Army Defeats Diplomats

Army Defeats Diplomats

WEST POINT, N.Y.-- Justin Herbert picked up Franklin & Marshall’s only win during a 41-3 loss at Army Tuesday evening in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association opener for both teams.
The Diplomats (0-1, 0-1 EIWA) 174-pounder edged out Ryan Mergen in a 2-1 decision.

Herbert improved to 3-2 on the season.

Army (2-1-1) won the first seven bouts and used three pins and a pair of tech falls en route to the win. Matt Kyler improved to 7-1 on the year with his pin at 149.

The Diplomats return to action this Saturday at the Navy Classic.

Army 41, Franklin & Marshall 3
125: Lance Penhale (A) dec. Stephen Sabreen, 4-1

133: Whitt Dunning (A) pin. Matt Murray, 3:40

141: Casey Thome (A) maj. Al Gianforti, 14-2

149: Matt Kyler (A) pin. Jay Tracy, 2:31

157: Rudy Chelednik (A) tech. James DiNicola 15-0 (5:29)

165: Michael Gorman (A) pin. Anthony Bongarzone, 6:04

174: Justin Herbert (F) dec. Ryan Mergen, 2-1

184: Derek Stanley (A) dec. Jimmy Schulz, 7-1

197: Richard Starks (A) tech. Colin Ely, 15-0 (7:00)

285: Mike Sprigg (A) dec. Nico Somers, 4-2