Incoming Class of 2021 Wrestlers

Posted: 22nd May 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

We are excited to announce the incoming wrestling class of 2021. These 8 student-athletes are graduating from high school in 2017 and will be beginning their W&L education in the fall of 2017.

Average Distance to W&L: 554 miles

Closest Distance: Matt Muller lives in Roanoke, VA and his commute to W&l is only 45 miles.

Furthest Distance: Zach England will travel 2245 miles from Bellevue, WA to attend W&L. His trip is further than the combined commutes of the 7 other incoming W&L wrestlers (2187 total miles)!

 

Generals Summer Wrestling Prospect Camp

Posted: 11th May 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

The 2017 Generals Summer Wrestling Prospect Camp will be held on August 11-13 in the home of Washington and Lee Wrestling, Doremus Gymnasium. Registration is now open and the early registration discount is good through June 1. After June 1, the price increases from $125 to $150.

Our wrestling camp is designed for high school students who are beginning their college search process. In addition to four wrestling sessions and two morning strength/conditioning workouts alongside current and incoming W&L wrestlers, campers will have the opportunity to talk to an W&L admissions officer, hold informational sessions with several professors across a variety of fields, and will hear from W&L wrestling alumni. Campers will come away from camp with a good understanding of the wrestling team culture and the athletic and academic opportunities at Washington and Lee University.

NCAA Championships Wrap-Up

Posted: 14th March 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

Full Recap

The National Tournament is the pinnacle of wrestling, where the best from across the country battle for 8 coveted All-American spots at the conclusion of each season. First year Joe Scott and sophomore Zach Bylykbashi joined this prestigious group with strong performances at the East Regional Tournament. When they reached La Crosse for the National Tournament, they fell just shy of All-American honors, but they performed well and proved that they belonged among the field.

Image of the NCAA Finals

 

Due to the random nature of the draw, Zach had a preliminary “pigtail” match to start the tournament. He lost, but cameback to win two matches in a row by 1 point margins to put himself in the “blood round.” A win would mean that he would secure for himself a top 8 finish and All-American honors and would be wrestling on day 2. Unfortunately Zach came up a bit short, losing to the eventual 5th place finisher. He finishes the year with a 26-6 record, a Centennial Conference Champion, and a National Qualifier.

As a freshman in one of the toughest weight classes Joe knew he would have a tough road and would have to wretle his absolute best this weekend. The 165 lb weight class had 7 returning All-Americans, and Joe drew the 4th seed, a returning All-American from Messiah, in for his first match. He lost a tight 5-1 decision, and his opponent would go on to make it to the semifinals and finish in 3rd place. After dropping down to the consolation bracket, Joe faced the #5 seed in his second match. Joe fought hard but was eliminated. Still, he finishes this season as one of the most accomplished freshman campaigns in Washington and Lee history. He is a Centennial Conference runner-up, East Region Champion, and finishes with a 20-9 record.

 

 

 

 

  1. Seceder.com says:

    The Generals appear to be gathering momentum towards an increasingly successful campaign to be among the nation’s top DIII programs. More interesting, still, is how they’re providing folks from underserved regions of the country with opportunities to compete at the NCAA level. States that love football had to eliminate men’s college wrestling programs in droves a few decades ago, but W&L is reaching out to wrestlers there. Hopefully those wrestlers will eventually increasingly help our sport continue to rebound in their native states. Go Generals! 🙂

NCAA Championships, Round 1

Posted: 10th March 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

Action got underway  at the 2017 NCAA D3 Wrestling Championships this morning, with both Zach Bylykbashi (133) and Joe Scott (165) wrestling. Zach wrestled twice, dropping his first and winning his second match. Joe wrestled just once and dropped a tight decision to the #4 seed. Both will get back on the mat in tonight’s session, starting at 6 pm CT/7 pm EST. They will each need two wins to clinch All-American honors and secure their spot in tomorrow’s placement matches. Follow the tournament

 

Zach Bylykbashi fell to Jared Braun (Elmhurst) 6-11 in the first round, and then defeated #8 Joe Brodman (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 2-1 to stay alive in the consolation bracket. He will now face Evan Corso (Oswego State) in tonight’s consolation round.

 

 

Joe Scott fell in his first round to #4 Larry Cannon (Messiah) 1-5, but will resume his quest for All-American honors tonight. His next opponent is Connor Brummett (Wabash).

  1. Seceder.com says:

    Go Generals! Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a W&L wrestler make All-American and thereby continue spearheading the NCAA DIII (etc.) wrestling renaissance in Virginia?

Day 2: The Final Preparation

Posted: 9th March 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

Joe Scott after his evening workout. Action begins at 11 AM CT/12 PM ET on Friday!

 

Tomorrow’s Start time: 11:00 CT/12:00 ET

Link for Live Video and Live Stats

Zach Bylykbashi will be up wrestling as the first match of the morning session on MAT 4. His second match will be 45 minutes after the conclusion of his first match, so he will be wrestling again around 1:00 pm EST. Joe Scott should also be wrestling around 1-1:30 PM EST.