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    EIWA Weekly Recap (1/10/2024)

    Below is a recap of last week’s EIWA action, with individual news and highlights worth noting.

    Key Takeaways 

    • DePrez and Nolan of Binghamton win F&M Open
    • Harvard’s Conigliaro wins F&M Open at 174 lbs
    • Penn’s Swisher wins F&M Open at 157 lbs 
    • Cerniglia of Navy wins F&M Open at 165 lbs 


    The Eagles were split between a dual at Michigan State and the F&M Open. Only three Eagles had wins over Michigan State: Max Leete at 133 lbs via fall, Lucas White at 174 lbs, and #16 Jack Maida at 125 lbs. The Eagles had a bunch of wins at the F&M Open also. Gage Owen was 4-2 at 149 lbs. Caleb Campos made his season debut with a 4-2 record at 174 lbs. Ryan Zimmerman won three matches on the day at 149 lbs. 

    Michigan State 28 – American 12 

    133 - Maximilian Leete (AU) pinned Andy Hampton (MSU), 1:50 (AU 6-0)

    141 - Jordan Hamdan (MSU) dec. Raymond Lopez (AU), 8-4 (AU 6-3)

    149 - Braden Stauffenberg (MSU) dec. Ethan Szerencsits (AU), 5-2 (Tied 6-6)

    157 - #21 Chase Saldate (MSU) pinned Devon Capato (AU), 6:08 (MSU 12-6)

    165 - #14 Caleb Fish (MSU) major dec. Breon Phifer (AU), 8-0 (MSU 16-6)

    174 - Lucas White (AU) dec. Marty Larkin (MSU), 3-2 (MSU 16-9)

    184 - #21 Layne Malczewski (MSU) major dec. Connor Bourne (AU), 12-2 (MSU 20-9)

    197 - #31 Kael Wisler (MSU) tech. fall Liam Volk-Klos (AU), 17-2 (MSU 25-9)

    285 - Josh Terrill (MSU) dec. Will Jarrell (AU), 6-3 SV (MSU 28-9)

    125 - #16 Jack Maida (AU) dec. #32 Tristan Lujan (MSU), 2-1 (MSU 28-12)


    American will travel out to the West Coast this weekend for duals with Cal Poly, CSU Bakersfield, Central Michigan, and Campbell. 



    Army had a strong contingent at the F&M Open. Matt Williams was the only champion on the day. He won the 149 lbs bracket over Dunnigan of Penn. At 165 lbs, Dalton Harkins was runner up to #24 Cerniglia of Navy. Dakota Morris was 3rd in that bracket after a win over #16 Cassella of Binghamton. Rich Treanor earned 5th place at 141 lbs with a conference win over Phillips of F&M. Dillon Sheehy was 5th at 174 lbs. Wolfgang Frable was 5th at 197 lbs and Austin Kolhofer was 5th at a loaded heavyweight bracket.

    Army is back to dual meet action this weekend, hosting Drexel and Columbia. 


     Leading the way for the Bearcats at the F&M Open were Jacob Nolan (#22 @ 184 lbs) and Lou DePrez (#14 @ 197 lbs). Nolan’s win in the finals match came over #17 Conway of F&M. DePrez was dominant with four of five matches being bonus point wins. Cory Day’s lone loss came to #2 Hendrickson of Air Force. The 285lbs wrestler had a nice win over #13 Griess of Navy. At 133lbs, Micah Roes was 2-2 on the day, but his win over #25 Ferretti of Navy was a quality one. At 157 lbs, Binghamton had two place winners in Carter Baer and Fin Nadeau. Baer was 4th, while Nadeau was 5th/6th due to match limits. Walking away in 5th/6th at 165lbs was #16 Brevin Cassella. At 174lbs, Dimitri Gamkrelidze was also 5th/6th with one loss in overtime to #21 Wask of Navy. 

    The Bearcats have three duals this weekend. They will travel to #28 Lehigh on Friday, then host Drexel and Buffalo on Saturday.  



    The Bears had off this past weekend. Friday, they will be in Davidson with duals against Davidson, Presbyterian, and The Citadel. These are the first dual meets of the season for the Bears.



    The Bison took some time off after the Southern Scuffle. Next is an away dual with LIU on Sunday. 



