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EIWA Conference Recap (1/19/22)

#2 ranked Patrick Glory (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)


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

Notable News

Princeton tops #6 Arizona State at home
Bucknell wins 5th match in a row
Matt Kazimir of Columbia earns EIWA Wrestler of the Week honor
Lehigh improves to 4-0 in the conference

American

The Eagles took part in the Chippewa Challenge, held at Central Michigan University. Coach Jason Borrelli coached his Eagles against his father's Chippewas, among two other teams, both led by CMU alums.

Max Leete (125) came away with a win against CMU.

At 149lb, Patrick Ryan had a victory over Campbell.

Also notching a win over Campbell was Antonio Segura at 157lb.

Isaac Righter also won his match against Campbell.

Boxscore: Campbell 28 - American 9

125: Korbin Meink (Campbell) pinned Max Leete (AU), 2:00 (Campbell 6-0)
133: Domenic Zaccone (Campbell) major dec. Jack Maida (AU), 13-3 (Campbell 10-0)
141: Shannon Hanna (Campbell) dec. Ethan Szerencsits (AU), 9-6 (Campbell 13-0)
149: Patrick Ryan (AU) dec. Chris Rivera (Campbell), 9-4 (Campbell 13-3)
157: Antonio Segura (AU) dec. Matthew Dallara (Campbell), 5-3 SV-1 (Campbell 13-6)
165: Troy Nation (Campbell) tech. fall Breon Phifer (AU), 16-0 (Campbell 18-6)
174: Austin Murphy (Campbell) dec. Tim Fitzpatrick (AU), 10-7 (Campbell 21-6)
184: Caleb Hopkins (Campbell) dec. Colin Shannon (AU), 11-5 (Campbell 24-6)
197: Chris Kober (Campbell) major dec. Carsten Rawls (AU), 12-4 (Campbell 28-6)
285: Isaac Righter (AU) dec. Luke Davis (Campbell), 8-2 (Campbell wins 28-9)

Boxscore: Central Michigan 36 - American 3

125: Max Leete (AU) dec. Sean Spindle (CMU), 4-2 (American 3-0)
133: Ja'Kerion Merritt (CMU) dec. Andy Fallon (AU), 6-4 (Tied 3-3)
141: #13 Dresden Simon (CMU) tech. fall Ethan Szerencsits (AU), 19-0 (CMU 8-3)
149: #27 Corbyn Munson (CMU) dec. Patrick Ryan (AU), 7-2 (CMU 11-3)
157: #18 Johnny Lovett (CMU) dec. Antonio Segura (AU), 6-2 (CMU 14-3)
165: Tracey Hubbard (CMU) major dec. Breon Phifer (AU), 8-0 (CMU 18-3)
174: Bret Fedewa (CMU) dec. Tim Fitzpatrick (AU), 5-3 (CMU 21-3)
184: Ben Cushman (CMU) dec. Colin Shannon (AU), 3-2 (CMU 24-3)
197: Aaron Bolo (CMU) pinned Connor Bourne (AU), 1:57 (CMU 30-3)
285: #9 Matt Stencel (CMU) pinned Isaac Righter (AU), 1:23 (CMU wins 36-3)

Boxscore: CSUB 35 - American 6

125: Eddie Flores (CSUB) dec. Max Leete (AU), 9-6 (CSUB 3-0)
133: Jack Maida (AU) won by forfeit (AU 6-3)
141: #27 Angelo Martinoni (CSUB) tech fall. Ethan Szerencsits (AU), 17-0 (CSUB 8-6)
149: Josh Brown (CSUB) dec. Patrick Ryan (AU), 7-5 (CSUB 11-6)
157: Brock Rogers (CSUB) dec. Antonio Segura (AU), 3-1 SV (CSUB 14-6)
165: Augustine Garcia (CSUB) major dec. Breon Phifer (AU), 8-0 (CSUB 18-6)
174: Albert Urias (CSUB) dec. Tim Fitzpatrick (AU), 3-2 (CSUB 21-6)
184: Jacob Hansen (CSUB) dec. Colin Shannon (AU), 5-0 (CSUB 24-6)
197: Josh Loomer (CSUB) tech. fall Carsten Rawls (AU), 17-0 (CSUB 29-6)
285: Jacob Sieder (CSUB) pinned Isaac Righter (AU), 1:09 (CSUB 35-6)

The Eagles had some very tough opponents on Sunday. They walked away with some good wins. Many of the losses were close decisions. There are some positives to be taken away from the weekend. Coach Borrelli is a very good coach, and things seem to be improving in DC, even though he's only been the head coach for just over half a season. With a lot of young talent, this team will keep getting better. I have faith in Coach Borrelli and the staff he assembled. I'm sure the athletes do as well.

Army West Point

The Black Knights made the trip to Ithaca to take on the Cornell Big Red. This was the team's 6th ranked opponent they faced this season.

Thomas Deck (141) had a fall in the bout.

At 157lb, Markus Hartman won via major decision over a quality opponent in Hunter Richard.

Mark Montgomery (133), Ben Pasiuk (174), Sahm Abdulrazzaq (184) and JT Brown (197) all lost close bouts to ranked opponents.

PJ Ogunsanya (#22 - 149) was forced to injury default. He should be back in 1-2 weeks.

