FINAL SCORES: Apprentice School 40, West Chester 15
Apprentice School 36, Delaware 13
RECORD: Apprentice School 9-0
LOCATION: West Chester, PA
ON THE MAT: The Apprentice School wrestling team made their first appearance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania on Saturday night and came away with a pair of convincing dual match wins.
They defeated the hosts 40-15 and then defeated the University of Delaware 36-13 to raise their dual match record to 9-0. The Builders have won 10 dual matches in a row dating back to the end of the 2012-13 season.
In the opener against West Chester, the Builders opened the match with three straight wins as Derek Burhenn won by fall at 141 pounds in 1:51 to put the Builders up 18-0. After West Chester cut the margin to 18-9 after 157 pounds, the Builders won the next four bouts to put the match away. Chris Kennedy and Philip Porto each won by decision, Kenny Lowry scored an 18-4 major decision at 184 pounds and a forfeit win for CW Sorey at 197 pounds gave the Builders a 34-9 lead. Each team recorded a win by fall in the final two weights as Apprentice School junior heavyweight Ian Jones scored a win by fall in 1:35 for the 40-15 final.
The second match saw the Builders open with a pair of wins by forfeit from Jacob Michael and Shane Smith for a 12-0 lead. Delaware took a major decision and decision win in the next two to cut that lead to 12-7. From there, the Builders reeled off the next four wins behind Porto and Sorey scoring victories by fall and decisions from Kennedy and Lowry for a 30-7 lead. Jones capped the night with a forfeit win for the 36-13 final.
BEHIND THE MAT
- With his two wins tonight, Jones tied the school record for most consecutive wins to start a season as he is now 12-0. He ties current assistant coach Will Harcum who did it in 2009.
- With the two wins tonight, the Builders have extended their school record for most dual wins to start a season as they are now 9-0.
- Jones and Porto share the team lead in wins with 12 after three weeks of the season.
- Double-winners for the Builders included Jacob Michael (125), Shane Smith (133), Chris Kennedy (165), Philip Porto (174), Kenny Lowry (184) and CW Sorey (197).
The Builders will now head south, to Rome, Georgia as they'll participate in the Shorter University Open on November 23.
Apprentice School 40, West Chester 15125: Jacob Michael (A) won by forfeit; 133: Shane Smith (A) won by forfeit; 141: Derek Burhenn (A) p. Danny Sengphilom 1:51; 149: Joey Bonaduce (WC) won by forfeit; 157: Luke Bilyeu (WC) dec. Tyrell Watkins 13-6; 165: Chris Kennedy (A) dec. Eddie Draves 13-6; 174: Phillip Porto (A) dec. Andrew Boyer 11-9; 184: Kenny Lowry (A) maj. dec. Antonio Olivares 18-4; 197: CW Sorey (A) won by forfeit; 235: Ryan Kreppel (WC) p. Garrett Williams 1:22; 285: Ian Jones (A) p. Paul Schuster 1:35.
Apprentice School 36, Delaware 13125: Jacob Michael (A) won by forfeit; 133: Shane Smith (A) won by forfeit; 141: Matthew Kibblehouse (D) maj. dec. Derek Burhenn 19-7; 149: double forfeit; 157: Nicholas Graham (D) dec. Tyrell Watkins 9-2; 165: Chris Kennedy (A) dec. David Polakoff 11-6; 174: Phillip Porto (A) p. Quinn Abbott 6:28; 184: Kenny Lowry (A) dec. Darrell Wisseman 7-6; 197: CW Sorey (A) p. Alex Restrepo 1:21; 235: Alexander Zwier (D) p. Garrett Williams 5:36; 285: Ian Jones (A) won by forfeit.