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EIWA Conference Recap (1/11/22)

Bucknell's 141 lber Kurt Phipps (Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)


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

Notable News

Lehigh remains at the top of the EIWA.

Jake Logan and AJ Burkhart each upset ranked opponents back-to-back to help Lehigh defeat Cornell.

Army adds another last-minute road match against a ranked opponent to their schedule.

Aidan Conner pins Isaac Trumble (#13 - 197).

American - no action last week

Army

The Black Knights traveled to Lancaster, PA, to compete in the Franklin & Marshall Open on Friday. They had 29 wrestlers in action at the open. Then, they headed west across the beautiful state of Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh to take on #25 Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Mark Montgomery earned 2nd place at 133lb. He had a win over Dylan Chappell of Bucknell.

At 141lb, Julian Sanchez walked away with 6th place. He had a first-round loss to Zach Redding (#17) of Iowa State. Then, he rallied off 5 straight wins, including a win over ranked teammate Corey Shie (#33).

PJ Ogunsanya (#23 - 149) was the champion. He had a great win over former Cadet World Champion Jarod Verkleeren of Virginia in the finals.

Markus Hartman (#28 - 157) took home silver. He had two falls, a major, and a decision en route to the finals.

Also, at 157lb, Nate Lukez earned 5th place after losing in the first round. He defeated Jack Bokina of Brown and Ben Barton of Lock Haven.

At 165lb, Dalton Harkins finished in 6th place. He had a loss to Clayton Ulrey of Virginia Tech.

At 174lb, Ben Pasiuk (#29) wrestled six matches, plus received a FFT in his final bout. His only loss on the day was to Nick Fine of Columbia. He had an EIWA win over Shane Finney of Navy.

Sahm Abdulrazzaq was the runner-up at 184lb. He had two EIWA victories over Cory Day of Binghamton and Dom Mata of Harvard.

Also, at 184lb, Daniel Lawrence wrestled to a 4th place finish. He also had a win over Mata of Harvard.
JT Brown (#25 - 197) lost first round to Dakota Howard (#33) of Virginia Tech. He won five consecutive matches for a 5th place finish.

Boxscore: Pittsburgh 29 - Army 10
165: #13 Jake Wentzel (Pitt) dec. #32 Dalton Harkins (Army), 1-0
174: #29 Ben Pasiuk (Army) pins Hunter Kernan (Pitt), 4:37
184: #31 Gregg Harvey (Pitt) dec. Sahm Abdulrazzaq (Army), 6-4
197: #8 Nino Bonaccorsi (Pitt) dec. #25 J.T. Brown (Army), 8-4
285: Jake Slinger (Pitt) dec. Brandon Phillips (Army), 5-0
125: #31 Gage Curry (Pitt) maj. dec. Ryan Chauvin (Army), 12-4
133: #7 Micky Phillippi (Pitt) maj. dec. Mark Montgomery (Army), 14-5
141: #23 Cole Matthews (Pitt) pins Thomas Deck (Army), 2:59
149: #23 P.J. Ogunsanya (Army) maj. dec. Luke Kemerer (Pitt), 15-5
157: #21 Elijah Cleary (Pitt) dec. #28 Markus Hartman (Army), 4-2

With 29 competitors at the F&M Open, the Black Knights had a few weight classes with multiple placers. They have depth that many teams wish they had. Ogunsanya is still competing at a high level. Once again, Army added a dual meet last-minute to compete against the 25th ranked Pitt Panthers. These guys may be the most battle-tested squad in the country. I was talking to Coach Ward at the open, and someone came up to him and said, "I love watching your guys wrestle. They wrestle hard for seven minutes. I love it" I couldn't agree more.

Binghamton

The Bearcats were on the road all weekend. First, they battled Lehigh Friday night. They returned to action on Sunday wrestling round-robin-style matches against Virginia Tech and West Virginia, at Virginia Tech.

Ryan Anderson continued his winning ways at 141lb against Lehigh.

Nick Lombard (149lb) earned a solid 5-0 win over Jimmy Hoffman, who was an EIWA runner-up last season.

At 174lb, Jacob Nolan defeated Jake Logan in sudden victory. The following night, Logan had a win over #10 Chris Foca of Cornell.

At 197, Lou Deprez (#11) won in dominant fashion over Lehigh.

