Bald Eagles dominate at Mat Town Open

By Doug Spatafore
Sports Information
dspatafo@lhup.edu

November 29, 2012

Cody Wheeler (Towanda, Pa./Towanda) and Harry Turner (Howell, N.J./Howell) took second overall on Saturday at 133 and 285, respectively, leading the Lock Haven University wrestling team at the seventh annual Mat Town Open.

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Cody Wheeler (right) placed 2nd overall at 133.

The Bald Eagles showed their depth at 157 as Jake Kemerer (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) and Aaron Fry (Muncy, Pa./Muncy) took fourth and sixth, respectively.

Aaron McKinney (Imperial, Pa./West Allegheny) also took fourth (165) for Lock Haven, while Phil Sprenkle (Seven Valleys, Pa./Dallastown) added a sixth-place finish at 197.

Wheeler went 3-1 on the day after a pair of pins and an 8-6 decision on the way to the finals. He lost to Mark Grey, 9-6 in the finals.

Turner marched into the finals after posting three straight wins. Turner, ranked No. 30 at 285, won 7-0, 6-0 and 5-3 before falling to Penn State’s James Lawson (#22), 4-1 in the finals.

Kaleb LeMaire competed unattached today for Lock Haven and finished second at 125.

The Bald Eagles return to action on Sunday, December 2 at the Nittany Lion Open, hosted by No. 1 Penn State.

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