Thomas More Finishes Seventh at John Summa Invitational

Thomas More Finishes Seventh at John Summa Invitational

(BEREA, Ohio) – The Thomas More College wrestling team finished seventh today (Saturday, February 4, 2017) at the 31st Annual John Summa Invitational hosted by Baldwin Wallace University inside the Higgins Center Fieldhouse in Berea, Ohio.

First-year John Shirkey (Erlanger, Ky./LaSalle (Ohio)) finished third at 133 with a 5-1 record.  He had a 15-0 technical fall win in the first round and then loss on a pin in the second round, but in the consolation bracket he had a pin in 4:05 and 1:05 and a 12-7 decision win to advance to the third place match.  In the third place match, Shirkey earned a medical forfeit win.

First-year Tristin Badida (Burlington, Ky./Conner) went 6-2 at 157 and finished fifth.  He had a pin in 1:43 in the first round and then fell by a pin in the second round, but  in the consolation bracket he had a 4-1 decision win, a pin in 1:09, an 8-3 decision win and a pin in 6:35 before suffering a 16-1 technical fall loss.  Badida won his fifth place match with a pin in 1:08.

At 184, first-year Avery Jones (Amelia, Ohio/Glen Este) went 3-2 with a pin in 4:56, 5:34 and 1:34.  First-year Andrew Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had 3-2 mark at 174 with a 12-10 sudden victory, a pin in 1:18 and a 9-5 decision win.

Thomas More returns to action next Saturday (February 11) when it travels to Washington, Pennsylvania to compete at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship.  The championship will get underway at 11 a.m. inside the Henry Memorial Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

John Summa Invitational Results for Thomas More College
College 133 - Parker Buschelman's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Parker Buschelman (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Vincent Mion (Thiel) won by decision over Parker Buschelman (Thomas More College) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Parker Buschelman (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Parker Buschelman (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 4 - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) won by fall over Parker Buschelman (Thomas Moore College) (Fall 4:05)

College 133 - John Shirkey's place is 3rd and has scored 20.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) won by tech fall over Justin Walter (Thiel) (TF 15-0)
Quarterfinal - Jon Lauricella (Brockport) won by fall over John Shirkey (Thomas More College) (Fall 4:24)
Cons. Round 4 - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) won by fall over Parker Buschelman (Thomas More College) (Fall 4:05)
Cons. Round 5 - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) won by fall over Bryan Coll (SUNY-Oswego) (Fall 1:10)
Cons. Semi - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) won by decision over Dante Ginnetti (Baldwin Wallace) (Dec 12-7)
3rd Place Match - John Shirkey (Thomas More College) won by medical forfeit over Dillon Stowell (Brockport) (MFF)

College 141 - Damian Walton's place is unknown and has scored 1.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Damian Walton (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brice Everson (Wabash) won by fall over Damian Walton (Thomas More College) (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Damian Walton (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Patt Mcginnis (Baldwin Wallace) won by fall over Damian Walton (Thomas More College) (Fall 2:32)

College 141 - Aaron Cox's place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Aaron Cox (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Filippo Crivelli (Waynesburg) won by fall over Aaron Cox (Thomas Moore College) (Fall 4:41)
Cons. Round 2 - Aaron Cox (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Aaron Cox (Thomas More College) won by decision over Flynn Hamilton (Lourdes University) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 4 - Sean O`Hagan (Brockport) won by fall over Aaron Cox (Thomas More College) (Fall 2:55)

College 149 - Kegan McAlpine's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Pommerer (Washington and Jefferson) won by fall over Kegan McAlpine (Thomas More College) (Fall 0:59)
Cons. Round 1 - Kegan McAlpine (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Kegan McAlpine (Thomas More College) won by fall over Ben Kring (Case Western Reserve) (Fall 5:51)
Cons. Round 3 - Joey Bush (SUNY-Oswego) won by fall over Kegan McAlpine (Thomas More College) (Fall 5:23)

