EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- The Shippensburg University wrestling team won five of its first six bouts of Wednesday night's road matchup at East Stroudsburg -- finished off with a first-period pin from redshirt-freshman Bobby Scheivert at 165 pounds -- en route to a 24-17 road victory from the Warriors' Koehler Fieldhouse.
The Raiders (4-3) jumped out to a quick lead through four matches with decisions from sophomore Dave Calambas, senior Tyler Erdman and sophomore Ean Starner.
Calambas won 6-2 at 125 pounds and Erdman won 10-5 at 133 pounds before the fifth-ranked 141-pounder in Super Region 1, junior Cody Myers, earned a forfeit victory. Starner then earned his first win this season with a 4-1 decision at 149 pounds to put Shippensburg up 15-0 through four bouts.
A matchup of two ranked 157-pounders in Super Region 1 ensued in the next bout, as East Stroudsburg's (1-4) No. 2-ranked Braden Turner bested No. 4-ranked sophomore Neal Grudi with a 5-0 shutout decision.
Scheivert, the fourth-ranked 165-pounder in Super Region 1, pushed Shippensburg's lead up to 21-3 with a pin in 1:25 -- his fourth win by fall this season and the second in the last three matches.
East Stroudsburg then turned on the heat with two major decisions and an injury default victory over the next three bouts that cut the Raiders' lead to just 21-17 heading into the final heavyweight matchup. Senior Dan Estricher -- who held a nearly 60-pound advantage over his East Stroudsburg opponent, Joe Blaes -- locked up the SU victory, however, with a 5-3 decision to close out the match.
Shippensburg returns to action on Saturday at the Mid-Penn Duals hosted by Millersville.
125: Dave Calambas (SU) dec. Nick Kaiser (ESU) 6-2 [3-0]
133: Tyler Erdman (SU) dec. Devin Holmes (ESU) 10-5 [6-0]
141: Cody Myers (SU) wins by forfeit [12-0]
149: Ean Starner (SU) dec. Joseph Hoy (ESU) 4-1 [15-0]
157: Braden Turner (ESU) dec. Neal Grudi (SU) 5-0 [15-3]
165: Bobby Scheivert (SU) pins Colin Martucci (ESU) 1:25 [21-3]
174: Brendan McKeown (ESU) maj. dec. John Lindquist (SU) 16-5 [21-7]
184: Luke DeLuise (ESU) injury default Luke Etter (SU) 5:20 [21-13]
197: Tyson Searer (ESU) maj. dec. Francis Slover (SU) 8-0 [21-17]
285: Dan Estricher (SU) dec. Joe Blaes (ESU) 5-3 [24-17]
184: Frank Marinucci (ESU) dec. Jimmy Knapp (SU), 8-5