The Thomas More College wrestling team finished 11th today (Saturday, January 6, 2018) at the Waynesburg University Invitational held at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

First-year Jimmy Murphy (Milford, Ohio/Milford) and sophomore Avery Jones (Amelia, Ohio/Glen Este) placed fourth at 125 and 184 respectively and sophomore James Caniglia (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland) placed sixth at 197.

Murphy had an 8-0 major decision, a 4-2 decision before falling by a 12-6 decision, but then had a pin in 5:22 before falling in the third place match by a 4-3 decision. Jones opened his weight class with three straight pins in 4:00, 1:40, 4:00 and loss on a pin, then had a 6-4 decision before falling by an 11-5 decision in the third place match. Caniglia had a 12-1 major decision, a pin in 4:45, then suffered a pin in 6:57 before having an injury forfeit in the fifth place match.

Sophomore Ahmad Hameidan (Florence, Ky./Boone County) was 3-2 at 285 as he had a 10-6 decision, a 5-2 decision and a 3-2 decision. First-year Kenny Byers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) was 2-2 at 133 with a pin in 1:30 and a 6-3 decision. First-year Jimmy Traub (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) was 1-2 at 157 as he had a pin in 5:30.

The Saints return to action next Saturday (January 13) when they travel to North Manchester, Indiana to compete at the Spartan Mat Classic hosted by Manchester, Indiana.

Waynesburg Invitational Results for Thomas More

Collegiate 125

Jimmy Murphy’s place is 4th and has scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jimmy Murphy (Thomas More) won by major decision over Jeremy Berger (Johns Hopkins) (Maj 8-0)
Quarterfinal – Jimmy Murphy (Thomas More) won by decision over Trent Gill (Mount Union) (Dec 4-2)
Semifinal – Tristan Buxton (Waynesburg University) won by decision over Jimmy Murphy (Thomas More) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Semi – Jimmy Murphy (Thomas More) won by fall over Lenny Ogozalek (Gettysburg) (Fall 5:22)
3rd Place Match – Anthony Tripke (Ohio Valley) won by decision over Jimmy Murphy (Thomas More) (Dec 4-3)

Collegiate 133

Kenny Byers’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Seth Hayes (Mount Union) won by fall over Kenny Byers (Thomas More) (Fall 1:40)
Cons. Round 1 – Kenny Byers (Thomas More) won by fall over Justin Walter (Thiel) (Fall 1:30)
Cons. Round 2 – Kenny Byers (Thomas More) won by decision over Cody Vogel (Wisconsin Eau Claire) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Casey Hedrington (Wisconsin Eau Claire) won by fall over Kenny Byers (Thomas More) (Fall 6:00)

Collegiate 133

Cody Shultz’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Casey Hedrington (Wisconsin Eau Claire) won by fall over Cody Shultz (Thomas More) (Fall 2:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Jordan Pinette (Gettysburg) won by fall over Cody Shultz (Thomas More) (Fall 1:15)

Collegiate 141

Gavin Foushee’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Foushee (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Sammy Southers (Muskingum University) won by decision over Gavin Foushee (Thomas More) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Hunter Pierce (Wisconsin Eau Claire) won by decision over Gavin Foushee (Thomas More) (Dec 2-1)

Collegiate 141

Parker Buschelman’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Hendershot (Mount Union) won by fall over Parker Buschelman (Thomas More) (Fall 1:04)
Cons. Round 1 – Parker Buschelman (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Matt Lascola (Waynesburg University) won by decision over Parker Buschelman (Thomas More) (Dec 6-3)

Collegiate 157

Jimmy Traub’s place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jimmy Traub (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jimmy Traub (Thomas More) won by fall over Miles Franklin (University of Maryland Baltimore) (Fall 5:30)
Quarterfinal – Dominick Reyes (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Jimmy Traub (Thomas More) (Dec 10-8)
Cons. Round 4 – Isaac Collier (Case Western Reserve) won by forfeit over Jimmy Traub (Thomas More) (FF)

Collegiate 165

Gunnar Dawson’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gunnar Dawson (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Nathan Wertheimer (Johns Hopkins) won by tech fall over Gunnar Dawson (Thomas More) (TF 17-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Gunnar Dawson (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Tj Lambiotte (Ohio Valley) won by major decision over Gunnar Dawson (Thomas More) (Maj 11-2)

Collegiate 165

Tristin Badida’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Rendina (University of Maryland Baltimore) won by fall over Tristin Badida (Thomas More) (Fall 2:27)
Cons. Round 1 – Tristin Badida (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Dillon Charlton (Waynesburg University) won by tech fall over Tristin Badida (Thomas More) (TF 15-0)

Collegiate 184

Avery Jones’s place is 4th and has scored 19.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Avery Jones (Thomas More) won by fall over Ben Norman (Waynesburg University) (Fall 4:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Avery Jones (Thomas More) won by fall over Max Fleming (Johns Hopkins) (Fall 1:40)
Quarterfinal – Avery Jones (Thomas More) won by fall over Cecil Philson (Wisconsin Eau Claire) (Fall 4:00)
Semifinal – George Vanvalen (Alfred State) won by fall over Avery Jones (Thomas More) (Fall 2:15)
Cons. Semi – Avery Jones (Thomas More) won by decision over Jake Paulson (Penn State Behrend) (Dec 6-4)
3rd Place Match – Isaac Morales (Johns Hopkins) won by decision over Avery Jones (Thomas More) (Dec 11-5)

Collegiate 197

James Caniglia’s place is 6th and has scored 10.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – James Caniglia (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – James Caniglia (Thomas More) won by major decision over Joshua Sneeringer (Waynesburg University) (Maj 12-1)
Quarterfinal – James Caniglia (Thomas More) won by fall over Grant Martin (Mount Union) (Fall 4:45)
Semifinal – Ramsey Bloy (Wisconsin Eau Claire) won by fall over James Caniglia (Thomas More) (Fall 6:57)
Cons. Semi – Joshua Sneeringer (Waynesburg University) won by injury default over James Caniglia (Thomas More) (Inj. 0:00)
5th Place Match – Michael Iodice (Gettysburg) won by forfeit over James Caniglia (Thomas More) (FF)

Collegiate 285

Joseph Marino’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Burt (Wisconsin Eau Claire) won by fall over Joseph Marino (Thomas More) (Fall 2:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Joseph Marino (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Kyle Fitzgerald (Alfred State) won by fall over Joseph Marino (Thomas More) (Fall 2:00)

Collegiate 285

Ahmad Hameidan’s place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Paul Carter (Wisconsin Eau Claire) won by fall over Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) (Fall 1:43)
Cons. Round 2 – Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) won by decision over Jacob Peters (Mt. ST. Joseph) (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 3 – Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) won by decision over Will VanNorman (Waynesburg University) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) won by decision over Tyler Burt (Wisconsin Eau Claire) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Brian McNamara (Case Western Reserve) won by decision over Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More) (Dec 7-0)

Cory Blackson
Director of Athletic Communications and Compliance
Thomas More College

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