Wrestling takes 2-of-4 at Mont Alto Duals to start 2015-16 season

Wrestling takes 2-of-4 at Mont Alto Duals to start 2015-16 season

EVENT: Penn State Mont-Alto Duals

LOCATION: Mont Alto, Penn.

RESULTS: Apprentice School 39, Temple 19

  Apprentice School 59, PSU-Fayette 0

  Alderson-Braoddus 27, Apprentice School 18

  PSU Mont Alto 30, Apprentice School 24

APPRENTICE SCHOOL RECORD: 2-2

IN BRIEF: The team started the 2015-16 season by taking its opening pair of duals, but falls to Alderson-Braoddus (W.Va.) and host Penn. State Mont Alto at the Mont Alto Fall Classic.

DUALS

BUILDERS 39, TEMPLE 19

The Apprentice School took 4-of-5 to start the dual with Temple University courtesy of a win by forfeit, a close win by decision, a quick 14-second pin by Sam Moore, and a 1:49 pin from Gill Owens. While the Builders sat comfortable with a 21-6 lead, Temple would fight back and take 3 the next 4 as the Owls' Marcus Newsome recorded a pin to cut the lead to 27-19. But with Josh Rodriguez getting a 4:36 pin at 235 and Steven Francisco recording a 1:29 pin at 285, the Builders closed out the dual for the 39-19 victory.

BUILDERS 59, PSU-FAYETTE 0

The Apprentice School benefitted from a number of wins by forfeit to blank Penn State-Fayette. At 133, Ross Hinty earned a pin at the 2:19 mark. Aaron Bright won his match at 141 with a 17-5 major decision. Moore got the 3-0 decision at 149, and Chad Simmons took 184 with a 13-6 decision.

ALDERSON-BRAODDUS 27, BUILDERS 18

The Builders jump to an early 12-0 lead thanks to a win by forfeit at 125, a close 7-6 decision by Ty Boyd at 133, and a 15-8 decision by Bright at 141. The Battlers stormed back though with six straight wins to make it 27-12. There wasn't a contest at 235 and Francisco earned a 7:29 overtime pin for the 27-18 final.

PSU MONT ALTO 30, BUILDERS 24

The Builders took an early lead as Boyd earned a quick 15-second pin and Hinty won by forfeit. However, the host Nittany Lions earned back-to-back pins to tie things up at 12-12. Ty Watkins fought to an 8-6 decision to give the Apprentice School a 15-12 advantage, but PSU Mont Alto won the next four matches to distance themselves. An 11-4 Rodriguez decision at 235 and a win by forfeit at 285 proved to be too little too late.

BEHIND THE MAT

  • Five Builders went undefeated on the day as Boyd and Francisco each went 4-0, Rodriguez finished 3-0, Bright was 2-0, and Harvey winning his lone match.

NEXT UP

The Builders return to action Saturday, November 7th as the team competes in the Virginia Beach Nationals, to be held at the Fieldhouse. Schools the team will face include Penn State Mont Alto, East Carolina, Bridgewater College, Liberty, and William & Mary.

RESULTS

APPRENTICE SCHOOL 39, TEMPLE 19

125: T. Boyd (AS) won by forfeit; 133: Barclay (T) p. R. Hinty 1:03; 141: J. Michael (AS) dec. Furukawa 8-7; 149: S. Moore (AS) p. Chen :14; 157: G. Owens (AS) p. Federline 1:49; 165: Walsh (T) dec. R. Saunders 3-1 SV-OT; 174: C. Vaughne (AS) p. Landmasser 1:26; 184: Wislowski (T) maj. dec. C. Kennedy 11-2; 197: Newsome (T) p. D. Simpson 4:59; 235: J. Rodriguez (AS) p. Peake 4:53; 285: S. Francisco (AS) won by forfeit.

APPRENTICE SCHOOL 59, PENN STATE-FAYETTE 0

125: T. Boyd (AS) won by forfeit; 133: R. Hinty (AS) p. Taylor 2:14; 141: A. Bright (AS) maj. dec. Perdomo 17-5; 149: S. Moore (AS) dec. Tavarez 3-0; 157: G. Owens (AS) won by forfeit; 165: R. Saunders (AS) won by forfeit; 174: C. Vaughne (AS) won by forfeit; 184: C. Simmons (AS) dec. Ali 13-6; 197: D. Simpson (AS) won by forfeit; 235: J. Rodriguez (AS) won by forfeit; 285: S. Francisco (AS) won by forfeit.

ALDERSON-BRAODDUS 27, APPRENTICE SCHOOL 18

125: T. Harvey (AS) won by forfeit; 133: T. Boyd (AS) dec. Buchanan 8-7; 141: A. Bright (AS) dec. Mann 15-8; 149: Brent (AB) dec. J. Michael 8-3; 157: West (AB) dec. T. Watkins 11-7; 165: Stechitz (AB) maj. dec. R. Saunders 8-0; 174: Shurina (AB) p. C. Simmons 1:20; 184: D. Solak (AB) tech fall C. Kennedy 22-2; 197: J. Solak (AB) p. C. Vaughne 2:10; 285: S. Francisco (AS) p. Nester 4:29.

PENN STATE MONT ALTO 30, APPRENTICE SCHOOL 24

125: T. Boyd (AS) p. McKinney :15; 133: R. Hinty (AS) won by forfeit; 141: Roads (MA) p. J. Michael 4:27; 149: Warner (MA) p. S. Moore 2:16; 157: T. Watkins (AS) dec. Shull 8-6; 165: Adams (MA) dec. G. Owens 5-2; 174: Koscic (MA) p. C. Simmons 1:02; 184: Landry (MA) dec. C. Kennedy 6-4; 197: Ridgely (MA) p. D. Simpson 2:04; 235: J. Rodriguez (AS) dec. Elliott 11-4; 285: S. Francisco (AS) won by forfeit.