WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—Sophomore All-American Nate Giorgio won three matches while freshman Mike Shermot and junior Luke Taylor each won a pair of matches as Coast Guard won two of three matches on the first day of the 25th annual Budd Whitehill National Duals.
Coast Guard lost to Messiah, ranked 24th nationally, 23-13 before beating Lycoming 30-13 and then Muskingum 38-16, the Bears first two dual match wins of the season.
Giorgio won 5-2 at 133 pounds vs. Messiah, Shermot won 17-7 at 165 while Taylor won 7-0 at 174 pounds. Ben Greene also posted a 3-2 decision at 157 pounds for the Bears in the loss to Messiah. The match was tied 13-13 before Messiah won the final three bouts for the win.
In the second match of the day, Coast Guard won 7 of the nine bouts contested including the final five for the 30-13 win, its first dual meet of the season. The Bears are now 2-2 in dual meets this year.
Giorgio won by tech. fall 15-0 at 3:10 at 133 pounds, senior Fred Green won by pin in 2:30 at 149, Shermot posed a 5-3 decision and Taylor won 10-0 at 174 pounds.
In the win over Muskingum, the Bears picked up three forfeit wins while sophomore Mike Giorgio won by tech fall 16-0 at 141, Wagner won 13-4 at 186, sophomore Virgil Moreno won by pin in just 53 seconds at 197 before Howard won by pin in 2:28.
The 25th annual Budd Whitehill National Duals will conclude tomorrow.
Messiah 23, Coast Guard 13
125: Daniel Rodriguez (MC) by forfeit
133: Nate Giorgio (CGA) dec. Zach Snow, 5-2
141: Kaleb Loht (MC) maj. dec. Mike Giorgio, 11-3
149: Chris Williamson (MC) dec. Joe Kidwell, 9-2
157: Ben Greene (CGA) dec. Josh Bressler, 3-2
165: Mike Shermot (CGA) maj. dec. Kyle Dayhoff, 17-7
174: Luke Taylor (CGA) dec. Ricardo Plummer, 7-0
184: Josh Thomson (MC) dec. Marc Wagner, 4-2
197: Jason Wright (MC) dec. Joel Wyman, 6-2
285: Charles Jones (MC) maj. dec. Mark Howard, 9-1
Coast Guard 30, Lycoming 13
125: Cody Barbiche (LC) by forfeit
133: Nate Giorgio (CG) tech. fall Dave Exler, 15-0, 3:10
141: Caleb Willey (LC) dec. Mike Giorgio, 5-1
149: Fred Green (CG) fall Matt Neff, 2:30
157: Brian Watkins (LC) maj. dec. Ben Greene, 11-3
165: Mike Shermot (CG) dec. Greg Wetzel, 5-3
174: Luke Taylor (CG) maj. dec. Johnathan Secor, 10-0
184: Marc Wagner (CG) fall Tyler Cunningham, 6:56
197: Nolan Salyer (CG) dec. Sam Batchelor, 9-7
285: Mark Howard (CG) dec. Max Lamport, 8-4
Coast Guard 38, Muskingum 16
125: Ahmad Taylor (MC) by forfeit
133: Nate Giorgio (CG) by forfeit
141: Mike Giorgio (CG) tech. fall Ben Barnhart-Sullivan, 16-0, 7:00
149: Garland McCormick (MC) maj. dec. Fred Green, 19-8
157: Ben Greene (CG) by forfeit
165: Skylar Caldwell (MC) fall Vaughn Gehman, 6:09
174: Luke Taylor (CG) by forfeit
184: Marc Wagner (CG) dec. Rusty Lockhart, 13-6
197: Virgil Moreno (CG) fall Luke Weber, 0:53
285:Mark Howard (CG) fall Bass Conway, 2:28