Eckenbarger goes 3-0 in pair of wins

Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel won its first two matches en route to a 2-1 day at the Green Terror Duals in non-conference wrestling action on Saturday.

Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) recorded a pair of pins as part of a 3-0 outing to lead the Green Terror (2-1), who defeated Penn State-Mont Alto 59-0 and UMBC 43-7 before falling to Scranton 33-9 to close the day.

Against the Lions (0-3), Jacob Reid (West Chester, Pa./West Chester Henderson) opened the match with a pin, earning the fall on the edge of the mat just two seconds before the first period ended.

Eckenbarger and Zachary McAleer (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) earned forfeits for an 18-0 lead.

Scott Miser (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) took an 18-0 technical fall win late in the first period before Cole Nagle (Highland Lakes, N.J./Vernon Twp.) and Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) added forfeit wins for a 35-0 lead.

Ronnie Wuest (Smyrna, Del./Smyrna) added a 5-minute, 49-second fall at 174 before Ronald Mattox (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) had a pin in just 57 seconds at 184.

Jake Pooton (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) and Billy Emerson (Germantown, Md./Watkins Mill) rounded out the 59-0 win with forfeits.

Pins by Nick Malinowski (Baltimore, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) and Eckenbarger staked McDaniel to a 12-0 lead against UMBC.

Jahmally Willie (Silver Spring, Md./Wheaton) and Miser added technical falls to push the lead to 22-0. Willie won 21-2 in the second period at 141 before Miser won 18-2 in the third period at 149.

A Nagle 8-2 win and Bishop 1-minute, 46-second pin made it 31-0 before CJ Ashby got the Retrievers on the board with a 6-4 victory at 174.

Mattox won by fall in 1:21 at 184 and Pooton took a forfeit at 197 before Chukwadi Kalu won 13-4 at heavyweight to set the final margin.

Against the Royals (5-2), Reid and Eckenbarger opened with wins to stake the Green Terror to a 9-0 lead before Scranton won the final eight matches.

Reid won 8-2 at 125 before Eckenbarger tallied a 2-minute, 7-second fall for the 9-0 lead.

TJ Conton keyed the run by the Royals with a pin in 3:52 at 149. Kevin Merle added an 18-2 technical fall at 165.

Keegan Connelly and Pooton had the highlight bout of the match at 197. The duo went to overtime tied at 1-all and both earned an escape in the first tiebreaker period. Pooton had a chance at a takedown but couldn't finish it in the second sudden-victory period and Connelly turned that into a takedown of his own midway through the one-minute session for a 4-2 win.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Wilkes and Southern Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 2. Action begins at 12 p.m.

McDaniel 59, Penn State Mont Alto 0
125:
Jacob Reid (M) pinned Daniel Bertram 2:58; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) won by forfeit; 141: Zachary McAleer (M) won by forfeit; 149: Scott Miser (M) tech. fell Joel McEnnis 18-0 (2:47); 157: Cole Nagle (M) won by forfeit; 165: Wade Bishop (M) won by forfeit; 174: Ronnie Wuest (M) pinned Grant Shughart 5:49; 184: Ronald Mattox (M) pinned Silas Dishong 0:57; 197: Jake Pooton (M) won by forfeit; HWT: Billy Emerson (M) won by forfeit.

McDaniel 43, UMBC 7
125:
Nick Malinowski (M) pinned Nathan Abellano 1:17; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) pinned Deonte Carter 5:50; 141: Jahmally Willie (M) tech. fell Will Sadowski 21-2 (4:26); 149: Scott Miser (M) tech. fell Ashar Nadeem 18-2 (6:12); 157: Cole Nagle (M) dec. Henrique Corte 8-2; 165: Wade Bishop (M) pinned Tim Carter 1:46; 174: CJ Ashby (U) Ronnie Wuest 6-4; 184: Ronald Mattox (M) pinned Brandon Buckingham 1:21; 197: Jake Pooton (M) won by forfeit; HWT: Chukwadi Kalu (U) maj. dec. Brendan Woody 13-4.

Scranton 33, McDaniel 9
125:
Jacob Reid (M) dec. Nicholas DePierro 8-3; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) pinned Jake Thompson 2:07; 141: Nick Ciaccia (S) dec. Jahmally Willie 8-6; 149: TJ Conton (S) pinned Scott Miser 3:52; 157: John Sheedy (S) maj. dec. Cole Nagle 16-6; 165: Kevin Merle (S) tech. fell Garrett Vandervalk 18-2 (6:01); 174: Zachary D'Apolito (S) dec. Ronnie Wuest 6-3; 184: Daniel D'Agostini (S) dec. Ronald Mattox 6-1; 197: Keegan Connelly (S) dec. Jake Pooton 4-2 (SV2); HWT: William Oxley (S) pinned Billy Emerson 4:11.

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