Eight Army wrestlers win in victory over Stevens

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Eight members of the Army wrestling team earned victories, as the Black Knights cruised to a 30-6 win over Stevens Tech on Tuesday evening at Gills Field House. Army improves to 2-0 on the season after the win, while the Ducks fall to 1-2.

Army sophomore Bryce Barnes (197 pounds) posted his second technical fall in as many matches, while seniors Paul Hancock (157) and Tyler Rauenzahn (141), junior Hunter Wood (125) and freshman Logan Everett (133) recorded major decisions.

Army jumped out to a 12-0 lead, taking major decisions in the 125, 133 and 141-pound bouts. Wood opened with a 23-10 win over Stevens Tech freshman Rob Murray before Everett recorded the first major decision of his career with an 18-7 victory in the 133-pound match. Rauenzahn tallied a 19-8 victory for his team's third straight bonus-point win.

Stevens Tech junior Mike Polizzi, who is ranked sixth in Intermat's Division III national poll, gave the Ducks their first win of the night, earning an 11-9 decision over senior Ryan Bilyeu in the 149-pound bout to bring the match tally to 12-3. Hancock grabbed his second major decision of the season with an 18-8 win over his opponent before junior Chandler Smith (165) made it 19-3 by topping freshman Colin Navickas, 12-5.

The Black Knights won back-to-back matches in two of the closest bouts of the evening, as senior Alex Smith (174) bettered senior Ryan Dormann, who ranks 10th in Division III, 5-2, and classmate Ryan Tompkins (184) slipped past sophomore Damian Murberg, 5-3.

Barnes earned a 20-4 technical fall to extend Army's advantage to 30-3 before Stevens Tech junior Chris Florek won 5-1 over Black Knight freshman David Farr in the 285 bout.

Army returns to the mat on Saturday, Nov. 9, as it travels to the campus of SUNY Brockport to compete in the Oklahoma-Gold Classic.

Match Notes: Army improves to 3-0-0 all-time versus Stevens Tech ... Hunter Wood (125), Logan Everett (133), Paul Hancock (157), Alex Smith (174) and Bryce Barnes (197) all move to 2-0 on the season.

125: Hunter Wood (A) maj. dec. Rob Murray, 23-10
133: Logan Everett (A) maj. dec. Ryan Wilson, 18-7
141: Tyler Rauenzahn (A) maj. dec. Ricky Perrine, 19-8
149: Mike Polizzi (S) dec. Ryan Bilyeu, 11-9
157: Paul Hancock (A) maj. dec. Leo Wortman, 18-8
165: Chandler Smith (A) dec. Colin Navickas, 12-5
174: Alex Smith (A) dec. Ryan Dormann, 5-2
184: Ryan Tompkins (A) dec. Damian Murberg, 5-3
197: Bryce Barnes (A) tech. fall Alex Moreno, 20-4 (6:13)
285: Chris Florek (S) dec. David Farr, 5-1


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