NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 20th-nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team went undefeated with a record of 3-0 at the Gator "Boots" Duals hosted by Luther (Iowa) College at McGavock High School.
BW (9-2) opened the duals with a 34-12 victory against Olivet (Mich.) College. The Yellow Jackets then defeated Millikin (Ill.) University by a score of 36-12 in their second match. BW closed out the duals with a 33-9 victory against Loras (Iowa) College.
Against Olivet, BW got four victories by pinfall from junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference wrestler Richie Burke (Ithaca, N.Y.), sophomores Anthony Arroyo (Maumee) and Zeckary Lehman (Akron/Revere) as well as freshman Charlie Nash (Norwalk). Burke, who is this week's OAC Wrestler of the Week, pinned his opponent at 157-pounds in just 54 seconds. Arroyo picked up the pinfall victory in a mere 18 seconds at 165-pounds. Lehman picked up the pinfall victory in a time of 4:56 at 184-pounds. Nash earned the win at 133-pounds with a pin at 6:07. The Yellow Jackets also got a major decision from senior Graham Montague (Independence) at 174-pounds by a score of 15-5. BW rounded out its scoring with decisions from junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC performer Tyler Maclellan (Medina/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) and junior All-OAC wrestler Chris Doyle (Akron/Green). MacLellan won his match at 197-pounds by a score of 7-4 while Doyle took home the win at 125-pounds by a count of 5-2.
In the match with Millikin, the Yellow Jackets picked up five wins by pinfall from Doyle, Nash, Burke, Arroyo and Maclellan. Doyle pinned his opponent at 125-pounds in a time of 2:43. Nash picked up the pinfall at 133-pounds in a time of 2:46. Burke secured the win as he pinned his opponent at 157-pounds in a time of 3:11. Arroyo earned the victory at 165-pounds in just 57 seconds. Maclellan pinned his opponent at 197-pounds in a time of 4:46. BW also got decision victories from Montague and junior Academic All-OAC performer Andrew Sierawski (Delaware/Hayes). Montague won his match at 174-pounds by a score of 9-6 while Sierawski took home the win at 285-pounds by a count of 6-2.
Against Loras, the Yellow Jackets earned four victories by pinfall from Doyle, Arroyo, junior Grant Rathburn (New Albany/Bishop Hartley) and Sierawski. Doyle pinned his opponent at 125-pounds in a time of 2:43. Arroyo earned his third pin of the day at 165-pounds in a time of 1:43. Rathburn picked up the pin at 184-pounds in a time of 4:37. Sierawski pinned his opponent at 285-pounds in a time of 1:53. BW also got wins by decision from seniors Patt McGinnis (Egg Harbor City, N.J./Cedar Creek) and Josh Decatur (Akron/ Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) as well as Montague. McGinnis earned the victory at 141-pounds by a score of 6-1. Decatur took home the win at 149-pounds by a score of 10-8. Montague won by a score of 3-2 at 174 pounds.