YORK, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed in probably its toughest tournament thus far and finished eighth in the New Standard Spartan Invitational hosted by York College. Four teams that are ranked in the current NCAA Division III Top 15 and two perennial nationally-ranked programs were participants in the ten-team event.
Senior Will Harcum continued his impressive start as he finished sixth at 174. The Williamsburg, Va. native went 3-2 in the event with two wins by fall raising his season total to 12 falls and a 15-3 overall record. He opened the event with a win in 48 seconds over Dennis Bencosme of fourth-ranked Ithaca College and won his first match in the wrestleback round in 41 seconds over Noel Richardson of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Three wrestlers were a round away from placing in the top six. Sophomore Marcus Chevres at 133 pounds (3-2), freshman Patrick McIntosh at 157 pounds (3-2) and freshman LA Colon at heavyweight (4-2) each were eliminated one round from finishing no lower than sixth. Chevres' first win of the tournament came against Jordan Alfaro who was the second-seed at 133 pounds from USMMA by a 12-7 decision.
Next up for the Builders will be a quad match at the University of Maryland Baltimore County on December 12.
1. Ithaca 140.5; 2. The College of New Jersey (12th-ranked) 139; 3. The College at Brockport 124; 4. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (11th-ranked) 120; 5. Williams College, Mass. (15th-ranked) 107.5; 6. Elizabethtown 90; 7. York College 56.5; 8. Apprentice School 47.5; 9. Gloucester CC 37; 10. University of Maryland Baltimore County 8.5.