Meet Nick Konovalchik, W&L Wrestling Class of 2021

Posted: 5th June 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

I chose to attend W&L because of the combination of the strength of academics, the coaching staff, and the location in the Shenandoah Vally in VA.

Hometown North Andover, MA

High School Brooks School

Intended Major Biology major and on the pre-med track

Projected Weight Class 165 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment 3x ISL (League) Champion, 3x Prep New England Finalist, 2016 Prep New England Champion, 2017 Prep Nationals All-American (8th), 2017 Team Capt.

Best High School Wrestling Memory Winning the 1st Prep New England Team Title for Brooks Wrestling freshmen year with my older brother Andrew being a senior on the team (2014).

Favorite Pre-Match Food Bananas

Favorite Out of Season Food Pizza

Summer Plans? Hog hunting at a friend’s ranch in Texas along with working and wrestling.

Meet Bryce Crew, W&L Wrestling Class of 2021

Posted: 31st May 2017 by Generals Wrestling in Uncategorized

I chose to attend W&L because I love the environment and culture of W&L and the opportunity to compete in college wrestling.

Hometown Saint Marys, GA

High School Camden County High School

Intended Major BioChemistry

Projected Weight Class 157 lbs

Top Wrestling Accomplishment State Finalist, 3x State Placer, 4x State Qualifier

Best High School Wrestling Memory When my team and I won our third consecutive state title

Favorite Pre-Match Food Turkey Wrap

Favorite Out of Season Food Ribs and Sweet Tea

Summer Plans? Senior Trip to Mexico

 

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 9 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: 513 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 almost as far as the combined commutes of the 8 other incoming W&L wrestlers (2372 total miles)!

 

  1. Thomas Hallyburton says:

    Grandson, Rexx Hallyburton is wrestling at 184. Like to keep up with his activities.

    Thomas Hallybburton
    1342 Heller Dr
    Yardley, Pa 19067
    215-493-8725

  2. John V. Lowe says:

    If the rest of the class looks anything like the first two profiles I read here–the Generals will be in good shape! Great job last year sending multiple guys to NCAA’s. Things definitely headed in a good direction. Keep those profiles coming–and go Generals!

    JVL Class of ’87

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! 🙂