The Washington and Lee wrestling team wrapped up the dual meet portion of the 2019-2020 season with three Centennial Conference wins this past weekend in Westminster, MD. The Generals defeated the US Merchant Marine Academy 29-14, Johns Hopkins 35-10, and Ursinus 34-12. These last three dual meet victories of the season improved the Generals record to 16-5, surpassing the previous record of 13 dual meet wins in a season (1972-1973).
The Legacy of the Senior Class
The legacy that the senior class (Rexx Hallyburton 184, Shane Conners 165, Alec Horne 174, Colby Boudreau 157, and Andrew Taylor 174) has left is tremendous. They have had a winning dual meet record every season and are the winningest class in Washington and Lee wrestling history. In 2016-2017 the team had its first winning season since 2007-2008, finishing with an 8-7 record. Each year thereafter, the Generals’ performance improved: 9-6 and 3rd in the Centennial Conference in 2017-2018, 12-4 and 2nd in the Centennial Conference in 2018-2019, and now 16-5 in 2019-2020. Overall, the General are 45-22 (66.7% winning %) over the last four seasons.
The Centennial Conference
The Generals won 5 out of 6 dual meets against Centennial Conference opponents, with our lone loss coming to Muhlenberg, 18-22. In addition to the three wins mentioned above, we also defeated Gettysburg 40-3 and McDaniel 35-14. This Saturday February 15 the Generals will travel to Allentown, PA to wrestle for a Centennial Conference Championship, hosted this year by Muhlenberg College. The Generals, who joined the league during the 1998-1999 season, have never won a Centennial Conference team title. Our last Centennial Conference Champion was Ron Tassoni in 2014. This year’s tournament will be a great test, and excellent preparation for the upcoming NCAA Southeast Regional on February 28-29. Follow the action this Saturday (including live video and live results) on the Centennial Conference Championship site.
Check out the Centennial Conference Preview below and Head Coach Nathan Shearer on the Sports Weekly Show