W&J Falls To Thiel In PAC Dual
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Three Presidents earned victories, but Thiel recorded a 33-9 Presidents' Athletic Conference wrestling victory over Washington & Jefferson on Friday evening at Beeghly Gymnasium.
The match started at heavyweight and senior Taylor Potts (Wellsburg, W.Va./John Marshall) opened with a 5-2 victory over Kraig Smith.
W&J (1-1, 0-1 PAC) dropped the next three bouts, but sophomore Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) defeated Alec Miller by a 6-2 margin at 149 pounds to end the skid.
Junior Chris Leva (Perrineville, N.J./Notre Dame) made it back-to-back wins with a 3-1 overtime win against Cole Harkins at 157 pounds. That victory brought the Presidents to within 17-9; however, the Tomcats claimed the last four bouts.
125: Shayduan Velez-Lara (Fr., Thiel) wins by forfeit
133: Corey Brown (Sr., Thiel) WBF Charles Baugher (Fr., W&J) – Brown 03:37
141: Sean Byham (Fr., Thiel) TECH FALL Roja Stephenson (Soph., W&J) – Byham 16-0 (7:00)
149: Josh Etzel (Soph., W&J) DEC Alec Miller (Sr., Thiel) – Etzel 6-2
157: Chris Leva (Jr., W&J) DEC Cole Harkins (Fr., Thiel) – Leva 3-1 (ot)
165: Matt Lowry (Sr., Thiel) DEC David DiBenedetto (Soph., W&J) – M. Lowry 3-0
174: Jacob Lowry (Fr., Thiel) MAJ DEC Eric Kohr (Jr., W&J) – J. Lowry 21-8
184: Billy Roosa (Jr., Thiel) WBF Steve Thornton (Soph., W&J) – Roosa 03:12
197: Patrick Morris (Sr., Thiel) DEC Theron Mitchell (Fr., W&J) – Morris 4-1
285: Taylor Potts (Sr., W&J) DEC Kraig Smith (Sr., Thiel) – Potts 5-2