Bulls Finish Eighth at Virginia Duals
HAMPTON, VA - The Buffalo wrestling team finished eighth out of 16 teams after finishing the tournament with a 2-3 record. The team routed Rider in its first match 30-9 but fell to Wyoming and Edinboro.
The Bulls won seven of its 10 matches against the Brocs. Sean Walton opened with a decisive pin and the team won four of the first five matches in the meet. Along with Walton's pin, Mark Lewandowski soon after earned a dominating 15-0 technical fall over Rider's Ramon Santiago. Josh Peters won a major decision at 197 pounds and Brett Correll pinned his opponent in the heavyweight division to ice the match.
Next up was Wyoming, a team that had recently finished first at the Reno Tournament of Champions, where the Bulls finished tenth. Buffalo jumped out to an early lead thanks in part to a Kevin Smith pin and a decision for Andrew Schutt and Desi Green. The Cowboys rallied to take a 17-12 lead with two matches remaining and the Bulls still in position to win. Peters lost a bitter overtime match and Brett Correll was injured despite leading for most of the match and lost as well as Wyoming won 23-12.
In the seventh-place match, Buffalo faced Edinboro, a team it will face next Sunday at home. With the team's lineup being shuffled due to fatigue and injuries, it still managed to go up 21-9 thanks to pins from Walton at 125 pounds and Christ Conti at 141, along with a forfeit in the 149 pound match. The Scots won the final four matches to sneak out the win, including a decisive pin of fill in Tyler Peter in the 197 pound match.
The team will head home with a 6-5 overall record in dual meets and will look to rebound in its next match, a rematch with Edinboro Sunday at Alumni Arena. Match time is set for 5 pm, right after the men's basketball game versus Akron.
Match #3 Cons. Round 2: Buffalo defeated Rider 30-9
125 - Sean Walton (Buffalo) over Chuck Zeisloft (Rider) Pin 0:59
133 - Kevin Smith (Buffalo) over Jimmy Kirchner (Rider) Dec 10-5
141 - Andrew Schutt (Buffalo) over Aaron Nestor (Rider) Dec 9-6
149 - Zac Cibula (Rider) over Desi Green (Buffalo) Dec 8-7
157 - Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) over Ramon Santiago (Rider) TF 15-0
165 - Jim Resnick (Rider) over John-Martin Cannon (Buffalo) Dec 1-0
174 - Rob Morrison (Rider) over Brian Sheehan (Buffalo) Dec 3-0
184 - Jimmy Hamel (Buffalo) over James Brundage (Rider) Dec 4-3
197 - Tyler Peter (Buffalo) over Chris Spagnola (Rider) Maj 12-4
HWT - Brett Correll (Buffalo) over Evan Craig (Rider) Pin 2:45
Match #4 Cons. Semi: Wyoming defeated Buffalo 23-12
125 - Michael Martinez (Wyoming) over Sean Walton (Buffalo) Maj 14-6
133 - Kevin Smith (Buffalo) over Jake Eitzen (Wyoming) Pin 5:36
141 - Andrew Schutt (Buffalo) over Chase Smith (Wyoming) Dec 8-5
149 - Desi Green (Buffalo) over Cole Dallaserra (Wyoming) Dec 5-3
157 - Jimmy Belleville (Wyoming) over Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) Dec 8-2
165 - Shane Onufer (Wyoming) over John-Martin Cannon (Buffalo) Dec 4-0
174 - Patrick Martinez (Wyoming) over Brian Sheehan (Buffalo) Dec 5-0
184 - Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming) over Jimmy Hamel (Buffalo) Maj 10-0
197 - Lee Helbig (Wyoming) over Tyler Peter (Buffalo) Dec 9-7
HWT - Jack Tennant (Wyoming) over Brett Correll (Buffalo) Dec 12-10
Match #5 7th Place Match: Edinboro defeated Buffalo 24-21
125 - Sean Walton (Buffalo) over Bijan Banks (Edinboro) Pin 1:25
133 - Eric Morrill (Edinboro) over Kevin Smith (Buffalo) Dec 6-3
141 - Chris Conti (Buffalo) over CASEY dAVIS (Edinboro) Pin 2:40
149 - Desi Green (Buffalo) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
157 - Johnny Greisheimer (Edinboro) over Mark Lewandowski (Buffalo) Pin 5:46
165 - John-Martin Cannon (Buffalo) over Ethan Saylor (Edinboro) Dec 8-4
174 - Chris Hrunka (Edinboro) over Brian Sheehan (Buffalo) Dec 4-2
184 - Chris Honeycutt (Edinboro) over Jimmy Hamel (Buffalo) Dec 6-1
197 - Shawn Fendone (Edinboro) over Tyler Peter (Buffalo) Pin 2:44
HWT - Ernest James (Edinboro) over Josh Peters (Buffalo) Dec 8-1