The Ring-tum Phi

Wrestler breaks fifteen-year-old NCAA drought

Before Regionals, Tassoni and Zach Bylykbashi, ‘19, each placed second in their respective weight classes at the Centenial Conference Championship. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Caroline Blackmon

March 21, 2016

For the first time in fifteen years, a Washington and Lee wrestler will compete in the NCAA championship meet. Wrestler Ron Tassoni, ‘16, will be competing in the NCAA Championship after placing third in the NCAA East Regionals on Feb. 29. Along with Tassoni, Alex Pollera, ‘18, Brandon Lefore, ‘...

Wrestler breaks fifteen-year-old NCAA drought

Tassoni has had a record-setting career ar W&L. He has held several records including single-season takedowns, wins and career takedowns. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Caroline Blackmon

March 7, 2016

For the first time in fifteen years, a Washington and Lee wrestler will compete in the NCAA championship meet. Wrestler Ron Tassoni, ‘16, will be competing in the NCAA Championship after placing third in the NCAA East Regionals on Feb. 29. Along with Tassoni, Alex Pollera, ‘18, Brandon Lefore, ‘...

General of the Week: Zach Bylykbashi

Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Matt Kaminer

February 17, 2016

Phi: What did it mean to break the single season win record as a freshman? ZB: To break the single season wins record is pretty special, especially only being a freshman but achieving the record is not one of my goals this season. To me, breaking the record was just something that tells me I’m on the righ...

Injury riddled wrestling team looks to rebound

Zach Bylykbashi, ‘19, broke the record for most wins in a season held by captain Ron Tassoni, ‘16. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Claude Miller

February 8, 2016

The Washington and Lee wrestling team has faced a rollercoaster of a season, filled with ups downs, flips and rolls. The team began the season on a three-match losing streak, only to turn around and dominate the next five. Since that win streak, the team has lost eight of its last nine matches, a m...

New wrestlers, new attitudes

Ron Tassoni, ‘16, is only a few wins away from being W&L’s all-time winningest wrestler. Photo courtesy of W&L Sports Info.

Kenta Sayama

November 16, 2015

Although the last several seasons ended with unpleasant results, Washington and Lee’s wrestlers are ready to buck the trend this season through their motivation and dedication. According to team captain Ron Tassoni, ’16, the team has struggled to retain a number of players over the past several y...

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