Glotfelty, Goretsas take titles
GRANTHAM, Pa. - A season after going 37-4, Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) opened his junior season 3-0 and the heavyweight title at the 2009 Messiah Invitational, leading McDaniel in season opening wrestling action on Saturday.
Glotfelty, the top seed, won his first two matches by fall before taking the championship bout 4-0 over the No. 2 seed Deron Sharp of Elizabethtown. Both of Glotfelty's pins came in the first period.
As a team, the Green Terror finished fourth in the nine-team field with 67 points. Elizabethtown won the team title with 104 points. Messiah was second with 85.5 and Waynesburg was third with 77 points.
In addition to Glotfelty, McDaniel had three other individuals finish in the top four, including Tommy Goretsas's (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) title at 133.
Goretsas, the No. 3 seed in the bracket, opened is day with a one of the four byes before taking a 4-1 win over Waynesburg's Brandon Grainy and a 4-2 sudden-victory win over the No. 2 seed Marty Harnish (Elizabethtown). In the title bout, Goretsas downed top-seeded Rico Borz of Waynesburg, 3-2.
Brent Lowe (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park) added a runner-up finish at 149. The junior advanced to the championship match on the strength of three technical falls. The second seed in the bracket, Lowe feel to the No. 4 seed Conor McCormick (Ursinus) 6-4 in the first sudden-victory period.
Will Yeo (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) dropped his first match of the day 7-3 before wrestling back to a fourth-place finish at 184. Yeo notched a 9-6 win in the consolation bracket and a pair of medical forfeits before falling in the third-place bout 8-5 to the fourth-seed Tim Stewart (Messiah), who also defeated Yeo 7-3 earlier in the day.
Earl Eppard (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne), the fifth seed at 125, went 3-2 in his debut for the Green Terror while Michel Tancredi (Wall, N.J./Wall Twp.) also had a 3-2 showing his in debut at 141.
McDaniel returns to action at York (Pa.) on Wednesday. Match time is 7 p.m.
Team Scores: 1. Elizabethtown (E) 104, 2. Messiah (ME) 85.5, 3. Waynesburg (W) 77, 4. McDaniel (MC) 67, 5. Ursinus (U) 52.5, 6. Johns Hopkins (J) 46, 7. Case Western Reserve (CW) 37.5, 8. Coast Guard (CG) 18, 9. UMBC 16.5.
McDaniel Results: 125: #5 Earl Eppard dec. Adam Stevens (J) 5-1, #4 Danny Lethbridge (ME) dec. Eppard 5-4, Eppard dec. Angelo Ambridge (UMBC) 3-2 (TB1), Eppard dec. Spencer Alexander (ME) 5-3, #6 Alex Crown (W) tech. fell Eppard 15-0 (2:55), Teno Boone (J) dec. Mark Lobeck 6-0, Lobeck pinned Isa Mohammed (J) 2:08, Lobeck dec. Bryce Harley (UMBC) 13-7, #3 Jonathan Stone (CW) dec. Lobeck 13-7; 133: #3 Tommy Goretsas dec. Brandon Grainy (W) 4-1, Goretsas dec. #2 Marty Harnish (E) 4-2 (SV1), Goretsas dec. #1 Rico Borz (W) 3-2, Kekura Musa (UMBC) dec. Sean Ensign 4-0, Ensign dec. John Kelly (CG) 8-2, Ryan Snead (ME) dec. Ensign 2-1, Snead pinned Ryan Spicer 1:09, Harnish dec. James McGarry 6-0, McGarry dec. Spicer 6-2, Grainy tech. fell McGarry 15-0 (3:50); 141: Mike Tancredi dec. Kris Dutt (UMBC) 6-4, Tancredi dec. Jordan Stepanchick (E) 4-3, #1 Nick Garber (W) pinned Tancredi 2:44, Tancredi dec. Trevor Hsu (UMBC) 8-3, #5 Alex DeHart (ME) dec. Tancredi 4-1; 149: #2 Brent Lowe tech. fell Ronnie Cuff (E) 17-2 (2:50), Lowe tech. fell Kyle Bieg (J) 16-0 (4:30), Lowe tech. fell Max Barsky (E) 21-4 (5:51), #4 Connor McCormick (U) dec. Lowe 6-4 (SV1), McCormick pinned Josh Moore 6:48, Curtis Watkins (U) pinned Moore 3:22; 157: #1 Isaac Dukes (CW) maj. dec. Mason Goldbach 15-6, #2 Mike Bressler (ME) pinned Matt Peters 0:59, Peters maj. dec. Goldbach 10-0, Peters dec. Ben Elder (J) 5-0, #6 Kyle Weaver (CW) dec. Peters 5-4; 165: Tony Vorndran pinned Dave Hildebrandt (CW) 3:42, Stu Corless (J) dec. Vorndran 7-2, Colin Schuster (CG) pinned Marcus Carter 2:47, Carter dec. Mike Evarista (E) 7-3, David Wills (W) maj. dec. Carter 9-0; 174: #5 Josh Cook (E) maj. dec. Scott Forrester 18-5, #4 Mike Kevlin (U) maj. dec. Forrester 14-4; 184: #4 Tim Stewart (ME) dec. #5 Will Yeo 7-3, Yeo dec. Dan Pereira (CG) 9-6, Yeo med. for. Mike Hoinacki (ME), Yeo med. for. #2 Nate Murren (U), Stewart dec. Yeo 8-5; 197: #1 Pat Hogan (ME) dec. Joe Camlin 7-4, Camlin pinned Russell Jones (ME) 2:51, #3 Tim Hopkins (ME) dec. Camlin 9-6; HWT: #1 Brock Glotfelty pinned Rich Janicki (W) 2:06, Glotfelty pinned Cale Harter (CW) 2:25, Glotfelty dec. #2 Deron Sharp (E) 4-0, Josh Lapoint (UMBC) pinned Mike Hill 0:55, Zane Bachert (ME) pinned. Hill 3:57.