Boxscore: #10 Cornell 28 - Army 10

125: #3 Vito Arujau won by major decision over Ryan Chauvin, 16-3
133: #30 Dom LaJoie won by decision over Mark Montgomery, 4-1
141: Thomas Deck won by fall over Phillip Moomey, 5:33
149: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis won by injury default over #22 P.J. Ogunsanya, 3:24
157: #28 Markus Hartman won by major decision over Hunter Richard, 13-0
165: #9 Julian Ramirez wins by decision over #33 Dalton Harkins, 6-3
174: #14 Chris Foca won by decision over Ben Pasiuk, 12-11
184: #16 Jonathan Loew won by decision over Sahm Abdulrazzaq, 8-4
197: #17 Jacob Cardenas won by decision over #25 J.T. Brown, 3-1 (sv1)
285: Brendan Furman won by decision over Brandon Phillips, 3-1 (sv1)

The Black Knights have wrestled a seriously insane strength of schedule. With losses to the teams ranked #1, 2, 11, 12, and 21 in the nation, the team will be ready to compete when they finally get to wrestle an unranked team. With matches against Bucknell, #18 Lehigh, and Navy remaining, they will be battling hard to get their first dual meet win of the season. I love watching this team compete. They will be ready in March.

Binghamton

The Bearcats hosted EIWA-foe Drexel to a dual meet on Saturday.

Ryan Anderson (141) and Nick Lombard (149) both walked away with wins. They seem to really be clicking lately.

Big boys Lou Deprez (#12 - 197) and Joe Doyle (#20 - 285) both had technical falls.
Deprez now leads all wrestlers at the 197lb weight class with 19 wins on the season.

Cory Day saw some mat time at 184lb with a close 1-0 win.

Pin machine Anthony Sobotker (#32 - 133) now leads the NCAA at the D1 level with 11 pins.

Boxscore: Binghamton 25, Drexel - 13
141: Ryan Anderson (BU) dec. Jared Donahue (D), 4-2 (BU leads 3-0)
149: Nick Lombard (BU) dec. Tyler Williams (D), 4-0 (BU leads 6-0)
157: Parker Kropman (D) dec. Tyler Martin (BU), 9-3 (BU leads 6-3)
165: No. 30 Evan Barczak (D) dec. Brevin Cassella (BU), 2-0 (match tied 6-6)
174: No. 15 Mickey O'Malley (D) MJ Jacob Nolan (BU), 10-0 (Drexel leads 10-6)
184: Cory Day (BU) dec. Josh Stillings (D), 1-0 (Drexel leads 10-9)
197: No. 12 Lou DePrez (BU) TF Santino Morina (D), 18-2 4:42 (BU leads 14-10)
Hwt: No. 20 Joe Doyle (BU) TF Elijah Anthony (D) 17-0 4:15 (BU leads 19-10)
125: Kyle Waterman (D) dec. Nick Curley (BU), 3-2 (BU leads 19-13)
133: No. 32 Anthony Sobotker WBF Antonio Mininno (D) 4:47 (BU wins 25-13)

The Bearcats are coming around into final form. After the break, they had a ten-point loss to #16 Lehigh - which is not a bad loss at all. More recently, a twelve-point win over a tough Drexel squad is impressive. This coaching staff is excited for this team, and the future of the program is bright! I would love to see them finish in the top 5 at EIWAs. It is a strong possibility the way they are competing now.

Brown

The Bears hosted two duals last weekend. The Drexel Dragons were in town on Friday, while the Bucknell Bison visited Providence on Saturday.

At 184lb, James Araneo was the only wrestler to go undefeated over the weekend, both by decision.

Boxscore: Drexel 22, Brown 15

125: Waterman def. Hunter Adrian: Dec. 6-4
133: Mininno def. Darby Diedrich: Dec. 4-3
141: Timothy Levine def. Donahue: Dec. 5-2
149: Ricky Cabanillas def. Nichter: Inj. 3:22
157: Kropman def. Mason Spears: Dec. 7-1
165: Barczak def. AJ Corrado: MD 10-1
174: O'Malley W by forfeit
184: James Araneo def. Stillings: Dec. 9-4
197: Morina def. Cade Wilson: Dec. 9-4
285: Lear Quinton def. Anthony: Dec. 5-2

Boxscore: Bucknell 31, Brown 9

125: Hunter Adrian def. Seidman: Dec. 5-2
133: Phipps def. Reese Fry: MD 16-2
141: Levett def. Timothy Levine: Dec. 5-2
149: DePron def. Ricky Cabanillas: Dec. 9-4
157: Delp def. Mason Spears: Fall 1:11
165: Hartman def. AJ Corrado: Fall 1:55
174: Springer W by forfeit
184: James Araneo def. Barnes: Dec. 13-6
197: Cade Wilson def. McCready: Dec. 6-2
285: Niemeyer def. Lear Quinton: Dec. 5-3

The Bears showed some grit this weekend. They did not come away with any team victories, but they had plenty of individual victories. There were a handful of matches that were within one or two points that could have gone the other way. The lack of experience from the team, may have played a part in that. Once they start to build confidence and learn from these mishaps, there will be plenty of Brown University wrestlers on that podium at EIWAs.

Bucknell

The Bison spent the weekend on the road and wrestled at Harvard and Brown.

Kurt Phipps (133) and Zach Hartman (#18 - 165) both went 2-0 on the weekend.
Hartman had a potential match-up with Conigliaro (#12) of Harvard that did not happen due to injury.

