Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wilkes Wrestling Match Notes vs. Elizabethtown/Grapple at the Garden

Colonels Notebook
• Wilkes continues its dual match stretch at home Friday hosting Elizabethtown College at 7:00 p.m. before traveling to New York City Sunday for the Grapple at the Garden where the Colonels will face No. 3 Stevens and LIU Post.

• Wilkes swept two matches at the McDaniel Duals posting a 35-9 victory over Southern Virginia before beating host McDaniel 25-12.


• The Colonels went 2-3 at the Mount Union Duals with wins over Alma 34-8 and Greensboro 31-13.

• Wilkes finished 1-2 at the NY/PA Duals with a 38-6 win against Hunter College after falling to No. 11 Cortland 23-20 and NYU 34-6.

• Wilkes finished in tenth place at the Ned McGinley Invitational to open the season two weeks ago as one Colonel earned a top-six finish. Freshman Kyle Trout took home fifth place at 125-pounds in the tournament.

• Wilkes features two ranked wrestlers in the latest NWCA individual rankings. Nicholas Racanelli is ranked fourth at 165-pounds and Matthew Grossmann is ranked sixth at 141-pounds.

• The Colonels 2017-18 roster goes 37 deep with a class breakdown of: 4 seniors; 3 juniors; 14 sophomores; and 16 freshmen.

• The roster features athletes from nine states: Pennsylvania - 19; New Jersey - 7; New York - 3; Virginia - 2; California - 1; Connecticut - 2; Delaware - 1; Maryland - 1; Vermont – 1

Wilkes (5-6) vs. Elizabethtown (1-1)
Friday, December 8
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. • Marts Center

Wilkes at Grapple at the Garden
Sunday, December 10
Start Time: 12:00 p.m.
New York, NY • Madison Square Garden

Weighing In
125 – K. Trout (10-4)
125 – S. Reed (1-6)
133 – D. O’Connor (3-7)
141 – #6 M. Grossmann (7-2)
149 – K. Medrow (6-3)
157 – M. Brown (6-3)
157 – A. Gyenizs (4-6)
165 – B. McGill (4-5)
174 – J. Ritter (5-4)
184 – M. Judge (4-4)
197 – M. Almeky (1-7)
197 – N. McCummings (2-6)
197 – J. Huling (4-6)
285 – R. Thompson III (2-7)