    Columbia’s dual with #23 West Virginia was located in Atlantic City. They came up short by a point losing 22-21. Nick Babin started the dual off at 125 lbs with a pin. Lennox Wolak (#24 @ 174 lbs) earned a tech fall while Aaron Ayzerov won by major at 184 lbs over #24 Dennis Robin. Kai Owen and #28 Jack Wehmeyer each won by decision at 141 lbs and 197 lbs, respectively. Columbia is right on the cusp being a top 30 team. 


    #23 West Virginia 22 – Columbia 21 

    125: Nick Babin (COL) def. Jace Schafer (WVU) | Fall, 5:57

    133: Jett Strickenberger (WVU) def. Yanni Vines (COL) | Fall, 5:46

    141: Kai Owen (COL) def. Sam Hillegas (WVU) | Dec., 10-8

    149: #11 Ty Watters (WVU) def. Richard Fedalen (COL) | MD, 10-1

    157: Alex Hornfeck (WVU) def. Jaden Le (COL) | Dec., 8-4

    165: #12 Peyton Hall (WVU) def. Andrew Garr (COL) | MD, 17-3

    174: #24 Lennox Wolak (COL) def. Jack Blumer (WVU) | TF, 23-7

    184: Aaron Ayzerov (COL) def. #27 Dennis Robin (WVU) | MD, 12-2

    197: #28 Jack Wehmeyer (COL) def. Austin Cooley (WVU) | Dec., 4-3

    HWT: Michael Wolfgram (WVU) def. Billy McChesney (COL) | TF, 15-0


    The Lions will start EIWA competition on Sunday with an away dual at Army. 

    #8 Cornell

    Cornell had two tough duals against #6 Ohio State and #11 Virginia Tech. It was a tougher task than originally planned with Vito Arujau sidelined due to injury. Meyer Shapiro had a great performance against Ohio State, winning by tech fall over #12 Gallagher. Unfortunately, #8 Andonian of Virginia Tech had to injury default in a hyped rematch from CKLV. Chris Foca won via fall over All-American #14 Hoffman versus Ohio State. He had a major over #18 Howard of VT. Jacob Cardenas (#9 @ 197 lbs), Chris Foca (#8 @ 184 lbs), and Julian Ramirez (#3 @ 165 lbs) were all undefeated in their duals as well. 


    Ohio State 21 - Cornell 20

    125: No. 14 Brett Ungar def. No. 22 Brendan McCrone 7-1 by decision 

    133: No. 13 Nic Bouzakis def. Ethan Qureshi by fall (1:48)

    141: No. 3 Jesse Mendez def. No. 17 Vince Cornella 14-4 by major decision 

    149: No. 5 Drew D'Emilio def. No. 24 Ethan Fernandez 8-1 by decision

    157: No. 15 Meyer Shapiro def. No. 12 Paddy Gallagher 15-0 by fall

    165: No. 3 Julian Ramirez def. Bryce Hepner 6-4 by decision 

    174: Rocco Welsh def. Benny Baker 20-4 by technical fall

    184: No. 8 Chris Foca def. No. 14 Gavin Hoffman by fall (1:48)

    197: No. 7 Jacob Cardenas def. No. 23 Luke Georg 8-2 by decision 

    HWT: No. 18 Nick Feldman def. No. 19 Lewis Fernandes 6-4 by decision


    #8 Cornell 24 – #11 Virginia Tech 13

    125: No. 14 Brett Ungar lost to No. 9 Cooper Flynn 4-3 by decision 

    133: Ethan Qureshi lost to No. 12 Sam Latona 14-3 by major decision 

    141: No. 17 Vince Cornella def. No. 18 Tom Crook 4-2 by decision 

    149: No. 24 Ethan Fernandez lost to No. 2 Caleb Henson 9-2 by decision 

    157: No. 15 Meyer Shapiro def. No. 8 Bryce Andonian by injury default

    165: No. 3 Julian Ramirez def. No. 23 Connor Brady 10-0 by major decision

    174: Benny Baker lost to No. 2 Mehki Lewis 9-3 by decision 

    184: No. 8 Chris Foca def. No. 18 Cody Howard 12-4 by major decision 

    197: No. 7 Jacob Cardenas def. No. 26 Andy Smith 11-1 by major decision 

    285: No. 19 Lewis Fernandes def. Jimmy Mullen 6-3 by decision (overtime)

    Cornell’s tough schedule continues this week with an away dual at #28 Lehigh. 



