Storm Wrestlers Earn Victory Over Baldwin-Wallace

Storm Wrestlers Earn Victory Over Baldwin-Wallace

Lake Erie College wrestling earned its second straight dual victory over Cleveland area foe Baldwin-Wallace College, 38-12, in the Uprsprung Gymnasium in Berea, Ohio. 

The Storm took the first six matches and seven overall in the decisive win.

Lake Erie got off to a quick start with pins in the first two matches.  At 125-lbs, freshman Justin Toth (Painesville, Ohio/Riverside) earned his first dual win as he pinned Tyler Erwin in 4:57.  At 133-lbs freshman Kevin Brunner (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) downed Phillip Payne at 3:54 for his fifth pin of the season. 

"We got the ball rolling early with a big pin at 125-lbs," said Storm Head Coach Kevin Hoogenboom.  "Overall it was a great win by a young team."

Lake Erie continued its domination at 141-lbs as freshman Sam Delpra (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga) took a 9-1 major decision.  The 149-lb match took just 3:36 as freshman Zach Vargo (Madison, Ohio/Madison) dominated Tim Hamm  with a 15-0 technical fall.  The Storm picked up a victory by forfeit at 157-lbs and extended its lead to 31-0 as sophomore Andrew Gasber  (Madison, Ohio/Madison) won a 17-6 major decision. 

The closest match of the day came at 174-lbs as returning national qualifier Andrew Scavuzzo defeated Lake Erie freshman Josh Linden (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights), 3-2.  That started a three match run for the Yellow Jackets but the match ended the way it started, with a Storm pin coming from freshman Chris Kelly (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) at 6:37, his fifth pin of the year. 

In an exhibition match at 133-lbs, Lake Erie freshman Thomas Butryn (Ashtabula, Ohio/Edgewood) earned a pin at 4:41.

The Storm is in action next on Dec. 18-19 at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.

"It will be a very tough tournament next week and we're looking forward to it," said Hoogenboom.