VMI Splits Two Matches at Patriot Duals
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VMI Splits Two Matches at Patriot Duals

FAIRFAX, Va. – Seniors Neal Richards and Chris Beck each won twice Friday as the VMI wrestling team split two matches at the Patriot Duals, hosted by George Mason University. VMI beat Long Island University 29-12 in the Keydets’ final match of the day, and dropped a 27-16 decision to George Mason earlier in the afternoon.

Richards outlasted his GMU opponent at 174 pounds 8-7 and Beck scored a takedown in the final 10 seconds to win 3-1 at 285 pounds. John McGarry pinned Talha Farooq in 4:37 at 125 and Zach Brown recorded an 8-0 major decision victory at 197.

Richards and Beck each had major-decision victories against Long Island, 16-4 and 12-2, respectively. Job Chishko (10-2, 149 pounds), Jon Hoover (8-0, 165 pounds) and Max Gallahan (11-3, 184 pounds) also had major decision wins over the Sharks. Noah Roulo won 7-2 at 141 and Cliff Conway won by forfeit at 133.

VMI (2-2) will travel to Morgantown, W. Va. to face West Virginia University, Hofstra and Edinboro on Sunday, Dec. 22.


Dec. 6, 2019 Patriot Duals at George Mason University

Fairfax, Va.

George Mason 27, VMI 16

125: John McGarry (VMI) over Talha Farooq (GEMA) (Fall 4:37)
133: Josh Jones (GEMA) over Cliff Conway (VMI) (MD 15-1)
141: Alex Madrigal (GEMA) over Noah Roulo (VMI) (TF 16-0 1:53)
149: Colston DiBlasi (GEMA) over Job Chishko (VMI) (Fall 1:56)
157: Kolby Ho (GEMA) over Ethan Carpenter (VMI) (Fall 1:21)
165: Neil Schuster (GEMA) over Jon Hoover (VMI) (Dec 3-0)
174: Neal Richards (VMI) over Anthony Lombardo (GEMA) (Dec 8-7)
184: Paul Pierce (GEMA) over Max Gallahan (VMI) (Dec 3-2)
197: Zach Brown (VMI) over Ramses Montalvo (GEMA) (MD 8-0)
285: Chris Beck (VMI) over Jake Slinger (GEMA) (Dec 3-1)

VMI 29, Long Island 12

125: James Ryan (LIUP) over John McGarry (VMI) (Fall 3:32)
133: Cliff Conway (VMI) over (LIUP) (For.)
141: Noah Roulo (VMI) over Jacob Zuller (LIUP) (Dec 7-2)
149: Job Chishko (VMI) over Anthony Dushaj (LIUP) (MD 10-2)
157: Dominick Demarco (LIUP) over Ethan Carpenter (VMI) (Dec 3-0)
165: Jon Hoover (VMI) over Nicholas Provenzano (LIUP) (MD 8-0)
174: Neal Richards (VMI) over James Langan (LIUP) (MD 16-4)
184: Max Gallahan (VMI) over Dan McClure (LIUP) (MD 11-3)
197: Mark Malico (LIUP) over Zach Brown (VMI) (Dec 5-2)
285: Chris Beck (VMI) over Timothy Nagosky (LIUP) (MD 12-2)