The last time the Mids were ranked was in 2008-09 (preseason poll).
The Mids won six straight matches en route to what marked just their second win at Drexel in five tries.
Navy owns a 10-5 series advantage against Drexel, defeating the Dragons, 25-14, in their last meeting on Jan. 15, 2016.
Navy had three additional wrestlers who fell a win shy of placing in their respective weight classes.
Fifteen of the nation's top-25 teams will compete at this year's CKLV Invitational which kicks off on Friday at noon Eastern.
Navy-Old Dominion Wrestling 2.3.17
2016 Navy Classic
2016 Blue-Gold Duals
Navy Wrestling vs. Army
Navy Wrestling vs. Drexel
• Gil in 2016-17 (So.): Had an outstanding season where he produced a 21-7 mark as the backup at 141 pounds ... placed in three of the fourth tournaments in which he competed ... posted a 7-2 mark at the Harold Nichols Open to finish fourth ... went 5-1 at the Navy Classic and featured a 12-5 win over Binghamton’s Dylan Caruana in the third-place match ... dropped a tough 3-1 decision to Virginia Tech’s Kevin Norstrem in the championship bout at the Franklin & Marshall Open ... won three of the four duals in wrestled, including pinning American’s James Giaccia in just under two minutes.
• 2015-16 (Fr.): Navy’s starter at 141 pounds, he turned in a 25-16 record that featured a 6-3 dual meet mark ... earned his first NCAA Tournament berth after taking sixth at the EIWA Championship ... earned his first collegiate victory by way of an 8-3 win against York College’s Greg Warner in a dual to open the season ... won his first four matches at the Michigan State Open (Fr/So Div) to land in the finals where he lost to Ohio State’s Ke-Shawn Hayes by major decision ... dropped a 6-5 decision to Princeton’s Jordan Laster at the Navy Classic to place second for a second straight week ... competed at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and the Southern Scuffle, but did not place ... won two in a row at the All-Academy Championship before dropping a 6-5 decision to Army West Point’s Logan Everett in the championship bout ... fell to Penn’s Marc Mastropietro, 7-4, in his opening match at the EIWA Championship, but won the next three before dropping a 6-4 decision to 17th-ranked Randy Cruz ... was tripped up by Princeton’s Laster in the fifth-place bout ... lost both of his matches at the NCAA Championship, including a heart-breaking one-point decision (3-2) against 11th-seeded and eighth-ranked Tommy Thorn of Minnesota in the opener ... earned big dual victories over Princeton’s Laster (3-2), Drexel’s Kevin Devoy (5-3), American’s Tyler Scotton (3-0) and Army West Point’s Everett (8-7).
• High School: A 2014 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School in Crystal Lake, Ill., Gil attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2014-15 academic year ... a four-year wrestling letterwinner, he served as the captain of the team his junior and senior years and was the team MVP both years.
• Personal: Son of James and Sheila Gil ... majoring in Economics, he owns a 3.21 grade-point average ... named to the Commandant’s List in each of the last two semesters ... earned Superintendent’s List mention in the fall of his sophomore year ... named to the Dean’s List last spring.