Valley Sports Report
LOUISVILLE — Athens grad Kaidon Winters collected his 100th career win Friday as RIT posted a 2-2 record at the 2020 NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals at Exhibit Hall.
Winters was 3-1 on the day at 157 and 165 pounds, while Tioga grad Austin Lamb was 2-0 at 157, and Athens grad Chris Horton was 1-3 at 133 pounds. Athens grad Nate Bradley did not compete due to an injury.
Winters, a junior, is now 24-4 with 10 pins, and five technical falls, while Lamb, a freshman, is 17-7 with four pins, and Horton, a sophomore, is 15-8 with three pins. Bradley, a sophomore, is 9-6.
RIT 34, Washington & Jefferson 10
RIT won the final six weight classes to blow open a close match en route to a 34-10 win over Washington & Jefferson in its opening match Friday.
Horton won by fall in 1:47 over Anastasi Nelson at 133 pounds to even the match at 6-6.
Lamb forged a 10-4 decision over Lawrence Schrod at 157 pounds to put RIT back on top at 12-10.
At 165, Winters earned a hard-fought 5-2 decision over Jared Walker to give RIT a 15-10 lead.
The Tigers won the final four weight classes to lock up the win.
Loras College 38, RIT 3
Lords College won the first nine weight classes en route to a 38-3 win over RIT.
Horton dropped a 4-0 decision to Zach Licht in the 133-pound weight class, and Winters lost a 15-3 major decision to Brandon Murray at 157 pounds.
RIT 22, Heidleburg College 21
RIT won five of the finals six bouts to pull out a 22-21 win over Heidleburg College.
Heidelberg won the first four weight classes to build a 16-0 lead. Horton dropped an 8-4 decision to Mason Brained at 133 pounds.
Lamb put RIT on the board with a 5-3 win over Richard Bogetich at 157 pounds.
Winters then notched his milestone 100th win with a pin of Devin Miller in 4:38 at 165 pounds to trim the deficit to 16-9.
RIT completed the comeback, capped by 285-pounder Sam Weinger’s (Washingtonville H.S) pin in the final bout.
Munt Union 32, RIT 18
Mount Union raced out to a 20-0 lead, and held on for a 32-18 win over RIT.
Horton dropped an 8-1 decision to David Masey at 133 pounds in the middle of Mount Union’s early run.
Winters put RIT on the board with a pin of Brendan Laird in 2:35 to make it 20-6, but the closest the Tigers would get was 20-12, and 26-18.
RIT returns to action Saturday at the Empire Collegiate Championships at SUNY Oneonta.
IN PHOTO: Clockwise from top left: Kaidon Winters, Nate Bradley, Chris Horton, and Austin Lamb.
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