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BUILDERS SWEEP TO TITLE AT UMBC RETRIEVER DUALS

12/12/2009 -

BALTIMORE, MD. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed on Saturday at the UMBC Retriever Duals hosted by the University of Maryland Baltimore County and went 4-0 on the day to claim the championship.

They opened the event facing Renssalear Polytechnic Institute from Troy, N.Y. After losing the opening bout, the Builders ran the table and scored a 51-3 victory. Freshman Patrick McIntosh scored the biggest victory in this dual for the Builders as he decisioned Ryan Michaels 3-1 at 157 pounds. Michaels was a returning National Collegiate Wrestling Association All-American finishing third at 157 last season.

The next match was against Southern Virginia University and the Builders only lost at 157 pounds to two-tine NCWA National Champion Peter Rose as they won 60-3.

Following a 66-0 win over Gallaudet, the Builders faced off with the host Retrievers for the tournament championship and won 32-13. After losing two of the first three bouts, the Builders won the next four and six of the next seven bouts to score the win.

Five wrestlers went 4-0 on the day - Marcus Chevres (133 pounds), Montrell Barbine (165), Will Harcum (174), James Lipford (197) and LA Colon (235).

Next up for the Builders (9-1) will be a Friday night dual at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania starting at 7 pm.

APPRENTICE SCHOOL 51, RPI 3

125: Streu (RPI) dec. Ford 5-4; 133: Chevres (A) p. Arnon 2:17; 141: Holley (A) dec. Krik 2-0; 149: Anderson (A) p. White 2:02; 157: McIntosh (A) dec. Michaels 3-1; 165: Barbine (A) won by forfeit; 174: Harcum (A) p. Asch 2:23; 184: Roes (A) p. Morabito :30; 197: Lipford (A) p. Stabler 2:58; 235: Colon (A) dec. Jennings 3-2; 285: Diley (A) won by forfeit.

APPRENTICE SCHOOL 60, SO. VIRGINIA 3

125: Ford (A) p. Lagerberg :42; 133: Chevres (A) won by forfeit 141: Spruill (A) p. Hirt :37; 149: Anderson (A) won by forfeit 157: Rose (A) dec. McIntosh 11-6; 165: Barbine (A) won by forfeit 174: Harcum (A) won by forfeit; 184: Roes (A) won by forfeit 197: Lipford (A) won by forfeit; 235: Colon (A) won by forfeit 285: Diley (A) won by forfeit.

APPRENTICE SCHOOL 66, GALLAUDET 0

125: Ford (A) won by forfeit; 133: Chevres (A) won by forfeit; 141: Holley (A) won by forfeit; 149: Sexton (A) p. Cassel 5:16; 157: McIntosh (A) won by forfeit 165: Barbine (A) won by forfeit; 174: Harcum (A) won by forfeit 184: Bowling (A) p. Callahan 2:51; 197: Lipford (A) won by forfeit; 235: Colon (A) won by forfeit 285: Diley (A) p. Bottoms 3:51.

APPRENTICE SCHOOL 32, UMBC 13

125: Ambridge (UMBC) dec. Ford 6-3; 133: Chevres (A) tech fall Musa 22-6; 141: Samuels (UMBC) dec. Holley 12-8; 149: Anderson (A) p Carr :32; 157: McIntosh (A) p. Husa 6:01; 165: Barbine (A) dec. Huber 7-5; 174: Harcum (A) dec. Coe 8-6; 184: Essa (UMBC) maj. dec. Roes 12-4; 197: Lipford (A) p. Broades 4:44; 235: Colon (A) dec. Bowersox 2-0; 285: LaPoint (UMBC) dec. Diley 5-1.