The Week Ahead
Saturday, November 16 – F&M at VMI – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17 - F&M at Stroudsburg Open – All Day
A Look at VMI
The Diplomats travel to VMI on Saturday. F&M leads the Keydets at 11-5-1 in an all-time series that dates back to 1927. Last season, F&M captured the first five bouts and held off a late Virginia Military Institute (VMI) charge en route to a 20-16 victory on Nov. 30 at the Mayser Center. F&M and VMI each won five bouts in the contest, but two major decisions and a pin for the Diplomats proved to be the difference.
The last VMI victory in the series came back on Dec. 2, 2011, by an 18-17 score in Lexington, Va. The Keydets enter the duel on Saturday with an 0-3 mark on the season that includes a 47-0 loss to No. 8 Virginia Tech. on Nov. 10.
A Look at the Stroudsburg Open
The Diplomats travel to compete in the East Stroudsburg Open on Sunday, a tournament F&M has not competed in since Nov. 19, 2005.
Last Time Out
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.
To check out video highlights of this tournament and a recap from F&M head wrestling coach, Mike Rogers, click here.
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.
To view stats from last week's match, click here.
In the Rankings
Junior 141-pounder Durso moved up to No. 6 in the national rankings after spending last week at the No. 7 spot. In the first EIWA rankings, Durso nabbed the No. 2 spot, behind only Mike Nevinger, a senior from Cornell.
Climbing the Charts
After taking three-straight wins on Saturday at the Fall Brawl, Durso now has 73 in his career, moving him into a tie for 10th place on the all-time list with Matt Fullowan '12. The program record belongs to Craig Blackman '81, who accumulated 117 victories.