Meca, Sharron, Reid All Pick Up Wins at Midwest Classic
Indianapolis, IN – On Saturday, the Wheeling University Wrestling team competed in the 42ndannual Midwest Classic at The University of Indianapolis. It was an event that saw some of the best wrestlers from across Division II compete in the two-day event. Even though the Cardinals do not have anyone advancing to the second day of the event, they do have three different wrestlers who picked up wins on the day.
Off the back of his first collegiate win last time out, Josh Sharronwas the first Cardinal to get a win today. He went 1-2 in his three matches, before being eliminated in the consolation bracket. He picked up his first career pin in the first round of the preliminary round against Newman's Caleb Streeter. He got the pin in 4:47 to move on to round one of the championship brackets. He wrestled all seven minutes in his final two matches of the day but fell in a Major Decision (9-1) and a Decision (9-6) to wrap up his day. He now sits at 2-4 in his first two events of the year and is turning into a reliable wrestler in the 141-pound weight class.
Clearly Mecacontinued his dominance in the 285-pound weight class, picking up at least one win in his third straight event. He led Wheeling, going 2-2 in his four matches, and now has five wins in three events this season. His day began with a pinfall in 4:19 over Joshua Volkel from Queens to enter the championship bracket. He then dropped his first-round match in the championship bracket to Gerardo Jamie from Mary College in a sudden victory and was moved to the consolidation bracket. He defeated Seton Hill's John Meyers in a 7-4 decision in the first round of the consolidation bracket but finished the day with a 13-6 decision loss to Sammy Desire.
The final winner on the day was Brennon Reidin the 164-pound weight class, who also went 1-2 on the day. Reid lost his first match of the night to Jake Piccirilli, from UNC Pembroke, by pinfall at the 6:4 mark. After moving to the consolidation bracket, Reid would get his first win of the night when he picked up a medical forfeit to continue in the bracket. He would then fall in his final match of the night, against Jason Hanenberger from Western Colorado, in a pinfall at the 2:55 mark. Chase Montogomery and River Pappas rounded out the day for Wheeling, with neither picking up a win. Pappas wrestled in his first event of the season and ended up losing by pinfall both times out, while Montgomery fell in two Major Decisions.
The Wheeling University Wrestling team is back in action in 2022 when they host the Wheeling Quad on January 7thinside the Alma Grace McDonough Center.