At 125lb, Brandon Seidman had a quality win over Beau Bayless of Harvard.

Boxscore: Bucknell 20 - Harvard 12

125: Brandon Seidman (BU) dec. over Beau Bayless (HU) 5-2
133: Kurt Phipps (BU) dec. over Dillon Murphy (HU) 6-4
141: Michael Jaffe (HU) dec. over Noah Levett (BU) 6-1
149: Lukus Stricker (HU) dec. over Kolby DePron (BU) 8-5
157: Trevor Tarsi (HU) dec. over Nick Delp (BU) 5-3
165: #18 Zach Hartman maj. dec. over Alex Whitworth (HU) 10-2
174: Sam Barnes (BU) dec. over Mike Doggett (HU) 5-0
184: Logan Deacetis (BU) maj. dec. over Luke Rada (HU) 10-2
197: Mason McCready (BU) dec. over Nick Marcenelle (HU) 6-3
285: Jeffrey Crooks (HU) dec. over Luke Niemeyer (BU) 3-2

Boxscore: Bucknell 31, Brown 9

125: Hunter Adrian def. Seidman: Dec. 5-2
133: Phipps def. Reese Fry: MD 16-2
141: Levett def. Timothy Levine: Dec. 5-2
149: DePron def. Ricky Cabanillas: Dec. 9-4
157: Delp def. Mason Spears: Fall 1:11
165: Hartman def. AJ Corrado: Fall 1:55
174: Springer W by forfeit
184: James Araneo def. Barnes: Dec. 13-6
197: Cade Wilson def. McCready: Dec. 6-2
285: Niemeyer def. Lear Quinton: Dec. 5-3

Bucknell is a sneaky good team. Even with Darren Miller (#21 - 141) out of the lineup, they keep winning matches. Currently, they have a five-match win streak, with four of those teams being EIWA opponents. Looking ahead to their schedule, they could easily run the table the rest of the month until they hit both #18 Lehigh and #4 Oklahoma State, where the challenge is an uphill battle. The way the entire team keeps improving, I would not be surprised to see them crack the top 5 in the conference tournament at the end of the season. The Bison could easily qualify more than just a few wrestlers to Detroit.

Columbia

The Lions did some traveling last weekend. They had a dual against Lehigh on Friday night, then made the trip to #4 Oklahoma State to dual on Sunday.

Matt Kazimir (#18 - 141) and Joshua Ogunsanya (#21 - 165) were the lone wrestlers to go 2-0 on the weekend. Both defeated ranked opponents.

At 125lb, Joe Manchio (#19) took out Jaret Lane (#20) of Lehigh in a quality match.

Nick Fine beat Logan (#33) of Lehigh. Then lost a close one-point decision to Plott (#8) of Oklahoma State.

Lastly, at 149lb, Danny Fongaro picked up a pivotal win against Lehigh.

Boxscore: #17 Lehigh 20, Columbia 16

125: No. 20 Joe Manchio (COL) def. No. 15 Jaret Lane (LEH) dec. 4-3
133: No. 19 Malyke Hines (LEH) def. Angelo Rini (COL) dec. 12-9
141: No. 19 Matt Kazimir (COL) def. Connor McGonagle (LEH) maj. 11-1
149: Danny Fongaro (COL) def. Paul Watkins (LEH) def. 9-3
157: No. 8 Josh Humphreys (LEH) def. Andrew Garr (COL) TF 17-2
165: No. 22 Joshua Ogunsanya (COL) def. No. 25 Brian Meyer (LEH) dec. 7-2
174: Nick Fine (COL) def. No. 33 Jake Logan (LEH) dec. 4-3
184: AJ Burkhart (LEH) def. Brian Bonino (COL) dec. 4-2
197: JT Davis (LEH) def. Sam Wustefeld (COL) dec. 2-0
285: No. 7 Jordan Wood (LEH) def. Jalen Stephens (COL) F (2:50)

Boxscore: #4 Oklahoma State 35, Columbia 6

125: No. 6 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (OSU) def. No. 20 Joe Manchio (COL) maj. 8-0
133: No. 2 Daton Fix (OSU) def. Angelo Rini (COL) maj. 13-4
141: No. 19 Matt Kazimir (COL) def. No. 18 Carter Young (OSU) dec. 6-1
149: No. 14 Kaden Gfeller (OSU) def. Danny Fongaro (COL) TF 17-2
157: No. 13 Wyatt Sheets (OSU) def. Andrew Garr (COL) dec. 8-5
165: No. 22 Joshua Ogunsanya (COL) def. Jalin Harper (OSU) dec. 3-2
174: No. 8 Dustin Plott (OSU) def. Nick Fine (COL) dec. 4-3
184: No. 10 Dakota Geer (OSU) def. Brian Bonino (COL) maj. 17-3
197: No. 1 AJ Ferrari (OSU) def. Sam Wustefeld (COL) F (6:01)
285: No. 30 Luke Surber (OSU) def. Jalen Stephens (COL) F (0:58)

Columbia is no stranger to wrestling quality opponents. They squared off against #3 Michigan in November. This past weekend, they wrestled both #17 Lehigh and #4 Oklahoma State on the road. The trip to Oklahoma was a last-minute addition to their schedule, after a tri-meet at West Virginia was canceled due to COVID. I was unsure about how tough this team was, and they almost pulled off the upset over Lehigh, on the road. Safe to say, this team is very good. They will be in the hunt to finish in the top five at EIWAs in March.

