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O’Boyle, Camlin advance to nationals

Ryan O'Boyle  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ryan O'Boyle 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Ryan O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./Central Catholic) and Joe Camlin (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) will continue their wrestling seasons after finishing in the top three of their respective weight classes at the inaugural NCAA Division III East Regional hosted by Gettysburg on Saturday.

Camlin and O'Boyle will compete at the NCAA Division III championship at Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Mar. 15-16.

The Green Terror finished ninth at the 17-team regional with 49 points. Centenary won the team title with 109.5 points, edging Delaware Valley by 1.5 points and Wilkes by three..

O'Boyle finished second at 133 but still punched his ticket to Cedar Rapids with a 3-1 day. O'Boyle opened his day with a 33-second pin of Muhlenberg's Patrick Fruehling before adding a 9-3 win over Stevens' Ryan Wilson to advance to the semifinals.

In the semifinals, O'Boyle, the third seeded, upended second-seeded Myzar Mendoza of Wilkes 7-3 but fell to NYU's Brendon Jones for the second week in a row. Jones notched a 3-1 win in sudden victory.

Camlin also finished second, punching his ticket for the national tournament after a 3-1 day at heavyweight. Camlin's day opened with a 1-minute, 8-second pin of Mt. St. Vincent's Victor Vasquez before adding a fall in 1:58 of Gettysburg's Kevin Poplaski.

In the semifinals, he added a third pin, topping NYU's Anthony Chu in 1:23. In the championship bout, top-seeded Joseph Zitrone (Centenary) prevailed over the second-seeded Camlin, 9-4.

Logan Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) finished fourth at 157, going 4-2 on the day. Yox opened his day with a 2-minite, 14-second pin of Josh Weldon (Washington and Lee) before Merchant Marine's Brandon Yeik notched a first-period fall to relegate Yox to the consolation bracket. In the consolation bracket, Yox recorded an 11-2 win over Tyler Cunningham (Gettysburg) and a 9-5 win over James Dugan (Delaware Valley) to guarantee at least a sixth-place finish.

Yox, who entered the tournament as the fifth seed, downed Richie Jasinski (Ursinus), the third seed, 11-8 to advance to the third-place bout and wrestle for the final 157-pound bid to the national championship. Yeik, however, once again prevailed with a 9-6 victory to finish third.

Josh Moore (Dover, Del./North Caroline [Md.]) went 1-2 at 165. After Centenary's Owen Vernon relegated him to the consolation bracket with a 52-second pin, Moore recorded a 13-5 victory over Mt. St. Vincent's Dan Matrazzo. Nathan White (Wilkes) ended Moore's day with a first-period technical fall.

Scott Forrester (Manchester, N.J./Manchester) added a single win at 184. Johns Hopkins' Kyle Spangler edged Forrester in the opening bout 4-3 before Forrester topped Stevens' Mark Garrity 3-2. Eric Bach (Wilkes) registered a 3-1 win to end Forrester's run.

Ricky Tisinger (Edinburg, Va./Stonewall Jackson) went 1-2 at 197. Chris Salakoski (Scranton) pinned Tisinger later in the third period in the opening round. Tisinger opened his outing in the consolation bracket with a 6-4 win over Stevens' Keith Cays. Marshall Puls notched a 6-3 win to eliminate Tisinger.

Team Scores: 1. Centenary (C) 109.5, 2. Delaware Valley (DV) 108, 3. Wilkes (W) 106.5, 4. New York University (N) 86, 5. Ursinus (U) 68.5, 6. College of New Jersey (TCNJ) 67, 7. Johns Hopkins (J) 64, 8. Stevens (St) 60, 9. McDaniel 49, 10. Merchant Marine (MM) 47, 11. Hunter (H) 42, 12. Gettysburg (G) 31, 13. King's (K) 29, 14. Scranton (Sc) 10.5, 15. Muhlenberg (Mu) 5.5, 16. Washington and Lee (WL) 4.5, 17. Mt. St. Vincent (MSV) 3.

McDaniel Results: 125: none; 133: Ryan O'Boyle pinned Patrick Fruehling (Mu) 0:33, O'Boyle dec. Ryan Wilson (St) 9-3, O'Boyle dec. Myzar Mendoza (W) 7-3, Brandon Jones (N) dec. O'Boyle 3-1 (SV1); 141: Jeff Peterson (W) pinned Trey Mitchell 1:49, Elisa Gaylor (U) tech. fell Mitchell 17-2 (5:18); 149: Michael Polizzi (St) pinned Tim Gainsborg 1:27, Bernard Watson (MM) pinned Gainsborg 1:35; 157: Logan Yox pinned Josh Weldon (WL) 2:14, Brandon Yeik (MM) pinned Yox 2:22, Yox maj. dec. Tyler Cunningham (G) 11-2, Yox dec. James Dugan (DV) 9-5, Richie Jasinski (U) dec. Yox 11-8, Yeik (MM) dec. Yox 9-6; 165: Owen Vernon (C) pinned Josh Moore 0:52, Moore maj. dec. Dan Matrazzo (MSV) 13-5, Nathan White (W) tech. fell Moore 15-0 (3:00); 174: Chris Armo (N) maj. dec. Nick Cross 10-0, Adeshola Logunleko (MSV) dec. Cross 9-7; 184: Kyle Spangler (J) dec. Scott Forrester 4-3, Forrester dec. Mark Garrity (St) 3-2, Eric Bach (W) dec. Forrester 3-1;  197: Chris Salakoski (Sc) pinned Ricky Tisinger 6:29, Tisinger dec. Keith Cays (St) 6-4, Marshall Puls (G) dec. Tisinger 6-3; HWT: Joe Camlin pinned Victor Vasquez (MSV) 1:08, Camlin pinned Kevin Poplaski (G) 1:58, Camlin pinned Anthony Chu (N) 1:23, Joseph Zitone (C) dec. Camlin 9-4.