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GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Ursinus sophomore 125 pounder Christopher Donaldson (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) will have a chance to represent the Bears at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship, as he finished second in his bracket on Saturday at the NCAA East Regional hosted by Gettysburg College.
The sophomore moved all the way to the championship bout, before falling in overtime to Charlie Frankel of Delaware Valley.
Three other wrestlers placed, but, will not travel to the championships as only the top three advance. The team finished fifth with 68.5 points.
Sophomore Richard Jasinski (Sellersville, Pa./Pennridge) and senior Michael Williams (Bronx, N.Y./Westtown) both finished fifth in their respective weight class, while sophomore Daniel Manganaro (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) and sophomore Christian Psomas (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) each finished sixth.
Donaldson started his day with a pin of Jamie Scarantino from King's in 4:30, then nabbed a 6-4 win over Guesseppe Rea of Wilkes. In a rematch of the Centennial championship bout, Donaldson defeated Paul Bewak of Johns Hopkins 8-4 in one overtime.
In the title bout, he dropped a 3-2 double overtime decision to Charlie Frankel of Delaware Valley.
Jasinski, wrestling at 157 pounds, opened the day with a technical fall over Tyler Cunningham of Gettysburg in seven minutes at 18-3. After defeating Leo Wortman of Stevens by Injury default, he dropped a 6-2 overtime decision to Kris Krawchuk of Wilkes.
In the wrestlebacks, he lost to Logan Yox of McDaniel 11-8. In the fifth blace bout, he blanked Gabriel Gleason of NYU, 4-0.
Williams, wrestling at 174, started his day with a pin of Luke Pragdatt of Hunter in 6:32, then eeked out a 3-2 win over Josh Miller of Merchant Marine.
In the semis, he was blanked 3-0 by Zach Thompson of Gettysburg. In the wrestlebacks, he was blanked again, this time 4-0 by Dallas Winston of Delaware Valley.
In the fifth place match, he beat Miller again, this time by a 3-2 score.
Manganaro advanced to the semifinals at 184 with a pin of Steve Kaiser in 2:59, then a 3-2 win over Khalid Shakir of Centenary. In the semfinals, he fell to Patrick Sheehan of NYU, 5-3.
In the consolations, he dropped a 3-1 overtime decision to Kyle Spangler of Johns Hopkins, then lost 2-1 in double overtime to Eric Bach of Wilkes.
Psomas, battling at 197 pounds, defeated Cemah Tudoe-Torboe of Kings by pin in 2:11, then dropped a 5-3 decision to Tyler Russell of Merchant Marine.
In the consolation, he pinned Nathan Leer of TCNJ in 5:50, before winning by DQ over Marshall Puls of Gettysburg. After being pinned by Matt Transue of Wilkes in 54 seconds, he dropped a 7-4 decision to Russell in the fifth place bout.