WASHINGTON — The American University wrestling team picked up a comfortable victory over George Mason, 27-9, on Friday evening at Bender Arena.
The Eagles are now 5-8 overall for the season as they head into the final match of the regular season while the Patriots close out the travel portion of their schedule at 6-12 overall.
The Eagles picked up three quick victories and led 12-0 heading into the 141-pound match.
At 125 pounds, No. 10 Josh Terao won by technical fall over #31 Ibrahim Banduka (17-0) in 3:32. In the 133-point weight class, No. 26 Esteban Gomez-Rivera won by major decision over Lio Quezada. It took three overtime periods for Jack Mutchnick to secure a 3-2 decision over #31 Tejon Anthony.
Seniors Tom Page (157), Cole Moseley (165) and Jason Grimes (184) all picked up wins for the Eagles.
No. 29 Jeric Kasunic got a 6-0 decision at 197 pounds.
George Mason got three wins over the Eagles. Sahid Kargbo defeated Michael Sprague at 149 pounds, Ryan Forrest took a 2-1 decision over Joe Salvi and Matt Voss won in the heavyweight class over Brett Dempsey.
American will travel to Ohio for a dual with the Bobcats on Sunday.
125: #10 Josh Terao tech fall #31 Ibrahim Banduka (GM), 17-0, 3:32
133: #26 Esteban Gomez-Rivera Maj dec. Lio Quezada (GM), 15-5
141: Jack Mutchnik dec. #31 Tejon Anthony (GM), 3-2
149: Sahid Kargbo (GM) dec. Michael Sprague, 3-1
157: Tom Page dec. Matt Raines (GM), 14-5
165: Cole Moseley dec. Daniel Mika (GM), 6-1
174: Ryan Forrest (GM) dec. Joe Salvi, 2-1
184: Jason Grimes fall Austin Harrison (GM) 2:10
197: #29 Jeric Kasunic dec. Matt Meadows (GM), 6-0
285: Matt Voss (GM) dec. Brett Dempsey, 5-2