W&L Wrestling Splits with Johns Hopkins and Penn College Tech

Zach Bylykbashi

BALTIMORE, Md. — The Washington and Lee wrestling team went 1-1 on Sunday in a tri-match hosted by Johns Hopkins. The Generals fell to the Blue Jays, 25-13, in a Centennial Conference match, and then defeated Penn College Tech, 32-12, in a non-conference contest.

Against JHU, the Blue Jays grabbed a 9-0 lead through the first two matches, but then junior 141-pounder Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) earned a major decision over Lucas Escobar, 18-5, and first-year 149-pounder Bryce Crew (St. Mary's, Ga. / Camden County) registered an 11-4 win against Connor Joyce to make the score 9-7. Johns Hopkins won four of the next five matches to extend their lead to 25-10. Senior 174-pounder Brandon Lefore (Morgan Hill, Calif. / Ann Sobrato) had the lone W&L win during the stretch, notching a 5-1 victory over Miles Gilliam. Senior heavyweight Matt Kaminer (Hewlett, N.Y. / George W. Hewlett) pulled out a 6-1 win in the final bout of the contest.  

In the match against Penn College Tech, the Wildcats forfeited three weight classes. For the Blue and White, first-year Matt Muller (Roanoke, Va. / Patrick Henry) pulled out an 11-6 victory over Christian Fox in the 133-pound match. Bylykbaski earned his second win of the day, defeating Joe Swank, 11-5. Junior 157-pounder Michael Dik (Boxford, Mass. / St. John's Prep) edged Chris Bashaw in overtime, 15-13, and Lefore notched a technical fall, 17-0, against Nick Bruce.

W&L is now 4-3 overall and 0-1 in conference competition. The Generals return to action on Saturday when they take on Muhlenberg and Ursinus at Johns Hopkins, starting at 11:00 am.

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125 –  Christian Vallis (JHU) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 9-3
133 –  Ricky Cavallo (JHU) d. Matt Muller (W&L); Fall (0:16)
141 –  Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Lucas Escobar (JHU); 18-5
149 –  Bryce Crew (W&L) d. Connor Joyce (JHU); 11-4
157 –  Dominick Reyes (JHU) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 13-2
165 –  Nathan Wertheimer (JHU) d. Alec Horne (W&L); 2-1 (OT)
174 –  Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Miles Gilliam (JHU); 5-1
184 –  Isaac Morales (JHU) d. Patrick Hofstedt (W&L); 11-0
197 –  Max Fleming (JHU) d. Zach England (W&L); 19-0
285 –  Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Henri Behaeghel (JHU); 6-1
Exh. (165) – Andrew Taylor (W&L) d. Dane Morgan (JHU); 4-3

125 –  Ethan Hartman (W&L) won by forfeit
133 –  Matt Muller (W&L) d. Christian Fox (PCT); 11-6
141 –  Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Joe Swank (PCT); 11-5
149 -  William Medick (W&L) won by forfeit
157 –  Michael Dik (W&L) d. Chris Bashaw (PCT); 15-13 (OT)
165 – Andrew Taylor (W&L) won by forfeit
174 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Nick Bruce (PCT); 17-0
184 – Ty Gardner (PCT) d. Colby Bourdreau (W); Fall (3:52)
197 – Jared Mooney (PCT) d. Zach England (W); 6-1
285 – Dylan Otis (PCT) d. Matt Kaminer (W&L); 4-0