Green Terror backups open season at Messiah Invitational
GRANTHAM, Pa. – PJ Farinella (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) finished fourth at 125 to lead McDaniel at the 2010 Messiah Invitational in wrestling action on Saturday.
With the starters competing at the Terrapin Duals against Division I Maryland and Liberty, the backups finished ninth at the Messiah Invitational with 17.5 points. The host Falcons and Waynesburg tied for the top spot with 105 points in the nine-team tournament.
Farinella opened his career with a 5-4 victory over Baldwin-Wallace's Jeremy Dombrady, who was seeded fourth in the bracket. Farinella added a 6-0 win over Spencer Alexander (Messiah) before falling to top-seeded William Bentley (Elizabethtown), 4-1.
In the consolation bracket, Farinella advanced to the third-place bout with a 9-1 major-decision victory over the Blue Jays' Kyle McNulty but fell to Kyle Coblentz (Messiah) 6-0 to finish fourth.
James Young III (Fairfax Station, Va./Bishop O'Connell) added a 2-2 day in the same bracket. After dropping a 7-0 decision in his first match of the day to third-seeded Danny Lethbridge (Messiah), he put together back-to-back pins in the consolation bracket.
Young downed UMBC's Greg Robinson in 2:20 before falling Waynesburg's Josh Klimko in 3:51. Young's day ended with a 6-2 decision to Coblentz.
Freshman Logan Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) added a three-win day at 149 in his debut. After falling 5-3 to Elizabethtown's Zack Sheridan to fall to the consolation bracket, the No. 6 seed in the bracket notched a 6-minute, 36-second pin of Baldwin-Wallace's Daniel Huffman.
Yox added a 9-5 decision win over Messiah's Dave Standridge before taking down Messiah's Chris Hardenberg – the fourth seed – by a 9-6 count. Third-seeded Logan Putman of Messiah pinned Yox in 1:20 a bout shy of the third-place match.
At 157, Anthony Powers (Mt. Sinai, N.Y./Mt. Sinai) went 2-2 with a pin. He fell to top-seedeed Andy Snyder (Coast Guard Academy) 7-3 before pinning Michael Evarista (Elizabethtown) in 3:52 and defeating Henry Tucker (Elizabethtown), 1-0. Powers fell 3-1 in the first tiebreaker period to Ursinus' John Whitham.
Mark Lobeck (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) and Marcus Carter (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) also notched single wins for the Green Terror. Lobeck win came by a 4-2 margin at 133 while Carter had a 4-minute, 7-second pin at 174.
McDaniel returns to action at the Ursinus Fall Brawl on Saturday. Action begins at 9 a.m.
Team Scores: 1T. Messiah (MES) 105, 1T. Waynesburg (W) 105, 3. Elizabethtown (E) 90, 4. Baldwin-Wallace (BW) 59, 5. Ursinus (U) 39, 6. Case Western Reserve (CW) 32, 7. Coast Guard Academy (CG) 20.5, 8. UMBC (UMBC) 27, 9. McDaniel (MCD) 17.5.
McDaniel Results: 125: PJ Farinella dec. #4 Jeremy Dombrady (BW) 5-4, Farinella dec. Spencer Alexander (MES) 6-0, #1 William Bentley dec. Farinella 4-1, Farinella maj. dec. Kyle McNulty (E) 9-1, Kyle Coblentz (MES) dec. Farinella 6-0, #3 Danny Lethbridge (MES) dec. James Young III 7-0, Young pinned Greg Robinson (UMBC) 2:20, Young pinned Josh Klimko (W) 3:51, Coblentz dec. Young 6-2; 133: Matthew DelGallo (MES) pinned Mark Lobeck 4:30, Lobeck dec. Kenneth Nakagawa (E) 4-2, Tyreese Brown (BW) pinned Lobeck 3:46, Brown dec. James McGarry 5-4, Adrew Taylor (BW) pinned McGarry 4:31, #4 Joseph Kidwell (CG) dec. Sean Ensign 8-3, #3 Kekura Musa (UMBC) pinned Ensign 3:41, Anthony Signorello (CG) pinned Ryan Spicer 1:28, Levi Hasselrode (W) pinned Spicer 1:48; 141: #2 Ty Kanouff (MES) maj. dec. Devin Battaile 17-5, Jarrod Cawley (E) maj. dec. Battaile 11-2; 149: Zack Sheridan (E) dec. #6 Logan Yox 5-3, Yox pinned Daniel Huffman (BW) 6:36, Yox dec. Dave Standridge (MES) 9-5, Yox dec. #4 Chris Hardenberg (MES) 9-6, #3 Logan Putnam pinned Yox 1:20, Standridge maj. dec. Josh Moore 8-0, #7 Lucas Taylor (CG) tech. fell Moore 16-0 (4:27), Luke Lohr (W) dec. Peter Caruso 6-0, Randy Huber (UMBC) dec. Caruso 7-3; 157: #1 Andy Snyder (CG) dec. Anthony Powers 7-3, Powers pinned Micahel Evarista (E) 3:52, Powers dec. Henry Tucker (E) 1-0, John Whitham (U) dec. Powers 3-1 (TB1); 165: none; 174: #3 Michael Williams (U) maj. dec. Marcus Carter 12-4, Carter pinned Johnny Do (UMBC) 4:07, Ben Abbott (W) pinned Carter 4:22, Abbott pinned Jacob Reik 4:02, #4 Anthony DiMarco (E) dec. Reik 8-3; 184: none; 197: none; HWT: #3 Patrick Hogan (MES) pinned Mike Hill 1:22, #5 Ethan Covalt (MES) pinned Hill 4:22.