Matt Kaminer Radio Interview

Posted: 17th January 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

Ford Carson at WLUR recently interviewed Matt Kaminer for his radio program.  Click on the link below to listen.



W&L Sports Weekly with Head Wrestling Coach Nathan Shearer

Posted: 11th January 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

The Jim Crytzer Invitational

Posted: 9th January 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized
Jim Crytzer Memorial Tournament

On Saturday 8 teams competed at the 2nd annual Jim Crytzer Invitational. The Washington and Lee Generals had a good team performance, finishing in third place behind John Carroll (OH) and Gettysburg (PA). Other participating teams were Scanton (PA), St. Andrews (NC), West Virginia Tech (WV), Greensboro College (NC), and SVU (VA).

Five Generals wrestlers made it into the championship match- Zach Papin (149), Shane Conners (157), Joe Scott (165), Brandon Lefore (174), and Matt Kaminer (285). All five of them finished in 2nd place.

Also placing were Michael Dik (141 lbs, 4th place), Alec Horne (165 lbs, 5th place), Chris McCrackin (149 lbs, 6th place) and Iszak Morgan (184 lbs, 6th place).

Full Recap

Dual vs. John Carroll

The night before the Crytzer Invitational, visiting John Carroll squared off against the Generals in a dual meet, with John Carroll prevailing by a 27-16 margin. Out of the 7 contested bouts, Zach Papin (149), Shane Conners (157), and Joe Scott (165) won, and Matt Kaminer received a forfeit when the John Carroll heavyweight did not wrestle.

Full Recap

Looking ahead to the Centennial Conference Duals

Over the next four weekends the Generals will face each team in the Centennial Conference. The results of these duals will determine the regular season Conference champion, and on February 11th, the Generals will head to Hoboken, NJ for the Centennial Conference Championships.

Upcoming Conference Schedule:

Saturday January 14 vs. US Merchant Marine Academy  @Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Saturday January 21 vs. Ursinus and Muhlenburg @ Ursinus, Collegeville, PA

Saturday January 28 vs. McDaniel and Gettysburg @ McDaniel, Westminister, MD

Saturday February 4 vs. Stevens and Johns Hopkins @ Doremus Gym, Washington and Lee University

* W&L will also wrestle at SVU on Friday evening, February 3rd

Saturday February 11 Centennial Conference Championship @ Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ


W&L Wrestling Team Profile

Posted: 4th January 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

Now that we are halfway through the 2015-2016 wrestling season, it is time to get to know the W&L wrestlers and coaches, as well as learn more about the history of the program. This team profile includes a recap of the 2015-16 season, the 2016-17 competition schedule, detailed profiles for the coaches and wrestlers, and a W&L wrestling history and records.

Next up for the Generals are two back to back home competitions, a dual vs. John Carroll on Friday January 6 at 6:30 pm and the Jim Crytzer Memorial Invitational, starting on Saturday January 7 at 9:00 am. Both competitions will have livestream available.

W&L Duals and 1st Semester Wrap-Up

Posted: 20th December 2016 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized
Washington and Lee Duals

Washington and Lee won the first two duals of the day, 26-19 over King’s, and 22-18 over Trine, before falling to 12-27 to ONU. Full Recap

This was our 2nd year hosting the Washington and Lee Duals and the field expanded from 6 to 12 teams, representing 9 states (listed below). Two of the teams, Coast Guard and Cortland are ranked in the top 25 of DIII. It was really a great event, with each team wrestling three dual meets and a 4th mat available for exhibition matches.

Connecticut: #24 Coast Guard Academy

Michigan: Alma

Ohio: Muskingum and Ohio Northern University

Pennsylvania: King’s and Lycoming

Indiana: Trine

New York: #14 Cortland

Maryland: McDaniel

Virginia: Washington and Lee, Southern Virginia

North Carolina: Greensboro

1st Semester Recap

The team wrestled in 3 tournaments and 5 duals during the 1st semester. After picking up 2 dual meet wins at the W&L Duals, the Generals now stand at 2-3. Up next is a tough conference schedule along with matches against John Carroll and SVU. The team also had individuals placing at each of three tournaments, with 3 placers at W&J, 1 placer at the Star City Open (Chris McCrackin, 2nd place at 149 lbs), and 5 placers at ONU. These are good results, and the best is still to come. Injuries have kept a number of guys out throughout the 1st semester and W&L still has not fielded its best team.

Sophomore 133 lber Zach Bylykbashi leads the team with a 12-1 record, a tournament title at ONU and runner-up finish at W&J, and a #9 national ranking.

First year wrestlers making a big impact are Shane Conners (157 lbs) and Rexx Hallyburton (184 lbs). Shane is 12-4 on the season with a 5th place finish at W&J and 3rd place at ONU.  Rexx has a 10-6 record with a 4th place finish at W&J and 3rd place at ONU.

Zach Papin (Jr, 149) and Michael Dik (Soph, 141) have wrestled well lately. Both of them placed 8th at ONU and won 2 out of 3 matches at the W&L Duals.

Looking Ahead

We return to action after winter break with a home dual vs. John Carroll at 6:30 pm, Friday January 6. LiveStream will be available. The following day we host the Jim Crytzer Memorial Tournament, which will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday January 7. It will be a great 2 days of action for the W&L Generals and we hope to get the 2nd semester off to a good start.