PHILADELPHIA -- The Drexel Wrestling team opened the 2018-19 season with two dual victories at Dragon Duals hosted at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Dragons defeated Wheeling Jesuit, 28-9, and Keystone College, 59-0, to open the season 2-0 (0-0 EIWA).
In the closest match of the Dragon Duals tri-meet, Drexel fought to a 28-9 win over Wheeling Jesuit. Freshman Ty Smith got the Dragons on the board at 133 pounds with an 11-2 major decision over Jacob Donahue. Trailing after the 141-pound match, the Dragons stepped on the gas and took control of the match. At 149 pounds, Trevor Elfvin earned a 9-4 decision over Tyler Alberts, followed by a dominant Evan Barczak technical fall with riding time added, 22-7, at 157 pounds. The Dragons turned in back-to-back major decisions at 165 and 174 pounds, as Ebed Jarrell beat out Keegan Driscoll, 10-2, followed by Bryan McLaughlin earning the 13-5 victory. At 197 pounds, Stephen Loiseau coasted to a first-period technical fall over Dalton Hoover, 18-0, while Joey Goodhart outlasted the reigning DII national champion Terrance Fanning, 4-2, to close out he Dragons' 28-9 win.
The Dragons' cruised to a 59-0 victory in their first match of the day against Keystone College, which is coached by former Dragon standout, Steve Mytych. Drexel received forfeits at 125, 133, 174 and 197 pounds, then won five of the remaining six matches by fall. Julian Flores finished off a first-period pin of Colby Bronzburg in 1:56 at 141 pounds, while Elfvin pinned Jason Jones 19 seconds into the second period for the win. Barczak earned a 22-7 technical fall victory over Thomas Michaels at 157 pounds followed by Jarrell's first period pin of Alex Talanca in 2:18 at 165 pounds. Closing out the match, Owen Brooks needed only 31 seconds to pin JJ Hooper at 184 pounds, before Goodhart pinned Cameron Smith in 2:03 at heavyweight.
Wheeling Jesuit won the first match of the day over Keystone College, 51-3.
The Dragons return to the mat on Saturday, Nov. 10 when they head to New York for Northeast Duals with matches against The Citadel, Purdue and Nebraska.
Drexel 59, Keystone College 0
125: Antonio Mininno (DU) by forfeit
133: Ty Smith (DU) by forfeit
141: Julian Flores (DU) WBF Colby Bronzburg (KC), 1:56
149: Trevor Elfvin (DU) WBF Jason Jones (KC), 3:19
157: Evan Barczak (DU) TF Thomas Michaels (KC), 22-7
165: Ebed Jarrell (DU) WBF Alex Talanca (KC), 2:18
174: Bryan McLaughlin (DU) by forfeit
184: Owen Brooks (DU) WBF JJ Hooper (KC), 0:31
197: No. 9 Stephen Loiseau (DU) by forfeit
HWT: No. 14 Joey Goodhart (DU) WBF Cameron Smith (KC), 2:03
Drexel 28, Wheeling Jesuit 9
125: Cole Laya (WJU) DEC Antonio Mininno (DU), 6-3 (RO3/4)
133: Ty Smith (DU) MAJ Jacob Donahue (WJU), 11-2
141: Jared Donahue (WJU) DEC Nick Widmann (DU), 12-8
149: Trevor Elfvin (DU) DEC Tyler Alberts (WJU), 9-4
157: Evan Barczak (DU) TF Colt Rutter (WJU), 22-7 (w/ riding time)
165: Ebed Jarrell (DU) MAJ Keegan Driscoll (WJU), 10-2
174: Bryan McLaughlin (DU) MAJ Connor Craig (WJU), 13-5
184: Aidan Pasiuk (WJU) DEC Owen Brooks (DU), 6-3
197: No. 9 Stephen Loiseau (DU) TF Dalton Hoover (WJU), 18-0
HWT: No. 14 Joey Goodhart (DU) DEC Terrance Fanning (WJU), 4-2
Wheeling Jesuit 51, Keystone College 3
125: Cole Laya (WJU) by forfeit
133: Tyler Warner (WJU) by forfeit
141: Jared Donahue (WJU) WBF Colby Bronzburg (KC), 2:27
149: Tyler Albers (WJU) DEC Jason Jones (KC), 7-4
157: Thomas Michaels (KC) DEC Blake Miller (WJU), 8-4
165: Keegan Driscoll (WJU) WBF Alex Talanca (KC), 3:35
174: Connor Craig (WJU) by forfeit
184: Aidan Pasiuk (WJU) WBF JJ Hooper (KC), 1:55
197: Dalton Hoover (WJU) WBF Donald Stewart (KC), 0:27
HWT: Terrance Fanning (WJU) WBF Cameron Stewart (KC), 1:18