W&L Wrestling Splits a Pair of Matches in Day 2 of the Budd Whitehill Duals

Charlie Cunningham

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The 21st-ranked Washington and Lee wrestling team split a pair of matches on the second day of the Budd Whitehill duals held at Lycoming College on Saturday.

The Generals dropped a heartbreaking 23-21 decision to the host Warriors in the morning and then recovered to post a 36-12 win over Williams in the afternoon.

Against Lycoming, W&L had built a 21-14 lead following an 11-3 major decision victory by junior Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County) at 184 pounds.  The Generals then suffered a 4-0 loss at 197 pounds and were pinned at 285 pounds, allowing the Warriors to walk away with the slim victory.

In the win over the Ephs, the Generals seized control of the match by claiming victory in each of the final five weight classes, including pins by junior Alec Horne (Chester Springs, Pa. / Downingtown East) at 174 pounds, Hallyburton at 184 pounds and first-year Brad Basham (Burlington, Mass. / Buckingham Browne & Nichols) at 197 pounds.

First-year 133-pounder Charlie Cunningham (Pequannock, N.J. / Seton Hall Prep), Horne and Hallyburton all posted 2-0 records on the day.

Washington and Lee will return to the mats on Saturday when it travels to Muhlenberg for Centennial Conference matches against the host Mules and Ursinus.  Action begins at 12:00 pm.

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LYCOMING 23, WASHINGTON AND LEE 21
125 – Shane Casey (LC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 6-0
133 – Charlie Cunningham (W&L) d. Connor Hurley (LC); Fall 1:57
141 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Eric Hunt (LC); 5-4
149 –Bryce Crew (W&L) d. Andres Aguilar (LC); TF, 16-0
157 – Trevor Corl (LC) d. Joey Dunn (W&L); TF, 17-0
165 – Hadyn Swartwood (LC) d. Nick Konovalchik (W&L); Fall 1:09
174 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Christopher Grecco (LC); 11-6
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Bradley Miccio (LC); 11-3 (21-14)
197 – Travis Ogden (LC) d. Brad Basham (W&L); 4-0
285 – Garrett Wesneski (LC) d. Clay Chadwick (W&L); Fall 0:49

WASHINGTON AND LEE 36, WILLIAMS 12
125 – David Yeh (WC) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 11-5
133 – Charlie Cunningham (W&L) d. Ben Morton (WC); 9-7
141 – Joseph Rossetti (WC) d. Zach Bylykbashi (W&L); Inj. Def.
149 – Joe Salerno (W&L) d. Alex Pankhurst (WC); Fall 3:46
157 – Brendan Kiernan (WC) d. Joey Dunn (W&L); 10-7
165 – Nick Konovalchik (W&L) d. Nick Anselmi (WC); 7-6
174 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Dylan Millson (WC); Fall 6:26
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Ian Darling (WC); Fall 2:36
197 – Brad Basham (W&L) d. Bennett Caplin (WC); Fall 1:26
285 – Clay Chadwick (W&L) won by forfeit