COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – The Ursinus College wrestling team started 2013 off right with a 5-1 mark at the North/South Duals hosted by the Bears.
Ursinus won three bouts, and two more against a group of all-stars made up of the teams that traveled to Collegeville. In the first round, Ursinus defeated Trinity (Conn.) 43-3, then knocked off West Chester 42-9.
In the third round, Ursinus defeated Rhode Island College 35-7, then dropped a 16-15 decision to 30th-ranked Delaware Valley.
Ursinus posted two wins in two matches against top wrestlers from teams that traveled to the North/South Duals by scores of 36-6 and 36-9.
In the Trinity bouts, Ursinus won the first nine bouts. Sophomore Christopher Donaldson (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum School) started off with a pin in 1:05, followed by a forfeit win for freshman Danny Ventura (Bedford Hills, N.Y./Fox Lane) at 133. After junior Elisha Gaylor (West Reading, Pa./Wyomissin) won at 141 with a pin at 1:27, another forfeit at 149 awarded to sophomore Tyler Helms (Cochranville, Pa./Octorara Area) made the score 24-0.
Sophomore Richard Jasinski (Sellersville, Pa./Pennridge) pinned Evan Robinson in 6:47 at 157 for a 30-0 lead, followed by a 3-1 win by senior Bill Reick (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Jim Thorpe) over John Williams at 165 for a 33-0 lead.
Freshman Gnoleba Seri (Bergenfield, N.J./Bergenfield) had a 15-6 major decision at 174, followed by a 3-2 win by sophomore Daniel Manganaro (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) at 184 and a 7-2 win for sopohomore Christian Psomas (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) at 197.
Against West Chester, Donaldson started with a forfeit, followed by a :27 pin for Ventura at 133 for a 12-0 lead. Back-to-back forfeits gave Ursinus a 24-0 lead, followed by a pin by Jasinski at 157 for a 30-0 lead.
Seri netted a 11-4 decision at 174, followed by a forfeit at 184 for a 42-0 lead.
Against RIC, Donaldson posted an opening major decision by a 13-4 score over Michael Sugermeyer for a quick 4-0 lead, with Ventura defeating Silas Murray 11-3 to make the score 8-0.
Gaylor took an 11-4 decision over Michael Murphy for an 11-0 lead, before Curtis Watkins dropped a 13-5 decision to Kevin Barrucci at 149.
Ursinus would then take the next five bouts as Jasinski pinned Alex LaBeef at 157 in 4:54, followed by a win from Reick at 165 5-3 over Robert Sotelo. A forfeit at 174 gave the Bears at 26-4 lead.
Manganaro had a 1-0 win over Adam Lynch at 184 for a 29-4 Ursinus edge, followed by a forfeit at 197 for Psomas.
The Delaware Valley match was a back-and-forth affair as Donaldson scored a 3-1 win at 125 over Charlie Frankel, who was an All-American from last season for the Aggies.
After David Davidson defeated Ventura 6-5 to tie the match, Gaylor earned a hard-fought 7-5 win over Dale Fava to give Ursinus a 6-3 lead. At 149, Emanual Ajabe defeated Curtis Watkins 10-1 to give the Aggies the lead back at 7-6.
At 157, Jasinski defeated Alec Horan, 7-3, followed by a 3-1 win by Reick at 165 over James Dugan.
Nick Della Fera defeated Hans Seri 3-1 at 174 for a 12-10 Bears lead, before Manganaro defeated Connor Gabriel 3-2 at 184 for a 15-10 lead.
The Aggies would take the final two bouts as Aaron Karns defeated Psomas at 197 8-2, before Michael Boardman won the 285 bout 3-1 over sophomore Robert Scaramuzza (Springfield, PA./Malvern Prep).
In the first all-star match, freshman Bryan Carter (Hunlock Creek, Pa./Lake Lehman) and Scaramuzza picked up wins by fall, while freshman Nathaniel Marsh (Vienna, Va./McLean School of Maryland) had a major decision. Junior Taylor Gload (Parkton, Md./Hereford), freshman Christian Hoogheem (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield), sophomore Tyler Helms (Cochranville, Pa./Octorara Area), senior Michael Williams (Bronx, N.Y./Westtown) and junior Karch Connors (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) all had wins by decision. Freshman John Morrison (Berkeley Heights, N.J./Governor Livingston) picked up a tech fall.
In the second all-star match, Christian Hoogheem and freshman Keven Hoogheem (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) both had major decision, Morrison and freshman Gabriel Gordon (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) had wins by fall, while Keven Hoogheem and Williams had wins by decision.
