Like many other wrestling coaches, Welch has wrestling in his blood. He grew up in a wrestling family where his father was a 20 year National Wrestling Hall of Fame coach and his older brother was a two-time NJ state champion and ACC champion for UNC as well. Welch’s father coached both of his... More
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PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel wrestling team (4-4, 1-1 EIWA) outlasted the Penn Quakers (1-3, 0-1 EIWA) on Sunday afternoon from the Palestra on Penn's campus as the Dragons' claimed their fourth-straight Cheesesteak Trophy victory over Penn with a 16-15 final.
The Dragons received decision wins by No. 14 Ebed Jarrell (165), Bryan McLaughlin (174), Anthony Walters (184) and Chandler Olson (133) while No. 16 Joey Goodhart won by a major decision.
Drexel led 13-6 after six bouts thanks to Goodhart's major decision. Penn came back to win the last three of four bouts but Olson's 7-2 decision at 133 proved to be enough as the Dragons held on.
The conference dual started with the 157 bout and finished at 149. Sophomore Evan Barczak lost a
EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 1 Penn State (6-0, 2-0 B1G) defeated No. 19 Wisconsin (6-3, 1-3 B1G) in a Big Ten home dual on Sunday. Nearly 6,600 fans watched in sold out Rec Hall as Penn State took down the Badgers 24-13 to remain unbeaten on the year.
Penn State, which trailed at the midway point of a dual for the first time all year, came back on the shoulders of four straight victories to win its 51st straight dual meet. The final four Nittany Lions to wrestled outscored their Badger opponents by a combined score of 54-14, with all 14 Wisconsin points coming via escape.
The dual began at 125 where Penn State sophomore took on No. 15 Connor Brown of Wisconsin. Schnupp may have lost the match 18-9, but he thrilled the Rec Hall crowd in
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team got four bonus point wins and cruised past visiting West Virginia, 26-10, Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Coliseum. R-So. Hayden Hidlay scored a pin at 157 pounds, and R-Sr. Jamel Morris (141) and R-So. Daniel Bullard (174) both scored 16-0 tech fall wins.
R-So. Thomas Bullard went 2-for-2 this weekend in bouts against ranked foes. Yesterday he scored a major decision over No. 15, and today he scored win over No. 19 at 165 pounds.
The bout started at 197 pounds.
After a scoreless first period, No. 19 Malik McDonald used a six-point move early in the second period and held the lead throughout in his 12-6 win.
WVU picked up a decision at 285 pounds with a late takedown in the thi
FAIRFAX, Va. -- The George Mason wrestling team defeated The Citadel, 31-18, on Sunday at the Recreation Athletic Center in Fairfax, Va.
Mason (6-3, 2-1 EWL) fell behind in the match when The Citadel (0-4) recorded a pin a 133 pounds in the first bout of the afternoon.
At 141 pounds, freshman Julio Alegria (2-13, 1-7) recorded his first collegiate pin at 1:22 of the first period against sophomore Ethan Philips. It was also Alegria's first NCAA dual victory.
In the 149-pound matchup, Mason redshirt senior Tejon Anthony (22-7, 7-2) built a 7-5 lead over freshman Chon Porter after two periods, but dropped a hard-fought 12-10 decision.
The Citadel then picked up a technical fall at 157 pounds to increase their match-score lead to
Virginia Tech claimed the Virginia Duals title
HAMPTON, Va. -- No. 13 Virginia Tech handed in-state foe Virginia a 37-5 defeat to win the 2019 Virginia Duals title at the Hampton Coliseum on Saturday night.
The Hokies (5-2) won nine of the 10 bouts with five going for bonus points. The win marked Tech's fourth Duals title over the last six years and its second in the last three. Tech will next be back in action at Cassell Coliseum on Jan. 25 against Pitt at 7 p.m.
The Hokies are now 46-32-1 against UVA all-time.
