WASHINGTON – The American University wrestling team returned home on Friday, Jan. 6, to host No. 25 North Carolina, No. 30 Wyoming and Army West Point, in the AU Duals.
Individually, it was sophomore Michael Sprague (149) who highlighted the competition, upsetting No. 11 Cole Mendenhall in a 6-5 decision. Sprague went on to hold a 4-3 decision over Army's Luke Weiland before falling to UNC's Troy Heilmann in a 4-3 decision. Sprague is now 18-7 for the season, 5-1 in duals.
Sophomore Josh Terao (125), ranked No. 17 in Division I, also had a solid day, winning all three of his matchups including a technical fall against Sean Badua (Army) three-minutes into the bout. Terao now rises to 18-3 overall, 6-0 in duals, with five technical falls so far this season.
Senior Esteban Gomez-Rivera and junior Jeric Kasunic were the other two Eagles to go 3-0 for the day. Gomez-Rivera now holds an overall record of 12-2, 5-0 in duals, and Kasunic sits at 15-5 overall and 5-1 in duals.
American will host Lehigh on Saturday, Jan. 14, in Bender Arena starting at 7 p.m. For the latest on the Eagles, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_Wrestling.
AMERICAN, 19 // #30 WYOMING, 14
AMERICAN, 15 // Army, 18