W&L Wrestling Wraps Up Season at NCAA East Regional

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Washington and Lee wrestling team competed at the NCAA East Regionals at Gettysburg College on Saturday with first-year Grant Cokeley (Charleston, W.Va./George Washington) achieving the most success.

Cokeley, competing at the 285 pound weight class, lost his opening match to Mike Boardman of Delaware Valley by just two points, 4-2. He rebounded with a 2-1 victory over Joey Tilson of Johns Hopkins in the consolation bracket. In his next match, he secured an injury default win over Patryk Kopczynski of Hunter to advance. Cokeley was finally knocked out of the tournament by Kevin Poplaski of Gettysburg, 5-3.

First-years Tyler Kaelin (Crestwood, Ky./Oldham County) and Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa./Haverford School) and sophomore Matt Howell (Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School) all earned one victory in the consolation bracket before being knocked out of the tournament.

The NCAA East Regional concluded the 2012-13 season for the Generals.

141 pounds
Paul Marcello (Johns Hopkins) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L); 17-13
Tyler Kaelin (W&L) d. Darryl Albonico (NYU); 4-3
Jeff Peterson (Wilkes) d. Tyler Kaelin (W&L); 14-0

149 pounds
Emmanuel Ajagbe (Delaware Valley) d. Matt Howell (W&L); 11-0
Matt Howell (W&L) d. Brady Kwong (Hunter); 4-3
Henry Stauber (Johns Hopkins) d. Matt Howell (W&L); Fall 2:53

157 pounds
Logan Yox (McDaniel) d. Josh Weldon (W&L); Fall 2:14
Nathaniel Seals (Kings) d. Josh Weldon (W&L); 10-5

165 pounds
David Rice (NYU) d. Zac Richey (W&L); Fall 3:54
William Rieck (Ursinus) d. Zac Richey (W&L); 7-5

174 pounds
Zach Zotollo (TCNJ) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); 17-14
Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Anthony Clifford (Kings); 10-7
Josh Miller (Merchant Marine) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); Fall 4:47

184 pounds
Patrick Sheehan (NYU) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); Fall :46
Jared Leon (Gettysburg) d. Morgan Moskal (W&L); 10-0

197 pounds
Tyler Russell (Merchant Marine) d. Connor Smithson (W&L); Fall 2:28
Cemah Tudeo-Torboe (Kings) d. Connor Smithson (W&L); TF 18-2 5:00

285 pounds
Mike Boardman (Delaware Valley) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); 4-2
Grant Cokeley (W&L) d. Joey Tilson (Johns Hopkins); 2-1
Grant Cokeley (W&L) d. Patryk Kopczynski (Hunter); Injury Default
Kevin Poplaski (Gettysburg) d. Grant Cokeley (W&L); 5-3

 

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