Lackawanna Wrestling Wins NJCAA Eastern DII District Tournament, 8 Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals

Lackawanna Wrestling Wins NJCAA Eastern DII District Tournament, 8 Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals

(Scranton, PA) – Lackawanna College hosted the NJCAA DII Eastern Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Lackawanna College's Nathaniel White won the 133Lbs division. In just its second year of inception to the college's athletic department, Lackawanna is again sending wrestlers to the National Tournament. Mike Tuffy, Nate White, Bartley Novak, Tim Molock, Jacquan McPherson, Emmanuel Nchako, Carson Kinney, and John McCarthy have qualified for Nationals. Lackawanna College also won the tournament in team points, scoring 74.5. 

Tournament Rankings

 125 - Tramon Jenkins -Spartanburg Methodist College – 1st

125 – Jerry Lleshi - Middlesex County College – 2nd

125 – Michael Tuffy -Lackawanna College – 3rd (Dec. 16-7 Tuffy defeats Merlino)

133 –Nathaniel White - Lackawanna College – 1st (Dec. 18-4 White defeats Botte)

133 – Mike Botte - Middlesex County College -2nd

133 – Jacob Sweitzer - Garrett College - 3rd

141 – Loye Burkhead - Spartanburg Methodist College – 1st

141 – Anthony Pencook - Rowan College at Gloucester County – 2nd

141 – Mike Chiotis - Middlesex County College – 3rd

149 – Jared Carr - Rowan College at Gloucester County – 1st

149 – Nezzar Dimes - Middlesex County College – 2nd

149 – Bartley Novak - Lackawanna College – 3rd (Dec. 6-4 Novak defeats Eyer)

157 – Jordan Day - Garrett College - 1st

157 – Devon Eddis - Camden County College - 2nd

157 – Dylan Skidmore - Rowan College at Gloucester County – 3rd

165 – Dylan Fischer - Rowan College at Gloucester County – 1st (Tournament MVP)

165 – Noah Tarr - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology -2nd

165 – David Mundey - Garrett College – 3rd

174 – Caleb Spears - Spartanburg Methodist College – 1st

174 – Tyler Baer - Rowan College at Gloucester County – 2nd

174 – Jacquan McPherson - Lackawanna College – 3rd (Dec. 8-4 McPherson defeats Aguilera)

184 – Bailey Shutt - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – 1st

184 – Emmanuel Nchako - Lackawanna College – 2nd (Medical Forfeit, Shutt defeats Nchako)

184 – Rey Miller - Bergen Community College – 3rd

197 – Farhan Khan - Middlesex County College – 1st

197 – Carson Kinney - Lackawanna College – 2nd (Pinfall, Khan defeats Kinney)

197 – Cooper Kaminsky - Spartanburg Methodist College – 3rd

285 – Mike Okaro - Middlesex County College – 1st

285 – John McCarthy - Lackawanna College – 2nd (Dec. 18-10 Okaro defeats McCarthy)

285 – John Fountain - Rowan College at Gloucester County – 3rd

Team Points

1st - Lackawanna College - 74.5

2nd - Rowan College at Gloucester County - 71

3rd - Middlesex County College - 69.5

4th - Spartanburg Methodist College - 57

5th - Garrett College - 54

6th - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - 25.5

7th - Camden County College - 19.5

8th - Bergen Community College - 13.5

"It was a great day! This is the culmination of a lot of hard work. We are super proud to be sending 8 wrestlers to Nationals." - Head Coach John Fox

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