W&L Wrestling Drops a Trio of Matches at W&J

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a trio of matches on Saturday afternoon at the Washington & Jefferson Quad.  The Generals were defeated by Muskingum, 25-24, before dropping a 34-6 decision to the host Presidents.  The day concluded with a 27-15 Centennial Conference loss to Gettysburg College.

First-year Eric Fessel (Rockville, Md./Georgerown Prep) led the way with a perfect 2-0 record at 141 pounds.  He opened with a pin of Muskingum's Luke Caracofe (2:05) then sat out of the loss to W&J before returning with a 6-3 victory over Gettysburg's Dan Traficanti in the final match.

A trio of wrestlers all posted 2-1 records for the Generals, including Senior Keith Jaworski (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) at 157 pounds, junior David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood) at 165 pounds and first-year Jordan Yost (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) at 197 pounds.

Jaworski opened his day with a pin of Muskingum's Thomas Patterson (4:58), but fell to Washington & Jefferson's Tyler Berger, 1-0.  He recovered to defeat Gettysburg's Joe Fiore, 4-1.

Dennis recorded a pin over Adam Harris (2:47) of Muskingum, but was defeated by W&J's David Dibenedetto, 3-2.  He then notched another win by fall, pinning Dan Grabfelder of Gettysburg in 4:13.

Yost pinned Muskingum's Robert Powell in 1:15 but was defeated by Robbie Mies of W&J, 9-1.  He then notched a 2-0 win over Gettysburg's Marshall Puls in the Generals' final match of the day.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts the W&L Invitational beginning at 10:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

Muskingum 25, Washington and Lee 24
125- Shawn Feistamel (MUS) wins by forfeit
133- No match
141- Eric Fessel (W&L) d. Luke Caracofe (MUS), Fall 2:05
149- Kenny Poland (MUS) d. HT Kotchinian (W&L), 6-3
157- Keith Jaworski (W&L) d. Thomas Patterson (MUS), Fall 4:58
165- David Dennis (W&L) d. Adam Harris (MUS), Fall 2:47
174- Mike Frasure (MUS) d. Daniel Igel (W&L), 10-0
184- Danny Dunn (MUS) wins by forfeit
197- Jordan Yost (W&L) d. Robert Powell (MUS), Fall 1:15
285- Torrey McCray, Jr. (MUS) wins by forfeit

W&J 34, Washington and Lee 6
125- Zach Cecchetti (W&J) wins by forfeit
133- No match
141- Chris Leva (W&J) d. Samuel Campbell (W&L), 10-4
149- Roja Stephenson (W&J) d. HT Kotchinian (W&L), 2-1
157- Tyler Berger (W&J) d. Keith Jaworski (W&L), 1-0
165- David Dibenedetto (W&J) vs. David Dennis (W&L), 3-2
174- Daniel Igel (W&L) d. Eric Kohr (W&J), Injury default (2:35)
184- Stefen Firmstone (W&J) wins by forfeit
197- Robbie Mies (W&J) d. Jordan Yost (W&L), 9-1
285- Taylor Potts (W&J) wins by forfeit

Gettysburg 27, Washington and Lee 15
125- No match
133- Matt Spano (GC) wins by forfeit
141- Eric Fessel (W&L) d. Dan Traficanti (GC), 6-3
149- Matt Danielson (GC) d. HT Kotchinian (W&L), 5-2
157- Keith Jaworski (W&L) d. Joe Fiore (GC), 4-1
165- David Dennis (W&L) d. Dan Grabfelder (GC), Fall 4:13
174- Jared Leon (GC) d. Daniel Igel (W&L), Fall 2:23
184- DJ Neri (GC) wins by forfeit
197- Jordan Yost (W&L) d. Marshall Puls (GC), 2-0
285- Bobby Christopher (GC) wins by forfeit