Bylykbashi Sets Season Wins Record for W&L Wrestling

Bylykbashi Sets Season Wins Record for W&L Wrestling

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Washington and Lee first-year Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) set a new school record for season victories, as the W&L wrestling team fell to 20th-ranked Stevens Tech (52-3) and 22nd-ranked NYU (45-3) on Saturday. 

The Generals (6-13, 0-8) forfeited six weight classes in each match due to injuries. 

Bylykbashi set the record in the day's opening match against Stevens Institute of Technology, defeating Joey Borai by a score of 8-2 at 133 pounds.  It was his 30th win of the season, surpassing the former season record of 29 wins set by senior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) last season.  Bylykbashi fell to Nathan Pike of NYU in his second match by a score of 11-10 and his record now stands at 30-6 overall.

Tassoni was the other General to record a victory on the day.  He dropped a 13-2 decision to A.J. Kowal of Stevens Tech in his opening match at 184 pounds.  Kowal is currently ranked fifth in Division III.  Tassoni then recovered to post a 17-12 decision over Gaaret Marrinelli of NYU in his final match.  He is now 27-3 on the season.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday when it participates in the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by McDaniel College.  Action begins at 11:00 am.

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NO. 20 STEVENS 52, WASHINGTON AND LEE 3
125 – Rob Murray (ST) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); Fall 2:24 [0-6]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Joey Borai (ST); 8-2 [3-6]
141 – Ryan Wilson (ST) d. Alex Pollera (W&L); Fall 2:58 [3-12]
149 – Zach Wilhelm (ST) won by forfeit [3-18]
157 – Victor Del Monico (ST) won by forfeit [3-24]
165 – Colin Navickas (ST) won by forfeit [3-30]
174 – Phil Woods (ST) won by forfeit [3-36]
184 – A.J. Kowal (ST) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); 13-2 [3-40]
197 – Danny Moore (ST) won by forfeit [3-46]
285 – Tyler Maher (ST) won by forfeit [3-52] 

NO. 22 NYU 45, WASHINGTON AND LEE 3
125 – Wayne Yuan (NYU) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 8-2 [0-3]
133 – Nathan Pike (NYU) d. Zach Bylykbashi (W&L); 11-10 [0-6]
141 – Anthony Calvano (NYU) d. Alex Pollera (W&L); 4-1 [0-9]
149 – Nick Matthews (NYU) won by forfeit [0-15]
157 – Raymond Jazikoff (NYU) won by forfeit [0-21]
165 – Manny Ramirez (NYU) won by forfeit [0-27]
174 – John Messinger (NYU) won by forfeit [0-33]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Gaaret Marrinelli (NYU); 17-12 [3-33]
197 – Kyzen Smith (NYU) won by forfeit [3-39]
285 – Santino Pelusi (NYU) won by forfeit [3-45]