Eckenbarger finishes third in debut

Eckenbarger finishes third in debut

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) finished third at 133 to lead McDaniel to a ninth-place finish at the Messiah Invitational in season-opening wrestling action on Saturday.

Scoring:

  • The Green Terror placed ninth at the 10-team invitational with 34 points. Messiah won its own invite with 142.5 points, outdistancing second-place Lycoming by 52 points.

Place In This World: The following athletes placed in the top six at the invitational:

  • Eckenbarger opened his day with a bye before notching a pair of second-period falls to advance to semifinals. He downed Elizabethtown's Josh McLaughlin in 4:05 before topping Deonte Carter (UMBC) in 3:40. Top-seeded Hunter Harris (Messiah) topped Eckenbarger with a pin in 4:31. In the consolation bracket, Eckenbarger notched an 8-1 decision and 7-1 decision to place third.

Falling for the First Time: The following athletes recorded pins on the day:

  • Robert Kaminski (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) recorded a 2-minute, 9-second fall over Ursinus' Max Liggett in the second round at 125.
  • Eckenbarger recorded two pins along the way to his third-place finish at 133.
  • Scott Miser (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) won his first match of the consolation bracket at 149 by fall in 3:53 over Patrick Brody (Gettysburg).
  • Garrett Vandervalk (Westminster, Md./Westminster) wrestled back through the consolation bracket at 174, recording a 1-minute, 4-second fall over William Gillam (Johns Hopkins).
  • Ronald Mattox (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) notched a 51-second pin in the consolation bracket at 184.

Technically Speaking: The following athletes recorded technical falls on the day:

  • After earning a bye to open the day at 174, Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) dropped to the consolation bracket, where he notched a 15-0 technical fall victory.

A Big Decision: The following athletes won matches by major decision on the day:

  • Jahmally White's (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) second win of the consolation bracket came by a 11-0 score over Nolan Smith (Gettysburg).
  • Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) opened his day at 165 with an 18-7 win over Messiah's Kevin Diehl.
  • Wuest followed up his 15-0 win in the consolation bracket with an 11-2 victory over Max Fleming (Johns Hopkins).
  • Before his pin, Vandervalk notched an 19-6 win over Aidan Naylor (Wheaton).

Winning: The following athletes rounded out winners on the day:

  • Kaminski day opened with a 3-1 win.
  • Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys' Latin School of Maryland) won by a 3-2 decision in the consolation bracket at 125.
  • Jake Reid (West Chester, Pa./West Chester Henderson) recorded a 6-0 win in the second round at 125.
  • Willie added a 3-1 win at 133.
  • Zach McAleer (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) opened his collegiate career with a 9-2 win at 133.
  • Tyler Watkins (Westminster, Md./Westminster) recorded a pair of decisions in the consolation bracket at 157, winning 7-0 and 8-2.
  • Vandervalk also notched a 10-5 victory in the consolation bracket at 174.
  • Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) won 12-6 in the consolation bracket at 197.
  • Brendan Woody (Crofton, Md./South River) won twice at heavyweight, taking a 5-2 decision in the winner's bracket and 8-2 victory in the consolation bracket.

Also on the Mat: The following athletes also competed:

Invitational 125 - Nicholas Malinowski's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Carlos Fuentez (Wheaton College) won by fall over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (Fall 3:24)
Cons. Round 2 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) won by decision over Christopher Wig (Lycoming) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Cameron Terry (Lycoming) won by medical forfeit over Nicholas Malinowski (McDaniel) (MFF)

Invitational 125 - Robert Kaminski's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) won by decision over Josiah Krason (Wheaton College) (Dec 3-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) won by fall over Max Liggett (Ursinus) (Fall 2:09)
Quarterfinal - Austin Jones (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Alex Shaffer (Gettysburg) won by fall over Robert Kaminski (McDaniel) (Fall 0:24)

Invitational 125 - Jacob Reid's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Reid (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Jacob Reid (McDaniel) won by decision over Jeremy Berger (Johns Hopkins) (Dec 6-0)
Quarterfinal - Philip Torresani (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Jacob Reid (McDaniel) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Lenny Ogozalek (Gettysburg) won by decision over Jacob Reid (McDaniel) (Dec 12-5)

Invitational 133 - Ryker Eckenbarger's place is 3rd and has scored 11.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by fall over Josh McLaughlin (Elizabethtown) (Fall 4:05)
Quarterfinal - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by fall over Deonte Carter (UMBC) (Fall 3:40)
Semifinal - Hunter Harris (Messiah College) won by fall over Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) (Fall 4:31)
Cons. Semi - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by decision over Louie Carusillo (Gettysburg) (Dec 8-1)
3rd Place Match - Ryker Eckenbarger (McDaniel) won by decision over Ray Calderaio (Ursinus) (Dec 7-1)

Invitational 141 - Jahmally Willie's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Trey Harkness (Ursinus) won by decision over Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) won by decision over Will Sadowski (UMBC) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) won by major decision over Nolan Smith (Gettysburg) (Maj 11-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Danny Ziegler (Gettysburg) won by fall over Jahmally Willie (McDaniel) (Fall 4:41)

