AB Wrestling Places Fourth at WV Invite

January 27, 2018

Complete Results

WHEELING, W.Va. The Alderson Broaddus wrestling team finished in fourth place on Saturday afternoon at the West Virginia Invite hosted by West Liberty University.

The Battlers finished with two runner-ups in the tournament and had five wrestlers finish in third and one in fourth.

At 125 pounds, Breandan Coughlin placed second for the Battlers as he earned a victory in the opening round before falling to Anthony Tripke from OVU in the finals with a 6-4 decision.

Gino Sita also placed second for the Battlers on Saturday as he went 2-1 on the day. In his first match, he earned a second-period pin over Bryan Overton from West Virginia Tech and then defeated Chance Morgan from West Liberty 9-4 to reach the finals.

In the final match, Sita was pinned by Dalton George from OVU in the second period.

Also at 125 pounds on Saturday, Colton Bethel placed third for AB. After dropping his first match to the eventual champion Tripke, he earned a 10-7 decision in his next match and then pinned Josh Talbott from West Liberty in the third-place match.

At 133 pounds, Curtis Cox went 2-1 as well and place third as he had a 21-5 technical fall victory in the third place match.

Senior Logan Shurina earned the next third-place finish for the Battlers, this time at 165 pounds, as he went 2-1. He fell in his opening match in the first period as he was pinned before coming back to earn a pin and then won a forfeit over AB's Nick Sulhoff in the third-place match as the two took third and fourth respectively.

Sam Solomon place third at 184 pounds as he won his opening match with a pin before being edged 13-2 in the semis. In the third-place match, Solomon won with 23 seconds left in the first period with a fall over Ali Capobianco from OVU.

To close out the afternoon, Alex Eaton place third for the Battlers at 197 as he split both his matches Saturday. He fell 16-5 in his first match before pinning Will Van Hoose from Tech in the second match.

The Battlers return to the mat on Saturday when they travel to face West Virginia Tech at 6 p.m.

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