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Wildcat Wrestling at David A. Lehman Open

by | Jan 9, 2022

Davidson Senior Kyle Gorant


LANCASTER, Pa. – Led by seniors Kyle Gorant and Mitchell Trigg, the Davidson Wildcats wrestled at the David H. Lehman Open on Friday. Both Gorant and Trigg finished the day with 2-2 split results. 

Gorant earned a bye in the first round of the 133-lb. bracket before defeating his first opponent from Brown with an 11-1 major decision and advancing to the quarterfinals. After dropping his second bout, he earned a 9-6 decision over his opponent from UNC before ultimately falling to Angelo Rini of Columbia in a 9-3 decision. 

Trigg started off the day strong, pinning his opponent from Brown in just one minute. In similar fashion to his teammate, the senior fell to a foe from West Point in his second bout before advancing on a hard-fought 2-1 decision over Karam Chakif. Trigg dropped the last match of the day to Ryan Catka from Navy, 14-7. 

Davidson returns to Belk for a home dual with Franklin and Marshall on Friday, Jan. 14 at noon inside Belk Arena. 

Fans can connect directly with Davidson Wrestling on Twitter (@DavidsonWRES) and Instagram (@DavidsonWrestling). 

Kyle Gorant (2-2)
Kyle Gorant (Davidson) over Nicky Cabanillas (Brown) (MD 11-1)
Mark Montgomery (West Point) over Kyle Gorant (Davidson) (Dec 10-4)
Kyle Gorant (Davidson) over Jace Palmer (UNC-Unattached) (Dec 9-6)
Angelo Rini (Columbia) over Kyle Gorant (Davidson) (Dec 9-3)

Mitchell Trigg (2-2)
Mitchell Trigg (Davidson) over Lear Quinton (Brown) (F 1:00)
Matthew Cover (Princeton) over Mitchell Trigg (Davidson) (Dec 11-5)
Mitchell Trigg (Davidson) over Karam Chakif (Lehigh) (Dec 2-1)
Ryan Catka (Navy) over Mitchell Trigg (Davidson) (Dec 14-7)

Jake Fernicola (0-2)
Jeffrey Crooks (Harvard) over Jake Fernicola (F 1:54)
Ryan Catka (Navy) over Jake Fernicola (TF 21-6)

Hale Robinson (0-2)
Jared Van Fleet (Air Force) 16-0 over Hale Robinson (Davidson) (TF 16-0)
Quinn Melofchik (Air Force) over Hale Robinson (Davidson) (F 4:42)

Lachlan Rosato (0-2)
Julien Broderson (Iowa State) over Lachlan Rosato (Davidson) (TF 15-0)
Shane Sosinksy (Navy) over Lachlan Rosato (Davidson) (Dec 7-3)

Nate Stephenson (1-2)
Luca Frinzi (Lehigh) over Nate Stephenson (Davidson) (MD 15-1)
Nate Stephenson over AJ Kovacs (NC State) Forfeit
Dylan Weaver (Rutgers-Unattached) over Nate Stephenson (Davidson) (Dec 10-6)

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