Diplomats Head to Fall Brawl

Diplomats Head to Fall Brawl

Inside F&M Wrestling Week 1: Mike Rogers Interview 

The Week Ahead 

Saturday, November 9 –F&M at Fall Brawl, hosted by Ursinus 

Last Season – Fall Brawl 

The Diplomats roll into Ursinus this weekend to compete in the Fall Brawl. Last season, F&M placed 3rd out of 15 teams with Robert Ruiz and Richard Durso earning first-place finishes. 

A total of seven Diplomats placed in the top four of their respective draws in the season-opening tournament. Aaron Moldoff, Andrew Murano and Chuckie Kerkesner each claimed third-place finishes, while Rob King and Adam Schroeder nabbed fourth. 

Last Time Out 

F&M fell 34-4 to Army in Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) action Saturday evening at the Mayser Center. The match was the season opener for both squads as the Diplomats dropped to 0-1 while the Black Knights went to 1-0. 

To check out video highlights of this duel and a recap from F&M head wrestling coach, Mike Rogers, click here.

Richard Durso picked up the lone win for the Diplomats at 141. Durso jumped out to an early 2-1 edge in the first before adding three more in the second period for a 5-1 advantage.  The junior added five back points in the final stanza and picked up one more for riding time to come away with the 11-1 major decision. 

To view stats from last week's match, click here.

In the Rankings

Junior 141-pounder Durso ranks seventh in the nation in his weight class. In the first EIWA rankings, Durso nabbed the No. 2 spot, behind only Mike Nevinger, a senior from Cornell. 

Climbing the Charts 

With his 11-1 major decision win over Tyler Rauenzahn of Army on Saturday, Durso captured the 70th win of his career, moving him into a tie for 11th with Rob Nusum '90, and is now only three wins away from cracking the top 10.