Wrestling Builds Up Bonus Points in Win at Brown
The Army West Point wrestling team sprinted out to a big lead en route to a 32-6 road victory against Brown on Thursday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Black Knights improved to 4-2 on the season and 4-0 against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents, while the Bears dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference. Army leapt out to a 20-point lead through the first five matches thanks to a pair of technical falls from yearling Lane Peters at 133 pounds and cow Lucas Weiland at 157 pounds. The Cadets won eight of the 10 matches, including six bonus point victories. Rookie Corey Shie (141 lbs.), cow Ben Harvey (174 lbs.), fourth-ranked firstie Rocco Caywood (197 lbs.) and plebe Ben Sullivan (285 lbs.) all posted major decisions in the match.
Army wrestled against Brown for the first time since 2013-14. The Black Knights improved to 20-5-2 in the all-time series against Brown. Army has won its last 12 matches versus the Bears dating back to the 2003-04 season. Head Coach Kevin Ward notched his 20th-career victory at the helm of the Black Knights. Army jumped to 4-0 in EIWA duals, its best start in conference matches since 2006-07. The Black Knights scored their most points in a dual since a 34-3 victory over Hofstra on Jan. 21, 2017. Chalifoux earned the 50th victory of his career. It was the 15th career dual win for the Nashville, Tenn., native and his fifth of the season. Shie and Harvey contributed their team-leading 20th victories of the season. Shie added his team-leading 12th bonus point victory with a major decision. Harvey reached the 20-win plateau for the third-consecutive year. Caywood moved to 5-0 in duals on the season. Read More