Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Three Warriors win titles at Messiah Invitational

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Juniors Trevor Corl (Howard, Pa./Bellefonte Area) and Garrett Wesneski (Canton, Pa./Canton Area) each posted upsets in Messiah Invitational final and sophomoreHadyn Swartwood (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) also won his weight class as the Lycoming College wrestling team won three individual titles and placed four in the season-opening tournament at Hitchcock Arena on Saturday, Nov. 4.


Wesneski provided the upset of the tournament in his first tournament at heavyweight. The University of Maryland transfer posted a 6-4 win over sixth-ranked and 2016 All-American Paul Triandafilou in the finals. To get to the finals, Wesneski ran the circuit, starting with a pin of UMBC’s Ryan Nguyen in 2:17 before a 16-0 technical fall win over Messiah’s Dan Kiser. He added a major decision, 9-0 win over Anthony Puca in the semifinals to set up his match with Triandafilou.

Corl, who won his first collegiate tournament at 149 pounds, posted a 6-5 win over Messiah’s Stephen Maloney, ranked in the honorable mention section of the d3wrestle.com rankings. Corl opened the tournament with a pair of 16-0 technical falls, beating Gettysburg’s Michael Carioscia and Elizabethtown’s Daniel Smith, before pinning Gettysburg’s Patrick Brody in 1:00 in the quarterfinals. He reached the finals with a 6-0 win over Adam Peris.

Swartwood won four matches en route to his title at 157 pounds, his second career collegiate tournament title. He beat Wheaton’s Jonavan Huggins, 18-3, by tech fall to open the tournament before taking an 8-4 decision over Messiah’s Dan Swarr in the quarterfinals. He followed that with a pin of Elizabethtown’s Kyle Bythell in 2:45 to reach the finals, where he dispatched Johns Hopkins’ Dominick Reyes, 7-2.

Senior Brandon Conrad (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area) finished second at 174 pounds, only losing in the finals to the nation’s top ranked grappler in Messiah’s Ben Swarr. He opened his year with a 6-3 win over Ursinus’ AJ Cutrufello before posting a 12-2 major decision against Johns Hopkins’ William Gilliam in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he notched a 3-2 win over Liberty’s Sam Karel.

Three other Warriors reached the semifinals before bowing out of the tournament – junior 141-pounder Andy Aguilar (Muncy, Pa./Muncy Area) had two falls and an overtime win en route to the semifinals, senior 165-pounder Kevin Keppler (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) posted two pins to reach the semifinals and sophomore 197-pounder Travis Ogden (Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield) posted a pin in the quarterfinals to open his tournament.

Freshmen 125-pounder Cameron Terry (Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata) and 149-pounder Christopher Grecco (Riverdale, N.J./Pompton Lakes) each won three bouts in their first collegiate tournament.

Sophomore 149-pounder  Garrett Lockwood (Groton, N.Y./Groton), senior 157-pounder Kyle Drick (Allenwood, Pa./Montgomery), freshman 165-pounder Kyle Bennett (Montoursville, Pa./Montoursville), freshman 165-pounder Shane Rose (Glenside, Pa./Abington), junior 197-pounder Loc Long (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) and freshman 285-pounder John Downey (Freehold, N.J./Freehold Borough) each won two matches for the Warriors.

The Warriors get back on the field on Saturday, Nov. 11, when they head to the Washington & Jefferson Invitational, which is set for a 9:45 a.m. start.

Messiah Invitational Results for Lycoming
125 - Christopher Wig
Champ. Round 2 - Matty Wilde (Ursinus) won by tech fall over Christopher Wig (Lycoming) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by decision over Christopher Wig (Lycoming) (Dec 3-2)

125 - Cameron Terry
Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Terry (Lycoming) won by decision over Sean Redington (Messiah College) (Dec 5-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Cameron Terry (Lycoming) won by decision over Keegan Smith (Liberty University) (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - Brandon Miller (Ursinus) won by fall over Cameron Terry (Lycoming) (Fall 2:31)
Cons. Round 4 - Cameron Terry (Lycoming) won by medical forfeit over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (MFF)
Cons. Round 5 - Lenny Ogozalek (Gettysburg) won by fall over Cameron Terry (Lycoming) (Fall 1:23)

133 - Connor Hurley
Champ. Round 2 - Hunter Harris (Messiah College) won by fall over Connor Hurley (Lycoming) (Fall 0:38)
Cons. Round 3 - Louie Carusillo (Gettysburg) won by fall over Connor Hurley (Lycoming) (Fall 1:32)

133 - Jacob Chamberlin
Champ. Round 2 - Ray Calderaio (Ursinus) won by decision over Jacob Chamberlin (Lycoming) (Dec 12-7)
Cons. Round 3 - Derek Gulotta (Ursinus) won by fall over Jacob Chamberlin (Lycoming) (Fall 0:25)

