Four Generals Compete at the Star City Wrestling Open

Four Generals Compete at the Star City Wrestling Open

ROANOKE, Va. – Four members of the Washington and Lee wrestling team were in action on Saturday at the Star City Open held at the Hotel Roanoke.

Sophomore Michael Dik (Boxford, Mass. / St. John's Prep) and first-year Chris McCrackin (Homer, Ga. / Banks County) competed in the 149-pound bracket, while first-year Colby Boudreau (Epsom, N.H. / Northfield Mount Hermon) participated in the 157-pound bracket.  First-year Zach Francis (Southlake, Texas / Southlake Carroll) wrestled in the 184-pound weight class.

McCrackin had the most success on the day, notching a 3-1 mark and finishing as the runner-up at 149 pounds.  He opened with a 16-0 technical fall over Nathaniel Hashisaki of VMI and then posted a win by fall (1:09) over Lawson Capps of Spartansburg Methodist.  In the semifinals, he recorded another pin, this time over Edward Allen of UNC-Pembroke.  In the finals, he dropped a 15-8 decision to Collin Saunders of Ferrum.

Dik finished the day with a 2-2 overall mark and both Boudreau and Francis completed the tournament with a 1-2 mark.

Washington and Lee returns to action on December 3 when it takes part in the Ohio Northern Invitational.  Wrestling begins at 9:00 am.

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149 Pounds
Michael Dik (W&L) d. Ryan Tomlin (H-SC); Fall 6:59
Edward Allen (UNC-Pembroke) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 4-2
Michael Dik (W&L) d. Jonah Swinson (Liberty); Inj. Def.
Lawson Capps (Spartansburg Methodist) d. Michael Dik (W&L); Fall Time UA

Chris McCrackin (W&L) d. Nathaniel Hashisaki (VMI); TF, 16-0
Chris McCrackin (W&L) d. Lawson Capps (Spartansburg Methodist); Fall 1:09
Chris McCrackin (W&L) d. Edward Allen (UNC-Pembroke); Fall Time UA
Collin Saunders (Ferrum) d. Chris McCrackin (W&L); 15-8

157 Pounds
Creeden Lumpp (George Mason) d. Colby Boudreau (W&L); Fall 0:55
Colby Boudreau (W&L) d. Robert Lowery (Huntingdon); Fall 2:22
Gavin Arnold (Ferrum) d. Colby Boudreau (W&L); Fall 1:26 

184 Pounds
Jared Nicholson (East Carolina) d. Zach Francis (W&L); TF, 16-0
Zach Francis (W&L) d. Calvin Lawson (VMI); 7-5
Adam Bresson (Ferrum) d. Zach Francis (W&L); 15-0