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Sanderlin, Henry, and Koch Lead Wrestling at Lehman Open

by | Jan 9, 2023

Wildcat Bryce Sanderlin


LANCASTER, Pa. – The Davidson wrestling team competed at Franklin & Marshall’s Lehman Open on Friday and were led by Bryce Sanderlin, Gavin Henry, and Marc Koch. Henry and Koch both made it into the quarterfinals in their respective weight class, while Sanderlin finished inside the top eight.

Sanderlin, a junior wrestling in the 165-pound class, won his first two matches to get into the Round of 16 before falling via pin to Gaven Bell of Maryland. After that defeat, Sanderlin took down teammate Jaden Hardrick in a close 2-1 decision in the first round of the consolation bracket round of 16. From there, he blanked North Carolina’s Gino Esposito in the first consolation quarterfinal then won by medical forfeit to get into the consolation semifinals. In the semi’s, Sanderlin fell by major decision which put him in the seventh place match, but that match went as a no contest. 

Gavin Henry started off the day hot as he won his opening two matches first by major decision, 8-0, then by fall over North Carolina’s Cade Lautt in nearly three and a half minutes. Henry was later pinned in the quarterfinals by Princeton’s Aidan Conner to end his run at the semifinals.

March Koch also started the day strong with a win in the round of 64 by a 3-0 decision, another victory by decision over Presbyterian’s Michael Ramirez, 8-2, in the round of 16, and he made it into the top-eight with a 4-1 decision over Sacred Heart’s Jon Siemsen. Koch’s run ended there as he fell to Lock Haven’s Ashton Eyler in the quarterfinals.

Davidson will be back in action at home on January 15 against the Bellarmine Knights. The ‘Cats will host this conference showdown in the Duke Family Performance Hall.


Round of 64
133: Jackson Sichelstiel def. Alex Turley (Unattached), dec. 3-1
149: David Loniewski def. Luke Jacobs (Unattached), dec. 5-1
157: Connor Macdonald (Unattached) def. Christian Rutherford, fall 4:54
157: Tate Nichter (Drexel) def. Dan Yetsick, dec. 7-0
157: Marc Koch def. Hunter Grady (Univ. of Pennsylvania), dec. 3-0
165: Geno Quodala (Naval Academy) def. Nate Stephenson, Major dec. 15-3
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Aidan Faria (Kent State), dec. 4-0
174: Tyler Stoltzfus (Lock Haven) def. Anthony Spera, fall 4:29
174: Jake Stefanowicz (Univ. of Penn.) def. Brett Sanderlin, dec. 8-4
285: Travis Stefanik (Princeton) def. Jake Fernicola, dec. 6-1

Round of 32
125: Maximilian Leete (American) def. Devon Diaco, fall 3:24
125: Nick Kayal (Princeton) def. Hale Robinson, fall 4:33
133: Aidan O’Shea (F&M) def. Noah Burstein, dec. 3-1 SV
133: Brendan Ferretti (Naval Academy) def. Jackson Sichelstiel, fall 4:52
141: Devin Flannery (Millersville) def. Matt McLaughlin, dec. 9-2
141: Nick Cambria (Maryland) def. Joshua Viarengo, dec. 2-1
149: Trae McDaniel (Army) def. David Loniewski, fall 2:43
157: Marc Koch def. Michael Ramirez (Presbyterian), dec. 8-2
165: Nick Fea (Unattached) def. Jaden Hardrick, major dec. 14-2
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Adam Thompson (Univ. of Penn.), dec. 8-6
184: Remy Brancato (Lehigh) def. Oliver Tipton, dec. 7-2
184: Cameo Blankenship def. Joe Lopresti (Long Island Univ.), dec. 2-0
197: Gavin Henry def. Miles Ashbough (Kent State), major dec. 8-0

Round of 16
157: Marc Koch def. Jon Siemsen (Sacred Heart Univ.), dec. 4-1
165: Gaven Bell (Unattached) def. Bryce Sanderlin, fall 0:58
184: Tate Samuelson (Lehigh) def. Cameo Blankenship, fall 2:19
197: Gavin Henry def. Cade Lautt (UNC), fall 3:23

157: Ashton Eyler (Lock Haven) def. Marc Koch, dec. 7-0
197: Aidan Conner (Princeton) def. Gavin Henry, fall 6:19

Consolation Round of 32 #1
157: Louis Colaiocco (Univ. of Penn.) def. Christian Rutherford, fall 1:59
157: Nick Foster (Unattached) def. Dan Yetsick (Davidson), dec. 8-7

Consolation Round of 32 #2
125: Giovanni Diaz (F&M) def. Devon Diaco, fall 3:47
133: Brandon Sauter (F&M) def Jackson Sichelstiel, dec. 9-2
141: Frank Antonelli (Naval Academy) def. Joshua Viarengo, fall 2:07
141: Matt McLaughlin def. Luke Lucerne (Naval Academy), DQM 2-0 0:17
149: David Loniewski def. Tucker Ribman (Harvard), dec. 3-0
165: Nate Stephenson def. Matt Romanelli (Columbia), dec. 9-5
174: Anthony Spera def. Ryan Bollentino (Sacred Heart), dec. 3-2
174: Mike Kistler (Univ. of Penn.) def. Brett Sanderlin, dec. 8-3
184: Oliver Tipton def. Wilson Major (UNC), major dec. 12-4
285: Jake Fernicola def. Josh Boggan (Kent State), dec. 8-1

Consolation Round of 16 #1
125: Gabe Giampietro (Unattached) def. Hale Robinson, fall 2:34
133: Anthony Clark (Princeton) def. Noah Burstein, major dec. 15-3
141: Zack Zeamer (Lock Haven) def. Matt McLaughlin, major dec. 8-0
149: Evan Maag (Unattached) def. David Loniewski, dec. 6-1
165: Jaden Hardrick def. Blake Bahna (Long Island Univ.), dec. 3-1 SV
165: Aidan Zarella (Sacred Heart Univ.) def. Nate Stephenson, dec. 6-1
174: Patrick Adams (Campbell) def. Anthony Spera, dec. 3-1 SV
184: Luke Rada (Harvard) def. Oliver Tipton, tech fall 2:04
285: Jake Fernicola def. Marc Berisha (Sacred Heart Univ.), medical forfeit

Consolation Round of 16 #2
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Jaden Hardrick, dec. 2-1
184: Luke Rada def. Cameo Blankenship, dec. 6-0
285: Jake Fernicola def. Matthew Cruise (Univ. of Penn.), dec. 3-1

Consolation Quarterfinals #1
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Gino Esposito (UNC), dec. 6-0
285: Chad Nix (Campbell) def. Jake Fernicola, major dec. 10-1

Consolation Quarterfinals #2
165: Bryce Sanderlin def. Val Park (Naval Academy), medical forfeit
197: Blake Shaffer (Kent State) def. Gavin Henry, forfeit

Consolation Semifinals
165: Cody Walsh (Drexel) Bryce Sanderlin

Seventh Place
165: Bryce Sanderlin and Joey Mazzara (no contest)

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