Lions nail down the win against Hunter with four pins

The wrestling team kept their momentum going with their second win of the season this past Wednesday. The No. 12 Lions won eight out of 10 weight classes to defeat Hunter College by the score of 37-7.

Tom O'Dell / Photo Assistant
Tom O'Dell / Photo Assistant

Of those eight wins, sophomores Dan Herr and Ben Ostner, junior Mike Denver and senior Al Wonesh were successful in pinning their opponents. Denver, who wrestles at 184lbs, pinned Hunter sophomore Ryan Baxter the fastest, clocking in at just 1:59.

Hunter began the match strong. Sophomore Greg Pollack defeated senior Dan Franke 3-1 after three overtimes. Herr gave the Lions an advantage with his pin, but sophomore Dan Messina put the Hawks back on top with his win over freshman Anthony Damico. The College would then win the next sever matches, thanks to the efforts of Denver, Wonesh, and Ostner, as well as junior Adam Koziol, seniors Tyler Branham and Justin Bonitatis and graduate student Dan DiColo.