W&L Wrestling Drops a Pair of Centennial Conference Matches

W&L Wrestling Drops a Pair of Centennial Conference Matches

WESTMINSTER, Md. – The Washington and Lee wrestling team began its Centennial Conference slate on Saturday, taking on the Merchant Marine Academy and Muhlenberg for matches at McDaniel College.

The Generals (6-7, 0-2) dropped a 44-4 decision to the Merchant Marines (6-4, 1-0) and then fell to Muhlenberg (3-6, 1-1) by a score of 36-19.

First-year Zach Bylykbashi (Southington, Conn. / Southington) went 2-0 on the day at 133 pounds to lead the way for the Generals.  He notched a 9-1 major decision over William Hardin of the Merchant Marines and then logged an 11-7 decision over Patrick Sockler of Muhlenberg.  Bylykbashi is now 26-4 on the season, just three wins away from tying the single-season wins record set by senior Ron Tassoni (Media, Pa. / Haverford School) last season.

Tassoni, first-year 125 pounder Ethan Hartman (River Edge, N.J. / River Dell Regional) and sophomore 149-pounder Zachary Papin (Carrollton, Texas / St. Mark's) all went 1-1 on the day.  Tassoni bumped up to 197 pounds against the Merchant Marine Academy and fell to Ricky Fisher by a score of 8-4.  He then registered a 16-0 technical fall over Muhlenberg's Ethan Pentz at 184 pounds.  Tassoni is now 22-2 on the year.

Hartman fell to USMMA's Michael Mui by a score of 13-3 at 125 pounds and then received a forfeit win at 125 pounds against the Mules.

Papin dropped a 13-4 major decision to Nathan Twito of the Merchant Marines and recovered to post a 15-0 technical fall over Kash Calderon of Muhlenberg. 

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins for matches beginning at 12:00 pm.

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MERCHANT MARINES 44, WASHINGTON AND LEE 4
125 – Michael Mui (MMA) d. Ethan Hartman (W&L); 13-3 [4-0]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. William Hardin (MMA); 9-1 [4-4]
141 – Daniel May (MMA) d. Michael Dik (W&L); 6-2 [7-4]
149 – Nathan Twito (MMA) d. Zachary Papin (W&L); 13-4 [11-4]
157 – Erik Beshada (MMA) won by forfeit [17-4]
165 – Michael Maye (MMA) won by forfeit [23-4]
174 – Jake Sherman (MMA) won by forfeit [29-4]
184 – Dan Dubinsky (MMA) won by forfeit [35-4]
197 – Ricky Fisher (MMA) d. Ron Tassoni (W&L); 8-4 [38-4]
285 – Brandon Joest (MMA) won by forfeit [44-4]

MUHLENBERG 36, WASHINGTON AND LEE 19
125 –Ethan Hartman (W&L) won by forfeit [0-6]
133 – Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) d. Patrick Sockler (MU); 11-7 [0-9]
141 –Ben Peck (MU) d. Michael Dik (W&L); Fall 6:05 [6-9]
149 –Zachary Papin (W&L) d. Kash Calderon (MU); 15-0 (2:41) [6-14]
157 – Chayoot Chengsupan (MU) won by forfeit [12-14]
165 – Will Lamb (MU) won by forfeit [18-14]
174 – Jake Gordon (MU) won by forfeit [24-14]
184 – Ron Tassoni (W&L) d. Ethan Pentz (MU); 16-0 (3:39) [24-19]
197 – Zach Goldrosen (MU) won by forfeit [30-19]
285 – Christian Schmid (MU) won by forfeit [36-19]