December 9, 2009

W&L Wrestling Cruises to 46-3 Win over Southern Virginia

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team improved to 1-0 on the season with a 46-3 victory over Southern Virginia on Wednesday evening at Doremus Gym.

The Generals picked up forfeit wins in six weight classes and registered a pair of wins by technical fall.  Sophomore Ben Ersing (Beverly, Mass./St. John's Prep) notched a 17-2 victory over Kevin Valverde at 133 pounds, while sophomore Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) posted a 23-8 win over Jordan Kofford at 141 pounds.  At 157 pounds, sophomore David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood) was defeated by Peter Rose, 10-5.

Washington and Lee will now break for finals and the holidays before returning to the mats on Jan. 9 when it hosts a quad with Gettysburg, Penn State-DuBois and Washington & Jefferson.  Action begins at 11:00 am.

(0-0) 125 – N/A
(5-0) 133 – Ben Ersing (W&L) d. Kevin Valverde (SVU); TF 17-2 (3:12)
(10-0) 141 – Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Jordan Kofford (SVU); TF 23-8 (6:11)
(16-0) 149 – Sammy Brusca (W&L) won by forfeit
(16-3) 157 – Peter Rose (SVU) d. David Dennis (W&L); 10-5
(22-3) 165 – Keith Jaworski (W&L) won by forfeit
(28-3) 174 – Jon Brown (W&L) won by forfeit
(34-3) 184 – James Williams (W&L) won by forfeit
(40-3) 197 – Richard Knack (W&L) won by forfeit
(46-3) 285 – Zak Colangelo (W&L) won by forfeit

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