Saturday started off well for Edinboro wrestling, it finished even better, especially for its head coach.
The #24 Fighting Scots went 2-1 at the Eastern Michigan Duals in Ypsilanti, Michigan, defeating Olivet College to start and Northern Illinois to wrap up its first day of dual meet action of the 2015-16 season.
The victory against Northern Illinois marked the 200th victory as Edinboro’s head coach for Tim Flynn.
Boro fell to Ohio University in its second match of the day.
The Scots battled Olivet College in the morning to start off the day. Boro breezed by for a 46-3 victory. Tony Recco at 133 pounds was the lone Scot to not notch a victory in the dual, falling by an 8-2 decision to Jared Brickly.
Next up for Boro was Ohio University, who got the best of the Fighting Scots, 22-12. Sean Russell earned a victory courtesy of a 7-5 decision at 125 pounds, while fellow redshirt freshman Billy Miller grinded out a 1-0 decision at heavyweight.
Edinboro went out on a high note, taking down Northern Illinois, 19-12, in its final match of the day. Freshman Pat Lugo notched his third win of the day via an 8-4 decision against Gabe Morse. Redshirt senior Casey Fuller won by a 9-0 major decision at 165 pounds to help Flynn to his 200th career victory.
Fuller, Miller, Russell, and Lugo all were 3-0 on the day.
Edinboro was without both returning All-American Vic Avery (184 pounds) and Anthony Rivera (133 pounds) on the day.
Rivera competed in the Eastern Michigan Open, which also occurred on Saturday.
Boro returns to the mats at the Roadrunner Open in Fresno, California on Nov. 15.
Tyler Trumbauer is the Sports Editor for The Spectator. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org