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Eckenbarger drops 3-2 decision

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

THE FACTS
No. 18 NYU (9-1) 54, McDaniel (9-5) 0
What:
Non-Conference wrestling action
When:
Saturday, Jan. 12
Where: Williamsport, Pa. – Mid-Winter Classic

THE SKINNY STORY
New York University, ranked 18th, recorded eight pins to top McDaniel 54-0 in the finale of the Mid-Winter Classic.

THE LEADERS
Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror, falling just 3-2 to William Crisco at 133.

FOR THE FOES
• Jacob Lill recorded a 54-second fall at heavyweight to lead the Violets.
• John DeStefano opened the match with a 52-second fall.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• After the John DeStefano 52-second fall, William Crisco edged out a 3-2 win at 133.
• Evan Drill (141) recorded a 1-minute, 11-second fall before Sean Lyons (149) and Liam Drury (157) added pins of their own.
• Kade Steck-Loughney (165) and Scott Dupont (174) made it five straight falls to secure the match.
• Jackson Kligerman won 5-1 at 184 before Jack La Corte and Jacob Lill rounded out the match with falls.

THE INSIDE STORY
125: John DeStefano (N) pinned Robert Kaminski 0:52; 133: William Crisco (N) dec. Ryker Eckenbarger 3-2; 141: Evan Drill (N) pinned Isaiah Edmond 1:11; 149: Sean Lyons (N) pinned Skyler Minutelli 4:30; 157: Liam Drury (N) pinned Wade Bishop 5:30; 165: Kade Steck-Loughney (N) pinned Cole Nagle 5:33; 174: Scott Dupont (N) pinned Garrett Vandevalk 4:42; 184: Jackson Kligerman (N) dec. Ronnie Wuest 5-1; 197: Jack La Corte (N) pinned Jaime Rodriguez 4:10; HWT: Jacob Lill (N) pinned Chris Hauffman 0:54.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action in the Centennial Conference opener at Gettysburg on Saturday. The Green Terror will take on Merchant Marine and Stevens beginning at noon.