The 32-point win marked the most lopsided victory for the Hokies over the Cavs since a 32-0 win back in 2004.
The Hokies have now won five straight duals since starting the season 0-2.
Tech improved to 3-0 a
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team was victorious in its return to Crisler Center, claiming seven matches to cruise to a 28-10 win against No. 19 Illinois on Saturday night (Jan. 12) in front of a season-high crowd of 4,026. The Wolverines took six of the last seven bouts and earned bonus wins to improve to 6-0 on the season.
Fifth-year senior Alec Pantaleo and freshman Mason Parris provided highlights for the Wolverines in their home debuts this season. Pantaleo, ranked 12th nationally at 157 pounds, earned his first dual win -- after missing much of the first semester -- with a 10-3 decision over 14th-ranked Eric Barone. Pantaleo scored four takedowns, and was close to a fifth in the waning secon
Lincoln, Neb. -- The 11th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the No. 14 Northern Iowa Panthers in front of a record Tumble N' Rumble crowd of 4,699 Saturday night at the Devaney Center. With the win, Nebraska is now undefeated in its last 13 duals against UNI (12-0-1).
The night started out on a high note for NU as No. 14 Zeke Moisey (125) came out of the gates furiously, earning an early takedown on Jay Schwarm to go up 2-0. A second period reversal gave him more than enough cushion as he rode out a 5-2 victory.
A true freshman from Olathe, Kan., Jevon Parrish got the start tonight at 133 pounds and nearly picked up his first dual victory, losing 8-6 in sudden victory to Jack Skudlarczyk. Parrish was 12-4 in open tournaments befo
RALEIGH and DURHAM, N.C. -- Senior 184-pounder CJ LaFragola posted a pair of major decisions as Brown University wrestling defeated Duke University, 24-15, and fell to No. 12 North Carolina State University, 29-10, on Saturday at Cameroon Indoor Stadium and PNC Arena respectively.
Concluding their three-match trip to the state of North Carolina and competing in two of the most-recognizable venues in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Bears (2-1) won six of 10 bouts to upend the Blue Devils (2-1) and took three bouts in the setback to the nationally ranked Wolfpack (10-2).
"We had a great win over Duke and competed really hard against a very good NC State program," Brown head coach Todd Beckerman said. "Today was a great opportunity t
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The Rider University wrestling team won seven of 10 bouts to earn a 25-11 dual victory over Edinboro Saturday night at Alumni Gymnasium. The win was the Broncs' (4-2, 2-0 EWL) second-straight over the Fighting Scots (1-5, 0-2 EWL).
Rider won the first six bouts to open a commanding 22-0 lead. Jonathan Tropea (Harrington Park, NJ/Saint Joseph Montvale) and Anthony Cefolo (Florham Park, NJ/Hanover Park Regional) each scored bonus points with a major decision at 125 and a fall at 133, respectively. Travis Layton (Woodstown, NJ/Woodstown), Gary Dinmore (Skillman, NJ/Hunterdon Central [Penn State]), Gino Fluri (Blairstown, NJ/North Warren Regional) and #17 Jesse Dellavecchia (Great River, NY/East Islip) followed with de
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team upset No. 9/9/16/16 (Flo/Trackwrestling/InterMat/NWCA) Arizona State 21-19 Saturday to take third at the Virginia Duals.
On day two, OU defeated Old Dominion 27-14 in the consolation semifinal. That win set the Sooners up for a rematch with Arizona State. OU came back from an 11-point deficit, winning the last three bouts of the night to secure the victory.
"I am proud of our team today. Beating the No. 16 team is a good start to where we eventually want to be," said head coach Lou Rosselli. "Every guy gave their maximum effort and that is all I have ever asked of them."
Oklahoma 27, Old Dominion 14
Anthony Mantanona, Anthony Madrigal, Davion Jeffries and Kayne MacCallum all grabbed wi
WASHINGTON -- Tanner Harvey earned a first-period pin in the 184-pound bout to lift American University to a 26-10 victory over Columbia in a dual wrestling match Saturday at Bender Arena.
