W&L Wrestling Handles Southern Virginia, 36-9

Alec Horne

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team won each of the first seven weight classes en route to a 36-9 victory at Southern Virginia on Friday evening.

The Generals (2-0) opened a sizeable lead after recording four straight wins by fall, beginning with a pin (2:48) by W&L senior Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) over Jayson Cody at 141 pounds.  Sophomore Bryce Crew (St. Mary's, Ga. / Camden County) followed with a pin (1:02) of Blaine Phillips at 149 pounds, while first-year Ryan Luth (Milford, Conn. / Joseph A. Foran) notched a win by fall (0:34) over Easton Whitaker at 157 pounds.  The pin streak ended with first-year Kevin Thole's (Stillwater, Minn. / Stillwater) pin of Tyler Johnson in 1:52.

Other winners for the Generals included senior Ethan Hartman (River Edge, N.J. / River Dell Regional) at 125 pounds, first-year Charlie Cunningham (Pequannock, N.J. / Seton Hall Prep) at 133 pounds and junior Alec Horne (Chester Springs, Pa. / Downingtown East) at 174 pounds.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday when it takes part in the Star City Invite held at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE 36, SOUTHERN VIRGINIA 9
125 – Ethan Hartman (W&L) won by forfeit [6-0]
133 – Charlie Cunningham (W&L) d. Aaron Freidhof (SVU); 9-3 [9-0]
141 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Jayson Cody (SVU); Fall 2:48 [15-0]
149 – Bryce Crew (W&L) d. Blaine Phillips (SVU); Fall 1:02 [21-0]
157 – Ryan Luth (W&L) d. Easton Whitaker (SVU); Fall 0:34 [27-0]
165 – Kevin Thole (W&L) d. Tyler Johnson (SVU); Fall 1:52 [33-0]
174 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Keaton Gomez (SVU); 12-6 [36-0]
184 – Matthew Rohrdanz (SVU) d. Andrew Taylor (W&L); 5-4 [36-3]
197 – Matt Speelman (SVU) d. Rob Rosen (W&L); 5-2 [36-6]
285 – Alex Brunner (SVU) d. Clay Chadwick (W&L); 3-2 [36-9]
Ex 174 – Patrick Hofstedt (W&L) d. Kyle York (SVU); Fall 1:24