Short-Handed Hilltoppers Third at Mount Union

From West Liberty Wrestling

November 10, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio A short-handed West Liberty University wrestling team got its season off to a solid start on Saturday with a third-place finish at the Mount Union Invitational.

Mike Carpenter won the 285-pound championship and three other Hilltoppers were runnersup in their respective weight classes, putting a smile on the face of head coach Brian Davis.

I thought our guys competed hard," Davis said. "With four starters out and having to wrestle a few guys up a weight class, we didn't go up there expecting to challenge for the team title. Even so, I was pretty impressed by some of the things I saw.

Carpenter was especially sharp in winning the heavyweight division. The senior veteran capped his run to the title with a first-period pin of Lake Erie's Almonte Patrick.

Also advancing to the championship matches in their respective weight classes for West Liberty were 141-pounder Dan Carpenter, a redshirt freshman who was competing unattached, along with 149-pound senior Nick Wykoff and 184-pound senior Derrick Williams.

The Hilltoppers will hit the ASRC mats for the first time on Friday night when they host nationally-ranked Pitt-Johnstown. The match is set for a 7 p.m. start. Mount Union Invitational
Team Scoring
1. Lake Erie 180; 2. Mount Union 141; 3. WEST LIBERTY 129; 4. Seton Hill 128.5; 5. Ohio Valley 47; 6. W.Va. Tech 20.5

West Liberty Place Winners

125 Pounds
4th Place: Preston Foster
5th Place: Zach Brown (unattached)

133 Pounds
4th Place: Cole Nace

141 Pounds
Runnerup: Dan Carpenter (unattached)

149 Pounds
Runnerup: Nick Wykoff

165 Pounds
5th Place: Eric Antesberger

174 Pounds
4th Place: Mike Emery

184 Pounds
Runnerup: Derrick Williams

285 Pounds
Champion: Mike Carpenter
4th Place: Aaron Silverio


Mount Union Invitational Results for West Liberty University
125 - Preston Foster's place is 4th and has scored 12.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Alex Poinar (Mount Union) 2-1 won by decision over Preston Foster (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 10-9)
    Cons. Round 1 - Preston Foster (West Liberty University) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Semi - Preston Foster (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by injury default over Zach Brown-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-2 (I-D)
    3rd Place Match - Tyree Gardner (Ohio Valley University) 2-1 won by decision over Preston Foster (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 7-4)

125 - Zach Brown-WLU's place is 5th.
    Quarterfinal - Zach Brown-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-2 won by decision over Trey Constable (Seton Hill University) 0-3 (Dec 6-3)
    Semifinal - Ian Ross (Lake Erie College) 2-0 won by major decision over Zach Brown-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-2 (Maj 12-2)
    Cons. Semi - Preston Foster (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by injury default over Zach Brown-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-2 (I-D)
    5th Place Match - Zach Brown-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Trey Constable (Seton Hill University) 0-3 (SV-1 11-9)

133 - Dillon Nolte's place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Dillon Nolte (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by pin over Eli Stewart (Ohio Valley University) 0-2 (Pin 0:24)
    Quarterfinal - Jeremy Border (Mount Union) 3-1 won by pin over Dillon Nolte (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Pin 4:04)
    Cons. Round 2 - Mike Grant (Seton Hill University) 3-2 won by decision over Dillon Nolte (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 13-8)

133 - Cole Nace's place is 4th and has scored 13.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 3-2 won by pin over Mike Grant (Seton Hill University) 3-2 (Pin 0:02)
    Quarterfinal - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 3-2 won by decision over Nick Bloch-LEC (Lake Erie College) 2-2 (Dec 9-5)
    Semifinal - Austin Gillihan (Lake Erie College) 3-0 won by tech fall over Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 3-2 (TF 17-2)
    Cons. Semi - Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 3-2 won by decision over Mike Grant (Seton Hill University) 3-2 (Dec 3-2)
    3rd Place Match - Jeremy Border (Mount Union) 3-1 won by decision over Cole Nace (West Liberty University) 3-2 (Dec 7-5)

