December 5, 2009

W&L Wrestling Competes in Petrofes Invitational

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The W&L wrestling team was in action over the weekend at the Petrofes Invitational hosted by Mesiah College on Friday and Saturday. The Generals finished the tournament in 13th place out of 13 teams.

Leading the way for W&L was sophomore Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier), who finished 2-2 for the tournament in the 141-pound bracket.  Campbell fell to third-seeded Alex DeHart of Messiah, 6-0, in the first round, but bounced back to defeat Kyle Huber of Wilkes (3-1) and Matt Nelson of Johns Hopkins (3-2) in the wrestleback.  He then fell to Andrew Corbett of Ursinus, 9-2.

Senior Sammy Brusca (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) finished 1-2 overall in the 149-pound bracket. Brusca dropped his opening match to Ryan McGilvray of Springfield College by fall (0:53). He then knocked off Luke Speers of Messiah in the wrestleback by a score of 2-0, before falling 16-0 to Brent Lowe of McDaniel College.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Wednesday as it hosts Southern Virginia for a 7:00 pm dual match.

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