RIT competes at Ohio Intercollegiate Open
November 11, 2019


Chris Horton wins 133 lbs. White Division

CLEVELAND, OHIO -- The RIT wrestling team competed at the 2019 Ohio Collegiate Open Sunday hosted by Case Western Reserve University. Several Tigers turned in strong performances led by Chris Horton (Athens, PA/Athens Area) winning the 133-lbs weight class in the White Division.

Horton began his run with a 10-3 win over James Brenneman (Wesleyan University) 10-3. He went on to defeated Dominic Devine (John Carroll) with a 13-3 major decision. Horton beat Robbie Atland (Davenport University) 5-3 in the semifinals, and took down Tom Maddox (Buffalo-Unattached) 6-2 to win the title. Nate Osborne (Cicero, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) went 4-1 at 133 lbs., taking fifth place with a win over Brenneman with a Fall at 1:39.

Colby Giroux (Richmond, VT/Mount Mansfield) placed second at 184 lbs. in the White Division. He beat Abraham Spurlock (Wesleyan) 8-4 in his opening bout. Giroux defeated Thomas Blackwell (John Carroll) and Matthew Ferraro (John Carroll) with Falls at 1:28 of each match. Giroux lost to Lars Schaefle (Buffalo - Unattached) 10-3 in the championship bout.

Austin Lamb (Owego, NY/Tioga) placed third at 149 lbs. in the White Division. He began with three straight wins, including two by Fall over Maxwell Beard (Ohio Wesleyan) and Ian McKenna (John Carroll). After a loss in the semifinals, Lamb Ben Sherrll (Ashland) 6-2 to claim third place.

Ben Daugherty placed fifth at 165 lbs. in the White Division, winning his first match over Kyle Roberts (Case Western) with 16-0 technical fall. He lost his next bout, but rebounded with three straight wins, including a win over Caleb Blake (Ohio Wesleyan) with a 15-2 major decision to take fifth place.

Joe Lupisella (Webster, NY/Webster Schroeder) won a pair of matches at 174 lbs. in the White Division, and Kaidon Winters (Athens, PA/Athens Area) lost 4-2 to Riley Smucker (Cleveland State) in the Gold Division.

RIT returns to action at the Roger Williams Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, in Bristol, Rhode Island.