Senior heavyweight reaches 100 wins to pace squad in fifth-place finish
GRANTHAM, Pa. – Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) added five more wins to his total to eclipse 100 for his career and lead McDaniel to a fifth-place finish at the Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah in wrestling action on Friday and Saturday.
With his first win of the tournament – a 13-4 major decision victory over Messiah's Ethan Covalt – the senior heavyweight notched the 100th win of his career to become just the second wrestler in program history to reach triple digits in the win column. With a 104-20 career mark, Glotfelty now needs just eight more wins to match Charlie Conaway's program-record 112 wins.
As a team, the Green Terror recorded 84 points to finish tied with Lycoming. Wilkes won the 13-team, two-day event with 162.5 points. Mount Union finished second (147) while Messiah (136.5) and Sprinfield (127) rounded out the top four.
After Glotfelty's major-decision win in his opening bout, the top seed won the weight class with three first-period pins in his other four matches. In the title bout, Glotfelty downed No. 2-seeded Ron Fusco (Springfield) in 58 seconds.
Three other McDaniel wrestlers finished in the top eight of their weight classes. At 133, Tom Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished third while Will Yeo (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) finished sixth at 197 and Earl Eppard (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) was seventh at 125.
Goretsas, the No. 2 seed, opened with a pin in 2:14 before adding a 9-3 and 10-2 win to advance to the semifinals. In the semifinal bout, Mount Union's Riki Reynolds, the No. 3 seeed, pinned Goretsas in 2:08.
In the consolation bracket, Goretsas was awarded a forfeit win to advance to the third-place match, where he won, 10-3.
The fifth-seeded Yeo opened with an 11-3 major-decision win and first-period fall before dropping to the consolation bracket with an 8-4 loss to No. 4 Russel Korbul (Lycoming) in the quarterfinals. Yeo notched a 16-0 technical fall and 13-4 major-decision victory before falling to the fifth-place bout with a 5-2 setback to Lycoming's Kyle Crouthamel, the No. 7 seed. He dropped a 6-4 decision there to finish sixth.
Eppard, the No. 8 seed, won his first bout 5-3 before falling to top-seeded Kenneth Francis, 6-1. Eppard won his first match in the consolation bracket 6-3 before falling, 3-1. In the seventh-place bout, he was victorious 7-4 over Springfield's Tom Casper.
Mike Tancredi (Wall, N.J./Wall Twp.) went 3-2 with a pin and technical fall at 141 but bowed out a bout shy of finishing in the top eight.
McDaniel returns to action at the North/South Duals hosted by Ursinus on Jan. 8. Action begins at 10 a.m.
Team Scores: 1. Wilkes (W) 162.5, 2. Mount Union (MU) 147, 3. Messiah (MES) 136.5, 4. Springfield (S) 127, 5T. McDaniel (MCD) 84, 5T. Lycoming (L) 84, 7. Bridgewater State (B) 78, 8. Johns Hopkins (J) 76.5, 9. Oneonta (O) 68.5, 10. Ursinus (U) 68.5, 11. Gettysburg (G) 36, 12. Washington & Lee (WL) 27.5, 13. Muhlenberg (MUH) 21.5.
McDaniel Results: 125: #8 Earl Eppard dec. Arden Bement (MU) 5-3, #1 Kenneth Franscis (B) dec. Eppard 6-1, Eppard dec. Anthony Peterson (W) 6-3, #4 Spencer Alexander (MES) dec. Eppard 3-1, Eppard dec. Tom Casper (S) 7-4; 133: Terrell Nixon (L) pinned James Young III 6:37, Young dec. Gary DiPietro (S) 8-7, PJ Farinella dec. Thomas Gazza (MUH) 8-2, #4 Benjamin Mikac (O) dec. Farinella 9-2, Farinella dec. Derek Grant (B) 9-2, Griffin Panicuci pinned Farinella 2:47, #6 Colin Dennis (MU) maj.dec. Sean Ensign 13-1,Gazza (MUH) dec. Ensign 5-2, #7 Matthew DelGallo pinned Tim Gainsborg 1:33, Steven McCarthy (B) pinned Gainsborg 4:11, #2 Tom Goretsas pinned Frank Cabibbo (O) 2:14, Goretsas dec. DiPietro (S) 9-3, Goretsas maj. dec. DelGallo 10-2, #3 Riki Reynolds (MU) pinned Goretsas 2:08, Goretsas won by forfeit #5 Kyle Coblentz, Goretsas dec. #6 Colin Dennis (MU) 10-3; 141: Mike Tancredi pinned Matt DiBona (S) 0:41, #8 Andrew Fisher (W) dec. Tancredi 2-1, #7 Corey Kozimor (S) tech. fell Tim Hall 17-2 (7:00), Hall maj. dec. Nicholas Carducci (J) 19-7, Tancredi dec. Hall 9-2, Tancredi tech fell AJ Kallay (MU) 18-1 (7:00). #6 Blaze Chatham (S) maj. dec. Tancredi 10-1; 149: Joe Catino (B) dec. Josh Moore 5-3, Moore pinned Victor Bermudez-Garcia (U) 1:00, Moore tech. fell Kimberly Pearce (S) 16-0 (7:00), Phillip Racciato (W) dec. Moore 5-2, #6 Logan Putnam dec. Logan Yox 9-4, Yox dec. Zach Bickel (MU) 6-3, Catino (B) dec. Yox 5-1, Isaiah Britton (L) maj. dec. Sean McGarry 10-0, Michael Testa (J) dec. S. McGarry 5-3; 157: #5 Shane Everett (W) maj. dec. Torin Lehman 11-2, Lehman dec. Michael Ward (L) 2-0, Matthew Ellery (W) dec. Lehman 6-2, Patrick Reynolds (L) dec. Jacob Shuster 7-4, Daniel Igel (WL) tech. fell Shuster 17-0 (7:00); 165: #1 Matt Cross (Mes) pinned Matt Peters 0:58, Peters dec. Robert Nedbor-Gross (J) 6-4, #7 Dan Grabfelder pinned Peters 2:07; 174: Matt Artigliere (S) maj. dec. Brad Thomas 10-2, Nicholas Matthews (S) pinned Thomas 5:22, #2 David Jones tech. fell Marcus Carter 17-1 (7:00), Jason Barriault (S) dec. Marcus Carter 14-8; 184: #1 Nate Murren (U) dec. Scott Forrester 5-1, Christopher Urps pinned Jacob Smith (O) 3:49, Urps pinned #3 Troy Hayre (L) 3:15, #6 Timothy Stewart (MES) dec. Urps 7-2, Jeff Brodeur (S) dec. Urps 4-2; 197: #5 Will Yeo maj. dec. Taylor Gload (U) 11-3, Yeo pinned Raymond Sturdy (S) 1:44, #4 Russel Korbul (L) dec. Yeo 8-4, Yeo tech. fell Daniel Brown (W) 16-0 (7:00), Yeo maj. dec. Michael Case (S) 13-4, #7 Kyle Crouthamel (L) dec. Yeo 5-2, Tim Hopkins (MES) dec. Yeo 6-4; HWT: #1 Brock Glotfelty maj. dec. Ethan Covalt (MES) 13-4, Glotfelty pinned Michael Protano (S) 1:47, Glotfelty dec. #8 Ed Minelli 7-2, Glotfelty pinned #5 William Cornely (U) 2:29, Glotfelty pinned #2 Ron Fusco (S) 0:58, Fusco pinned Mike Hill 0:33, Protano (S) pinned Hill 5:44.