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WRESTLING SPLITS, TIES FOR SECOND

In its final action prior to next week’s Centennial Conference Championships, the Muhlenberg wrestling team defeated Washington & Lee,
Chris Gibson
One of two seniors wrestling at home for the last time, Chris Gibson rode his Washington & Lee opponent out for the final two periods to win, 3-0, capping the Mules’ six-bout winning streak to open the match.
27-9, before falling to McDaniel, 23-17, in a home tri-meet.

The Mules finished tied with the Green Terror and Johns Hopkins for the second-best record in the CC at 5-2, while finishing 8-4 overall.

Muhlenberg took control against Washington & Lee (5-5, 3-4) by winning its first six bouts, including a first-period pin by senior Dale Mills that was his 90th career win. Freshman Rob Kein used a near-fall and two takedowns and classmate Billy Hill collected two near-falls as each won a major decision.

Junior Michael Tenenhaus’ late first-period takedown led him to a shutout victory to start the match against the Generals.

The second match of the day came down to the final bout, with Muhlenberg needing a decision to tie and major decision or better to win, but McDaniel (12-7, 5-2) prevailed with a 5-3 decision.

One of five Mules to go 2-0 on the day, junior Matt Loesch, ranked
Billy Hall
Hall used a reversal and a near-fall to come from behind for a 12-7 win against McDaniel. His 23 wins are tied with Mills for first on the team.
sixth at 197 in Division III, won a major decision in the second-to-last bout to bring the Mules within three

Earlier in the match, Kein had three takedowns and a near-fall in the third period for a 13-4 major decision that gave the Mules a 7-4 lead. They would win a pair of decisions to go up 13-4, but McDaniel captured three in a row, including two technical falls by nationally ranked wrestlers, to gain the lead for good.

Sophomore Joseph DeCampo won two decisions on the day, recording four takedowns in each of the bouts.

Mills finished the dual meet part of the schedule with a team-best 11 victories, putting him fifth all-time at Muhlenberg with 49.

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Last updated February 11, 2006