LEXINGTON CITY, VA. -- The Trine University wrestling team posted a pair of team victories to end the Washington & Lee University Duals with a 2-1 mark. The Thunder recorded a 29-20 win against Muskingum University and defeated Southern Virginia University, 44-6.
In Trine's first match of the day against Washington & Lee, four Thunder competitors won their individual matches, including one via a pin by sophomore Anthony Neal (Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis) who defeated his 197-pound opponent in a time of 1:13. Luke Carver posted a decisive victory in his 184-pound bout, winning by technical fall, 17-0. Brendan Stevens and Riley Rasler rounded out the victories for Trine with a pair of decisions with Stevens going on to win, 4-0, at 125-pounds and Rasler won, 12-3, in his 157-pound matchup.
Against Muskingum, the Thunder won five individual matchups, including one by forfeit. Freshman Davynn Schneider (Alleghan, Mich./Alleghan), sophomore Jacob Taylor (Battle Creek, Mich./Battle Creek Central) and Neal all won their matches via pinfall. Schneider pinned his opponent at 133 pounds in a time of 2:54, while Taylor recorded a pin in a time of 1:17 at 174 pounds and Neal captured his second pin of the day at 197 pounds with a time of 5:07. Rasler also recorded his second victory of the event by defeating his opponent by tech fall, 18-2, in his 157-pound bout.
Trine ended the meet with a convincing win against Southern Virginia, capturing victories in all but two matches with five wins coming by way of a forfeit. Freshman Efrain Amezquita (Twelve Mile, Ind./Caston) highlighted the overall match with a pin at 149 pounds in a time of 2:19. Taylor was again victorious in his 174-pound weight class for his second overall win of the day, this time by decision, 10-8. Sophomore Austin Farrell (Hopkins, Mich./Allegan) wrapped up his day with a tech fall at 184 pounds and a final score of 22-3.
The Trine wrestlers will be idle until Saturday, Jan. 6 when they travel to Alma (Mich.) College for a dual match against the Scots. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON & LEE DUALS RESULTS
WASHINGTON AND LEE 21, TRINE 19
125 – Brendan Stevens (TU) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 4-0
133 – Matt Muller (W&L) d. Dominic Pecoraro (TU); 12-8
141 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Caleb Maddox (TU); 2-1
149 – Bryce Crew (W&L) d. Efrain Amezquita (TU); Fall 2:12
157 – Riley Rasler (TU) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 12-3
165 – Alec Horne (W&L) d. Nick Potter (TU); 7-1
174 – Brandon Lefore (W&L) d. Jacob Taylor (TU); 6-3
184 – Luke Carver (TU) d. William Kuenne (W&L); TF, 17-0 (1:58)
197 – Anthony Neal (TU) d. Zach England (W&L); Fall 1:13
285 – Matt Kaminer (W&L) d. Zach Saylor (TU); 4-1 (OT)
TRINE 29, MUSKINGUM 20
125 – Jordan Burkholder (MU) d. Brendan Stevens (TU); 6-0
133 – Davynn Schneider (TU) d. Slade Stiles (MU); Fall 2:54
141 – Sammy Southers (MU) d. Caleb Maddox (TU); 6-3
149 – Toby Warrington (MU) d. Efrain Amezquita (TU); Fall 2:00
157 – Riley Rasler (TU) d. Michael Kashuba (MU); TF, 18-2 (1:50)
165 – Tanner Walker (MU) d. Nick Potter (TU); TF, 17-2 (3:54)
174 – Jacob Taylor (TU) d. Griffin Cooley (MU); Fall 1:17
184 – Austin Farrell (TU) won by forfeit
197 – Anthony Neal (TU) d. Antonio Zapata (MU); Fall 5:07
285 – Garrett Mitchel (MU) d. Zach Saylor (TU); 5-3 (OT)
TRINE 44, SOUTHERN VIRGINIA 6
125 – Brendan Stevens (TU) won by forfeit
133 – Dominic Pecoraro (TU) won by forfeit
141 – Caleb Maddox (TU) won by forfeit
149 – Efrain Amezquita (TU) d. Blaine Phillips (SVU); Fall 2:19
157 – Riley Rasler (TU) won by forfeit
165 – Matthew Rohrdanz (SVU) d. Nick Potter (TU); 9-7
174 – Jacob Taylor (TU) d. Keaton Gomez (SVU); 10-8
184 – Austin Farrell (TU) d. Gordon Whitaker (SVU); TF, 22-3
197 – Anthony Neal (TU) won by forfeit
285 – Ruben Mendez (SVU) d. Jacob Garrett (TU); 11-4