GETTYSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 19, 2019) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wresting team earned a pair of Centennial victories at a conference tri-match hosted by Gettysburg College on Saturday. The Mariners opened the action with a 35-14 triumph over the host Bullets before defeating McDaniel College, 34-10, in a neutral-site dual. The wins improve USMMA's record to 5-4 overall, including a 3-0 mark in Centennial action.
The Mariners had a total of six pins over the two matches, with senior Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas) earning a pin in both of his heavyweight matches, including one over returning All-American and the #7 wrestler at 285 in the nation, Gettysburg senior Paul Triandafilou.
Below are the complete results from the matches.
USMMA 35, Gettysburg 14
125: Jace Garza (USMMA) won by forfeit 6-0
133: Alex Puglio (USMMA) pinned Alex Shaffer (GC), 2:00 12-0
141: Sean Thompson (GC) dec. Austin Vincent (USMMA), 7-1 12-3
149: Colin Devlin (GC) pinned Chad Puglio (USMMA), 2:29 12-9
157: Kieran Duggan (USMMA) major dec. Ray Martin (GC), 12-1 16-9
165: Billy Sims (USMMA) major dec. Mason Canonico (GC), 11-2 20-9
174: Colin Kowalski (GC) tech. fall Max Sims (USMMA), 21-3 (5:48) 20-14
184: Joshua Glantzman (USMMA) dec. Dan Ebert (GC), 5-0 23-14
197: Kurtis Hahn (USMMA) won by forfeit 29-14
285: #9 Blake Bunce (USMMA) pinned #7 Paul Triandafilou (GC), 3:32 35-14
USMMA 34, McDaniel 10
125: Jace Garza (USMMA) dec. Nick Malinowski (MC), 15-8 3-0
133: #6 Ryker Eckenbarger (MC) major dec. Alex Puglio (USMMA), 14-0 3-4
141: Isaiah Edmond (MC) dec. Austin Vincent (USMMA), 4-3 3-7
149: Skyler Minutelli (MC) dec. Chad Puglio (USMMA), 11-6 3-10
157: Kieran Duggan (USMMA) major dec. Wade Bishop (MC), 10-0 7-10
165: Billy Sims (USMMA) pinned Cole Nagle (MC), 2:54 13-10
174: Max Sims (USMMA) pinned Garrett Vandervalk (MC), 4:22 19-10
184: Joshua Glantzman (USMMA) dec. Ronnie Wuest (MC), 5-0 22-10
197: Kurtis Hahn (USMMA) pinned Quinton Lyons (MC), 1:20 28-10
285: #9 Blake Bunce (USMMA) pinned Chris Hauffman (MC), 1:41 34-10
Up next, the Mariners will host Centennial Conference opponent Stevens Institute for a key league dual this Tuesday, Jan. 22. Action is set to get underway at 7 p.m. inside the Liebertz Gymnasium. A live video feed of the match will be available at this link.
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