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Eckenbarger wins by major decision

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

THE FACTS
Merchant Marine (5-4, 2-0 CC) 34, McDaniel (9-7, 0-2 CC) 10
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) wrestling action
When:
Saturday, Jan. 19
Where: Gettysburg, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
Merchant Marine won the final six bouts to overcome an early 10-3 deficit and top McDaniel, 34-10.

THE LEADERS
Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror with a 14-0 win at 133.

FOR THE FOES
• Kurt Hahn recorded one of four pins for the Marines, winning in 1:20 at 197.
• Blake Bunce added a 1-minute, 41-second pin at heavyweight.
• Will Sims also had a first-period fall, winning at 165 in 2:54.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• After Jace Garza gave Merchant Marine a 3-0 lead with a 15-8 victory at 125, Ryker Eckenbarger put McDaniel in front 4-3 with a 14-0 win.
Isaiah Edmond (Waldorf, Md./North Point) added a 4-3 win at 141 to push the lead to 7-3.
• Skyer Minutelli (Sparrows Point, Md./Sparrows Point) added an 11-6 win at 149 for a 10-3 advantage.
• A 10-0 Kieran Duggan win at 157 pulled the Mariners within 10-7 before back-to-back pins from Will Sims and Max Sims (4:22 at 174) gave Merchant Marine a 19-10 lead.
• Joshua Glantzman won 5-0 at 184 before Kurtis Hahn and Blake Bunce wrapped up the day with pins.

THE INSIDE STORY
125: Jace Garza (MM) dec. Nick Malinowski 15-8; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (Mc) maj. dec. Alex Puglio 14-0; 141: Isaiah Edmond (Mc) dec. Austin Vincent 4-3; 149: Skyler Minutelli (Mc) dec. Chad Puglio 11-6; 157: Kieran Duggan (MM) maj. dec. Wade Bishop 10-0; 165: Will Sims (MM) pinned Cole Nagle 2:54; 174: Max Sims (MM) pinned Garrett Vandervalk 4:22; 184: Joshua Glantzman (MM) dec. Ronnie Wuest 5-0; 197: Kurtis Hahn (MM) pinned Quinton Lyons 1:20; HWT: Blake Bunce (MM) pinned Chris Hauffman 1:41.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Thursday. Match time is 7 p.m.

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