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Wrestling to Host Navy in Saturday Night Dual

12/12/2014 2:00:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel wrestling team will host Navy on Saturday, Dec. 13 in its last home dual before the new year. The first match is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Dragons (1-3) are coming off a 1-2 performance at the Windy City Duals hosted by Northwestern last Saturday. Drexel defeated Davidson, 39-0 to lead off the day, but then fell to No. 16 Northwestern, 28-15 and later Eastern Michigan, 22-19. Kevin Devoy Jr., who is currently ranked No. 17 by Intermat Wrestling, won all three of his matches, which moves the 133-pounder to 8-0 thus far on the season.

Navy Wrestling Travels to Philly for Dual vs. Drexel
Navy and Drexel last met on the mat in 2002 with the Dragons winning 20-15.

Team captain Peyton Walsh has won seven straight dual matches dating back to last season.

Dec. 12, 2014
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Navy wrestling team will close the 2014 calendar with a Saturday evening dual against Drexel in Philadelphia. The 1-0 Mids will battle the 1-3 Dragons at the Daskalakis Athletic Center beginning at 7:00 pm and will be streamed live via Drexel’s athletic web site at

“The annual Army-Navy game has had the Academy buzzing this week and our guys have taken that energy and have had a good week of training in preparation for our dual in Philadelphia on Saturday,” said first-year Navy head coach Joel Sharratt. “When you go to Pennsylvania to wrestle, you know you have to be ready and the Naval Academy will be ready for 10 opponents, and battle them one point at a time.

“We have seen great fight in our younger guys and they will each need to be ready for some tough moments in the dual meet this week. But it’s been Peyton who has carried the flag every step of the way this season and his infectious attitude and tenacious work ethic has help inspire those around him. We have several seniors who are capable to stand shoulder to shoulder with Peyton as the leader of the group, but we need that group to step up and burn with the same fire that Peyton has right now. This will be a great dual if that spark catches fire!”

Since opening their season on Nov. 2, the Mids have wrestled in just one dual, dealing George Mason a 23-9 loss. Meanwhile, Navy has gained valuable experience by taking part in some of the top tournaments to date, including last weekend’s Cliff Keen

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