Wrestling Finishes Fourth at EIWA Championships
The 23rd-ranked Army West Point wrestling team finished the 115th Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships with a fourth-place finish at Binghamton's Events Center on Saturday. The Black Knights earned 106.5 team points after placing in all 10 weight classes for just the second time in program history. It was the second-most points by an Army team at the EIWA Championships in program history behind the 1987 squad's 135.25 mark. Cow Cael McCormick was the lone finalist for Army and was one of four NCAA qualifiers. Joining McCormick were his classmates Lucas Weiland, Ben Harvey and Noah Stewart. Head coach Kevin Ward was named the EIWA Coach of the Year. Army earned a top-eight finish in all 10 weight classes for just the second time in program history and first since 1987. The Black Knights eclipsed the 100-point mark as a team for just the third time in program history and first since 1987. It was the second-highest point total in program history behind the EIWA Championship squad from 1987 who scored 135.25 points. Army earned a top-four finish for the third time in the last four years, the seventh such stretch in program history. It was the first time since 1989-92 that the Cadets put together a streak of three top-four finishes in four years. The Black Knights posted multiple pins at the tournament for the first time since 2014. McCormick earned runner-up honors in his first appearance at the EIWA Championships. He is the first finalist for Army since Russ Parsons in 2017 and the first at 165 pounds since Gale Stockdale in 1945. Read more.