Even though Joe Doyle (#20 - 285) lost the bout, he did have the only takedown over Jordan Wood (#8).

Boxscore: No. 21 Lehigh 24, Binghamton 14

125 - Jaret Lane (Lehigh) Fall Nick Curley (BU) 0:48. Lehigh leads 6-0.
133 - No. 20 Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. No. 32 Anthony Sobotker (BU) 8-4. Lehigh leads 9-0.
141 - Ryan Anderson (BU) dec. Drew Munch (Lehigh) 6-4. Lehigh leads 9-3.
149 - Nick Lombard (BU) dec. Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) 5-0. Lehigh leads 9-6.
157 - No. 7 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) tech fall Tyler Martin (BU) 16-0, 2:39. Lehigh leads 14-6.
165 - No. 25 Brian Meyer (Lehigh) dec. Brevin Cassella (BU) 4-3. Lehigh leads 17-6.
174 - Jacob Nolan (BU) dec. Jake Logan (Lehigh) 6-4, SV. Lehigh leads 17-9.
184 - AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) major dec. Sam DePrez (BU) 12-4. Lehigh leads 21-9.
197 - No. 11 Lou DePrez (BU) tech fall Eli Grape (Lehigh) 24-5, 7:00. Lehigh leads 21-14.
285 - No. 8 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) dec. No. 20 Joe Doyle (BU) 3-2. Lehigh wins 24-14.

Binghamton's matches against Virginia Tech and West Virginia were wrestled, but no team scores were kept. See results below:

133: No. 32 Anthony Sobotker (BU) SV Michael Dolan (WV), 4-2.
141: Ryan Anderson (BU) TF Caleb Rea (WV), 16-0.
149: Nick Lombard (BU) FALL George Johnson (WV)
157: Alex Hornfeck (WV) FALL Tyler Martin (BU)
165: Brevin Cassella (BU) WFF No. 11 Peyton Hall (WV)
174: Scott Joll (WV) FALL Jacob Nolan (BU)
184: Anthony Carman (WV) FALL Sam DePrez (BU)
184: Cory Day (BU) DEC Simeone Holmes (VT), 1-0.
197: No. 11 Lou DePrez (BU) FALL Jackson Moomau (WV)
285: No. 20 Joe Doyle (BU) FALL No. 22 Michael Wolfgram (WV)
285: Tristan Kemp (WV) 3OT WIN Over Collin Burns (BU). (RT)
133: Christian Gannone (BU) DEC Michael Dolan (WV), 5-0
125: No. 16 Sam Latona (VT) TF Nick Curley (BU), 22-7. 7:00
133: No. 5 Korbin Myers (VT) MD Anthony Sobotker (BU), 13-1.
141: Ryan Anderson (BU) DEC Sam Hillegas (VT), 4-0.
149: Nick Lombard (BU) DEC Kylan Montgomery (VT), 8-2.
157: No. 23 Connor Brady (VT) FALL Tyler Martin (BU)
165: Clayton Ulrey (VT) DEC Brevin Cassella (BU), 6-1.
174: No. 4 Mekhi Lewis (VT) FALL Jacob Nolan (BU)
184: Simeone Holmes (VT) DEC Sam DePrez (BU), 14-8.
197: No. 12 Lou DePrez (BU) DEC Andy Smith (VT), 10-4.
285: No. 13 Nathan Traxler (VT) FALL Joe Doyle (BU)
133: Brandon Wittenburg (VT) FALL Christian Gannone (BU)
141: Ryan Anderson (BU) MD Lucas Seibert (WV), 9-1.
184: Anthony Carman (WV) FALL Cory Day (BU)

The Bearcats had a good weekend, overall. It seems like this team is starting to hit their stride. A ten-point loss to Lehigh is nothing to hang your head about. Doyle won the takedown battle with Wood of Lehigh, but lost the match overall. Then he won via fall over Wolfgram (#22) of West Virginia. Both matches are a great confidence boost for him. Ryan Anderson is on a roll lately, winning all four matches this weekend. I am excited for this team.

Brown

The Bears took the trip to Pennsylvania to compete in the F&M Open on Friday. They had one placewinner, but still won many matches.

Cade Wilson was the only placer for the Bears. He earned 6th place at 197lb. His two losses came to ranked opponents in JT Brown (#25) of Army and Dakota Howard (#33) of Virginia Tech.

