LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts and racked up bonus points on five occasions as the Bald Eagles soared by visiting Clarion University, 35-6. With the win, Lock Haven won the 2018-19 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Division I Dual Championships.
LHU picked up a pair of pins, two tech falls, a major decision and held a 20-4 advantage in takedowns on the way to the dominating victory.
With the win, the Bald Eagles improved to 8-3 overall and 5-0 in Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) action. Clarion fell to 6-6 overall (3-2 EWL, 1-1 PSAC DI).
The victory also pushed Lock Haven to a perfect 3-0 in DI PSAC duals. The 3-0 record helped LHU claim the 2018-19 PSAC DI dual-meet championship. The DI PSAC wins came over Bloomsburg, Edinboro and Clarion, marking Lock Haven's first PSAC sweep in 17 years.
It was during the 2001-02 season where Lock Haven last beat Bloomsburg, Edinboro and Clarion in the same season.
Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren), Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs), Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro), Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale), Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central), Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) and Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) all won for Lock Haven.
Lock Haven got pins from the nationally-ranked duo of Marsteller and Haines. No. 5 Marsteller pinned Even Delong in 4:31 at 165 and Haines ended the match in thrilling fashion as he pinned Toby Cahill in 5:18 at 285. Haines is ranked No. 11 nationally.
All four of the Bald Eagles nationally-ranked wrestlers won as No. 20 Shoop (141) added another tech fall in a win that pushed him even closer to a major milestone. No. 17 Hazel (184) added a win and Klucker (157) picked up Lock Haven's second tech fall.
Werner got LHU's sensational day started with a major at 125 in the opening bout of the dual.
Despite losses, both redshirt-freshman Brock Port (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte) and true-freshman Parker McClellan (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) turned in outings of note. Port scored a late takedown at 149, but was edged out 3-2. At 197, McCellan rode out the third and looked to turn No. 17 Greg Bulsak, but in the end, Bulsak held on for a 5-0 win in a match that was much closer than the score indicated.
Werner racked up four takedowns in his lopsided 13-1 major at 125. Fehlman (133), Marsteller and Hazel all finished with a trio of takedowns in their winning efforts today.
For Shoop, his tech fall today marked the 14th of the season for the nationally-ranked 141-pounder. He leads all NCAA Division I wrestlers in tech falls this season after leading the country last year. It was his 39th career tech as he added to his school-record total. The win moved his career total to 99 wins, as he's now just one win away from becoming Lock Haven's 21st 100-match winner.
The team-win today helped Lock Haven close the weekend with a perfect 2-0 record.
On Friday (Feb. 8), the Bald Eagles won seven of 10 bouts including another tech fall from Shoop and dismantled visiting Rider, 23-9 in EWL action.
The Bald Eagles will close out their EWL dual schedule next Saturday, February 16 at Cleveland State. The match is set for a 3:30 p.m. start and is a makeup date after the two teams were originally snowed-out on January 20.
125: Luke Werner (Lock Haven) major dec. Gavin Park (Clarion) 13-1 / LHU, 4-0
133: DJ Fehlman (Lock Haven) dec. Seth Koleno (Clarion) 9-5 / LHU, 7-0
141: #20 Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) tech fall Jalin Hankerson (Clarion) 16-0 (4:12) / LHU, 12-0
149: Avery Shay (Clarion) dec. Brock Port (Lock Haven) 3-2 / LHU, 12-3
157: Alex Klucker (Lock Haven) tech fall Joe Sliwoski (Clarion) 16-0 (3:19) / LHU, 17-3
165: #5 Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven) pinned Evan Delong (Clarion) 4:31 / LHU, 23-3
174: Jared Siegrist (Lock Haven) dec. Max Wohlabaugh (Clarion) 11-6 / LHU, 26-3
184: #17 Corey Hazel (Lock Haven) dec. Ty Bagoly (Clarion) 7-4 / LHU, 29-3
197: #17 Greg Bulsak (Clarion) dec. Parker McClellan (Lock Haven) 5-0 / LHU 29-6
285: #11 Thomas Haines (Lock Haven) pinned Toby Cahill (Clarion) 5:18 / LHU, 35-6