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KSU matmen claim victories

Published: February 2, 1998 12:00 AM

FINDLAY _ The Kent State wrestling team earned two victories at the JC Penney/Floyd Marshall Duals held at Findlay College Sunday.

The Golden Flashes (9-6) shut out Marquette 52-0, then defeated host Findlay 22-12 to finish the day as the only undefeated squad in the five-team field.

Former area high school standouts Mark Wentz (Streetsboro), Brian Singleton (Crestwood) and Keith Shamblin all recorded pins against Marquette along with freshman heavyweight Jeremy Orsky.

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Kent State fell behind 9-2 against host Findlay after Singleton lost a controversial match in overtime at 142 pounds to Al Fuentes, 5-3. But Shamblin ignited the comeback by earning a 6-2 decision over Mike Kotlyn.

The Flashes' upperweight wrestlers took it from there.

Ed Hamway earned a major decision over Craig Scott (13-3) at 167, and Cliff Andres followed suit with a 15-6 win over Brett Kuzinski at 177 to put Kent State on top 13-12.

Former Aurora High School standout Dave Kotora made short work of Brian Scislo at 190, pinning him in 30 seconds to put the Flashes in control. Then Orsky earned a 3-1 overtime win over Jim Joaquin to cap off the victory.

Kent State will wrestle at West Liberty State Tuesday.

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