Blake Saito went 2-2 on the day at 149lbs.

At 165lb, Harrison Trahan won three of his five matches.

Hunter Adrian also won three matches on the day while competing at 125lb.

Also winning three matches, Jack Bokina (157lb) had a nice day.

Ricky Cabanillas lost in the quarters to runner-up Jarod Verkleeren of Virginia. He won 3 matches on the day at 149lbs.

At 141lb, Tim Levine lost to Kizhan Clarke (#7) of North Carolina in the first round. He ended his day winning 3 matches.

The Bears got a lot of matches in on Friday, which is what they need. They may not have had as many place finishers as they'd like, but they had a number of guys win at least three matches. It's the little things that this team needs to focus on in order to keep improving. Coach Beckerman recently hired 2X NCAA Champ, Jesse Delgado, to the staff. He is providing a nice spark, especially at the lower-weight classes. This team will keep getting better.

Bucknell

The Bison traveled to the state of New York to dual both LIU and Hofstra. They won both matches. They had a few competitors at the F&M open as well.

The lone placewinner at the open was Dylan Chappell at 133lb. He had a win over previous EIWA placer Angelo Rini of Columbia as he placed 3rd.

Brandon Seidman (125), Kurt Phipps (133), Kolby DePron (149), and Nick Delp (157) all went 2-0 on the day in their duals.

Boxscore: Bucknell 29 - LIU 10
125: Brandon Seidman (BU) dec. over Robbie Sagaris (LIU) 3-2
133: Kurt Phipps (BU) maj. dec. over Bryce Cockrell (LIU) 10-0
141: Noah Levett (BU) maj. dec. over Devin Matthews (LIU) 12-1
149: Kolby DePron (BU) maj. dec. over Drew Witham (LIU) 13-3
157: Nick Delp (BU) fall over James Johnston (LIU) 2:09
165: Blake Bahna (LIU) dec. over Matt Kidwell (BU) 7-3
174: Ryan Ferro (LIU) maj. dec. over Sam Barnes (BU) 11-3
184: Logan Deacetis (BU) maj. dec. over T.J. Franden (LIU) 9-1
197: Mason McCready (BU) maj. dec. over Karl Osmond-Bouyer (LIU) 14-3
285: Tim Nagosky (LIU) dec. over Luke Niemeyer (BU) 5-2

Boxscore: Bucknell 21 - Hofstra 15
125: Brandon Seidman (BU) dec. over Jacob Moon (HU) 3-1 (SV-1)
133: Kurt Phipps (BU) dec. over Ty Cymmerman (HU) 4-2
141: Justin Hoyle (HU) dec. over Noah Levett (BU) 8-6
149: Kolby DePron (BU) fall over Michael Leandrou (HU) 2:20
157: Nick Delp (BU) dec. over Joe McGinty (HU) 5-1
165: Ricky Stamm (HU) dec. over Matt Kidwell (BU) 7-3
174: Sam Barnes (BU) inj. default over Ross McFarland (HU) 6:13
184: #27 Charles Small (HU) dec. over Logan Deacetis (BU) 8-2
197: Trey Rogers (HU) dec. over Mason McCready (BU) 3-2
285: #19 Zachary Knighton-Ward dec. over Luke Niemeyer (BU) 6-2

The Bison went 2-0 on the day. More impressively, they beat a tough Hofstra team without their 18th ranked stars Zach Hartman (165) and Darren Miller (141). They jumped out to an early lead against Hofstra, which was enough to overcome Hofstra's strong upper third of the lineup. DePron and Delp have been hot lately in the middle of the lineup. Bucknell has a nice-looking squad. They will be battling to finish in the top 5 at conferences, which I think is doable with a full-strength lineup.

Columbia

The Lions traveled to wrestle at the F&M Open on Friday. Then hosted Long Island on Sunday.
At 141lb, Matt Kazimir (#14) was the highest placer for the Lions, ending his day in fourth. He had wins over Tyler Hunt of Navy and Michael Jaffe of Harvard before suffering a loss to Gabe Willochell of Edinboro.

Angelo Rini and Zach Witmer (133) both shared a 6th place finish.

Also finishing in 6th was Nick Fine at 174lb. He defeated Pasiuk (#29) of Army and then beat his own teammate Aaron Ayzerov.

The Lions earned a shutout victory over LIU, coming away with 5 pins.

