Lewis Places Fourth at MVC Invitational

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Marshall, Mo.–Max Lewis (So., Duchesne, Utah, Biology) has only been in the wrestling room for two weeks, but is improving exponentially, highlighted by a high finish at the Missouri Valley Invitational Saturday.

The Statesmen placed fourth at 285 pounds to guide William Penn to a tie for 19th place with 36 points. Host and #2 Missouri Valley won the team title with 157 points, while #1 Grand View was second with 146 points.

Lewis owned a 6-2 record, including upsetting #7 Cooper Thomas of Grand View 2-1 and #10 Aaron Rafalko of Midland 1-0. The bracket–actually the entire tournament–was loaded, featuring seven members from the NAIA’s top 10.

133-pounder Darquell Pierre (So., St. Petersburg, Fla., Sociology), with two falls, and 125-pounder Jeremy Andujar (Sr., Tampa, Fla., Biology), with one fall, both posted 2-2 marks.

Jason Beebe (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Business Management), at 174 pounds, and Jay Fresh (Grad., Knoxville, Iowa, MBL), at 184 pounds, both pinned one opponent each, while 125-pounder John Altieri (Jr., Warwick, R.I., Sociology) defeated one foe by technical fall.

141-pounder Tyshon Cannon (Jr., LaGrange, Ga., Psychology) and 165-pounder Johnny Hopper (Sr., Basehor, Kan., Psychology) also won once each.

Next Up: William Penn returns home next Friday to host #14 Baker in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet at 7 p.m.

 

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