Wabash advances to NWCA semi-final with wins on Thursday


Wabash scored two victories on the opening day of the 2022 US Marine Corps NWCA / NCAA Division III Multi-Division National Duels held in Louisville, Kentucky. The Little Giants advanced to Friday’s semifinal with an 18-15 quarterfinal victory over Baldwin Wallace after beating Concordia College of Moorehead, Minnesota 22-18 in the first round.

Maxwell Bishop stepped on the mat for his 285-pound fight to close the quarterfinal game against Baldwin Wallace with the team’s score tied 15-15. The senior scored a first-round withdrawal on the way to a 6-2 victory to claim the final team points for the Little Giants to secure the three-point victory.

Carlos Champagne started the game against Baldwin Wallace with a 7-1 win in his 125-pound fight. Blake McGee gave Wabash a 6-0 lead scoring a 5-3 victory at 133 pounds. Gavinn Alstott scored three more runs for the Little Giants with his 8-6, 141-pound win.

Kyle hatch put Wabash ahead 15-6 when he scored a pin at just 1:28 in his 165-pound game. The Yellow Jackets picked up victories in the next three games to tie the score at 15-15 before Bishop’s four-point victory for the Little Giants.

Wabash won two shutout games in the final games of its opener against Concordia College to secure the 22-18 victory and advance to the second round. Jack Heldt clinched a 5-0 win in the 197-pound fight before Bishop escaped in the second round and third round in his 285-pound fight to win 3-0.

Champagne opened the game at 125 pounds by scoring a major 17-3 decision. Alstott gave Wabash a 7-6 lead in the squad with a 7-5 victory at 141 pounds.

Alex barr scored the only pin of the game for Wabash with a drop to 3:53 of his 149-pound fight. Hatch added an 8-5 win at 165 pounds to put Wabash ahead 16-12 before Concordia rallied with a pair of three-point wins to take an 18-16 lead before Heldt wins and Bishop gave victory at Wabash.

Wabash will face the Rochester Institute of Technology in Friday’s 11 a.m. semi-final. The winner will advance to the championship bout at 3:00 p.m. and the winner will participate in the third place match.

Wabash 22, Concordia College (MN) 18

125 – Carlos Champagne (WAB) defeated Cole Kubesh (CCM) 17-3, major decision
133 – Ty Bisek (CCM) defeated Andrew Sinkovics (WAB), drop at 2:52
141 – Gavinn Alstott (WAB) defeated Jacob Prunty (CCM) 7-5
149 – Alex barr (WAB) defeated Kellen Schauer (CCM), fall at 3:53
157 – Tyler Bents (CCM) defeated Tyson nisley (WAB), drop at 4:02
165 – Kyle hatch (WAB) defeated Bret Wilson (CCM) 8-5
174 – Kaden Spindler (CCM) defeated Ray arebalo (WAB) 4-2
184 – Ayden Friese (CCM) defeated Chase Baczek (WAB) 3-2, overtime tiebreaker 2
197 – Jack Heldt (WAB) defeated Gabriel Zierden (CCM) 5-0
285 – Maxwell Bishop (WAB) defeated Chase Dockter (CCM) 3-0

Wabash 18, Baldwin Wallace 15

125 – Carlos Champagne (WAB) defeated Johnny Novak (BW) 7-1
133 – Blake McGee (WAB) defeated Jaden Hinton (BW) 5-3
141 – Gavinn Alstott (WAB) defeated Conner Deboe (BW) 8-6
149 – Michael Petrella (BW) defeated Alex barr (WAB) 1-0
157 – Stanley Bleich (BW) defeated Tyson nisley (WAB) 10-3
165 – Kyle hatch (WAB) defeated Dalton Leightner (BW), fall at 1:28
174 – Donovan Palmer (BW) defeated Ray arebalo (WAB) 3-1
184 – Lucas Salmon (BW) defeated Chase Baczek (WAB) 5-3, tiebreaker in overtime 1
197 – Doug Byrne (BW) defeated Jack Heldt (WAB) defeated 6-3
285 – Maxwell Bishop (WAB) defeated Jarod Miller (BW) 6-2

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