Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wilkes Wrestling Drops Pair of Matches at Grapple at the Garden

NEW YORK, NY – The Wilkes University wrestling team fell in both of its matches at the Grapple at the Garden Sunday afternoon at the Madison Square Garden Theater. The event, now in its sixth year, featured just one mat for competition.

The Colonels dropped a 29-16 decision to No. 3 Stevens before falling 38-3 to LIU Post in its final match of the day. Wilkes slipped to 6-8 overall in dual matches on the season following the two-match event.

Stevens, the third ranked team in the country in Division III, posted wins in six of the ten bouts including four extra-point victories. A technical fall and two straight falls in the first three bouts gave Stevens a 17-0 lead. Josh Evans put the Colonels on the board with a 13-3 major decision at 149-pounds. Ashton Gyenizs added a 9-3 decision at 165-pounds before a decision win from Matthew Judge at 184-pounds (7-1) and fall from Jacob Huling at heavyweight to round out the Wilkes scoring in the match.

Jake Dimarsico was the lone winner for Wilkes in the match against LIU Post earning a decision win at 133-pounds.

Wilkes remains idle until December 22 when the Colonels host the 85th annual Wilkes Open at the Marts Center starting at 9:00 a.m.

No. 3 Stevens 29, Wilkes 16
125: Joey Borai (Stevens) def. K. Trout (Wilkes) by technical fall 17-0 (Stevens up 5-0)
133: No. 1 Troy Stanich (Stevens) def. J. DiMarsico (Wilkes) by fall (Stevens up 11-0)
141: Brett Kaliner (Stevens) def. E. Neff (Wilkes) by fall (Stevens up 17-0)
149: J. Evans (Wilkes) def. Dylan Van Sickell (Stevens) by major decision 13-3 (Stevens up 17-4)
157: No. 4 Zach Wilhelm (Stevens) def. K. Medrow (Wilkes) by fall (Stevens up 23-4)
165: A. Gyenizs (Wilkes) def. Stephen Friedman (Stevens) by decision 9-3 (Stevens up 23-7)
174: No. 8 Phil Woods (Stevens) def. J. Ritter (Wilkes) by decision 5-3 (Stevens up 26-7)
184: M. Judge (Wilkes) def. Mark Kimbrell (Stevens) by decision 7-1 (Stevens up 26-10)
197: Bruce Parola (Stevens) def. N. McCummings (Wilkes) by decision 10-9 (Stevens up 29-10)
285: J. Huling (Wilkes) def. Colin Myles (Stevens) by fall (Stevens up 29-16)

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