Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wilkes Wrestling Drops Pair of Matches on Opening Day of NWCA National Duals


FORT WAYNE, IN – The Wilkes University wrestling team fell 32-6 to No. 16 North Central in the opening round before falling 24-17 to University of Chicago in the consolation round Thursday afternoon at the NWCA National Duals.

Wilkes stands 6-10 overall following the pair of defeats at the national event.

Wilkes scored a win in one bout against North Central as Brett McGill pinned his opponent at 165-pounds in 3:41.

The Colonels recorded four wins in the match against Chicago with three coming for extra points. Kyle Trout opened with a 17-4 dominating performance at 125-pounds earning the major decision before a fall from Josh Evans at 149-pounds in 6:02. John Ritter added Wilkes’ second major decision win at 174-pounds winning 12-4. Matthew Grossmann was the final Colonel winner scoring a 7-0 decision win at 141-pounds.

Wilkes is guaranteed one more match tomorrow (Friday) at the event at a time to be determined.

North Central 32, Wilkes 6
125 – M. Mitchell (N) major dec. K. Trout (W) 16-8
133 – M. Bikulcius (N) dec. D. O’Connor (W) 7-4
141 – A. Rink (N) dec. M. Grossmann (W) 7-5
149 – B. Williamson (N) dec. J. Evans (W) 3-0
157 – E. Berta (N) major dec. A. Gyenizs (W) 12-2
165 – B. McGill (W) fall C. Hayes (N) 3:41
174 – M. Marcotte (N) dec. J. Ritter (W) 4-2
184 – J. Bouie (N) dec. M. Judge (W) 3-2
197 – T. Vittal (N) fall N. McCummings (W) 4:34
285 – A. Ochoa (N) dec. R. Thompson III (W) 7-1

Chicago 24, Wilkes 17
125 – K. Trout (W) major dec. R. Boncamper (UC) 17-4
133 – L. Demarco (UC) dec. D. O’Connor (W) 2-1
141 – M. Grossmann (W) dec. A. Gleason (UC) 7-0
149 – J. Evans (W) fall C. Hauck (UC) 6:02
157 – S. Bonsall (UC) dec. K. Medrow (W) 8-4
165 – K. Lee-Lermer (UC) dec. J. Morel (W) 6-4
174 – J. Ritter (W) major dec. W. Britain (UC) 12-4
184 – N. Ferraro (UC) fall M. Judge (W) 3:59
197 – J. Jayne (UC) fall N. McCummings (W) 2:28
285 – W. Hare (UC) dec. M. Almeky (W) 4-0

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