West Liberty Sinks No. 20 Shippensburg

February 7, 2009

The West Liberty wrestling team posted a pair of impressive victories in a triangular meet Saturday afternoon at the Hilltoppers' ASRC.

Coach Brian Davis' hosts opened with a 37-9 romp against Carson Newman and capped the day by handing No. 20-ranked Shippensburg a 26-13 setback.

West Liberty improved its dual meet record to 7-4 on the season and has now won five of its last six.

Nick Wykoff (133 pounds), Doug Surra (141), Jarrod Shaw (165) and Mitch Knapp (184) each picked up a pair of wins to key the Hilltopper sweep.

Wykoff beat Carson-Newman's Leonard Drummond, 4-2, and hung a 10-2 major decision on Shippensburg's Justin Morris.

Surra scored a 13-4 major decision against Carson-Newman's Zane Sary and downed Tom Wiechelt of Shippensburg by a 3-1 count.

Shaw decisioned Brett Shields of Carson-Newman, 7-3, and held off Shippensburg's Jake Wilson, 6-4.

Knapp had the only fall of the day when he stopped Carson-Newman's Marcus Lopez just 48 seconds into their 184-pound match. Knapp's second win came by injury default when Shippensburg's Jon Hade could not finish his match.

West Liberty closes out its home schedule with a dual meet against No. 14 Ashland on Saturday. The first match is set for a 7 p.m. start.

West Liberty 37 Carson Newman 9
125-Riner (WL) won by forfeit
133-Wykoff (WL) dec. Drummond (CN) 4-2
141-Surra (WL) maj. dec. Sary (CN) 13-4
149-Melko (WL) won by forfeit
157-Smith (WL) won by forfeit
165-Shaw (WL) dec. Shields (CN) 7-3
174-Neifeld (WL) dec. Campbell 6-2
184-Knapp (WL) pinned Lopez (CN) :48
197-Sprewell (CN) won by forfeit
285-Robinson (CN) dec. Tominack (WL) 2-1.

West Liberty 26 Shippensburg 13
125-Riner (WL) dec. Calambas (S) 7-5
133-Wykoff (WL) maj. dec. Morris (S) 10-2
141-Surra (WL) dec. Wiechelt (S) 3-1
149-Nauroth (S) dec. Melko (WL) 2-0
157-Smith (WL) maj. dec. Sunderland (S) 14-4
165-Shaw (WL) dec. Wilson (S) 6-4
174-Barrick (S) dec. Neifeld (WL) 10-1
184-Knapp (WL) won by inj. def. over Hade (S)
197-Hogentogler (S) won by forfeit
285-Tominack (WL) dec. Knight (S) 6-5.

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