W&L Wrestling Competes in the Desert Duals

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team was in action on Sunday at the Desert Duals hosted by Wartburg in Las Vegas, Nev.  The Generals finished the day with an 0-4 record.

The Generals (0-5) fell to Pacific of Oregon by a score of 28-17, lost to Loras 28-12, dropped a 32-12 decision to Rhode Island College, and were defeated by Olivet, 42-3.

The top individual for W&L was first-year 285-pounder Grant Cokeley (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington), who completed the day with a 3-1 overall record.  Cokeley posted a 3-1 win over Evan Scheurs of Pacific then recorded a 1-0 decision against Kyle Henry of Loras.  Cokeley fell to Brian Nicoll of Rhode Island, before recovering to produce the Generals' lone win in the Olivet match, a 3-2 decision over Jack Griggs.

Sophomore Conor Duffey (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School) finished with a 2-0 record, competing against Pacific and Loras, but sitting out in the final two matches.  Duffey opened with a 15-1 major decision over Allin Franco of Pacific, then notched an 8-3 win over Greg Vance of Loras.

First-year 125-pounder Adam Davis (Stuarts Draft, Va./Stuarts Draft) completed his day with a 2-2 overall mark.  He pinned Daylin Ruggireo of Pacific in 3:59 and won by forfeit against Loras.  Davis was then defeated by Mike Sugarmeyer of Rhode Island, 12-5, and was pinned by Henry McKeown of Olivet in 4:11 to finished his tournament.

Washington and Lee will now break for the holidays before returning to action on January 5 with a dual match at home against Ohio Northern.  The match is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.

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Pacific 28, Washington and Lee 17
125: Adam Davis (WL) won by fall at 3:59 over Daylin Ruggireo (P)
133: Erick Harder (P) won by 11-0 maj dec over Tyler Kaelin
141: Ryan Baxter (P) won by 3-1 dec over HT Kotchinian
149: Conor Duffey (WL) won by 15-1 maj dec over Allin Franco
157: Dillon Ford (P) won by 12-1 maj dec over Matt Howell
165: Bruce Bakita (P) won by fall at 1:58 over Zac Richey
174: Ron Tassoni (WL) won by 8-6 dec over Chris Harlin
184: Caleb Malyewski (P) won by 17-2 tech fall over Morgan Moskal
197: Nik Streng (P) won by fall at 3:30 over Connor Smithson
285: Grant Cokeley (WL) won by 3-1 dec over Evan Scheurs

Loras 28, Washington and Lee 12
125: Adam Davis (WL) won by forfeit
133: Mitchell Johnson (L) won by 5-3 dec over Tyler Kaelin
141: Trent Lyons (L) won by 3-0 dec over HT Kotchinian
149: Conor Duffey (WL) won by 8-3 dec over Greg Vance
157: Russ Gossom (L) won by 3-1 dec over Matt Howell
165: Tommy Gross (L) won by 11-2 dec over Zac Richey
174: Stephan Birt (L) won by 11-7 dec over Ron Tassoni
184: Conor Winer (L) won by fall over Morgan Moskal (no time listed)
197: Malcolm Watson (L) won by fall at 2:06 over Connor Smithson
285: Grant Cokeley (WL) won by 1-0 dec over Kyle Henry

Rhode Island College 32, Washington and Lee 12
125: Mike Sugermeyer (RI) won by 12-5 dec over Adam Davis
133: Mike Murphy (RI) won by 6-4 dec over Tyler Kaelin
141: Chris Kelly (RI) won by 6-4 dec over HT Kotchinian
149: Kevin Barruci (RI) won by 12-0 maj dec over Matt Howell
157: Josh Weldon (WL) won by fall over Josh Harrison (no time listed)
165: Rob Sotelo (RI) won by 19-4 maj dec over Zan Reed
174: No match
184: Adam Lunch (RI) won by fall at 1:05 over Ron Tassoni
197: Kyle Humphries (RI) won by 7-2 dec over Morgan Moskal
285: Brian Nicoll (RI) won by fall at 4:26 over Grant Cokeley

Olivet 42, Washington and Lee 3
125: Henry McKeown (O) won by fall at 4:11 over Adam Davis
133: Kam Olsen (O) won by 13-3 major dec over Tyler Kaelin
141: Kenny Richmond (O) won by 9-1 maj dec over HT Kotchinian
149: Gage Pederson (O) won by fall at 4:36 over Matt Howell
157: Dan Fleet (O) won by forfeit
165: Kyle Witgen (O) won by 6-1 dec over Zan Reed
174: Nick Allen (O) won by 8-2 dec over Ron Tassoni
184: Andy Ottenwess (O) won by fall at 6-0 over Morgan Moskal
197: Andrew Simpson (O) won by 15-0 tech fall over Connor Smithson
285: Grant Conley (WL) won by 3-2 dec over Jack Griggs