Lehigh captures EIWA Championship
Posted: September 25, 2003
Bethlehem, PA – Lehigh’s head coach Greg Strobel earned coach of the year honors as his team captured its 30th EIWA championship Sunday evening at Stabler Arena. The Mountain Hawks earned 131.50 points behind first place finishes from Dan Hyman and Jon Trenge to win the championship. Pennsylvania earned 118 points, good enough for a second place finish and Cornell finished third with 114.5.
At 125, top seed Mario Stuart was upset by third seeded Travis Lee of Cornell. After a scoreless first period, Lee recorded a takedown in the second and third periods to secure the 6-2 decision over Stuart.
Fifth seeded Dan Hyman took a victory lap after he tabbed his third upset of the tournament and a first place finish in the 133-pound weight class. Hyman defeated second seeded Alejandro Alverez of Cornell with an 8-4 decision. Hyman maintained control throughout the bout. He recorded two takedowns, a two point near fall, and three escapes en route to the victory.
At 157, second seeded Warren Stout was unable to upset top seeded Yoshi Nakamura of Pennsylvania. Stout mustered four points from escapes before Nakamura walked off the mat with the 9-4 decision.
Second seeded Chris Vitale fell to top seeded Josh Henson of Pennsylvania for the second time this season. Vitale scored a takedown in the final moments of the bout, but was forced to release Henson in attempts to get one final takedown. Vitale came up just three seconds short.
Cornell’s second seeded Clint Wattenberg upset top seeded Rob Rohn in a close battle at 184. Rohn’s takedown and reversal were not enough to put him past Wattenberg, as he fell in a 7-6 decision.
At 197, top seeded Jon Trenge notched a 6-0 decision over third seeded Matt Greenberg of Cornell. Trenge recorded a takedown, tabbed two escapes, and earned two points for stalling time en route to the victory.
The Mountain Hawks will send six wrestlers to compete at the NCAA Championships, March 21–23 in Albany, New York. Mario Stuart, Dan Hyman, Warren Stout, Chris Vitale, Rob Rohn and Jon Trenge will take the mat for Lehigh. Shawn Laughlin received the wild card bid and will travel as an alternate.
The EIWA finals will air taped delay on Fox Sports Pittsburgh Saturday March 16 at 3:00.
Lehigh final results are listed below. Click on the link below for consolation results.
For complete results including team, individual, and consolation brackets: Click Here
Billy Sheridan Award
Jesse Jantzen, Harvard
Angelo Borrzio, Head Coach East Stroudsburg
Rick Springman, Pennsylvania
Jesse Jantzen, Harvard
Coach of the Year
Greg Strobel, Lehigh
Final Team Scores
Lehigh Finals Results
# 3Travis Lee, Cornell dec #1 Mario Stuart
#5 Dan Hyman dec #2 Alejandro Alverez
#1Yoshi Nakamura, Penn dec #2 Warren Stout
#1 Josh Henson, Penn dec #2 Chris Vitale
#2 Carl Wattenberg, Cornell dec #1 Rob Rohn
#1 Jon Trenge dec #3 Matt Greenberg, Cornell