WASHINGTON– Jack Mutchnik, Kizhan Clarke and Josh Terao all picked up first-period pins as American University won its fourth straight wrestling dual match with a 29-15 victory over George Mason Friday at Bender Arena.
The Eagles, who have won six of their last seven duals, improved to 6-4 overall on the season, with the Patriots falling to 8-6.
• Mutchnik got his second fall of the season in 2:38 of the 141-pound match to put the Eagles ahead 6-0. Mutchnik leads the Eagles with 22 victories overall and seven dual wins.
• After Tejon Anthony got a decision over Michael Sprague in the evening's only matchup between ranked wrestlers, Clarke got his first win by fall of the season by stopping Kolby Ho in 2:29.
• Colston DiBlasi got a pin at 165 pounds to pull Mason within 12-9, but 174-pounder Conner Allshouse earned his first dual-match victory since mid-January, edging Neil Schuster, 2-1, and extending AU's lead.
• Tanner Harvey followed with a 23-7 technical fall at 184, marking his second win in three bouts in which he got a tech fall and scored 20 points. Harvey improved to 21-9 after his fourth straight win.
• Victories by Mason at 197 and 285 pulled the visitors within 20-15.
• Gage Curry got six takedowns in the 125-pound bout, taking leads of 6-4 and 10-7 on his way to a 17-13 victory and clinching the dual.
• Terao finished the evening the way Mutchnik started, pinning Spencer Reed of 2:05 of the 133-pound matchup to get the 98th victory of his career, his 19th of the season and his fifth win by fall.
AMERICAN 29, GEORGE MASON 15
141 – #30 Jack Mutchnik (AU) pinned Julio Alegria, 2:38 AU, 6-0
149 – #31 Tejon Anthony (GMU) dec. #33 Michael Sprague, 7-1 AU, 6-3
157 – Kizhan Clarke (AU) pinned Kolby Ho, 2:29 AU, 12-3
165 - #27 Colston DiBlasi (GMU) pinned Anthony Wokasch, 2 :18 AU, 12-9
174 – Conner Allshouse (AU) dec. Neil Schuster, 2-1 AU, 15-9
184 - #26 Tanner Harvey (AU) tech. fall Paul Pierce, 23-7 (6 :38) AU, 20-9
197 – Eli Spencer (GMU) dec. Abraham Correa-Medina, 7-0 AU, 20-12
285 - #13 Matt Voss (GMU) dec. Niko Camacho, 5-0 AU, 20-15
125 – Gage Curry (AU) dec. Talha Farooq, 17-13 AU, 23-15
133 - #18 Josh Terao (AU) pinned Spencer Reed, 2 :05 AU, 29-15
Rankings from 2/14 NCAA Coaches Panel
Eagles now 6-4 overall
Patriots now 8-6 overall
Att - 270
American hosts Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. against Old Dominion in its final dual match of the season.
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