    The Dragons sent mostly non-starters to the F&M Open. Jasiah Queen led the way for the team with a 4th place finish. He had a major decision over previous NCAA Qualifier Burkhart of Kent State and took losses from #12 Conigliaro of Harvard and #21 Wask of Navy. At 133 lbs, John Hildebrandt was just shy of placing, but had a ranked win over #27 Leiphart of F&M. Both Gabe Onorato and Tyler Williams went 3-2 on the day at 141 lbs and 157 lbs, respectively. 

    This week’s schedule includes a dual at Binghamton and Army West Point.  


    Franklin & Marshall 

     In case you didn’t hear, the Dips hosted their annual open. It was a huge turn out with plenty of tough competition. #27 Mason Leiphart took a loss early and won four in a row to reach his match limit – ending the day in 5th/6th at 133 lbs. At 141 lbs, Pat Phillips ended the day in 6th place capturing a handful of wins along the way. #17 James Conway was runner up at 184 lbs due to a loss to #22 Nolan of Binghamton. John Crawford’s (#32 @ 197 lbs) 3rd place performance was solid, as he was outplaced by higher ranked opponents. 

    The Diplomats will have a week off before getting into the dual meet part of the season in two weeks. 



    The Crimson had a partial line up at the F&M Open. They crowned one champion in Phil Conigliaro at 174 lbs. His 12th national ranking proved to be a dominant performance with four of five wins coming by major decision. His lone decision was in the finals to #26 Murphy of Campbell. Josh Kim (#26 @ 165 lbs) ended the day with a 4th place finish. His loss in the semifinals came to #24 Cerniglia of Navy. His 3rd place bout was a loss to Morris of Army. The final place winner for Harvard was at 184 lbs where Leo Tarantino was 6th.

    Harvard is on the road this week with two duals at Davidson against Davidson and Lock Haven. 



    The Pride continued with their treacherous schedule when they hosted #7 North Carolina State. The dual was lost 43-5. Noah Tapia (149 lbs) was the lone victor winning via tech fall. It’s safe to say NC State was out for vengeance following a loss to #11 Oklahoma State two days prior.

    North Carolina State 43 - Hofstra 5

    197: Brock DelSignore (NCST) major dec. Nikolas Miller (Hofstra), 17-9 (4-0)

    285: #16 Owen Trephan (NCST) major dec. #21 Keaton Kluever (Hofstra), 11-3 (8-0)

    125: Jarrett Trombley (NCST) major dec. Dylan Acevedo (Hofstra), 9-0 (12-0)

    133: Jacob Cox (NCST) wins by forfeit, (18-0)

    141: #4 Ryan Jack (NCST) tech fall Alex Turley (Hofstra), 20-4 (5:33) (23-0)

    149: Noah Tapia (Hofstra) tech fall Trevor Kantor (NCST), 20-3 (3:59) (23-5)

    157: #6 Ed Scott (NCST) wbf. Jurius Clark (Hofstra), 1:30 (29-5)

    165: #20 Derek Fields (NCST) tech fall Matt Rogers (Hofstra), 19-4 (4:21) (34-5)

    174: #32 Alex Faison (NCST) tech fall Eric Shindel (Hofstra), 21-5 (3:50) (39-5)

    184: Dylan Reinert (NCST) major dec. Will Conlon (Hofstra), 11-3 (43-5)

    This weekend, The Pride will square off with VMI and George Mason

    #28 Lehigh

    The Mountain Hawks had a handful of wrestlers at the F&M Open, as this was not an official date on their schedule. At 141 lbs, Carter Bailey had a huge win over #9 Miller of Maryland to advance to the semis after beating his teammate Connor McGonagle. He walked away as the runner-up after dropping a match to Henson of Lock Haven. At 149 lbs, both Matt Repos (unattached) and Kelvin Griffin finished in the 5th/6th place bout after match limits were reached. Each had one loss to the finalists in the bracket. 

    Lehigh will be in dual meet action against Binghamton and Cornell this weekend, both matches at home. They will look to earn their first dual win of the season. 