Boxscore: Columbia 46 - LIU 0
149: Danny Fongaro (Columbia) def. Drew Witham (LIU) maj. 14-2
157: Andrew Garr (Columbia) def. James Johnston (LIU) dec. 8-2
165: No. 22 Joshua Ogunsanya (Columbia) def. Blake Bahna (LIU) fall (2:37)
174: Nick Fine (Columbia) def. Ryan Ferro (LIU) fall (4:11)
184: Brian Bonino (Columbia) def. Gavin Claro (LIU) fall (4:45)
197: Michael Baker (Columbia) def. Karl Bouyer (LIU) fall (2:42)
285: Danny Conley (Columbia) def. Timothy Nagosky (LIU) dec. 2-0
125: No. 19 Joe Manchio (Columbia) def. Robert Sagaris (LIU) dec. 3-2
133: Angelo Rini (Columbia) def. Bryce Cocknell (LIU) fall (3:17)
141: No. 14 Matt Kazimir (Columbia) def. Devin Matthews (LIU) dec. 4-0

The Lions wrestled only their second dual meet on Sunday. They lost to (#4) Michigan in November. With such a variety of results, it is tough to tell where this team ranks in the EIWA. With three ranked wrestlers, this team most likely ends up in the middle tier of the conference. Once they start competing against EIWA teams, we'll find out more about where they stand. I like what I've seen from them thus far.

Cornell (#9)

The Big Red took the trip to Bethlehem, PA, to dual Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.
Julian Ramirez (#9 - 165) and Vito Arujau (#2 - 125) both had decisions over ranked opponents.

Jacob Cardenas (#18 - 197) and Yianni Diakomihalis (#1 - 149) each earned bonus-point victories.

Boxscore: No. 17 Lehigh 18, No. 8 Cornell 15
157: #9 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) dec. Hunter Richard (Cornell) 9-2
165: #9 Julian Ramirez (Cornell) dec. #25 Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 3-2
174: Jake Logan (Lehigh) dec. #10 Chris Foca (Cornell) 5-2
184: AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) dec. #13 Jonathan Loew (Cornell) 7-6
197: #18 Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) major dec. Eli Jones (Lehigh) 19-4
285: #8 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) dec. #18 Lewis Fernandes (Cornell) 9-3
125: #2 Vito Arujau (Cornell) dec. #11 Jaret Lane (Lehigh) 9-3
133: #20 Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. #31 Dom LaJoie (Cornell) 10-4
141: Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) dec. Cole Handlovic (Cornell) 3-2
149: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) tech fall Steven Storm (Lehigh) 21-6, 5:35

The Big Red had a long lay-off, as most starters did not wrestle since before Christmas break at the Collegiate Duals. It definitely showed against the Mountain Hawks of Lehigh. Cornell lost a few matches they were favored to win on paper. This is not an excuse, just an observation from a neutral bystander. Am I worried about them? Heck, no. They still have the firepower to take the EIWA title, but there are other schools who think otherwise. Expect the Big Red to bounce back in a big way.

Drexel - no action last week

Franklin & Marshall - no action last week

Harvard

The Crimson sent a limited roster to compete at the F&M Open in Lancaster, PA.
Dom Mata (184) was the team's highest placer on the day. He went 3-1. His lone loss was to Sahm Abdulrazzaq of Army in the semifinals.

At 149lb, Robert Groves won two of his four matches on the day.

In addition, the Crimson had nearly a dozen wrestlers win at least one match. They brought a majority of non-starters, so we expected them to take some losses. Getting mat-time is important for the young competitors, as they may have their number called at any time due to injury or COVID protocols. Harvard returns to a dual meet-focused schedule this weekend and will have their starters back on the mat. I am intrigued to see them compete against EIWA teams.

Hofstra

The Pride hosted the Bucknell Bison to a dual on Saturday afternoon.
Hofstra won five matches by decision, while Bucknell had two matches with bonus-point wins, which was the ultimate difference. Grabbing wins were Justin Hoyle (141), Ricky Stamm (165), Charles Small (#27 - 184), Trey Rogers (197), and Zachary Knighton-Ward (#19 - 285). One thing to note, Trey Rogers joined Ricky Stamm as the team's only two current wrestlers with 50 career wins.

