February 8, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Wheeling Jesuit Wrestlers claimed two victories over Mount Saint Joseph (36-12) and Case Western Reserve (28-14) in Cleveland, the Ohio hotbed of rugby. Everyone on the WJU roster came away with at least one win on the day.
The Cardinals improve to 6-7 overall in duals in their inaugural season with a team comprised of mostly freshmen.
"We're in the home stretch of our season now, with not many more competition dates before regionals," said WJU head coach Sean Doyle. "I'm proud of the energy we still have this time of year. Wrestling is a long season, and I'm happy with the energy levels of the guys and desire to compete."
In the first dual of the day against MSJ, WJU picked up eight wins out of 11 matches, highlighted by an overtime 7-6 decision for Jon Barrett at 149lbs, and pins for Robert Rogerson and Ryan Winslow.
The Cardinals rode the momentum of that win into the match against Case Western with Scott Lopez picking up a 13-4 decision , Damon Outward won an overtime decision 9-7, and TJ Smith, Sawyer Leppla, and Nate Hupp picked up decision wins as well.
The Cardinals will face Penn-State New-Kensington February 22 in their last warm up before regionals on March 1st.
WJU 36 - 12 Mt. St. Joseph
125: Brad Kakos (W) win by forfeit
133: Scott Lopez (W) win by forfeit
141:Wayne Black (M) dec. Damon Outward (W), 10-5
149: Jonathan Barrett (W) dec. Luis Godines (M), 7-6 (OT)
157: Robert Rogerson (W) pinned Joe Kammerer (M), 00:19
165: Anthony Smith (W) win by forfeit
174: Sawyer Leppla (W) dec. Nicholas Manning (M), 7-2
184: Ryan Winslow (W) pinned Tyler Ray (M), 06:36
197: Nathan Islamovsky (M) pinned Maxwell Lacey (W), 2:59
285: Sean Brooks (M) dec. Logan Bowman (W), 3-1
Exb. 197: Jacob Haynes (W) dec. Gabe Stiver (M), 5-3.
WJU 28 – 14 Case Western Reserve
125: Josh Hall (C) dec. Brad Kakos (W), 8-4
133: Scott Lopez (W) maj. dec. Jeff Gould (C), 13-4
141: David Outward (W) dec. Connor Medlang (C), 9-7 (OT SV)
149: Luke Marcelli (C) tech. fall Jonathan Barrett (W); 4:46, 16-0.
157: Brian Snyder (C) pinned Robert Rogerson (W), 06:07
165: Anthony Smith (W) dec.Nick Lees (C), 5-2
174: Sawyer Leppla (W) dec. David Brunk (C), 14-7
184: Nate Hupp (W) dec. Conor Driscoll, 6-1;
197: Maxwell Lacey (W) win by forfeit
285: Logan Bowman (W) win by forfeit.
Exb. 165: Noah Feldstein (C) pinned Cody Eggers (W),3:31.
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