Cornell (#10)

The Big Red hosted Army to a dual this past Saturday.

Vito Arujau (#3 - 125) had the only bonus point victory for the Big Red.

At 149lb, Yianni Diakomihalis (#1) was victorious in the marquee match-up of the day over Ogunsanya (#22). Unfortunately, the match ended early due to injury.

Boxscore: #10 Cornell 28, Army West Point 10

125: #3 Vito Arujau (C) won by major decision over Ryan Chauvin (A), 16-3
133: #30 Dom LaJoie (C) won by decision over Mark Montgomery (A), 4-1
141: Thomas Deck (A) won by fall over Phillip Moomey (C), 5:33
149: #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (C) won by injury default over #22 PJ Ogunsanya (A), 3:24
157: #28 Markus Hartman (A) won by major decision over Hunter Richard (C), 13-0
165: #9 Julian Ramirez (C) wins by decision over #33 Dalton Harkins (A), 6-3
174: #14 Chris Foca (C) won by decision over Ben Pasiuk (A), 12-11
184: #16 Jonathan Loew (C) won by decision over Sahm Abdulrazzaq (A), 8-4
197: #17 Jacob Cardenas (C) won by decision over #25 JT Brown (A), 3-1 (sv1)
285: Brendan Furman (C) won by decision over Brandon Phillips (A), 3-1 (sv1)

The Big Red had a nice bounce-back victory after a loss to Lehigh last weekend. Foca and Loew came away with close wins this time around. Cardenas and Furman both won in overtime. The dual meet was much closer than the score indicates. The positive takeaway here, however, is that Cornell won the close matches. This is the opposite of what occurred against Lehigh just a week ago. It is good to see improvement from one week to the next.

Drexel

The Dragons were on the road to compete against Brown and Binghamton. On Tuesday of this week, they had some extra countable matches with Penn.

At 125lb, Kyle Waterman was 2-0 on the weekend with two close wins.

The middle of the lineup for Drexel, including Parker Kropman (157), Evan Barczak (#28 - 165), and Mickey O'Malley (#15 - 174), all went undefeated as well.

Against Brown, Antonio Mininno moved up a weight class to 133lb for a big win.
We saw Luke Nichter (149) back from injury - only to suffer a concussion in his return. Hopefully, he is back soon, as he was in the rankings last week.

Boxscore: Drexel 22, Brown 15

125: Waterman def. Hunter Adrian: Dec. 6-4
133: Mininno def. Darby Diedrich: Dec. 4-3
141: Timothy Levine def. Donahue: Dec. 5-2
149: Ricky Cabanillas def. Nichter: Inj. 3:22
157: Kropman def. Mason Spears: Dec. 7-1
165: Barczak def. AJ Corrado: MD 10-1
174: O'Malley W by forfeit
184: James Araneo def. Stillings: Dec. 9-4
197: Morina def. Cade Wilson: Dec. 9-4
285: Lear Quinton def. Anthony: Dec. 5-2

Boxscore: Binghamton 25, Drexel - 13

141: Ryan Anderson (BU) dec. Jared Donahue (D), 4-2 (BU leads 3-0)
149: Nick Lombard (BU) dec. Tyler Williams (D), 4-0 (BU leads 6-0)
157: Parker Kropman (D) dec. Tyler Martin (BU), 9-3 (BU leads 6-3)
165: No. 30 Evan Barczak (D) dec. Brevin Cassella (BU), 2-0 (match tied 6-6)
174: No. 15 Mickey O'Malley (D) MJ Jacob Nolan (BU), 10-0 (Drexel leads 10-6)
184: Cory Day (BU) dec. Josh Stillings (D), 1-0 (Drexel leads 10-9)
197: No. 12 Lou DePrez (BU) TF Santino Morina (D), 18-2 4:42 (BU leads 14-10)
Hwt: No. 20 Joe Doyle (BU) TF Elijah Anthony (D) 17-0 4:15 (BU leads 19-10)
125: Kyle Waterman (D) dec. Nick Curley (BU), 3-2 (BU leads 19-13)
133: No. 32 Anthony Sobotker WBF Antonio Mininno (D) 4:47 (BU wins 25-13)

Extra Countable Matches

125: Ryan Miller (Penn) def. Antonio Mininno, 10-3 Dec
149: Kay Sement (Penn) def. Tyler Williams, 4-1 Dec
165: Evan Barczak (DU) def. Cam Connor, 4-0 Dec
174: Nick Incontrera (Penn) def. Riley Onorato, TF 23-5
133: Kelly Dunnigan (Penn) def. Deon Pleasant, Fall 0:48
165: Lucas Revano (Penn) def. Michael Martinak, 9-4 Dec
285: Nate Hoaglund (Penn) def. Liam Dietrich, 4-3 Dec

The Dragons have been struggling to stay healthy this season. In wrestling, this is not really an excuse coaches like to make. Would the outcome of matches differ if they were full strength - most likely not. But it is worth stating, it can be frustrating as a coach to not have a full-strength lineup. The coaching staff is not too concerned about match results, at the moment. They are working on getting healthy and making steady improvements week by week. Getting Nichter back will help boost the middle of the lineup tremendously.

