2023 EIWA Championships

Six champs, including Diakomihalis’ fourth EIWA title, leads Cornell to team title

From Cornell

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The Cornell wrestling team crowned six champions, including four first-timers, but was headlined by a four-timer as the Big Red ran away with the team title at the 2023 EIWA Championship at the Palestra. The Big Red closed the two-day championship tourney with 165.5 points, well clear of second-place Lehigh (120.5) and Ivy rival Penn (106).

Yianni Diakomihalis became the 14th four-time champ in conference history with his title at 149 pounds, but was already the third Big Red grappler to take home a title at that point. Vito Arujau (133) won his second straight championship and first at 133 pounds, while freshman Vince Cornella grabbed his first at 141 pounds. Julian Ramirez (165), who defeated Princeton’s 2022 national runner-up Quincy Monday, and Jacob Cardenas (197) each topped top five wrestlers in the finals for their first titles, with Chris Foca also winning his first with his victory at 174 pounds.

The six champions set a Cornell record and were one off the tournament record, while the 165.5 points scored was the seventh-highest by any team.

From Lehigh

Senior Josh Humphreys and graduate student Tate Samuelson won individual EIWA titles to lead the Lehigh wrestling team to a second place finish at the 119th EIWA Championships, which wrapped-up Sunday at the Palestra. Lehigh advanced four wrestlers to championship finals and the Mountain Hawks had five wrestlers automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Other Notes

Princeton’s Pat Glory, the 2022 national runner-up, captured his third EIWA title at 125 pounds.

Navy heavyweight Grady Greiss became the academy’s first individual champion since Cody Trybus (141) in 2021, and the first Navy heavyweight to place first since Dan Miller in 2013.

Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships

March 4-5 • Philadelphia, Pa.

Team Standings

Rk. School Points
1. Cornell 165.5
2. Lehigh 120.5
3. Pennsylvania 106
4. Columbia 95
4. Navy 95
6. Army West Point 82.5
7. Princeton 81.5
8. Harvard 63
9. Bucknell 54
10. Drexel 50.5
11. Binghamton 45.5
12. Hofstra 34
13. American 28
14. Franklin & Marshall 16.5
15. Brown 7.5
15. Sacred Heart 7.5
17. Long Island 3

Individual Placement Matches

(includes number of pre-NCAA automatic qualifiers per weight)

125 pounds (6)

1st — Pat Glory (Princeton) dec. Brett Ungar (Cornell), 2-0

3rd — Ryan Miller (Pennsylvania) dec. Ethan Berginc (Army West Point), 3-0

5th Nick Babin (Columbia) dec. Diego Sotelo (Harvard), 7-2

7th — Carter Bailey (Lehigh) pinned Mason Leiphart (Franklin & Marshall), 2:48

133 pounds (5)

1st — Vito Arujau (Cornell) major dec. Michael Colaiocco (Pennsylvania), 8-0

3rd — Angelo Rini (Columbia) major dec. Brendan Ferretti (Navy), 11-2

5th — Jack Maida (American) dec. Kyle Waterman (Drexel), 6-3

7th — Kurtis Phipps (Bucknell) pinned Hunter Adrian (Brown), 2:25

141 pounds (5)

1st — Vince Cornella (Cornell) major dec. Carmen Ferrante (Pennsylvania), 13-3

3rd — Josh Koderhandt (Navy) dec. Malyke Hines (Lehigh), 7-6

5th — Matt Kazimir (Columbia) dec. Darren Miller (Bucknell), 3-0

7th — Justin Hoyle (Hofstra) dec. Julian Sanchez (Army West Point), 6-5

149 pounds (2)

1st — Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) major dec. Dylan Chappell (Bucknell), 15-3

3rd — Doug Zapf (Pennsylvania) dec. Trae Mcdaniel (Army West Point), 3-2

5th — Luke Nichter (Drexel) dec. Danny Fongaro (Columbia), 3-1

7th — Max Brignola (Lehigh) dec. Marshall Keller (Princeton), 8-3

157 pounds (3)

1st — Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) dec. Anthony Artalona (Pennsylvania), 6-4

3rd — Nathan Lukez (Army West Point) dec. Trevor Tarsi (Harvard), 9-5

5th Nick Delp (Bucknell) dec. Jack Nies (American), 4-0

7th — Ty Whalen (Princeton) dec. Tyler Williams (Drexel), 6-0

165 pounds (5)

1st — Julian Ramirez (Cornell) dec. Quincy Monday (Princeton), 6-5

3rd — Joshua Ogunsanya (Columbia) dec. Brevin Cassella (Binghamton), 2-1

5th —Josh Kim (Harvard) dec. Dalton Harkins (Army West Point), 3-1 SV

7th —Lucas Revano (Pennsylvania) dec. Evan Barczak (Drexel), 3-2

174 pounds (4)

1st — Chris Foca (Cornell) dec. Benjamin Pasiuk (Army West Point), 10-5

3rd — Lennox Wolak (Columbia) major dec. Philip Conigliaro (Harvard), 16-8

5th — Sammy Starr (Navy) won by medical forfeit over Nick Incontrera (Pennsylvania)

7th — Ross Mcfarland (Hofstra) dec. Jake Logan (Lehigh), 3-2

184 pounds (4)

1st — Tate Samuelson (Lehigh) dec. Jacob Nolan (Binghamton), 6-1

3rd — David Key (Navy) dec. Brian Bonino (Drexel), 8-3

5th — Nate Dugan (Princeton) dec. Jacob Ferreira (Hofstra), 3-2

7th — James Conway (Franklin & Marshall) major dec. Aaron Ayzerov (Columbia), 13-4

197 pounds (5)

1st — Jacob Cardenas (Cornell) dec. Michael Beard (Lehigh), 10-9

3rd — Luke Stout (Princeton) major dec. Jacob Koser (Navy), 11-1

5th — Trey Rogers (Hofstra) dec. Jack Wehmeyer (Columbia), 6-3

7th — Sean O`malley (Drexel) dec. Daniel Lawrence (Army West Point), 7-2

Heavyweight (6)

1st — Grady Griess (Navy) dec. Nathan Taylor (Lehigh), 5-1 SV

3rd — Yaraslau Slavikouski (Harvard) dec. Ben Goldin (Pennsylvania), 7-1

5th — Cory Day (Binghamton) dec. Dorian Crosby (Bucknell), 3-0

7th — Brendan Furman (Cornell) dec. Austin Kohlhofer (Army West Point), 6-0

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