141 - Ethan Landis
Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Smith (Gettysburg) won by decision over Ethan Landis (Lycoming) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Landis (Lycoming) won by decision over Zachary McAleer (McDaniel) (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Round 3 - Daniel Bliss (Ursinus) won by decision over Ethan Landis (Lycoming) (Dec 3-2)

141 - Andy Aguilar
Champ. Round 1 - Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) won by fall over Will Sadowski (UMBC) (Fall 1:08)
Champ. Round 2 - Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) won in overtime over Daniel Bliss (Ursinus) (OT 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) won by fall over Ka`au Estrella (Messiah College) (Fall 1:17)
Semifinal - Nick Nunez (Messiah College) won by fall over Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) (Fall 4:26)
Cons. Semi - Trey Harkness (Ursinus) won by decision over Andres Aguilar (Lycoming) (Dec 7-4)

149 - Keith Soules
Champ. Round 2 - Adam Peris (Messiah College) won by fall over Keith Soules (Lycoming) (Fall 2:17)
Cons. Round 2 - Christopher Grecco (Lycoming) won by tech fall over Keith Soules (Lycoming) (TF 16-0)

149 - Chris Ruiz
Champ. Round 2 - Patrick Briody (Gettysburg) won by decision over Chris Ruiz (Lycoming) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Tom Boldosser (Ursinus) won by decision over Chris Ruiz (Lycoming) (Dec 6-4)

149 - Christopher Grecco
Champ. Round 1 - Lee Cassel (Messiah College) won by fall over Christopher Grecco (Lycoming) (Fall 2:11)
Cons. Round 2 - Christopher Grecco (Lycoming) won by tech fall over Keith Soules (Lycoming) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Christopher Grecco (Lycoming) won by major decision over Andrew Harrell (Wheaton College) (Maj 19-8)
Cons. Round 4 - Christopher Grecco (Lycoming) won by decision over Traken Sutton (Gettysburg) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 5 - Connor Joyce (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Christopher Grecco (Lycoming) (Dec 9-4)

149 - Trevor Corl's place is 1st.
Champ. Round 1 - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) won by tech fall over Michael Carioscia (Gettysburg) (TF 16-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) won by tech fall over Daniel Smith (Elizabethtown) (TF 16-0)
Quarterfinal - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) won by fall over Patrick Briody (Gettysburg) (Fall 1:00)
Semifinal - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) won by decision over Adam Peris (Messiah College) (Dec 6-0)
1st Place Match - Trevor Corl (Lycoming) won by decision over Stephen Maloney (Messiah College) (Dec 6-5)

149 - Garrett Lockwood
Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Lockwood (Lycoming) won by major decision over Tom Boldosser (Ursinus) (Maj 14-4)
Champ. Round 2 - Traken Sutton (Gettysburg) won by decision over Garrett Lockwood (Lycoming) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Round 3 - Garrett Lockwood (Lycoming) won by fall over Michael Carioscia (Gettysburg) (Fall 0:41)
Cons. Round 4 - Marc Larson (Gettysburg) won by fall over Garrett Lockwood (Lycoming) (Fall 1:17)

157 - Hadyn Swartwood's place is 1st.
Champ. Round 2 - Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) won by tech fall over Jonavan Huggins (Wheaton College) (TF 18-3)
Quarterfinal - Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) won by decision over Dan Swarr (Messiah College) (Dec 8-4)
Semifinal - Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) won by fall over Kyle Bythell (Elizabethtown) (Fall 2:45)
1st Place Match - Hadyn Swartwood (Lycoming) won by decision over Dominick Reyes (Johns Hopkins) (Dec 7-2)

157 - Rayce Newswagner
Champ. Round 1 - Noah Struss (Gettysburg) won by fall over Rayce Newswagner (Lycoming) (Fall 5:47)
Cons. Round 2 - John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) won by decision over Rayce Newswagner (Lycoming) (Dec 7-0)

157 - Kyle Drick
Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Drick (Lycoming) won by major decision over Eddie Howlette (Ursinus) (Maj 11-0)
Quarterfinal - Kevin Edwards (Messiah College) won by tech fall over Kyle Drick (Lycoming) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Kyle Drick (Lycoming) won by decision over John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 5 - Jonavan Huggins (Wheaton College) won by major decision over Kyle Drick (Lycoming) (Maj 17-7)

165 - Kyle Bennett
Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) won by fall over Owen Feenstra (Wheaton College) (Fall 6:25)
Quarterfinal - Joseph Scott (Liberty University) won by major decision over Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) (Maj 13-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) won by decision over Hunter Harrison (Wheaton College) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 5 - Colin Kowalski (Gettysburg) won by major decision over Kyle Bennett (Lycoming) (Maj 16-2)

