Bloomsburg Takes Down George Mason

2/9/2014 3:57:00 PM
Wrestling Team Takes Down George Mason
BLOOMSBURG—Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) won by fall to earn his 100th career victory to help lead the 25th-Bloomsburg University wrestling team to a 36-3 win over George Mason on Sunday in an EWL (Eastern Wrestling League) matchup. Prior to the match the Huskies honored the 15 members of its senior class.

Dessino jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one period and was leading 7-0 when he got his opponent turned and eventually worked the pin. The pin was the 44th for Dessino in his career, third best in school history, and gave him career win number 100 in grand style.

In addition to Dessino’s big win, Bryce Busler (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) wrestled for the first time in a month and scored a win by technical fall, 18-1, at 149 pounds, while Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown), ranked 5th in the country at 197, won his 24th straight match with a 19-8 victory at 197 pounds.

Before the match the Huskies honored the senior members of its team: Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ/St. Marks), Nick Wilcox (Greene, NY/Greene Central), Elliot Zackoski (Scranton/West Scranton), Matt Hicks (Allentown (Annapolis, MD)/St. Mary’s, MD), Derek Goodwin (Hamburg/Hamburg), Bryce Busler (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley), Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell), Josh Veltre (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia), Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex), Sam Shirey (Beaver Springs/Midd-West), Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown), Justin Grant (Easton/Easton), Tim Santry (Hatboro/Upper Moreland), Craig Barker (Lecanto, FL/Citrus) and Mike Testen (Sayre/Athens).

Bloomsburg, 8-6, 4-2 in the EWL, will be back in action on Feb. 16-17 at the National Wrestling Duals at Ohio State. George Mason falls to 6-13, 0-2 in the EWL.

#25 Bloomsburg 36, George Mason 3
125 Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ/St. Marks) (BU) won by forfeit.
133 Nick Wilcox (Greene, NY/Greene Central) (BU) won by decision over Vince Rodriguez (GMU) 1-0.
141 Sahid Kargbo (GMU) won by decision over Matt Rappo (Holland/Council Rock South) (BU) 9-3.
149 Bryce Busler (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) (BU) won by tech fall over Donald Takagi (GMU) 4:28 18-1.
157 Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) (BU) won by decision over Gregory Flournoy (GMU) 6-1.
165 #15 Josh Veltre (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) (BU) won by decision over Ryan Forrest (GMU) 6-1.
174 Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) (BU) won by pin over Zachary Martinez (GMU) 4:48.
184 Sam Shirey (Beaver Springs/Midd-West) (BU) won by decision over Ryan Hembury (GMU) 8-2.
197 #5 Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown) (BU) won by major decision over Matt Meadows (GMU) 19-8.
285 #16 Justin Grant (Easton/Easton) (BU) won by decision over Jacob Kettler (GMU) 4-0.
Individual Rankings by AWN

Match-By-Match Summary

125- Sean Boylan (Seaville, NJ/St. Marks) won by forfeit

133- Nick Wilcox (Greene, NY/Greene Central) vs. Vince Rodriguez
Locked up at the shoulders early…Fighting for hand position as they go down to the mat…Now they stand up…They reset and engage again…To the edge they go…Out of bounds they will reset at center…They stay locked up off the whistle…Both wrestlers showing patience…Rodriguez has a leg looking for the trip…Wilcox regains his footing…1st period ends scoreless…They start the 2nd in neutral…Once again they lock up off the whistle…Passive start to the 2nd so far…Yet again Rodriguez with a failed trip attempt…Under 1 minute remaining in the 2nd…Still no score…They stay locked up at center and the 2nd ends still scoreless…Wilcox starts the 3rd on bottom…Wilcox stands and escapes for the first point of the match…They lock up at center…Rodriguez has a leg…Wilcox stays on his feet…An exchange forces them out of bounds…They reset at center…1 minute left in the match…Wilcox leads 1-0…Down to the mat they go…Wilcox being defensive…An exchange in the final seconds leads to no points…Wilcox wins 1-0.

141- Matt Rappo (Holland/Council Rock South) vs. Sahid Kargbo
Off the whistle they show patience…At center they lock up…Out of bounds they will reset at center…Hand fighting but no scoring yet in the first…Down to the mat they engage…Locked up again at center…Passive 1st period ends…Rappo starts the 2nd on bottom…Scoreless until Rappo breaks free for an escape to open the scoring…Again they lock up…Near the edge Kargbo gains an arm and turns Rappo for a takedown and the lead…1 minute left in the 2nd…Rappo escapes to tie it at 2…Down to the mat they go locked up…Now they stand…Kargbo spins and scores a takedown in the dying seconds…3rd starts in neutral…Kargbo leads 4-2…They lock up at center…Kargbo shoots and drives them toward the edge…On the edge Kargbo knocks Rappo down for a takedown…It’s now a 6-2 lead for Kargbo…Under 1 minute remaining in the 3rd…Rappo gets within 3 with a late escape…Kargbo counters with a takedown of his own…With riding time Kargbo wins 9-3.

149- Bryce Busler (Mechanicsburg/Cumberland Valley) vs. Shohei Takagi
Off the whistle they lock up…Quickly they spin out of bounds…Off the reset they lock up at center…They spin and Busler opens the scoring with a takedown…Followed by a conceded escape to Takagi…From the mat they stand up…Out of bounds they will reset…Busler gains a leg for another takedown…Busler leads 4-1 with 1 minute remaining in the 1st…Busler gets an arm up…Pressures Takagi to his back for 3 points…End of 1 Busler leads 7-1…Busler starts the 2nd on top…Busler maintains control off the whistle…Forces Takagi to his back for another 3 count…Increases the lead to 10-1…Yet again Busler forces Takagi to his back…3 points…Same sequence same result…Bulser wins by tech fall 18-1.

