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Eckenbarger records tech fall to open W&L Duals

Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Ryker Eckenbarger (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Ohio Northern (2-2) 33, McDaniel (5-3) 12
What:
Non-Conference wrestling action
When:
Monday, Dec. 17
Where: Lexington, Va. – Washington and Lee Duals

THE SKINNY STORY
Ohio Northern won the final five bouts to top McDaniel 33-12 in the opening round of the Washington and Lee Duals.

THE LEADERS
Ryker Eckenbarger (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) led the Green Terror with a 15-0 technical fall at 133.

FOR THE FOES
• Cash Thompson recorded one of three first-period pins for the Polar Bears, winning in 1:01 at 197.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Seth Transue opened the day with a 2-minute, 53-second fall at 125.
Ryker Eckenbarger followed with his first technical fall of the season at 133 to close the deficit to 6-5.
Isaiah Edmond (Waldorf, Md./North Point) added a 9-1 victory at 141 to give McDaniel a 9-6 advantage in the match.
• Shaun Wagner matched Edmond's major decision with a major decision of his own, winning 14-4 at 149.
Wade Bishop (Greensboro, Md./North Caroline) gave the Green Terror a 12-10 edge in the match with an 11-7 victory at 157.
• Jordan Hardrick earned a third-period takedown for a 4-2 win at 165 for a 13-12 advantage, giving Ohio Northern the lead for good.
• Connor Kwiat followed with a 2-minute, 32-second pin before a 9-1 Clayton Davidson win at 184 stretched the lead to 23-12.
• Cash Thompson's fall and an Austin Keeley 9-0 win set the final margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
125:
Seth Transue (O) pinned Nick Malinowski 2:53; 133: Ryker Eckenbarger (M) tech. fell Cameron Poulton 15-0 (7:00); 141: Isaiah Edmond (M) maj. dec. Brandon Bartlome 9-1; 149: Shaun Wagner (O) maj. dec. Skyler Minutelli 14-4; 157: Wade Bishop (M) dec. Schuyler Caprella 11-7; 165: Jordan Hardrick (O) dec. Garrett Vandervalk 4-2; 174: Connor Kwiat (O) pinned Cole Nagle 2:32; 184: Clayton Davidson (O) maj. dec. Ronnie Wuest 9-1; 197: Cash Thompson (O) pinned Jaime Rodriguez 1:01; HWT: Austin Keeley (O) maj. dec. Chris Hauffman 9-0.

NEXT UP
McDaniel continues at the Washington and Lee Duals against Trine at 10:30 a.m.