LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall wrestling team wrapped up competition on Saturday afternoon at the second annual F&M Open. There was no team scoring in the event.
After falling by decision in his opening bout at 125, Jason Bing rebounded with a pair of victories in the consolation bracket. Bing took down Sam Oberlander of Millersville with a 5-1 decision before following with a 6-3 decision over Johnson Mai of Columbia.
Scott Stevens went 2-2 on the day, including a 13-1 major decision over Bobby O'Neill of Sacred Heart in the second round of the consolation bracket at 133. Steven's run came to an end in the fourth round when Trevor Baez-Hernandez narrowly edged out a 3-1 win in sudden victory.
Competing at 149, Tommy Quinlan stormed out of the gate with an 8-6 decision against John Allenson in his opening bout of the championship bracket. Quinlan wrapped up his day with a 2-2 mark that included a 4-1 decision in the second round of consolations before suffering a technical fall loss in the third round.
Sharron Townsend also found success at 149, earning a pair of wins in the championship bracket. Townsend began the competition with a 7-2 decision against Nicholas Maccini of Drexel, followed by a dominant 9-0 major decision over John Buhagiar of York in the following round.
Falling in his opening bout at 157, Andrew Murano responded with a 14-7 decision over L.J. Remillard of Brown in the consolations before being edged out by Penn. State's Cody Law in the next round. Rob King found success in the championship bracket of 165 after pinning Andrew Wesner of Kutztown while also earning a victory by way of fall in the consolation round to finish the competition with a 2-2 mark.
Chuckie Kerkesner picked up a victory in the consolation bracket of 197 after taking down Army's Tyler Mclees with a 10-7 decision in the second round, while Alex Henry found success in the heavyweight championship bracket with a 9-2 decision against Daniel Hayden of Sacred Heart.
The Diplomats return to the mat on Friday, Jan. 17, when F&M hosts a duel against Sacred Heart. The competition is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.