LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team logged an 0-4 record in the Desert Duals hosted by Wartburg College in Las Vegas on Sunday. The Generals dropped matches to Alma (37-11), Olivet (34-10), Simpson (38-12) and Concordia of Minnesota (30-16).
W&L (1-10) was led by a trio of wrestlers that finished the day with 3-1 records at their respective weights. Seniors Sam Campbell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) and David Dennis (Sherman, W.Va./Ravenswood), and first-year Conor Duffey (Boxford, Mass./Brooks School) all completed the day with three wins, while first-year Zan Reed (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) finished with a 2-2 overall mark.
Campbell opened his day at 133 pounds with an 11-3 win over Zack Case of Alma, then knocked off Olivet's Michael Gancer with a 14-3 major decision. He was then pinned by Spencer Courier of Simpson (1:35), before recovering to defeat Will McCarthy of Concordia, 5-2.
Dennis dropped his opening match to Alma's Matt Tuttle by fall (6:05), before winning his final three matches of the day at 165 pounds. He downed Olivet's Rocky Cantu, 3-0, then posted an 8-1 win over Simpson's Cory Stratton. He completed his day with a 7-3 victory over Concordia's Jake Krogstad.
At 141 pounds, Duffey opened with a 12-2 major decision over Alma's Joe White, before falling to Olivet's Kenny Richmond, 9-3. He then logged a 6-1 win over Simpson's Jeff Sand, before completing his day with a 9-1 major decision over Concordia's John Krzyska.
Reed began his day at 157 pounds, recording a 6-4 win over Alma's Brandon McLaughlin. He then moved to 149 pounds, falling to Paul Sawaya of Olivet (16-5) and Stephen Blayer of Simpson (21-5). Reed then finished with a win over Chad Mack of Concordia by injury default.
Washington and Lee returns to action on January 7 when it travels to Gettysburg, Pa., for dual matches against the host Bullets, Hunter and Washington & Jefferson. Action begins at 1:00 pm.
CONCORDIA (Minn.) 30, WASHINGTON AND LEE 16
125: Jacoby Bergeron (CC) won by forfeit (0-6)
133: Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Will McCarthy (CC); 5-2 (3-6)
141: Conor Duffey (W&L) d. John Krzyska (CC); 9-1 (7-6)
149: Zan Reed (W&L) d. Chad Mack (CC); Injury default (13-6)
157: Brandon Haluptzok (CC) d. Dan Igel (W&L); 4-2 (13-9)
165: David Dennis (W&L) d. Jake Krogstad (CC); 7-3 (16-9)
174: Nick Bachman (CC) d. Marino Orlandi (W&L); 8-5 (16-12)
184: Danny Pike (CC) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); Fall 3:41 (16-18)
197: Andrew Peterson (CC) won by forfeit (16-24)
285: Patrick Hughes (CC) won by forfeit (16-30)
SIMPSON 38, WASHINGTON AND LEE 12
125: Devin Rausch (SC) won by forfeit (0-6)
133: Spencer Courier (SC) d. Sam Campbell (W&L); Fall 1:35 (0-12)
141: Connor Duffey (W&L) d. Jeff Sand (SC); 6-1 (3-12)
149: Stephen Blayer (SC) d. Zan Reed (W&L); 21-5 (3-17)
157: Brian Haynes (SC) d. Dan Igel (W&L); Fall 6:44 (3-23)
165: David Dennis (W&L) d. Cory Stratton (SC); 8-1 (6-23)
174: Justin Bruce (SC) d. Marino Orlandi (W&L); 7-1 (6-26)
184: Morgan Moskal (W&L) d. Taylor Witzel (SC); Fall 2:30 (12-26)
197: Jared Bevins (SC) won by forfeit (12-32)
285: Ryan Haworth (SC) won by forfeit (12-38)
OLIVET 34, WASHINGTON AND LEE 10
125: Esteban Gonzalez (OC) won by forfeit (0-6)
133: Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Michael Gancer (OC); 14-3 (4-6)
141: Kenny Richmond (OC) d. Conor Duffey (W&L); 9-3 (4-9)
149: Paul Sawaya (OC) d. Zan Reed (W&L); 16-5 (4-13)
157: Dan Igel (W&L) d. Dan Fleet; 3-1 (7-13)
165: David Dennis (W&L) d. Rocky Cantu (OC); 3-0 (10-13)
174 : Connor Sharp (OC) d. Marino Orlandi (W&L); 13-2 (10-17)
184 : Andy Ottenwess (OC) d. Morgan Moskal; 20-7 (10-22)
197: Andrew Simpson (OC) won by forfeit (10-28)
285: Jake Ceslick (OC) won by forfeit (10-34)
ALMA 37, WASHINGTON AND LEE 11
125: Collin Lesko (AC) won by forfeit (0-6)
133: Sam Campbell (W&L) d. Zack Case (AC); 11-3 (4-6)
141: Conor Duffey (W&L) d. Joe White (AC); 12-2 (8-6)
149: James Carey (AC) d. HT Kotchinian (W&L); 9-0 (8-10)
157: Zan Reed (W&L) d. Brandon McLaughlin (AC); 6-4 (11-10)
165: Matt Tuttle (AC) d. David Dennis (W&L); Fall 6:05 (11-16)
174: Fletcher Roberts (AC) d. Marino Orlandi (W&L); 7-3 (11-19)
184: Paul Mikhjian (AC) d. Morgan Moskal; Fall 4:32 (11-25)
197: Conrad Bovee (AC) won by forfeit (11-31)
285: Brock Neeson (AC) won by forfeit (11-37)