Spartan Wrestling Has Seven in Championship Bracket After Friday

Greg Warner photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Greg Warner photo courtesy of Scott Guise

YORK, PA – The York College wrestling squad sits in sixth place after day one of the 10th Annual New Standard Corporation Invitational on Friday afternoon in York.

Johnson & Wales leads the way with 42 points as they are in first place with 13 wrestlers alive in the championship bracket. Ithaca, the six-time New Standard team champions, are second with 38 points and 10 wrestlers alive in the championship bracket. Baldwin Wallace is third with 36 points followed by Roger Williams (33 points), and Johns Hopkins (28 points). York has notched 27 through day one. There are 16 teams participating in the two-day tournament.

The Spartans have seven wrestlers remaining in the championship side of the bracket and four more remaining in the consolation bracket.

Senior All-American Greg Warner had the most dominating day of all the Spartan competitors as he recorded a pair of first period pins to earn his way to the quarterfinals. Warner, who is ranked third in the country, pinned Cortland's Dustin Harris in a mere 54 seconds for his third pin of the year. His fourth pin would come in his round of 16 match as he put Ithaca's Anthony Palmitto on his back in 1:51. Warner faces Darius Joyce from Johnson & Wales in Saturday's quarterfinals. Warner is now 11-2 for the campaign.

Fellow senior Frankie Krauss continued to roll as he earned a medical forfeit win over TCNJ's Thom Anderson in the round of 16 at 184-pounds. Krauss led 10-2 in the second period before Anderson was forced to retire with a knee injury. Krauss will face Ryan DeLoach from Roger Williams in the quarterfinals. The Spartan senior improves to 11-0 with the Friday evening win.

Freshman Jared Kuhns had an easy day Friday as the 125-pounder earned a 13-1 major decision over TCNJ's Christian Deehan in his only match of the day. He will face Averett's Samuel Braswell in the quarterfinals on Saturday morning.

Sophomore Eric Hutchinson earned his way to the quarterfinals with a 16-1 tech fall victory over Delaware Valley's Chris Richarson. Hutchinson earned the win with seven seconds left in the first period. He moves on to face TCNJ's Mark Gerstacker in the quarterfinals. Hutchinson is now 8-2 for the year for the Spartans.

Junior Jackson Drum had a good Friday at 165 pounds as he picked up a pair of wins to earn his way to the quarterfinals. Drum defeated TCNJ's Jon Borgognoni 8-3 in his opening match. He followed that with a quick pin of Cortland's Brett Platt in the round of 16. Drum put Platt on his back in a mere 1:34. Drum will face Johnson & Wales' Adrian Gonzalez in the quarterfinals. Jackson is now 10-3 for the year. 

The Spartans put a pair of wrestlers in the quarterfinals at 197-pounds. Senior Hasan Alic earned a pair of wins to earn his way to the quarterfinals. Alic blanked Ithaca's Dymir Davis-Carruth 10-0 in his opening match. He followed that with a hard-fought 6-4 win over Brockport's Joe Yanis. He will face Cortland's Ryan O'Shea in the quarters on Saturday morning. Alic is now 11-1 for the campaign. Freshman Camden Farrow opened his tournament with a 5-0 win over Miles Gilliam from Johns Hopkins. Farrow followed that with a win by pin against Elizabethtown's Nick Savin. Farrow earned the pin 33 seconds into the second period as he is now 6-4 on the year. Farrow faces Baldwin Wallace's Zeckary Lehman in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

York has Brendan McDonough (125 pounds), Tim Griffith (165 pounds), Muhamed Alic (184 pounds), and Jesse Huber (197 pounds) alive in the consolation round.

Saturday's action kicks off at 9:30 at the M&T Bank Field House at the Grumbacher Center.