D3 Wrestling: Delaware Valley has 4 Champs at York
Delaware Valley paced the field with four champs at the York Invitational to run away with the team title, topping #8 TCNJ, Division I Liberty, and host #17 York. With seven finalists and nine in the semifinals, the Aggies had a good weekend. Champs for the first place team included Jesse Harrington at 149 who received a forfeit from teammate Dan Hall. Hall defeated #4 Tyler Branham of TCNJ in the semifinals 8-3 before bowing out to teammate Harrington. Delaware Valley swept the three upper weights with Mike Wilcox, Joe West, and #8 Kyle Bilquist all earning convincing final round wins.
The host Spartans won two weights as #7 Kyle Flickinger took the title at 125 with a fall over highly regarded freshman Chris Sheetz of Del Val and #7 Jon Niedrich defeated #5 Ryan Herwig, also of Delaware Valley with a good 8-4 match. In other finals, Centenary?s #10 Mike Gummerson continued a strong season with 5-3 win over TJ Mitchell from Liberty. At 141, Elizabethtown?s Terry Bartholomew wrestled a good tournament before falling the Colon Lewis of Liberty in the final. 165 saw Al Wonesh of Ithaca drop a 6-2 match to Randy Moore of Gloucester Community College. TCNJ scored its only champ of the day when formerly ranked Greg Osgoody dominated #6 Brandon MacWhinnie 12-2 in a match up of returning national qualifiers. Wilcox, West, and Bilquist finished off the day for Delaware Valley, with Bilquist putting a punctuation mark on an outstanding Aggie tournament by defeating #9 Luke Panizzi of York 6-2.
Rather than have a full double elimination format, the tournament matched semifinal losers in the consolation finals and dispensed with consolation semifinals and fifth place matches.
Results of the 2007 York Invitational
Top Team Scores
1. Delaware Valley 157
2. TCNJ 79
3. Liberty 59
4. York 57.5
5. Elizabethtown 54
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