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#19 TCNJ Tops USMMA Wrestling, 33-10

*Courtesy of TCNJ Sports Information*

Ewing, NJ - The College of New Jersey wrestling team won seven of the first eight weight classes as the Lions earned a 33-10 win over the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Wednesday.  The win put the Lions at 7-5, while the Mariners fell to 3-6.

Freshman Dylan Thorsen (Belvidere, NJ/Belvidere) added an 11-2 win by major decision extending TCNJ's lead to 16-0. That advantage continued to grow following the 141-pound bout when Mike Shaughnessy (Farmingdale, NJ/Howell) garnered a 14-9 win at 149.

USMMA earned a major decision at 149 as Branden Yeik (Bremerton, WA/Olympia) won by the final count of 15-6.  Fourth-ranked John Darling (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) got the Lions back on the winning track with a pin at 165, while KC Murphy (Hamburg, NJ/Wallkill Valley) garnered a 6-2 triumph at 174.  Third-ranked Brian Broderick (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional) won by technical fall at 184, posting a 19-3 win in 6:50.

The Mariners added their second win of the evening at 197 pounds via a 6-1 decision by Ricky Fisher (Nashville, TN/Father Ryan). USMMA capped off the match with another win at heavyweight with Tyler Russell (Georgetown. ME/Morse) posting a 10-6 win.

#19 The College of New Jersey 33, US Merchant Marine Academy 10

125 – Kevin Churchill (T) pinned Constantine Rerras (USMMA), 1:28 (6-0)

133 – Joey DiCarlo (T) by forfeit (12-0)

141 – Dylan Thorsen (T) maj. dec. Ian Nisley (USMMA), 11-2 (16-0)

149 – Mike Shaughnessy (T) dec. Michael Maye (USMMA), 14-9 (19-0) 

157 – Brandon Yeik (USMMA) maj. dec. Derek Zehnbauer (T), 15-7 (19-4)

165 – #4 John Darling (T) pinned Thomas Walker (USMMA), 4:39 (25-4)

174 – KC Murphy (T) dec. Josh Miller (USMMA), 6-2 (28-4)

184 – #3 Brian Broderick (T) tech fall Gregory Potemken (USMMA), 19-3 in 6:50 (33-4)

197 – Ricky Fisher (USMMA) dec. Dan Brill (T), 6-1 (33-7)

285 – Tyler Russell (USMMA) dec. Nathaniel Leer (T), 10-6 (33-10)