Blake Bunce, Wrestler of the Week, 2/5/18

Blake Bunce, Wrestler of the Week, 2/5/18

Wrestler of the Week 2/5/18

Blake Bunce, Jr, 197, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Trophy Club, Texas/Byron Nelson

Bunce went a perfect 4-0 record with wins at 197 in each of the Mariners' four Centennial matches this past Saturday. (The team went 2-2.) He picked up a pin against Washington & Lee and a technical fall against Johns Hopkins.



Wrestler of the Week 1/29/18

Colin Devlin, Soph, 149, Gettysburg College
Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin

Devlin went 3-0 as Gettysburg won three conference duals last week. The sophomore opened the week with his fifth pin of the season in the second round against McDaniel. In a tri-match with Washington & Lee and Johns Hopkins, Devlin added two more wins, including a dramatic 9-8 victory over reigning CC Wrestler of the Week Bryce Crew. Devlin trailed 8-0 in the match and his decision helped propel Gettysburg to a 19-18 victory. The sophomore polished off the day with an 11-3 major decision as the Bullets handed the Blue Jays their first loss of the season


Wrestler of the Week 1/22/18

Bryce Crew, Fr, 149, Washington and Lee
St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County

Crew helped lead W&L to a pair of conference victories on Saturday at Johns Hopkins by posting a 2-0 individual record in wins over Muhlenberg and Ursinus. In a 27-12 victory over Muhlenberg, he pinned Ben Peck in just 1:00 to spot the Generals a 16-0 lead. In a 22-20 win over Ursinus, he notched another win by fall, pinning Edward Howlette in 2:27 to tie the match at 10-10. Since joining the team in December after recovering from an injury, Crew is 9-2 with five wins by fall.



Wrestler of the Week 1/15/18

Troy Stanich, So, 133, Stevens Institute of Technology
Roxbury, N.J. / Roxbury

Stanich remained undefeated this season, picking up a win over Loras College's Frankie Indelli via pin in a dual meet and then closed his week by securing four victories on Saturday to earn the Matman Invitational's 133-pound championship.



Joshua Glantzman, Soph, 174, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Allenwood, N.J./Wall Township

Glantzman was dominate for the Mariners on Saturday at the North/South Duals, as he went a perfect 4-0 with three pins and a major decision to lead the Mariners to four dual wins. Merchant Marine defeated Ursinus (28-10), Rhode Island College (43-6), Mount St. Vincent (48-4) and Delaware Valley (30-16) on the very successful day in Collegeville, Pa.



Alec Horne, So, Washington and Lee
Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East

Horne posted a perfect 4-0 record as the Generals notched three wins in their four matches at the W&L duals on December 18. He opened with a 13-5 major decision over Josh Nagle of King's College and then recorded a 7-1 win over Nick Potter of Trine. He then logged a 6-4 decision over Kyle Bennett of Lycoming, before receiving a forfeit victory in a match with Greensboro. For the season, Horne has registered an 11-4 overall record.



Kieran Duggan, Fr, 165, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Woodbury, Conn. / Nonnewaug

Overall Record: 4-2 (157: 0-1 / 165: 4-1) Up a weight class to 165 on Sunday at the Long Island Open, Duggan recorded a 4-1 record to finish in third place. The rookie defeated nationally-ranked contender ( Adrian Gonzales of Johnson & Wales in the third-place match. He suffered a tough loss to the #7 nationally-ranked wrestler from NYU at 157 in a dual-meet loss to the Violets on Friday night.



Ricky Cavallo, Jr, 133, Johns Hopkins
Greensburg, Pa. / Greensburg Central Catholic

Cavallo helped the Blue Jays knock off nationally-ranked NYU, 25-20, in the Grapple at the Garden. In the featured bout of the match, Cavallo, ranked 10th by, pinned Matt Noble in the second period. Noble is ranked sixth by the NWCA and eighth by - he was 7-0 with seven pins on the year before Cavallo caught him in a cradle for a key victory for the Blue Jays.



Colin Kowalski, Jr, 165, Gettysburg College
Derwood, Md./Georgetown Prep

Kowalski was named Outstanding Wrestler after winning the 165-pound title at the Messiah Petrofes Invitational. The junior won all four of his matches during the two-day tournament, including a pair of wins over top-10 ranked foes on the final day. He pulled off two reversals and an escape to defeat No. 7 Jeff Hojnacki of Messiah 5-4 in the championship bout. Kowalski, who was the Petrofes champ at 157 last season, improved to 15-2 this season.

Brett Kaliner, Fr, 141, Stevens Institute of Technology
West Chester, Pa./Bayard Rustin

Brett was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the New Standard Invitational. After earning a pair of victories via decision, one by major decision and one pinfall, Kaliner earned a hard-fought 7-4 decision win over Johnson & Wales Joe Ferinde, who came into the event as the second-ranked wrestler in the country at 141 pounds.




Zach Wilhelm, Sr, 157, Stevens
Tuckerton, N.J. / Southern Regional

Wilhelm earned a major decision victory over Ferrum's Clifford Harrison in a dual match between the Ducks and the Panthers. Wilhelm then earned the championship at 157 pounds at the Star City Open, winning via technical fall in his first two matches of the day, and then winning a 10-3 decision in the championship bout. The victories moved Wilhelm to 10-0 on the year.



Ben Maack, Fr, 184, Ursinus
Reading, Pa./Governor Mifflin

Maack won all five of his matches to capture the 184-pound title at the annual Fall Brawl on Saturday, his first collegiate crown. Maack posted three pins and two major decisions to improve to 7-2 on the season. 



Ricky Cavallo, Jr, 133, Johns Hopkins
Greensburg, Pa. / Greensburg Central Catholic

Cavallo won the 133-pound title at the season-opening Messiah Invitational. He won twice by technical fall and once by major to advance to the finals, then topped 10th-ranked Hunter Harris of Messiah, 10-8, in overtime in the title bout.