Briefs: W&J’s Baroffio named AFCA All-American
Senior wide receiver/kick returner Alex Baroffio became the 16th player in Washington & Jefferson College history to be named to the American Football Coaches All-America team. Baroffio earned one of the 25 spots as an all-purpose player.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team every year since 1945.
Baroffio, a D3football.com First Team All-South Region choice, is the Presidents’ first AFCA All-American since safety Craig Sedunov was selected in 2010. He finished as W&J’s career record holder in receptions (269) and receiving yards (3,204) after producing 91 catches for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The 91 receptions were the second-high total in school single-season history.
He returned 19 kickoffs for 555 yards, while producing 172 yards on 13 punt returns. He saved the best punt return of his career for his last game at Cameron Stadium as his 59-yard return against Waynesburg helped seal the program’s 23rd Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship
The Waynesburg University wrestling team received four forfeits and won 5 of 6 contested bouts en route to a 45-3 road win at Muskingum Tuesday. It was the Yellow Jackets’ fourth-straight victory.
Waynesburg (6-3) received forfeits at 125 and 133 pounds before junior Jake Vitolo won the first contested bout of the night by 17-0 technical fall. Junior Chris Milligan stretched his team’s lead to 21-0 with a 9-0 major decision triumph at 149 pounds.
Junior Sam Guidi recorded the only pin of the night, which came in just 49 seconds, at 165 pounds. Waynesburg continued to roll by picking up the final forfeit at 174, making the score 39-0.
Senior Cameron Fine had a 5-2 win at 184 and sophomore Greg Kumer wrapped up the Yellow Jackets win with a 6-0 decision at heavyweight.
Itrustyou sailed through the slop and never had an anxious moment as he captured Tuesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows for his third straight victory.
Dave Palone gave Itrustyou a first half in a comfortable 58.4, effectively ending the race for win. The 5-year-old Third Straight-Dynamic Lady gelding scored in 1:54.3, 1-1/4 lengths better than the rallying Windsong Jack, delivering trainer Ron Burke an exacta sweep. The first-over PL Dragon was third.
Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables own Itrustyou, who now boasts $561,196 in career earnings. Palone drove four winners – three for Burke – on the 16-race card while Brett Miller enjoyed a triple.