Wrestling Tournament Second Highest Point Total In Program History
The Army West Point Wrestling team capped off the 116th EIWA Conference Championship with 112 total points, good enough for a third-place team finish. Army also finished the conference tournament with six NCAA qualifiers headed to Minneapolis, Minn. in two weeks for the Championships.
The Black Knights marked their second highest team score in program history, surpassing the 2018-19 team's previous score of 106.5, and sitting just behind the leading 1987 squad's 135.25. Heading into day two of the Conference Championships, the Army West Point wrestling team had seven wrestlers competing in the semifinal round, with three NCAA qualifiers already clinched. The Black Knights struggled to find a win in the semi's but didn't let that kill their momentum.
Army followed up their losses with five consecutive wins from the 157lb bout to the 197lb bout to secure five separate opportunities at a third-place team finish. The Black Knights capped off a successful day with nine top eight finishes including a seventh-place finish by Corey Shie, three fifth-place finishes from Trey Chalifoux, Andrew Wert Jr. and P.J. Ogunsanya. Three fourth-place finishes came from Cael McCormick, Noah Stewart, and J.T. Brown. Read more.