December 3, 2011

W&L Wrestling Participates in the Ohio Northern Invitational

ADA, Ohio – The Washington and Lee wrestling team finished 28th out of 45 teams competing at the Ohio Northern Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals had one place winner at the event as first-year Connor Duffey (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School) finished in eighth-place in the 141-pound weight class.  Duffey opened with a 12-2 win over Drew Polson of Ashland and then knocked off Ben Marks of Ohio Northern, 10-1.  He then fell to Nick Wykoff of West Liberty 8-5 to move on to the consolation bracket.  In consolation action, he defeated Jeremy Ward of Olivet, 11-4, before falling to Sean Byham of Thiel by a score of 2-0.  Duffey then lost to Isaac Thomas of Lindsey Wilson in the seventh-place match, 8-6.

Senior Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) was the only other General to win more than one match on the day, going 2-2 in the 133-pound bracket.  Campbell began the tournament with a 7-4 win over Jake Vitolo of Waynesburg, but was pinned by Mercyhurst's Kody Young (0:42) in the second round.  He recovered to win his consolation opener over Jeff Swaney of Waynesburg by a score of 18-2, but his tournament ended with a 3-2 loss to Shane Troyer of Findlay.

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

-- GENERALS --

TEAM SCORES:
1. Olivet College 147.0
2. Campbellsville University 138.0
3. Mercyhurst College 135.5
4. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 125.5
5. West Liberty University 120.0
6. Ohio Northern University 106.5
7. Ashland University 99.0
8. Thiel College 82.0
9. Waynesburg University 64.5
10. Olivet College "B" 53.5
11. Tiffin University 52.0
12. College of Mount St Joseph 47.0
13. Ohio Northern University "B" 47.0
14. Alma College 36.5
15. Campbellsville University "B" 29.5
16. Cumberland (Tenn.) 27.0
17. West Liberty University "B" 25.5
18. Alma College "B" 24.5
19. Heidelberg University 20.5
20. Olivet College "C" 19.5
21. Cumberland (Tenn.) "B" 18.0
22. Ashland University "B" 17.5
23. Mercyhurst College "C" 16.5
24. University of Findlay 16.0
25. Thiel College "B" 15.5
26. Waynesburg University "B" 14.0
27. Thiel College "C" 13.5
28. Washington and Lee 12.5
29. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) "B" 11.5
30. Ohio Northern University "C" 11.5
31. Mercyhurst College "B" 11.0
32. College of Mount St Joseph "B" 9.0
33. Ashland University "C" 7.0
34. Heidelberg University "B" 5.0
35. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) "C" 5.0
36. College of Mount St Joseph "C" 3.5
37. Washington and Lee "B" 3.5
38. Alma College "C" 3.0
39. Cumberland (Tenn.) "C"  3.0
40. Heidelberg University"C"  1.5
41. Campbellsville University"C"  0.0
42. Tiffin University "B" 0.0
43. Washington and Lee"C"  0.0
44. Waynesburg University"C"  0.0
45. West Liberty University"C"  0.0

W&L INDIVIDUAL SCORES:
133 Pounds
Sam Campbell d. Jake Vitolo (Waynesburg); 7-4
Kody Young (Mercyhurst) d. Sam Campbell; Fall 0:42
Sam Campbell d. Jeff Swaney (Waynesburg); 18-2
Shane Troyer (Findlay) d. Sam Campbell; 3-2
Dylan Nolte (West Liberty) d. Matt Howell; 13-4
Matt Howell d. Jake Weisman (Heidelberg) by forfeit
Shane Troyer (Findlay) d. Matt Howell; 4-1

141 Pounds
Jeremy Ward (Olivet) d. Addison Spinner; 5-2
Wayne Black (Mt. St. Joseph) d. Addison Spinner; 10-5
Connor Duffey d. Drew Polson (Ashland); 12-2
Connor Duffey d. Ben Marks (Ohio Northern); 10-1
Nick Wykoff (West Liberty) d. Connor Duffey; 8-5
Connor Duffey d. Jeremy Ward (Olivet); 11-4
Sean Byham (Thiel) d. Connor Duffey; 2-0
Isaac Thomas (Lindsay Wilson) d. Connor Duffey; 8-6

149 Pounds
Michael Gonzalez (Cumberland) d. Zan Reed; 18-5
Matt Milton (Campbellsville) d. Zan Reed; 19-7
Ian Gillespie (Heidelberg) d. HT Kotchinian; 12-0
Kenneth Hoopes (Ohio Northern) d. HT Kotchinian; 2-1
Kyle Brezovec (Ohio Northern) d. Brian Ross; Fall 1:45
Jacob Scott (Cumberland) d. Brian Ross; Fall 2:39

165 Pounds
Luis Tonge (Tiffin) d. David Dennis; 5-4
David Dennis d. Nick Sasfy (Cumberland); 9-5
Eziekiel Hunt (Cumberland) d. David Dennis; 7-0
Jarrod Shaw (West Liberty) d. Marino Orlandi; 13-1
Taylor Doan (Lindsey Wilson) d. Marino Orlandi; 6-4

184 Pounds
Kevin Christman (Tiffin) d. Morgan Moskal; Fall 0:52
Elijah Flasher (Thiel) d. Morgan Moskal; Fall 2:00