MORGANTOWN — Already a extremely adorned wrestler throughout his highschool days at Oak Glen, it didn’t take Peyton Corridor lengthy to make a reputation for himself on the collegiate degree.
Corridor, a four-time West Virginia state champion and three-time OVAC Ron Mauck Event titlist, started his WVU profession the identical means he ended his days as a Golden Bear, by successful. The true freshman went 3-0 in opposition to Kent State, Ohio College and Virginia Tech because the Mountaineers compiled a 2-1 mark, dropping to the No. 8 ranked Hokies.
Competing at 165 kilos, Corridor recorded a pair of main selections and a call in his matches. He blanked the Bobcats’ Colt Yinger, ranked twenty second in two nationwide polls, 9-0. Yinger wrestled at Nelsonville-York. He additionally recorded a 9-3 determination over Kent State’s James Limongi earlier than notching a 13-4 main nod over Virginia Tech’s Jordan Florence.
The Chester native completed the weekend with 10 takedowns and a pair of reversals.
“It was actually cool. I used to be excited,” Corridor mentioned by way of phone earlier this week. “It was cool to wrestle in opposition to a few of the colleges I grew up watching on TV.”
He admitted to having some nerves.
“I used to be just a little anxious earlier than my first match as a result of it had been so lengthy since I’ve had some precise competitors in opposition to somebody apart from my apply companions,” he mentioned. “However when the whistle went off, I used to be prepared.”
His performances didn’t go unnoticed as he moved right into a pair of nationwide polls this week. Corridor is ranked No. 24 in response to FloWrestling and is listed as thirtieth by The Open Mat.
Corridor mentioned 165 kilos is good for him.
“I really feel actually sturdy as a result of I don’t have to chop a lot weight,” Corridor mentioned. “I really feel wrestling greater guys throughout apply helps me, too. I really feel sturdy and I’m wholesome.”
Corridor gained state titles at 120, 132, 138 and 152 whereas at Oak Glen.
He’s considered one of three WVU matmen within the nationwide rankings, and considered one of two from the Ohio Valley.
The Mountaineers’ Noah Adams (197) is No. 1 in FloWrestling, The Open Mat and Intermat. The Independence Excessive Faculty grad prolonged his successful streak to 35 straight matches, which dates again to final season when he was favored to win the NCAA title at 197 kilos.
Weir’s Caleb Rea (141), regardless of battling some well being issues, is listed No. 22 by The Open Mat.
Parkersburg South alum Brayden Roberts additionally made his WVU debut at 149 kilos. He posted two wins earlier than struggling an 11-3 setback to No. 12 Bryce Andonian of Virginia Tech in his ultimate match of the day.
John Marshall product Anthony Carman (184) went 1-2 on the day. His lone triumph got here by way of a 12-3 main determination over Ohio’s Colin McNamara.
West Virginia welcomes Bucknell and No. 19 Oklahoma for a tri-meet on Sunday, starting at 2 p.m.
WLU’s Prepare dinner Honored by MEC
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – West Liberty College’s Garrett Prepare dinner has been honored as the primary Mountain East Convention Wrestler of the Week.
Prepare dinner, a sophomore 184-pounder from Weirton Madonna the place he was a state champion, was acknowledged by the convention after enjoying a key function in serving to Coach Danny Irwin’s Hilltoppers put up a pair of spectacular wins in Saturday’s triangular season opener.
Handing over two dominating performances, Prepare dinner notched first-period falls in each matches. Barely having time to interrupt a sweat, the sophomore stopped Glenville’s Christian Ramsey on the 2:02 mark and the Battlers’ Chiedu Chika in 2:41.
The Hilltoppers, which was just lately ranked No. 1 within the MEC preseason ballot, can be again on the highway subsequent Saturday after they head to Fairmont State for a triangular with the host Falcons and Glenville State.
The MEC Event can be held at West Liberty’s ASRC on Feb. 6.