Invitational 141 - Robert McGrogan's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Robert McGrogan (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Danny Ziegler (Gettysburg) won by fall over Robert McGrogan (McDaniel) (Fall 0:25)
Cons. Round 2 - Robert McGrogan (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Josh Paisley (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Robert McGrogan (McDaniel) (Dec 8-4)

Invitational 141 - Zachary McAleer's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Zachary McAleer (McDaniel) won by decision over Andrew Andrade (Gettysburg) (Dec 9-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Ka`au Estrella (Messiah College) won by major decision over Zachary McAleer (McDaniel) (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Landis (Lycoming) won by decision over Zachary McAleer (McDaniel) (Dec 11-7)

Invitational 149 - Scott Miser's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Scott Miser (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Lee Cassel (Messiah College) won by decision over Scott Miser (McDaniel) (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Scott Miser (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Scott Miser (McDaniel) won by fall over Josh Newman (Gettysburg) (Fall 3:53)
Cons. Round 4 - Patrick Briody (Gettysburg) won by decision over Scott Miser (McDaniel) (Dec 3-2)

Invitational 157 - John Tyler Watkins's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Bythell (Elizabethtown) won by tech fall over John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 2 - John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) won by decision over Rayce Newswagner (Lycoming) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 3 - John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) won by decision over Edmond DeAngelis (Wheaton College) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Kyle Drick (Lycoming) won by decision over John Tyler Watkins (McDaniel) (Dec 8-5)

Invitational 165 - Wade Bishop's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) won by major decision over Kevin Diehl (Messiah College) (Maj 18-7)
Champ. Round 2 - Colin Kowalski (Gettysburg) won by tech fall over Wade Bishop (McDaniel) (TF 19-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Wade Bishop (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Christopher Kummerer (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Wade Bishop (McDaniel) (Dec 15-8)

Invitational 174 - Ronald Wuest's place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Caleb Odell (Wheaton College) won by decision over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by major decision over Max Fleming (Johns Hopkins) (Maj 11-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Nathan Wertheimer (Johns Hopkins) won by fall over Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) (Fall 6:54)

Invitational 174 - Neal Rinker's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - William Gilliam (Johns Hopkins) won by fall over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (Fall 1:39)
Cons. Round 1 - Neal Rinker (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Wuest (McDaniel) won by tech fall over Neal Rinker (McDaniel) (TF 15-0)

Invitational 174 - Garrett Vandervalk's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Sam Karel (Liberty University) won by fall over Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) (Fall 4:22)
Cons. Round 1 - Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) won by decision over Karl Tayeb (Johns Hopkins) (Dec 10-5)
Cons. Round 3 - Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) won by major decision over Aidan Naylor (Wheaton College) (Maj 19-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) won by fall over William Gilliam (Johns Hopkins) (Fall 1:07)
Cons. Round 5 - Nathan Wertheimer (Johns Hopkins) won by major decision over Garrett Vandervalk (McDaniel) (Maj 15-2)

Invitational 184 - Chase Bowden's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Victor DeFrance (Messiah College) won by fall over Chase Bowden (McDaniel) (Fall 0:46)
Cons. Round 1 - Chase Bowden (McDaniel) won by medical forfeit over Stephen Schostok (Wheaton College) (MFF)
Cons. Round 2 - Dayne Ross (Elizabethtown) won by fall over Chase Bowden (McDaniel) (Fall 1:22)

Invitational 184 - Ronald Mattox's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Isaac Morales (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) won by fall over Bradley Miccio (Lycoming) (Fall 0:51)
Cons. Round 3 - Dayne Ross (Elizabethtown) won by major decision over Ronald Mattox (McDaniel) (Maj 15-5)

Invitational 197 - Jake Pooton's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Savin (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Round 1 - Jake Pooton (McDaniel) won by decision over Roman Wagner (Messiah College) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Karrington Washington (Messiah College) won by decision over Jake Pooton (McDaniel) (Dec 8-7)

Invitational 285 - Jose Osario's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jose Osario (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Dan Kiser (Messiah College) won by fall over Jose Osario (McDaniel) (Fall 1:56)
Cons. Round 2 - Jose Osario (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - John Downey (Lycoming) won by fall over Jose Osario (McDaniel) (Fall 6:28)

Invitational 285 - Brendan Woody's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Woody (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brendan Woody (McDaniel) won by decision over Noah Klingborg (Lycoming) (Dec 5-2)
Quarterfinal - Dominick Johnson (Liberty University) won in double overtime over Brendan Woody (McDaniel) (2-OT 4-3)
Cons. Round 4 - Brendan Woody (McDaniel) won by decision over John Downey (Lycoming) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Jared Schell (Messiah College) won by fall over Brendan Woody (McDaniel) (Fall 0:58)

Invitational 285 - Jamie Rodriguez's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Puca (Gettysburg) won by major decision over Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) (Maj 15-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Eric Eckstein (Elizabethtown) won by decision over Jamie Rodriguez (McDaniel) (Dec 5-2)

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the Ursinus Fall Brawl on Saturday . Action begins at 9 a.m.

-30-