157- Kevin Hartnett (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) vs. Greg Flornouy
At center they show patience…Flornouy with control early…Now they mutually reset…They engage and lock up at the shoulders…Flornouy gains a leg…Hartnett puts pressure on Flornouy’s head…Hartnett changes the tide and scores the first takedown…Near the edge they stay in…Toeing the line and then they go out…Short time in the 1st Hartnett leads 2-0…That’s how the 2nd will start…Hartnett starts on top on the mat and the board…Off the whistle they stand…Flornouy breaks free for 1…At center they lock up…Down to the mat they go…They engage…Hartnett overpowers Flornouy for a takedown near the edge…Out of bounds they will reset…Hartnett leads 4-1 under 1 minute left in the 2nd…Off the whistle they stand but Hartnett holds control…To the edge they go…The score remains 4-1 going to the 3rd…Hartnett starts on bottom…Off the whistle Hartnett fights to stand…Flornouy concedes the escape…Standing near center they lock up at the shoulders…They engage and spin to the edge…Out of bounds they’ll reset again…Off the reset they lock up…Down to the mat they go…Short time remaining…Hartnett holds on for a 6-1 decision with riding time.

165- Josh Veltre (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) vs. Ryan Forrest
Fighting for hand position off the whistle…To the edge they go…Circling around near the line…Locked up at the shoulders…Mutual reset at center…Now they engage and tie up at the shoulders…1 minute remaining in the 1st, no score…Down to the mat they go…Passive 1st period ends scoreless…Veltre starts the 2nd on bottom…Veltre breaks away for an escape to open the scoring…At center they lock up again…Veltre trying to outmuscle Forrest…Down on the mat they spin…Veltre gains position behind Forrest for a takedown…Short time remaining in the 2nd Veltre leads 3-0…That score goes to the 3rd…They start at neutral…Veltre showing patience…A sequence sends them out of bounds…They reset at center…1 minute remaining in the 3rd…Veltre with a shot…Gets behind Forrest for 2 points…Lead increased to 5-0…Forrest scores an escape in the dying seconds…Veltre wins with riding time for a 6-1 decision.

174- Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) vs. Zach Martinez
At center off the whistle they tie up…They stay locked up at the shoulders at center…Down to the mat they go…Now they stand again…Down again with Dessino spinning behind Martinez for the first points of the match…Martinez warned for stalling…Dessino trying for an arm to turn Martinez…He gets an arm…Dessino cranks the arm…Period ends before the whistle is blown…Dessino earns 3 points…He’ll start the 2nd on bottom leading 5-0…Dessino has an ankle…Reverses Martinez for 2 points…Dessino with the headlock forces Martinez to his back for a count…Again Dessino cranks the arm…Dessino earns the pin at 4:48.

184- Sam Shirey (Beaver Springs/Midd-West) vs. Ryan Hembury
They tie up at the shoulders off the whistle…At center they remain locked…A sequence of spins and then a mutual reset…1 minute remaining in the 1st…Another sequence of spins leads to another lock up…Shirey goes in for a single leg shot…No points…A passive 1st comes to an end…No score…Shirey starts the 2nd on bottom…Shirey breaks free and escapes to open the scoring…Shirey gets a leg and gains position for a takedown and a 3-0 lead…Hembury springs free for an escape…At center they spin and engage down on the mat…3-1 Shirey going to the 3rd…Shirey starts the 3rd on top on the mat and the board…Hembury takes the conceded escape as they mutually reset…Locked up at the shoulders again…Short time remaining in the 3rd…Shirey catches Hembury and scores a takedown and 3 back points…Shirey holds on for the 8-3 decision.

197- Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown) vs. Matt Meadows
Off the whistle they spin and go out…Right back where they started at center…To the edge they go…Meadows gets a leg…Now Perry has a leg…Down on the mat they engage and tie up…Meadows gains control on both legs to open the scoring…Perry with a quick escape and takedown combination for 3 points…A Meadows escape ties it at 3…Perry quickly scores a takedown and 2 back points…Meadows escapes again…Short time remaining in the 1st…High scoring 1st ends with Perry up 7-4…He starts the 2nd on top…Off the whistle they go down to the mat…Perry holds control early in the period…Meadows stands and spins for an escape…Lead cut to 7-5…Perry scores a hard charging double leg takedown…He pushes Meadows’s head into the mat…Perry holds control…Short time remaining in the 2nd…Perry takes a 9-5 lead to the 3rd…He’ll start on bottom…Perry scores an escape to increase his lead to 10-5…Perry takes advantage of a missed Meadows shot and gains position for another 2 points…Meadows takes a conceded escape…Down to the mat they spin…Perry with another 2…Followed by another conceded escape for Meadows…Short time remaining in the 3rd…Another takedown and conceded escape for Perry…Perry scores a takedown in the dying seconds and wins by major 19-8.

285- Justin Grant (Easton/Easton) vs. Jake Kettler
At center they tie up at the shoulders…Fighting for hand position they mutually reset…Under 1 minute remaining in the 1st…Grant slams Kettler to the mat to open the scoring…Minimal scoring in the 1st…Grant leads 2-0…He’ll start the 2nd on bottom…After fighting off being slammed Grant spins away for an escape…Increases the lead to 3-0…At center they lock up…A spinning sequence sends them out of bounds…They reset at center…Short time remaining in the 2nd…Grant leads 3-0…That score goes to the 3rd…Grant starts on top…Grant lifts Kettler and slams him to the mat…Grant maintains control…1 minute remaining…Near the edge they battle…On the mat Grant holds control…Short time remaining in the match…Grant holds on for the 4-0 decision with riding time.

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