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BW Wrestlers Defeat St. Vincent (N.Y.), 25-16

Ben LeBrun
Ben LeBrun

RIVERDALE, NEW YORK – The Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team defeated the College of Mount St. Vincent (N.Y.), 25-16, in the Peter Jay Sharp Center. 

With its win, BW is 2-0 overall and next wrestlers on Friday, December 21 at the Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University Invitational Tournament. Action begins at 10:00 a.m. With its loss, Mount St. Vincent is now 1-2 overall.

The Yellow Jackets were led by four freshmen, including 149-pounder Joey Schmidt (Hinckley/ Brunswick), 157-pounder Garrett Chase (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep), 165-pounder David Shapiro (Beachwood) and freshman 174-pounder Ben LeBrun (Strongsville), who all won by major decision.

Schmidt defeated Vincent Lombardo, 11-2, and is now 10-6 overall. Chase beat Brian Adriance, 8-0, and is 19-6 overall. His 19 wins leads the team. Shapiro defeated Dan Mattrazzo, 10-2, and is now 13-7 overall. LeBrun beat Adeshola Logunleko, 9-1, and is 9-8 overall.

In addition, freshman 125-pounder Jesse Gunter (Akron/Coventry), who has twice been the Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week in his first six weeks as a collegiate grappler, won by forfeit to improve to 14-1 overall. Freshman 133-pounder Zach Walker (Fairlawn/Copley) beat \ Marius Kola, 4-3, and is now 14-7 overall.

Following its trip to Johnson & Wales, BW is idle until January 12, 2013 when it travels to Manchester, Indiana to compete at the Manchester College Invitational.

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FINAL SCORE:   Baldwin Wallace -- 25,  College of Mount St. Vincent (N.Y.) -- 16

125 pounds: Jesse Gunter (Baldwin Wallace) won by forfeit; 133 pounds:  Zach Walker (Baldwin Wallace) defeated Marius Kola (CMSV), 4-3; 141 pounds:  Brian   Latham (CMSV) pinned Andrew Taylor (Baldwin Wallace), 3:36;  149 pounds:  Joey Schmidt (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Vincent Lombardo (CMSV), 11-2;  157 pounds:  Garrett Chase (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Brian Adriance (CMSV), 8-0;  165 pounds:  David Shapiro (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Dan Mattrazzo (CMSV), 10-2;  174 poundsBen Lebrun (Baldwin Wallace) won by major decision over Adeshola Logunleko (CMSV), 9-1;  184 pounds: Nick Coco (CMSV) won by major decision over Brian Fox (Baldwin Wallace), 14-6;  197 pounds: Karl Schmitt (CMSV) defeated Kevin Thomas (Baldwin Wallace), 7-4; 
285 pounds: Brian Slattery (CMSV) def. Joe Belford (Baldwin Wallace), 4-1.