Nov. 30, 2008
WASHINGTON - The American University wrestling team went 2-2 on Saturday at the Journeyman/Brute Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. Juniors Mike Cannon and Kyle Borshoff each recorded perfect 4-0 records for the Eagles and freshman Patrick Graham won three of four bouts.
American recorded victories over UNC-Greensboro, 23-18, and Brown, 30-12, but fell to No. 7 Oklahoma State, 34-9, and No. 17 Central Michigan, 24-12.
Cannon, who entered the week ranked sixth at 174 lbs. in the InterMat rankings, earned four victories on the day, including two with bonus points. Cannon defeated Brown's Ziad Kharbush by major decision, 22-9, and Oklahoma State's Kevin Wainscott by fall at 2:13. He also defeated Central Michigan's Mike Miller who was ranked 10th in this week's Intermat rankings by a 3-2 decision and UNC-Greensboro's Byron Sigmon, 10-3.
Borshoff, wrestling at 149 lbs., also went a perfect 4-0 at the duals with two wins coming with bonus points. Borshoff earned a fall over Marcus Hannah from UNC-Greensboro at 2:00 and defeated Mark Bloom of Brown by major decision, 18-7. Borshoff won closely contested matches over No. 7 Steve Brown from Central Michigan, 6-5, and Oklahoma State's Quinten Fuentes, 3-1.
Graham earned a 3-1 record at 157 lbs. at the duals and took two matches with bonus points. Graham won by fall in the second period over Brown's Thomas Fazio at 3:39 and defeated UNC-Greensboro's Andrew Saunders by major decision, 8-0. He also defeated Central Michigan's Eric Cubberly, 4-2. Graham's only loss of the day came against Robert Erisman from Oklahoma State, 7-2.
Other multiple winners for American on Saturday included Jasen Borshoff at 133 lbs. and Andrew Silber at 197 lbs. J. Borshoff earned a major decision over Casey Boyle from UNC-Greensboro, 17-3, and took a close decision over John Triggas from Brown, 7-5. Silber earned two victories including a fall over Peter Sturgeon of UNC-Greensboro at 5:36 and a 7-4 decision over Central Michigan's Eric Simaz.
American will return to action next Saturday, Dec. 6, against Drexel in Philadelphia Pa., at 12 p.m.
American 23, UNCG 18
125: Mitchell Johnson (UNCG) dec. Thomas Williams (AU), 12-6
133: Jasen Borshoff (AU) maj. dec. Casey Boyle (UNCG), 17-3
141: Chris Bencivenga (UNCG) dec. Matt Mariacher (AU), 9-5
149: Kyle Borshoff (AU) fall Marcus Hannah (UNCG), 2:00
157: Patrick Graham (AU) maj. dec. Andrew Saunders (UNCG), 8-0
165: No. 18 Chris Bullins (UNCG), win by forfeit
174: No. 6 Mike Cannon (AU) dec. Byron Sigmon (UNCG), 10-3
184: Ryan Sughrue (UNCG) def. Andy Semple (AU), 5-0
197: Andrew Silber (AU) fall Peter Sturgeon (UNCG), 5:36
285: Joe Sheffield (UNCG) dec. Quinton Pruett (AU), 5-3
American 30, Brown 12
125: Thomas Williams (AU) maj. dec. TJ Popolizio (Brown), 11-3
133: Jasen Borshoff (AU) dec. John Triggas (Brown), 7-5
141: Matt Mariacher (AU) dec. Eli Harris (Brown), 11-5
149: Kyle Borshoff (AU) maj. dec. Mark Bloom (Brown), 18-7
157: Patrick Graham (AU) fall Thomas Fazio (Brown), 3:39
165: Bryan Tracy (Brown), win by forfeit
174: No. 6 Mike Cannon (AU) maj. dec. Ziad Kharbush (Brown), 22-9
184: Matt Gevelinger (Brown) dec. Andy Semple (AU), 8-5
197: Branden Stearns (Brown) dec. Andrew Silber (AU), 6-5
285: Quinton Pruett (AU) dec. Larry Otsuka (Brown), inj.
No. 7 Oklahoma State 34, American 9
125: No. 5 Obe Blanc (OSU) dec. Thomas Williams (AU), 8-3
133: No. 12 Tyler Shinn (OSU) dec. Jasen Borshoff (AU), 5-2
141: Jamal Parks (OSU) maj. dec. Matt Mariacher (AU), 9-1
149: Kyle Borshoff (AU) dec. Quinten Fuentes (OSU), 3-1
157: Robert Erisman (OSU) dec. Patrick Graham (AU), 7-2
165: No. 10 Barndon Mason (OSU), win by forfeit
174: No. 6 Mike Cannon (AU), fall Kevin Wainscott (OSU), 2:13
184: Jared Shelton (OSU) fall Andy Semple (AU), 3:14
197: No. 18 Clayton Foster (OSU) maj. dec. Andrew Silber (AU), 13-4
285: No. 1 Jared Rosholt (OSU) tech. fall Quinton Pruett (AU) 22-7
No. 17 Central Michigan 24, American 12
125: No. 10 Scotti Sentes (CMU) maj. dec. Thomas Williams (AU), 10-2
133: No. 15 Conor Beebe (CMU) maj. dec. Jasen Borshoff (AU), 9-1
141: No. 19 Eric Kruger (CMU) dec. Matt Mariacher (AU), 7-2
149: Kyle Borshoff (AU) dec. No. 7 Steve Brown (CMU), 6-5
157: Patrick Graham (AU) dec. Eric Cubberly (CMU), 4-2
165: No. 7 Trevor Stewart (CMU), win by forfeit
174: No. 6 Mike Cannon (AU) dec. No. 10 Mike Miller (AU), 3-2
184: Vince DiDona (CMU) maj. dec. Andy Semple (AU), 9-1
197: Andrew Silber (AU) dec. Eric Simaz (AU), 7-4
285: Jarod Trice (CMU) dec. Quinton Pruett (AU), 6-5