USA Wrestling FLASH: Emmanuel repe...

FLASH: Emmanuel repeats as NCWA National team champions , led by three individual gold medalists

By by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | March 11, 2017, 8:11 p.m. (ET)

Maveric Rechsteiner of Emmanuel celebrates his second NCWA national title. Photo by Jim Thrall.

ALLEN, Texas –Emmanuel College, led by three individual champions, won NCWA Nationals for the second straight year, finishing ahead of second place Liberty by 78 points. The NWCA was celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Winning national titles for the second straight year for Emmanuel were Cody Chaney at 184 pounds and Maveric Rechsteiner at 197 pounds, both who flashed two fingers to the crowd after their victories.

Both scored the only takedowns in their matches. Chaney shut out George Vanvalen of Alfred State, 4-0 in their finals bout. Rechsteinter beat Kyler Slade of the Ohio State WC, 4-2 for his gold-medal win.

The other Lions champion was top-seeded Jeremiah Lutz at 149, who was third in last year’s NCWA Nationals at 157. Lutz pinned Ryan Kemmerer of Temple in 1:08 of their finals.

Emmanuel did lose a match in the finals, when returning champion Darius Bunch was beaten in the finals at 133 pounds, by Justus Griffith of (Central Florida in overtime on tiebreaker two.

Liberty had one individual champion, Josh Ferenczy, who beat Clay Kocsis of Penn State - Mont Alto, 6-2 in the finals at 174 pounds. Ferenczy was a runner-up in last year’s NCWA Nationals. Liberty had excellent depth, with eight All-Americans.

Rounding out the top five teams in the standings were Central Florida in third with 141 points, Grand Valley State in fourth with 137.5 points and Air Force Prep in fifth with 100.5 points.

Air Force Prep had three individual champions. Anthony Decesare (125), Parker Simington (157) and Jacoby Ward (165). Decesare defeated 2016 NCWA runner-up Timothy Sakow of Central Florida, 5-2. Simington edged Florida’s Beau Doerr, 4-3. Ward controlled Bailey Carlson of Brigham Young 8-1 in their final.

Winning the title at 235 pounds, after placing second last year, was Stevan Webb of UConn, who defeated Harun Bogdanic of Grand Valley State, 7-5.

Other individual men’s champions were Brent Waterman of Maine at 141 pounds and Rickey Carter of Florida A&M at 285 pounds.

Defending its women’s team title was Southwest Oregon CC, which score 97.5 points ahead of runner-up Ottawa with 69.5 points.

Repeating as individual champions for Southwest Oregon CC were Carly Jaramillo at 143 pounds and Tatum Sparks of Southwestern Oregon at 155 pounds. Both scored pins in the finals, with Jaramillo stopping Michelle Duong of Florida in 1:17 and Sparks putting away Tianna Roy of Springfield Tech in 1:21.

Other individual champions for Southwest Oregon CC were Fayth Woodward (116) and Ebony Ayers (191).

Two other 2016 NCWA women’s champions repeated as champions, Samantha Frank of Maine at 101 and Marina Goocher of Michigan-Dearborn at 136.

Rounding out the top five among the women were third-place North Texas with 32 points, fourth-place Richland with 26 points and fifth-place Maine with 18 points.

Updated information from the NWCA will be posted when received.

At Allen, Texas, March 9-11

Men's results

125 pounds
1st - Anthony Decesare (Air Force Prep) dec. Timothy Sakow (Central Florida), 5-2
3rd - Byron Smith (Middle Tennessee) dec. Brendan Hazelton (Grand Valley State), 8-3
5th - Anthony Monahan (Apprentice) dec. Dylan Carlile (Emmanuel), 3-0
7th Jiro Deloach (Texas State) med. fft. Austin Koehler (Henry Ford)

