YORK, Pa. – The York College Wrestling team placed 7th with 61.0 points at the 11th Annual New Standard Invitational as action wrapped up Saturday afternoon. Eric Hutchinson and Camden Farrow each earned spots on the podium for York as Hutchinson took first in the 157-pound bracket and Farrow claimed fourth at 197 lbs.
Johnson & Wales claimed the overall team title for the third-straight season with 158 points. TCNJ placed second with 127 points, Stevens took third with 123 points, Roger Williams claimed the fourth spot with 88 points and Ithaca rounded out the top-five with 77.5 points.
Samuel Braswell of Averett earned Most Outstanding Wrestler as he claimed the 125-pound title. Unranked Braswell upset No. 7 Terry Adams (Ursinus), 7-5, in the semifinals before knocking of No. 4 Matt Caccamise (Brockport), 12-11, in the title bout.
After suffering a season-ending injury at last year's New Standard Invitational, Hutchinson flipped the script this time around as marched his way to the title. The redshirt-sophomore opened the day with a fall over Sam Tenaglia (J&W) at 6:33 after running up an 8-4 lead with three takedowns. Hutchinson then squared off against Matt Sacco (TCNJ) in the semifinals in a rematch from two weeks in the dual meet. The result was the same as Hutchinson defeated Sacco, 4-3, to secure his spot in the championship bout. Hutchinson claimed the 157-pound title on a medical forfeit as Dylan Van Sickell (Stevens) was not medically cleared from an injury he sustained in his previous match.
Farrow started his day with an uphill battle as he fell, 9-3, to Quinn Haddad (TCNJ) in the quarterfinals. The sophomore rebounded with three-straight victories in the consolation bracket to earn a spot in the 197-pound third-place match for the second-straight year. The third-place bout featured a rematch from earlier in the day as Farrow once again squared off against Haddad. Both wrestlers scored early, as Haddad registered the first takedown, but was quickly reversed by Farrow. Haddad took a 3-2 lead into the second period, but Farrow tied the match, 3-3, heading into the third as he was able to get out from bottom. Farrow managed to ride Haddad for most of the third period before Haddad eventually scored a reversal with 0:26 left to clinch the match. Farrow now has two fourth-place finishes at the New Standard to start his career.
Jared Kuhns was looking to make it back-to-back podium appearances at the New Standard Invite, but fell in the blood round at 125 lbs. The sophomore started his day with a 5-3 loss in the quarterfinals to Colton Messick (Apprentice) before ripping off a 19-2 technical fall (6:39) over Matt Griffin (Ithaca). Kuhns then fell, 5-2, in the consi quarterfinals to Justin Lopez (J&W) as Lopez scored the clinching takedown in the third period.
Verlensky Joachim put together a solid tournament as he came up one match short of spot on the podium at 141 lbs. The junior began his day with a 14-3 victory over Brecan Saul (Ithaca) as he scored three takedowns in the match. Joachim then converted an early takedown into a pin (1:52) to defeat Eli Sims (Brockport) to advance to the consi quarterfinals. Joachim saw his tournament come to an end as he fell 13-5 to Trevor Mastorio (Stevens).
The Spartans have nearly a month to heal and rest up before their next competition. York will return to the mats on Saturday, January 4 in a home dual against Camden Community College.