Kings Point, NY – The USMMA wrestling team split a pair of Centennial Conference dual meets Saturday night inside O'Hara Hall. The Mariners knocked off Muhlenberg, 55-0, but fell to Johns Hopkins, 22-15. Jake Walker (Kansas City, CO), Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, MN), and Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI) all earned major decision wins against the Blue Jays.
Merchant Marine (11-4, 5-2 Centennial) built an early 8-3 lead versus Johns Hopkins as Walker earned a 13-4 major at 165 and Rooney routed Jared Forman at 174 pounds, 16-4. Fry's victory came as he bumped up a weight class to 197 pounds for a 12-3 triumph.
Brian Walker (Huntsville, AL) earned two victories on the night to improve to 19-6 in his rookie season. The Blue Jays would win the final four bouts of the dual for a comeback decision over the Mariners, 22-15.
Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) and Jack Walsh (Glen Allen, VA) both defeated their opponent in Merchant Marine's clash with Muhlenberg. The visitors would forfeit every other bout in the dual as the Mariners claimed the victory, 55-0.
The USMMA wrestling team returns to action Wednesday, February 12 at Stevens.
157: Christian Salera (JHU) dec. Ben Stallings (USMMA), 4-1; 3-0
165: Jake Walker (USMMA) maj. dec. Hugh Bahe (JHU), 13-4; 3-4
174: Patrick Rooney (USMMA)maj. dec. Jared Forman (JHU), 16-4; 3-8
184: Kyle Spangler (JHU) maj. dec. Xander Coburn (USMMA), 9-1; 7-8
197: Sam Fry (USMMA) maj. dec. Kory Johnson (JHU), 12-3; 7-12
HWT: Brian Walker (USMMA) dec. Joey Tilson (JHU), 3-1; 7-15
125: Paul Bewak (JHU) dec. Mike Mui (USMMA), 4-3; 10-15
133: Ray Yagloski (JHU) dec. Isaac Hammonds (USMMA), 2-1; 13-15
141: Henry Stauber (JHU) maj. dec. Nathan Twito (USMMA), 15-0 (5:51); 18-15
149: Duncan Crystal (JHU) maj. dec. Jack Walsh (USMMA), 10-2; 22-15
Merchant Marine 55 – Muhlenberg 0
125: Mike Mui (USMMA) dec. Jaryd Flank (MC), 7-4; 3-0
133: Isaac Hammonds (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 9-0
141: Nathan Twito (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 15-0
149: Jack Walsh (USMMA) maj. dec. Chayoot Chengsupanimit (MC), 9-0; 19-0
157: Ben Stallings (USMMA)wins by forfeit; 25-0
165: Jake Walker (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 31-0
174: Patrick Rooney (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 37-0
184: Xander Coburn (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 43-0
197: Sam Fry (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 49-0
HWT: Brian Walker (USMMA) wins by forfeit: 55-0