URSINUS WINS CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Ursinus captured six individual titles as the Bears won the 2004 Centennial Conference (CC) Wrestling Championships, hosted by Washington and Lee on Saturday at the Warner Center.

Ursinus scored 109 points on the day to take top honors, while McDaniel College (76) edged Johns Hopkins (72) for second place. Gettysburg (55) took fourth, Muhlenberg (47.5) took fifth and Washington and Lee (0) placed sixth.

Junior 157-pounder Scott Roesch (Ursinus) was named the 2003 Most Outstanding Wrestler, while senior heavyweight Karol Gryczynski (Johns Hopkins) earned the Chris Clifford Memorial Award for the most career CC tournament points.

Senior 149-pounder Corey Little (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) advanced to the consolation semi-finals for the Generals before falling to eventual third-place finisher, junior Tom Fives (Gettysburg), 4-2. Junior 165-pounder Walt Hoyt (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) also advanced to the consolation semi-finals for W&L before falling to eventual third-place finisher, Joe Selba of Johns Hopkins (1:18).

W&L RESULTS
149 -Kyle Hart (UC) def. Corey Little (W&L), Maj. Dec. 11-2
149 -Toms Fives (GC) def. Corey Little (W&L, 9-4
165 - Greg Hammack (McD) def. Walt Hoyt (W&L), Fall 2:20
165 - Joe Selba (JH) def. Walt Hoyt (W&L), Fall 1:18

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
125 - Eddie Murray (UC) def. John Witzenbocker (JH), 9-7
133 - Brian Boland (UC) def. Jason Suslavich (JH), 3-1
141 - Mike Russo (GC) def. Dan Patterson (McD), 12-6
149 - Dale Mills (MC) def.. Mark Nakasone (McD), 10-4
157 - Scott Roesch (UC) def. Mikey Blake (McD), 7-3
165 - Sean Howard (UC) def. Joshua Kaplan (GC), 9-2
174 - Kyle Capella (UC) def. David Kraus (JH), 9-3
184 - Mike Troutman (UC) def. Rob Curry (JH), Maj. Dec. 14-5
197 - Matt Loesch (MC) def. Tony Dambro (JH), 9-8
Hwt. - Drew Reinecker (McD) def. Karol Gryczyski (JH), 2-1

CONSOLATION FINALS
125 - Steve Colasuonno (McD) def. Michael Tenenhaus (MC), Fall 2:43
133 - David Brown (MC) def. Harry Kettner (McD), Fall 4:01
141 - Sean Donahoe (UC) def. Marco Priolo (JH), Fall 4:02
149 - Tom Fives (GC) def. Kyle Hart (UC), 4-2
157 - Caleb Seufert (GC) def. Chris Gibson (MC), Fall 6:13
165 - Joe Selba (JH) def. Ethan Powell (MC), Tech Near Fall, 4:45
174 - Mike Valentino (McD) def. Michael Denholtz (GC), Maj. Dec. 12-3
184 - Chris Coogan (GC) def. Stephen Fordyce (McD), Fall 3:38
197 - Mike Mergott (UC) def. Jeff Morgan (GC), 4-3
Hwt. - Adam Parcell (UC) def. Mike Pattanite (GC), 8-4

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W&L WRESTLING DROPS TWO DECISIONS AT MUHLENBERG

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a pair of decisions in the Muhlenberg Quadrangular on Saturday afternoon. The Generals fell to Centennial Conference foe Muhlenberg, 54-0, before losing to Baptist Bible, 36-6, in non-conference action.

Following W&L’s (0-9, 0-5) losses to Muhlenberg and Baptist Bible, the Generals scored a pair of wins in exhibition against Elizabethtown. Senior 149-pounder Corey Little (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) decisioned Rob Bozart, 11-4, while junior 165-pounder Walt Hoyt (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) pinned John Garganta (1:20).

Washington and Lee will be back on the mat next Saturday when it hosts to Centennial Conference Championships.

