Trine Posts Pair of Victories at W&L Duals

Trine Posts Pair of Victories at W&L Duals

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.



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)

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)

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