Barnett’s Pin Not Enough at Edinboro

Barnett’s Pin Not Enough at Edinboro


  • Armando Torres collected his team-leading 25th win of the season.
  • Torres' win was his team-leading seventh in a dual and his team-leading 13th bonus-point win.
  • Brady Barnett's pin was his sixth of the season, tying for the team lead.
  • Barnett is now 14-7 on the season, including 6-2 in dual action.
  • Nico O'Dor became the second Viking to 20 wins this season with his victory.
  • Cleveland State returns to action in just over a week as it hosts Bloomsburg Sunday, Jan. 27.


CLEVELAND - The Cleveland State University wrestling team had the lead at the halfway point, but host Edinboro rallied to claim a 24-13 victory Friday evening in Eastern Wrestling League action inside McComb Fieldhouse.

CSU won three of the first five weight classes, two with bonus points, to open up a 13-7 lead through five bouts.

After losing by decision at 125 pounds to open the night, redshirt senior Armando Torres got the Vikings on the board with a 14-1 win at 133 pounds.

The Fighting Scots returned the favor in the following bout with a 13-point win of their own. True freshman Brady Barnett followed by registering the only pin of the night, as his second-period fall at 149 pounds pushed CSU back into the lead.

Redshirt sophomore Nico O'Dor followed with another CSU win at 157 pounds. He effectively limited his opponents' offense in a 6-1 win.

Edinboro came back by winning each of the final five weight classes to come out on top. Junior Chris Morrow and true freshman Ben Smith each suffered a three-point loss via decision at 184 and 197 pounds, respectively.

Cleveland State resumes action Jan. 27 when it welcomes Bloomsburg in its EWL home opener. The home match against Lock Haven scheduled for Jan. 20 was postponed due to Winter Storm Harper.

Edinboro 24, Cleveland State 13
125: Lucas Rodriguez (EU) over Cameron Lathem (CSU) - 9-2 dec. | EU leads, 3-0
133: Armando Torres (CSU) over Richie Gomez (EU) - 14-1 MD | CSU leads, 4-3
141: Carmine Ciotti (EU) over Sam Matzek (CSU) - 17-4 MD | EU leads, 7-4
149: Brady Barnett (CSU) over Chris Matzke (EU) - Fall 4:13 | CSU leads, 10-7
157: Nico O'Dor (CSU) over Tim Suter (EU) - 6-1 dec. | CSU leads, 13-7
165: Fritz Hoehn (EU) over Ryan Ford (CSU) - 11-4 dec. | CSU leads, 13-10
174: Jacob Oliver (EU) over Dimitri Williams (CSU) - 15-2 MD | EU leads, 14-13
184: Zach Ancewicz (EU) over Chris Morrow (CSU) - 8-5 dec. | EU leads, 17-13
197: Dylan Reynolds (EU) over Ben Smith (CSU) - 6-3 dec. | EU leads, 20-13
285: Jon Spaulding (EU) over Collin Kelly (CSU) - 12-3 MD | EU wins 24-13