Below is a recap of last week’s EIWA action, with individual news and highlights worth noting.
- Jack Maida of American makes his debut at his new weight class with a major over the 15th-ranked opponent and won the Battle of the Citadel two days later
- Navy upsets #23 on the road thanks to pins by Brendan Ferretti and David Key
- Lehigh dominates the Princeton Open with 7 champs
- Noah Mulvaney wins Clarion Open in collegiate debut after knocking off 15th-ranked opponent
The Eagles dropped their season opener against #21 Maryland. They won two bouts between Maida and Bourne. They competed at the Battle at the Citadel. Placewinners in that event include Jack Maida and Max Leete both earning golds. Lucas White was second while William Jarrell and Emmanuel Ulrich each earned fourth.
125 - #30 Jack Maida (AU) major dec. #15 Braxton Brown (UMD), 13-4 (AU 4-0)
133 - King Sandoval (UMD) dec. Maximilian Leete (AU), 5-3 (AU 4-3)
141 - #24 Kai Miller (UMD) tech. fall Ethan Szerencsits (AU), 19-3 (6:18) (UMD 8-4)
149 - #12 Ethen Miller (UMD) major dec. Ryan Zimmerman (AU), 16-3 (UMD 12-4)
157 - #29 Michael North (UMD) dec. Kaden Milheim (AU), 8-1 (UMD 15-4)
165 - John Martin Best (UMD) major dec. Breon Phifer (AU), 12-3 (UMD 19-4)
174 - Dominic Solis (UMD) dec. Lucas White (AU), 10-6 (UMD 22-4)
184 - Connor Bourne (AU) dec. Chase Mielnik (UMD), 8-3 (UMD 22-7)
197 - #8 Jaxon Smith (UMD) tech. fall Liam Volk-Klos (AU), 15-0 (1:45) (UMD 27-7)
285 - #17 Seth Nevills (UMD) dec. Will Jarrell (AU), 6-2 (UMD 30-7)
They will be on the road for duals against Clarion, Millersville, and #3 Virginia Tech.
Army West Point
The Black Knights opened up the season with a dual against #29 Campbell. They secured 3 wins from Berginc, McDaniel, and Harkins - all by decision. They had “an army” of wrestlers competing at the Princeton Open as well, mostly non-starters. Their lone champion was at 174lbs where Gunner Filipowicz had three decisions and one major. They had three runner-ups including Dakota Morris, Danny Lawrence, and Lucas Stoddard. Bronze medals were awarded to Charlie Farmer and Thomas Deck. Fourth-place finishers included Daniel Uhorchuck, Joe Couch, and Kent McCombs. Matt Williams took home fifth place.
125 - #26 Ethan Berginc (Army) def. Zander Phaturos (Campbell), Dec 6-1
133 - #12 Domenic Zaccone (Campbell) def. Braden Basile (Army), Dec 12-10
141 - Chris Rivera (Campbell) def. Zach Keal (Army), Dec 4-1
149 - #30 Trae McDaniel (Army) def. Justin Rivera (Campbell), Dec 7-0
157 - Chris Earnest (Campbell) def. #25 Nate Lukez (Army), Dec 9-6
165 - #31 Dalton Harkins (Army) def. Dom Baker (Campbell), Dec 4-1
174 - #30 Austin Murphy (Campbell) def. Gunner Filipowicz (Army), Dec 4-2
184 - #20 Caleb Hopkins (Campbell) def. #13 Ben Pasiuk (Army), MD 8-0
197 - #27 Levi Hopkins (Campbell) def. Daniel Lawrence (Army), Dec 6-0
HWT - #15 Taye Ghadiali (Campbell) def. Lucas Stoddard (Army), Fall (3:47)
Catch them in action next weekend at the Journeymen Wranglemania where they dual Purdue and Lock Haven on Saturday. They will compete in the Journeymen Round Robin format on Sunday.
The Bearcats did not compete this weekend. They are not competing next weekend either.
The Bears were in action at the Clarion Open. The challenging open led to zero placewinners for Brown. They did manage to see two quarterfinalists in Ian Oswalt and Jonathan Conrad. Ethan Mojena had a solid freshman outing, winning three bouts.
They will be at home for an off weekend.
The Bison competed at the Clarion Open. Noah Mulvaney made his collegiate debut, with wins over ranked opponents on his way to capturing the title. Also making his college debut was Cade Wirnsberger, earning third place. Returning starters Dorian Crosby and Dylan Chappell walked away with third and fourth, respectively.
Next week, they have duals at #12 Oklahoma State and Oklahoma Wesleyan.
