Wrestling sweeps weekend

Andrew Verrilli, Contributing Writer

The Bison wrestling team won two big matches on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 to bump its record above .500. The Orange and Blue now sit at 5-4 this season but boast an impressive 3-1 record against EIWA opponents.

Standouts Tom Sleigh ’18 and Tyler Greene ’17 rounded out the match on Jan. 22 with consecutive victories, and the team managed to total seven individual victories to lift the Bison to a 25-15 victory at Brown. Three wins for bonus points propelled the Orange and Blue to overcome a pair of six-point victories by Brown. The Bison held a four-point lead at 19-15 before Sleigh and Greene secured a pair of decisions to finalize the match.

The Orange and Blue kicked off the match with an early 11-0 lead after snatching three wins by Jordan Gessner ’20, Joey Gould ’20, and nationally ranked veteran Tyler Smith ’18.

Brown proceeded to win two of the next three bouts, claiming six points in each. During a pair of losses, Logan Kerin ’17 was forced to resign for the weekend due to an injury. Despite these tough losses, the Bison were able to regain momentum as Victor Lopez ’17 posted another solid performance, leading to his last three victories coming by shutout. An overtime win by D.J. Hollingshead ’19 boosted the Orange and Blue to a 19-12 lead. Standouts Sleigh and Greene proceeded to complete the match with a pair of decisions with a combined 14-4 score to tally the victory. Sleigh has now recorded victories in 12 consecutive matches and leads the team at an impressive 21 individual wins this season.

The Bison seemed to be satisfied with their winning weekend. “We wrestled great from 125 to HWT. Two of the best matches were from D.J. with a hard fought win in overtime, and Tyler Greene, who had awesome wins against Harvard and Brown,” Joey Gould ’20 said.

The Bison will now wrestle five of their last seven dual matches at home starting Jan. 27, with a competition against Penn.

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