W&L Wrestling Posts a 2-1 Overall Record at the W&L Duals

W&L Wrestling Posts a 2-1 Overall Record at the W&L Duals

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team posted wins over King's (26-19) and Trine (22-18), and fell to Ohio Northern (27-12) to finish with a 2-1 overall record in the W&L Duals on Monday at the Warner Center.

In the opening win over King's, the Generals grabbed the early lead, as sophomore Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) pinned Christopher Coakley in 2:12 at 133 pounds.  Sophomore Michael Dik (Boxford, Mass. / St. John's Prep) followed with a 15-2 major decision over Matt Sparks at 141 pounds and junior Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas / St. Mark's) logged a pin (1:45) over Tony Immediato at 149 pounds.  First-year Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll) made it 22-4 with a pin (6:59) over Antonio Duardo at 157 pounds, while first-year Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County) registered a 12-2 major decision over Nicholas Price at 184 pounds.

In the win over Trine, the teams were deadlocked a 9-9 until four straight wins gave the Generals a 19-9 edge.  Papin logged an exciting 11-10 victory over Caleb Maddox at 149 and Conners followed with a 13-4 major decision over Nick Miller at 157.  First-year Joe Scott posted a come-from-behind 11-7 win at 165 and junior Brandon Lefore (Morgan Hill, Calif. / Ann Sobrato) downed Austin Farrell, 7-5, at 174.  However, a win at 184 and a forfeit at 197 brought the Thunder to within 19-18 entering the heavyweight match.  Junior Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) delivered the win with a 4-1 decision over Tyler Prater.

W&L held a 9-3 lead after three matches in the loss to Ohio Northern, with Bylykbashi picking up his second straight forfeit and Dik notching a 6-4 win at 141 pounds over Aidan Pierobon.  However, the Generals dropped several close matches and couldn't break through until Kaminer posted a 5-2 victory at 285 pounds.

Washington and Lee, now 2-3 on the season, will break for the holidays before returning to action on January 6 when it hosts John Carroll for a 6:30 pm dual match.  W&L will then host the Jim Crytzer Invitational the following morning beginning at 9:00 am.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE 26, KING'S 19
125 – Dakota Quick (KC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 12-2 [0-4]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Christopher Coakley (KC); Fall 2:12 [6-4]
141 – Michael Dik (W&L) d. Matt Sparks (KC); 15-2 [10-4]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Tony Immediato (KC); Fall 1:45 [16-4]
157 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Antonio Duardo (KC); Fall 6:59 [22-4]
165 – Howard Kilpatrick (KC) d. Joe Scott (W&L); 3-2 [22-7]
174 – Zachary Smith (KC) d. Brandon Lefore (W&L); 6-3 [22-10]
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Nicholas Price (KC); 12-2 [26-10]
197 – Devin Steele (KC) won by forfeit [26-16]
285 – Ralph Bernardo (KC) d. Matt Kaminer (W&L); 7-2 [26-19]

WASHINGTON AND LEE 22, TRINE 18
125 – Brenden Stevens (TU) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); Fall 1:02 [0-6]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) won by forfeit [6-6]
141 – Jeffery Helm (TU) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 8-2 [6-9]
149 – Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Caleb Maddox (TU); 11-10 [9-9]
157 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Nick Miller (TU); 13-4 [13-9]
165 – Joe Scott (W&L) d. Brandon Gay (TU); 11-7 [16-9]
174 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Austin Farrell (TU); 7-5 [19-9]
184 – JayCee Jensen (TU) d. Rexx Hallyburton (W&L); 8-3 [19-12]
197 – Anthony Neal (TU) won by forfeit [19-18]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Tyler Prater (TU); 4-1 [22-18]

OHIO NORTHERN 27, WASHINGTON AND LEE 12
125 – Seth Transue (ONU) Ethan Hartman (W&L); 9-2 [3-0]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) won by forfeit [3-6]
141 – Michael Dik (W&L) d. Aidan Pierobon (ONU); 6-4 [3-9]
149 – Evan Morgan (ONU) d. Zachary Papin (W&L); 8-3 [6-9]
157 – Gavin Nelson (ONU) d. Shane Conners (W&L); 5-2 [9-9]
165 – Seth Meyer (ONU) d. Joe Scott (W&L); 6-5 [12-9]
174 – Kyler Deeter (ONU) d. Brandon Lefore (W&L); 8-4 [15-9]
184 – Alex Bair (ONU) d. Rexx Hallyburton (W&L); Inj. Def. [21-9]
197 – Evan Hickey (ONU) won by forfeit [27-9]
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Nick Hogenbirk (ONU); 5-2 [27-12]