Franklin & Marshall

The Diplomats were on the road after a long layoff. Their trip to Davidson ended with a tight loss.

At 184lb, James Conway led the team with a fall.

Wil Gil (141) and Gio Diaz (125) also earned bonus points with a major and tech fall, respectively.

F&M's fourth came at 149, where Christiaan Dailey earned a decision.

Boxscore: Davidson 20, Franklin & Marshall 18

125: Gio Diaz (F&M) tech. Hale Robinson (DAV); 4:38 (16-0) (0-5)
133: Kyle Gorant (DAV) tech. Jack Bruce (F&M); 6:50 (23-7) (5-5)
141: Wil Gil (F&M) maj. Nick Cambria (DAV); 11-2 (5-9)
149: Cristiaan Dailey (F&M) dec. David Loniewski (DAV); 9-7 (5-12)
157: Bryce Sanderlin (DAV) dec. Chase McCollum (F&M); 3-2 (8-12)
165: Jaden Hardrick (DAV) dec. Crew Fullerton (F&M); 12-8 (11-12)
174: Anthony Spera (DAV) dec. John Crawford (F&M); 8-6 (14-12)
184: James Conway (F&M) WBF Gavin Henry (DAV); 4:17 (14-18)
197: Finlay Holston (DAV) dec. Michael Waszen (F&M); 4-0 (17-18)
285: Mitchell Trigg (DAV) dec. Cenzo Pelusi (F&M); 5-2 (20-18)

The lack of mat time seemed to show here for F&M. A bunch of close matches went the other way, which, ultimately, decided the dual. This was their first time back after the new year, plus being on the road. I can make excuses for them all day, but I know the coaching staff is grinding away to help these guys get ready for March. I love this staff, and think they are doing everything the right way.

Harvard

The Crimson hosted back-to-back matches last weekend. They faced off against Bucknell on Friday and Sacred Heart on Saturday. We missed the match-up between #12 Conigliaro and #18 Hartman of Bucknell due to Conigliaro's injury.

Lukus Stricker (149) went 2-0 on the weekend, including a win over red-hot Kolby DePron of Bucknell.

At 157lb, Trevor Tarsi had a win over Delp of Bucknell, then had a one-point loss to returning NCAA Qualifier Nick Palumbo of Sacred Heart.

At 141lb, both Michael Jaffe and Kenny Herrman each won their match-ups.
Alex Whitworth (165) filled in nicely for the injured Conigliaro (#12) with a win over Sacred Heart.

Mike Doggett (174), Dom Mata (184), and Nick Marcenelle (197) all came away with one win as well.

Boxscore: Bucknell 20, Harvard 12

125: Brandon Seidman (B) def. Beau Bayless (H), Dec. 5-2 (Bucknell 3-0)
133: Kurt Phipps (B) def. Dillon Murphy (H), Dec. 6-4 (Bucknell 6-0)
141: Michael Jaffe (H) def. Noah Levett (B), Dec. 6-1 (Bucknell 6-3)
149: Lukus Stricker (H) def. Kolby DePron (B), Dec. 8-5 (Tied 6-6)
157: Trevor Tarsi (H) def. Nick Delp (B), Dec. 5-3 (Harvard 9-6)
165: No. 18 Zach Hartman (B) def. Alex Whitworth (H), MD 10-2 (Bucknell 10-9)
174: Sam Barnes (B) def. Mike Doggett (H), Dec. 5-0 (Bucknell 13-9)
184: Logan Deacetis (B) def. Luke Rada (H), MD 10-2 (Bucknell 17-9)
197: Mason McCready (B) def. Nick Marcenelle (H), Dec. 6-3 (Bucknell 20-9)
285: Jeffrey Crooks (H) def. Luke Niemeyer (B), Dec. 3-2 (Bucknell 20-12)

Boxscore: Harvard 39, Sacred Heart 6

157: Nick Palumbo (S) def. Trevor Tarsi (H), Dec. 3-2 (Sacred Heart 3-0)
165: Alex Whitworth (H) def. Scotty Jarosz (S), Dec. 3-2 (Tied 3-3)
174: Mike Doggett (H) def. Ryan Bolletino (S), Dec. 4-2 (Harvard 6-3)
184: Dom Mata (H) def. Sebastian Ford (S), Fall 0:29 (Harvard 12-3)
197: Nick Marcenelle (H) def. Logan Michael (S), Fall 4:04 (Harvard 18-3)
285: Nick Copley (S) def. Jeffrey Crooks (H), Dec. 7-2 (Harvard 18-6)
125: Beau Bayless (H) def. Jacob Venezia (S), MD 10-1 (Harvard 22-6)
133: Dillon Murphy (H) def. John Lafferty (S), Fall 6:46 (Harvard 28-6)
141: Kenny Herrmann (H) def. Jordan Carlucci (S), TF 16-0 4:22 (Harvard 33-6)
149: Lukus Stricker (H) def. Cole McGill (S), Fall 1:21 (Harvard 39-6)

The Crimson had a strong showing without their highly talented heavyweight, who is out for the season. Former high school teammates Murphy and Dillon each had back-to-back wins against Sacred Heart. The Crimson have some young wrestlers in the lineup making strides, making them competitive at this level. Eventually, they will be more than just "competitive" and start winning more often at this level. It's great to see Harvard climbing the ranks, along with the remainder of the Ivy League.