Boxscore: Bucknell 21, Hofstra 15
125: Brandon Seidman (Bucknell) dec. Jacob Moon (Hofstra), 3-1 (SV-1)
133: Kurt Phipps (Bucknell) dec. Ty Cymmerman (Hofstra), 4-2
141: Justin Hoyle (Hofstra) dec. Noah Levett (Bucknell), 8-6
149: Kolby DePron (Bucknell) WBF Michael Leandrou (Hofstra), 2:20
157: Nick Delp (Bucknell) dec. Joe McGinty (Hofstra), 5-1
165: Ricky Stamm (Hofstra) dec. Matt Kidwell (Bucknell), 7-3
174: Sam Barnes (Bucknell) inj. default Ross McFarland (Hofstra), 6:13
184: #27 Charles Small (Hofstra) dec. Logan Deacetis (Bucknell), 8-2
197: Trey Rogers (Hofstra) dec. Mason McCready (Bucknell), 3-2
285: #19 Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra) dec. Luke Niemeyer (Bucknell), 6-2

The Pride split matches with Bucknell, but did not gain the bonus points needed to come away victorious. The injury at 174lb to McFarland did not help either - hopefully, he is okay and back competing soon. The Pride have two ranked wrestlers, plus Stamm and Rogers have been ranked at some point this season. This team has the potential to be in the top 5 in the conference. If they can stay healthy, and win a match or two, they shouldn't on paper; I like them to be in the top 5.

Lehigh (#21)

The Mountain Hawks hosted Cornell to a dual on Saturday afternoon. They wrestled incredibly well in front of their home crowd to win six of ten bouts.

Jake Logan (174) and AJ Burkhart (184) pulled the two biggest upsets of the night for Lehigh, which helped propel them into victory. Logan defeated #10 Foca, while Burkhart beat #13 Loew. Logan and Burkhart both had losing records coming into this bout.

Boxscore: No. 17 Lehigh 18, No. 8 Cornell 15
157: #9 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) dec. Hunter Richard (Cornell) 9-2
165: #9 Julian Ramirez (Cornell) dec. #25 Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 3-2
174: Jake Logan (Lehigh) dec. #10 Chris Foca (Cornell) 5-2
184: AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) dec. #13 Jonathan Loew (Cornell) 7-6
197: #18 Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) major dec. Eli Jones (Lehigh) 19-4
285: #8 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) dec. #18 Lewis Fernandes (Cornell) 9-3
125: #2 Vito Arujau (Cornell) dec. #11 Jaret Lane (Lehigh) 9-3
133: #20 Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. #31 Dom LaJoie (Cornell) 10-4
141: Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) dec. Cole Handlovic (Cornell) 3-2
149: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) tech fall Steven Storm (Lehigh) 21-6, 5:35

The Mountain Hawks came ready to wrestle on Saturday. The home crowd was intense, making the atmosphere even more amazing. This rivalry is always passionate, and the results are always close. Lane at 125lb impressed me. He rode out Arujau the entire second period, while Arujau dominated the match on their feet. I believe Lane will close this gap next time. He's an All-American threat with his mat skills. Lehigh is in the hunt to claim yet another EIWA title in March.

Long Island

The Sharks hosted Bucknell on Saturday. On Sunday, they took the short trip to Columbia for a dual.
At 125lb, Robbie Sagaris lost both matches via 3-2 decision. Seidman of Bucknell is very tough, while Manchio of Columbia is #19 in the nation. He is right in the mix with these guys.

Ryan Ferro (174) had a major decision against Bucknell.

Blake Bahna (165) and Tim Nagosky (285) both had decisions against Bucknell.

Boxscore: BUCKNELL 29, LIU 10
125: Brandon Seidman (B) def. Robbie Sagaris (LIU), dec 3-2
133: Kurt Phipps (B) def. Bryce Cockrell (LIU), major dec, 10-0
141: Noah Levett (B) def. Devin Matthews (LIU), major dec., 12-1
149: Kolby DePron (B) def. Drew Witham (LIU), major dec. 13-3
157: Nick Delp (B) def. James Johnston (LIU), fall (2:09)
165: Blake Bahna (LIU) def. Matt Kidwell (B), dec. 7-3
174: Ryan Ferro (LIU) def. Sam Barnes (B), major dec. 11-3
184: Logan Deacetis (B) def. T.J. Franden (LIU) major dec., 9-1
197: Mason McCready (B) def. Karl Osmond-Bouyer (LIU), major dec. 14-3
285: Tim Nagosky (LIU) def. Luke Neimeyer (B), dec. 5-2

