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2 Mariners wrestle their way to 3rd-place finishes at York

YORK, Pa. – Two U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestlers finished in third place at the York Invitational this past weekend.

Erik Schott took third-place honors at 184 lbs., defeating Eldar Muradov of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 9-2. Schott finished behind the top two ranked wrestlers in the country.

Sophomore Tyler Russell also recorded a third-place win at 197 lbs., pinning Dylan Mahler of North Central, Ill. In 25 seconds.

The Mariners (43.5 points) finished in eighth place. Ithaca College won the invitational with 107 points.

They host Hunter College in their first dual meet of the season at 8 p.m. on Thursday.