshman J.J. Wolfe was unable to give the Eagles a victory.
Redshirt senior Devan Marry won in a 6-2 decision at 165 as well as a 7-3 loss to Indiana. Against Cleveland State the Eagles forfeited the match at 174 and redshirt freshman David Kasper had a fall to Indiana at 174.
At 184, Kayne MacCallum was unable to pick up a win as he fell to Cleveland State and lost in an 18-7 major decision to IU. Redshirt sophomore Derek Hillman forced a fall and won in a 4-3 decision and redshirt junior Gage Hutchinson also forced a fall and won in a 4-3 decision.
Coach David Bolyard and his squad will now travel to The Midlands tournament at Northwestern University on Dec. 29 and 30. The Eagles will face off in their next dual against Ohio University as the team will kick off Mid-American Conference Conference-play on Jan. 6 at the Convocation Center.