LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team (7-5, 3-2 MAC East) got off to another quick start and recorded key bonus points as the Bald Eagles proved too strong for visiting Edinboro University (9-8, 1-4 MAC East), and won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Eastern Division dual, 25-13.
No. 32 Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) recorded a 33-second pin at 174, while No. 15 Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) and No. 20 Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) notched tech falls at 125 and 141, respectively.
Overall, the Bald Eagles won six of 10 bouts in the big win over their longtime rivals. It marked LHU's second straight win over Edinboro in dual action.
No. 28 DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren), No. 29 Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro) and Austin Bell (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon) all added wins for Lock Haven.
Shoop's victory marked career-win No. 124, which ties him for second all-time in school history. Both Fehlman and Siegrist remained unbeaten in MAC dual action.
Tonight's dual started at 285 pounds and Edinboro jumped out to a 3-0 lead despite an outstanding effort from Trey Hartsock (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County). No. 25 Jon Spaulding of Edinboro edged out Hartsock 9-3 for the win.
The Bald Eagles then rattled off three straights wins at 125, 133 and 141, including first period tech falls from Werner and Shoop.
Werner - ranked No. 15 - needed just 1:13 to take down Lucas Rodriguez 18-0 at 125. The win put Lock Haven on top 5-3.
Fehlman - ranked No. 28 at 133 - grinded out a hard-fought 7-2 decision at 133. Leading 6-2 after two, Fehlman rode out the third period for the win and extended the LHU lead to 8-3.
Shoop - the nation's No. 20th ranked 141 pounder - scored a quick takedown, and he never looked back on the way to the 16-0 (1:45) tech fall over Richie Gomez. Shoop's bonus points put the Bald Eagles up 13-3.
At 149, Edinboro's Tyler Vath edged Brock Port (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte), 6-1 and cut the LHU lead to 13-6.
No. 29 Klucker won a thriller at 157. A third-period escape put the Bald Eagle up 4-3 and a late-bout takedown sealed the win as Klucker tallied the 6-4 decision.
Klucker's win sparked another three-bout win streak for LHU.
Bell dominated Derek Ciavarro at 165 on the way to a 6-0 win. After a scoreless opening period, Bell rode out the second period and scored four near-fall points midway through the second.
Siegrist - ranked No. 32 - put on a show at 174. He earned a takedown at the opening whistle and led 4-1, before locking up the pin just 33 seconds in.
The Bald Eagle wins at 157, 165 and the Siegrist-pin at 174 pushed LHU's lead to 25-5. Following the Lock Haven win in the 165-pound bout, Edinboro was deducted a team point.
Edinboro picked up wins in the final two bouts, including a tech fall at 184. At 197, Dylan Reynolds edged out Parker McClellan (Altoona, Pa./Altoona), 8-4, but the Bald Eagles had already locked the team victory up.
The Bald Eagles will get little time to rest as they will return to action tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 7) at 7 p.m. when they host Rider University in another important MAC East dual.
285: #25 Jon Spaulding (EU) dec. Trey Hartsock (LHU) 9-3 / EU 3-0
125: #15 Luke Werner (LHU) tech fall Lucas Rodriguez (EU) 18-0 (1:13) / LHU 5-3
133: #28 DJ Fehlman (LHU) dec. Tye Varndell (EU) 7-2 / LHU 8-3
141: #20 Kyle Shoop (LHU) tech fall Richie Gomez (EU) 16-0 (1:45) / LHU 13-3
149: Tyler Vath (EU) dec. Brock Port (LHU) 6-1 / LHU 13-6
157: #29 Alex Klucker (LHU) dec. Peter Pappas (EU) 6-4 / LHU 16-6
165: Austin Bell (LHU) dec. Derek Ciavarro (EU) 6-0 / LHU 19-5*
174: #32 Jared Siegrist (LHU) pinned Anthony Chambers (EU) 0:33 / LHU 25-5
184: Cody Mulligan (EU) tech fall Ray Bernot (LHU) 18-1 (7:00) / LHU 25-10
197: Dylan Reynolds (EU) dec. Parker McClellan (LHU) 8-4 / FINAL, 25-13
*Edinboro deducted a team point after 165-pound bout
Edinboro (9-8, 1-4 MAC East)
Lock Haven (7-5, 3-2 MAC East)
Attendance - 523
Earlier today (Thurs, Feb. 6), the Mid-American Conference released its February weight class individual rankings and team rankings … As a team, the Bald Eagles are projected to finish third at the 2020 MAC Championships … Overall, five Bald Eagles were listed in the individual rankings, including Luke Werner and DJ Fehlman, who were ranked No. 2 at 125 and 133, respectively … Kyle Shoop was ranked No. 3 at 141 and both Jared Siegrist (174) and Corey Hazel (184) were ranked No. 4 … For full rankings, visit https://getsomemaction.com/ … This 2019-20 season marks Lock Haven's first as a member of the MAC … Last March (2019), it was announced that Lock Haven, along with the other members of the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL), would be joining the Mid-American Conference (MAC) for the sport of wrestling this season … It was a historic moment for college wrestling and one that made the MAC the second largest wrestling conference in the country … In the sport of wrestling, the MAC's Eastern Division is made up of Bloomsburg, Clarion, Edinboro, George Mason, Lock Haven, Rider and Old Dominion … The Western Division consists of Buffalo, Central Michigan, Cleveland State, Kent State, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Ohio and SIU-Edwardsville … The 2020 MAC Wrestling Championships will be held March 7-8 and will be hosted by Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.