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Castleton Wrestling Takes Two of Three Duals

Castleton Wrestling Takes Two of Three Duals

WORCESTER, Mass. – Castleton University won an equal amount of matches as nationally-ranked Roger Williams in their dual contest, but Roger Williams pulled out a 21-15 victory, the only blemish for the Spartans as they won 18 of 20 matches in defeating New Hampshire, 57-0, and King's College, 48-9, Saturday at WPI's Sports and Recreation Center.

Against the Hawks, Castleton fell behind 6-0 before Nick Camacho earned a 3-1 decision victory at 133 pounds. Max Tempel was able to earn a 4-2 victory in extra time at 149 pounds, and Jared Costa also went to extra time before winning his match at 165 pounds, 3-2.

After Roger Williams earned its second victory by fall to extend its lead, both Cedrick Stephens at 197 pounds and Jesse Webb in the heavyweight class were victorious, but both wins were by decision, allowing the Hawks to hold on to the team victory. Stephens won his match 7-2, while Webb picked up a 5-1 victory.

King's College won two of the first three matches before Castleton pulled away thanks to seven straight match wins. Costa made quick work of his opponent with a pin 1:21 into the contest, while Stephens and Webb each won their second match of the day, both earning pins during the second period.

In the New Hampshire match, four of the five victories that came in actual contests were by pin, starting with CJ Schultz at 133 pounds and Matt Saville at 141 pounds. At 165 pounds, Rhys Zigich pinned his opponent midway through the second period, and Trent Goodman ended the 184-pound match just two minutes into the first period.

Castleton (3-3) will have two weeks to prepare to defend its title at the Ted Reese Invitational, hosted by Southern Maine University in Gorham, Maine, Saturday, Dec. 2.