The 12th-ranked Wilkes University wrestling team dropped a 40-6 decision to Delaware Valley College, ranked 8th in Division III. The Aggies saw their dual match mark improve to 9-2 overall, while the loss moves the Colonels to 8-3 overall in dual match competition.
Delaware Valley took an early 3-0 lead when Josh Proctor scored an 8-1 win over Shaun Farnham at 125 pounds. Josh Pauling evened the score for the Colonels at 133 pounds with an 8-3 decision over Justin Shorts.
The Aggies would regain their lead when Ricky LaForge earned a 17-1 technical fall over Donny Clark at 141, and Jaryd Steinbacher defeated Adam Penberthy by a 3-1 decision at 149. Ryan Herwig defeated Frank Heffernan 18-1 at 157 pounds by way of a technical fall to further extend Delaware Valley’s lead.
Justin Barowski added Wilkes’ final three points of the match for with a 7-3 decision over Ryan Pope at 165, pulling the Colonels within 16-6. Delaware Valley answered back, securing the victory by pinning all four remaining Colonels. Paul Donnell pinned D.J. Giancola in 1:40 at 174 pounds, followed by a Martin Porter pin over Josh Ballan in 3:27 from the 184 pound spot. At 197, Kevin Orr defeated Colin Nagy by fall in 5:08, before Kyle Bilquist finished the evening for the Aggies pinning Andrew Feldman in just 55 seconds to give Delaware Valley the 40-6 victory.
Delaware Valley 40 Wilkes 6
125 – Josh Proctor (D) dec. Shaun Farnham (W), 8-1 (3-0)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) dec. Justin Shorts (D), 8-3 (3-3)
141 – Ricky LaForge (D) tech. fall Donny Clark (W), 17-1 (8-3)
149 – Jaryd Steinbacher (D) dec. Adam Penberthy (W), 3-1 (11-3)
157 – Ryan Herwig (D) tech. fall Frank Heffernan (W), 18-1 (16-3)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. Ryan Pope (D), 7-3 (16-6)
174 – Paul Donnell (D) pinned D.J. Giancola (W), 1:40 (22-6)
184 – Martin Porter (D) pinned Josh Ballan (W), 3:27 (28-6)
197 – Kevin Orr (D) pinned Colin Nagy (W), 5:08 (34-6)
285 – Kyle Bilquist (D) pinned Andrew Feldman (W), 0:55 (40-6)