Oct. 28, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Junior Hunter Wood and sophomore Bryce Barnes both recorded major decision wins to lead the Gold team to a 23-10 decision over the Black squad in the Army wrestling team’s annual preseason Black and Gold match last Friday at Arvin Gymnasium.
Seniors Ryan Bilyeu and Tyler Rauenzahn, junior Chandler Smith, and freshman Logan Everett all grabbed decisions for the Gold squad, while freshman David Farr took a 3-2 sudden victory win. For the Black team, senior Paul Hancock earned a major decision, and classmates Alex Smith and Ryan Tompkins each won their respective matches.
After Wood secured a 12-3 major decision over senior Nathan Santhanam in the 125 bout, the Gold team won the next three matches to race out to a 13-0 lead. Everett took a 9-3 win in the 133-pound match, while Rauenzahn and Bilyeu each slipped past their counterparts, 3-2, in the 141 and 149-pound bouts, respectively.
The Black squad got its first win when Hancock, the team’s wins leader from a year ago, earned a 13-4 major decision opposite sophomore Javier Rodriguez at 157. In the 165-pound match, Chandler Smith won, 3-2, to increase Gold’s lead to 16-4, and Alex Smith and Tompkins won at 174 and 184, respectively, to bring the Black team to a 16-10 deficit.
The Gold team triumphed in both the 197-pound and heavyweight matches, as Barnes secured a 12-2 major decision over freshman Mason Kumashiro at 197, and Farr outlasted junior Stephen Snyder through four overtime periods to grab a 3-2 victory in the heavyweight bout.
The Black Knights open their 2013-14 season on Saturday, Nov. 2, when they travel to face Franklin and Marshall for a 7 p.m. match.
Gold 23, Black 10
125: Hunter Wood (G) maj. dec. Nathan Santhanam (B), 12-3
133: Logan Everett (G) dec. Justin Seim (B), 9-3
141: Tyler Rauenzahn (G) dec. Mark Marchetti (B), 3-2
149: Ryan Bilyeu (G) dec. Shane Connolly (B), 3-2
157: Paul Hancock (B) maj. dec. Javier Rodriguez (G), 15-5
165: Chandler Smith (G) dec. Alex Dahl (B), 3-2
174: Alex Smith (B) dec. Brian Harvey (G), 11-6
184: Ryan Tompkins (B) dec. Nathan Dow (G), 4-0
197: Bryce Barnes (G) maj. dec. Mason Kumashiro (B), 12-2
285: David Farr (G) dec. Stephen Snyder (B), 3-2 (sv)