Stevens Captures Fifth Consecutive Wrestling Title

Stevens Captures Fifth Consecutive Wrestling Title

KINGS POINT, N.Y. - Stevens Institute of Technology captured its fifth straight Centennial Conference Wrestling Championship on Saturday at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, becoming just the second program in conference history to accomplish that feat. The Ducks totaled 83 points en route to the team crown. 

The Ducks joined Ursinus as the only program to win five-straight Centennial Championships. Ursinus secured five straight titles from 2003-07. 

Washington and Lee placed second with 61.5 points, followed closely by Merchant Marine (59) and Muhlenberg (58) in third and fourth, respectively. Gettysburg (51), Johns Hopkins (43.5), Ursinus (34.5), and McDaniel (18) rounded out the team scoring. 

Stevens and Muhlenberg led the way with individual placings as each secured a trio of gold medalists. For the Ducks, Troy Stanich notched his third consecutive Centennial title, winning at 141 this season after back-to-back 133 crowns during his first two season. Brett Kaliner (149) and Dylan Van Sickell (157) repeated as champions, with each jumping up one weight class from last winter. 

The Muhlenberg trio of Gennaro Cerminara (197), Dylan Schwartz (165), and Jimmy Fratantoni (174) grabbed gold for the Mules. Cerminara was a repeat champion at 197. 

Johns Hopkins' Ricky Cavallo was named the championship's Most Outstanding Wrestler after registering a pair of falls and a decision victory in the finals en route to the 133-pound title. 

Gettysburg's Paul Triandafilou, who won his third-straight 285 title, also received the Chris Clifford Award, given out to wrestler for the most career points in the championship. 

Other individual champions included Merchant Marine's Josh Glantzman (184) and Ursinus' Collin Wickramaratna (125) earned his second-straight Centennial gold after claiming the 174 title last year. 

Washington and Lee posted its best finish ever in the Centennial championship for the second straight season with its second-place finish.

Ursinus still leads all Centennial schools with 57 champions since 1994. McDaniel is second (43), followed by Muhlenberg (42), Stevens (35), Merchant Marine (30), Gettysburg (24), Johns Hopkins (24), Swarthmore (2), Washington and Lee (2) and NYU (1).

 
 
Final Team Scoring
Stevens, 83
Washington and Lee, 61.5
Merchant Marine, 59
Muhlenberg, 58
Gettysburg, 51
Johns Hopkins, 43.5
Ursinus, 34.5
McDaniel, 18
  • Outstanding Wrestler - Ricky Cavallo, Johns Hopkins
  • Chris Clifford Award - Paul Triandafilou, Gettysburg

    

 

Championship Bouts
125- Collin Wickramaratna (U) d. Akhil Vega (S), 9-1
133- Ricky Cavallo (JH) d. Joey Borai (S), 5-3
141- Troy Stanich (S) d. Sean Thompson (G), 9-0
149- Brett Kaliner (S) d. Colin Devlin (G), 12-3 
157- Dylan Van Sickell (S) Dominick Reyes (JH), 10-8 SV-1
165- Dylan Schwartz (MUH) d. Shane Conners (W), 7-6
174- Jimmy Fratantoni (MUH) d. Robert Gennat (S), 8-3
184- Josh Glantzman (MM) d. Isaac Morales (JH), 3-1 SV-2
197- Gennaro Cerminara (MUH) d. Kurtis Hahn (MM), 11-6
285- Paul Triandafilou (G) medical forfeit over Blake Bunce (MM) 
 

Third-Place Bouts

125- Ethan Hartman (W) d. Jace Garza (MM), 5-3
133- Ryker Eckenbarger (MCD) d. Josh Hickey (MUH), 9-2
141- Austin Sherman (MUH) d. Zach Bylykbashi (W), 9-6
149- Patrick Rowe (U) d. Bryce Crew (W), 6-3
157- Joe Salerno (W) d. Wade Bishop (MCD), Fall (3:25)
165- Billy Sims (MM) d. Zachary Goranson (U), 8-4
174- Colin Kowalski (G) d. Max Sims (MM), 12-1
184- Rexx Hallyburton (W) d. Daniel Ebert (G), 5-3 SV-1
197- Michael Iodice (G) d. Brad Basham (W), 7-2
285- William McGinley (U) d. Clay Chadwick (W), 3-2