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Blue Jays Compete at Ursinus Fall Brawl

Lucas Escobar and the Blue Jays competed at the Ursinus Fall Brawl on Saturday.
Nov. 11, 2017

COLLEGEVILLE, PA - The Johns Hopkins wrestling team competed in its second tournament of the season as the Blue Jays travelled to Ursinus to compete in the Bears’ annual Fall Brawl on Saturday. The Blue Jays had several strong performances on the day in the non-scoring tournament.

Reyes Places Again
Freshman Dominick Reyes earned a fourth-place showing – one week after he placed second in his first career tournament. Reyes pinned York’s Chad Wickard in 50 seconds to open his day and then decked Navy’s Morgan Fuenffinger in 5:40 to advance to the semifinals. He then dropped a tough 8-5 decision to Navy’s Scout Skidgel, 8-5. In the consolation bracket, he pinned Eric Hutchinson or York in 6:58 before falling, 8-7, to WPI’s Tyler Marsh in the third-place match.

Cavallo Advances to Semifinals
Junior 133 Ricky Cavallo advanced to the semifinals at 133 with three wins, including a 47-second pin WPI’s Ben Zogby in the round of 16 and a 9-2 decision of Derek Gulotta (Ursinus) in the quarterfinals. Cavallo then fell to eventual champion Jonathan Gabriel of Navy to slip into the consolation bracket and he withdrew in the consolation semifinals to end his day.

Other Top Performers
• Senior 141 Lucas Escobar advanced to the quarterfinals with a pair of wins before falling to the eventual runner-up. He added a second-period pin Jahmally Willy of McDaniel in the consolation bracket before being eliminated.

• Senior Connor Joyce dropped his first match, but won three straight matches in the consolation bracket and finished with a 3-2 record on the day. He picked up a pair of wins by decision and one by major.

Miles Gilliam had a first-round bye and then won twice to move into the semifinals before falling to the eventual runner-up. Included in his two wins was a second-period pin of Pat Rafferty of Ursinus and he finished 2-2 on the day.

• Junior Isaac Morales went 4-2 and fell one win shy of wrestling for third place. Morales scored a pair of wins by decision in the championship bracket before falling to the eventual runner-up. In the consolation bracket he picked up another win by decision and a major before being eliminated by the eventual fourth-place finisher.

• Senior Christian Vallis went 2-2 at 133 with a pair of wins in the consolation bracket after dropping his first match.

What’s Next
Johns Hopkins will return to action on Saturday, November 18 as the Blue Jays will travel to Springfield, Massachusetts to participate in the Doug Parker Invitational.

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