LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Four bonus point victories helped No. 16 Cornell wrestling close the book on its 2019-20 dual season on Saturday, Feb. 22, defeating Lock Haven by a final score of 23-13. The Big Red trailed 13-10 heading into the final three bouts of the night, but bonus wins from Jonathan Loew, Ben Darmstadt and Brendan Furman clinched the dual.
A win on Saturday night improves Cornell's dual record to 11-7, marking the Big Red's 34th consecutive season with a dual record above .500. Lock Haven falls to 7-7 as it now prepares for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship on March 7-8.
Lock Haven took a 10-7 lead into the intermission after it secured wins at 125, 141 and 157 pounds. No. 13 Luke Werner opened the dual with a 9-6 decision over Dom LaJoie. Returning All-American Kyle Shoop narrowly defeated Noah Baughman in the 141-pound bout, 5-2, before Adam Santoro was defeated by major decision at 157 pounds.
Chas Tucker avenged an NCAA tournament loss to DJ Fehlman at 133 pounds, defeating Fehlman by way of a 5-3 decision. Tucker caps off his regular season with a 28-0 record and closes his dual career with 28 straight dual wins dating back to Jan. 12, 2019. Tucker's non-NCAA Tournament winning streak extends to 42 in a row prior to the EIWA Championships on March 6-7.
Hunter Richard provided Cornell with an initial 7-6 lead following his major decision victory over Collin Glorioso at 149 pounds, 14-5. Richard's win was his 20th of the season as he improved to 20-9.
Wrestling in the final dual of his career, Milik Dawkins tied the dual at 10-10 out of the intermission, winning at 165 pounds with a 13-6 decision over Austin Bell. Lock Haven took its final lead of the night, 13-10, following the 174-pound bout, which saw Andrew Berreyesa lose a 3-1 decision to Jared Siegrist.
Loew gave Cornell the lead for good following his major decision at 174 pounds, topping Corey Hazel by a final score of 14-6. Darmstadt bounced back from a loss last weekend, leaving no doubt in a 16-0 victory over Parker McClellan that was stopped after 3:42. Furman also picked up a bonus win for the Big Red, triumphing over Trey Hartsock, 10-1, for his 10th bonus win of the season.
Up Next: Cornell is out of commission until the EIWA Championships, held March 6-7 in Bethlehem, Pa. at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University. A select number of Cornell wrestlers will compete at Lock Haven's Mat Town Open II, hosted on Sunday, Feb. 23, including senior Brandon Womack who has been out since Dec. 30 due to injury.
125: #13 Luke Werner (LHU) dec. Dom Lajoie (COR) 9-6 / Lock Haven 3-0
133: #5 Chas Tucker (COR) dec. DJ Fehlman (LHU) 5-3 / TIED 3-3
141: #22 Kyle Shoop (LHU) dec. Noah Baughman (COR) 5-2 / Lock Haven 6-3
149: Hunter Richard (COR) major dec. Collin Glorioso (LHU) 14-5 / Cornell 7-6
157: Alex Klucker (LHU) major dec. Adam Santoro (CORN) 14-1 / Lock Haven 10-7
165: Milik Dawkins (COR) dec. Austin Bell (LHU) 13-6 / TIED 10-10
174: Jared Siegrist (LHU) dec. Andrew Berreysa (COR) 3-1 / Lock Haven 13-10
184: Jonathan Loew (COR) major dec. Corey Hazel (LHU) 14-6 / Cornell 14-13
197: #5 Ben Darmstadt (COR) tech fall Parker McClellan (LHU) 16-0 (3:42) / Cornell 19-13
285: Brendan Furman (COR) major dec. Trey Hartsock (LHU) 10-1 / FINAL, Cornell 23-13