The Lions were at the Clarion Open and finished with a handful of place winners. Leading the way with a third-place finish were Angelo Rini, Aaron Ayzerov, and Jack Wehmeyer. Three wrestlers earned fourth-place finishes – Josh Ogunsanya, Nick Babin, and Vincent Mueller. Jaden Le and Kai Owen were fifth while Jack McGill and Nolan Neves were sixth to end the day.
This week, the Lions are off of competition.
The Big Red were not competing this weekend as a team. Next weekend, they will be in action at the Journeymen Round Robin.
The Dragons were on the road at The Battle at the Citadel. Wrestlers earning gold were Cody Walsh and Jack Janda. Jordan Soriano and Jaxon Maroney each walked away with silver. The Dragons had four fourth-place finishers in Justin Griffith, Ibrahim Ameer, Dom Findora, and Desmond Pleasant.
The Dragons will not compete next weekend.
Franklin & Marshall
The Diplomats were at the Southeast Open to begin the season. Mason Leiphart earned the highest placement with a runner-up finish. John Crawford was the fourth-place finisher at 197 lbs. Both Pat Phillips and James Conway earned a sixth-place finish to round out the weekend.
They will look to continue momentum next weekend at the Journeymen Round Robin event.
The Crimson were not competing this weekend. They will be at the Journeymen Round Robin event this coming weekend.
The Pride competed at the Princeton Open. Although the team did not have any place winners, they won a bunch of matches. Leading the way were Eric Shidel, Danny Church, and Jurius Clark who all recorded two wins each. A handful of projected starters did not compete.
Their next action will be at the Journeymen Round Robin event Sunday.
The Mountain Hawks were competing at the Princeton Open. They left with seven gold medals from Luke Stanich, Ryan Crookham, Malyke Hines, Jake Logan, Michael Beard, and Nathan Taylor. Max Brignola was the final gold medalist - he wrestled unattached. Both Luca Frinzi and Caden Rogers earned third-place finishes. Two wrestlers finished in fourth – JT Davis and Owen Reinsel. They saw fifth-place finishes from Sheldon Seymour, Jack Wilt, and Carter Bailey. Drew Much was the lone sixth-place finisher.
Along with many other EIWA teams, they will be at the Journeymen Round Robin event this weekend.
The Sharks were not in competition during this opening weekend. They will open up with duals at the Journeymen WrangleMania against Buffalo and Sacred Heart. The following day, they will compete in the round-robin event,
The Midshipmen opened the season with a dual win over #23 Illinois. Two pins from Brendan Ferretti and David Key helped propel them to victory.
125 - No. 31 Justin Cardani dec Evan Tallmadge, 6-3 SV1 // Illinois 3, Navy 0
133 - No. 19 Brendan Ferretti fall Kole Brower, 4:46 // Navy 6, Illinois 3
141 - No. 25 Josh Koderhandt dec No. 32 Danny Pucino, 8-2 // Navy 9, Illinois 3
149 - Kannon Webster tech fall James Latona, 20-5 (5:57) // Navy 9, Illinois 8
157 - Joe Roberts dec No. 33 Jonathan Ley, 4-2 // Illinois 11, Navy 9
165 - No. 26 Andrew Cerniglia tech fall Luke Odom, 20-3 (6:21) // Navy 14, Illinois 11
174 - No. 5 Edmond Ruth dec No. 32 Danny Wask, 8-5 SV1 // Navy 14, Illinois 14
184 - No. 19 David Key fall No. 22 Dylan Connell, 3:27 // Navy 20, Illinois 14
197 - Cael Crebs dec Isiah Pettigrew, 14-13 // Navy 23, Illinois 14
285 - No. 10 Luke Luffman major No. 13 Grady Griess, 11-3 // Navy 23, Illinois 18
Next on Navy’s schedule are Sunday duals against Morgan State, VMI, and #15 Pitt
The Quakers held wrestle-offs this weekend. They will officially compete for the first time all season at the Journeymen Round Robin event.
The Tigers hosted an open. They had a ton of competitors and earned quite a few medals. The 184lbs champion was Nathan Dugan. Matthew Cover earned a bronze. Mikey Squires was fifth. Three sixth-place finishers from Princeton were Aidan Conner, Holden Garcia, and Luke Stout. Princeton had two unattached wrestlers receive silver – Kole Mulhauser and Ty Whalen.
They will be off this weekend.
The Pioneers were not competing this weekend. They begin the season with duals against LIU and Bloomsburg at the Journeymen WrangleMania duals. The following day, they will compete in the round-robin.