WESTMINSTER, Md. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team defeated Gettysburg (29-12) and host McDaniel (32-10) on Saturday to improve to 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference.
The 10 wins are the most recorded by the Generals since posting a 12-2-1 mark during the 1984-85 campaign. Additionally, sophomore 149-pounder Bryce Crew (St. Mary's, Ga. / Camden County) notched a win by fall in his second match of the day to eclipse his own school record for pins in a season. He now has 14 for the 2018-19 campaign.
Several Generals finished the day with a 2-0 mark led by junior 165-pounder Shane Conners (Mount Airy, Md. / South Carroll), who recorded a technical fall and major decision, and junior 184-pounder Rexx Hallyburton (Bishop, Ga. / Oconee County), who booked a pair of wins by decision.
Senior 125-pounder Ethan Hartman (River Edge, N.J. / River Dell Regional) picked up a forfeit win against Gettysburg and a 13-5 major decision against McDaniel, while first-year 197-pounder Brad Basham (Burlington, Mass. / Buckingham Browne & Nichols) also received a forfeit win over Gettysburg and won by injury default against McDaniel.
Crew fell in his opening match, but broke his record with a pin of McDaniel's Skylar Minutelli in just 21 seconds. The W&L record for quickest pin is 10 seconds, set by Jeff Dixon '85 in 1985.
Washington and Lee returns to action next Friday when it travels to Johns Hopkins for a 7:00 pm match.
WASHINGTON AND LEE 29, GETTYSBURG 12
125 –Ethan Hartman (W&L) won by forfeit
133 – Charlie Cunningham (W&L) d. Alex Shaffer (GC); Fall 4:24
141 –Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Sean Thompson (GC); 2-0
149 – Colin Devlin (GC) d. Bryce Crew (W&L); 6-0
157 – Ray Martin (GC) d. Joe Salerno (W&L); 8-2
165 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Mason Cononico (GC); TF, 18-2 (6:25)
174 – Colin Kowalski (GC) d. Alec Horne (W&L); 7-0
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Dan Ebert (GC); 5-2
197 – Brad Basham (W&L) won by forfeit
285 – Paul Triandafilou (GC) d. Clay Chadwick (W&L); 4-0
WASHINGTON AND LEE 32, McDANIEL 10
125 – Ethan Hartman (W&L) d. Nicholas Malinowski (MC); 13-5
133 – Ryker Eckenbarger (MC) d. Charlie Cunningham (W&L); 5-0
141 – Isaiah Edmond (MC) d. Zach Bylykbashi (W&L); 6-3
149 – Bryce Crew (W&L) d. Skylar Minutelli (MC); Fall 0:21
157 – Wade Bishop (MC) d. Joe Salerno (W&L); 8-0
165 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Cole Nagle (MC); 13-1
174 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Garrett Vandervalk (MC); 4-0
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Ronald Wuest (MC); 10-3
197 – Brad Basham (W&L) d. Quinton Lyons (MC); Inj. Def. (2:26)
285 – Clay Chadwick (W&L) d. Chris Hauffman (MC); Fall 4:53