BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Josh Terao rallied from a second-period deficit to earn a pin in his second bout of the day, earning a spot in the 133-pound semifinals on Friday at the 115th annual Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships hosted by Binghamton University.
Terao is one of six American University wrestlers to advance to the second day of the tournament, with the other five moving to the third round of the consolation bracket. AU was in seventh place in the team standings after the first of two days of wrestling.
Saturday's semifinals begin at 10 a.m., with the finals session to start at 3 p.m.
• Terao trailed 2-0 with 1:45 of riding time against him after the first period of his quarterfinal with Zack Trampe of Binghamton. The deficit grew to 4-0 with more than two minutes riding time in the second period before he rallied. Terao turned the tide and got a lightning-quick pin in 4:07 that put him into the semifinals. He has now won 10 straight matches.
• Earlier in the day, he became the ninth Eagle to reach 100 career wins, scoring a 19-4 technical fall in 5:23 over Jonathan Gomez of Princeton. His eighth tech fall of the season tied his own school record and the 22nd of his career extended the AU record he already held.
• Gage Curry got the day off to a good start for the Eagles by posting an 8-2 win over Joe Manchio of Columbia at 125. He led 4-1 and 6-2 after the first two periods and went on to the victory. He then faced the No. 2 seed in Pat Glory of Princeton, suffering a pin in 4:22 of the quarterfinal.
• Curry advanced to Saturday's action with an 8-2 win over Trey Keeley of Brown. He turned a 3-0 lead after two periods into the win with a takedown and near-fall late in the match.
• Jack Mutchnik began his day with a patented strategic win, using a late takedown in the first period as the momentum for a 3-1 win over Noah Levitt of Bucknell. Mutchnik, seeded fourth at 141 pounds, then faced fifth-seed Anthony Sparacio of Binghamton. Sparano used a first-period takedown of his own en route to a 3-1 win in the quarters.
• Mutchnik was in another tight match on Friday night with Danny Fongaro of Columbia. Trailing 1-0 heading to the final period, Mutchnik tied the score on an escape, got a mid-period takedown and used riding time for a 4-1 win.
• Sprague, the No. 5-seed, lost in the first round, 6-2, to P.J. Ogunsanya of Army, but rallied for a pair of wins. He blanked Zach Krause of Brown, 6-0, then outlasted 30th-ranked Parker Kropman of Drexel. Sprague was down 2-1 when he got a four-point near fall to end the period up 5-3 and went on to get a 9-4 win.
• In his first-round match, Kizhan Clarke got a takedown of Drexel's Evan Barczak with just 26 seconds left for the winning margin in a 3-1 victory. In the quarterfinal, he trailed No. 1-seed Zach Hartman of Bucknell 1-0 going into the third, but suffered a takedown with two seconds left to drop to the consolation bracket.
• Clarke won a back-and-forth match late Friday, earning an 8-5 victory against No. 32 Adam Santoro of Cornell. The bout was tied 3-3 after the first period and Clarke took a 5-4 lead after two with a late takedown. He clinched the win with a takedown with just 14 seconds left.
• Anthony Wokasch lost his opening round to fourth-seeded Cael McCormick of Army, but lost his next two bouts.
• Harvey got a takedown just 14 seconds into his first-round match with Trey Rogers of Hofstra, then rolled to a pin in 2:26. The victory was Harvey's sixth straight overall and his fourth straight by fall.
• Harvey lost a major decision to No. 6 Ryan Priesch of Lehigh in the quarterfinal, but came back to score a 5-0 win over Anthony Walters of Drexel in his last match of the day. He had takedowns in the first and second periods, and rolled up more than four minutes in riding time in getting the win.
• Camacho needed just 1:44 to pin Evan Callahan of Harvard in his first-round heavyweight match. AU's redshirt freshman improved to 5-1 in his last six matches, including three wins by fall. He dropped his next two bouts.
GAGE CURRY (125) – Seeded 7th
R16 – Curry (AU) dec. Joe Manchio (Columbia), 8-2
QF – #10 Pat Glory (Princeton) pinned Curry, 4:22
ConsR2– Curry (AU) major dec. Trey Keeley (Brown), 10-2
ConsR3 – Curry vs. Antonio Mininno (Drexel)
#19 JOSH TERAO (133) – Seeded 2nd
R16 – Terao (AU) tech. fall Jonathan Gomez (Princeton), 19-4 (5:23)
QF – Terao (AU) pinned Zack Trampe (Binghamton), 4:07
SF – Terao vs. #24 Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh)
#30 JACK MUTCHNIK (141) – Seeded 4th
R16 – Mutchnik (AU) dec. Noah Levett (Bucknell), 3-1
QF – Anthony Sparacio (Binghamton) dec. Mutchnik, 3-1
ConsR2 – Mutchnik (AU) dec. Danny Fongaro (Columbia), 4-2
ConsR3 – Mutchnik vs. Will Gil (Franklin & Marshall)
MICHAEL SPRAGUE (149) – Seeded 5th
R16 – P.J. Ogunsanya (Army) dec. Sprague, 6-2
ConsR1 – Sprague (AU) dec. Zack Krause (Brown), 6-0
ConsR2 – Sprague (AU) dec. #30 Parker Kropman (Drexel), 8-4
ConsR3 – Sprague vs. Patrick Quinlan (Franklin & Marshall)
KIZHAN CLARKE (157) – Seeded 8th
R16 – Clarke (AU) dec. Evan Barczak (Drexel), 3-1
QF – #12 Zach Hartman (Bucknell) dec. Clarke, 3-0
ConsR2 – Clarke (AU) dec. #32 Adam Santoro (Cornell), 8-5
ConsR3 – Clarke vs. Christian LaBrie (Brown)
ANTHONY WOKASCH (165)
R16 – #27 Cael McCormick (Army) dec. Wokasch, 11-5
ConsR1 – Wokasch (AU) pinned Matt Swanson (Binghamton), 5:51
ConsR2 – #31 Laurence Kosoy (Columbia) dec. Wokasch, 5-0
CONNER ALLSHOUSE (174)
R16 – #19 Spencer Carey (Navy) pinned Allshouse, 2:40
ConsR1 – A.J. Pedro Methuen (Brown) dec. Allshouse, 15-11
#26 TANNER HARVEY (184) – Seeded 6th
R16 – Harvey (AU) pinned Trey Rogers (Hofstra), 2:26
QF – #6 Ryan Preisch (Lehigh) major dec. Harvey, 16-5
ConsR2 – Harvey (AU) dec. Anthony Walters (Drexel), 5-0
ConsR3 – Harvey vs. Brian Bonino (Columbia)
ABRAHAM CORREA-MEDINA (197)
R16 – #7 Rocco Caywood (Army) major dec. Correa-Medina, 9-0
ConsR1 –Anthony DePrez (Binghamton) pinned Correa-Medina, 1:54
NIKO CAMACHO (285) – Seeded 5th
R16 – Camacho (AU) pinned Evan Callahan (Harvard), 1:44
QF – #30 Ben Sullivan (Army) dec. Camacho, 5-1
ConsR1 – Daniel Herman (Columbia) dec. Camacho, 3-2
R16 – Round of 16
QF – Quarterfinal
SF - Semifinal
Cons – Consolation rounds
Rankings listed are from NCAA Coaches Panel of 2/24