Centennial Conference Championships Wrap Up

Just over a week ago, the Generals wrapped up the Centennial Conference schedule with a runner-up finish at the Centennial Conference Championships. It was wrestling’s best ever finish in the Centennial Conference, improving on last year’s third place finish. Shane Conners ’20 (165) led the Generals with a runner-up finish. Three others finished in third place: Ethan Hartman ’19 at 125 lbs, Joe Salerno ’22 (157), Rexx Hallyburton ’20 (184). Four Generals reached the consolation finals and finished 4th: Zach Bylykbashi ’19 (141), Bryce Crew ’21 (149), Brad Basham ’22 (197), and Clay Chadwick ’22 (285). 

This tournament follows on a very successful dual meet season, where the Generals also finished 2nd, beating Johns Hopkins 29-12, USMMA 25-16, Gettysburg 29-12, and McDaniel 32-10. The trip to Ursinus and Muhlenberg was cancelled due to weather and the Generals fell to Stevens, who went on to also win the conference tournament. 

Rexx Hallyburton, 3rd at 184 lbs

Ethan Hartman, 3rd at 125 lbs

Joe Salerno, 3rd at 157 lbs

Shane Conners, 2nd at 165 lbs

Regional Tournament Preview

This weekend the Generals travel to Lycoming College for the Southeast Regional Tournament, the qualifier for the NCAA National Championships, which will be held in Roanoke, VA on March 8-9. The field is 20 teams, and the top three wrestlers in each weight class will qualify for the National Championships. The Generals look to put an exclamation point on what has been a good season by doing well this weekend. Let’s take a look at each weight class.

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Nationally Ranked: #23 York | #25 Ferrum

Contenders: Messiah, Lycoming, Washington and Lee, Wilkes, Washington and Jefferson, Delaware Valley, Greensboro, Averett, Johns Hopkins, McDaniel, Gettysburg, Thiel, Waynesburg, SVU, Pitt-Bradford, PSU Behrend, Penn College, King’s


For the Generals Senior Ethan Hartman looks to put an exclamation point on his career with a great showing. 

Top Contenders: #10 Josiah Gehr (Messiah) | Sam Braswell (Averett) | Jalen White (Ferrum) | Dakota Quick (King’s) | Dylan Nuttall (York)


For the Generals First year Charlie Cunningham has won over twenty matches this season and will look to continue his impressive season. 

Top Contenders:  #9 Ricky Cavallo (Johns Hopkins) | Ryker Eckenberger (McDaniel) | Levi Engleman (Ferrum) | Russell Benson (Del Valley)


For the Generals Senior Zach Bylykbashi looks to punch his ticket to the NCAA Championships for a 3rd time and only needs 1 win to become the winningest wrestler in Washington and Lee history! 

Top Contenders: Brandon Woody (Averett) |  Tommy Stokes (Wilkes) | Mario Vasquez (Ferrum) | Nick Nunez (Messiah) | Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) | Sean Thompson (Gettysburg) | Hai Siu (Greensboro)


For the Generals Sophomore Bryce Crew, who has 17 falls on the season and having already broke his record of 13 from last season, will look to pin a few more! 

Top Contenders: #4 Stephan Maloney (Messiah) | Gregory Warner (York) | Michael Heinl (W&J) | Austin Smith (Ferrum) | Colin Devlin (Gettysburg)


For the Generals First year Ryan Luth is 20-1 on the season and will attempt to continue his winning ways against a deep field of contenders.

Top Contenders: Trevor Corl (Lycoming) | Hunter Neely (Washington and Jefferson) | Jared Lough (Averett) | Dominick Reyes (Johns Hopkins) | Conan Wilson (Greensboro) | Collin Saunders (Ferrum) | John Ritter (Wilkes) | Zach Mackall (Waynesburg)


For the Generals Junior Shane Conners continues to impress every week- this tournament should be no different. 

Top Contenders: #3 Nick Racanelli (Wilkes) | Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum) | Jared Walker (W&J) |  | Haydn Swartwood (Lycoming)


For the Generals Junior Alec Horne enters the tournament as a darkhorse contender.

Top Contenders: #10 Colin Kowalski (Gettysburg) | Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum) | Joseph Sindoni (York) | Brian Shermeyer (Messiah) | Ashton Gyenics (Wilkes) | Dylan Gettys (Penn College) 


For the Generals Junior Rexx Hallyburton is ready to challenge for a regional championships!

Top Contenders: Jake Paulson (PSU Behrend) | Isaac Morales (Johns Hopkins) | Francis Krause (York) | Victor DeFrance (Messiah) | Dominic Farabaugh (Thiel) |  Dan Ebert (Gettysburg) 


For the Generals First year Brad Basham will look to continue his strong season with a great tournament. 

Top Contenders: Travis Ogden (Lycoming) | Jesse Huber (York) | Ken Burrs (Waynesburg) | Gage Gladysz (Thiel) | Jared Mooney (Penn College) | Moustafa Almeky (Wilkes) | William Gilliam (Johns Hopkins)


For the Generals First year Clay Chadwick is prepared for a tough battle against a strong field of big men!

Top Contenders: #1 Jake Evans (Waynesburg) | #6 Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) | #8 Paul Triandafilou (Gettysburg) | Dylan Otis (Penn College) | Alevno Matthews (Ferrum) | Alex Brunner (SVU)