F&M Set for Double Header in Richmond - Match Notes

F&M Set for Double Header in Richmond - Match Notes

The Schedule Ahead

F&M vs. Gardner-Webb Bulldogs
Saturday, Jan. 12 | 12:00 PM
St. Christopher's School - Richmond, Va.

Series Record: Tied 1-1-1
Streak: GWU +1
First Meeting: 2004
Last F&M Win: 25-9, Feb. 21, 2004
Last GWU Win: 49-3, Jan. 29, 2005

F&M vs. Campbell Camels
Saturday, Jan. 12 | 2:00 PM
St. Christopher's School - Richmond, Va.

Series Record: Tied 3-3
Streak: CU +3
First Meeting: 1990
Last F&M Win: 25-15, Jan, 12, 2002
Last CU Win: 33-15, Feb. 4, 2011

Rumble on the River: Franklin & Marshall (1-0) wrestling continues dual-meet competition this weekend when the Diplomats travel to Richmond, Va. to take part in the Rumble on the River, hosted by the St. Christopher's School. The annual event will feature three college and three high school dual matches.

Davidson Dual Recap: Nine wins in 10 matches highlighted a dominant 35-4 F&M win over Davidson in non-conference wrestling action on Friday afternoon in Lancaster. It marked the team's largest margin of victory over an opponent since a 41-3 stomping of Millersville in February of 2014.

To read the complete recap, click here.

F&M Open Recap: Four Diplomats placed at Saturday's seventh annual David H. Lehman F&M Open, the most ever for the Diplomats at their home tournament. Paddy Quinlan (141) and Antonio Pelusi (285) led the way with second-place showings while Wil Gil claimed sixth at 141 and Emmett LiCastri secured fourth at 157. 

To read the complete recap, click here. To see an all-time list of F&M's place winners at the event, click here

Scouting Gardner-Webb: The Runnin' Bulldogs sit at 2-4 on the year and are fresh off a 39-10 loss to Appalachian State on Tuesday evening. Gardner Webb is led by 157-pounder Tyler Marinelli who qualified for last year's NCAA Tournament after earning the SoCon Title. 

The all-time series is knotted at 1-1-1 with these two programs last squaring off in 2010. That match resulted in a 20-20 tie as the Diplomats are searching for their first win over the Bulldogs since a 25-9 triumph in 2004.

Scouting Campbell: The Camels head into action with a 1-0 dual record on the season, downing Ohio at home by a narrow 19-13 tally on Nov. 10. Recently, Campbell earned a 10th-place showing at the Midlands with 133-pounder Noah Gonser finishing as the runner-up at 133 pounds. Four Camels' wrestlers also garnered podium finishes at last weekend's Dave Lehman F&M Open. 

The Diplomats have faced off with Campbell on six other occasions with the series tied at 3-3. F&M's last win occurred in 2002, a 25-15 victory.

Record Book Watch: Antonio Pelusi enters the week with a 71-49 record for his career, which places 13th on F&M's all-time list. Paddy Quinlan (62-48) and Anthony Mancini (56-54) continue to move up the ranks as well and now sit in 20th and 27th, respectively. Rick Durso '16 leads the Diplomats with a 145-38 career mark. 

Quinlan is 11th all-time with 21 career pins. Justin Herbert '09 leads that category with 35.

Wins Leaders: Wil Gil (15-9) and Emmett LiCastri (15-10) pace the Diplomats in wins, while Antonio Pelusi (13-5) and Paddy Quinaln (13-6) are close behind. Philip Robilotto holds a 12-8  season mark, and Cole Aaron (10-7) has also reached double-digits for F&M.

To view complete statistics, click here

Important Dates

Thursday, Jan. 24 – first release of NCAA coaches' rank and RPI for individual wrestlers
Thursday, Feb. 14 – second release of NCAA coaches' rank/RPI
Thursday, Feb. 28 – conference allocations for NCAA championships, third release of NCAA coaches' rank/RPI
Tuesday, March 12 – Release the 330 qualifiers for the Division I Wrestling Championships
Wednesday, March 13 – 6:00 PM - NCAA.com selection show that reveals seeding and brackets for championships

EIWA Tickets: Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 EIWA Championships, which are hosted by Binghamton and are set to run from March 8-9. 

Presale tickets are on sale now and run through Dec. 31. Buying an all-session pass before that deadline costs $70.00 and can be purchased here. Tickets for children 12 and under will cost $35 and are available by calling the Binghamton Events Center Ticket Office at 607-777-BTIX.

Following the presale date, all-session ticket prices increase by $5.00 each.