Warner Brothers and Pasiuk Earns First Places, Cardinals 2nd at 32nd Summa Memorial
Full Tournament Results
BEREA, Ohio – Another tournament and another Cardinals strong showing. The Warner brothers and Aiden Pasiuk earned first place finishes, while Wheeling Jesuit grabbed second in the team standings at the 32nd John Summa Memorial Tournament held at Baldwin-Wallace College.
Dustin Warner, Tyler Warner and Pasiuk combined for a 14-0 record to win the 133, 141 and 184-pound weight classes. Powered by the three top finishers, WJU produced 140.5 points and trailed only NCAA DIII nationally-ranked Wabash (189.5) in the final team standings. The Cardinals also saw Jaylen Hill (141) and Keegan Driscoll (165) capture second places, while Jared Donahue was third at 141.
"A nice day for the program as everyone was fighting hard for themselves and for the team, which made it that much more fun," noted WJU head coach Danny Irwin. "For the majority of the team, it was their last time competing for the season and for a couple their careers. (Kollin) Clark and (Jaylen) Hill have their own unique qualities they bring to the team and I am happy that they were able to finish on their own terms."
DJ Warner continued his late-season push with a 4-0 day at 133. Following a bye, the two-time All-American pinned two of his next three foes in 2:11 and 2:32 with a 7-0 decision shutout between the two. Warner completed the day with a 6-2 decision win over Owen Doster of Wabash for the title.
"DJ is really coming on at the right time and he took out an All-American in the finals. He executed a couple new positions that will really pay off for him these last 5 weeks," said Irwin.
Not to be outdone, Tyler Warner went 5-0 and had his way with his 141-pound opponents. The redshirt freshman put his first three foes on their backs with falls in 1:39, 1:55 and 1:47. He posted a strong 9-2 semifinal victory, before teammate Hill injury defaulted in the final.
"Ty let it fly today, and when he does, he is the best wrestler in the building. He showed how capable he is at ending matches in multiple ways. It's also his birthday today so it was a happy birthday for him," noted Irwin.
Like DJ Warner, Pasiuk claimed his third tournament crown with a 5-0 day at 184. The first-year Cardinal started his day in quick fashion with a pair of falls in 1:25 and 2:37. He continued his mastery with an 8-0 major decision, before he marched to the finals off a 5-2 semifinal victory. In the final, Pasiuk defeated Alfred State's George Vanvalen by a 4-1 score.
"Pasiuk is getting hot at the right time, and his self belief is rising with each match," pointed out Irwin. "Having that time off to get fully healthy, it has done him well."
Pasiuk commented of his day, "Today, I felt like I was wrestling my game. I felt like I was in control of all my matches and wrestled to my positions. Though I do have things to improve upon, I feel like I wrestled to my best ability."
In potentially his final collegiate outing, Hill made the most of it. The 141-pound senior pinned his first opponent in 1:12, before he added 7-4 and 3-2 wins. In the semifinals, Hill edged teammate Jared Donahue. He finished second to Tyler Warner by injury default in the final.
Clark fell short on Saturday with an 11-4 decsion, before fellow Cardinal Bailey Jenkins outlasted him for a 5-1 sudden victory result in the consolations.
At 165, Driscoll was rolling along in his first four bouts. The junior had two dominating opening matches with a 17-1 tech fall and a fall in 1:40. He followed with a 4-3 decision and eased into the final with a 16-5 major. Driscoll, though, came up on the short end of an 8-0 final in the championship to Baldwin Wallace's Anthony Arroyo.
Donahue made it a WJU one-two-three at 141. After a bye, the first-year wrestler pinned his first opponent in 1:13 and followed with a 7-2 decision. Hill prevailed 4-1 over him in the semis, but Donahue came back for a 7-4 victory over Brockport's Zack Barker in the Third Place Match.
In the heavyweight ranks, the Cardinals placed finishers in fourth (Terrance Fanning) and sixth (Seth Bloor). Fanning had a first round pin in 1:29 and tech falled his second foe, 18-0. He continued a strong day at 10-3 in the quarterfinals, but the redshirt junior had to bow out of the tournament from there for fourth.
Also at 285, Bloor carried last week's first-place momentum into today with falls of 1:50 and 1:54 to start his day. After he lost to eventual champion Jake Evans of Waynesburg, Bloor wrestled his way back. The redshirt sophomore had a tech fall (16-1) and pinned his third wrestler in 2:12 to move onto the Fifth Place bout. Bloor fell just shy as Max Bishop of Wabash edged him by a 3-2 final.
In the 149-pound weight class, senior Daniel Romero battled his way to a third WJU s ixth place. He started with a fall (6:20) and a major decision (16-5), but fell 3-1 in the quarterfinals. Romero won two consol matches – 10-5 and a 4:45 fall – but Stanley Bleich of Baldwin Wallace won the 7-4 Fifth Place Match.
**Devin Uzelac (285) earned the Saturday distinction of the Tournament's Fastest Fall. The sophomore pinned Brockport's Austin Dean in 23 seconds in the second round to highlight his 2-2 afternoon.
WJU will have off until next Saturday, Feb. 10, in a dual match at nationally-ranked Seton Hill. Opening bout takes the mat at 7 p.m.
2.Wheeling Jesuit 140.5
4.Baldwin Wallace 115.5
6.Wash & Jeff 76.0
7.Ohio Northern 61.0
9.Case Western 48.5
12.Alfred State 35.5
13.Thomas Moore 26.5
15.Mt. St. Joseph 5.0
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