CHICAGO, Ill. – Nick Cross (Centreville, Md./Queen Annes County) won twice to lead McDaniel at the University of Chicago Duals in non-conference wrestling action on Saturday.
The Green Terror (4-3) dropped its three matches on the day, falling to No. 18 St. John's (Minn.) 52-0 before dropping a 29-21 decision to the host Maroons. In the final match against Trine, the two teams split the 10 bouts but the Thunder was awarded the victory 22-21 on total match points tiebreaking criteria.
The Johnnies (6-6) won all 10 matches, including taking a 12-0 lead after earning forfeits at 125 and 133. Joseph Hessing (149) and Theodore Erikson (174) had the biggest victories. Hessing won by fall in 1:07 while Erikson recorded the pin in 1 minute, 17 seconds.
Against the Maroons (3-8), Chicago jumped out to a 16-0 lead before Mason Goretsas (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) recorded a 4-2 overtime decision to get McDaniel's first win of the day.
Three more Maroon wins, including a Steven Franke 1-minute, 24-second fall at 174, stretched the lead to 29-4 before the final three Green Terror wrestlers each recorded pins.
Cross won in 2:08 at 184 before Dakota Wilhelm (La Plata, Md./La Plata) won by fall in 2:43 at 197.
Taylor Avino (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) rounded out the match with a pin in the final 19 seconds.
The Thunder (1-2) were staked to a 12-0 lead with forfeit wins at 125 and 133 before McDaniel won four straight bouts to take a 18-12 advantage.
Mike O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) won 8-7 at 141 before Goretsas recorded a 4-minute, 18-second pin to draw the Green Terror within 12-9.
Erik Meyer (Fallston, Md./Archbishop Curley) was awarded a forfeit at 157 to turn the three-point deficit into a three-point lead before Luke Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) extended the lead to six with a 4-0 win at 165.
Shane Henderson took an 8-2 win at 174 before Cross won 4-1 at 184 to keep it a six-point match.
Michael Conner drew Trine within three with a 5-2 win at 197 before Mackenzie Green needed two overtimes but prevailed 5-1 to force a tie score. The match went to the third criteria before the Thunder was awarded the match win.
The Green Terror returns to action at the North/South Duals hosted by Ursinus on Saturday. Action begins at 9 a.m.
Chicago 29, McDaniel 21
125: Justin Klein (C) won by forfeit; 133: Adam Wyeth (C) won by forfeit; 141: Charlie Banaszak (C) maj. dec. Mike O'Boyle 12-3; 149: Mason Goretsas (M) dec. Jacob Smith, 4-2 (SV1); 157: Mike McNulty (C) dec. Erik Meyer 3-2; 165: Paul Papoutsis (C) maj. dec. Luke Yox 12-3; 174: Steven Franke (C) pinned Ricky Tisinger 1:24; 184: Nick Cross (M) pinned Sam Pennisi 2:08; 197: Dakota Wilhelm (M) pinned Mario Palmisano 2:43; HWT: Taylor Avino (M) pinned Jeff Tyburski 6:41.
No. 18 Saint John's (Minn.) 52, McDaniel 0
125: John Wells (S) won by forfeit; 133: Mike Pleski (S) won by forfeit; 141: Ben Henle (S) dec. Alvontae Drummond 15-10; 149: Joseph Hessing (S) pinned Mason Goretsas 1:07; 157: Ryan Arne (S) pinned Erik Meyer 4:37; 165: Brandon Seppelt (S) dec. Luke Yox 5-3; 174: Theodore Erickson (S) pinned Ricky Tisinger 1:17; 184: John Friesen (S) maj. dec. Nick Cross 15-6; 197: Ryan Michaelis (S) pinned Dakota Wilhelm 3:38; HWT: John Scepaniak (S) pinned Taylor Avino 2:35.
Trine 22, McDaniel 21*
125: Levi Graber (T) won by forfeit; 133: Wesley Cummings (T) won by forfeit; 141: Mike O'Boyle (M) dec. Brandon Preston 8-7; 149: Mason Goretsas (M) pinned Adam Boles 4:18; 157: Erik Meyer (M) won by forfeit; 165: Luke Yox (M) dec. Isaiah Hill 4-0; 174: Shane Hendrickson (T) dec. Ricky Tisinger 8-2; 184: Nick Cross (M) dec. Joseph Stasiak 4-1; 197: Michael Conner (T) dec. Dakota Wilhelm 5-2; HWT: Mackenzie Green (T) dec. Taylor Avino 5-1 (OT2).
* Trine wins tiebreaker on total match points criteria