W&L Wrestling Begins its 2012-13 Season at VT Open

W&L Wrestling Begins its 2012-13 Season at VT Open

SALEM, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team opened its 2012-13 campaign on Sunday at the Virginia Tech Open held at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.

Facing some of its stiffest competition of the season, the Generals' only victories of the day occurred at 149 pounds and 157 pounds.

At 149 pounds, sophomore Conor Duffey (Boxford, Mass. / Brooks School) went 2-2 overall.  He opened with a forfeit win over Corey Jacobs of Hofstra, before falling to Mario Mason of Rutgers, 14-5.  He recovered to post a 5-4 win over Joey Randazzo of Indiana, but saw his day come to an end with a 5-3 loss to Reggie Adams of King.

At 157 pounds, junior Dan Igel (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Bolles School) was 1-2 overall on the day.  He fell to Trey Stavrum of Tennessee-Chattanooga in his opening match by a score of 12-4, but then notched a 9-5 win over David Bergida of Virginia Tech.  Igel's day then ended when Hofstra's Russell Benner pinned him in 1:44.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational.  Action begins at 9:30 am.

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125 Pounds
Tanner Bates (King) d. Adam Davis (W&L), 6-4
Josh Martinez (Usafa) d. Adam Davis (W&L), 15-0

133 Pounds
Robbie Golde (Gardner-Webb) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L), 6-1
Jake Smith (App. St.) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L), 9-2

141 Pounds
Chad Strube (Blacksburg) d. Matt Howell (W&L), 12-0
Gus Sako (Charlottesville) d. Matt Howell (W&L), Fall 1:46

149 Pounds
Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Corey Jacobs (Hofstra), Forfeit
Mario Mason (Rutgers) d. Conor Duffey (W&L), 14-5
Conor Duffey d. Joey Randazzo (Indiana), 5-4
Reggie Adams (King) d. Conor Duffey (W&L), 5-3

157 Pounds
Trey Stavrum (Chattanooga) d. Dan Igel (W&L), 12-4
Dan Igel (W&L) d. David Bergida (Va. Tech), 9-5
Russell Benner (Hofstra) d. Dan Igel (W&L), Fall 1:44
Nic Stella (King) d. Josh Weldon (W&L), 16-6
Jesse Beaver (Chattanooga) d. Josh Weldon (W&L), Fall 4:14

165 Pounds
Randy Roden (Duke) d. Zac Richey (W&L), 6-3
John  Jones (VMI) d. Zac Richey (W&L), 4-3
John Jones (VMI) d. Zan Reed (W&L), 8-2
Randy Roden (Duke) d. Zan Reed (W&L), 8-2

184 Pounds
Luke Sheridan (Indiana) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L), Fall 0:34
Jake Johnson (App. St.) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L), 15-3

285 Pounds
Dan Estricher (Shippensburg) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L), 9-4
Zeal McGrew (Hofstra) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L), 12-5