COLLEGEVILLE, PA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team competed on Saturday in the Ursinus Homecoming Tournament in Collegeville, Pa. with three NCAA Division III nationally-ranked opponents and finished sixth among the eight teams.
Nationally-ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater won the event with 126.5 points, followed by Rhode Island College with 83.5 and Ursinus College with 80.5. Apprentice School had 36.5 points in the event.
Sophomore Ricky Anderson was the highest placer for the Builders as he came in second at 149 pounds with a 3-1 record on the day. He recorded his first win of the event by fall in 2:22 over Geoff Ricco of Rhode Island College. His next two wins were by injury default before falling in the finals to Kevin Sutherland also of Rhode Island College 8-3.
Senior Matt Perry took third place at 157 pounds winning three of his four bouts on the day. His first win was over Bill Rieck of Ursinus College 7-4 before he lost to John Witham also of Ursinus 4-2 in the semifinals. In the consolation bracket, he defeated David Stauters of SUNY Oneonta 11-5 and Andy Rutke of Wisconsin-Whitewater 10-4 for third place. Those wins give Perry 94 for his career and vaulted him into fourth place on the career wins list. He passed Eric Lybarger (2003-08), Ron Vecchione (2000-04) and Justin Gilliard (2004-08) who all had 92 career wins.
At 165 pounds, freshman Patrick McIntosh took third place with a 3-1 record. After losing his opening match, he got on a roll in the consolation round knocking off Eric Simmons of Oneonta (5-4) and Brendan Guarino of Rhode Island (11-3) and defeating teammate Montrell Barbine 4-0 in the third-place match.
Barbine went 2-2 to take fourth place. He won his match over Simmons 5-2 before losing in the semifinals. His first consolation match was against teammate Freeman Ward and Barbine won 17-11 before he lost to McIntosh for third place.
Next up for the Builders will be the Builder Duals on Friday night, January 22 starting at 5 pm.