Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wilkes Wrestling Travels to No. 19 TCNJ Friday Night

(Photo courtesy of Wilkes University Sports Information)
Wilkes (10-12) at No. 19 TCNJ (13-4)
Friday, February 2
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
Ewing, NJ • Packer Hall

Colonels Notebook
• The Colonels travel to wrestle No. 19 TCNJ on Friday night in Packer Hall. Wilkes posted a 27-16 victory over the Lions last season in the Marts Center.

• Wilkes finished 2-1 at the John Reese Duals with wins over Washington & Jefferson and RIT. Ashton Gyenizs was named MAC Wrestler of the Week for his 3-0 performance at the event including two extra-point victories.

• Jake Dimarsico led six Colonels who earned All-Conference honors taking home the 133-pound title at the 2018 MAC Championships. Other Wilkes finishers included Kyle Trout (2nd at 125), Matthew Grossmann (2nd at 141), Josh Evans (2nd at 149), Gyenizs (2nd at 165) and Dylan O’Connor (3rd at 133).

• Wilkes snapped a five-match losing skid picking up a pair of home dual wins beating Penn College 43-9 and Lackawanna 41-10 two weeks ago.

• Wilkes went 0-3 at the prestigious NWCA National Duals falling to No. 14 North Central (32-6), University of Chicago (24-17) and Ohio Northern (24-18).

• Evans was the lone place-winner at the 85th annual Wilkes Open taking home fourth place at
149-pounds at the event.

• The Colonels earned a hard-fought 24-19 victory over Elizabethtown using two falls from sophomore Kyle Medrow and junior John Ritter to secure the win.

• Wilkes fell in both of its matches at the Grapple at the Garden losing 29-16 against No. 10 Stevens before a 38-3 defeat against 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 as one Colonel earned a top-six finish. Freshman Kyle Trout took home fifth place at 125-pounds in the tournament.

• Wilkes features one wrestler honored in the latest individual rankings. Grossmann is tabbed a contender at 141-pounds standing 16-4 on the season.

Weighing In
125 – K. Trout (19-8)
133 – J. Dimarsico (15-7)
141 – M. Grossmann (16-4)
149 – J. Evans (16-7)
157 – K. Medrow (13-9)
165 – A. Gyenizs (12-12)
174 – J. Ritter (12-14)
184 – M. Judge (10-11)
197 – M. Almeky (4-17)
197 – N. McCummings (6-17)
285 – R. Thompson III (2-15)

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