WVU Wrestling hosted Kent State, Cleveland State and Duke for the annual Mountaineer Quad inside the WVU Coliseum on Sunday.
The Mountaineers came into the quad with nine out of 10 wrestlers in their lineup being ranked, according to FloWrestling.
In their first match against Kent State, West Virginia would only lose one bout (133), dominating the Golden Flashes with a final score of 44-3. The Mountaineers scored huge bonus points this match-up with five technical falls, two pins and a major decision.
WVU’s second match was slightly closer, with a 33-6 victory over Cleveland State.
In the 141-pound bout, the battle of two ranked opponents ensued as No. 17 Jordan Titus defeated No. 22 Dylan Layton by a 9-3 decision.
In the 197-pound bout, it was Cleveland State’s No. 23 Benjamin Smith on the right side of a 9-8 decision over West Virginia’s No. 29 Austin Cooley.
In the heavyweight match-up, CSU’s No. 26 Daniel Bucknavich and No. 17 Michael Wolfgram went into overtime, with Bucknavich securing the takedown and win in sudden victory.
The Mountaineers ended their day with a 39-6 victory over Duke.
All-American and NCAA qualifier last season, No. 17 Peyton Hall, was heavily upset, being pinned by Duke’s unranked Gaetano Console in 1:19. Those were the only points of the match for the Blue Devils.
True freshman No. 18 Ty Watters went undefeated for WVU, pinning all three of his opponents.
West Virginia’s Jett Strickenberger, Titus, Caleb Dowling, Brody Conley and Dennis Robin also beat all of their opponents.
The Mountaineers will travel to Clairon, Pennsylvania to wrestle the Golden Eagles on Thursday, Nov. 16, the dual is set to start at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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