Broncs win five-straight with bonus points, down GMU, 24-18
FAIRFAX, VA – Trailing 15-0 after the matches first four bouts, the Rider University wrestling team got five-straight wins, all with bonus points, to defeat George Mason, 24-18, Sunday afternoon. Chad Walsh (Cherry Hill, NJ/Camden Catholic) remains second in the nation following his 12th pin, while Wayne Stinson (Wrightstown, NJ/Northern Burlington Regional) and Ryan Wolfe (New Castle, DE/Caravel Academy) each won by tech fall. B.J. Clagon (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South) and Michale Fagg-Daves (Somerset, NJ/Franklin) took major decisions to help the Broncs improve to 9-1 (5-1 EWL).
“We had some people out today in four weight classes, so we were fortunate that our 57, 65, 74, 84 and 97 won and got bonus points in what ended up a 5-5 split,” said Rider Head Coach Gary Taylor. “It was certainly a great team effort to pull this off when we weren’t at 100 percent.”
Battling without its usual starters at 125, 133, 141 and 149, the Broncs dropped the first four bouts, including a forfeit at 141 to give George Mason a 15-0 lead.
But Clagon’s 12-4 major decision over Matt Ramos at 157 got the Broncs scoring started. Walsh then pinned Ryan Frost at 165 at 6:20 to cut the deficit to 15-10. Stinson’s tech fall against Daniel Mika at 174 tied the match at 15-15.
“That certainly took some pressure off of us when Chad got the pin,” said Taylor. “He continues to look pretty devastating with his pinning ability.”
Fagg-Daves pushed the Broncs ahead with a 14-5 major decision against Austin Harrison at 184, before Wolfe scored a 19-3 tech fall over Matt Meadows in 4:30 at 197 to clinch the match.
The Broncs return to action Feb. 9, when they travel to Hofstra. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m.
125 | Ibrahim Bunduka (Mason) decision over Brenden Calas (RU), 4-2 | 3-0 Mason
133 | Lio Quezada (Mason) decision over Zach Valcarce (RU), 10-8 | 6-0 Mason
141 | Tejon Anthony (Mason) forfeit over Evan Fidelibus (RU) | 12-0 Mason
149 | Sahid Kargbo (Mason) decision over Gino Fluri (RU), 6-2 | 15-0 Mason
157 | B.J. Clagon (RU) major decision over Matthew Raines (Mason), 12-4 |15-4 Mason
165 | Chad Walsh (RU) fall over Ryan Forrest (Mason), 6:20 | 15-10 Mason
174 | Wayne Stinson (RU) technical fall over Daniel Mika (Mason), 5:37 | 15-15
184 | Michale Fagg-Daves (RU) major decision over Austin Harrison (Mason), 14-5 | 19-15 Rider
197 | Ryan Wolfe (RU) technical fall over Matt Meadows (Mason), 3:24 |24-15 Rider
HWT | Matthew Voss (Mason) decision over Mauro Correnti (RU), 15-9 | 24-18 Rider
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