WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Castleton University wrestling program dominated the day from start to finish on Saturday as six wrestlers won their respective weight classes while 12 wrestlers finished in the top four of their class at the Williams College Open.
Nick Camacho, Michael Gonyea, Max Tempel, Cooper Fleming, Chance LaPier and Jesse Webb each staked their name to their weight class title, while six others finished among the final four in their respective brackets.
Camacho went 3-0 en route to the 125 pound championship, winning via fall and decision to advance to the championship where he won 8-2 in overtime. At the 133, Gonyea picked up a win via fall before winning the championship with back-to-back decision victories in the semifinals and the finals. Tempel dominated the 141-pound bracket, winning four times en route to his championship. He won via fall in the opening match, before claiming a major decision, 12-2, in the quarterfinals. A 4-1 decision put him in the finals where he picked up a 3-1 decision for the win.
Castleton had three of the final four wrestlers in the semifinals of the 157-pound class, including an all-Castleton matchup for the championship. Fleming bested Reece Millington with a win via fall for the title, giving Millington second place in the bracket.
LaPier picked up the championship at the 174-pound weight class, winning via fall before claiming back-to-back decision wins in the semifinals and finals or the bracket.
Webb picked up four wins en route to his 285-pound title, winning back-to-back matches via fall to open the day before claiming a major decision and taking the title via medical forfeit by his opponent.
Cameron Milliken placed second in the 165-pound bracket, winning via decision three times before falling by a 3-2 decision in the championship round of the weight class. Jason Hoffman picked up a third-place finish in the 184-pound bracket, winning via fall in 1:06 before falling into the quarterfinals and wrestling his way out of the consolation bracket and defeating teammate Alexander Green in the third-place match. Jason Ashline and Mitchell LaFlam also grabbed third-place finishes in their weight classes, falling in their opening-round matchups before winning out in the consolation half of the bracket.
The Spartans return to the mat on Friday at the Lycoming National Duals in Williamsport, Penn.