SHIP U.: Wrestling returns to action

Wrestling Returns

The wrestling team at Shippensburg returned and was back on the mat Thursday night at Koehler Fieldhouse. This was the first competition in 46 days, the Raiders claimed two bouts in a 35-9 dual meet loss at East Stroudsburg. This was a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Division II dual meet.

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How it happened

Two wrestlers making their Shippensburg University debuts claimed the Raider victories on the night.

At 133 pounds, Tyshawn White scored a victory by fall 15 seconds into the third period. White, a midseason transfer, notched the pin in his debut match for Shippensburg.

At 174 pounds, Nyiem Flucas (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) won his collegiate debut with a 4-0 decision over Sergio Cespedes. Flucas, who redshirted as a freshman back in 2019-20, was able to suit up for the first time as a Raider and did not yield a point in his victorious decision.

ESU claimed three weight classes due to forfeit and scored bonus points at three other weight classes – achieving a pin and two major decisions. Neither team had an available wrestler at heavyweight.

Wrestling match scores

125: Joshua Jasionowicz (ESU) pins Josh Jackson (SHIP), 0:56 (6-0)

133: Tyshawn White (SHIP) pins Kelvin Rodriguez-Molina (ESU), 5:15 (6-6)

141: Zach Lewis (ESU) wins by forfeit (12-6)

149: Eric Falleni (ESU) wins by forfeit (18-6)

157: Jack Spahn (ESU) maj. dec. Matt Milbrand (SHIP), 11-2 (22-6)

165: Luke Ciampa (ESU) maj. dec. John Bachar (SHIP), 14-2 (26-6)

174: Nyiem Flucas (SHIP) dec. Sergio Cespedes (SHIP), 4-0 (26-9)

184: Josh Leidig (ESU) wins by forfeit (32-9)

197: Matthew Richardson (ESU) dec. Connor Livingston (SHIP), 5-3 (35-9)

285: No contest


East Stroudsburg: 2-4, 1-1 PSAC

Shippensburg: 2-4, 0-2 PSAC

What’s next

Shippensburg is back in action Sunday at Pitt-Johnstown, where the Raiders will wrestle Seton Hill, King (Ten.) and host UPJ. Wrestling begins at 11 a.m. Sunday.