Brausch wins 3, WC wrestlers fall to No. 6 BW


By Andy Riesenberg - WC Sports Info. Dept.



Avery Bair | Photo by Dustin Johnson

Avery Bair | Photo by Dustin Johnson


Shadrach Brausch | Photo by Dustin Johnson


BEREA — 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 match of the 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, Brausch posted a 3-1 decision over Baldwin Wallace’s Andrew Levis in the 285-pound weight class.

Jack Probus lost by technical fall 21-3 at 133, Adrian Salamone lost in a fall at 157, Avery Bair lost 7-3 at 165, Elijah Woodwas pinned in 2:00 at 174 and 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 Bair (165-pound weight class) and Brausch (285-pound weight class) both pinned their opponents for wins.

“We wrestled well against a quality team,” WC head 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 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. 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.”

Wilmington’s next meet will be Saturday against Otterbein, Muskingum, and Ohio Northern in Ada.

Avery Bair | Photo by Dustin Johnson
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/02/web1_WR_AveryBair_dustinjohnson.jpgAvery Bair | Photo by Dustin Johnson

Shadrach Brausch | Photo by Dustin Johnson
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/02/web1_WR_ShadrachBrausch_DJ.jpgShadrach Brausch | Photo by Dustin Johnson

By Andy Riesenberg

WC Sports Info. Dept.