COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Ryan O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./Central Catholic) finished second at 133 to lead McDaniel to an 11th-place finish at the Ursinus Fall Brawl in wrestling action on Saturday.
The Green Terror finished with 35 points with a contingent of mostly freshmen at a tournament that featured Division I and Division III teams. Ursinus won the 15-team event with 144 points.
O'Boyle, who entered as the sixth seed, opened his day with a 10-3 win over Franklin & Marshall's Scott Stevens before downing Navy's Brenden Campbell, 4-0. The Diplomats' Robert Ruiz prevailed over O'Boyle 7-5 in the title tilt.
Eddie Miller (Salisbury, Md./Wicomico) recorded three wins, including a pair by fall, at 125. The rookie opened with a 2-minute, 43-second pin before top-seeded Chris Donaldson (Ursinus) relegated Miller to the consolation bracket with a 26-second pin.
In the consolation bracket, Miller recorded a 5-2 win over Ursinus' Ryne Morrison and 1-minute, 55-second fall over the Bears' Robert D'Annunzio before bowing out 10-8 to second-seeded Joe DiCarlo (College of New Jersey).
Luke Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) went 2-2 as the No. 7 seed at 149. The freshman dropped a 6-4 decision to open his day before recording a 3-2 sudden-victory win and victory by medical forfeit.
Trey Mitchell (Lewes, Del./Caesar Rodney) recorded a pair of wins in the consolation bracket at 141 – both by fall. Mitchell downed Hunter's Emmanuel Grullon in 1:00 and Ursinus' McKinley Mohrman in 1:29 before his day ended with a first-period fall at the hands of fifth-seeded Joey Bonaduce (West Chester).
Tim Gainsborg (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) added a single win at 141, opening his consolation bracket action with a 5-2 win over Liberty's Kent Rasmussen.
Evan Deckers (Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge) opened his day at 157 with a 14-10 win over Stevens' Robert Fitzcharles.
Nick Cross (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County), the seventh seed at 165, opened his day with a bye before recording a 5-minute, 30-second pin over Alfred's Josh Lord before falling by back-to-back first-period pins.
McDaniel returns to action at home against UMBC, Southern Virginia and West Virginia University Tech on Saturday. Action begins at 12 p.m.
Team Scores: 1. Ursinus (U) 144, 2. College of New Jersey (CNJ) 134, 3. Franklin & Marshall (F) 131, 4. Delaware Valley (D) 86, 5. Liberty (L) 67.5, 6. Hunter (H) 58.5, 7. Navy (N) 56.5, 8. West Chester (W) 52, 9. Gettysburg (G) 50.5, 10. Stevens (S) 41, 11. McDaniel (MCD) 35, 12. Alfred (A) 20, 13. Elizabethtown (E) 19, 14. Mt. St. Vincent (MSV) 17.5, 15. Muhlenberg (MU) 3.5.
McDaniel Results: 125: Eddie Miller pinned Ethan Livernash (A) 2:43, #1 Chris Donaldson (U) pinned Miller 0:26, Miller dec. Ryne Morrison (U) 5-2, Miller pinned Robert D'Annunzio (U) 1:55, #2 Joe DiCarlo (CNJ) dec. Miller 10-8; 133: #6 Ryan O'Boyle dec. Scott Stevens (F) 10-3, O'Boyle dec. Brenden Campbell (N) 4-0, #8 Robert Ruiz (F) dec. O'Boyle 7-5; 141: Troy Ernest (S) pinned Trey Mitchell 5:49, Mitchell pinned Emmanuel Grullon (H) 1:00, Mitchell pinned McKinley Mohrman (U) 1:29, #5 Joey Bonaduce (W) pinned Mitchell 1:11, Steven Schneider (CNJ) maj. dec. Tim Gainsborg 11-0, Gainsborg dec. Kent Rasmussen (L) 5-2, Brian Latham (MSV) pinned Gainsborg 4:05, Jason Cohen (D) dec. James McGarry 8-4, Shaun Phillips (D) pinned McGarry 0:47; 149: Matthew Rust (S) dec. #6 Luke Yox 6-4, Yox dec. Jon Faul (G) 3-2 (SV1), Yox med. for. Townsend Sharron (F), Peter Crawford (L) dec. Yox 4-3; 157: Evan Deckers dec. Robert Fitzcharles III (S) 14-10, #8 Manny Markantone (G) maj. dec. Deckers 11-1, #7 Nick Detsis (CNJ) dec. Deckers 5-1; 165: #7 Nicholas Cross pinned Josh Lord (A) 5:30, Adam Will (S) pinned Cross 1:30, Ryan Garey (U) pinned Cross 1:09; 174: none; 184: none; 197: #8 Marshall Puls (G) dec. Ricky Tisinger 6-4, #7 Travis Harvey (A) dec. Tisinger 7-0; HWT: Alex Henry (F) dec. #7 Taylor Avino 2-0, Brian Slattery (MSV) pinned Avino 0:40, Slattery pinned Mike Hill 1:51, Noah Gesford (D) pinned Hill 2:20.