Four Wrestlers Advance to Friday Nights EIWA Quarterfinals; Six Will Compete in Consolation Rounds

Four Wrestlers Advance to Friday Nights EIWA Quarterfinals; Six Will Compete in Consolation Rounds

LEWISBURG, Pa. — For the first time during the Teague Moore era, all 10 American University wrestlers will move on to the second session of the EIWA Championships. American picked up four wins in the Round of 16 and then went 6-for-6 in wrestlebacks.

Josh Terao (125), Esteban Gomez-Rivera (133), Michael Sprague (149) and Jeric Kasunic (197) all won and will advance to quarterfinal matches in their respective weight classes.

In the wrestleback consolation bracket, Jack Mutchnik (141), Tom Page (157), Cole Mosely (165), Joe Salvi (174), Jason Grimes (184) and Brett Dempsey (285) all picked up victories.

American is tied with Army West Point in ninth place and is one of three teams along with Cornell and Columbia to have all 10 athletes competing Friday night. The Big Red leads the way with 23 points and nine wrestling in the quarterfinals. 

The quarterfinal session of the 2017 EIWA Championship will begin at 6 p.m.

ROUND OF 16
125: No. 2 Josh Terao over Trey Keeley (Brown), Major Decision (10-1)
133: No. 2 Esteban Gomez-Rivera over Jimmy Pawelski (Brown), Dec. (9-3)
141: No. 5 Logan Everett (Army) over Jack Mutchnik, Dec. 3-1
149: No. 8 Michael Sprague over Ryan Burkert, Dec. 3-2
157: Tristan Rifanburg over No. 7 Tom Page, Dec. 5-2
165: No. 3 Tyrel White (Columbia) over Cole Moseley, Dec. 5-2
174: No. 5 Josef Johnson over Joe Salvi, Major Dec. (12-3)
184: No. 8 Joe Heyob over Jason Grimes, Dec. 2-1
197: No. 7 Jeric Kasunic over Michael Bulkin, Fall (2:02)
HWY: No. 8 Ian Ian Butterbodt over Brett Dempsey, Dec. 7-2

CONSOLATION OF 8 WRESTLEBACK
141: Jack Mutchnik over Zeke Salvo (Brown), Dec. 3-2
157: No. 7 Tom Page over Emmett LiCastri (F&M), Dec. 12-9
165: Cole Moseley over Bobby Fehr (Hofstra), Dec. 10-4
174: Joe Salvi over Jimmy Stillerman (F&M), Dec. 7-1
184: Jason Grimes over Kevin Parker (Princeton), Fall (2:25)
HWY: Brett Dempsey over Trevor Smith (Army), Dec. 10-4


 

EIWA Round of 16 Interview with head coach Teague Moore