SCRANTON, PA – The Apprentice School wrestling team participated in the Electric City Duals hosted by the University of Scranton where they went 3-1 on the day and came in second in the five-team round-robin.
In the opening match against University of Maryland Baltimore County, the teams traded decision victories in the first two matches before the Retrievers ran off the next six bouts and take a 39-12 victory. Freshman Derek Burhenn won at 133 pounds, while freshman Josh Rodriguez scored a win at 197 and sophomore Ian Jones won by fall at heavyweight for the Builders 12 points.
Against Penn State DuBois, the Builders jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two bouts behind a decision win from Shane Smith and a major decision win by Dwayne Roes. DuBois took three of the next four bouts with a Kyle Lowry forfeit win at 157 slowing the momentum. Apprentice School took four of the last five bouts to score the 32-16 victory.
Match three was a rematch from Friday night as the Builders defeated Penn College of Technology 35-15. The Builders jumped out with wins in the first seven of the first eight matches to take a 29-6 lead after a Justin Martz win by fall in 4:25 at 184 pounds en route to the 35-15 win.
The final match of the day pitted the Builders against the host Scranton Royals and Apprentice School scored a 32-15 win. After losing the opening bout, Apprentice School won four of the next five by fall to take a 24-6 lead as Kyle Lowry won at 165 pounds in 1:21.
Jones was the top winner for the day as he went 3-0 with a win by fall, a forfeit and a decision. Three Builders went 2-0 – Roes and Derek Burhenn (133) and Smith (125).
The Builders (4-1) now travel to Orlando, FLA to participate in the Central Florida Duals on Friday, November 16.