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Wrestlers Split At Retriever Duals

Wrestlers Split At Retriever Duals

SCORES: Gloucester CC 42, Apprentice School 7; Apprentice School 48, UMBC 15

EVENT: UMBC Retriever Duals

LOCATION: Baltimore, Md.

RECORD: Apprentice School 10-1


The Apprentice School wrestling team closed out the first half of their season on Saturday as they split two matches in the Retriever Duals hosted by the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

In the opener, the Builders saw their 10-match winning streak snapped as they lost 42-7 to Gloucester CC (NJ).  Sophomore Jacob Michael scored a 9-0 major decision at 125 pounds and junior Ian Jones recorded a 3-0 decision in the final bout at 285 pounds.  In between, the visitors from New Jersey took all the bouts.

The nightcap saw the Builders face the hosts and they scored a 48-15 victory.  UMBC scored a pair of six-point wins in the first three matches to lead 12-6 as a win by fall from Rob Styron at 133 pounds in 41 seconds put the Builders on the board.  After the loss at 141, the Builders scored six-point wins in the next four bouts as Cruz Garcia (inj default/149 lbs), Tyrell Watkins (6:06/157 lbs),  Chris Kennedy (3:32/165) and Kenny Lowry (3:16/174 lbs) scored wins by fall to put the Builders up 30-12. 

After losing a close 5-0 decision at 184, the Builders got two wins by fall from Josh Rodriguez (197/:37) and Jones (285/4:18) sandwiched by a forfeit win from Kyle Cox for the 48-15 win.


  • With the two wins by Jones, he still leads the team in wins with 17.
  • Following him is Philip Porto (165 lbs/14) and Michael (125 lbs/14)
  • Porto leads in wins by fall with 8, followed by Michael with 7 and Styron with 7.


The Builders start 2014 at the Waynesburg Invitational in Waynesburg, Pa. on January 4.



125: Michael (A) maj. dec. Yonah 9-0; 133: Kaminski (G) dec. Smith 2-1; 141: McDowell (G) inj. def. Roes 6:53; 149: Pak (G) maj. dec. Briscoe 9-0; 157: Rowe (G) p. Ky. Lowry 2:38; 165: Moore (G) p. Kennedy 1:20; 174: Piscolli (G) tech fall Ke. Lowry 16-1, 5:59; 184: Batten (G) p. Sorey 2:55; 197: Dorely (G) p. Rodriguez 2:26; 285: Jones (A) dec.  Porch 3-0.


125: Kellett (UMBC) won by forfeit; 133: Styron (A) p. Noble :41; 141: Misha (UMBC) won by forfeit; 149: Garcia (A) inj. def. Freeze; 157: Watkins (A) p. Az 6:06; 165: Kennedy (A) p. Omoyer 3:32; 174: Ke. Lowry (A) p. Calomeris 3:16; 184: Pence (UMBC) dec. Sorey 5-0; 197: Rodriguez (A) p. Akwo :37; 235: Cox (A) won by forfeit; 285: Jones (A) p. Mansour 4:18.