No. 19 Army Falls to No. 11 Lehigh, 24-9
January 31, 2020

 


WEST ORANGE, N.J. – Nineteenth-ranked Army West Point wrestling fell to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Friday night by a score of 24-9. Andrew Wert Jr. (133), Logan Brown (141) and Cael McCormick (165) each picked up wins for the Black Knights.

Army's senior night match took place at West Orange High School in West Orange, N.J., to honor the late Black Knights' wrestler, C.J. Morgan.

Morgan, originally of West Orange, N.J., passed away last summer due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident in the U.S. Military Academy's training area. He was a Law and Legal Studies major and a recruited athlete who was a standout member of the Army wrestling team. He had a 28-22 career record competing at 184 and 197 pounds for Army.

Results
125 | Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) def. Trey Chalifoux (Army), 6-3
133 | Andrew Wert Jr. (Army) def. #19 Nick Farro (Lehigh), 5-3
141 | Logan Brown (Army) def. Ryan Pomrinca (Lehigh), 6-5
149 | Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) def. #32 P.J. Ogunsanya (Army), 2-1
157 | No. 8 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) def. Lucas Weiland (Army), 3-0
165 | No. 19 Cael McCormick (Army) def. Brian Meyer (Lehigh), 7-3
174 | Jordan Kutler (Lehigh) def. Ben Harvey (Army), Fall
184 | #16 Chris Weiler (Lehigh) def. 12 Noah Stewart (Army), 7-2
197 | #23 Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) def. Alex Hopkins, 4-1
285 | #8 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) vs. #19 Ben Sullivan (Army), 4-0

In the 133 bout, Andrew Wert Jr. jumped out to a 2-1 lead on 19th-ranked Nick Farro in the first round. After a scoreless second round, Wert and Farbo each exchanged takedowns to make it 4-3 in favor of Wert. He then capped off the upset with an escape point to make it a 5-3 final.

Logan Brown faced off with 30th-ranked Ryan Pomrinca in the 141-pound matchup. After a 3-3 battle in the first period, Pomrinca took a 4-3 lead in the second period. Brown bounced back with an escape point to knot it up at four points to start the third. With 49 seconds to go in the third, Brown had a big takedown to gain a 6-4 edge. Pomrinca brought it within one, but Brown was able to hang on for the 6-5 upset.

No. 19 Cael McCormick jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period over Brian Meyer. Meyer got an escape halfway through the period to make it 2-1 after one. From there, McCormick scored five of the final seven points to earn a 7-3 win.

The Black Knights next travel to Bucknell on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.





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