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    EIWA Weekly Recap (11/28/2023)

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

    Key Takeaways 

    American defeats George Mason in the “Turkey Tussle” dual

    Carter Baer of Binghamton wins the Mat Town Open

    Cornell dominates by winning 6 weights at the Mat Town Open


    The Eagles squared off against George Mason on Tuesday before Thanksgiving in the ‘Turkey Tussle.” American won six of ten bouts, and Maida had the only bonus point victory for American. 

    American 21 George Mason 15 

    141 - Cael McIntyre (AU) dec. Dom Hargrove (Mason), 4-2 (AU 3-0)

    149 - Kaden Cassidy (Mason) tech. fall Gage Owen (AU), 15-0, 1:38 (Mason 5-3)

    157 - DJ McGee (Mason) dec. Jack Nies (AU), 7-6 (Mason 8-3)

    165 - Evan Maag (Mason) major dec. Kaden Milheim (AU), 12-2 (Mason 12-3)

    174 - Lucas White (AU) dec. Paul Pierce (Mason), 4-0 (Mason 12-6)

    184 - Connor Bourne (AU) dec. Sean Coughlin (Mason), 5-2 (Mason 12-9)

    197 - Carsten Rawls (AU) dec. Ruben Karapetyan (Mason), 4-1 SV (Tied 12-12)

    285 - #31 Chad Nix (Mason) dec. Will Jarrell (AU), 9-7 (Mason 15-12)

    125 - #14 Jack Maida (AU) pinned JB Dragovich (Mason), 3:33 (AU 18-15)

    133 - Maximilian Leete (AU) dec. Shawn Nonaka (Mason), 4-2 (AU 21-15)

    Next up for American is a dual on Saturday against Davidson. 



    The Black Knights were off for the holiday week. They will return after Thanksgiving and compete at the Cougar Clash at SIUE.  


    The Bearcats had a few wrestlers compete at the Mat Town Open in Lock Haven. Carter Baer took home gold at 157 lbs. Carson Wagner had a nice win over Kurt McHenry of PSU. He went on to place second. Dimitri Gamkrelidze took silver at the 174 lb bracket, as Will Ebert was fourth, in a bracket loaded with Cornell wrestlers. At 133lbs, Ryan Hartung was fourth. There was an interesting match-up for third place at 141 lbs. Nate Lucier defeated his teammate Ivan Garcia 7-3. It looks as if this may have been a wrestle-off for the starting spot. Charlie Tibbits earned third place in the heavyweight bracket. Overall, it was a successful day for BU. 

    They will compete at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas this weekend. 


    The Bears of Brown University will be off for a few weeks. They do not compete until right before the Christmas Holiday. 


    The Bison were off for the break. They have a dual at #29 Wisconsin on Sunday. 


    The Lions will travel to Sin City for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite.


    The Big Red had much success at the Mat Town Open. Greg Diakomihalis won the 125 lbs bracket via three bonus point victories. Josh Saunders won his bracket at 149 lbs with wins over teammates Nate Wade and Ethan Fernandez. Chris Foca cruised to a gold medal at 184 lbs, as did Lewis Fernandes at 285 lbs. Ethan Qureshi, at 133lbs, was second in the bracket. At 157 lbs, Benny Rodgers was a runner-up and Gage McClenehan was third. Cornell had nine wrestlers in the 174 lbs bracket, Benny Baker walked away the highest placer with a third-place finish. At 197 lbs, Jacob Cardenas and Eric Carlson tied for first after a no-contest in the finals. 

    Cornell will be at the Las Vegas Invite this weekend. 


    The Dragons took the week off for the holiday. See them in action for the Dragon Duals on Sunday, December 3rd.

    Franklin & Marshall 

    The Dips will be off for Thanksgiving. They have four duals at home on Sunday against Michigan State, VMI, Presbyterian, and Bloomsburg. 


    The Crimson, like most teams, will be on break during the Thanksgiving holiday. Catch them in action in Las Vegas.


    The Pride will also be at the Las Vegas Invite after a week off for the holiday.  


    The Mountain Hawks enjoyed a break over the holiday before they face #1 Penn State on Sunday on the road. 

    Long Island 

    The Sharks took off for the holiday break and will compete at the tough Cliff Keen Invite.


    Navy will also be at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite. It’s the toughest tournament of the regular season.


    The Quakers will host #3 Iowa on Friday for a dual. They will send some wrestlers to the Patriot Open on Sunday, hosted by George Mason. 


    The Tigers took off for Thanksgiving. They host Indiana at home to a dual on Sunday. 

    Sacred Heart 

    The Pioneers will be at the Cliff Keen Invite this weekend.

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