Hohman Takes Third at Franklin & Marshall Open
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LANCASTER, Pa. – VMI junior Blake Hohman led the way for the Keydet wrestling program by placing third in the 165-pound weight class at the Franklin & Marshall Open Saturday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The New Kent, Virginia, native opened the tournament with two pins taking down Sacred Heart’s Will Schmidt in just 24 seconds and following up with a fall in 1:39 over Army’s Jacob Bueno. He then claimed a 7-3 decision over Maryland’s Idris White in the third round of the championship bracket before falling to Brown’s Bryce Rogers by a 10-1 major decision in the quarterfinals.

In the third-fourth place match he took on Maryland’s Phillip Spadaform and earned a 6-3 decision to claim the third-place platform at the awards ceremony.

Freshman Will Lawrence (149 pounds) and sophomores Robert DuPont (157), Cade Kiely (174) and Chris Beck (184) also claimed a pair of decision victories in their respective weight classes to show well for the VMI wrestling program at the event.

The Keydets host a trio of schools next Saturday, Jan. 13 when Davidson, Clarion, and Ohio visit Cormack Hall for a trio of duals. VMI faces SoCon foe Davidson at 1 p.m., Clarion at 3 p.m. and Ohio at 5 p.m. Clarion and Davidson will face off simultaneously with the VMI-Ohio match at 5 p.m.


Cliff Conway (125)
Lost to Cameron Butler (Clarion-unatt.), dec. 5-0
Pinned Matthew Rodriguez (Harvard), 4:09
Lost to Brandon Loperfido(Lock Haven-unatt.), dec. 7-2


Michael Hulcher (149)
Lost to PJ Gohn (Edinboro-unatt.), dec. 8-2
Lost to William Lawrence (VMI), dec. 14-7


Will Lawrence (149)
Lost to Aidan Conroy (Davidson), dec. 6-1
Dec. Michael Hulcher (VMI), 14-7
Dec. Sam Ward (Columbia), 5-2
Lost to Pat Mayolo (Army), fall 3:41


Robert DuPont (157)
Dec. Will Kaldes (unatt.), 5-4
Lost to Fransesco Fabozzi (Princeton), dec. 3-0
Dec. TJ Calas (Sacred Heart - unatt.), 4-2
Lost to Seth Decker (Millersville), 5-4 TB-1


Blake Hohman (165) - Third place
Pinned Will Schmidt (Sacred Heart-unatt.), 0:24
Pinned Jacob Bueno (Army), 1:39
Dec. Idris White (Maryland), 7-3
Lost to Bryce Rogers (Brown), maj. dec. 10-1
Dec. Phillip Spadaform (Maryland-unatt.), 6-3


Cade Kiely (174)
Dec. Cameron Caldarelli (Buffalo), 3-2
Dec. Noah Satterfield (Davidson), 7-0
Lost to Jed Smith (Army), dec. 5-3
Lost to Graham Ratemann (Army), dec. 5-1


Chris Beck (184)
Dec. Jack Walsh (Virginia), 3-1
Lost to Jack Wedholm (Army), maj. dec. 11-1
Inj. def. Joshua Stillings (Ram WC), 0:00
Lost to Kanon Dean (Harvard), dec. 5-3


Max Gallahan (197)
Lost to Austin Pfarr (Brown), SV-2 3-1
Lost to Anthony Brownridge (Campbell), SV-1 10-6


Jake Koch (285)
Lost to Jere Heino (Campbell), fall 1:53
Lost to John Hartnett (Sacred Heart), dec. 7-3