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Wuest records tech fall to key victory

Ronnie Wuest (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ronnie Wuest (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (4-0) 40, Southern Virginia (0-1) 12
What:
Non-Conference wrestling action
When:
Saturday, Dec. 1
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel won the first six bouts to open up a 31-0 lead en route to a 40-12 victory over Southern Virginia.

THE LEADERS
Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) recorded a technical fall at 184.
• Garrett Vandevalk (Westminster, Md./Westminster) had a first-period pin at 165.
Skyler Minutelli (Sparrows Point, Md./Sparrows Point) also recorded a pin at 141.

FOR THE FOES
• Keaton Gomez notched a pin at 174.
• Alexander Brunner recorded a first-period fall at heavyweight.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• After the Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) forfeit win at 125, Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) notched a 12-3 win at 133 and Isaiah Edmond (Waldorf, Md./North Point) stretched the lead to 15-0 with a 20-4 victory at 141.
Skyler Minutelli recorded his fall with 16 seconds remaining to make it 21-0.
• Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) had a 13-0 win and Garrett Vandevalk notched his fall in 1:23 to make it a 31-0 match with four bouts remaining.
• Keaton Gomez broke up the shutout with a 3-minute, 39-second fall.
Ronnie Wuest added a 15-0 win before Jaime Rodriguez (Westminster, Md./Westminster) won 16-3 for a 40-6 advantage.
• Alexander Brunner's fall came in 2:47 to wrap up the match.

THE INSIDE STORY
125:
Nick Malinowksi (M) won by forfeit; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) maj. dec. Aaron Freidhof 12-3; 141: Isaiah Edmond (M) tech. fell Jayson Cody 20-4; 149: Skyler Minutelli (M) pinned Ethan Workman 6:44; 157: Wade Bishop (M) maj. dec. Brooks Fletcher 13-0; 165: Garrett Vandevalk (M) pinned Kyle York 1:23; 174: Keaton Gomez pinned Neil Rinker 3:39; 184: Ronnie Wuest (M) tech. fell Matthew Rohrdanz 15-0; 197: Jaime Rodriguez (M) maj. dec. Matthew Speelman 16-3; HWT: Alexander Brunner (S) pinned Chris Hauffman 2:47.

NEXT UP
McDaniel continues at its home quad against Ferrum.

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