The Shippensburg University wrestling team started this year’s season off strong with a 26-15 win, along with getting three pins and a technical fall, over Waynesburg University in a road dual meet on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Weighing in at 125 pounds, freshman Dustin Steffenino scored the technical fall, leading Shippensburg into their victory. Steffenino also scored 19 points in two periods, giving the Raiders a 5 to nothing lead.
Waynesburg retaliated with two decisions at 133 and 141 pounds, taking a 6-5 lead. However, sophomore Colin Ochs then scored his first victory by fall in his career with a second-period pin in 4:17, giving SU a lead it would hold on to.
Adam Martz, a freshman and a three-time state champion from Maryland, conquered his match 5-3 at 157 pounds. During his match, he scored two takedowns and also got a riding-time point, leading him into victory.
Sophomore Gray Garber scored his first collegiate victory this match, pinning Matt Claxton in 1:44. Following two additional Waynesburg decisions, Evan Ramos, a sophomore, protected SU’s victory with a pin in his first match back after his medical-redshirt season. He scored his victory by fall in 2:02.
SU redeemed their 25-11 loss against Waynesburg from last season in a match at York College.
LIU Post and York College will meet in Shippensburg for a tri-meet on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.