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Johnson makes debut with George Mason; Brick wins three bouts

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Jan. 24, 2021 – Tyler Johnson, a freshman from Danbury, made his varsity debut with the George Mason University wrestling team on Sunday.

Johnson dropped an 8-5 decision to Rider’s Wyatt McCarthy at 149 pounds in the dual meet with the Broncos. Johnson got another chance to wrestle and dropped a 16-0 loss by technical fall to Rider’s McKenzie Bell.

In their season-opening match, George Mason (0-1, 0-1 MAC) dropped nine of 10 matches in a 32-3 loss to host Rider (2-1, 2-0 MAC) in the Mid-American Conference dual meet. The Patriots return to action on Sunday when they participate in a tri-meet with Central Michigan and Ohio University.

Rider 32, George Mason 3
At Lawrenceville, N.J.

141: McKenzie Bell (R) dec. AJ Poindexter (GM), 12-0
149: Wyatt McCarthy (R) dec. Tyler Johnson (GM), 8-5
157: Jesse Dellavecchia (R) tech fall Daniel Segura (GM), 19-3 at 5:37
165: Jake Silverstein (R) dec. Neil Schuster (GM), 12-7
174: Angel Garcia (R) dec. Paul Pierce (GM), 6-5
184: George Walton (R) dec. Eli Dickens  (GM), 7-6
197: Austin Stith (GM) dec. Matt Correnti (R), 11-5
285: Ethan Laird (R) tech fall Ali Salem (GM), 17-1 at 6:08
125: Jonathan Tropea (R) dec. Josh Jones (GM), 12-3
133: Richie Koehler (R) dec. Anthony Glasl (GM), 10-4
Penalty: Rider deducted one point for badger at 125 pounds
Records: George Mason 0-1, Rider 2-1

Additional matches
125: Tyler Klinsky (R) dec. Ben Monn (GM), 10-4
141: McKenzie Bell (R) tech fall Tyler Johnson (GM), 16-0 at 4:55
165: Michael Wilson (R) dec. Tyler Kocak (GM), 8-0
174: Eli Dickens (GM) dec. Shane Reitsma (R), 3-2
141: Bryan Miraglia (R) dec. AJ Poindexter (GM), 3-0
149: Travis Layton (R) dec. Alec English (GM), 11-4
125: Josh Jones (GM) dec. Tyler Klinsky (R), 9-4
141: McKenzie Bell (R) dec. Shawn Nonaka (GM), 12-2
174: Paul Pierce (GM) dec. Shane Reitsma (R), 8-4
133: Richie Koehler (R) dec. Patrick Schellpfeffer (GM), 12-1

Brick wins three of four matches
MEQUON, Wisc., Jan. 24, 2021 – Southington freshman Caleb Brick (157) went 3-1 with a pair of forfeits as the Milwaukee School of Engineering went 2-2 in the season-opening four team meet on Sunday. Milwaukee beat Cartage, 41-6 and Lakeland, 41-12 and dropped a 38-10 loss to Concordia-Wisconsin and a 32-9 loss to Wheaton. Brick had a pin and a pair of forfeits.

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