133 pounds
1st- Justus Griffith (Central Florida) dec. Darius Bunch (Emmanuel), 2-1 TB2
3rd - Hunter Haney (Washington State) pin Cole Schreiber (Florida), 6:59
5th - Ty Boyd (Apprentice) dec. Maripo Gasarabaga (Richland), 14-10
7th - Nick Reddy (Grand Valley State) dec. Michael Perdomo (Penn State - Fayette), 7-5

141 pounds
1st - Brent Waterman (Maine) maj. dec. Zach Vatalare (Michigan WC), 13-3
3rd - Marcos Mercado (Springfield Tech) dec. Nicholas Anthony (Florida), 6-4 SV
5th - Jeff Hayden (Towson) med. fft. Jonathan Sigler (Liberty)
7th - Carlos Garcia (Middle Tennessee) med. fft. Zachary Alvarado (South Carolina)

149 pounds
1st - Jeremiah Lutz (Emmanuel) pin Ryan Kemmerer (Temple), 1:08
3rd - Dylan Dwyer (Grand Valley State) dec. Brandon Robinson (Liberty), 3-1 SV
5th - Jackson Myers (South Carolina) dec. Isaac Hammonds (Akron), 3-2
7th - Robert Gaddis (Texas A&M) med. fft. Troy Worthen (Central Florida)

157 pounds
1st - Parker Simington (Air Force Prep) dec. Beau Doerr (Florida), 4-3
3rd - Jay Sheppard (Emmanuel) dec. Joe Staley (James Madison), 6-4 SV
5th - Ethan Kenney (Penn State - Fayette) dec. Matt Yuste (Central Washington), 5-2
7th - Bryson Woody (Apprentice) dec. Michael King (Middle Tennessee), 4-1

165 pounds
1st - Jacoby Ward (Air Force Prep) dec. Bailey Carlson (Brigham Young), 8-1
3rd - J.a. Jones (Emmanuel) pin Trace Thome (Florida), 6:28
5th - Chad Simmons (Apprentice) dec. Adam Kehr (Ferris State), 6-4
7th - Noah Kinne (Mott CC) dec. Richard Cerebe (Liberty), 7-4

174 pounds
1st - Josh Ferenczy (Liberty) dec. Clay Kocsis (Penn State - Mont Alto), 6-2
3rd - Javiair White (Rutgers WC) dec. Trace Carello (Air Force Prep), 8-4
5th - Bailey Bischer (Grand Valley State) med. fft. Shane Brown (Akron)
7th - Jarrod Smiley (Central Florida) dec. Costas Hatzipavlides (Iowa State WC), 11-4

184 pounds
1st - Cody Chaney (Emmanuel) dec. George Vanvalen (Alfred State), 4-0
3rd - River Robertson (Maine) dec. Taylor Westlake (Liberty), 6-0
5th - Ak Khatib (Grand Valley State) dec. Paul Schoenberg (Penn State WC), 7-6
7th - D.J. Morrow (Grays Harbor) M FOR Kody Lupfer (Temple)

197 pounds
1st - Maveric Rechsteiner (Emmanuel) dec. Kyler Slade (Ohio State WC), 4-2
3rd - Sean Kennedy (Middle Tennessee) DEC Danny Falconer (Clemson), 5-3
5th - George Hargrove (Springfield Tech) F Jesse Slocum (Akron), 1:26
7th - Ron Spera (James Madison) DEC Austin Amos (Liberty), 4-3

235 poumds
1st - Stevan Webb (UConn) dec. Harun Bogdanic (Grand Valley State), 7-5
3rd - Zak Pitt (Emmanuel) dec. Seth Brennock (Ohio State WC), 9-5
5th - Luttere Eglaus (Central Florida) dec. Giovanni Guarnero (Winona State), 3-1 SV
7th - Richie Mcclendon (Middle Tennessee) pin Khaled Abdoun (RPI), 6:16