The win was the Eagles' first in the dual-match season and improved their record to 1-3 and 1-1 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The Lions fell to 4-1 and 0-1.
• Harvey got an early takedown and near-fall on his way to a fall at the 1:54 mark. His pin of Brian Bonino was his team-high sixth of the season. Harvey is a transfer from Southwestern Oregon CC who won the junior college national championship last year.
• Josh Terao got AU started well, as the match started at 133 pounds. He scored 11 points
FARGO, N.D. -- The 18th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team earned its seventh win of the year Saturday evening as the Panthers defeated No. 23 North Dakota State, 22-11.
With the win, Pitt improves to 7-0 on the year for the first time since the 1986-87 season. North Dakota State moves to 6-4 overall.
Pitt fell behind 11-9 after a loss at 165 pounds, but wins at the final four weight classes would secure the dual. Overall, seven Panthers recorded wins en route to the team victory.
Pitt avenges its loss to NDSU from a year ago when the Panthers fell 28-11 at the Fitzgerald Field House. The win also marks the second over a ranked opponent this season.
"There were a lot of tight matches in today's dual and we had to
GUNNISON, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team went a perfect 3-0 at the 29th Annual Borah Duals Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, at Mountaineer Field House on the campus of Western Colorado University. The Falcons (4-2) knocked off the host Mountaineers, 46-6 and 29-9, while also defeating Simon Fraser University, 39-9.
Air Force was dominate from start to finish, as they won 21 of 25 matches contested on the day. 15 of the 21 wins were via bonus points as well.
Leading the way with a 3-0 day was sophomore Tommy Stager at 149 lbs. The Longmont, Colo. native used a decision in the first dual, as well as a forfeit and then a major decision in the final two, to tally three wins on the day. He moves to 10-6 on the season.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team scored five straight bonus point wins, including three straight technical falls, and defeated visiting Brown, 29-10, Saturday afternoon at the PNC Arena.
The dual started at 285 pounds, and the Bears picked up decisions at heavyweight and 125 pounds to build a 6-0 lead.
NC State then took the team lead with six straight wins, the first five of which went for bonus points.
Bumping up to 133 pounds today, No. 13 Sean Fausz started the streak with a 17-2 technical fall. In control early, Fausz took an 8-1 lead after the first and final takedown in the third ended the bout early.
The Pack also made a switch at 141 pounds, as Jamel Morris got the start and scored a 16-0 tech fall
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford prevailed in a pair of duals, upsetting No. 22 Utah Valley (20-19) and avenging last year's loss to Harvard (26-12), Saturday, at Burnham Pavilion.
The Cardinal improved to 5-0 on the season, while the Wolverines are now 7-6 and the Crimson dropped to 0-2. Five Stanford wrestlers picked up a pair of wins on Saturday.
Against Utah Valley, Stanford won four of its five bouts by bonus points to edge the Wolverines. Eighth-ranked Nathan Traxler sealed the dual win, holding off No. 13 Tanner Orndorff, 9-7, at 197 pounds.
Fifth-year senior Mason Pengilly got the Cardinal on the board with a 12-0 major decision over Isaiah Delgado at 133 pounds. Redshirt sophomore Requir van der Merwe, who is new to the ranki
RICHMOND, VA. - Bonus points from Noah Gonser, Josh Heil, Austin Murphy and Andrew Morgan powered Campbell over Franklin & Marshall 29-12 at the Rumble on the River, hosted by St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Va. Saturday.
The Camels jumped out to an 8-0 lead after Korbin Meink's 5-1 decision at 125 to lead off the match, followed by No. 16 Noah Gonser's 21-6 tech fall over Michael Simonetti.
