Collegeville, PA - The USMMA wrestling team defeated Gettysburg and fell to Ursinus Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference action. Freshman Brian Walker (Huntsville, AL) earned two victories on the day, including a pin against Gettysburg. Ricky Fisher (Nashville, TN) also earned a pair of wins with a 7-4 decision over Michael Sheehan and a 14-5 major decision against Taylor Gload.
The Mariners routed the Bullets, 30-6, as Thomas Healey (Andover, NJ) started the match with a first period pin of Holt Johnson. Jack Walsh (Glen Allen, VA) and Ben Stallings (Fairfax, VA) earned back-to-back decisions to move USMMA's advantage to 12-3. Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) put the shoulders of Pat Thomas to the mat in 2:15 to break the match open. Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI) rounded out the contest with an 8-1 triumph over Lukas Iorio.
Nathan Twito (Ames, IA) tallied Merchant Marine's first points versus Ursinus as the freshman picked up a 7-4 decision over Alex Kramer. Miller also secured a 7-4 decision against Robert Scarmuzza. However, the Bears would come away with the 26-13 verdict.
The USMMA wrestling team returns to action next Saturday at the All-Academy Championships, hosted by Coast Guard.
Merchant Marine 30 - Gettysburg 6
125 - Double forfeit
133 - Tom Healy (USMMA) WBF Holt Johnson, 1:27 (6-0)
141 - Matthew Sapano (GC) dec. Nathan Twito, 7-2 (6-3)
149 - Jack Walsh (USMMA) dec. Brandon Carcuffe, 4-2 (9-3)
157 - Ben Stallings (USMMA) dec. Matt Capobianco, 2-0 (12-3)
165 - Tyler Cunningham (GC) dec. Bernard Watson, 6-4 (12-6)
174 - Josh Miller (USMMA) WBF Pat Thomas, 2:15 (18-6)
184 - Sam Fry (USMMA) dec. Lukas Iorio, 8-1 (21-6)
197 - Ricky Fisher (USMMA) dec. Micheal Sheehan, 7-4 (24-6)
285 - Brian Walker (USMMA) WBF Jared Schlett, 4:44 (30-6)
Ursinus 26 - Merchant Marine 13
125 - Zachary Fisher (Ursinus) wins by forfeit (6-0)
133 - Christopher Donaldson (Ursinus) WBF Issac Hammonds (USMMA), 4:58 (12-0)
141 - Nathan Twito (USMMA) dec. Alex Kramer (Ursinus), 7-4 (12-3)
149 - Derek Arnold (Ursinus) dec. Jack Walsh (USMMA), 7-0 (15-3)
157 - Richard Jasinski (Ursinus) dec. Ben Stallings (USMMA), 6-2 (18-3)
165 - Anthony Carlo (Ursinus) tech. fall. Bernard Watson (USMMA), 7:00 20-5 (23-5)
174 - Josh Miller (USMMA) dec. Robert Scarmuzza (Ursinus), 7-3 (23-6)
184 - Daniel Manganaro (Ursinus) dec. Sam Fry (USMMA), 3-1 (OT) (26-6)
197 - Ricky Fisher (USMMA) maj. dec. over Taylor Gload (Ursinus), 14-5 (26-10)
285 - Brian Walker (USMMA) dec. Matan Peleg (Ursinus), 3-2 (26-13)