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Wuest takes first at 197 to open season

Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes sixth of eight
What:
Messiah Invitational in wrestling action
When:
Saturday, Nov. 2
Where: Grantham, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished sixth out of eight teams with a pair of placefinishers in season-opening action at the Messiah Invitational.

THE LEADERS
Tony Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) led the Green Terror with a first-place finish at 197, recording four pins along the way. His day started with a 2-minute, 14-second fall over Malcolm Hunt (Ursinus) before a 2-minute, 10-second pin of Liberty's Sean Gillespie in the quarterfinals. In his quarterfinal match, Wuest scored a 2-minute, 17-second fall of Blake Barrick (Liberty) before taking down Liberty's Austin Amos in 4:42 for the title.
Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) added a third-place finish at 141. He started the day with a 16-5 win over Elizabethtown's Harry Marr in the quarterfinals before falling 4-2 to eventual champion Garret Cornell (Messiah) in the semifinals. Eckenbarger added a 16-5 win in the consolation semifinals and an 8-6 win over Gettysburg's Sean Thompson for third place.

FOR THE FOES
• Messiah won its own invitational with 116.5 points.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• At 157, Alexander LaVeck's (Marriottsville, Md./McDonough) day started with a bye and pin early in the first minute of the third period. In the consolation bracket, however, he recorded four straight wins, starting with a 15-second pin. He had wins of 3-0 and 1-0 around a 17-0 technical fall before dropping a 7-3 decision to Colin Devlin (Gettysburg) in the consolation semifinals.
Raymond Kable, who had a bye in the opening round at 157, won his first match 10-2 over Liberty's David Over. He then fell to the consolation bracket after an 8-4 loss to Jacob Falk (Ursinus). Kable added an 11-5 win in the consolation bracket before falling 1-0 to LaVeck to finish his day 2-2.
• Steve Pabon (Long Branch, N.J./Long Branch) opened his collegiate career with a 7-3 win over Wheaton's Anthony Zamora before falling to the consolation bracket in a first-period fall. Pabon added a 18-2 technical fall before another first-period fall ended his day with a 2-2 record at 133.
Tristen Cook (Keedysville, Md./Boonsboro) was pinned in his opening match at heavyweight before recording an 18-second pin and 1-minute, 49-second fall in the consolation bracket. His day finished with a second-period fall to wrap up a 2-2 debut.
Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) notched a 2-minute, 34-second pin his first bout of the day before being pinned twice at 133.
• At 141, Isaiah Fosque (Laurel, Md./Laurel) dropped an 11-8 decision in his first bout before recording his first win with a 10-3 decision over Gettysburg's Jake Stein in the consolation bracket. Fosque then fell 7-4 to Luke Moynihan (Elizabethtown).
• Anthony Carida (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) opened with a bye at 157 before recording a 10-5 win over Jonathan Gherman (Ursinus) and falling to the consolation bracket at the hands of eventual-champion Stephen Maloney (Messiah), 16-1.
• Deontae Frederick (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) also added a consolation-bracket victory at 157. He took a 9-7 sudden-victory win.
• Michael Bromley (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) started his run at 174 with a 5-minute, 26-second fall of Gettysburg's Efrain De Leon before falling 11-6 and bowing out with injury.

THE INSIDE STORY
125: Christopher Villanueva's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Howard (Messiah College) won by fall over Christopher Villanueva (McDaniel) (Fall 1:30)
• Cons. Round 1 - Giovany Armira (Wheaton College) won by fall over Christopher Villanueva (McDaniel) (Fall 1:09)

Shehzan Dahya's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Tristian Walls (Liberty University) won by fall over Shehzan Dahya (McDaniel) (Fall 1:05)
• Cons. Round 2 - Brendan Johnston (Wheaton College) won by decision over Shehzan Dahya (McDaniel) (Dec 8-2)

133: Steve Pabon's place is unknown and has scored 3.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Steve Pabon (McDaniel) won by decision over Anthony Zamora (Wheaton College) (Dec 7-4)
• Quarterfinal - Noah Thomas (Messiah College) won by fall over Steve Pabon (McDaniel) (Fall 2:12)
• Cons. Round 2 - Steve Pabon (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Ethan Fong (Wheaton College) (TF 18-2)
• Cons. Round 3 - Kyle Seibert (Ursinus) won by fall over Steve Pabon (McDaniel) (Fall 2:43)

Nicholas Malinowski's place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.

• Quarterfinal - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by fall over Zach Rupp (Elizabethtown) (Fall 2:34)
• Semifinal - Josiah Gehr (Messiah College) won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Fall 2:19)
• Cons. Semi - Kyle Seibert (Ursinus) won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Fall 4:59)

141: Ryker Eckenbarger's place is 3rd and has scored 8.5 team points.

• Quarterfinal - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by major decision over Harry Marr (Elizabethtown) (Maj 16-5)
• Semifinal - Garret Cornell (Messiah College) won by decision over Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) (Dec 4-2)
• Cons. Semi - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by major decision over Luke Moynihan (Elizabethtown) (Maj 16-5)
• 3rd Place Match - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by decision over Sean Thompson (Gettysburg) (Dec 8-6)

Isaiah Fosque's place is unknown and has scored 0.5 team points.

