W&L Wrestling Splits Matches with USMMA and Stevens

Ethan Hartman

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team split a pair of matches on Saturday at Johns Hopkins, defeating the Merchant Marine Academy (25-16) and falling to Stevens Tech (28-13).

The Generals finish the dual match season with a 12-4 overall record and a 4-1 mark in Centennial Conference matches.  The 12 wins are just one shy of the school record and are the most since the 1984-85 team went 12-2-1 overall.

Leading the way for the day were senior 125-pounder Ethan Hartman (River Edge, N.J. / River Dell Regional) and junior 174-pounder Alec Horne (Chester Springs, Pa. / Downingtown East), who both went 2-0.  Hartman pinned Jace Garza of the Merchant Marine Academy in 4:16 and then notched an 8-6 decision over Akhil Vega of Stevens.  Horne posted a 10-5 overtime win over Max Sims in the win over USMMA, and then finished his day with a 5-1 win over Robert Gennat of Stevens.

Sophomore 149-pounder Bryce Crew (St. Mary's, Ga. / Camden County) continued to add to his school-record pin total, pinning USMMA's Chad Puglio in just 52 seconds.  He went 1-1 on the day and now has 16 pins on the season.

Senior 141-pounder Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) also went 1-1 overall to move to 7-4 on the season.  He is now just three wins away from eclipsing the school record for career victories held by Ron Tassoni '16.  Bylykbashi is 95-30 overall and Tassoni finished at 97-43.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it competes in the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by the Merchant Marine Academy.  Action begins at 10:00 am.

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WASHINGTON AND LEE 25, USMMA 16
125 – Ethan Hartman (W&L) d. Jace Garza (USMMA); Fall 4:16
133 – Russ Zimmerman (W&L) d. Taylor Dial (USMMA); Inj. Def. (1:03)
141 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Daniel May (USMMA); 14-4
149 – Bryce Crew (W&L) d. Chad Puglio (USMMA); Fall 0:52
157 – Kieran Duggan (USMMA) d. Joe Salerno (W&L); 4-2
165 – William Sims (USMMA) d. Shane Conners (W&L); 4-0
174 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Max Sims (USMMA); 10-5 (OT)
184 – Joshua Glantzman (USMMA) d. Rexx Hallyburton (W&L); 2-0
197 – Kurtis Hahn (USMMA) d. Brad Basham (W&L); 5-4
285 – Blake Bunce (USMMA) d. Clay Chadwick (W&L); 8-0
Exhibition 141 – Austin Vincent (USMMA) d. Joseph Tarquine (W&L); 5-2
Exbibition 174 – Patrick Hofstedt (W&L) d. Dominick Esposito (USMMA); 7-3
Exhibition 174 – Nick Konovalchik (W&L) d. Anthony Lanza (ST); Fall 3:58

STEVENS 28, WASHINGTON AND LEE 13
125 – Ethan Hartman (W&L) d. Akhil Vega (ST); 8-6
133 – Joey Borai (ST) d. Russ Zimmerman (W&L); 11-0
141 – Troy Stanich (ST) d. Zach Bylykbashi (W&L); Fall 1:29
149 – Brett Kaliner (ST) d. Bryce Crew (W&L); TF, 26-10 (6:58)
157 – Dylan Van Sickell (ST) d. Joe Salerno (W&L); DQ
165 – Shane Conners (W&L) d. Stephen Friedman (ST); 16-5
174 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Robert Gennat (ST); 5-1
184 – Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) d. Michael Dooley (ST); 7-4 (OT)
197 – Bruce Parola (ST) d. Brad Basham (W&L); 10-1
285 – Joseph Moreno (ST) d. Clay Chadwick (W&L); 4-1
Exhibition 149 – Joseph Schneider (Stevens) d. Will Medick (W&L); Fall 6:59
Exhibition 157 – Jarrett Weir (Stevens) d. Artie Mabaka (W&L); Fall 4:12
Exbibition 174 – Andrew Taylor (W&L) d. Douglas Chacon (Stevens); Fall 4:41