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Apprentice Opens Season by Winning Electric City Duals

11/01/2009 -

SCRANTON, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team opened its 2009-10 season on Saturday by winning four matches and knocking off American International College 22-19 for the championship of the Electric City Duals at the University of Scranton.

The first two duals on the day were against teams from the host Royals. The opening dual was against the A team from Scranton and the Builders rallied from a 12-0 deficit after three bouts to win 31-12. A pin by Will Harcum at 174 pounds in 1:24 put the Builders ahead to stay at 16-12. The next dual was against the #2 team from Scranton where the Builders jumped out to an 18-0 lead after four bouts en route to the 45-3 win.

The final dual in pool play was against Penn State DuBois where the Builders earned five wins by pin and three decisions in the middle eight bouts for a 39-7 victory. Harcum earned his second win by pin at 174 pounds in the quickest of the day for the Builders - 30 seconds.

Going undefeated in pool play pitted the Builders against NCAA Division II American International College in the championship match. As the teams traded victories in the first four bouts, the Builders gained an early 10-7 advantage after a Matt Perry victory by decision at 157 pounds. American International answered that with a pair of decisions at 165 and 174 pounds to retake the lead at 13-10.

The Builders responded with a pair of victories by pin as Harcum finished a 3-0 day winning his bout at 184 pounds in 1:05, while freshman Stuart Roes won his fourth match of the day with a pin in 3:30 at 197 pounds.

"We made some mistakes today, but anytime you come up to Pennsylvania you are going to get tested and we did. It was a real good day," said Apprentice School coach Bruce Shumaker.

Six Builders did not lose a bout today as sophomore Will Sexton (149 pounds) and Roes (197) went 4-0. Harcum (174/184) and Perry (157) each went 3-0, while Quentin Bowling (184) and Freeman Ward each won a bout.

Next up for the wrestlers will be a trip to Orlando, Florida to compete in the University of Central Florida Duals on November 6 and the UCF Invitational the next day.

Apprentice 31, Scranton (A) 12
125: Mike Murcia (S) pinned Tyare Ford, 6:00
133: Vinny Signoriello (S) dec. Marcus Chevres, 9-3
141: Mike Ebert (S) dec. Ty Holly, 6-2
149: Will Sexton (A) maj. dec. Frank Siclari, 14-1
157: Matthew Perry (A) dec. Mike Guenther, 6-4
165: Anthony Damico (A) dec. Paul Rajan, 5-3
174: Will Harcum (A) pinned Matthew Terry (1:24)
184: Quentin Bowling (A) dec. Nicholas Genovese, 4-3
197: Stuart Roes (A) dec. Joe Williams, 6-3
285: Jeremy Diley (A) pinned Greg Hoeper (1:09)

Apprentice 45, Scranton (B) 3
125: Tyare Ford (A) dec. Javitz, 5-0
133: Marcus Chevres (A) won by fft.
141: Kyle Spruill (A) pinned James Roth (6:07)
149: Will Sexton (A) dec. Jeff Kapica, 6-5
157: Steve Glickman (S) dec. Montrell Barbine, 1-0
165: Patrick McIntosh (A) dec.Mike Bonomo, 5-1
174: Freeman Ward (A) pinned Dylan Quesada (3:47)
184: Stewart Roes(A) won by fft.
197: Quentin Bowling (A) won by fft.
285: Jeremy Diley (A) won by fft.

Apprentice 39, Penn St.-Dubois 7
125: Andrew Spicer (P) maj. dec. Tyare Ford, 8-0
133: Marcus Chevres (A) pinned Brandon Wiser, (1:07)
141: Kyle Spruill (A) pinned Garrett Singer, (4:17)
149: Will Sexton (A) dec. Casey Haines, 5-2
157: Matt Perry (A) dec. Ryan Taylor, 11-5
165: Kyle Bish (A) dec. Anthony D'Amico, 11-5
174: Matachi Outlaw (A) pinned Chris Rushmore, (1:09)
184: Will Harcum (A) pinned Ryan Terwilliger, (0:30)
197: Stewart Rose (A) pinned Joe Shields, (3:52)
285: Jim Mosher (P) dec. Kevin Gray, 3-2

Championship Match: Apprentice 22, AIC 19
125: Este Lara (AIC) maj. dec. Tyare Ford, 9-1
133: Marcus Chevres (Apprentice) maj. dec. Brian Clay, 14-2
141: Chris Hoffman (AIC) dec. Kyle Spriull, 11-6
149: Will Sexton (Apprentice) dec. Robert Merchant, 9-2
157: Matt Perry (Apprentice) dec. Babajide Fagbuyi, 8-2
165: Ronald Tetreault (AIC) dec. Pat McIntosh, 7-4
174: Martin Thompson (AIC) dec. Malaki Outlaw, 10-6
184: Will Harkum (Apprentice) pinned Jaakov Bloch, (1:05)
197: Stewart Ross (Apprentice) pinned Mike Ramsey, (3:30)
285: Casey Hines (AIC) pinned Jeremy Dilley, (6:05)