MUHLENBERG 54, W&L 0

149 -Dale Mills (MC) def. Corey Little (W&L), Fall 4:54
165- Ethan Powell (MC) def. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall 2:38

BAPTIST BIBLE 36, W&L 6

149- Corey Little (W&L), Forfeit
165- Dan Davis (BB) def. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall 2:00

W&L vs. ELIZABETHTOWN (Exhibition)

149- Corey Little (W&L) def. Rob Bozart (EC), 11-4
165- Walter Hoyt (W&L) def. John Garganta (EC), Fall 1:20

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W&L WRESTLING DROPS TWO DECISIONS AT ALBRIGHT TRI

READING, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a pair of matches in the Albright tri-meet on Saturday afternoon. The Generals fell to Centennial Conference foe Johns Hopkins, 58-0, before losing to Albright, 39-3, in non-conference action.

Senior 149-pounder Corey Little (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) recorded W&L’s (0-6, 0-4) only dual-meet victory of the day when he scored a 10-5 decision over Albright’s Brandon Cuffee. Little also picked up a victory over Centenary College grappler Isiah Harris. He won that bout with a 12-4 major decision.

W&L will be back on the mat next Saturday at 12:00 noon when it competes in the Muhlenberg Quadrangular.

JOHNS HOPKINS 58, W&L 0
149 -Tim Hulme (JH) def. Corey Little (W&L), Fall 1:56
165- Joe Selba (JH) def. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall :49
184- Rob Curry (JH) def. Max Courtney (W&L), Maj. Dec. 13-2

ALBRIGHT 39, W&L 3
149- Corey Little (W&L) def.Brandon Cuffee (AC), 10-5
165- Ezra Montesino (AC) def. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall 40
184- Eric Drew (AC) def. Max Courtney (W&L), 8-5

W&L vs. CENTENARY COLLEGE WRESTLERS
149- Corey Little (W&L) def. Isiah Harris (CC), 12-4
165- Ken Jacoby (CC) def. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall 2:15
184- Keith Kubicek (CC) def. Max Courtney, Injury Default

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W&L WRESTLING DROPS TWO MATCHES AT URSINUS QUAD

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team dropped a pair of matches in the Ursinus Quadrangular on Saturday afternoon. The Generals fell to Ursinus, 52-6, before losing to McDaniel, 42-12.

Freshman 184-pounder Max Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa./La Salle College) went 2-0 on the day to lead W&L. He pinned Ursinus’ Matt Fralen then went on to pin McDaniel’s Nate Klunk.

Senior 149-pounder Corey Little (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) dropped both of his matches on the day as he was defeated 18-6 by Ursinus’ Mark Barber and was pinned by McDaniel’s Mark Nakasone. W&L also picked up a forfeit win at 157 pounds against the Green Terror.

The losses dropped W&L to 0-4 overall, 0-3 in the Centennial Conference. The Generals will be in action again on Wednesday as they travel to Southern Virginia for a 7:00 pm match.

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URSINUS 52, WASHINGTON AND LEE 6
125 - Eddie Murray (UC) wins by forfeit
133 - Brian Boland (UC) wins by forfeit
141 - Sean Donahoe (UC) wins by forfeit
149 - Mark Barber (UC) d. Corey Little (W&L), 18-6
157 - Scott Roesch (UC) wins by forfeit
165 - Sean Howard (UC) wins by forfeit
174 - Kyle Capella (UC) wins by forfeit
184 - Max Courtney (W&L) pinned Matt Fralen (UC), 4:05
197 - Pete Shoemaker (UC) wins by forfeit
Hwt. - Adam Parcell (UC) wins by forfeit

