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Army West Point controls Drexel

PHILADELPHIA -- The Army West Point wrestling team opened its dual season with an 29-5 victory against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) foe Drexel at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center on Friday evening.

After splitting the first two matches, the Black Knights rattled off seven consecutive victories with bonus point wins from Beau Guffey (149 lbs.), Cael McCormick (165 lbs.) and 20th-ranked Noah Stewart (184 lbs.). Army secured the victory with Stewart's 15-0 technical fall.

Results:
125 lbs.: Trey Chalifoux dec. over Antonio Mininno, 12-8 (Army leads, 3-0)
133 lbs.: Ty Smith dec. over Lane Peters, SV-1, 6-4 (Tied, 3-3)
141 lbs.: Corey Shie dec. over Julian Flores, 7-4 (Army leads, 6-3)
149 lbs.: Beau Guffey maj. dec. over Trevor Elfvin, 12-2 (Army leads, 10-3)
157 lbs.: #17 Lucas Weiland dec. over Evan Barczak, 9-5 (Army leads, 13-3)
165 lbs.: Cael McCormick tech. fall over Mike Manley, 22-7 (Army leads, 18-3)
174 lbs.: #13 Ben Harvey dec. over Bryan McLaughlin, 5-2 (Army leads, 21-3)
184 lbs.: #20 Noah Stewart tech. fall over Owen Brooks, 15-0 (Army leads, 26-3)
197 lbs.: #9 Rocco Caywood dec. over #19 Stephen Loiseau, SV-1, 4-3 (Army leads, 29-3)
285 lbs.: #16 Joey Goodhart dec. over Ben Sullivan, 4-2 (Army leads, 29-6)

ARMY HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
  • The Black Knights snapped a four-match losing skid to Drexel, defeating the Dragons for the first time since 2013-14.
  • This is the first time under head coach Kevin Ward that Army earned a victory over Drexel.
  • The Cadets start 1-0 in EIWA duals for the sixth time in the last seven years.
    Army captured a victory in its first dual of the season for the first time since 2013-14.
  • Rookies Corey Shie and Ben Sullivan made their collegiate dual debuts against the Dragons.
  • Trey Chalifoux earned his 10th win of the season.
  • Guffey notched the 10th bonus point victory of his career.
  • The Tuttle, Okla., native recorded his first-career dual victory.
  • McCormick documented his first technical fall of the season and third of his career.
    Stewart orchestrated his team-leading fourth technical fall of the year.

    UP NEXT
    The Black Knights return to action at the Midlands Championships, hosted by Northwestern, on Dec. 29-30.
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