W&L Wrestling Falls to Ferrum in Season-Opener, 28-13

W&L Wrestling Falls to Ferrum in Season-Opener, 28-13

FERRUM, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team opened its 2016-17 season on Saturday, falling at Ferrum College by a score of 28-13.

The Generals (0-1) trailed just 16-13, before suffering back-to-back losses by fall in the final two weight classes.

Sophomore Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) gave W&L an early 5-3 lead when he posted a 17-0 technical fall over Brett Sommers at 133 pounds.  First-year 157-pounder Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll) also notched a 17-0 technical fall, defeating Austyn Renshaw to make it 10-10.

First-year Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County) also produced a win for W&L, notching a 6-5 decision over Adam Bresson at 184 pounds tha pulled the Generals within three (16-13).

Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday when it participates in the Washington & Jefferson Invitational.  Action begins at 9:00 am. 

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FERRUM 28, WASHINGTON AND LEE 13
125 – Bailey Cooper (FC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 6-0 [0-3]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Brett Sommers (FC); TF, 17-0 (6:06) [5-3]
141 – Robert Cunningham (FC) d. Alex Pollera (W&L); 10-3 [5-6]
149 – Collin Saunders (FC) d. Zachary Papin (W&L); 16-3 [5-10]
157 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Austyn Renshaw (FC); TF, 17-0 (3:54) [10-10]
165 – Andrew Tolbert (FC) d. Joe Scott (W&L); 10-6 [10-13]
174 – Blake Rosenbaum (FC) d. Brandon Lefore (W&L); 8-3 [10-16]
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Adam Bresson (FC); 6-5 [13-16]
197 – Hunter Goulart (FC) d. Iszak Morgan (W&L); Fall 6:08 [13-22]
285 – Tate Dulany (FC) d. Matt Kaminer (W&L); Fall 6:09 [13-28]