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Eckenbarger wins 133 title

Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes fifth of nine teams
What:
Messiah Invitational in season-opening wrestling action
When:
Saturday, Nov. 3
Where: Swarthmore, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel had three placewinners to open the season with a fifth-place finish at the Messiah Invitational, totaling 59 points.

THE LEADERS
Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) went 4-0 to win at 133. He opened the day with a 1-minute, 26-second pin of Messiah's Dylan Poitrinal before capturing a 10-2 major decision win over Wheaton's Sean Ferguson. He then rounded out his day with injury default victories in the semifinal and championship bouts.
Isaiah Edmond (Waldorf, Md./North Point) made his Green Terror debut with a 5-1 day at 141 to finish third. He started with three straight first-period pints, including two in 68 seconds or fewer. After dropping a 4-2 decision to top-seeded and eventual champion Sean Thompson (Gettysburg) in the semifinals, Edmond tallied wins of 10-1 and 7-2 in the consolation bracket.
Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) wrestled his way back to a 5-2 day at 157. After opening the day with a fall, he dropped to the consolation bracket before winning four matches – three by decision. He was pinned by Ray Martin (Gettysburg) to place fourth.

FOR THE FOES
• Gettysburg won the team title with 110.5 points, outdistancing Messiah by 13.5 points.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) went 3-2 with a pair of pins at 184. After falling in his opening bout, Wuest wrapped a pair of pins around of 12-7 decision over Nata Jara (Wheaton) before dropping a 16-1 decision one bout shy of the third-place match.
DeAndre Tackett (Baltimore, Md./McDonough) opened with a bye at 157 before winning 7-6 over Joshua Paige (Messiah) and taking a forfeit win. He dropped two matches by fall to close out the day.
Garrett Vandervalk (Westminster, Md./Westminster) went 2-2 at 174. His day opened with a 7-5 victory in overtime before falling 16-7 in the quarterfinals. Vandervalk pinned Spencer Clements (Messiah) late in the third period before falling in the first period of his next match.
Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) notched a 1-minute, 1-second fall in his first match of the consolation bracket at 125.
Robert Kaminski (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) added a 6-1 decision in the consolation bracket at 125.
Skyler Minutelli (Sparrows Point, Md./Sparrows Point) tallied a 6-4 win his first consolation bracket match at 141 for his first collegiate win.
Neal Rinker (Taneytown, Md./Winters Mill) won his first match over Clements by fall in 2:36.
Jaime Rodriguez (Westminster, Md./Westminster) won his opening bout at 197, 5-2.
• Brendan Woody (Crofton, Md./South River) notched a fall late in the first period of his first match in the consolation bracket at heavyweight.

THE INSIDE STORY
• The following wrestlers also competed on the day:

125

  • Champ. Round 1 - Josiah Gehr (Messiah College) won by major decision over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Maj 14-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by fall over Hunter Brown (Ursinus) (Fall 1:01)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Austin Jones (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Dec 11-6)

125

  • Champ. Round 1 - Collin Wickramaratna (Ursinus) won by decision over Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) won by decision over Jordan Howard (Messiah College) (Dec 6-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Jon Song (UMBC) won by decision over Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) (Dec 6-5)

133

  • Champ. Round 1 - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by fall over Dylan Poitrinal (Messiah College) (Fall 1:26)
  • Quarterfinal - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by major decision over Sean Ferguson (Wheaton College) (Maj 10-2)
  • Semifinal - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by injury default over Noah Malamut (Gettysburg) (Inj. 7:00)
  • 1st Place Match - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by injury default over Ricky Cavallo (Johns Hopkins) (Inj. 1:37)

141

  • Champ. Round 1 - Matt Darok (Messiah College) won by tech fall over Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) (TF 17-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Ike Bryner (Messiah College) won by decision over Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) (Dec 6-5)

141

  • Champ. Round 1 - Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) won by fall over Ben Black (Wheaton College) (Fall 1:05)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) won by fall over Ike Bryner (Messiah College) (Fall 2:00)
  • Quarterfinal - Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) won by fall over Josh Paisley (Elizabethtown) (Fall 1:08)
  • Semifinal - Sean Thompson (Gettysburg) won by decision over Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) won by major decision over Colton Rex (Elizabethtown) (Maj 10-1)
  • 3rd Place Match - Isaiah Edmond (McDaniel) won by decision over Matt Darok (Messiah College) (Dec 7-2)