133 - Joe Wagstaff's place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Seth McCurdy (Mount Union) 3-3 won by decision over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) 0-2 (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Kit Creager (Mount Union) 2-3 won by tech fall over Joe Wagstaff (West Liberty University) 0-2 (TF 17-2)

141 - Daniel Carpenter-WLU's place is 2nd and has scored 15.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Carpenter-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Daniel Carpenter-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-1 won by decision over Pete Hughes (Mount Union) 2-2 (Dec 10-9)
    Semifinal - Daniel Carpenter-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-1 won by decision over Kevin Brunner (Lake Erie College) 1-3 (Dec 13-9)
    1st Place Match - AJ Fisher (Seton Hill University) 3-0 won by tech fall over Daniel Carpenter-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-1 (TF 21-5)

149 - Nick Wykoff's place is 2nd and has scored 20.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Wykoff (West Liberty University) 3-1 won by pin over Zachary Benedict-LEC (Lake Erie College) 1-2 (Pin 4:06)
    Quarterfinal - Nick Wykoff (West Liberty University) 3-1 won by pin over Tim Reynolds (Mount Union) 2-3 (Pin 3:56)
    Semifinal - Nick Wykoff (West Liberty University) 3-1 won by major decision over John Walters (West Virginia Tech) 3-2 (Maj 11-0)
    1st Place Match - Nathan Ball (Lake Erie College) 4-0 won by decision over Nick Wykoff (West Liberty University) 3-1 (Dec 5-2)

157 - David Schlieper's place is 8th and has scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Brett Smith (Seton Hill University) 4-1 won by decision over David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-3 (Dec 8-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Conrad Lacey (West Virginia Tech) 0-2 (SV-1 12-7)
    Cons. Round 3 - Jon Garrison (Mount Union) 3-2 won by major decision over David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-3 (Maj 9-1)
    7th Place Match - Jacob Hosking-LEC (Lake Erie College) 1-2 won by forfeit over David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-3 (FF)

165 - Eric Antesberger's place is 6th and has scored 8.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 1-3 won by decision over Chad Zeigler (Mount Union) 1-2 (Dec 10-3)
    Semifinal - Joe Schindel (Mount Union) 2-1 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 1-3 (UTB 3-1)
    Cons. Semi - Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by decision over Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 1-3 (Dec 6-0)
    5th Place Match - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 1-3 and Ben Giles (West Liberty University) 1-3 (DFF)

165 - Ben Giles's place is 6th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Ben Giles (West Liberty University) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Ben Giles (West Liberty University) 1-3 won by decision over Nick Hendershot (Mount Union) 0-3 (Dec 3-2)
    Semifinal - Jeremy Regula (Mount Union) 4-0 won by decision over Ben Giles (West Liberty University) 1-3 (Dec 8-3)
    Cons. Semi - Randall Wagner (Seton Hill University) 3-2 won by decision over Ben Giles (West Liberty University) 1-3 (Dec 3-2)
    5th Place Match - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty University) 1-3 and Ben Giles (West Liberty University) 1-3 (DFF)

174 - Andy Church's place is 8th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Andy Church (West Liberty University) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Zach Benzio (Seton Hill University) 4-0 won by major decision over Andy Church (West Liberty University) 0-3 (Maj 10-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Andy Church (West Liberty University) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 3-2 won by major decision over Andy Church (West Liberty University) 0-3 (Maj 10-1)
    7th Place Match - Scott Kaiser (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by forfeit over Andy Church (West Liberty University) 0-3 (FF)

174 - Scott Kaiser's place is 7th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Scott Kaiser (West Liberty University) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Dylan Zivcic-LEC (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by decision over Scott Kaiser (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 4-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Scott Kaiser (West Liberty University) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Jared Merritt (Lake Erie College) 2-3 won by decision over Scott Kaiser (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 7-3)
    7th Place Match - Scott Kaiser (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by forfeit over Andy Church (West Liberty University) 0-3 (FF)