Hofstra

The Pride were at home on Saturday and Sunday, wrestling against Buffalo and Navy.

Zachary Knighton-Ward (#19 - 285) was the lone wrestler to win both matches over the weekend.

Ricky Stamm (165), Charles Small (184), and Trey Rogers (197) each were victorious in one bout.

Boxscore: Buffalo 27, Hofstra 13

125: Tristan Daugherty (Buffalo) maj. Dec. Jacob Moon (Hofstra), 17-6
133: Derek Spann (Buffalo) tech fall Ty Cymmerman (Hofstra), 15-0 (7:00)
141: Ben Freeman (Buffalo) dec. Justin Hoyle (Hofstra), 3-1 (SV-1)
149: John Arceri (Buffalo) tech fall Michael Leandrou (Hofstra), 24-7 (6:00)
157: Hunter Shaut (Buffalo) dec. Joe McGinty (Hofstra), 5-4
165: Noah Grover (Buffalo) dec. Ricky Stamm (Hofstra), 3-1 (SV-1)
174: Jay Nivison (Buffalo) maj. Dec. Ericson Velasquez (Hofstra), 14-5
184: #27 Charles Small (Hofstra) dec. Pete Acciardi (Buffalo), 3-2 (TB-2)*
197: Trey Rogers (Hofstra) WBF Sam Mitchell (Buffalo), 6:08
285: #19 Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra) maj. Dec. Toby Cahill (Buffalo), 16-2

Boxscore: Navy 35, Hofstra 6

125: Dayton DelViscio (Navy) inj. Def. Jacob Moon (Hofstra), 1:21
133: #23 Josh Koderhandt (Navy) WBF Matthew Templeton (Hofstra), 2:42
141: Tyler Hunt (Navy) dec. Justin Hoyle (Hofstra), 6-4 (SV-1)
149: Jonathan Miranda (Navy) dec. Michael Leandrou (Hofstra), 3-1
157: #20 Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) tech fall Joe McGinty (Hofstra), 17-0 (4:24)
165: Ricky Stamm (Hofstra) dec. Val Park (Navy), 8-4
174: Cael Crebs (Navy) WBF Ericson Velasquez (Hofstra), 5:59
184: David Key (Navy) dec. #27 Charles Small (Hofstra), 3-2
197: #26 Jacob Koser (Navy) dec. Trey Rogers (Hofstra), 8-2
285: #19 Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra) dec. Grady Griess (Navy), 4-2

Hofstra's match against Buffalo included two overtime losses, plus a one-point loss. It's safe to say, they were in the match, and the overall outcome could have gone the other way. Buffalo is a tough team that finds a way to win the close ones. Knighton-Ward is still winning matches, as are Small, Rogers, and Stamm. The upper half of this lineup is formidable. Hoyle and McGinty seem to only lose close matches when they lose. This team does have top 5 potential in the EIWA conference.

Lehigh (#21)

The Mountain Hawks hosted Columbia on Friday, then Navy on Saturday. They walked away victorious in both matches, bringing their EIWA record to 4-0.

At 133lb, Malyke Hines (#18) had a win over Angelo Rini of Columbia and Josh Koderhandt (#21) of Navy.

Josh Humphreys (#8 - 157) looked impressive with 2 wins, including a major over Andrew Cerniglia (#20) of Navy.

Jordan Wood (#7 - 285) barely broke a sweat and had two falls over the weekend.

Boxscore: No. 17 Lehigh 20, Columbia 16

125: Joe Manchio (Columbia) dec. Jaret Lane (Lehigh) 4-3
133: Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. Angelo Rini (Columbia) 12-9
141: Matt Kazimir (Columbia) major dec. Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 11-1
149: Danny Fongaro (Columbia) dec. Paul Watkins (Lehigh) 9-3
157: Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) tech fall Andrew Garr (Columbia) 17-2, 7:00
165: Josh Ogunsanya (Columbia) dec. Brian Meyer (Lehigh) 7-2
174: Nick Fine (Columbia) dec. Jake Logan (Lehigh) 4-3
184: AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) dec. Brian Bonino (Columbia) 4-2
197: JT Davis (Lehigh) dec Sam Wustefeld (Columbia) 2-0
285: Jordan Wood (Lehigh) Fall Jalen Stephens (Columbia) 2:50

Boxscore: No. 17 Lehigh 24, Navy 9

125: Jaret Lane (Lehigh) dec. Jacob Allen (Navy) 10-6
133: Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. Josh Koderhandt (Navy) 13-7
141: Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) dec. Tyler Hunt (Navy) 1-0
149: Jonathan Miranda (Navy) dec. Paul Watkins (Lehigh) 4-3
157: Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) major dec. Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) 9-1
165: Brian Meyer (Lehigh) dec. Val Park (Navy) 5-4*
174: Jake Logan (Lehigh) dec. Shane Finney (Navy) 7-2
184: Hunter Johns (Navy) dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 14-8
197: Jacob Koser (Navy) dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 1-0
285: Jordan Wood (Lehigh) Fall Ryan Catka (Navy) 3:31

The Mountain Hawks had to battle from behind to take the dual over Columbia. Down 8 points with three matches left, Burkhart, Davis, and Wood all came thru in the clutch to help secure the victory for the squad. There were even a few matches in the Navy dual where it looked like Navy was going to get the win, but Lehigh kept fighting and came out on top in most of them. This team will fight until the end. Logan and Burkhart have come on strong since their upset wins over Cornell last weekend. Up-and-down the lineup, they have guys who can find a way to qualify for NCAAs. It is not rare to have upwards of 7 or 8 Lehigh wrestlers at the national tournament. I expect nothing less this season.

