Collegeville, PA --- Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA), Brendan Marion (Norristown, PA) and Chris Cook (Mount Kisco, NY) made their way to finals in their respective weight classes as the WPI wrestling team made their 2019-2020 debut at the Fall Brawl hosted by Ursinus on Saturday.
Cook opened his collegiate career with two pins and a tech fall at 133 to advance to the final round. His pins over host Ursinus and the Apprentice School sandwiched an 18-1 tech fall over his Thaddeus Stevens opponent.
Marsh, an NCAA Championship participant for the past two seasons and currently making an appearance as a contender in national rankings at 165, was dominant on opening weekend, eliciting two major decisions to earn himself a finals placement. The senior registered major decisions of 13-0 and 10-2 against Elizabethtown and Apprentice School following a first-round bye.
Marion opened his junior season with a triad of wins at 174, registering a first-round fall (2:13) against Thaddeus Stevens College. In the second round, he earned himself a tech fall (16-1), while in the semifinals, Marion earned himself a finals bid with a decision (8-3) over his Ursinus opponent.
Senior Chase Lind (Fairfield, CT) and junior Carter Lewis (Duxbury, MA) battled their way to consolation finals after registering losses in the championship round. Lind battled back from an early fall in the championship bracket to post four consecutive wins to earn a spot in the third-place match at 157. Lewis won twice in the 141-championship bracket before dropping his semifinal match before battling for the third-place spot.
Juniors George Horta (Milford, NH) and Mike Ilic (Parsippany, NJ) highlighted the start of their junior seasons with wins at 184. Horta advanced to quarterfinals with a major decision. Ilic entered consolation rounds early, but registered three pins in the consolation bracket.
Five freshmen registered their first collegiate wins for the Engineers. Cook at 133, Julian Robles (Westwood, NJ) at 165, Adam Marsh (Upper Back Eddy, PA) at 184, Tyler Riggs (North Scituate, RI) and Lucas Wilson-Wuestefeld (Barrington, RI) at 197.
WPI is back in action next Saturday at SUNY-Oneonta where the Engineers will face Muhlenberg (PA) and the hosts starting at 12pm.