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Nagle fall starts rally for victory

Cole Nagle (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Cole Nagle (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (6-2) 22, Averett (3-4) 21
What:
Non-Conference wrestling action
When:
Saturday, Dec. 15
Where: Greensboro, N.C.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel won three of the final four bouts, including two by fall, to top Averett, 22-21.

THE LEADERS
Cole Nagle (Highland Lakes, N.J./Vernon Twp.) recorded a 1-minute, 44-second fall at 174.
Chris Hauffman (Westminster, Md./Westminster) added a 32-second pin at heavyweight to secure the win for the Green Terror.

FOR THE FOES
• Jared Lough led the Cougars with an 18-0 win at 165.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Samuel Braswell staked Averett to a 3-0 lead with a 12-7 win at 126.
• Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) followed with a 15-1 victory at 133 for a 4-3 edge in the match.
• An 8-3 win by Brandon Woody at 141 and a Caleb Harmon forfeit victory at 149 gave the Cougars a 12-4 lead in the match.
• Wade BIshop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) won 8-6 at 157 to close the deficit to 12-7 but Jared Lough's first-period technical fall pushed the Averett advantage to 17-7.
Cole Nagle got the Green Terror back on track with his first-period fall.
• Demontay Wimbush, however, countered with a 13-3 win at 184, stretching the lead back to eight.
Jaime Rodriguez (Westminster, Md./Westminster) kept hope alive for McDaniel with a 7-3 win before Chris Hauffman capped off the rally with the early fall for the one-point win.

THE INSIDE STORY
125:
 Samunel Braswell (A) dec. Nick Malinowski 12-7; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) maj. dec. Easton Holliday 15-1; 141: Brandon Woody (A) dec. Isaiah Edmond 8-3; 149: Caleb Hamon (A) won by forfeit; 157: Wade Bishop (M) dec. Joshua Linkous 8-6; 165: Jared Lough (A) tech. fell Garrett Vandervalk 18-0 (3:00); 174: Cole Nagle (M) pinned Joshua Crawford 1:44; 184: Demontay Wimbush (A) maj. dec. Ronnie Wuest 13-3; 197: Jaime Rodriguez (M) dec. Jonathan Bishop 7-3; HWT: Chris Hauffman (M) pinned Thaddeus Wilkerson 0:32.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Washington and Lee Duals on Monday. Action begins at 9 a.m.