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O’Boyle wins at 125

Mike O'Boyle  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Mike O'Boyle 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Mike O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) won the 125-pound weight class to lead McDaniel to a seventh-place finish at the Messiah Invitational to open the 2012-13 wrestling season on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with 58.5 points behind three placewinners. Messiah won its own invitational with 105 points.

O'Boyle, the second seed, opened his day with a 1-minute, 15-second pin of Elizabethtown's Corey Aspril before defeating Heidelburg's Ryan Hornack 6-2. O'Boyle then toppled the third-seeded Kyle McNulty (Elizabethtown) 3-2 before topping the No. 1 seed Ursinus' Chris Donaldson, 4-3 for the title.

Ryan O'Boyle (North Reading, Mass./North Reading), the younger brother of Mike, entered the day as the fifth seed at 133. He debuted with a 21-9 major decision win over Messiah's Andres Gutierrez before recording his first pin, downing No. 4 Colin McDermitt (Heidelberg) in 2:53. After dropping a 7-6 decision to the top seed Nathaniel Giorgio (Coast Guard), O'Boyle wrestled back to a third-place finish.

O'Boyle recorded a 9-1 major decision of Messiah's Zach Snow and a 9-8 decision over McDermitt in the third-place bout.

Scott Forrester (Manchester, N.J./Manchester) finished fourth at 184. He opened with an 8-6 win over Steve Bandstra (Messiah) before falling to the No. 3 seed Eldar Muradov (UMBC) 17-1 in the third period. He picked up three wins in the consolation bracket.

Forrester topped Mike Massarelli (UMBC) 1-6 before downing Jared Weaver (Elizabethtown) 4-2 and earning a medical forfeit to advance to third-place match, where he fell to Wheaton's Daniel Olsen, 8-1.

Logan Yox (Westminster, Md./Liberty) recorded three wins – two by 7-1 decision and one by 8-0 major decision – at 157 before dropping to the consolation bracket and bowing out by medical forfeit.

Taylor Avino (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven) registered three wins in his debut at heavyweight, including a 28-second pin of Kyle Patton (Wheaton).

Tim Gainsborg (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley Central) picked up a pair of wins in the 141 consolation bracket, including a third-period pin and a 7-6 decision.

Nick Cross (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's County) added a 2-2 day with two pins – one in 1:05 and one 18 seconds into the first sudden-victory period.

McDaniel returns to action at the Ursinus Fall Brawl on Saturday. Action begins at 9:30 a.m.

Team Scores: 1. Messiah (MES) 105, 2. Elizabethtown (E) 93.5, 3. Heidelberg (H) 82.5, 4. Wheaton (W) 74, 5. Ursinus (U) 65.5, 6. Coast Guard Academy (CG) 60.5, 7. McDaniel (MCD) 58.5, 8. UMBC (UMBC) 48.5, 9. Johns Hopkins (J) 6.5

McDaniel Results: 125: #2 Mike O'Boyle pinned Corey Aspril (E) 1:15, O'Boyle dec. #7 Ryan Hornack (H) 6-2, O'Boyle dec. #3 Kyle McNulty (E) 3-2, O'Boyle dec. #1 Chris Donaldson (U) 4-3, #5 Eddie Miller dec. Tim Miranda (E) 7-6, Christian Hoodheem (U) dec. Miller 9-5, Kurt Rodriguez (MES) dec. Miller 6-2; 133: #5 Ryan O'Boyle maj. dec. Andres Gutierrez (MES) 21-9, O'Boyle pinned #4 Colin McDermitt (H) 2:53, #1 Nathaniel Giorgio (CG) dec. O'Boyle 7-6, O'Boyle maj. dec. Zach Snow (MES) 9-1, O'Boyle dec. McDermitt 9-8; 141: #1 Kaleb Loht (MES) pinned Tim Gainsborg 1:06, Gainsborg pinned Kyle Nichols (UMBC) 6:41, Gainsborg dec. Michael Koren (J) 7-6, #6 Kekura Musa (UMBC) pinned Gainsborg 2:58, #5 Jesse Meaney pinned James McGarry 5:47, Evan Million dec. McGarry 6-2, #2 Chris Osborne (H) pinned Trey Mitchell 3:30, Mitchell dec. Mark Carosella (H) 9-2, Jordan Halter (E) pinned Mitchell 1:37; 149: Michael Giorgio maj. dec. #3 Luke Yox 13-4, Yox pinned Stephen Omoyeni (UMBC) 6:10, Krishna Dutt (UMBC) dec. Yox 6-4; 157: #6 Logan Yox dec. Benjamin Green (CG) 7-1, Yox maj. dec. Brett Alfrey 8-0, Yox dec. #3 Josh Bressler 7-1, #2 Richard Jasinski (U) maj. dec. Yox 10-2, Kalann Washington (MES) med. for. Yox, #1 Mark Savenok (W) pinned Evan Decker 5:19, Adarius Washington (H) dec. Decker 12-10, #7 Isaac Bray (W) tech. fell Josh Moore 18-2 (6:14), Moore maj. dec. Mitchell Moyer (U) 16-5, Randy Huber (UMBC) dec. Moore 5-1; 165: #5 Nicholas Cross pinned Sean Ekekwe (UMBC) 1:05, #4 Woodie Herman (E) dec. Cross 4-3, Cross pinned Ryan Garey (U) 7:18 (SV1), William Reick (U) dec. Cross 8-1; 174: none; 184: Scott Forrester dec. Steve Bandstra (MES) 8-6, #3 Eldar Muradov (UMBC) tech. fell Forrester 17-1 (6:34), Forrester maj. dec. Mike Massarelli (UMBC) 16-6, Forrester dec. Jared Weaver (E) 4-2, Forrester med. for. #1 Daniel Manganaro (U), Daniel Olson (W) dec. Forrester 8-1; 197: Christian Psomas (U) maj. dec. Ricky Tisinger 9-1, Tisinger pinned #1 Alec Pence (UMBC) 5:38, #5 Phillip Landis (E) pinned Tisinger 0:40; HWT: #6 Taylor Avino dec. Luke Weaver (MES) 8-4, #3 Antinino Majoy (H) pinned Avino 1:44, Avino pinned Kyle Patton (W) 0:28, Avino dec. Brandon Russo (U) 8-6, #4 Evan Canady (MES) pinned Avino 0:18, Mark Howard (CG) pinned Lou Orem 1:34, Patton dec. Orem 1-0, #2 Charles Jones (MES) pinned Mike Hill 1:24, Jeremy Musieh (H) dec. Hill 1-0.