Glotfelty takes heavyweight title
GRANTHAM, Pa. -Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) improved to 18-0, going 4-0 with a pin and three major decisions to win the heavyweight title and lead McDaniel to an eighth-place finish at the Petrofes Invitational hosted by Messiah in wrestling action on Friday and Saturday.
The Green Terror finished with 66 points in the 13-team field. Wilkes won the tournament with 146 points. Springfield finished second with 144.5 points while Messiah (125), Mount Union (115.5) and Ursinus (108) rounded out the top five.
Glotfelty opened his day with his team-leading 10th pin of the season, falling Dan Atkinson (Springfield) in just 1:17. He then tripled his major-decision victories to date with three more wins to take his fourth tournament title in as many attempts this season. He won the championship bout 9-1 over the third-seed Derick Hesson of Mount Union.
Tommy Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) added a fourth-place showing at 133. The rookie notched a pair of decisions before pinning Wilkes' Andrew Fisher in 1:40 to advance to the semifinals, where he fell to the second-seed Eddie Giron (Springfield), 9-4.
Goretsas notched an 8-5 win to advance to the third-place bout but fell to the top seed, Ryan Wilson (Wilkes) by a 6-2 margin.
Earl Eppard (Baltimore, Md./Lansdowne) finished seventh at 125. After falling by first-period pin in his opening bout on Friday, the freshman wrestled back with three victories in the consolation bracket to ensure he would place. He fell to the second-seed Scott Mantua (Wilkes) 4-1 to drop to the seventh-place bout, where he notched a 7-0 win over Messiah's Andrew Clark.
Brent Lowe (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park) added three victories at 149, including his ninth and 10th technical falls of the season.
Matt Peters (Annadale, Va./W.T. Woodson) went 3-2 at 157 with a major decision and first-period pin.
McDaniel returns to action at the North/South Duals hosted by Ursinus on Jan. 9. Action begins at 10 a.m.
Team Scores: 1. Wilkes (W) 146, 2. Springfield (S) 144.5, 3. Messiah (Me) 125, 4. Mount Union (MU) 115.5, 5. Ursinus (U) 108, 6. Oneonta (O) 96.5, 7. Stevens (ST) 94, 8. McDaniel (MCD) 66, 9. Bridgewater State (B) 62.5, 10. Gettysburg (G) 28.5, 11. Johns Hopkins (J) 20.5, 12. Muhlenberg (Muh) 19.5, 13. Washington and Lee (WL) 1.5.
McDaniel Results: 125: #5 Jake Benedetto (O) pinned Mark Lobeck 3:22, Lobeck pinned Jon Bahm (U) 2:15, Andrew Clark (Me) dec. Lobeck 11-5, Michael Rose pinned #7 Earl Eppard 2:40, Eppard dec. Carlos Sotto (O) 8-3, Eppard dec. Adam Stevens (J) 2-1, Eppard dec. #3 Derek Conant (O) 4-3, Eppard dec. Clark 7-0; 133: #8 Ken Francis (B) tech. fell Ryan Spicer 16-1 (6:00), Sam Brenner (U) pinned Spicer 2:09, #5 Alex Blank (U) dec. Sean Ensign 6-0, Colin Dennis (MU) pinned Ensign 3:54, #3 Tommy Goretsas dec. Ryan Snead (Me) 5-1, Goretsas dec. Corey Wert (S) 7-0, Goretsas pinned #6 Andrew Fisher (W) 1:40, #2 Eddie Giron (S) dec. Goretsas 9-4, Goretsas dec. Francis 8-5, #1 Ryan Wilson dec. Goretsas 6-2; 141: Matt Nelson (J) maj. dec. Sean McGarry 10-2, McGarry dec. Derek Grant (B) 5-3, Matt Danielson (G) dec. McGarry 4-3, Josh Cintron (MU) dec. CJ Naper 9-2, #8 Mike Gregg (O) dec. Mike Tancredi 9-6, Tancredi dec. Naper 5-2, #1 Josh Malave (MU) dec. Tancredi 4-1; 149: Steve Flathers (S) dec. Josh Moore 7-2, #8 Jeremy Regula (MU) pinned Moore 2:00, #4 Brent Lowe dec. Ben Kauffman (J) 6-5, Logan Putnam dec. Lowe 8-7, Lowe tech. fell Sam Brusca (WL) 16-0 (2:40), Lowe tech. fell Geoff Toal (S) 19-4 (5:00), #7 Richie Clark (MU) 7-3; 157: Robbie Nedbor Gross (J) dec. Tom Boehm 6-2, Boehm maj. dec. Ken Ludwig (Muh) 17-7, David Staulters (O) maj. dec. Boehm 14-0, Torin Lehmann maj. dec. Evan Kidwell (Me) 10-2, #6 Charles Favia (ST) maj. dec. Lehmann 18-5, Joseph Sulkowski (S) pinned Jake Schuster 2:09, Matt Peters maj. dec. Bill Reick (U) 10-2, #1 Frank Cammisa (B) dec. Peters 7-0, Peters pinned Schuster 1:15, Peters dec. John Goncalves (U) 9-2, Favia maj. dec. Peters 14-4; 165: #3 Benjamin Marich (W) pinned Marcus Carter 3:18, Darin Lyles (MU) dec. Carter 6-1, #1 Trent Zempel (Me) maj. dec. Tony Vorndran 9-1, Vorndran for. Steve Ciaccio, Will Sharkey (ST) dec. Vorndran 3-0; 174: Scott Forrester dec. Sean Swift (B) 7-5, #1 Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Forrester 6-1, Forrester dec. Marouaine Boutaib (ST) 8-3, #8 Davin Okerblom (Me) dec. Forrester 10-5; 184: Mike Hoinacki (Me) dec. Will Yeo 4-0, Yeo maj. dec. Matt Kurey (O) 10-1, Justin Galati (ST) dec. Yeo 5-2; 197: Russell Joones (Me) dec. Joe Camlin 5-3, Camlin pinned Nick Cutler (G) 1:39, Ernie Guiamano (ST) dec. Camlin 6-5; HWT: #1 Brock Glotfelty pinned Dan Atkinson (S) 1:17, Glotfety maj. dec. #8 Zane Bachert (Me) 13-2, Glotfelty maj. dec. #4 James Lomonica (O) 10-0, Glotfelty maj. dec. #3 Derick Hesson (MU) 9-1.