    Long Island 

    The Sharks were in attendance at the F&M Open as well. The team had two grapplers reach the quarterfinals. At 141 lbs, Devin Matthews lost to All-American #27 Matthews of Pitt in the quarters on his way to a 3-2 day. John Dsuza was in the quarters at 197 lbs, where he fell to #20 Hopkins of Campbell. He also went 3-2 on the day. LIU saw a bunch of wins from Rhise Royster at 157 lbs, Corey Connolly at 174 lbs, and Anthony D’Alesio at 184 lbs. 

    The Sharks will have a dual this weekend against Bucknell in a home EIWA matchup. 


    #15 Navy

    The Midshipmen sent a full squad to the F&M Open. The lone champ was Andrew Cerniglia (#26 @ 165 lbs) in dominating fashion. He won five of his six bouts by bonus points. At 174 lbs, #21 Danny Wask was a 3rd place finisher with a loss to #26 Murphy of Campbell. At 285 lbs, Navy had two podium finishers in Grady Griess (#13) with a 4th place finish and Jamier Ferere was 5th/6th reaching his match limit. There were another nine wrestlers who won at least two matches on the day.

    Navy will be at the Virginia Duals this weekend with duals against #18 Oklahoma, #13 South Dakota State, and #30 Wisconsin. This is a tough weekend in order to stay undefeated. 


    #20 Penn

    The Quakers had an eventful weekend with plenty of wrestlers at the F&M Open on Friday. They hosted a dual against #14 Rutgers. Jude Swisher led the way for the Quakers at F&M with a title at 157 lbs. He had a ranked win over #31 North of Maryland. At 149 lbs, Kelly Dunnigan had a very nice day finishing as runner-up with a very quality win over #13 Miller of Maryland in overtime in the semi-finals. Also at 149 lbs, Sean Seefeldt and Hunter Gandy were top 8 after winning a handful of matches. Martin Cosgrove was a 6th place winner in his bracket racking up four wins on the day. Against Rutgers, #25 Revano reversed a win from two weeks ago over #33 Clark at 157 lbs. At 184 lbs, #16 Hale had a win over #19 Soldano. 

    #14 Rutgers 22 – #20 Penn 14

    149 – Michael Cetta (Rutgers) def. Andy Troczynski (P), 9-3 DEC – Rutgers leads 3-0

    157 – #25 Lucas Revano (P) def. #33 Andrew Clark (Rutgers), 10-7 DEC – Tied 3-3

    165 – Kaya Sement (P) def. Luke Gayer (Rutgers), 10-4 DEC – Penn leads 6-3

    174 – #11 Nick Incontrera (P) def. Shane Cartagena (Rutgers), 21-4 TF – Penn leads 11-3

    184 – #16 Maximus Hale (P) def.  #19 Brian Soldano (Rutgers), 4-2 DEC – Penn leads 14-3

    197 – #8 John Posnanski (Rutgers) def. #21 Cole Urbas (P), 18-1 TF – Penn leads 14-8

    285 – #7 Yaraslau Slavikouski (Rutgers) def. #33 John Scott (P), 21-4 TF – Penn leads 14-13

    125 – Dean Peterson (Rutgers) def. Ryan Miller (P), 10-4 DEC – Rutgers leads 16-14

    133 – #9 Dylan Shawver (Rutgers) def. #7 Michael Colaiocco (P), 9-8 DEC – Rutgers leads 19-14

    141 – #14 Mitch Moore (Rutgers) def. #11 CJ Composto (P), 5-0 DEC – Rutgers wins 22-14

    Next week’s travel includes a dual at #27 North Carolina. 



    The Tigers had a bunch of wrestlers at the F&M Open. Drew Heethius led the way with a 5th place finish at 125 lbs. He was the lone placer, as many starters were not in action. At 133 lbs, both Nick Kayal and Sean Pierson won a handful of matches each. Sebastian Garibaldi won four of his matches on the day at heavyweight. 

    The Tigers return to full action this weekend with duals against Rider and Morgan State. 


    Sacred Heart 

    The Pioneers competed before Christmas and are off until this week’s duals with Queens and VMI. It’s a great opportunity for them to pick up some wins.

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