Long Island

The Sharks hosted Buffalo on Friday night.

At 174lb, Ryan Ferro won via an 8-1 decision over Lanning.

Nunzio Crowley was the Shark's other victor. He had a decision at 197lb.

In an extra match, Kaelen Francois won by major decision at 125lb.

Boxscore: Buffalo - 27, LIU - 6

125: Tristan Daugherty (UB) def. Robbie Sagaris (LIU), dec. 7-3
133: Derek Spann (UB) def. Bryce Cockrell (LIU), tech. fall, 16-0 (3:00)
141: Ben Freeman (UB) def. Devin Matthews (LIU), dec. 6-1
149: Johnny Arceri (UB) def. Drew Witham (LIU), dec. 5-0
157: Hunter Shaut (UB) def. James Johnston (LIU), dec. 8-2
165: Noah Grover (UB) def. Blake Bahna (LIU), major dec. 10-1
174: Ryan Ferro (LIU) def. Jake Lanning (UB), dec. 8-1
184: Pete Acciardi (UB) def. James Langan (LIU), dec. 3-2
197: Nunzio Crowley (LIU) def. Sam Mitchell (UB), dec. 3-2
285: Toby Cahill (UB) def. Tim Nagosky (LIU), dec. 5-2

The Sharks of LIU seem to have a bright spot in both Ferro and Crowley. They seem to be winning more than losing this season. Sagaris is a talented freshman who can keep it close with many opponents. I've said it a few times, but LIU has some ways to go. Being the new kid on the block in this conference is no easy feat. They will take their lumps. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this team becoming more competitive is a positive factor for the conference. Their location makes it easy to recruit. They just need to find some of these missing pieces and it will slowly come to fruition.

Navy

The Midshipmen competed at Lehigh on Saturday. Then, again on the road Sunday at Hofstra. They went 1-1 on the weekend.

Against Lehigh, Jonathan Miranda (149) got Navy on the board with a 4-3 win due to a last-second takedown.

Hunter Johns (184) looked great with a big win over Burkhart of Lehigh.

At 197, Jacob Koser returned from injury to gut out a 1-0 victory.

Josh Koderhandt (#23 - 133) won by fall over Hofstra.

At 174lb, Cael Crebs made his dual meet debut and came away with a fall over Hofstra.

David Key (184) also got the nod Sunday, knocking off Small (#27) of Hofstra.

Boxscore: No. 17 Lehigh 24, Navy 9

125: Jaret Lane (Lehigh) dec. Jacob Allen (Navy) 10-6
133: Malyke Hines (Lehigh) dec. Josh Koderhandt (Navy) 13-7
141: Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) dec. Tyler Hunt (Navy) 1-0
149: Jonathan Miranda (Navy) dec. Paul Watkins (Lehigh) 4-3
157: Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) major dec. Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) 9-1
165: Brian Meyer (Lehigh) dec. Val Park (Navy) 5-4*
174: Jake Logan (Lehigh) dec. Shane Finney (Navy) 7-2
184: Hunter Johns (Navy) dec. AJ Burkhart (Lehigh) 14-8
197: Jacob Koser (Navy) dec. JT Davis (Lehigh) 1-0
285: Jordan Wood (Lehigh) Fall Ryan Catka (Navy) 3:31

Boxscore: Navy 35, Hofstra 6

125: Dayton DelViscio (Navy) inj. Def. Jacob Moon (Hofstra), 1:21
133: #23 Josh Koderhandt (Navy) WBF Matthew Templeton (Hofstra), 2:42
141: Tyler Hunt (Navy) dec. Justin Hoyle (Hofstra), 6-4 (SV-1)
149: Jonathan Miranda (Navy) dec. Michael Leandrou (Hofstra), 3-1
157: #20 Andrew Cerniglia (Navy) tech fall Joe McGinty (Hofstra), 17-0 (4:24)
165: Ricky Stamm (Hofstra) dec. Val Park (Navy), 8-4
174: Cael Crebs (Navy) WBF Ericson Velasquez (Hofstra), 5:59
184: David Key (Navy) dec. #27 Charles Small (Hofstra), 3-2
197: #26 Jacob Koser (Navy) dec. Trey Rogers (Hofstra), 8-2
285: #19 Zachary Knighton-Ward (Hofstra) dec. Grady Griess (Navy), 4-2

It looks like Navy still has some guys battling it out to earn the starting spot in the lineup. Depth is never a bad thing, especially the way COVID has been unpredictable, as of late. Navy was ahead in many matches against Lehigh, but failed to finish victorious. There is a handful of inexperience in that lineup, which may be a factor. Luckily, Coach Kolat is one of the best in the business. The Midshipmen will turn these mistakes around in no time. The way it stands, they only have three wrestlers ranked now. I would bet this number increases by the time the season ends.

Penn

The Quakers have been laid up for the past two weekends due to COVID-protocols. They hosted neighboring school, Drexel, to some extra countable matches on Tuesday of this week.

