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Ferrum Wrestlers Win Jim Crytzer Memorial

The Panthers celebrate with dinner at Macado's in Lexington.
The Panthers celebrate with dinner at Macado's in Lexington.


FINAL RESULTS

BUENA VISTA, Va. -- Ferrum College's men's wrestling team won the eight-team Jim Crytzer Memorial Tournament, hosted today by Washington and Lee University at Southern Virginia University. Ferrum scored 202 points to outdistance the host Generals (110 pts) and third-place Averett University (98).

TEAM SCORES
1. Ferrum 202.0; 2. Washington and Lee 110.5; 3. Averett 98.0; 4. West Virginia Tech 59.5; 5. Southern Virginia 49.0; 6. St. Andrews 38.5; 7. Kent State Tuscarawas 31.5; 8. Gettysburg 21.5

THE BASICS
The Panthers had a wrestler in all 10 weight classes advance to the finals, crowning six individual champions. Blake Rosenbaum went 4-0 with three pins in winning the 174 pound title, and improved to 15-0 with 10 pins this season. Also claiming top honors were Jalen White (125 lbs), Levi Englman (133), Austin Smith (157), Andrew Tolbert (165) and Braden Homsey (184).

Mario Vasquez (141), Collin Saunders (149), Antavian Leary (197) and Tyrique Nolen (285) each finished second. Placing third were CJ Cramma (125), Christian Hite (165) and Alveno Matthews (285).

FERRUM WRESTLERS
125: Jalen White 3-0 (2 pins), 1st; CJ Cramma 3-1 (2), 3rd
133: Levi Englman 4-0 (2) 1st; Kyle Burns 3-2 (1), 4th; Steven Muller 1-2 (1); Chris Nichols 1-2 (1); Tyler Couture 0-2
141: Mario Vasquez 2-1 (2), 2nd; Javiaughn Basnight 3-2, 4th
149: Collin Saunders 3-1, 2nd; Victor Allen 3-1 (1), 6th; Caden Dalton 2-2; Charles Tisby 0-2; Jared Worley 0-2
157: Austin Smith 3-0 (2), 1st; Malik Barr 2-3, 6th
165: Andrew Tolbert 4-0 (1) , 1st; Christian Hite 4-1 (1), 3rd: Trevor Johnson 0-2
174: Blake Rosenbaum 4-0 (3), 1st; Jesse Carter 0-2
184: Braden Homsey (2-0 (1) 1st; Pablo Zanistanavicius 2-2 (1), 4th
197: Antavian Leary 1-1, 2nd
285: Tyrique Nolen 3-1 (3), 2nd: Alveno Matthews 4-1 (2), 3rd; Tyler Michael 3-2, (3), 4th; Johnny Araya 2-2, 5th

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"The guys looked great today, great attitude and energy. We turned around some losses from earlier in the year so we are improving, you can see it week to week. Very proud of the work today." --Head Cach Nate Yetzer

BACK ON THE MAT
Yetzer's matmen will be back in action Wednesday, Jan. 9, at home against Greensboro Colege. The match will be held in the Ferrum YMCA on campus and is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start.