EVENT: Waynesburg Invitational
PLACE: 7th out of 12
LOCATION: Waynesburg, PA
ON THE MAT: The Apprentice School wrestling team opened their 2014 portion of the schedule on Saturday competing in the fourth annual Waynesburg Invitational where they finished seventh out of 12 teams.
Four Builders finished in the top six in the event won by the hosts with 175 points to outdistance Washington & Jefferson (134.5) and West Liberty University (133).
Heading the winners on Saturday was sophomore Jacob Michael was the top place finisher as he came in fourth at 125 pounds going 3-2 on the day. He won his first two matches by fall before losing to the eventual champion from Johns Hopkins in the semifinals. After winning by fall over teammate Rob Styron in the consolation semifinals, Michael lost to Zach Brown of NCAA Division II West Liberty University for third place.
Styron finished fifth at 125 pounds also going 3-2 on the day. After losing to the eventual runnerup in his opening match, Styron made his mark in the consolation bracket with a pair of wins by fall in 60 seconds and 1:56. He lost to Michael in the consolation semifinals before winning the fifth place match in 59 seconds over Timothy Miranda of Elizabethtown.
- Sophomore Patrick Foxworth took sixth place at 149 pounds going 1-2 on the day, while junior Ian Jones was also sixth at heavyweight going 2-3 on the day.
- Leading those who didn't place in the top six was sophomore Chris Kennedy who was 3-2 at 157 pounds.
- Junior Phillip Porto (165) and sophomore Derek Burhenn (141) were 2-2 on the day.
The Builders will return to dual match action on Friday morning as they'll participate in the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. Pairings will be announced early next week.
Team Scores: 1. Waynesburg 175; 2. Washington & Jefferson 134.5; 3 West Liberty 133; 4. Baldwin-Wallace 117.5; 5. Johns Hopkins 86.5; 6. College of Mt. St. Joseph 69.5; 7. Apprentice School 59; 8. Alderson Broaddus 57; 9. Elizabethtown 42; 10. University of Maryland Baltimore County 41.5; 11. Muskingum 23; 12. Penn St. New Kensington 18.
Jacob Michael – 125 lbs (3-2) 4th placeFirst Round: p. Michael Roberts (Waynesburg) 2:47 Quarterfinals: p. John Archangelo (Elizabethtown) 4:13 Semifinals: lost to Paul Bewak (Johns Hopkins) 9-3 Conso Semis: p. Rob Styron (Apprentice) 2:56 3rd place: lost to Zach Brown (West Liberty) 9-4
Rob Styron – 125 – (3-2) 5th place Quarterfinals: lost to Jesse Gunter (Baldwin Wallace) 17-0 Consolation Rd. 2: p. Cody Buchanan (Alderson Broaddus) 1:00 Consolation Rd. 3: p. Aston White (Elizabethtown) 1:56 Consolation Semi: lost to Jacob Michael (Apprentice) 2:56 5th place: p. Timothy Miranda (Elizabethtown) :59
Shane Smith – 133 (1-2) Second Round: dec. Sean Kellett (UMBC) 10-3 Quarterfinal: lost to Bryce Gainer (West Liberty) 3-0 Consolation Rd. 4: lost to Micah Powell (Alderson Broaddus) 8-2
Derek Burhenn – 141 (2-2) First Round: lost to Logan Strope (Washington & Jefferson) :56 Consolation Rd. 1: maj. dec. Sam Sands (Johns Hopkins) 17-7 Consolation Rd. 2: maj. dec. Kyle Seaman (Waynesburg) 13-5 Consolation Rd. 3: lost to Dominic Ciaramella (Waynesburg) 1:22
Patrick Foxworth – 149 (1-2) – 6th place Quarterfinals: dec. Dan Bruni (Waynesburg) 8-5 Semifinals: lost to Tyler Cross (Alderson Broaddus) 7-1 Consolation Semi: lost to Tim Keblesh (Washington & Jefferson) injury def.
Chris Kennedy – 157 (3-2) First Round: dec. Ejai Rock (Penn St. New Kensington) 8-3 Second Round: lost to Sam Lombardo (Waynesburg) 16-0 Consolation Rd. 3: dec. Tyrell Watkins (Apprentice) 6-3 Consolation Rd. 4: dec. DeMadre Turner (West Liberty) 3-1, OT Consolation Rd. 5: lost to Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus) 1:44
Tyrell Watkins – 157 (1-2)
First Round: lost to Shane Foster (Waynesburg) 5-2 Consolation Rd. 2: dec. Alex McLaughlin (Johns Hopkins) 10-9 Consolation Rd. 3: lost to Chris Kennedy (Apprentice) 6-3
Phillip Porto – 165 (2-2)
First Round: p. Abu Kaba (Waynesburg) 2:28 Quarterfinals: lost to David Shapiro (Baldwin Wallace) 3:37 Consolation Rd. 2: p. Kenny Faulkner (Baldwin Wallace) 2:43 Consolation Rd. 3: lost to Welles Sakmar (Johns Hopkins) 6:17
Kenny Lowry – 174 (0-2)
Quarterfinals: lost to Christian Ostrowski (Johns Hopkins) 11-0 Consolation Rd. 2: lost to Brian Haney (Washington & Jefferson) 2:38
CW Sorey – 184 (0-2) Quarterfinals: lost to Luke Fernandez (Elizabethtown) 9-0
Consolation Rd 3: lost to Garrett Onderko (Alderson Broaddus) 2-1, 2-OT
Josh Rodriguez – 197 (1-2) Quarterfinals: lost to Danny Doyle (West Liberty) 5-3 Consolation Rd. 2: p. Gabe Stiver (College of Mt. St. Joseph) 2:26 Consolation Rd. 3: lost to Lucas Weber (Muskingum) 5-3
Kyle Cox – HWT (1-2) First Round: p. Wasem Mansour (UMBC) 1:24 Quarterfinal: lost to Aaron Silverio (West Liberty) 2-0 Consolation Rd. 2: lost to Joey Tilson (Johns Hopkins) 4-0
Ian Jones – HWT – (2-3) 6th place First Round: dec. Joey Tilson (Johns Hopkins) 5-1 Quarterfinal: p. Taylor Ortiz (Alderson Broaddus) 4:34 Semifinal: lost to Sean Brooks (College Mt. St. Joseph) 5-2 Consolation Semi: lost to Joey Tilson (Johns Hopkins) 5-1 5th place: lost to Dean Lusk (Penn St. New Kensington) 1:06