GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Washington and Lee wrestling team competed at the NCAA East Regionals at Gettysburg College on Saturday with first-year Grant Cokeley (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington) achieving the most success.
Cokeley, competing at the 285 pound weight class, lost his opening match to Mike Boardman of Delaware Valley by just two points, 4-2. He rebounded with a 2-1 victory over Joey Tilson of Johns Hopkins in the consolation bracket. In his next match, he secured an injury default win over Patryk Kopczynski of Hunter to advance. Cokeley was finally knocked out of the tournament by Kevin Poplaski of Gettysburg, 5-3.
First-years Tyler Kaelin (Crestwood, Ky./Oldham County) and Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa./Haverford School) and sophomore Matt Howell (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School) all earned one victory in the consolation bracket before being knocked out of the tournament.
The NCAA East Regional concluded the 2012-13 season for the Generals.
Paul Marcello (Johns Hopkins) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L); 17-13
Tyler Kaelin (W&L) d. Darryl Albonico (NYU); 4-3
Jeff Peterson (Wilkes) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L); 14-0
Emmanuel Ajagbe (Delaware Valley) d. Matt Howell (W&L); 11-0
Matt Howell (W&L) d. Brady Kwong (Hunter); 4-3
Henry Stauber (Johns Hopkins) d. Matt Howell (W&L); Fall 2:53
Logan Yox (McDaniel) d. Josh Weldon (W&L); Fall 2:14
Nathaniel Seals (Kings) d. Josh Weldon (W&L); 10-5
David Rice (NYU) d. Zac Richey (W&L); Fall 3:54
William Rieck (Ursinus) d. Zac Richey (W&L); 7-5
Zach Zotollo (TCNJ) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); 17-14
Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Anthony Clifford (Kings); 10-7
Josh Miller (Merchant Marine) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); Fall 4:47
Patrick Sheehan (NYU) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); Fall :46
Jared Leon (Gettysburg) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); 10-0
Tyler Russell (Merchant Marine) d. Connor Smithson (W&L); Fall 2:28
Cemah Tudeo-Torboe (Kings) d. Connor Smithson (W&L); TF 18-2 5:00
Mike Boardman (Delaware Valley) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); 4-2
Grant Cokeley (W&L) d. Joey Tilson (Johns Hopkins); 2-1
Grant Cokeley (W&L) d. Patryk Kopczynski (Hunter); Injury Default
Kevin Poplaski (Gettysburg) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); 5-3
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