(WASHINGTON, Pa.) – The Thomas More College wrestling team went 2-1, including a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) win over Washington & Jefferson College today (Saturday, December 2, 2017) at the Washington & Jefferson Quad Match at the Henry Memorial Gymnasium in Washington, Pennsylvania.
The Saints improve to 5-1 in dual matches and 1-0 in the PAC regular season.
In the first match of the day, the Saints defeated Washington & Jefferson 28-19 and won six of the weight classes. First-year Brady Wells (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) won by forfeit at 125 and at 133 first-year Tanner Yenter (California, Ky./Campbell County) had a 10-5 decision. First-year Jimmy Traub (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) won by disqualification at 157 and sophomore Andrew Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had a 7-3 decision at 174. Thomas More won the final weight classes as sophomore James Caniglia (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland) had a 14-2 major decision at 197 and sophomore Ahmad Hammeidan (Florence, Ky./Boone) had a pin in 4:40 at 285.
Thomas More fell to NCAA Division II – member West Liberty University 41-4. First-year Gunnar Dawson (Madison, Ohio/Madison) earned the Saints' lone win in the match as he had a 17-6 major decision at 165.
The Saints closed out the quad match with a 34-12 win over Penn State University – The Behrend College. Thomas More registered seven victories against the Lions. Wells was had a 3-0 decision at 125, Yenter won by forfeit at 133 and sophomore Parker Buschelman (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) won by forfeit at 141. At 157 Traub had a 10-2 major decision, Dawson had a 9-7 decision as 165, Taylor had a pin in 1:05 at 174 and Caniglia had a pin in 2:00 at 197.
The Saints return to the mat on December 9 when they compete at the North Central College Invitational in Naperville, Illinois.
Thomas More 28, Washington & Jefferson 19
125 Brady Wells (Thomas More) won by forfeit
133 Tanner Yenter (Thomas More) dec. Daniel Florentino, 10-5
141 Mike Heinl (W&J) pinned Parker Buschelman, 1:24
149 Michael Nagy (W&J) pinned Andrew Tevis, 0:26
157 Jimmy Traub (Thomas More) won by disqualification vs Sam Florentino (W&J), 6:34
165 Hunter Neely (W&J) maj. dec. Gunnar Dawson, 17-6
174 Andrew Taylor (Thomas More) dec. Alex Miller, 7-3
184 William Oberschelp (W&J) dec. Avery Jones, 8-7
197 James Caniglia (Thomas More) maj. dec. Marty Shulik, 14-2
285 Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) pinned Derek Allen, 4:40
West Liberty 41, Thomas More 4
125 Corey Secrist (West Liberty) maj. dec. Brady Wells, 10-2
133 Darius Bunch (West Liberty) maj. dec. Tanner Yenter, 13-1
141 Miles Mazik (West Liberty) pinned Parker Buschelman, 2:18
149 Tanner Sutton (West Liberty) pinned Andrew Tevis, 4:13
157 Josh Cornell (West Liberty) dec. Jimmy Traub, 6-5
165 Gunnar Dawson (Thomas More) maj. dec. Jacob Ramsey, 17-6
174 Chase Morgan (West Liberty) dec. Andrew Taylor, 6-3
184 Chris Cook (West Liberty) dec. Avery Jones, 9-5
197 Logan Kemp (West Liberty) pinned James Caniglia, 4:40
285 Ron D'Amico (West Liberty) pinned Hamilton Young, 2:30
Thomas More 34, PSU Behrend 12
125 Brady Wells (TMC) dec. Jacob Fankhouser, 3-0
133 Tanner Yenter (TMC) won by forfeit
141 Parker Buschelman (TMC) won by forfeit
149 Jake Ognibene (PSU) dec. Andrew Tevis, 5-4
157 Jimmy Traub (TMC) maj. dec. Sam Svetz, 10-2
165 Gunnar Dawson (TMC) dec. Max McCann, 9-7
174 Andrew Taylor (TMC) pinned Zachary Ishman, 1:05
184 Jake Paulson (PSU) dec. Avery Jones, 6-2
197 James Caniglia (TMC) pinned Sam Tubbs, 2:00
285 Jacob Lenhardt (PSU) pinned Hamilton Young, 1:20