COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Richard Durso, Andrew Murano and Alex Henry all ran the table in their respective brackets to pick up first-place finishes for the Franklin & Marshall wrestling team at the Fall Brawl, hosted by Ursinus, on Saturday.
As top seed in the 141 draw, Durso marched to gold with three-straight falls that included his victory over Jake Sepor of RIT in the finals. Murano won four-straight in the 157 bracket to take gold with two technical falls followed by two decisions that included a 4-1 win over Richard Jasinski of Ursinus in the championship.
Henry won five-straight in the 285 bracket. He opened with wins by fall and technical fall, followed by two-straight decisions to reach the finals. In the championship, Henry dominated with a 10-2 major decision over Donald Shovestall of the U.S. Naval Academy to take gold.
Michael Marano and Sharron Townsend both competed at 149. Marano earned a victory by fall while Townsend made it all the way to finals with a pair of major decisions and a pair of decisions before having to settle for silver after a loss to Brad Mayville of RTI in the finals.
Chuckie Kerkesner and Isaiah Cromwell both competed at 197. Kerkesner earned his first win of the year with a victory by decision, while Cromwell won three-straight by fall before dropping a 5-1 decision in the semifinals. Kerksner rattled off three-straight in the consolation bracket, all by way of fall.
F&M returns to action Saturday when the Diplomats travel to take on VMI at 4:00 p.m.
Note: Results for this competition were not made available by the host institution until Sunday morning.