• Quarterfinal - Dalton Daugherty (Messiah College) won by decision over Isaiah Fosque (McDaniel) (Dec 11-8)
• Cons. Round 2 - Isaiah Fosque (McDaniel) won by decision over Jake Stein (Gettysburg) (Dec 10-3)
• Cons. Round 3 - Luke Moynihan (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Isaiah Fosque (McDaniel) (Dec 7-4)

157: Anthony Carida's place is unknown and has scored 2.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Carida (McDaniel) won by decision over Jonathan Gherman (Ursinus) (Dec 10-5)
• Quarterfinal - Stephen Maloney (Messiah College) won by tech fall over Anthony Carida (McDaniel) (TF 16-1)
• Cons. Round 4 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Anthony Carida (McDaniel) (TF 17-0)

Deontae Frederick's place is unknown and has scored 1.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 2 - Alfred Corradeti (Ursinus) won by fall over Deontae Frederick (McDaniel) (Fall 6:38)
• Cons. Round 3 - Deontae Frederick (McDaniel) won in sudden victory - 1 over Bradlee Lamontagne (Johns Hopkins) (SV-1 9-7)
• Cons. Round 4 - Raymond Kable (McDaniel) won by decision over Deontae Frederick (McDaniel) (Dec 11-5)

Jake Doyle's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Chad Rosenberger (Elizabethtown) won by major decision over Jake Doyle (McDaniel) (Maj 11-2)
• Cons. Round 2 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by fall over Jake Doyle (McDaniel) (Fall 0:15)

Raymond Kable's place is unknown and has scored 3.5 team points.

• Champ. Round 2 - Raymond Kable (McDaniel) won by major decision over David Over (Liberty University) (Maj 10-2)
• Quarterfinal - Jacob Folk (Ursinus) won by decision over Raymond Kable (McDaniel) (Dec 8-4)
• Cons. Round 4 - Raymond Kable (McDaniel) won by decision over Deontae Frederick (McDaniel) (Dec 11-5)
• Cons. Round 5 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by decision over Raymond Kable (McDaniel) (Dec 1-0)

Alexander LaVeck's place is unknown and has scored 5.5 team points.

• Champ. Round 2 - Brian Schneider (Elizabethtown) won by fall over Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) (Fall 5:42)
• Cons. Round 2 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by fall over Jake Doyle (McDaniel) (Fall 0:15)
• Cons. Round 3 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by decision over Caele Manley (Wheaton College) (Dec 3-0)
• Cons. Round 4 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Anthony Carida (McDaniel) (TF 17-0)
• Cons. Round 5 - Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) won by decision over Raymond Kable (McDaniel) (Dec 1-0)
• Cons. Semi - Colin Devlin (Gettysburg) won by decision over Alexander LaVeck (McDaniel) (Dec 7-2)

174: Michael Bromley's place is unknown and has scored 3.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Michael Bromley (McDaniel) won by fall over Efrain De Leon (Gettysburg) (Fall 5:26)
• Quarterfinal - Gary Nagle (Ursinus) won by decision over Michael Bromley (McDaniel) (Dec 11-6)
• Cons. Round 2 - Mason Canonico (Gettysburg) won by injury default over Michael Bromley (McDaniel) (Inj. 0:31)

Garrett Vandervalk's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

• Quarterfinal - Cody Richmond (Liberty University) won by major decision over Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) (Maj 11-2)
• Cons. Round 2 - Efrain De Leon (Gettysburg) won by fall over Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) (Fall 1:21)

184: Gabe Dennis's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Dayne Ross (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Gabe Dennis (McDaniel) (Dec 9-5)
• Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Martin (Liberty University) won by fall over Gabe Dennis (McDaniel) (Fall 4:57)

Nick Parsons's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Schaffer (Ursinus) won by major decision over Nick Parsons (McDaniel) (Maj 11-1)
• Cons. Round 2 - Luke Gentry (Wheaton College) won by decision over Nick Parsons (McDaniel) (Dec 8-3)

197: Anthony Wuest's place is 1st and has scored 21.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Malcolm Hunt (Ursinus) (Fall 2:14)
• Quarterfinal - Anthony Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Sean Gillespie (Liberty University) (Fall 2:10)
• Semifinal - Anthony Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Blake Barrick (Liberty University) (Fall 2:17)
• 1st Place Match - Anthony Wuest (McDaniel) won by fall over Austin Amos (Liberty University) (Fall 4:42)

HWT: Tristen Cook's place is unknown and has scored 5.0 team points.

• Champ. Round 1 - Carter Urich (Messiah College) won by fall over Tristen Cook (McDaniel) (Fall 3:12)
• Cons. Round 1 - Tristen Cook (McDaniel) won by fall over Quinn Hogue (Elizabethtown) (Fall 0:18)
• Cons. Round 2 - Tristen Cook (McDaniel) won by fall over Samuel Blevins (Messiah College) (Fall 1:49)
• Cons. Round 3 - Keegan Mccord (Elizabethtown) won by fall over Tristen Cook (McDaniel) (Fall 4:55)

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday. Action begins at 10 a.m.

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