DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – The York College wrestling team opened up the dual season with a pair of victories Saturday evening in a tri-match hosted by Delaware Valley. The Spartans began the night with a 26-9 win over Wilkes before knocking off the host Aggies, 27-20.
Delaware Valley 0-2
Eric Hutchinson accounted for nine team points on the night as the redshirt-sophomore scored a major decision in his first match of the evening and added a first-period technical fall in his second bout. Hutchinson, the seventh-ranked wrestler at 157 lbs., racked up six takedowns, including four in the first period, to earn a 17-7 major decision victory over Allen Kokilananda from Wilkes. Hutchinson came out of the gates strong in his second bout, converting a takedown into four near fall points less than 15 seconds into the match. He added two more takedowns and eight more near fall points just before the first period ended to score a 16-1 technical fall (2:59) over Delaware Valley's Justin Whitacre.
Jackson Drum also went 2-0 on the night with nine team points as he scored a decision and accounted for the team's lone pin of the evening. Drum came out strong in his opening bout, converted a takedown into four near fall points in the opening period against Wilkes' John DeVito. Drum escaped from bottom position to start the second period and then stuck DeVito to the mat at 4:34 for his fourth pin of the season. Drum showed great poise and command in his second bout of night as he squared off against Delaware Valley's Kyle Hillermeier. Drum scored two takedowns and earned the riding time bonus to shutout Hillermeier, 6-0.
Jared Kuhns compiled a record of 2-0 on the night, beginning with a 6-2 decision over Wilkes' Nick Bauer and capped off the evening with a 15-0 (4:17) technical fall over John Ritcher of Delaware Valley. Kuhns reversed Bauer with 13 seconds left in the first period to tie the score 2-2 and then notched the eventual winning takedown in the final minute of the second. Kuhns dominated right off the opening whistle in his second bout, scoring a takedown and six back points in the opening period. He then escaped off bottom to start the second and proceeded with a takedown and four more swipes to seal the 15-0 victory.
Camden Farrow also had a strong showing for York as he also posted a 2-0 record on the night with a 2-1 victory over Moustafa Almeky from Wilkes, followed by a 14-2 victory over Delaware Valley's Austin Williams. All the points scored in the first bout came off escapes with Farrow managing to get free and then scored the only points in overtime. Farrow then flexed his muscles in the second bout, recording three takedowns in the third period and picked up the riding time bonus on his way to a convincing 14-2 victory.
Eric Hutchinson and Jackson Drum tied for the team lead as each wrestler accounted for nine team points, while Jared Kuhns accounted for eight team points … Drum moves into a tie for the team lead with four pins on the season … Kuhns looked strong in his season debut, picking up two wins after sitting out of last weekend's McGinley Invitational … Hutchinson (9-0) and Drum (6-0) remain undefeated on the year, while Farrow improves to 5-1.
The Spartans open their home slate with a Friday night showdown against host No. 14 TCNJ. The dual slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. inside Wolf Gym.
York 26, Wilkes 9
125: Jared Kuhns (YCP) dec. Nick Bauer (WU), 6-2
133: Jack Bauer (WU) dec. Logan Fox (YCP), 3-0
141: Blake Shalbert (YCP) dec. Dylan O'Connor (WU), 4-2
149: Eric Schreck (YCP) dec. Max Shaffer (WU), 6-4
157: Eric Hutchinson (YCP) maj. dec. Allen Kokilananda (WU), 17-7
165: Liam Flaherty (WU) dec. Edward Williams (YCP), 5-3
174: Jackson Drum (YCP) win by fall John DeVito (WU), 4:34
184: Billy Myers (YCP) maj. dec. Dawson Tallant (WU), 18-5
197: Camden Farrow (YCP) dec. Moustafa Almeky (WU), 2-1
HWT: Austin Cominsky (WU) dec. Jarrell Mayo (YCP), 5-0
133: Brock Horton (WU) maj. dec. Tommy Luke (YCP), 11-2
157: Kyle Tino (WU) win by fall Robbie Fleming (YCP), 0:57
165: Jake Hipps (YCP) dec. Cole Walters (WU), 2-0
York 27, Delaware Valley 20
125: Jared Kuhns (YCP) tech fall John Richter (DVC), 15-0, 4:17
133: Kordell Rush (DVC) win by fall Logan Fox (YCP), 1:40
141: Blake Shalbert (YCP) win by forfeit
149: Evan Widing (DVC) maj. dec. Eric Schreck (YCP), 14-3
157: Eric Hutchinson (YCP) tech fall Justin Whitacre (DVC), 16-1, 2:59
165: Edward Williams (YCP) maj. dec. Alec Myers (DVC), 10-2
174: Jackson Drum (YCP) dec. Kyle Hillermeier (DVC), 6-0
184: Nick Bord (DVC) maj. dec. Billy Myers (YCP), 14-4
197: Camden Farrow (YCP) maj. dec. Austin Williams (DVC), 14-2
HWT: Youssef Ait Boulahri (DVC) win by fall Jarrell Mayo (YCP), 4:50