COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The West Virginia University wrestling team shutout Johns Hopkins in its first dual meet of the season, 43-0, at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md.
Senior Shane Young
started the Mountaineers off with a 4-3 decision victory over the Blue Jays’ Paul Bewak. Tied at two apiece and with less than 30 seconds remaining, Young was able to convert a takedown attempt that sealed the win. Coming into the match, Bewak was ranked No. 4 at 125 pounds by D3wrestle.com
In his return to the mat, junior Colin Johnston
was dominate in a 20-5 technical fall over Ray Yagloski. Johnston closed out the match by way of takedown with 1:04 remaining in the third period.
Following a decision victory by junior Nathan Pennesi
, sophomore Brutus Scheffel
won a thrilling match against Henry Stauber in sudden victory, 3-1. With less than 20 seconds left in sudden victory time, Scheffel was successful in a takedown attempt.
Sophomore Dominic Prezzia
began his season by taking a 4-1 decision from JHU’s Christian Salera. Prezzia worked a takedown in the second period, scored an escape point in the third period and earned a riding time point on his way to the win.
At 165 and 174 pounds, WVU struck quickly, as freshman Ross Renzi
and Bubba Scheffel
scored the first pins of their Mountaineer careers. Renzi pinned Christian Ostrowski 2:09 into the match, while Scheffel got his win by fall at 37 seconds of the first.
Junior Lance Bryson
and freshman A.J. Vizcarrondo
earned back-to-back major decisions that increased the WVU lead to 37-0 with one match remaining.
In the final match of the dual meet, senior Phil Mandzik
earned a forfeit victory.
The Mountaineers will take on No. 15 Maryland at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon to complete action at the Terrapin Duals.Results
125: Shane Young
(WVU) dec. Paul Bewak (JHU), 4-3
133: Colin Johnston
(WVU) tech fall Ray Yagloski (JHU), 20-5
141: Nathan Pennesi
(WVU) dec. Paul Marcello (JHU), 6-0
149: Brutus Scheffel
(WVU) dec. Henry Stauber (JHU), 3-1 SV
157: Dominic Prezzia
(WVU) dec. Christian Salera (JHU), 4-1
165: Ross Renzi
(WVU) win by fall Christian Ostrowski, 2:09
174: Bubba Scheffel
(WVU) win by fall Jody Gowen (JHU), 0:37
184: Lance Bryson
(WVU) maj. dec. Kyle Spangler (JHU), 17-5
197: A.J. Vizcarrondo
(WVU) maj. dec. Evan Johnson (JHU), 9-0
HWT: Phil Mandzik
(WVU) win by forfeit
Final team score: 43-0 WVU