Friday, January 12, 2018

Lycoming Senior Brandon Conrad reaches milestone on first day of Whitehill Duals

Senior Brandon Conrad reached 100 career wins against York on Friday morning.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Brandon Conrad (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area) became the seventh wrestler in Lycoming College’s history to reach 100 career wins with his first of three wins today at the Budd Whitehill National Duals to lead Lycoming on Friday, Jan. 12, who fell in bouts to York (Pa.), 30-12, Wis.-Eau Claire, 27-23, and Williams, 20-19, in Lamade Gym.

Conrad is now 102-41 in his career, as he improved to 22-2 on the season, marking the third straight year he reached 20 wins. The seventh-ranked 174-pounder was joined in the 3-0 club by junior heavyweight Garrett Wesneski (Canton, Pa./Canton Area), who improved to 25-2 overall, thanks to two pins and a decision.

The Warriors (7-5 overall) split five bouts with Williams (2-2 overall), but Williams used three bonus-point wins to earn the win.

Freshman Lucas Drick (Allenwood, Pa./Montgomery Area) (133), junior Andy Aguilar (Muncy, Pa./Muncy Area) (141) and Conrad (174) all posted wins by decision over the Ephs and ninth-ranked junior Trevor Corl (Howard, Pa./Bellefonte Area) (149) posted an 8-0 major decision over Jack Murphy, sending the match into the 184-bout tied at 13. The Ephs scored seven points in the next two bouts before Wesneski pinned Nicholas Beauchamp in 1:11 to close the final gap to a points.

Both teams split five bouts in the meet with Wis.-Eau Claire (9-3 overall), but an injury default at 197 pounds helped push Wis. Eau Claire to a narrow 27-23 win over Lycoming.

Freshman Shane Casey (Catawissa, Pa./Southern Columbia) notched a forfeit win at 125 before two Blugold pins gave UWEC a 12-6 lead. Corl followed with a 17-0 technical fall of Jaden Winchel at 149 and sophomoreHadyn Swartwood (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore) notched a 7-0 win over Carter Focht at 157 to give Lycoming a 14-12 lead. The Blugolds responded with a technical fall at 165 to take a 17-14 lead before Conrad tied the meet with a 4-2 win over Tyler Vogt at 174. UWEC scored nine points in the next two bouts, though, to clinch the meet before Wesneski notched a pin of Paul Carter in 28 seconds to close the final margin to three points.

The Warriors opened the tournament, falling 30-12, to York (Pa.) (5-1 overall), as York won seven bouts in the meet. Aguilar got the Warriors on the board with a pin of Jonathan Walker near the end of the first period of his 141-pound bout. Conrad added his historic win via a 5-2 decision over Joseph Sindoni and Wesneski added a 4-0 win over Stefanos Karpontis, ranked honorable mention by, at heavyweight.

The Warriors will compete in the 13th-place bracket on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Whitehill Duals, facing a junior varsity all-star squad at 9 a.m. before finishing the duals at 12 p.m. against either Waynesburg or Ohio Northern.

York (Pa.) 30, Lycoming 12
125 - Dylan Nuttall (York (PA)) over Cameron Terry (Lycoming) Maj 17-6
133 - Alex Hin (York (PA)) over Lucas Drick (Lycoming) Dec 8-7
141 - Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) over Jonathan Walker (York (PA)) Fall 2:45
149 - Gregory Warner (York (PA)) over Trevor Corl (Lycoming) Maj 13-4
157 - Eric Hutchinson (York (PA)) over Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) Dec 7-2
165 - Jackson Drum (York (PA)) over Kevin Keppler (Lycoming) Fall 1:36
174 - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) over Joseph Sindoni (York (PA)) Dec 5-2
184 - Francis Krauss (York (PA)) over Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) Maj 15-2
197 - Muhamed Alic (York (PA)) over Travis Ogden (Lycoming) Fall 0:36
285 - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) over Stefanos Karpontinis (York (PA)) Dec 4-0    

Wis.-Eau Claire 26, Lycoming 23
125 - Shane Casey (Lycoming) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
133 - Casey Hedrington (Wis.-Eau Claire) over Lucas Drick (Lycoming) Fall 4:38
141 - Jordan Meyer (Wis.-Eau Claire) over Ethan Landis (Lycoming) Fall 2:58
149 - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) over Jaden Winchel (Wis.-Eau Claire) TF 17-0
157 - Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) over Carter Focht (Wis.-Eau Claire) Dec 7-0
165 - Chase Schmidt (Wis.-Eau Claire) over Dallas Labar (Lycoming) TF 19-4, 6:58
174 - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) over Tyler Vogt (Wis.-Eau Claire) Dec 4-2
184 - Evan Lawrence (Wis.-Eau Claire) over Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) Dec 7-3
197 - Ramsey Bloy (Wis.-Eau Claire) over Travis Ogden (Lycoming) Inj 1:34
285 - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) over Paul Carter (Wis.-Eau Claire) Fall 0:28

Williams 20, Lycoming 19
125 - Matt Morris (Williams) over Shane Casey (Lycoming) Maj 12-4
133 - Lucas Drick (Lycoming) over Ben Morton (Williams) Dec 5-4
141 - Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) over Alex Pankhurst (Williams) SV-1 6-4
149 - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) over Jack Murphy (Williams) Maj 8-0
157 - Brendan Kiernan (Williams) over Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) Dec 6-3
165 - Yo Akiyama (Williams) over Kevin Keppler (Lycoming) Fall 1:14
174 - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) over Luke Anselmi (Williams) Dec 6-0
184 - Carl Sangree (Williams) over Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) SV-1 5-3
197 - Sebastian Dziadkiewicz (Williams) over Loc Long (Lycoming) Maj 14-4
285 - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) over Nicholas Beauchamp (Williams) Fall 1:11

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