College 149 - Kolin McAlpine's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Kayes (Brockport) won by fall over Kolin McAlpine (Thomas More College) (Fall 2:56)
Cons. Round 1 - Kolin McAlpine (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Kolin McAlpine (Thomas More College) won by medical forfeit over Isaac Collier (Case Western Reserve) (MFF)
Cons. Round 3 - Michael LaRuffa (Brockport) won by fall over Kolin McAlpine (Thomas More College) (Fall 1:52)

College 157 - Tristin Badida's place is 5th and has scored 18.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) won by fall over Mike Andrzewski (Lourdes University) (Fall 1:43)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Bova (Wabash) won by fall over Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) (Fall 4:32)
Cons. Round 2 - Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) won by decision over Landon Lohr (Waynesburg) (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 3 - Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) won by fall over Kyler Barringer (Ohio Northern) (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Round 4 - Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) won by decision over Nick Sbrocco (Baldwin Wallace) (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 5 - Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) won by fall over Mike DeCapua (SUNY-Oswego) (Fall 6:35)
Cons. Semi - Rocco Russo (SUNY-Oswego) won by tech fall over Tristin Badida (Thomas More College) (TF 16-1)
5th Place Match - Tristin Badida (Thomas oore College) won by fall over Connor Guzior (Wabash) (Fall 1:08)

College 165 - Matthew Munoz's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Matthew Munoz (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Matthew Munoz (Thomas More College) won by major decision over Jkub Kielb (Washington and Jefferson) (Maj 18-4)
Quarterfinal - Bryan Mongiello (Brockport) won by decision over Matthew Munoz (Thomas More College) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Jacob Thompson (Ohio Northern) won by major decision over Matthew Munoz (Thomas More College) (Maj 11-0)

College 174 - Andrew Taylor's place is unknown and has scored 4.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Taylor (Thomas More College) won in sudden victory - 1 over Konnor Kremer (Alfred State) (SV-1 12-10)
Champ. Round 2 - Graham Montague (Baldwin Wallace) won by fall over Andrew Taylor (Thomas More College) (Fall 2:20)
Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Taylor (Thomas More College) won by fall over Griffin Cooley (Muskigum) (Fall 1:18)
Cons. Round 3 - Andrew Taylor (Thomas More College) won by decision over Mike Southwick (SUNY-Oswego) (Dec 9-5)
Cons. Round 4 - Mark Milisci (SUNY-Oswego) won by fall over Andrew Taylor (Thomas More College) (Fall 5:10)

College 184 - John Butler's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Will Amberger (Wabash) won by fall over John Butler (Thomas More College) (Fall 2:29)
Cons. Round 1 - Noah Nuno (Lourdes University) won by decision over John Butler (Thomas More College) (Dec 6-2)

College 184 - Avery Jones's place is unknown and has scored 8.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Avery Jones (Thomas More College) won by fall over Grant Gough (Wabash) (Fall 4:56)
Champ. Round 2 - Avery Jones (Thomas More College) won by fall over Christopher Head (Baldwin Wallace) (Fall 5:34)
Quarterfinal - George Vanvalen (Alfred State) won by tech fall over Avery Jones (Thomas More College) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Avery Jones (Thomas More College) won by fall over Will Amberger (Wabash) (Fall 1:34)
Cons. Round 5 - Mark Maldonado (Wabash) won in sudden victory - 1 over Avery Jones (Thomas More College) (SV-1 3-1)

College 285 - Hamilton Young's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mitchell Lattuca (Alfred State) won by fall over Hamilton Young (Thomas More College) (Fall 5:58)
Cons. Round 1 - Hamilton Young (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Gavin Colligan (Thiel) won by decision over Hamilton Young (Thomas More College) (Dec 4-1)

College 285 - Ahmad Hameidan's place is unknown and has scored 0.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Will VanNorman (Waynesburg) won by fall over Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More College) (Fall 3:59)
Cons. Round 1 - Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - David Ainscough (Thiel) won by decision over Ahmad Hameidan (Thomas More College) (Dec 6-5)