For the second time in as many weeks, the 21st-ranked Navy wrestling team (4-1, 1-0 EIWA) shut out its opponent, dealing George Mason (0-3) a 44-0 loss Friday evening at Alumni Hall. Navy's shutout comes on the heels of its 37-0 victory over Cleveland State last Saturday. It's the first time Navy has recorded back-to-back shutouts since the 1962-63 season when the Mids blanked Hofstra 24-0 and followed up with a 30-0 win over Virginia Tech.
The evening began with a special video tribute from the family members of Navy's 13 senior wrestlers and support members who made their final appearance at Alumni Hall. Senior 125-pound Logan Treaster set the tone for the Mids by capturing a 9-0 major decision over Josh Jones in the first bout of the night. Treaster was one of eight Navy wrestlers to record bonus-point victories en route to what marked the program's most lopsided win since defeating Delaware Valley 49-0 on Nov. 4, 2017.
The Mids earned a pair of victories by way of decision, along with four major decisions and five tech falls, while senior Dean Caravela (174) recorded the team's lone pin of the night at 4:58 against Paul Pierce.
Senior team captain Cody Trybus (141) and classmate Casey Cobb (149) remain unbeaten in dual action this season with a 5-0 record, while rookie David Key (184) is now 4-0 and Val Park (157) is 2-0.
Navy, who has shut out George Mason in each of the last two matches wrestled in Annapolis (43-0 on Feb. 6, 2018), now leads the series against the Patriots 12-0. Meanwhile, after opening the season with a 22-14 loss to then-#14 Pitt, Navy has won four-straight duals and has outscored those four opponents 143-12 (Clarion 41-3, Lehigh 21-9, Cleveland State 37-0, George Mason 44-0).
Navy returns to action next Friday when it makes just its second road trip of the season, traveling to West Point, N.Y. to face service academy rival Army. Part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA, the Army-Navy wrestling match is slated for a 6:00 pm start and will be streamed online. The Mids own a 49-10-5 series advantage against the Black Knights, but are looking for their first win in the series since defeating Army 19-17 in Annapolis on Feb. 20, 2016. The last time Navy upset the Black Knights on their home mat was Feb. 24, 2013 in a 22-10 win.
125 | Logan Treaster (NAVY) major Josh Jones, 9-0 (1:47 RT) // Navy 4, George Mason 0
133 | Jacob Allen (NAVY) dec Anthony Glasl, 6-2 (2:08 RT) // Navy 7, George Mason 0
141 | #12 Cody Trybus (NAVY) tech fall Anthony Poindexter Jr., 15-0 (5:20) // Navy 12, George Mason 0
149 | Casey Cobb (NAVY) tech fall Dustin Morgillo, 16-1 (5:49 RT) // Navy 17, George Mason 0
157 | Val Park (NAVY) dec Daniel Segura, 12-5 (2:24 RT) // Navy 20, George Mason 0
165 | #12 Tanner Skidgel (NAVY) major Cornelius Schuster, 14-4 (2:47 RT) // Navy 24, George Mason 0
174 | Dean Caravela (NAVY) fall Paul Pierce, 4:58 // Navy 30, George Mason 0
184 | David Key (NAVY) major Kyle Davis, 12-2 (2:46 RT) // Navy 34, George Mason 0
197 | #19 Jacob Koser (NAVY) tech fall Austin Stith, 15-0 (2:36 RT) // Navy 39, George Mason 0
285 | Riley Smith (NAVY) tech fall Ali Salem, 17-2 (5:33) // Navy 44, George Mason 0
125 | Benjamin Monn dec Caleb Kelly (NAVY), 4-0
125 | Logan Treaster (NAVY) dec Benjamin Monn, 2-0
125 | Josh Jones tech fall Caleb Kelly (NAVY), 16-0 (1:15)
133 | Anthony Glasl dec Luke Lucerne (NAVY), 4-3
141 | Tyler Johnson fall Tyler Hunt (NAVY), 1:42
141 | #12 Cody Trybus (NAVY) tech fall Tyler Johnson, 17-2 (6:33)
141 | Tyler Hunt (NAVY) major Anthony Poindexter Jr., 13-4
149 | PJ Crane (NAVY) dec Dustin Morgillo, 8-1
165 | #12 Tanner Skidgel (NAVY) fall Tyler Kocak, 3:38
174 | Eli Dickens major Shane Finney (NAVY), 15-7
174 | Dean Caravela (NAVY) fall Eli Dickens, 2:25
184 | Kyle Davis dec Shane Finney (NAVY), 8-2
184 | Paul Pierce dec Ethan Stern (NAVY), 8-6
197 | Malcolm Wiley II (NAVY) dec Austin Stith, 8-4