WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel closed out its Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling dual-meet season at home on Saturday.
The Green Terror (4-9, 0-7 CC) dropped its three matches, falling to Muhlenberg 24-15 before dropping a 39-9 decision to Ursinus and 30-15 match to Merchant Marine.
Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) led McDaniel with three wins at 165.
Against the Mules (7-8, 2-5 CC), Jake Reid (West Chester, Pa./West Chester Henderson) opened with a 3-mintue, 35-second fall at 125 before Austin Sherman countered with a second-period pin of his own to knot the match at 6-all.
That sparked a run of four straight wins for Muhlenberg to open up a 17-6 lead, capped by Ben Peck needing a takedown and near fall late in the third period for a 16-12 win.
Bishop edged out a 10-9 win at 165 to close the deficit to 17-9 before Dylan Schwartz used a 14-4 win to stretch the lead to 21-9.
Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) won 6-5 at 184 but Gennaro Cerminara took a 7-1 win at 197 to seal the victory.
Brendan Woody (Crofton, Md./South River) closed the match with a 9-6 win at heavyweight.
The Bears (6-6, 1-6 CC) won four of the first five bouts to open up an 18-6 lead.
Raymond Calderio keyed the start with a 1-minute, 9-second pin at 133. Scott Miser (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) notched the lone win for the Green Terror, taking a 3-minute, 33-second pin at 149.
A Bishop 11-6 win at 165 closed the deficit to 18-9 but Ursinus won the last four bouts, including three by fall.
The Mariners (8-7, 4-3 CC) won seven bouts against McDaniel to close out a 2-2 day, wrestling the final bout across two mats.
Reid notched a 1-minute, 18-second pin at 125 before Tyler Craig countered with a pin just before the first period ended to tie the match at 6-all.
Bishop, meanwhile, took an 11-4 win at 165 on the other mat to put the Green Terror in front, 9-6.
Merchant Marine won the next six bouts across the two mats, including a pin by Kieran Duggan in 4:04 at 157 to secure the win.
Woody closed out the day with a 65-second pin at heavyeight.
McDaniel returns to action at the CC Championship hosted by Washington and Lee on Saturday. Action begins at 10 a.m.
Muhlenberg 24, McDaniel 15
125: Jake Reid (Mc) pinned Michael DaBramo 3:35; 133: Austin Sherman (Mu) pinned Nick Malinowski 4:09; 141: Joshua Hickey (Mu) tech. fell Jahmally Willie 16-1 (3:00); 149: Michael Dougan (Mu) dec. Scott Miser 8-3; 157: Ben Peck (Mu) dec. Cole Nagle 16-12; 165: Wade Bishop (Mc) dec. Nick Daza 10-9; 174: Dylan Schwartz (Mu) maj. dec. Ronald Mattox 14-4; 184: Ronnie Wuest (Mc) dec. Michael Cannon 6-5; 197: Gennaro Cerminara (Mu) dec. Jake Pooton 7-1; HWT: Brendan Woody (Mc) dec. Scott Schaeffer 9-6.
Ursinus 39, McDaniel 9
125: Christopher Tan (U) tech. fell Jake Reid 18-1 (4:33); 133: Raymond Calderio (U) pinned Nick Malinowski 1:09; 141: Matthew Wilde (U) maj. dec. Jahmally Willie 16-6; 149: Scott Miser (M) pinned Donte McCarthy 3:33; 157: Jacob Folk (U) dec. Cole Nagle 9-2; 165: Wade Bishop (M) dec. Zachary Goranson 11-6; 174: Anthony Cutrufello (U) Garrett Vandevalk 7-2; 184: Benjamin Maack (U) pinned Ronnie Wuest 0:42; 197: Deon Edmond (U) pinned Jake Pooton 2:04; HWT: William McGinley (U) pinned Brendan Woody 4:01.
Merchant Marine 30, McDaniel 15
125: Jake Reid (Mc) pinned Jace Garza 1:18; 133: Tyler Craig (MM) pinned Nick Malinowski 2:59; 141: Daniel May (MM) maj. dec. Jahmally Willie 12-3; 149: Charles Franchina (MM) dec. Scott Miser 8-5; 157: Kieran Duggan (MM) pinned Cole Nagle 4:04; 165: Wade Bishop (Mc) dec. Kai Rodgers 11-4; 174: Joshua Glantzman (MM) tech. fell Garrett Vandervalk 19-1 (4:43); 184: Kurtis Hahn (MM) dec. Ronnie Wuest 9-6; 197: Blake Bunce (MM) dec. Jamie Rodriguez 4-0; HWT: Brendan Woody (Mc) pinned Victor Raigoza 1:05.