174 - Mike Emery's place is 4th and has scored 11.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Mike Emery (West Liberty University) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Mike Emery (West Liberty University) 2-2 won by decision over Jacob McAdams-LEC (Lake Erie College) 0-2 (Dec 3-2)
    Semifinal - Dylan Zivcic-LEC (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by decision over Mike Emery (West Liberty University) 2-2 (Dec 4-1)
    Cons. Semi - Mike Emery (West Liberty University) 2-2 won by decision over Brent Kirk (Mount Union) 3-2 (Dec 5-2)
    3rd Place Match - Tyler Tesny (Lake Erie College) 3-1 won by pin over Mike Emery (West Liberty University) 2-2 (Pin 3:29)

184 - Joey Congie-WLU's place is 8th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Joey Congie-WLU (West Liberty University) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Jon Schaefer-LEC (Lake Erie College) 3-0 won by decision over Joey Congie-WLU (West Liberty University) 0-3 (Dec 7-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Joey Congie-WLU (West Liberty University) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Kobina Henriques (Ohio Valley University) 1-3 won in tie breaker - 1 over Joey Congie-WLU (West Liberty University) 0-3 (TB-1 2-1)
    7th Place Match - Brian Deming (Mount Union) 1-2 won by pin over Joey Congie-WLU (West Liberty University) 0-3 (Pin 3:48)

184 - Derrick Williams's place is 2nd and has scored 15.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Derrick Williams (West Liberty University) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Derrick Williams (West Liberty University) 2-1 won by decision over Zev Green-LEC (Lake Erie College) 4-1 (Dec 2-0)
    Semifinal - Derrick Williams (West Liberty University) 2-1 won by decision over Jacob White (Lake Erie College) 2-2 (Dec 3-1)
    1st Place Match - Jon Schaefer-LEC (Lake Erie College) 3-0 won by decision over Derrick Williams (West Liberty University) 2-1 (Dec 7-6)

197 - Doug Sizemore-WLU's place is 6th and has scored 10.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Doug Sizemore-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-3 won by decision over Andrew Graves (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 13-7)
    Quarterfinal - Doug Sizemore-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-3 won by pin over Joe Farina (Mount Union) 0-2 (Pin 3:39)
    Semifinal - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 3-1 won by pin over Doug Sizemore-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-3 (Pin 3:53)
    Cons. Semi - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 5-1 won by pin over Doug Sizemore-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-3 (Pin 0:35)
    5th Place Match - Joe Monroe (Mount Union) 3-2 won by decision over Doug Sizemore-WLU (West Liberty University) 2-3 (Dec 8-2)

197 - Danny Doyle's place is unknown.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 5-1 won by decision over Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) 0-2 (Dec 7-3)
    Cons. Round 1 - Darin Lyles (Mount Union) 2-3 won by pin over Danny Doyle (West Liberty University) 0-2 (Pin 3:37)

197 - Nate Hupp's place is 7th.
    Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Dies (Mount Union) 3-1 won by decision over Nate Hupp (West Liberty University) 2-2 (Dec 6-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Nate Hupp (West Liberty University) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Nate Hupp (West Liberty University) 2-2 won by decision over Divon Jones (Mount Union) 0-2 (Dec 12-8)
    Cons. Round 3 - Nick Rajcsak (Mount Union) 5-1 won by decision over Nate Hupp (West Liberty University) 2-2 (Dec 3-0)
    7th Place Match - Nate Hupp (West Liberty University) 2-2 won by forfeit over Darin Lyles (Mount Union) 2-3 (FF)

285 - Aaron Silverio's place is 4th.
    Quarterfinal - Nick Terifaj (Mount Union) 3-1 won by decision over Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 6-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Semi - Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) 1-2 won in tie breaker - 1 over Blake Lucas (Ohio Valley University) 1-3 (TB-1 4-3)
    3rd Place Match - Nick Terifaj (Mount Union) 3-1 won by decision over Aaron Silverio (West Liberty University) 1-2 (Dec 3-2)

285 - Mike Carpenter's place is 1st and has scored 20.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Mike Carpenter (West Liberty University) 2-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Semifinal - Mike Carpenter (West Liberty University) 2-0 won by decision over Blake Lucas (Ohio Valley University) 1-3 (Dec 4-1)
    1st Place Match - Mike Carpenter (West Liberty University) 2-0 won by pin over Almonte Patrick (Lake Erie College) 1-1 (Pin 2:20)


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