McDANIEL 42, WASHINGTON AND LEE 12
125 - Steve Colasuonno (MC) wins by forfeit
133 - Artie Kahler (MC) wins by forfeit
141 - Dan Patterson (MC) wins by forfeit
149 - Mark Nakasone (MC) pinned Corey Little (W&L), 5:50
157 - W&L wins by forfeit
165 - Greg Hammack (MC) wins by forfeit
174 - Lee Stewart (MC) wins by forfeit
184 - Max Courtney (W&L) pinned Nate Klunk (MC), Time N/A
197 - No Bout
Hwt. - Keith English (MC) wins by forfeit


W&L WRESTLING FINISHES SIXTH IN W&L INVITATIONAL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman Maxwell Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa./La Salle College) went 2-2 on the day and finished fourth in the 184-pound weight class as the Washington and Lee wrestling team finished sixth at the 2004 Washington and Lee Invitational on Saturday in the Warner Center.

Davidson finished the day as team champion (96.5), followed by Cumberland (74), Washington and Jefferson (60.5), Scranton (48), Pensacola Christian (38) and W&L (5.5).

Courtney opened the day by pinning (2:31) Washington and Jefferson’s Phil McCormick in the quarterfinals, but fell to Donnie Scruggs (Cumberland), 17-6, in the semifinals. In the consolation bracket Courtney defeated Patrick Scandling (Davidson) with a 6-3 decision, but couldn’t hold on in the consolation finals, falling to Trevor Needham (Scranton), 4-2.

The individual champions on the day were Davidson sophomore Patrick Coman (Tulsa, Okla.) at 125, Davidson freshman Jim Avola (Montague) at 133, Davidson sophomore Matt Leonard (Pompton Plains, N.J.) at 141, Pensacola’s Steve McGettrick at 149, Davidson senior Adam Sperling (Philadelphia, Pa.) at 157, Davidson freshman Marcus Boyd (Durham, N.C.) at 165, Davidson senior Marc O’Hair (Alexandria, Va.) at 174, Cumberland sophomore Eric McCray (Miami, Fla.) at 184, Cumberland junior Stephen Westbeld (Kettering, Ohio) at 197 and W&J sophomore Ken McDonald (Washington, Pa.) at 285.

W&L will be back on the mat next Saturday morning at 11:00 am when it competes in the Ursinus Quadrangular.

WASHINGTON AND LEE WRESTLERS AT W&L INVITATIONAL

149 POUNDS
Match 1 - Tim Simansky (SU) d. Corey Little (W&L), Fall 2:36
Match 2 - Kurt Lorenz (W&J) d. Corey Little (W&L), Fall 0:21

165 POUNDS

Match 1 - Tim Grover (SU) d. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall 2:50
Match 2 - Tom D’Allessio (SU) d. Walter Hoyt (W&L), Fall 5:22

184 POUNDS

Match 1 - Maxwell Courtney (W&L) d. Phil McCormick (W&J), Fall 2:31
Match 2 - Donnie Scruggs (CU) d. Maxwell Courtney (W&L), Maj. Dec. 17-6
Match 3 - Maxwell Courtney (W&L) d. Patrick Scandling (DC), 6-3
Match 4 - Trevor Needham (SU) d. Maxwell Courtney (W&L), 4-2

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W&L WRESTLING COMPETES IN DAVIDSON QUADRANGULAR

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling squad fell to teams from Gettysburg (54-0), Davidson (55-0) and Pensacola Christian College (36-3) on Friday at the Davidson Quadrangular.

Freshman Maxwell Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa./La Salle College), wrestling at 184-pounds, recorded the Generals’ only victory on the day, defeating Pensacola’s Bjorn Olson with an 8-1 decision.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sat., Jan. 17 as it hosts its W&L Invitational. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m.

