Toppers Third at Waynesburg

January 4, 2014

WAYNESBURG, Pa. The West Liberty University wrestling team made its second semester debut on Saturday with a third-place finish in the Waynesburg Invitational.

Eight Hilltoppers placed in the 12-team event with Bryce Gainer winning the 133-pound division and four other West Liberty grapplers advancing to the championship final in their respective weight class.

Bryan Skoff was runner-up at 157 with Mike Emery finishing second at 165. Danny Doyle was the 197-pound runner-up and Aaron Silverio made it all the way to the 285-pound final before taking his only loss of the day.

Also placing for West Liberty were Zach Brown, third at 125; Joe Congie, fifth at 197; and David Schlieper, sixth at 157.

Host Waynesburg won the team championship with 175 points. Washington & Jefferson finished with 134.5 points to edge the Hilltoppers (133) for runner-up laurels. Baldwin-Wallace (117.5) and Johns Hopkins (86.5) rounded out the top five.

West Liberty returns to dual meet action on Jan. 14 when the Hilltoppers host Alderson-Broaddus in a 7 p.m. match at the ASRC.

Waynesburg Invitational Team Scoring
1. Waynesburg 175
2. Washington & Jefferson 134.5
3. WEST LIBERTY 133
4. Baldwin-Wallace 117.5
5. Johns Hopkins 86.5
6. Mount St. Joseph 69.5
7. Apprentice 59
8. Alderson-Broaddus 57
9. Elizabethtown 42
10. Maryland-Baltimore County 41.5
11. Muskingum 23
12. PSU-New Kensington 18

West Liberty Results
125 - Zach Brown finished in 3rd place and scored 18 team points
Champ. Round 1 - Zach Brown (WLU) won by fall over Andrew Dizenzo (JH) (Fall 0:21)
Quarterfinal - Zach Brown (WLU) won by fall over Aston White (Eliz) (Fall 4:05)
Semifinal - Jesse Gunter (B-W) won by fall over Zach Brown (WLU) (Fall 2:23)
Cons. Semi - Zach Brown (WLU) won by decision over Timothy Miranda (Eliz) (Dec 1-0)
3rd Place Match - Zach Brown (WLU) won by decision over Jacob Michael (App) (Dec 9-4)

133 - Bryce Gainer was the 133-pound champion and scored 28 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Gainer (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Bryce Gainer (WLU) won by decision over Ben Barnhart-Sullivan (Musk) (Dec 6-0)
Quarterfinal - Bryce Gainer (WLU) won by decision over Shane Smith (App) (Dec 3-0)
Semifinal - Bryce Gainer (WLU) won by fall over Victor Mowen (W&J) (Fall 5:42)
1st Place Match - Bryce Gainer (WLU) won by fall over Chad Lammer (Eliz) (Fall 2:12)

133 - Joe Wagstaff scored 6 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Wagstaff (WLU) won by fall over Stephanie Choh (UMBC) (Fall 0:36)
Champ. Round 2 - Joe Wagstaff (WLU) won by decision over Micah Powell (A-B) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - Chad Lammer (Eliz) won by decision over Joe Wagstaff (WLU) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Zach Taylor (B-W) won by decision over Joe Wagstaff (WLU) (Dec 3-2)

133 - Dillon Nolte scored 2 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dillon Nolte (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Todd Dumas (Eliz) won by fall over Dillon Nolte (WLU) (Fall 3:23)
Cons. Round 2 - Pat McGinnis (B-W) won by decision over Dillon Nolte (WLU) (Dec 7-4)

157 - Bryan Skoff was the 157-pound runner-up and scored 25 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Bryan Skoff (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Bryan Skoff (WLU) won by fall over Blake Perry (B-W) (Fall 1:23)
Quarterfinal - Bryan Skoff (WLU) won by fall over Jordan Moser (Eliz) (Fall 4:47)
Semifinal - Bryan Skoff (WLU) won by decision over Sam Lombardo (Way) (Dec 9-5)
1st Place Match - Josh Etzel (W&J) won by decision over Bryan Skoff (WLU) (Dec 7-4)

157 - David Schlieper finished in 6th place and scored 9 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - David Schlieper (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - David Schlieper (WLU) won by decision over Alex McLaughlin (JH) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - Sam Lombardo (Way) won by decision over David Schlieper (WLU) (Dec 10-7)
Cons. Round 4 - David Schlieper (WLU) won by fall over Colin Austin (PSU-NK) (Fall 4:02)
Cons. Round 5 - David Schlieper (WLU) won by decision over Azamat Akhmedov (UMBC) (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Semi - Shane Foster (Way) won by decision over David Schlieper (WLU) (Dec 8-2)
5th Place Match - Cody Spinks (A-B) won by decision over David Schlieper (WLU) (Dec 7-5)

157 - DeMadre Turner scored 5.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - DeMadre Turner (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - DeMadre Turner (WLU) won by tech fall over Hugh Bahe (JH) (TF 18-2)
Quarterfinal - Josh Etzel (W&J) won by decision over DeMadre Turner (WLU) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Chris Kennedy (App) won in overtime over DeMadre Turner (WLU) (OT 3-1)

165 - Mike Emery was the 165-pound runner-up and scored 19 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mike Emery (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Mike Emery (WLU) won by major decision over Welles Sakmar (JH) (Maj 9-1)
Semifinal - Mike Emery (WLU) won by decision over David Shapiro (B-W) (Dec 3-1)
1st Place Match - Sam Guidi (Way) won by decision over Mike Emery (WLU) (Dec 8-2)

184 - Doug Sizemore scored 3 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Doug Sizemore (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Cameron Fine (Way) won by fall over Doug Sizemore (WLU) (Fall 2:43)
Cons. Round 2 - Doug Sizemore (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Ezekiel Stroupe (W&J) won by fall over Doug Sizemore (WLU) (Fall 6:24)

197 - Danny Doyle was the 197-pound runner-up and scored 20 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Danny Doyle (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Danny Doyle (WLU) won by decision over Josh Rodriguez (App) (Dec 5-3)
Semifinal - Danny Doyle (WLU) won by fall over Patrick Jennings (Way) (Fall 2:15)
1st Place Match - Alec Pence (UMBC) won by decision over Danny Doyle (WLU) (Dec 5-3)

197 - Joe Congie finished in 5th place and scored 7 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Congie (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Nicholas Kumburis (W&J) won by decision over Joe Congie (WLU) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Joe Congie (WLU) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Joe Congie (WLU) won by decision over Genarro Bonaventura (Way) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Semi - Patrick Jennings (Way) won by decision over Joe Congie (WLU) (Dec 3-2)
5th Place Match - Joe Congie (WLU) won by decision over Nicholas Kumburis (W&J) (Dec 2-1)

285 - Aaron Silverio was the 285-pound runner-up and scored 20 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Aaron Silverio (WLU) won by fall over Brian Brust (W&J) (Fall 2:28)
Quarterfinal - Aaron Silverio (WLU) won by decision over Kyle Cox (App) (Dec 2-0)
Semifinal - Aaron Silverio (WLU) won by decision over Dean Lusk (PSU-NK) (Dec 5-1)
1st Place Match - Sean Brooks (MSJ) won by decision over Aaron Silverio (WLU) (Dec 3-2)


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