Scots Crown Three Champions, George MOW, Scots Finish Third

January 27, 2018

Complete Tournament Results

Ohio Valley wrestlers took three titles on the day here at the WV Intercollegiate Invitational on Saturday. The team would get championships from two time winners Anthony Tripke (North Port, Florida) and Dalton George (Williamstown, West Virginia). Meanwhile freshman T.J. Labiotte (Mineral Wells) won his first college title.

George would also be awarded the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. The consensus was that with his two quality wins were enough to merit the award.

Anthony Tripke was the first Scot to win a title 125 in final. After a cautious start to the first period Tripke was able to score the first points on a single leg take down to lead 2-0 over his opponent Brendan Coughlan of Alderson Broaddus. The only point scored in the second period was an escape by Coughlan. Coughlan was able to tie the match in the third period with a take down to make the score 3-3. However, on the next move Tripke was able to reverse the position and take 5-3 lead and with riding time would end up with the 6-4 final score.

In the earlier rounds Tripke was able to pin both of his opponents the first against Colton Bethel of Alderson Broaddus at 5:34. Then was he was able to take Josh Talbott from West Libertuy at 3:26 into the match.

George 174 lb.matched Tripke with his second straight win at the WV Intercollegiate with a pin of Gino Sita with pin at 4:49 of the match. George took down Sita with a single leg and took the shoulders of his AB opponent to the mat. It was George's eighth win of the season against one defeat.

George won his first match with a 4-1 score over Payton Geary from Wheeling Jesuit. He was able to score first points in the match with a single leg take down and then Geary escaped to end the first period at 2-1. George was able to take Geary down in the second with 0:56 seconds remaining and at the end of the stanza, George would have a 2:38 advantage in riding time. Geary was able to turn the tide in riding time in the third and wiped out the riding time advantage to under a minute where the score finished 4-1.

Freshman T.J. Lambiotte 165 lb.(Mineral Wells, West Virginia) took care of his two opponents on the day in less than three minutes. He would pin Logan Shuria of AB with 1:31 gone in the match and then take care of Tyler Jenkins just 1:09 minutes left into the final. Lambiotte moved to 18-6 overall with nine pins on the season.

Tyler Koreski (Parkersburg, West Virginia) won his first match over Alex Eaton over AB with a 16-5 score. However in the final he would lose to Logan Kemp from West Liberty 9-2. Ben Willard (Fort Myers, Florida) would also finish on the podium with a third place showing and a 1-2 record on the day.

Graduate Student Ali Copabianco Jr. (Albrightsville, Pennsylvania) would finish with 1-2 record on the day. Maverick Meeks (New Philadelphia, Ohio) finished 0-2 with two decisions on the day. Zach Willard would also compete for the Scots and finish at 0-2.

Wheeling Jesuit would win the day in the team total with 80.5 points just three points ahead of West Liberty at 77.5. The Scots with just eight wrestlers would end with 67.5 and a third place finish.

The Scots will return home dual against Southern Virginia University February 3. The wrestling begins at 1 PM in the Snyder Activity Center.

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