Patrick Quinlan put F&M on the board, pinning Josh Scott to bring the score to 8-6, but Campbell claimed five of the next six bouts to command a 29-9 advantage and seal the team win.
No. 8 Josh Heil (149 pounds) claimed a 16-4 major decision, while Austin Murphy (165) tallied a 16-1 tech fall and No. 18 Andrew Morgan (174) posted anothe
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In a tightly-contested dual that came down to overtime in the final bout, Lehigh knocked off No. 7 Cornell 19-16 in the annual Billy Sheridan Memorial Dual in front of 1,820 Saturday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall.
The Mountain Hawks and Big Red were knotted at 16-16 through nine bouts. A takedown 37 seconds into sudden victory by senior Cortlandt Schuyler over Jonathan Furnas at 149, gave Lehigh the victory and sent the Mountain Hawks and their fans into celebration. Schuyler's 3-1, sudden victory win clinched Lehigh's first win over Cornell since 2016 and its first in Bethlehem since 2011.
"I'm really happy for Cortlandt," Lehigh head coach Pat Santoro said. "He battled a really good kid there. It came
HAMPTON, Va. -- Redshirt sophomore B.C. LaPrade's upset of No. 6 Larry Early at 157 pounds propelled No. 13 Virginia Tech to a 31-9 victory over Old Dominion to advance to the finals of the Virginia Duals on Saturday evening.
The Hokies (4-2) won eight of 10 matches in the dual with three going for bonus points. Tech will now face in-state foe Virginia in the finals this evening beginning at approximately 8:15 p.m. The match will not count as an ACC dual and no points in the Commonwealth Clash will be on the line.
The Hokies are now 16-22 all-time vs. Old Dominion.
Tech advanced to their sixth Virginia Duals final with the win over the Monarchs.
After a fall at 125 pounds, Korbin Myers got the Hokies on the board with
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (9-5) used three bonus-point victories, including two wins by pin, on the way to a 23-16 victory over No. 16 Arizona State (2-5) in the semifinals of the Virginia Duals on Saturday afternoon.
The win sets up a dual against No. 13 Virginia Tech (4-2) in tonight's final at 8:30 p.m. at the Hampton Coliseum.
"Our team is rolling," said Virginia head coach Steve Garland. "I keep saying how much improvement I've seen, well Arizona State crushed us last year and we just turned it completely around. Our guys are buying in. They are wrestling with confidence and grit. They are wrestling stingy at every position. I couldn't be happier for them."
Each team won five weight classes, but the Cavaliers
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Oklahoma State wrestling notched four bonus-point wins, pushing its way past the 25th-ranked Princeton Tigers at Jadwin Gymnasium, 27-12, on Saturday afternoon. Derek White and Jacobe Smith gave the Cowboys a late push with two first-period falls after Daton Fix and Kaid Brock picked up bonus-point wins in their matches.
Fix earned his 11th technical fall this season with a 22-7 win over Princeton's Jonathan Gomez. The Cowboy scored 10 takedowns in the bout with four coming in the final period. Brock nabbed the Pokes' second bonus-point win of the match when he defeated Marshal Keller, 16-2. Half of his points in the match came in the final period.
Smith notched a fall in the first period of his bout with Kevin
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- No. 14 Fighting Illini Wrestling won its first Big Ten matchup of the season at Michigan State in an 18-15 thriller on Friday night. With the score tied 15-15 heading into the final match, the Illini looked to redshirt senior leader and nationally-ranked No. 2 Emery Parker to win the 184-pound bout against No. 20 Cameron Caffey and secure the team's first conference win. Parker came away with a takedown in overtime to with the bout and the match for the Orange and Blue. The Illini trailed 12-0 after the first three bouts, but five straight wins by redshirt sophomore Dylan Duncan (133), redshirt sophomore Mike Carr (141), junior Christian Kanzler (149), redshirt junior Eric Barone and redshirt senior Nick Gasbarro, hel