FERRUM, Va. -- Washington & Lee University picked up a non-conference men's wrestling win over #11 Ferrum College, winning 19-15 this afternoon at Swartz Gym.
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Clay Chadwick gave the Generals the win when he scored a takedown in overtime to beat NCAA qualifier Alveno Matthews in the final match of the night at 285 pounds. Ferrum trailed 17-6 after the 165-lb match, but picked up win by Andrew Tolbert (174), Blake Rosenbaum (184) and Braden Homsey (197) to get to within 17-15.
Chadwick trailed 3-1 after two periods, but tied it at 4-4 to send the match into OT, then took Matthews down to win the match and give W&L the win. Tolbert beat 2017 NCAA qualifier Joe Scott, while Rosenbaum needed a takedown in overtime to get past Rexx Hallyburton. Earlier in the match, Mario Vasquez earned a 6-2 decision over two-time NCAA qualifier Zach Bylykbashi at 141 pounds.
125 Levi Englman (Ferrum) over Ethan Hartman (W&L) (Dec 9-2)
133 Charlie Cunningham (W&L) over Kyle Burns (Ferrum) (Dec 4-3)
141 Mario Vasquez (Ferrum) over Zach Bylykbashi (W&L) (Dec 6-2)
149 Bryce Crew (W&L) over Victor Allen (Ferrum) (Fall 2:08)
157 Ryan Luth (W&L) over Austin Smith (Ferrum) (MD 12-3)
165 Shane Conners (W&L) over Christian Hite (Ferrum) (MD 16-2)
174 Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum) over Joe Scott (W&L) (Dec 10-4)
184 Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum) over Rexx Hallyburton (W&L) (SV-1 3-1)
197 Braden Homsey (Ferrum) over Brad Basham (W&L) (Dec 7-1)
285 Clay Chadwick (W&L) over Alveno Matthews (Ferrum) (SV-1 6-4)
Team score adjustment: WLU, control of mat -1.0
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Obviously, we are disappointed in the outcome, but I am happy about our preparation and effort against Washington and Lee. That's a good program right there and one that has continued to get better. I love how we battled especially the five freshman. I really feel good about where we are as a team right now. Mario, Andrew and Blake all got big wins over good guys. We will continue to get better." -- Head Coach Nate Yetzer
BACK ON THE MAT
Coach Nate Yetzer's team will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Cougar Open, hosted by Averett University in Danville, Virginia.