Tech Competes at John Crytzer Invitational

January 9, 2016

LEXINGTON, Virginia Junior Denis Robles-Gomez finished fourth at 125 to lead WVU Tech wrestling to an eighth place finish at the John Crytzer Invitational hosted by Washington and Lee University Saturday. The Golden Bears finished with 27.5 team points while John Carroll University won with 129.5 points followed by the host school, Washington and Lee, who scored 123.5 points.

Robles-Gomez opened the tournament with a bye before falling to Lenny Ogozalek of Gettysburg by technical fall. The junior went on to win his next two bouts by fall (6:03 and 0:53) prior to scoring a major decision (15-7) over Scranton's Brandon Davis. In the third place match, Robles-Gomez fell to Ogozalek again by fall (4:53). Junior Paul Gonzales produced 6.5 team points and a sixth place finish in the 133 weight class with three wins during the tournament one by technical fall over Washington and Lee's Michael Smith, one by decision (14-8) and a bye in the first round.

Sophomore Corey Palmer (165) won by decision (9-7) and fall (0:42) while junior Colton Rowe (174) and freshman Noah Julian (285) each won by decision in their respective weight classes. Sophomore Jephte Jeanpaul scored a win by major decision (13-3) at 149.

The Golden Bears return to action January 16 when they travel to Newport News, Virginia for the Builder Invitational.

Team Scores
1. John Carroll 129.5
2. Washington and Jefferson 123.5
3. Gettysburg 106.0
4. Scranton 77.5
5. Virginia Military Institute 65.5
6. Washington & Lee 52.0
7. Ferrum 44.0
8. West Virginia Tech 27.5
9. St. Andrews 24.5
10. Southern Virginia University 21.5
11. Liberty University 19.0
12. Bridgewater College 8.0

Washington and Lee Invitational Results for West Virginia Tech
125 - Denis Robles Gomez (6-10) placed 4th and scored 13.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) 6-10 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Lenny Ogozalek (Gettysburg) 10-10 won by tech fall over Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) 6-10 (TF-1.5 3:53 (19-4))
Cons. Round 2 - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) 6-10 won by fall over James Handy (Scranton) 0-6 (Fall 6:03)
Cons. Round 3 - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) 6-10 won by fall over John Atkinson (Bridgewater College) 0-2 (Fall 0:53)
Cons. Semi - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) 6-10 won by major decision over Brandon Davis (Scranton) 2-3 (MD 15-7)
3rd Place Match - Lenny Ogozalek (Gettysburg) 10-10 won by fall over Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) 6-10 (Fall 4:53)

133 - Paul Gonzales (7-7) placed 6th and scored 6.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) 7-7 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Nick DePierro (Scranton) 17-8 won in tie breaker - 1 over Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) 7-7 (TB-1 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) 7-7 won by tech fall over Michael Smith (washington and jefferson) 0-2 (TF-1.5 2:54 (17-2))
Cons. Round 3 - Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) 7-7 won by decision over Jayson Cody (Southern Virginia University) 1-9 (Dec 14-8)
Cons. Semi - Mitch Tikkanen (John Carroll ) 11-7 won by decision over Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) 7-7 (Dec 2-0)
5th Place Match - Jake Bracken (Gettysburg) 7-6 won by decision over Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) 7-7 (Dec 6-5)

141 - Robert Pritt (1-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alex Pollera (Washington & Lee) 12-8 won by major decision over Robert Pritt (West Virginia Tech) 1-2 (MD 11-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Robert Pritt (West Virginia Tech) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Liam Gallagher (Scranton) 9-13 won by decision over Robert Pritt (West Virginia Tech) 1-2 (Dec 13-7)

149 - Jephte Paul (3-4) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jephte Paul (West Virginia Tech) 3-4 won by major decision over Josh Armstrong (washington and jefferson) 0-2 (MD 13-3)
Quarterfinal - John Connick (John Carroll ) 15-9 won by fall over Jephte Paul (West Virginia Tech) 3-4 (Fall 5:38)
Cons. Round 2 - Zachary Papin (Washington & Lee) 2-2 won by tech fall over Jephte Paul (West Virginia Tech) 3-4 (TF-1.5 2:47 (20-2))

165 - Corey Palmer (2-2) place is unknown and scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) 2-2 won by decision over Declan Haggerty (washington and jefferson) 0-2 (Dec 9-7)
Quarterfinal - Tyler Cunningham (Gettysburg) 6-6 won by decision over Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) 2-2 (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) 2-2 won by fall over Avuntae Clemmons (Bridgewater College) 0-2 (Fall 0:42)
Cons. Round 3 - Zach D`Apolito (Scranton) 12-9 won by fall over Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) 2-2 (Fall 5:21)

165 - Bryan Overton (3-5) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Hardtke (John Carroll ) 20-2 won by decision over Bryan Overton (West Virginia Tech) 3-5 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Bryan Overton (West Virginia Tech) 3-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Sam Solomon (Ferrum) 3-2 won by fall over Bryan Overton (West Virginia Tech) 3-5 (Fall 4:28)

174 - Colton Rowe (6-6) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) 6-6 won by decision over Andrew Gombas (Scranton) 9-7 (Dec 8-1)
Quarterfinal - Dylan Dawson (Southern Virginia University) 9-7 won by decision over Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) 6-6 (Dec 10-8)
Cons. Round 2 - Will Scholl (Gettysburg) 1-2 won by medical forfeit over Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) 6-6 (M. For.)

285 - Jason Wainright (1-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jason Wainright (West Virginia Tech) 1-7 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Charlie Hancock (Liberty University) 6-8 won by fall over Jason Wainright (West Virginia Tech) 1-7 (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Nick Kumburis (washington and jefferson) 4-3 won by fall over Jason Wainright (West Virginia Tech) 1-7 (Fall 4:14)

285 - Noah Julian (2-6) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) 2-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Paul Triandafilou (Gettysburg) 10-0 won by decision over Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) 2-6 (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) 2-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) 2-6 won by decision over Thomas Bartholomew (Liberty University) 0-8 (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Devin Washington (St. Andrews) 2-5 won by fall over Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) 2-6 (Fall 1:20)


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