-- Recap courtesy of Dom Vazquez '19 --
ITHACA, N.Y. - The Wesleyan University wrestling team competed in a tri-meet on Sunday hosted by sixth-ranked Ithaca College in the Ben Light Gymnasium. The Cardinals wrestled against Ithaca, Williams, and SUNY Oneonta while Roy Forys, who wrestled at 165, continued an impressive season with a 3-0 record for the day.
Wesleyan went 0-3 with losses against Williams (18-16) and Ithaca (30-12), and a loss against SUNY Oneonta (24-15) in the final dual of the afternoon. The Cardinals now move to 4-8 in dual meets on the season.
- In the first dual of the day, Wesleyan took on Williams as Zack Murillo '19 started things off strong for the Cardinals with a 5-3 victory in sudden-death overtime. Shane Ross '19 earned a 3-2 decision victory at the 149-pound class, while Forys and Simon Chee '21 dominated their opponents, recording major decisions at 165 and 197, respectively. The dual came down to the heavyweight match where Williams' Sebastian Dziadkiewicz won over Wesleyan's Harrison Karp by a 3-1 decision to seal a victory for the Ephs.
- The second dual pitted the Cardinals against sixth-ranked Ithaca. Ross, Forys, and Chee continued their winning ways, gaining decision victories over their opponents, while Marco Gaita '22 notched his first win of the day with a decision at 174. Though Ithaca would win the dual, Wesleyan took four matches out of a possible ten against them, more than any other team at the meet.
- The final dual of the day saw Wesleyan face SUNY Oneonta. Murillo, Forys, and Gaita all took home decision victories, while Amir Daouk '20 pinned his opponent at 133 despite wrestling in a higher weight class than normal due to the absence of Matias.
- Murillo, Chee, Gaita, and Ross all finished 2-1, while Forys finished at 3-0. Both Daouk and Tristan Stetson wrestled in higher weight classes than normal due to injuries, facing tough national caliber wrestlers with significant size advantages. Daouk finished the day 1-1.
- Next Sunday, February 10, the Cardinals will host Southern Maine, New England College, and Scranton for Senior Sunday in Silloway Gymnasium with action starting at 1 p.m.