The Black Knights improved to 6-2 on the season, while West Virginia dropped to 4-13.
After falling behind 6-0 following the first two matches, a pin by rookie Corey Shie fired up the visiting squad and tied the dual. The Mountaineers picked up their only bonus point win of the night in the following match, but Army rattled off six-straight wins to earn their first non-conference win of the year.
125 lbs.: Devin Brown dec. over Ryan Hetrick, 11-5 (West Virginia leads, 3-0)
133 lbs.: #14 Matthew Schmitt dec. over Lane Peters, 5-4 (West Virginia leads, 6-0)
141 lbs.: #28 Corey Shie pinned Luke Martin at 4:13 (Tied, 6-6)
149 lbs.: #20 Christian Monserrat maj. dec. over Noah Hanau, 14-3 (West Virginia leads, 10-6)
157 lbs.: #22 Lucas Weiland maj. dec. over Hunter Jones, 11-1 (Tied, 10-10)
165 lbs.: Cael McCormick dec. over #18 Nick Kiussis, 2-1 (Army leads, 13-10)
174 lbs.: #19 Ben Harvey maj. dec. over Josh Ramirez, 12-2 (Army leads, 17-10)
184 lbs.: #22 Noah Stewart tech. fall over Jackson Moomau, 16-0 (Army leads, 22-10)
197 lbs.: #4 Rocco Caywood dec. over #32 Noah Adams, 8-7 (Army leads, 25-10)
285 lbs.: #27 Ben Sullivan dec. over #32 Brandon Ngati, 7-2 (Army leads, 28-10)
ARMY HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
Army extended its winning streak to four duals, its longest since a five-meet winning streak in 2016-17.
Head coach Kevin Ward — “I thought we had some good performances tonight. It wasn’t perfect by any means and not very pretty at times, but we had some guys who found a way to score at critical times and that’s a good sign. Any win on the road is a good one, and to beat a tough Big 12 team on the road like that show the progress we’ve been making.
We had a feeling that we might be in a tough position early on given the matchups. We’re confident that our guys will always battle no matter what. Cael McCormick earned a good win tonight that should help him move into the rankings, and our upper weights founds ways to score and win.”
The Black Knights return home to wrestle Bucknell on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in Christl Arena.