Lock Haven wins second straight MAC Championships

From Lock Haven

FAIRFAX, Va. — In what proved to be a thrilling final day, the Lock Haven University men’s wrestling team fended off the competition and brought home the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship for the second straight year today at the 2023 MAC Championships hosted by George Mason.

The reigning champions took on all comers once again in this year’s iteration of the tournament, and the MAC team trophy will once again come home to The Haven. Buoyed by two individual champions and seven total place winners the Bald Eagles tallied 112.5 points, edging out Central Michigan’s 110.

A true force in the conference, the Bald Eagles have now won the team title in two of four years since their introduction to the MAC in 2019. Going back to the EWL, Lock Haven and head coach Scott Moore have claimed the conference crown in four of out of the last six seasons.

From Central Michigan

Two champions, a much-deserved award for the highly respected coach, and an oh-so close second-place finish in the team standings.

Johnny Lovett and Alex Cramer captured individual titles, Tom Borrelli was named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, and the Central Michigan wrestlers finished second by a scant 2 ½ points on Saturday at the MAC Championships at George Mason’s EagleBank Arena.

Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships

March 4 • Fairfax, Va.

Final Team Scores

1. Lock Haven 112.5
2. Central Michigan 110.0
3. Clarion 92.0
4. Ohio 87.5
5. Rider 86.0
6. George Mason 83.0
7. Cleveland State 81.5
8. Northern Illinois 77.5
9. Kent State 68.0
10. SIU Edwardsville 63.5
11. Buffalo 48.5
12. Edinboro 32.5
13. Bloomsburg 20.5

Individual Results (Includes number of automatic NCAA qualifiers per weight)

125 pounds (2)

1st — Anthony Noto (Lock Haven) major dec. Jake Ferri (Kent State), 8-0

3rd — Blake West (Northern Illinois) dec. Markel Baker (George Mason), 2-1

5th — Joey Fischer (Clarion) pinned Ben Aranda (Cleveland State), 4:21

7th — Tyler Klinsky (Rider) dec. Sean Spidle (Central Michigan), 14-10

133 pounds (1)

1st — Gable Strickland (Lock Haven) dec. Richie Koehler (Rider), 3-2

3rd — Louis Newell (Kent State) dec. Jake Manley (Cleveland State), 7-6

5th — Aaron Schulist (SIU Edwardsville) dec. Vincent Perez (Central Michigan), 10-5

7th — Gio DiSabato (Ohio) dec. Lucian Brink (Northern Illinois), 10-7

141 pounds (2)

1st — Seth Koleno (Clarion) dec. Josh Mason (Bloomsburg), 4-3

3rd — Jaivon Jones (Northern Illinois) dec. Saul Ervin (SIU Edwardsville), 2-0

5th — Caleb Rea (Cleveland State) major dec. Anthony Glasl (George Mason), 8-0

7th — Sean Logue (Lock Haven) dec. Jack Marlow (Buffalo), 11-5

149 pounds (5)

1st — Johnny Lovett (Central Michigan) dec. Nate Higley (George Mason), 7-5

3rd — Quinn Kinner (Rider) major dec. Ryan Burgos (Edinboro), 11-1

5th — Alec Hagan (Ohio) dec. Caleb Tyus (SIU Edwardsville), 4-3

7th — Kody Komara (Kent State) won by medical forfeit over Kyle Schickel (Clarion)

157 pounds (4)

1st — Peter Pappas (George Mason) dec. Ashton Eyler (Lock Haven) 3-1 sv

3rd — Peyten Keller (Ohio) dec. Michael Petite (Buffalo), 9-2

5th — Corbyn Munson (Central Michigan) dec. Marcus Robinson (Cleveland State), 9-7

7th — Trevor Elfvin (Clarion) dec. Anthony Gibson (Northern Illinois), 7-3

165 pounds (1)

1st — Izzak Olejnik (Northern Illinois) dec. Enrique Munguia (Kent State), 7-2

3rd — Avery Bassett (Lock Haven) dec. Tracy Hubbard (Central Michigan), 5-4

5th — Jordan Slivka (Ohio) dec. Cardy Wilson (SIU Edwardsville), 6-1

7th — Cameron Pine (Clarion) dec. Marcus Petite (Buffalo) 5-3 sv

174 pounds (4)

1st — Alex Cramer (Central Michigan) dec. John Worthing (Clarion), 4-1

3rd — Tyler Stoltzfus (Lock Haven) dec. Sal Perrine (Ohio), 4-2

5th — Michael Wilson (Rider) dec. Logan Messer (George Mason), 5-2

7th — Jared McGill (Edinboro) major dec. Jay Nivison (Buffalo), 8-0)

184 pounds (2)

1st — Will Feldkamp (Clarion) pinned Zayne Lehman (Ohio), 1:40

3rd — DeAndre Nassar (Cleveland State) dec. Colin Fegley (Lock Haven), 3-2 tb

5th — Malachi DuVall (George Mason) won by medical forfeit over Giuseppe Hoose (Buffalo)

7th — Benjamin Cushman (Central Michigan) dec. Matt Zuber (Northern Illinois), 8-3

197 pounds (1)

1st — Ethan Laird (Rider) dec. Carson Brewer (Ohio), 8-4

3rd — Sam Mitchell (Buffalo) dec. Cody Mulligan (Edinboro), 4-2 tb

5th — Anthony Perrine (Cleveland State) major dec. Tyler Bagoly (Clarion), 9-0

7th  — Cameron Wood (Central Michigan) dec. Blake Schaffer (Kent State), 8-7

Heavyweight (1)

1st — Colton McKiernan (SIU Edwardsville) dec.  Terrese Aaron (Northern Illinois), 2-0

3rd — Bryan Caves (Central Michigan) won by medical forfeit over Daniel Bucknavich (Cleveland State)

5th — David Szuba (Rider) won by forfeit over Isaac Reid (Lock Haven)

7th — Jacob Cover (Kent State) 12-16, RS Sr. over Shane Noonan (Bloomsburg) 20-14, RS So. (For.)

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