Bucknell Wrestling battles hard, falls 32-6 to Lehigh

Noor Kaur, Staff Writer

The Bison wrestlers competed against league opponent Lehigh on Friday evening. 

Dylan Chappell (149) ’25 began the evening with a win, forcing an overtime in the third period to come back from a 4-1 deficit. The sophomore is second on the roster with 22 wins this season.

I have moved up a weight class this season from 141 pounds, now competing at 149,” Chappell said. “I have shifted my focus, having to compete with a greater awareness against bigger, stronger opponents. I knew before the first whistle that I would need to wrestle with high energy for the whole match if I wanted to win. I was in a tough position after I went down by four points early, but my determination to win the match forced overtime after getting a late takedown in regulation to tie the score at six. I continued my offense into the overtime period to secure a takedown and win the match. This win builds my confidence as the EIWA championships approach as I look to qualify for the NCAA tournament.” 

Kurt Phipps (133) ’24 competed hard against his opponent, remaining tied 2-2 in the second period before falling with a narrow 6-4. This was Phipps first loss since Jan. 6. 

Teammate Dorian Crosby (285) ’24 also fought hard but faced his first dual loss of the season. 

After Lehigh won eight straight bouts, the night ended with a win from Darren Miller (141) ’23. Ranked 32 on the “Intermat” ratings, Miller won his match with a score of 4-2, earning his 17th win of the season.  

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