SU Wrestling receives strong showings across the board in season opener

A number of the Shippensburg University wrestling team’s many freshmen impressed, but it was two seasoned veterans that brought home the biggest prize to open the season during the Alvernia Invitational Saturday at the Flynn Complex.

How it Happened

Graduate student Al Miscovich (Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant Area (Pitt-Johnstown)) won a number of close matches to capture the title in a crowded 141-pound bracket, while Danny Scheib (Hegins, Pa./Tri-Valley) powered his way to win at 285 pounds.

Miscovich won one-point decisions over Muhlenberg wrestler Chris Dalmau (4-3) and Alvernia’s Avery Leonard (5-4) in the semifinals and finals.

Scheib was up 3-0 over Shenandoah University’s Robert Gray before winning via injury default. A first-period takedown was the difference in the 285-pound final, where he fended off late offense from Alvernia’s Palmer Rodenhaber to win a 3-2 decision.

Elsewhere, freshman Mike Trainor (Cochranville, Pa./Octorara) reached the final at 149 pounds. Trainor was behind to Alvernia’s Chance Babb 6-2 enter the third period,but finished with a flurry. He took down Babb three times in the final two minutes, including once in the desperate final moments, but came up short in an agonizing 10-9 loss.

Trainor’s classmates, fellow freshmen and Mifflin County natives Kyler Everly (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) and Trey Shoemaker (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County) fought their way through wrestlebacks to finish third at 165 and 197 pounds, respectively. Shoemaker won five matches at 197 pounds, including four by pin.

Redshirt-sophomore Nyiem Flucas (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) also finished third at 174 pounds after winning five straight times in wrestlebacks.

Up next

Shippensburg will compete again in two weeks at the Waynesburg Duals.

Match Results

133

Jack Devlin (SU) pins Jibrael Moore (MUHL), 6:23

Anthony Portillo (ALV) tech falls Jack Devlin (SU), 16-1

Jack Devlin (SU) tech falls Justin Cain (CCC), 18-0

Eddie Tottenham (ROW) dec. Jack Devlin (SU), 7-4

141

Al Miscovich (SU) dec. Hunter Ballantine (SHEN), 5-0

Al Miscovich (SU) dec. Connor Platt (ALV), 5-0

Al Miscovich (SU) dec. Chris Dalmau (MUHL), 4-3

Al Miscovich (SU) dec. Avery Leonard (ALV), 5-4

Kyle McCollum (SU) dec. Devin Horton (DVC), 5-3

Cameron Hatchett (SHEN) dec. Kyle McCollum (SU), 7-6

Hunter Ballantine (SHEN) dec Kyle McCollum (SU), 8-4

Avery Leonard (ALV) maj. dec. Anthony Lavish (SU), 14-3

Anthony Lavish (SU) tech falls Giuseppe Notte (CCC), 16-1

Anthony Lavish (SU) dec. Kevin Rainey (ALV), 8-6

Anthony Lavish (SU) dec. William Wilson (MUHL), 6-2

Cameron Hatchett (SHEN) dec. Anthony Lavish (SU), 7-5

149

Mike Trainor (SU) tech falls Hunter Locke (SHEN), 18-3

Mike Trainor (SU) dec. Edward Scheck (ALV), 5-1

Mike Trainor (SU) pins Paul Kakos (ALV), 2:48

Chance Babb (SU) dec. Mike Trainor (SU), 10-9

Reese Polulak (SU) major dec. Andre Henene (DVC), 11-2

Chance Babb (ALV) tech falls Reese Polulak (SU), 17-1

Reese Polulak (SU) maj. dec. Hunter Locke (SHEN), 10-1

Declan Smith (DVC) dec. Reese Polulak (SU), 9-5

157

Ryan Lepore (ALV) tech falls Makir Compton (SU), 17-2

Makir Compton (SU) pins Ethan Broadbent (UMBC), 1:47

Makir Compton (SU) pins Zachary Zuckerman (DVC), 1:43

Logan Hurwitt (MUHL) dec Makir Compton (SU), 13-8

165

Kyler Everly (SU) dec. Gino Giacolona (ALV), 7-5

Kyler Everly (SU) maj. dec. Josh Smith (DVC), 14-6

Nicolini Berlineri (MUHL) tech falls Kyler Everly (SU), 17-2

Kyler Everly (SU) maj. dec. Gino Giacolona (ALV), 13-2

Kyler Everly (SU) pins Riley McHale (MUHL), 0:25

174

Gavin Hollingsworth (ALV) dec. Nyiem Flucas (SU), 6-1

Nyiem Flucas (SU) maj. dec. Dylan Wingert (SHEN), 11-1

Nyiem Flucas (SU) pins Anthony Bauer (ALV). 2:11

Nyiem Flucas (SU) dec. Cole Lang (SU), 6-4

Nyiem Flucas (SU) dec. Luke Lardarello (PSU-MA), 10-5

Nyiem Flucas (SU) dec. James Circle (ALV), 7-3

Cole Lang (SU) maj. dec. Romtini Animashaun (CCC), 12-4

James Circle (ALV) dec. Cole Lang (SU), 8-4

Cole Lang (SU) pins Matthew Mushinski (ROWAN), 2:11

Nyiem Flucas (SU) dec. Cole Lang (SU), 6-4

184

Owen Koch (SU) dec. Connor Bauman (CCC), 6-4

Owen Koch (SU) maj. dec. Deon Savage (MUHL), 11-2

Isaac Kassis (ALV) dec. Owen Koch (SU), 12-5

Nick Kostyak (PSU-MA) dec. Owen Koch (SU), 6-1

197

Trey Shoemaker (SU) pins Troy Gibson (SHEN), 6:30

Paul Parise (MUHL) pins Trey Shoemaker (SU), 4:35

Trey Shoemaker (SU) pins Mason Andreassi (ROWAN), 0:50

Trey Shoemaker (SU) dec. John Stanton (CCC), 7-2

Trey Shoemaker (SU) pins Zachary Scheffler (ALV), 4:19

Trey Shoemaker (SU) pins Troy Gibson (SHEN), 5:20

285

Danny Scheib (SU) pins Ben Krauss (MUHL), 3:38

Danny Scheib (SU) inj. def. Robert Gray (SHEN), 4:06

Danny Scheib (SU) dec. Palmer Rodenhaber (ALV), 3-2

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