Ursinus 43, Trinity 3
125-Christopher Donaldson (UC ) FALL Khari-Elijah Jarrett ,1:05 (6-0)
133-Danny Ventura (UC) For (12-0)
141-Elisha Gaylor (UC) FALL William Fay, 1:27 (18-0)
149-Tyler Helms (UC) For (24-0)
157-Richard Jasinski (UC) FALL Evan Robinson, 6:47 (30-0)
165-William Reick (UC) DEC John Williams, 3-1, (33-0)
174-Gnoleba Seri (UC) MD Kyle Muir, 15-6, (37-0)
184-Daniel Manganaro (UC) DEC Joseph Gerish, 3-2, (40-0)
197-Christian Psomas (UC) SV William Youngblood, 7-2 (43-0)
285-Kyle McGuire (TRIN) DEC Brandon Russo, 3-0 (43-3)
Ursinus 42, West Chester 9
125- Christopher Donaldson (UC) For (6-0)
133- Danny Ventura (UC) FALL Dan Sengphilom, 0:27 (12-0)
141- Elisha Gaylor (UC) For (18-0)
149- Tyler Helms (UC) For (24-0)
157- Richard Jasinski (UC) FALL Morgan Hoffman, 1:56 (30-0)
165- William Reick (UC) TB-2 Chad Baribault, 5-3, (33-0)
174- Gnoleba Seri (UC) DEC Tony Leon, 11-4, (36-0)
184- Daniel Manganaro (UC) For (42-0)
197- Myles Tornetta (WCU) DEC Christian Psomas, 10-8 (42-3)
285- Ryan Kreppel (WCU) FALL Brandon Russo, 5:11 (42-9)
Ursinus 35, Rhode Island College 7
125-Christopher Donaldson (UC) MD Michael Sugermeyer, 13-4 (4-0)
133-Danny Ventura (UC) MD Silas Murray, 11-3 (8-0)
141-Elisha Gaylor (UC) DEC Michael Murphy, 11-4 (11-0)
149-Kevin Barrucci (RIC) MD Curtis Watkins, 13-5 (11-4)
157-Richard Jasinski (UC) FALL Alex LaBeef, 4:54 (17-4)
165-William Reick (UC) DEC Robert Sotelo, 5-3 (20-4)
174-Gnoleba Seri (UC) For Forfeit (26-4)
184-Daniel Manganaro (UC) DEC Adam Lynch, 1-0 (29-4)
197-Christian Psomas (UC) For Forfeit (35-4)
285-Brian Nicoll (RIC) MD Karch Connors 10-0 (35-8)*
*one team point deducted
Delaware Valley 16, Ursinus 15
125- Christopher Donaldson (UC) DEC Charlie Frankel, 3-1 (3-0)
133- David Davidson (DVC) DEC Danny Ventura, 6-5 (3-3)
141- Elisha Gaylor (UC ) DEC Dale Fava, 7-5 (6-3)
149- Emanual Ajabe (DVC) MD Curtis Watkins, 10-1 (6-7)
157- Richard Jasinski (UC ) DEC Alec Horan, 7-3 (9-7)
165- William Reick (UC) DEC James Dugan. 3-1 (12-7)
174- Nick Della Fera (DVC) DEC Gnoleba Seri, 3-1 (12-10)
184- Daniel Manganaro (UC) DEC Connor Gabriel, 3-2 (15-10)
197- Aaron Karns (DVC) DEC Christian Psomas, 8-2 (15-13)
285- Michael Boardman (DVC) DEC Robert Scaramuzza 3-1 (15-16)
Ursinus 36, North/South All-Stars #1 6
157- Nathaniel Marsh (UC) MD Ivanov (Trinity), 16-4 (4-0)
174- Bryan Carter (UC) FALL Hennessey (Trinity), 1:20, (10-0)
285- Taylor Gload (UC) DEC DiNuzio (Gettysburg), 7-1 (13-0)
125- Farace (KUTZ) FALL Keven Hoogheem (UC), 2:23 (13-6)
133- John Morrison (UC) TF Furry (Messiah), (18-6)
125- Christian Hoogheem (UC) DEC Gill (TCNJ), 7-0 (21-6)
149-Tyler Helms (UC) DEC Bareack (Wesleyan), 6-4 (24-6)
184-Michael Williams (UC) DEC Potemken (USMMA), 8-2 (27-6)
285- Robert Scaramuzza (UC) FALL Hill (McDaniel), 33-6 (33-6)
285- Karch Connors (UC) DEC Brodenck (RIC), 6-4 (36-6)
Ursinus 36, North/South All-Stars #2 9
125- Christian Hoogheem (UC) MD Beaman (Ithaca), 9-0 (4-0)
125- Keven Hoogheem (UC) DEC Gill (TCNJ), 7-5 (7-0)
133- John Morrison (UC) FALL Antonek (Messiah), 4:57 (13-0)
149- Tyler Helms (UC) MD Watson (USMMA), 17-3 (17-0)
174- Transue (Wilkes) FALL Bryan Carter (UC), 2:17 (17-6)
174- Gabriel Gordon (UC) FALL Konecky (Trinity), 4:42, (23-6)
184- Michael Williams (UC) DEC Schlett (Gettysburg), 5-2, (26-6)
285- Yox (McD) DEC Nathaniel Marsh (UC), 8-1, (26-9)
285- Robert Scaramuzza (UC) FALL Yox (McD), 1:26 (32-9)
125- Keven Hoogheem (UC) MD Beaman (Ithaca), 17-3 (36-9)