After hosting the Jim Crytzer Memorial Invitational and travelling for the Budd Whitehill Duals (Lycoming College), the Generals are set to begin four straight weeks of conference competition. For three consecutive weekends the Generals will travel to a different conference site for dual meets, culminating with a trip to the Centennial Conference Championships on February 9 (hosted by the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY).
The Upcoming Schedule
January 19 12:00 PM at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA
Duals vs. Ursinus College and Muhlenberg College
January 23 6:00 PM at HOME Senior Night vs. Averett University (Non-Conference | Senior Night)
January 26 12:00 PM at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD
Duals vs. Gettysburg College and McDaniel College
February 01 7:00 PM Dual vs. Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD
February 02 12:00 PM Duals vs. Merchant Marine Academy and Stevens Institute of Technology
February 09 10:00 AM Centennial Conference Championship @ Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY)
The Generals opened the 2nd semester with a good showing at the Jim Crytzer Tournament (Full Results), hosted this year at Southern Virginia University due to the ongoing construction in the Warner Center. The Generals finished 2nd as a team behind tournament championships by FY 197 lber Brad Basham and SO 149 lber Bryce Crew. Both defeated past national qualifiers from Ferrum College. FY 157 lber Ryan Luth was dominating his opponent in the finals, but had to injury default. JR 174 Alec Horne was also a finalist, making 4/10 weight classes where the Generals were represented in the finals. Finishing in 3rd place were FY 133 Charlie Cunningham; FY 141 Russ Zimmerman and FY 149 Joe Salerno.
Last weekend the Generals travelled to Lycoming College to take part in the Budd Whitehill Duals. The Generals wrestled 5 dual meets over the two day event, facing their toughest challenges of the season. On Day 1 the Generals battled in a pool of four teams (FULL RECAP), defeating Ohio Northern 32-10 but falling in two close matches to Springfield (20-18) and Wilkes 24-12. Day 2, the Generals were put in a bracket. After falling in the opening match to Lycoming College 23-21, the Generals rebounded and finished the event with a victory against Williams College, 36-12. Losing close matches against Springfield and Lycoming was a tough to swallow, but ultimately will prepare the Generals for what will be a tough series of upcoming Centennial Conference Matches.