141

  • Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Zacerous (Messiah College) won by decision over Skylar Minutelli (McDaniel) (Dec 9-5)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Skylar Minutelli (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Skylar Minutelli (McDaniel) won by decision over Jake Coniglio (Messiah College) (Dec 6-4)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Connor Mauriello (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Skylar Minutelli (McDaniel) (Dec 14-8)

157

  • Champ. Round 1 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) won by fall over Ben Howard (Liberty University) (Fall 0:00)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Caele Manley (Wheaton College) won by decision over Wade Bishop (McDaniel) (Dec 9-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) won by decision over Patrick Briody (Gettysburg) (Dec 9-3)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) won by medical forfeit over Jacob Folk (Ursinus) (MFF)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) won by decision over Bradlee Lamontagne (Johns Hopkins) (Dec 9-6)
  • Cons. Semi - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) won by decision over Kyle Bythell (Elizabethtown) (Dec 6-3)
  • 3rd Place Match - Ray Martin (Gettysburg) won by fall over Wade Bishop (McDaniel) (Fall 2:12)

157

  • Champ. Round 1 - DeAndre Tackett (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - DeAndre Tackett (McDaniel) won by decision over Joshua Paige (Messiah College) (Dec 7-6)
  • Quarterfinal - DeAndre Tackett (McDaniel) won by forfeit over Jacob Folk (Ursinus) (FF)
  • Semifinal - Lee Cassel (Messiah College) won by fall over DeAndre Tackett (McDaniel) (Fall 4:15)
  • Cons. Semi - Ray Martin (Gettysburg) won by fall over DeAndre Tackett (McDaniel) (Fall 2:37)

165

  • Champ. Round 1 - Cole Nagle (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Andrew Burgette (Liberty University) won by tech fall over Cole Nagle (McDaniel) (TF 19-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Cole Nagle (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Colton Shriner (Elizabethtown) won by injury default over Cole Nagle (McDaniel) (Inj. 0:00)

174

  • Champ. Round 1 - Neal Rinker (McDaniel) won by fall over Spencer Clements (Messiah College) (Fall 2:36)
  • Quarterfinal - Colin Kowalski (Gettysburg) won by fall over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Fall 2:27)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Gary Nagle (Ursinus) won by decision over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Dec 9-2)

174

  • Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) won in overtime over Gary Nagle (Ursinus) (OT 7-5)
  • Quarterfinal - Victor DeFrance (Messiah College) won by major decision over Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) (Maj 16-7)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) won by fall over Spencer Clements (Messiah College) (Fall 6:40)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Anthony Cutrufello (Ursinus) won by fall over Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) (Fall 0:42)

184

  • Champ. Round 1 - Brian Shermeyer (Messiah College) won by fall over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Fall 4:18)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Luke Gentry (Wheaton College) (Fall 2:07)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by decision over Natan Jara (Wheaton College) (Dec 12-7)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Malcolm Hunt (Ursinus) (Fall 3:59)
  • Cons. Semi - Brian Shermeyer (Messiah College) won by tech fall over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (TF 16-1)

184

  • Champ. Round 1 - Benjamin Maack (Ursinus) won by fall over Quinton Lyons (McDaniel) (Fall 3:00)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Joe Embleton (Messiah College) won by fall over Quinton Lyons (McDaniel) (Fall 1:40)

197

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) won by decision over Charlie Wildermuth (Ursinus) (Dec 5-2)
  • Quarterfinal - Max Gierke (Wheaton College) won by fall over Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) (Fall 6:56)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Logan Roberts (Wheaton College) won by fall over Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) (Fall 1:52)

285

  • Champ. Round 1 - Zebulin Pfeiffer (Ursinus) won by decision over Brendan Woody (McDaniel) (Dec 5-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Brendan Woody (McDaniel) won by fall over Quinn Hogue (Elizabethtown) (Fall 3:00)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Henri Behaeghel (Johns Hopkins) won by fall over Brendan Woody (McDaniel) (Fall 5:20)

285

  • Champ. Round 1 - Carter Urich (Messiah College) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 0:38)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Maxwell Rhoden (Elizabethtown) won by fall over Dominic States (McDaniel) (Fall 0:36)

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday. Action begins at 10 a.m.