Eckenbarger records major decision win

Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg won the final seven matches of the night for a 30-7 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling action on Thursday.

Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror (4-4, 0-2 CC) with a major decision victory at 133, winning by a 13-3 margin.

Colin Devlin recorded a second-period pin for the Bullets (6-4, 1-1 CC) at 149, shifting the momentum in favor of the hosts.

Devlin's pin put Gettysburg in front 9-7 before a Jake Bracken 7-3 win at 157 stretched the lead to 12-7 midway through the night.

Colin Kowalski won by technical fall early in the third period before a Quinn Merrigan 15-6 victory at 174 made it a 21-7 advantage.

A Crawford Oswald escape with 11 seconds remaining in the third period accounted for a 1-0 win at 184. Anthony Paca and Paul Triandafilou rounded out the night with decision victories at 197 (6-1) and heavyweight (5-1), respectively.

Lenny Ogozalek opened the night with a 5-2 win for the Bullets before Eckenbarger's 10-point win gave McDaniel a 4-3 edge.

Jahmally Willie (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) added a 7-4 win at 141 for the Green Terror.

McDaniel returns to action at Washington and Lee for a trimatch with the Generals and Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Action begins at 12 p.m.

Gettysburg 30, McDaniel 7
125:
Lenny Ogozalek (G) dec. Jake Reid 5-2; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) maj. dec. Jordan Pinette 13-3; 141: Jahmally Willie (M) dec. Sean Thompson 7-4; 149: Colin Devlin (G) pinned DeAndre Tackett 4:31; 157: Jake Bracken (G) dec. Cole Nagle 7-3; 165: Colin Kowalski (G) tech. fell Wade Bishop 16-1 (5:10); 174: Quinn Merrigan (G) maj. dec. Ronald Mattox 15-6; 184: Crawford Oswald (G) dec. Ronnie Wuest 1-0; 197: Anthony Puca (G) dec. Jake Pooton 6-1; HWT: Paul Triandafilou (G) dec. Brendan Woody 5-1.

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