GETTYSBURG 54, WASHINGTON AND LEE 0

125 - Brian Norcross (GC) wins by forfeit
133 - Kevin Dougherty (GC) wins by forfeit
141 - Michael Russo (GC) wins by forfeit
149 - Thomas Fives (GC) d. Corey Little (W&L), 7-5
157 - Caleb Seufert (GC) wins by forfeit
165 - Mathew Miller (GC) wins by forfeit
174 - Michael Denholtz (GC) wins by forfeit
184 - Chris Coogan (GC) d. Max Courtney (W&L), 5-1
197 - Justin Perinotti (GC) wins by forfeit
Hwt. - Michael Pattanite (GC) wins by forfeit

DAVIDSON 55, WASHINGTON AND LEE 0

125 - Patrick Coman (DC) wins by forfeit
133 - Jim Avola (DC) wins by forfeit
141 - Matt Leonard (DC) wins by forfeit
149 - Henry Blue (DC) d. Corey Little (W&L), 11-3
157 - Adam Sperling (DC) wins by forfeit
165 - Marcus Boyd (DC) wins by forfeit
174 - Mark O-Hair (DC) wins by forfeit
184 - Matt Morris (DC) d. Max Courtney (W&L), 4-0
197 - Jayson Powers (DC) wins by forfeit
Hwt. - Kevin Klein (DC) wins by forfeit

PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN 36, WASHINGTON AND LEE 3
125 - Keenan Meeker (PCC) by forfeit 
133 - Drew Garner (PCC) by forfeit
141 - Both forfeit
149 - Jake Jones (PCC) def. Corey Little (W&L) by pin (2:40)
157 - Josh Weitzel (PCC) by forfeit
165 - Ivey (PCC) by forfeit
174 - Both forfeit
184 - Maxwell Courtney (W&L) def. Bjorn Olson (PCC), 8-1
197 - Adam Hicks (PCC) by forfeit
Hwt. - Both forfeit 

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W&L WRESTLING COMPETES IN VMI KEYDET INVITATIONAL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team opened its season by competing in the VMI Keydet Invitational on Saturday at VMI’s Cocke Hall.

The Generals were led by freshmen Max Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa./La Salle College) and Moses Laffitte (Columbia, S.C./Hammond).

Courtney, who finished 1-2 on the day in the 184-pound flight, dropped his first match before notching a 2-1 decision over Matt Sawyer of Carson-Newman. In his final appearance of the day, Courtney fell to Old Dominion University’s Rob Valentine (16-7).

Laffitte, who finished the day 1-2 in the 174-pound flight, opened the invitational with a 5-2 decision over Chris Culp (Carson-Newman). He ended the day with a loss by fall to both Aaron Kerkof (VMI) and Chris Mandracchia (Duke).

The Generals will be back in action on Sat., Dec., 10 at the Scranton Invitational. Action begins at 10:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON AND LEE WRESTLERS AT VMI KEYDET INVITATIONAL

125 POUNDS
Match 1 - Daniel Ruiz (The Citadel) d. Ben Everett (W&L), Fall 1:30
Match 2 - Justin Showmaker (The Citadel) d. Ben Everett (W&L), Fall 1:49

157 POUNDS

Match 1 - Tripp Seed (Southern Virginia) d. Corey Little (W&L), Fall 1:36
Match 2 - Richard Meredith (VMI) d. Corey Little (W&L), Fall 4:38

174 POUNDS

Match 1 - Moses Laffitte (W&L) d. Chris Culp (Carson-Newman), 5-2
Match 2 - Aaron Kerkhof (VMI) d. Moses Laffitte (W&L), Fall 3:51
Match 3 - Chris Mandracchia (Duke) d. Moses Laffitte (W&L), Fall 1:30

184 POUNDS

Match 1 - Matt Morris (Davidson) d. Max Courtney (W&L), 9-2
Match 2 - Max Courtney (W&L) d. Matt Sawyer (Carson-Newman), 2-1
Match 3 - Rob Valentine (Old Dominion University), Major Decision 16-7

197 POUNDS
Match 1 - Justin Smith (Anderson) d. Mike Bennett (W&L), 8-1
Match 2 - Alex Sharipov (Carson-Newman) d. Mike Bennett (W&L), Default

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