Valley Forge Military College 6 v Temple University 47       Middle Tennessee State University 13 v The Apprentice School 22       University of Central Florida 15 v Liberty University 23       East Tennessee State University 18 v Mercer University 30       Florida Gulf Coast University 5 v Auburn University 34       Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18 v The Ohio State University 31       University of Texas at Arlington 24 v University of Florida 30       University of South Florida 18 v University of Toledo 25       Marion Military Institute 33 v Wayne State College 20       University of North Florida 15 v Grand Valley State University 48       

Apprentice Tackles top 15 DIII Teams

12/06/2009 -

YORK, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed in probably its toughest tournament thus far and finished eighth in the New Standard Spartan Invitational hosted by York College. Four teams that are ranked in the current NCAA Division III Top 15 and two perennial nationally-ranked programs were participants in the ten-team event.

Senior Will Harcum continued his impressive start as he finished sixth at 174. The Williamsburg, Va. native went 3-2 in the event with two wins by fall raising his season total to 12 falls and a 15-3 overall record. He opened the event with a win in 48 seconds over Dennis Bencosme of fourth-ranked Ithaca College and won his first match in the wrestleback round in 41 seconds over Noel Richardson of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Three wrestlers were a round away from placing in the top six. Sophomore Marcus Chevres at 133 pounds (3-2), freshman Patrick McIntosh at 157 pounds (3-2) and freshman LA Colon at heavyweight (4-2) each were eliminated one round from finishing no lower than sixth. Chevres' first win of the tournament came against Jordan Alfaro who was the second-seed at 133 pounds from USMMA by a 12-7 decision.

Next up for the Builders will be a quad match at the University of Maryland Baltimore County on December 12.

Team Scores

1. Ithaca 140.5; 2. The College of New Jersey (12th-ranked) 139; 3. The College at Brockport 124; 4. U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (11th-ranked) 120; 5. Williams College, Mass. (15th-ranked) 107.5; 6. Elizabethtown 90; 7. York College 56.5; 8. Apprentice School 47.5; 9. Gloucester CC 37; 10. University of Maryland Baltimore County 8.5.

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