Posted: Jan 31, 2021
*Story by Andy Riesenberg
BEREA, Ohio - The Wilmington College wrestling team competed in its second OAC meet this weekend, posting a 50-3 loss against Baldwin Wallace University, which is currently ranked NCAA DIII No. 6 in the country. Shadrach Brausch won his second victory so far this season, earning the only three points for the Quakers and the first of three total team wins on the day.
In the loss to the Yellow Jackets, Shadrach Brausch earned a Quakers' win in a 3-1 decision today over Baldwin Wallace's Andrew Levis in the 285-pound weight class. Jack Probus lost by technical fall 21-3 in the 133-pound weight class. Adrian Salamone lost in a fall in the 157-pound weight class. Avery Bair lost by a 7-3 decision in the 165-pound weight class. Elijah Wood lost by fall at 2:00 in the 174-pound weight class. Skyler Cowgill lost by fall in 1:19.
The Quakers and Yellow Jackets also decided to add an extra varsity match for all weight classes, where Blair (165-pound weight class) and Brausch (285-pound weight class) both pinned their opponents for wins. Avery Bair (Wilmington) over Luke Hopkins (Baldwin Wallace) (Fall 0:52) and Shadrach Brausch (Wilmington) over Dominic Shelley of Baldwin Wallace (Fall 3:27)
"We wrestled well against a quality team," Head Wrestling Coach Justin Kihn said. "The guys have shown their ability to learn fast and improve over a short period of time. We are getting better every time we step on the mat. Shadrach [Brausch] had a great day today with two wins and one of them being a pin. He works hard and has a great approach to the sport. It is exciting to see him develop. Avery [Bair] also had a great performance today. He has seen high level competition these first two weeks. He had a great match against a tough opponent in the first round, then was able to pick up his first collegiate win with a pin in the second round."