Ohio U looking to make a 180


Ohio U hasn’t quite had the opening dual season they’d hoped for dropping duals to App State, a top ranked MIZZU team and recently dropping another one to UTC in Mclellan Gym in Chattanooga. The bobcats look to turn the tide at the 2017 Midlands Championships. The 54 year tradition of the Midlands event has seen some of the best talent in the world compete as college and post grad athletes.

This year’s championships will see almost 40 teams compete. Among the participants include Air Force, Arizona State, Brown, Buffalo, Cal Poly, Central Michigan, Clarion, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Edinboro, Franklin & Marshall, Harvard, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Lehigh, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Oregon State, Penn, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Purdue, Rider, Rutgers, South Dakota State, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Three Bobcats have been listed in the top contenders list in his respective weight class. Cameron Kelly, Alec Hagan, and Austin Reese each received recognition in the 133, 141 and 165 weight classes respectively.

In last year’s tournament, Ohio saw Shakur Laney and Cameron Kelly place at the 54th Midlands Tournament. Kelly took seventh-place in the 133-division, while Laney captured fifth-place in the 125-class.

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