The Big Reds welcomed the Bobcats to the House of Champions on Friday and gave them all they could handle as the Big Reds honored their senior wrestlers and stat girls.
Brandon Mamie started out the evening in the 170-lb weight class and fought tooth and nail before his opponent pulled away in the third period for a 9-4 win. TJ Bell was up next in the 182-lb weight class and he lost by the final score of 9-2. Vince Patrone wrestled next in the 220-lb weight class and fell by the final score of 8-3. 160-lb Cody Albaugh rounded out the action with the most competitive match of the evening as his opponent scored with less than a minute left to break a 4-4 tie as Albaugh lost by the final of 5-4.
In exhibition matches contested immediately following the above matches, Mamie defeated his opponent by the final of 16-4 and Bell won by the final score of 4-2.
Senior stat girls Abby Gianangeli and Madison Hotlotz as well as senior wrestler Albaugh and Bell were honored before the game for senior night. On behalf of the athletic department, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the wrestling program and best of luck this week at OVAC’s and the rest of the season.