Athletics Press Releases

W&J Rolls Past Case Western Reserve 33-9
Sat, January 25 - 6:47 PM CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Washington & Jefferson won six of the seven contested bouts and breezed to a 33-9 non-conference wrestling victory at Case Western Reserve Saturday afternoon.  The win was highlighted by the debut of sophomore 165-pounder...
Spearman and Blanco Runner-Up Finishes At Ursinus Lead W&J Wrestling
Sat, January 18 - 11:13 PM - WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Sophomore Jacob Spearman (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) and freshman Sonnieboy Blanco (Burlington, N.J./Burlington) both recorded second-place finishes to help Washington & Jefferson place fourth Saturday at the Ursinus Will...
Waynesburg Tops W&J On Senior Night 34-9
Fri, January 10 - 9:45 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Waynesburg won six of the nine contested bouts and defeated Washington & Jefferson 34-9 Friday night in Presidents' Athletic Conference wrestling action at the Henry Memorial Center.  The Presidents, who were...
Etzel Claims 157-Pound Title At Waynesburg; Presidents Place 2nd
Sat, January 4 - 6:55 PM WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson senior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) won the 157-pound championship Saturday at the Waynesburg Invitational to lead the Presidents to a second-place team finish.  Waynesburg won the...
W&J Athletics -- Top 10 Moments Of 2013
Thu, December 19 - 2:24 PM The W&J sports information office has produced a list of what we believe are the top 10 moments for Presidents' athletics during the 2013 calendar year.  Relive one of the most entertaining years in W&J sports history...great...
Josh Etzel Selected PAC Wrestler of the Week
Mon, December 9 - 4:51 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. –  Washington & Jefferson College senior 165-pounder Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) was chosen Monday as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.  Etzel earned the league...
Josh Etzel Wins 165-Pound Title At RIT; Presidents Place 9th
Sat, December 7 - 9:22 PM ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Senior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) wrestled to four victories and earned the 165-pound championship Saturday to lead Washington & Jefferson at the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational.   W...
Dibenedetto's 3rd Place Finish Highlights W&J At Mount Union
Sun, November 17 - 1:12 AM ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Senior David Dibenedetto (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) placed third in the 174-pound bracket to lead Washington & Jefferson Saturday at the Mount Union Wrestling Invitational.  The Presidents (40 points) finished ninth out...
Etzel Places Second At Presidents' Home Invitational
Sun, November 10 - 1:37 AM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Thiel College had five wrestlers advance to the finals which helped the Tomcats capture the team championship Saturday at the 15-team Washington & Jefferson College Invitational at the Henry Memorial Center.  The...
Spearman Captures 125 Title; Etzel Second In 2013-14 Opener
Sat, November 2 - 11:46 PM WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College sophomore Jacob Spearman (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) won the 125-pound championship at the Presidents' season-opening tournament Saturday, the King's College Monarch Invitational....
W&J Wrestling Receives Preseason Accolades
Fri, October 25 - 2:14 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. – With just over one week until the start of the regular season, the Washington & Jefferson College wrestling team received a few preseason accolades courtesy of the Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association....
Two Presidents Named Capital One Academic All-Americans
Tue, June 4 - 3:52 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Recent Washington & Jefferson College graduate Erin Barno (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) and junior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) were both selected to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-...
W&J Adds Another Trophy To PAC Men’s All-Sports Streak
Thu, May 16 - 4:11 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College claimed its ninth-straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s All-Sports Trophy during the 2012-13 academic year after the final standings were released by the conference...
Four Presidents Named To CoSIDA Academic At-Large Teams
Thu, May 16 - 3:38 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Four Washington & Jefferson College student-athletes were selected to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team on Thursday.   The four academic at-large honorees were the most W&J has ever...
15th W&J Athletic Hall of Fame Class Announced
Fri, May 3 - 11:33 AM WASHINGTON, Pa. –  Washington & Jefferson College Director of Athletics Bill Dukett announced Friday the six new members who will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  The 2013 class features Tom Benic...
All-America Wrestler Honored By NWCA
Thu, March 21 - 12:26 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- For the second consecutive season, Washington & Jefferson College junior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) has been selected as a Division III Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association....
Etzel Places Sixth At 157 Pounds; W&J’s First Wrestling All-American Since 2002
Sat, March 16 - 9:51 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College junior wrestler Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) placed sixth in the 157-pound bracket Saturday at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.  Etzel...
Etzel Guarantees All-America Status; Spearman Earns NCAA Win As Freshman
Fri, March 15 - 6:58 PM CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Washington & Jefferson College junior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) recorded a pair of victories to guarantee himself All-America status on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships ...
Etzel And Spearman Prepared For NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships
Tue, March 12 - 12:12 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College will have two representatives at this weekend’s NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Junior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) will compete in...
Josh Etzel Earns PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete Of The Month
Thu, March 7 - 2:42 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College junior wrestler Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) was selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for...
W&J Wrestling Duo Headed For NCAA Division III Championships
Sat, March 2 - 8:03 PM ADA, Ohio -- For the first time in 10 years, Washington & Jefferson will have two wrestlers competing at the NCAA Division III national championships as freshman 125-pounder Jacob Spearman (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) and junior 157-pounder Josh...
Etzel, Spearman Crowned PAC Wrestling Champions
Fri, February 15 - 10:30 PM GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Junior 157-pounder Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) and freshman 125-pounder Jacob Spearman (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) both won Presidents' Athletic Conference Wrestling championships on Friday evening at Thiel...
Josh Etzel Selected PAC Wrestler Of The Week
Mon, February 4 - 3:59 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College junior wrestler Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week following his 157-pound championship performance at Baldwin-...
Etzel Wins 157-Pound Summa Championship
Sat, February 2 - 11:04 PM BEREA, Ohio -- Washington & Jefferson College junior Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) won four matches to claim the 157-pound championship Saturday at Baldwin-Wallace's John Summa Tournament.  Etzel upped his season record...
Spearman Ranked By NWCA At 125 Pounds
Thu, January 31 - 1:12 PM WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College freshman 125-pounder Jacob Spearman (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) has entered this week’s National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III individual national rankings.  ...