Musselman Duals 2017 Summary

On December 15th, Whitman traveled to Inwood, West Virginia (located just south of Martinsburg) to participate in the two day Musselman Duals Tournament.  This was the Vikings first appearance at this event which included 18 teams from West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia.  The format of this duals tournament was  such that each team wrestled their entire 14 member lineup against another team’s lineup.  The Vikings had 4 duals on Friday and 5 more on Saturday for nine meets total.  Needless to say this was a lot of wrestling compressed into two days.

Going into this tournament we had not previously wrestled any of the nine teams we were to face.  On Friday we squared off against Hedgesville (WV), South Garrett (MD), Spring Valley (WV) and Berkley Springs (WV) on Friday.   We then went up against Clarke County (WV), Linganore (MD), Buckhannon Upshur (WV), Hampshire (WV) and Winfield (WV) on Saturday.  The competition was top notch and the depth of our Varsity line up was tested over and over throughout both days.  On an individual level, the Vikings performed relatively well with an individual win loss record of 53 and 67.  However, 13 of those losses were forfeits so when you eliminate those we actually went 53 and 54.  Unfortunately, the team score was a bit disappointing with the Vikings winning only 3 of their dual matches (Spring Valley 34-30, Clarke County 51-12 & Buckhannon Upshur 42-21) and dropping the other 6.

Shown below are the individual wrestler “unofficial” results from the tournament:

Weight Class 106                              We forfeited all 9 matches

Sean Fleming 113                             4 wins (4 pins) and 5 losses

Caleb Brenner 120                           4 wins (1 pin) and 5 losses

Peyton Casamento 126                 5 wins (4 pins) and 4 losses

Matt Lindstrom 132                         6 wins (2 pins, 1 Major) and 3 losses

Clark Boinis 138                                 7 wins (3 pins, 1 Tech Fall, & 1 Major) and 2 losses

Luke Cullinane 145                           4 wins (1 pin) and 5 losses

Sang Hanna 152                                2 wins and 7 losses

John Mackall 160                              2 wins (2 pins) and 6 losses

Jack Ryan 170                                     2 wins (1 pin) and 7 losses

Jay Gatten 182                                  2 losses

Carlos Richardson 182                    1 win and 1 loss

Yussef Zaki 195                                  5 wins (4 pins) and 3 losses

John Luke Iglesias 220                    6 wins (2 pins)

Tom Wilmarth 285                           5 wins (4 pins) and 4 losses

By Goerge Boinis

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