Pennsylvania Earns 10 NCAA Division III All-Americans

LA CROSSE – Much like the Keystone State results from the 2017 NCAA Division II National Tournament in Birmingham, AL – Pennsylvania Wrestling left La Crosse, WI with 10 All-Americans in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. While no National Champions were crowned in Wisconsin the 10 All-Americans from Pennslyvania all battled their ways to a top eight finish.

The Pennsylvania All-Americans all seemed to come in pairs from their respective schools. From York College senior Ryan Flynn (Marple Newtown) finished sixth at 133 lbs. in his third trip to the National Tournament while sophomore Greg Warner (Big Spring) earned his second straight All-American honors. Warner, who was fifth last season in the Nation at 141 lbs., came away with an eighth place finish in 2017.

Lycoming’s record setting duo Seth Lansberry (Line Mountain) and Nolan Barger (Clearfield) each ended their careers on high notes in La Crosse. Former District 9 stand-out Nolan Barger ended his career as the first ever 3-time All-American for Lycoming when he finished in sixth place at 165 lbs. Barger finished third in the Nation in the last two previous seasons and ends his career with a (139-28) record. Teammate Seth Lansberry, a former PIAA State Runner-up for Line Mountain, ended his career a 2-time All-American when he finished fourth at 149 lbs. Lansberry set the school record for wins with (145-23) in his career.

Messiah wrestlers Ben Swarr (Garden Spot) and Kyle Koser (Northern York) each came back with All-American honors. Swarr,  2016 NCAA Champion, returned to the National Finals at 174 lbs. where he had a re-match with Eric Devos of Wartburg. A season ago Swarr won the National Championship with a (3-1) decision over Devos but in 2017 dropped a (10-1) major to the undefeated Devos. Messiah junior Kyle Koser (Northern York) went 2-2 last season at Nationals but in 2017 he came away with a seventh place finish.

Waynesburg also earned a pair of Pennsylvania All-Americans as freshman Shaun Wilson (Waynesburg Central), a PIAA State Medalist in 2016, finished 8th place at 149 lbs. and teammate Jake Evans (Elizabeth-Forward) place 7th at heavyweight. Other All-Americans from Pennsylvania were Ty Herzog (Northern Lehigh) of Roger Williams and Ben Schweiger (North Allegheny) of Delaware Valley.


125 lbs.

1st Place – Lucas Malmberg of Messiah
2nd Place – Zachary Beckner of Ferrum
3rd Place – Jonathan Haas of Brockport
4th Place – CJ Pestano of Central
5th Place – Zac Denny of Wisconsin-Whitewater
6th Place – Arnulfo Olea of Wartburg
7th Place – Bobby Jordan of Johnson & Wales
8th Place – Victor Gliva of Augsburg

1st Place Match
Lucas Malmberg (Messiah) 44-4, Sr. over Zachary Beckner (Ferrum) 15-1, Fr. (Dec 5-1)

3rd Place Match
Jonathan Haas (Brockport) 32-2, Jr. over CJ Pestano (Central) 32-5, Jr. (Dec 3-2)

5th Place Match
Zac Denny (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 33-6, RS Sr. over Arnulfo Olea (Wartburg) 25-11, Sr. (Dec 7-5)

7th Place Match
Bobby Jordan (Johnson & Wales) 42-7, Jr. over Victor Gliva (Augsburg) 32-7, Fr. (Dec 4-3)


133 lbs.

1st Place – Nathan Pike of NYU
2nd Place – Jay Albis of Johnson & Wales
3rd Place – Troy Stanich of Stevens Tech
4th Place – Chris Williams of Millikin
5th Place – Cam Timok of Central
6th Place – Ryan Flynn of York (Marple Newtown)
7th Place – Owen Doster of Wabash
8th Place – Maverick Passaro of Cortland State

1st Place Match
Nathan Pike (NYU) 15-2, Sr. over Jay Albis (Johnson & Wales) 43-4, So. (Fall 4:48)

3rd Place Match
Troy Stanich (Stevens Tech) 45-1, Fr. over Chris Williams (Millikin) 20-2, RS So. (SV-1 10-8)

5th Place Match
Cam Timok (Central) 28-5, So. over Ryan Flynn (York (Pa.)) 40-5, Sr. (Dec 3-2)

7th Place Match
Owen Doster (Wabash) 30-7, Fr. over Maverick Passaro (Cortland State) 15-4, RS Jr. (Dec 12-8)


141 lbs.

