Wrestling 2013-14 Season Review

 

 

Jaryd Flank
Flank was 4-4 in the CC, which featured two wrestlers who were ranked in the top five in Division III. Flank received honorable mention in the d3wrestle.com national rankings after his win at Ursinus.
With a small roster made up entirely of freshmen and sophomores, the Muhlenberg wrestling team experienced its share of growing pains during the 2013-14 season. That, however, is not to say it didn’t come with any gains.

Che Chengsupanimit
Chengsupanimit will enter his junior season with 16 career victories.
Unable to fill at least five weight classes in all but one dual match, Muhlenberg’s team scores were rarely competitive, but its individuals were.

Freshman Jaryd Flank turned in one of the best rookie campaigns by a Mule wrestler in the last decade. Flank finished with a record of 15-12 and four pins at 125 pounds, the most victories by a Muhlenberg freshman in eight years, and became the first in that class in seven years to capture a tournament title when he won gold at the Will Abele Invitational.

Flank’s impressive season concluded with a fourth-place finish at the Centennial Conference Championships and a strong showing at the NCAA East Regional, where he dropped a pair of one-point decisions.

The other constant in the lineup was sophomore Che Chengsupanimit, who competed in the 149-pound class. Chengsupanimit was second on the team with 10 victories and recorded a pin and technical fall. The native of Thailand joined Flank at the CC Championships and East Regional.

Sophomore Pat Fruehling won a pair of matches at 133, and freshman Nate Spilka picked up the first two victories of his career – one at 149 and one at 157. Sophomores Jim Coiley and Tyler Florio captured one win apiece at 174 and heavyweight, respectively.

Despite its numbers deficiency, Muhlenberg still managed to win its first dual match in more than two years, a 30-18 decision against Mount St. Vincent. The Mules came in ninth at the CC Championships and 17th at regionals.