HAMPTON, VA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team went 1-2 on Friday in the Virginia Duals and continued an interesting run in the event.
For the fifth straight year, the Builders knocked off a NCAA Division I program as they held onto defeat Davidson College 24-21 in their final match. They have defeated six NCAA Division I programs in that span - Delaware State, James Madison, Millersville, Wagner and Davidson twice.
The match with the Wildcats saw the Builders pull out six-point victories in their wins. Sophomore Ricky Anderson scored a pin at 149 pounds in 4:42, while senior Matt Perry won his match at 157 pounds by an injury default to put the Builders up 12-11.
After a loss at 165, the Builders scored another six-point win at 174 pounds as junior Austen Damico got a pin in 3:25 to put them ahead 18-14. Davidson tied the match with a major decision win at 184 pounds before sophomore James Lipford won by forfeit at 197 to give the Builders a 24-18 lead heading into the heavy weight battle. Davidson's Charlie Wolff earned an overtime decision at heavyweight for the 24-21 Apprentice win.
The Builders opened the event by falling to the national champions of the National Junior College Athletic Association in the non-scholarship division Nassau Community College 36-9. In that match sophomore Marcus Chevres won his match at 133 pounds by pin in overtime and freshman Patrick McIntosh won at 165 pounds by a 9-4 decision.
Their second match was against NCAA Division II Anderson University and the Builders lost 28-13. Chevres won his match at 133 pounds by a 12-10 decision, senior Ty Holley won at 141 pounds by a 12-3 major decision and Anderson got his second pin of the day in 5:31 at 149 pounds.
Apprentice School will now compete on January 16 in the Ursinus Homecoming Invitational in Pennsylvania.
NASSAU CC 36, APPRENTICE SCHOOL 9
125: Gomez (NCC) p. Ford 5:40; 133: Chevres (A) p. Doria 8:13 OT2, 141: Silvestn (NCC) p. Holley 4:05; 149: Troy (NCC) maj. dec. Anderson 10-2; 157: Wade (NCC) dec. Perry 3-0; 165: McIntosh (A) dec. Michel 9-4; 174: Doliscar (NCC) p. Harcum 3:43; 184: Cartagena (NCC) p. Bowling 5-1; 197: Lupi (NCC) tech fall Lipford 21-6; 285: James (NCC) dec. Colon 3-1, OT.
ANDERSON 28, APPRENTICE SCHOOL 13
125: Monteforte (And) dec. Ford 7-3; 133: Chevres (App) dec. Warner 12-10; 141: Holley (App) maj. dec. Francis 12-3; 149: Anderson (App) p. LaVergne 5:31; 157: Jackson (And) maj. dec. Perry 12-0; 165: Lide (And) dec. McIntosh 4-3; 174: Sanford (And) p. Harcum 4:02; 184: Hamrick (And) dec. Roes 7-5; 197: Newton (And) p. Bowling 3:53; 285: Duke (And) dec. Colon 3-1
APPRENTICE SCHOOL 24, DAVIDSON 21
125: Altman (D) tech fall Ford 15-0; 133: A. Radsky (D) dec. Chevres 9-5; 141: V. Radsky (D) dec. Sexton 9-5; 149: Anderson (A) p. Sandercock 4:42; 157: Perry (A) inj def. Mowry; 165: Mullen (D) dec. McIntosh 6-0; 174: Au. Damico (A) p. Estrada 3:25; 184: Crews (D) maj. dec. Roes 15-5; 197: Lipford (A) won by forfeit; 285: Wolff (D) dec. Colon 3-1, OT