GRANTHAM, Pa. – Ryan O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./Central Catholic) won the 133-pound weight class to lead McDaniel to a seventh-place finish at the 2012 Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah in wrestling action on Friday and Saturday.
The Green Terror recorded 91 points at the 11-team tournament. Cortland won the team title with 204.5 points.
O'Boyle, who entered the tournament as the second seed, opened the bracket with a bye before notching a 16-5 win over Andrews Gutierrez (Messiah). O'Boyle added a 5-1 win over Mount Union's Jeremy Border before tallying an 8-4 victory over third-seeded Derek Adams (Springfield) in the semifinals. In the championship bout, O'Boyle topped top-seeded Myzar Mendoza of Wilkes, 9-4.
At 149, the seeds held true. Mason Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) finished second, falling to top-seeded Bobby Dierna (Cortland) in 3 minutes, 20 seconds. Goretsas made his way to the title bout with pins of 1:03 and 2:32 in the first two rounds. He added a 6-5 win over No. 7 Chris Williamson (Messiah) and 15-5 major decision victory over No. 6 John Lynch.
Logan Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) finished third at 157 after entering as the sixth seed. Yox earned three victories in the championship bracket by counts of 7-6, 8-6 and 12-10 before dropping to the consolation bracket after an 11-2 loss to No. 2 Richard Jasinski (Ursinus). Yox won the consolation semifinals 12-4 and the third-place match 10-8 over No. 4 Jon Garrison (Mount Union).
Trey Mitchell (Lewes, Del./Caesar Rodney) placed fifth at 141 with four victories, including three by fall. Mitchell opened with a pin in 4:24 before falling by pin in the second period. In the consolation bracket, he notched falls of 35 seconds and 7:42. He was relegated to the fifth place match, falling by technical fall to No. 3 seed Elisha Gaylor (Ursinus). In the fifth-place match, Mitchell was awarded a medical forfeit.
Mike O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./Central Catholic), the top seed at 125, finished sixth overall. O'Boyle opened his day with a 14-3 win over John Morrison (Ursinus) before adding a 4-0 win over Kevin Hooghemm (Ursinus). O'Boyle dropped to the consolation bracket, falling to Paul Fields, 7-4. He bowed out via medical forfeit to finish sixth.
Scott Forrester (Manchester, N.J./Manchester) finished seventh at 184. In his first bout, the eighth seed won 3-2 before falling 6-1 to No. 1 seed Will Parks (Cortland). Forrester added an 8-2 win in the consolation bracket and a 9-1 victory in the seventh-place match.
Taylor Avino (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) finished eighth at heavyweight. The seventh seed started his day with a 10-0 win before dropping a third-period pin at the hands of No. 2 Corey James (Cortland). Avino added a 55-second fall in the consolation bracket and was pinned in the second period of the seventh-place bout.
Luke Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) notched a second-period fall and 4-0 win in the consolation bracket at 149 to finish his day 2-2.
Eddie Miller (Salisbury, Md./Wicomico) rounded out the Green Terror wrestling with a victory, tallying a 2-minute, 40-second fall in the consolation bracket at 125.
McDaniel returns to action at the Wilkes Open on Dec. 28. Action begins at 9 a.m.
Team Scores: 1. SUNY Cortland (C) 204.5, 2. Mount Union (MU) 157, 3. Messiah (MES) 138, 4. Wilkes (W) 118.5, 5. Springfield (S) 115.5, 6. Ursinus (U) 93, 7. McDaniel (MCD) 91, 8. Gettysburg (G) 48, 9. Ferrum (F) 7, 10. Bridgewater State (B) 3, 11. Muhlenberg (MUH) 2.
125: #1 Mike O'Boyle maj. dec. John Morrison (U) 14-3, O'Boyle dec. #8 Keven Hoogheem (U) 4-0, #5 Paul Fields (C) dec. O'Boyle 7-4, #7 Kurt Rodriguez (MES) dec. Eddie Miller 5-2, Miller pinned Dan Balmer (B) 2:40, Hoogheem dec. Miller 9-4; 133: #2 Ryan O'Boyle maj. dec. Andres Gutierrez (MES) 16-5, O'Boyle dec. Jeremy Border (MU) 5-1, O'Boyle dec. #3 Derek Adams (G) 8-4, O'Boyle dec. #1 Myzar Mendoza (W) 9-4; 141: Trey Mitchell pinned #3 Brendon Morgan (S) 4:24, #4 Bryant Roby (MU) pinned Mitchell 3:56, Mitchell pinned Chayoot Chengsupanimit (MUH) 0:35, Mitchell pinned Mark Misczenski (W) 7:42, #3 Elisha Gaylor (U) tech. fell Mitchell 17-1 (7:00), Mitchell med. for. Morgan, #1 Brian Bistis (C) Tim Gainsborg 20-2 (3:00), Jordan Judy (MU) pinned Gainsborg 6:10, #2 Kaleb Loht (MES) pinned James McGarry 1:25, Mark Pinto (S) tech. fell McGarry 17-1 (5:00); 149: #2 Mason Goretsas pinned Kimberly Pearce 1:03, Goretsas pinned George Delgado (B) 2:32, Goretsas dec. #7 Chris Williamson 6-5, Goretsas maj. dec. #6 John Lynch (W) 15-5, Lynch dec. Luke Yox 5-2, Yox pinned Steve Hogan (B) 4:31, Yox dec. Paul Biggs (F) 4-0, Williamson dec. Yox 9-4; 157: #6 Logan Yox dec. David Gonzalez (MU) 7-6, Yox dec. Philip Racciato (W) 8-6, Yox dec. #3 Chris Sarro (C) 12-10, #2 Richard Jasinski (U) maj. dec. Yox 11-2, Yox maj. dec. Racciato 12-4, Yox dec. #4 Jon Garrison (MU) 10-8, #8 Josh Bressler (MES) dec. Josh Moore 7-2, Mark Gonzalez pinned Moore 4:02, #4 Garrison tech. fell Evan Deckers 19-3 (7:00), Manny Markantone (G) maj. dec. Deckers 13-4; 165: #2 Jon Conroy pinned Jacob Reik 4:47, Vincent Silano (S) pinned Reik 6:34; 174: #3 Ricardo Plummer (MES) maj. dec. Nicholas Cross 14-4, Gnoleba Seri (U) dec. Cross 7-4; 184: #8 Scott Forrester dec. Frannie Armstrong 3-2, #1 Will Parks dec. Forrester 6-1, Forrester dec. Steven Bandstra (MES) 8-2, #5 Jeremy Hathaway dec. Forrester 2-0, Forrester maj. dec. Brian Deming (MU) 9-1; 197: Jason Wright (MES) pinned Ricky Tisinger 6:18, Darin Lyles (MU) maj. dec. Tisinger 10-1; HWT: #7 Taylor Avino maj. dec. Chris Gallatta (MUHL) 10-0, #2 Corey James (C) pinned Avino 5:57, Avino pinned Thomas Tesar (G) 0:55, #6 Iraki Kakauridze (S) pinned Avino 5:54, #8 Evan Canady (MES) pinned Avino 3:24.