Boxscore: COLUMBIA 46, LIU 0

149: Danny Fongaro (Columbia) def. Drew Witham (LIU) maj. 14-2
157: Andrew Garr (Columbia) def. James Johnston (LIU) dec. 8-2
165: No. 22 Joshua Ogunsanya (Columbia) def. Blake Bahna (LIU) fall (2:37)
174: Nick Fine (Columbia) def. Ryan Ferro (LIU) fall (4:11)
184: Brian Bonino (Columbia) def. Gavin Claro (LIU) fall (4:45)
197: Michael Baker (Columbia) def. Karl Osmond-Bouyer (LIU) fall (2:42)
285: Danny Conley (Columbia) def. Tim Nagosky (LIU) dec. 2-0
125: No. 19 Joe Manchio (Columbia) def. Robbie Sagaris (LIU) dec. 3-2
133: Angelo Rini (Columbia) def. Bryce Cockrell (LIU) fall (3:17)
141: No. 14 Matt Kazimir (Columbia) def. Devin Matthews (LIU) dec. 4-0

The Sharks came away with a handful of wins against Bucknell. Ferro is winning a bunch of matches lately. It looks like Crowley at 197 was out for these matches, who has had the best results up to this point in the season. Sagaris at 125lb looks to be in the mix with the mid-tier of EIWA wrestlers. They have some talent, and I'm looking forward to seeing them develop. The Sharks have some ground to gain on the EIWA, and it will not come overnight.

Navy

The Midshipmen sent 24 wrestlers to compete at the Franklin & Marshall Open.

At 125lb, Jacob Allen, earned 2nd place. He had three wins by decision for his finals loss.

Andrew Cerniglia (#20 - 157) won three matches before injury defaulting out in the semifinals.

At heavyweight, Ryan Catka earned 6th place. He had two decision losses to Nathan Taylor of Lehigh-unattached.

Sammy Starr won three matches at 165lbs.

Also at 165lbs, Val Park won four of his six matches.

Navy is a tough team. They wrestle hard in all positions, and wrestle the entire seven minutes at a high pace. They may not have had the results they wanted at the open, but they were in the majority of matches they lost. Cerniglia's injury could be a huge blow to the team, if he is out for an extended period of time. Let's hope he heals up, as he is the team's highest-ranked wrestler at the moment. With a slate of duals upcoming, it will be fun to see them compete against more EIWA competition.

Penn - no action last week

Princeton

The Tigers welcomed #5 North Carolina State to a home dual on Sunday afternoon. With three coaches out with COVID-related protocols, volunteer assistant Nate Jackson was acting head coach.

Boxscore: NC State 32, Princeton - 9

285: Tyrie Houghton (NCSU) wins by decision over Matt Cover (P), 6-3
125: Jakob Camacho (NCSU) wins by FFT
133: Jarett Trombley (NCSU) wins by major decision over Nick Masters (P), 11-3
141: #15 Ryan Jack (NCSU) wins by major decision over Danny Coles (P), 14-3
149: #3 Tariq Wilson (NCSU) wins by decision over Marshall Keller (P), 6-4
157: #11 Ed Scott (NCSU) wins by decision over #5 Quincy Monday (P), 6-4
165: Jake Marsh (P) wins by decision over AJ Kovacs (NCSU), 5-4
174: #5 Hayden Hidlay (NCSU) wins by technical fall over Nate Dugan (P), 17-2 (7:00)
184: #3 Trent Hidlay (NCSU) wins by major decision over #22 Travis Stefanik (P), 17-4
197: Aidan Conner (P) wins by fall over #13 Isaac Trumble (NCSU), 2:44

The Tigers dealt with some adversity, between injuries and COVID-related issues. They still found a way to make the dual happen, even though they were outmatched on paper. Props to the Princeton community for making it happen, as they easily could have canceled the dual. Keller gave #3-ranked Wilson all he could handle at 149lb. Marsh had a nice debut in his 165lb match. The big takeaway was Conner at 197lb pinning a ranked opponent. That is a great win for Luke Stout's (#16) backup. The Tigers have a bunch of talent on the team. They will be in that top 3 conversation at EIWAs in March.

Sacred Heart - no action last week

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