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January 18, 2014

Mariners Notch Conference Wins Over McDaniel & Washington and Lee

The USMMA wrestling team moved to 8-1 on the season and 3-0 in Centennial Conference duals with a pair of victories Saturday afternoon against McDaniel and Washington and Lee.  The Mariners knocked off McDaniel, 39-15, and defeated the host Generals, 39-8.  Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) pinned both of his opponents and is now 13-4 on the season.

Merchant Marine started off both matches with a 12-0 cushion as neither opponent had a competitor at 125 or 133 pounds.  Ben Stallings (Fairfax, VA) tallied a pair of wins, including a second period pin of McDaniel's Trey Mitchell.  Bernard Watson (Fort Morgan, CO) also went 2-0 with a narrow 6-4 decision over the Generals' Luke Yox at 165 pounds.  Tyler Russell (Georgetown, ME) had a perfect day with one pin and a decision triumph.

Freshman Heavyweight Brian Walker (Huntsville, AL) continued his stellar rookie season with two wins as he earned a pin over Taylor Avino and shutout Grant Cokeley, 2-0.  Jack Walsh (Glen Allen, VA) put his opponents shoulders to the mat against Washington and Lee, needing 52 seconds to defeat Andrew Donchez.

Merchant Marine returns to the mat at home on Thursday night for a 7:00 pm dual meet against #30 TCNJ.

 

MERCHANT MARINE 39, McDANIEL 15
125 - Mike Mui (MM) won by forfeit [6-0]
133 – Isaac Hammonds (MM) won by forfeit [12-0]
141 – Alvontae Drummond (MC) d. Nathan Twito (MM), Fall 4:07 [12-6]
149 – Mason Goretsas (MC) d. Jack Walsh (MM); 3-1 [12-9]
157 – Ben Stallings (MM) d. Trey Mitchell (MC); Fall 4:20 [18-9]
165 – Bernard Watson (MM) d. Luke Yox (MC); 6-4 [21-9]
174 – Josh Miller (MM) d. Ricky Tisinger (MC); Fall 0:47 [27-9]
184 – Nick Cross (MC) d. William Fry (MM); Fall 3:56 [27-15]
197 – Tyler Russell (MM) d. Lou Orem (MC); Fall 2:14 [33-15]
285 – Brian Walker (MM) d. Taylor Avino (MC); Fall 4:00 [39-15]

MERCHANT MARINE 39, WASHINGTON AND LEE 8
125 – Mike Mui (MM) won by forfeit [6-0]
133 – Isaac Hammonds (MM) won by forfeit [12-0]
141 – Michael Rodgers (W&L) d. Nathan Twito (MM); 8-4 [12-3]
149 – Jack Walsh (MM) d. Andrew Donchez (W&L); Fall 0:52 [18-3]
157 – Ben Stallings (MM) d. Alex Niemann (W&L); 6-2 [21-3]
165 – Bernard Watson (MM) won by forfeit [27-3]
174 – Josh Miller (MM) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); Fall 1:41 [33-3]
184 – Zac Richey (W&L) d. William Fry (MM); TF 16-1 (5:50) [33-8]
197 – Tyler Russell (MM) d. Bennett Lewis (W&L); 7-2 [36-8]
285 – Brian Walker (MM) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); 2-0 [39-8]