Bewak, Yagloski, Stauber Claim Title at Brockport Invitational
Jan. 11, 2014
BROCKPORT, NY - Paced by first-place finishes from junior Paul Bewak (125) and seniors Ray Yagloski (133) and Henry Stauber (141), the Johns Hopkins wrestling team accumulated 109.5 points to place fourth at the highly-competitive Brockport Invitational. Roger Williams, currently ranked 15th in the nation, claimed the team title with 126 points, while 16th-ranked Brockport placed second with 125 points. Alma, currently ranked 27th nationally, finished just ahead of the Blue Jays with 119.5 points, while Army sent a limited roster and totaled 75 points to place fifth in the five-team tournament.
Bewak, currently ranked fifth in the nation, claimed his third tournament title of the season as he opened with a 6-0 victory against Roger Williams' Anthony D'Anton and followed with a 21-4 technical fall of D'Anton's teammate, Ben Defronzo. He then scored a tough 5-2 victory against Brockport's Dillon Stowell in the semifinals before securing his eighth career individual title with a second-period pin of Brockport's Matthias Ellis (4:26). The four wins improve Bewak's season record to 20-1.
Yagloski earned the first individual title of his career as he used a bye and three tight decisions to claim the crown at 133. After earning a first-round bye, Yagloski topped Ali Ayache of Alma, 3-1, in the quarterfinals and added a 3-1 decision of Rogers Williams' Dante Porrazzo in the semifinals. Yagloski drew Alma's Zachary Case in the finals and took a hard-fought 3-2 decision to earn his first-place finish. Yagloski improved to 19-5 on the year with this three wins.
Stauber moved down to 141 pounds and made it three Blue Jay champions in the first three weight classes with his first title of the year. After opening with a bye, Stauber took a 7-4 decision from eventual third-place finisher Daniel Palmerino of Brockport in the quarterfinals and scored a 13-4 major decision against Brockport's Sean Romanski in the semifinals. Stauber secured his individual title with a second-period pin of Alma's Casimer Strzynski (4:23) and moved his season record to 13-7 with his three wins on the day.
Senior Duncan Crystal narrowly missed giving JHU a fourth finalist as he won his first two matches before dropping a 7-4 decision to Rogers Williams' Danny Downes in the semifinals. Still, Crystal took an 8-3 decision from Alma's Jarrett Sadler in the consolation semifinals and then topped Cody Sullivan of Alma, 3-2, in the third-place match.
In addition to the four finishers in the top three, the Blue Jays also had six other individuals place in the top six to round out their top efforts on the day.
Sophomore Evan Krumheuer added a fifth-place finish as he went 2-2 on the day. After opening with a tight 4-3 loss to Alma's Collin Lesko, Krumheuer needed just 91 seconds to pin Brockport's Kevin O'Hagan. He then dropped a 6-1 decision to Dante Porrazzo before rebounding with a 4-1 decision against Lesko in the fifth-place match.
Junior Christian Salera placed fifth at 157. Salera posted a 4-2 record on the day and topped Roger Williams' Alec Golner, 5-2, in the fifth-place match.
Junior Welles Sakmar added a fifth-place showing a 165 by posting a 2-2 record on the day. Sakmar's only two losses on the day came to the first and third-place finishers.
Sophomore Christian Ostrowski dropped an 11-6 decision to the eventual runner-up in his first match at 174, but worked his way back to a sixth-place finish. He scored a third-period pin of Rogers Williams' Conor Case (6:30) and added a 12-4 major decision of Shane Haddad before an injury ended his run and dropped him to sixth place.
Sophomore 184 Kyle Spangler earned a bye in the opening round and pinned Robert Rankin of Alma early in the second period (3:20) before dropping an 8-1 decision to eventual champion and sixth-ranked David Welch of Roger Williams in the semifinals. He eventually placed sixth after forfeiting his two matches in the consolation bracket.
Junior Evan Johnson rounded out JHU's podium finishers with a sixth-place showing a 197. He dropped a 2-1 decision to Shane Parcel of Roger Williams in the quarterfinals before getting a bye and a forfeit in his first two rounds in the consolation bracket. He then dropped a pair of decisions to finish sixth.
Sophomore Joey Tilson narrowly missed giving the Blue Jays another place-winner as he went 2-2 at 285 with his two losses coming by a total of three points.
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