285 pounds
1st - Rickey Carter (Florida A&M) dec. Jesse Gaudin (Central Florida), 2-1 TB2
3rd - Dylan Stadel (Utah State) pin Donavan Lozada (Springfield Tech), 1:50
5th - Dominick Johnson (Liberty) dec. Zach Boyda (South Carolina), 2-0
7th - Kenny Mason (Emmanuel) pin Steven Francisco (Apprentice), 1:16

Women’s results

101 pounds
1st - Samantha Frank (Maine - W) pin Malie Gonsalves (Southwestern Oregon CC), 2:02
3rd - Lisa Nguyen (Western Washington - W) DEC Marina Aguayo (UCLA - W), 10-8

116 pounds
1st - Fayth Woodward (Southwestern Oregon CC) pin Hailey Augustyn (Texas - Arlington - W), 3:50
3rd - Shania Magdelona (Ottawa) maj. dec. Michaela Sprague (Husson - W), 15-5

123 pounds
1st - Cecilia Vu (Washington) pinYaritza Arteaga (Richland), 3:46
3rd - Victoria Norris (Ottawa) maj. dec. Rossana Aguilar (Cal State - Fresno), 9-0

130 pounds
1st - Avery Souders (North Texas) maj. dec. Lacey Henderson (Ottawa), 12-3
3rd - Legacie Dominguez (Texas A&M) dec. Josselinne Orellana (Springfield Tech), 5-3 SV

136 pounds
1st - Marina Goocher (Michigan - Dearborn) pin Kaylynn Hixenbaugh (Southwestern Oregon CC), 6:31
3rd - Sha'nice Jackson (Ottawa) pin Kendal Davis (Colorado State), 1:55

143 pounds
1st - Carly Jaramillo (Southwestern Oregon CC) pin Michelle Duong (Florida), 1:17
3rd - Mary Rupert (Texas A&M) default over Cindy Walding (North Texas)

155 pounds
1st - Tatum Sparks (Southwestern Oregon CC) pin Tianna Roy (Springfield Tech), 1:21
3rd - Taj-Destiny Vierra (Southwestern Oregon CC) pin Michelle Macdavid (UMass), 2:02

170 pounds
1st - Cendall Manley (Liberty - W) pin Alexus Sauceda (Richland), 6:16
3rd - Bree Tate-Johnson (Southwestern Oregon CC) dec. Jewell Morgan (Northern Kentucky), 8-6 SV

191 pounds
1st - Ebony Ayers (Southwestern Oregon CC) pin Amber Tahir (Ottawa), 2:26
3rd - Briana Williams (North Texas) pin Jocelyne Ayala (Ottawa), 1:42

Men’s standings
1 Emmanuel 233.5
2 Liberty 155.5
3 Central Florida 141
4 Grand Valley State 137.5
5 Air Force Prep 100.5
6 Apprentice 98
7 Middle Tennessee 93
8 Springfield Tech 90
9 Florida 86
10 Grays Harbor 72.5
11 Maine 65
11 Washington State 65-
13 Alfred State 60
14 UConn 57
15 Temple 54.5
16 Penn State WC 54
17 Akron 51
18 Brigham Young 50.5
19 James Madison 49.5
20 South Carolina 49
21 Ohio State WC 43
22 Richland 34.5
23 Toledo 33.5
24 Rutgers WC 28
25 Mott CC 27.5
26 Florida A&M 26
26 Iowa State WC 26
28 RPI 25
29 Michigan WC 24.5
29 Clemson 24.5
31 Penn State - Fayette 24
32 Utah State 22.5
33 MIT 21.5
34 Montana Tech 20.5
35 Wayne State 20
Of 98 teams

Women’s standings
1 Southwestern Oregon CC 97.5
2 Ottawa 69.5
3 North Texas - 32 -
4 Richland 26
5 Maine - 18
5 Michigan - Dearborn 18
7 Texas A&M 17
8 Florida 16.5
9 Liberty 15
10 Springfield Tech 14.5
11 Washington 14
12 Texas – Arlington 13
13 Husson 8.5
14 Colorado State 7.5
15 Houston - Downtown 6.5
Of 24 teams