165 - Shane Rose
Champ. Round 2 - Zachary Goranson (Ursinus) won by fall over Shane Rose (Lycoming) (Fall 5:16)
Cons. Round 2 - Shane Rose (Lycoming) won by fall over Chris Ashby (UMBC) (Fall 3:28)
Cons. Round 3 - Shane Rose (Lycoming) won by major decision over Aadam Abdullahi (UMBC) (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Colin Kowalski (Gettysburg) won by fall over Shane Rose (Lycoming) (Fall 1:50)

165 - Kevin Keppler
Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Keppler (Lycoming) won by fall over Christopher Kummerer (Elizabethtown) (Fall 2:11)
Quarterfinal - Kevin Keppler (Lycoming) won by fall over Colin Kowalski (Gettysburg) (Fall 4:32)
Semifinal - Joseph Scott (Liberty University) won by tech fall over Kevin Keppler (Lycoming) (TF 23-7)
Cons. Semi - Zachary Goranson (Ursinus) won by fall over Kevin Keppler (Lycoming) (Fall 0:17)

174 - Brandon Conrad's place is 2nd.
Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) won by decision over Aj Cutrufello (Ursinus) (Dec 6-3)
Quarterfinal - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) won by major decision over William Gilliam (Johns Hopkins) (Maj 12-2)
Semifinal - Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) won by decision over Sam Karel (Liberty University) (Dec 3-2)
1st Place Match - Ben Swarr (Messiah College) won by major decision over Brandon Conrad (Lycoming) (Maj 16-3)

184 - Dakota Pfeiffer
Champ. Round 1 - Derek Beitz (Messiah College) won by fall over Dakota Pfeiffer (Lycoming) (Fall 0:46)
Cons. Round 1 - Timothy Blickle (Wheaton College) won by decision over Dakota Pfeiffer (Lycoming) (Dec 2-0)

184 - Bradley Miccio
Champ. Round 1 - Isaac Odell (Wheaton College) won by decision over Bradley Miccio (Lycoming) (Dec 10-8)
Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) won by fall over Bradley Miccio (Lycoming) (Fall 0:51)

197 - Travis Ogden
Quarterfinal - Travis Ogden (Lycoming) won by fall over Michael Iodice (Gettysburg) (Fall 4:39)
Semifinal - Rocco Hladney (Elizabethtown) won by tech fall over Travis Ogden (Lycoming) (TF 21-6)
Cons. Semi - Quinn Ruble (Elizabethtown) won by medical forfeit over Travis Ogden (Lycoming) (MFF)

197 - Loc Long
Champ. Round 1 - Rocco Hladney (Elizabethtown) won by major decision over Loc Long (Lycoming) (Maj 14-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Loc Long (Lycoming) won by fall over Mitch Rice (Liberty University) (Fall 2:46)
Cons. Round 2 - Loc Long (Lycoming) won by fall over Nick Savin (Elizabethtown) (Fall 4:10)
Cons. Round 3 - Quinn Ruble (Elizabethtown) won by fall over Loc Long (Lycoming) (Fall 3:47)

197 - Brody Keefe
Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Koser (Messiah College) won by fall over Brody Keefe (Lycoming) (Fall 2:05)
Cons. Round 1 - Charles Wildermuth (Ursinus) won by fall over Brody Keefe (Lycoming) (Fall 2:01)

285 - Noah Klingborg
Champ. Round 2 - Brendan Woody (McDaniel) won by decision over Noah Klingborg (Lycoming) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Noah Klingborg (Lycoming) won by decision over Anthony Giordano (Lycoming) (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Theo Vlahos (Ursinus) won by decision over Noah Klingborg (Lycoming) (Dec 8-1)

285 - Garrett Wesneski's place is 1st.
Champ. Round 2 - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) won by fall over Ryan Nguyen (UMBC) (Fall 2:17)
Quarterfinal - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) won by tech fall over Dan Kiser (Messiah College) (TF 16-0)
Semifinal - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) won by major decision over Anthony Puca (Gettysburg) (Maj 9-0)
1st Place Match - Garrett Wesneski (Lycoming) won by decision over Paul Triandafilou (Gettysburg) (Dec 6-4)

285 - John Downey
Champ. Round 1 - Chukwudi Kalu (UMBC) won by decision over John Downey (Lycoming) (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 2 - John Downey (Lycoming) won by fall over Ryan Nguyen (UMBC) (Fall 1:00)
Cons. Round 3 - John Downey (Lycoming) won by fall over Jose Osario (McDaniel) (Fall 6:28)
Cons. Round 4 - Brendan Woody (McDaniel) won by decision over John Downey (Lycoming) (Dec 8-2)

285 - Anthony Giordano
Champ. Round 1 - Eric Eckstein (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Anthony Giordano (Lycoming) (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 2 - Noah Klingborg (Lycoming) won by decision over Anthony Giordano (Lycoming) (Dec 8-1)

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