Extra Countable Matches

125: Ryan Miller (Penn) def. Antonio Mininno, 10-3 Dec
149: Kay Sement (Penn) def. Tyler Williams, 4-1 Dec
165: Evan Barczak (DU) def. Cam Connor, 4-0 Dec
174: Nick Incontrera (Penn) def. Riley Onorato, TF 23-5
133: Kelly Dunnigan (Penn) def. Deon Pleasant, Fall 0:48
165: Lucas Revano (Penn) def. Michael Martinak, 9-4 Dec
285: Nate Hoaglund (Penn) def. Liam Dietrich, 4-3 Dec

Only a few starters got to see mat time on Tuesday. All of them won handily. We all know this team is talented. But they've only had one dual meet up to this point in the season, which was wrestled against #1 Penn State at the beginning of December. Since then, they've had six dual meets canceled. A large portion were expected to be wrestled at Virginia Duals a week ago. With only nine matches remaining, many of these guys will have limited records heading into conferences. As a former wrestler, I know this can either be good, or bad - depending on the athlete. I'm excited to see them compete this weekend. I imagine they are itching to compete at a high level, and the long layoff will not hinder their performance.

Princeton

The Tigers hosted #6 Arizona State on Sunday. They came away with the win after splitting matches but had the bonus points when it mattered.

The match-up everyone wanted to see started the bout. Patrick Glory (#2 - 125) took out defending NCAA runner-up Courtney (#4),

Danny Coles won the swing match at 141lb over Belton, which was the deciding match in the end.

At 174lb, Nate Dugan won by decision over Coleman.

Luke Stout (#16 - 197) returned from injury to win by technical fall.

Boxscore: Princeton - 20, Arizona State - 18

125: #2 Patrick Glory (P) won by decision over #4 Brandon Courtney (AS), 12-6 (P 3, ASU 0)
133: #4 Michael McGee (AS) won by technical fall over Nick Masters (P), 18-2/3:53 (ASU 5, P 3)
141: Danny Coles (P) won by decision over Cleveland Belton (AS), 8-7 (P 6, ASU 5)
149: #11 Kyle Parco (AS) won by decision over Marshall Keller (P), 5-1 (ASU 8, P 6)
157: #3 Jacori Teemer (AS) won by decision over #11 Quincy Monday (P), 4-3 (ASU 11, P 6)
165: #6 Anthony Valencia (AS) won by decision over Jake Marsh (P), 6-3 (ASU 14, P 6)
174: Nate Dugan (P) won by decision over Zane Coleman (AS), 8-4 (ASU 14, P 9)
184: #22 Travis Stefanik (P) won by forfeit (P 15, ASU 14)
197: #16 Luke Stout (P) win by technical fall over Jacob Ortiz (AS), 19-3/4:56 (P 20, ASU 14)
HWT: #3 Cohlton Schultz (AS) won by major decision over Matt Cover (P), 13-5 (P 20, ASU 18)

The Tigers battled some adversity with injuries and COVID shortly after the new year. Most of those issues seem to be behind them, as they were at full strength this weekend. Glory showed why he is in the conversation to be an NCAA Champion. Monday is now, surprisingly, on a two-match losing streak. Expect him to turn things around quickly. He is still in the hunt to be on the podium at NCAAs. Even when the Tigers were outmanned, they kept matches close to minimize bonus points for Arizona State. This was a complete team effort win. Coach Ayres and company must be ecstatic about where the program is now and the direction they are heading.

Sacred Heart

The Pioneers traveled to Cambridge to take on Harvard in an EIWA bout.

At 157lb, Nick Palumbo gave the team the first win of the night with a close 3-2 win over Trevor Tarsi.

Nick Copley (285) was the other victorious wrestler for the Pioneers, winning by decision.

Ryan Bolletino (174) and Sebastian Ford (184) each lost a tight match.

Boxscore: Harvard 39, Sacred Heart 6

157: Nick Palumbo (S) def. Trevor Tarsi (H), Dec. 3-2 (Sacred Heart 3-0)
165: Alex Whitworth (H) def. Scotty Jarosz (S), Dec. 3-2 (Tied 3-3)
174: Mike Doggett (H) def. Ryan Bolletino (S), Dec. 4-2 (Harvard 6-3)
184: Dom Mata (H) def. Sebastian Ford (S), Fall 0:29 (Harvard 12-3)
197: Nick Marcenelle (H) def. Logan Michael (S), Fall 4:04 (Harvard 18-3)
285: Nick Copley (S) def. Jeffrey Crooks (H), Dec. 7-2 (Harvard 18-6)
125: Beau Bayless (H) def. Jacob Venezia (S), MD 10-1 (Harvard 22-6)
133: Dillon Murphy (H) def. John Lafferty (S), Fall 6:46 (Harvard 28-6)
141: Kenny Herrmann (H) def. Jordan Carlucci (S), TF 16-0 4:22 (Harvard 33-6)
149: Lukus Stricker (H) def. Cole McGill (S), Fall 1:21 (Harvard 39-6)

I do not believe this was Sacred Heart's best showing, personally. We have seen them wrestle at a more competitive level this season. The first dual meet back after the new year can be tough on many teams. They will look to bounce back in the next few weeks as they get a bunch of EIWA matches in. Coach Clark has been around the block a few times. I know he will have them ready to compete when it counts.

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yugparason1 (1) about 5 months ago
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