Lycoming overwhelms Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Pins by sophomore Cody Barbiche (Milford, N.J./Delaware Valley Regional) (125 pounds), junior Greg Wetzel (Arlington, N.Y./Pleasant Valley) (165 pounds) and freshman Max Lamport (Califon, N.J./Voorhees) (285 pounds) helped the Lycoming College wrestling team overwhelm Gettysburg College, 30-13, at the Bream Gymnasium on Thursday night, Feb. 14.

Barbiche got the Warriors (8-8 overall) out to a quick start, scoring a first-period takedown and turning it into a pin in 2:13 against Holt Johnson. A forfeit at 133 points gave Lycoming a 12-0 lead. The Bullets (5-21 overall) won the next two matches to cut the lead to 12-6, but sophomore Brian Watkins (Bear Gap, Pa./Southern Columbia) stopped the run at 157 pounds, winning his 20th match of the season with an 11-6 win over Will Cauffman.

Wetzel followed with a pin in 3:47 against Joe Fiore at 165 pounds, giving Lycoming a 21-6 lead. A slim decision at 174 pounds for the Bullets was followed by a 6-0 decision by senior Tyler Cunningham (Haddon Township, N.J./Haddon Township) against Lukas Iorio at 184. Lamport capped the 30-point effort by the Warriors with a third-period pin of Nick Diunizio.

The Warriors will now have two weeks to get ready for the NCAA Mideast Regionals at Ohio Northern University on Saturday, March 2. The NCAA Championships-qualifier will begin at 9 a.m.

125: Cody Barbiche, LYCO, pinned Holt Johnson, GETT, 2:13
133: Edward Exler, LYCO, forf.
141: Matt Spano, GETT, dec. Caleb Willey, LYCO, 7-2
149: Eddie Carroll, GETT, dec. Matthew Neff, LYCO, 4-1
157: Brian Watkins, LYCO, dec. Will Cauffman, GETT, 11-6
165: Greg Wetzel, LYCO, pinned Joe Fiore, GETT, 3:47
174: Zach Thomson, GETT, dec. Johnathan Secor, LYCO, 3-1
184: Tyler Cunningham, LYCO, dec. Lukas Iorio, GETT, 6-0
197: Mike Sheehan, GETT, maj. dec. Nikolas Christine, LYCO, 18-9
285: Maxwell Lamport, LYCO, pinned Nick Diunizio, GETT, 6:21

141: Dan Traficanti (GC) pinned Tommy Flynn (LC), 4:17
149: Jonathan Faul (GC) pinned Ross Orler (LC), 5:07


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