1st Place – Dustin Weinmann of Wisconsin-La Crosse
2nd Place – Cross Cannone of Wartburg
3rd Place – David Flynn of Augsburg
4th Place – Devin Broukal of Wabash
5th Place – Clint Lembeck of Loras
6th Place – Joseph Ferinde of Johnson & Wales
7th Place – Brendon Seyfried of Williams
8th Place – Gregory Warner of York (Big Spring)

1st Place Match
Dustin Weinmann (Wisconsin-La Crosse) 27-0, Sr. over Cross Cannone (Wartburg) 30-6, So. (Dec 4-0).

3rd Place Match
David Flynn (Augsburg) 25-5, RS Fr. over Devin Broukal (Wabash) 17-4, Jr. (Dec 12-9).

5th Place Match
Clint Lembeck (Loras) 25-11, Fr. over Joseph Ferinde (Johnson & Wales) 35-11, So. (Fall 5:51).

7th Place Match
Brendon Seyfried (Williams) 19-9, . over Gregory Warner (York (Pa.)) 31-13, Jr. (Dec 2-1)


149 lbs.

1st Place – Dan Del Gallo of Southern Maine
2nd Place – Aaron Engle of Cornell College
3rd Place – Kenny Martin of Wartburg
4th Place – Seth Lansberry of Lycoming (Line Mountain)
5th Place – Sam Schneider of Ithaca
6th Place – Cole Erickson of Coe
7th Place – Zach Wilhelm of Stevens Tech
8th Place – Shaun Wilson of Waynesburg (Waynesburg Central)

1st Place Match
Dan Del Gallo (Southern Maine) 45-1, Sr. over Aaron Engle (Cornell College) 21-10, RS Sr. (Dec 4-1)

3rd Place Match
Kenny Martin (Wartburg) 18-1, Sr. over Seth Lansberry (Lycoming) 41-2, Sr. (Dec 6-2)

5th Place Match
Sam Schneider (Ithaca) 35-3, Fr. over Cole Erickson (Coe) 14-9, Fr. (Fall 1:31)

7th Place Match
Zach Wilhelm (Stevens Tech) 48-9, Jr. over Shaun Wilson (Waynesburg) 22-9, Fr. (Dec 5-3)


157 lbs.

1st Place – Robert Dierna of Cortland State
2nd Place – Logan Thomsen of Wartburg
3rd Place – Nick Bova of Wabash
4th Place – Derek Arnold of Ursinus
5th Place – Jimmy Davis of Loras
6th Place – Mark Choinski of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
7th Place – Ty Herzog of Roger Williams (Northern Lehigh)
8th Place – Steve Bonsall of University of Chicago

1st Place Match
Robert Dierna (Cortland State) 21-0, RS Sr. over Logan Thomsen (Wartburg) 33-3, Jr. (Dec 8-7)

3rd Place Match
Nick Bova (Wabash) 36-3, Sr. over Derek Arnold (Ursinus) 32-3, 2nd. (Dec 7-3)

5th Place Match
Jimmy Davis (Loras) 26-6, Jr. over Mark Choinski (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) 21-6, So. (MD 15-5)

7th Place Match
Ty Herzog (Roger Williams) 34-13, Sr. over Steve Bonsall (University of Chicago) 33-14, Fr. (Dec 11-5)


165 lbs.

1st Place – Logan Hermsen of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2nd Place – Stephen Jarrell of Johnson & Wales
3rd Place – Lucas Jeske of Augsburg
4th Place – Larry Cannon of Messiah
5th Place – Anthony Arroyo of Baldwin Wallace
6th Place – Nolan Barger of Lycoming (Clearfield Area)
7th Place – Andrew Steiert of Wartburg
8th Place – Davon Jackson of Olivet

1st Place Match
Logan Hermsen (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) 35-2, Sr. over Stephen Jarrell (Johnson & Wales) 44-3, Sr. (SV-1 4-2)

3rd Place Match
Lucas Jeske (Augsburg) 26-8, Fr. over Larry Cannon (Messiah) 37-8, Sr. (Fall 1:29)

5th Place Match
Anthony Arroyo (Baldwin Wallace) 32-6, So. over Nolan Barger (Lycoming) 38-6, Sr. (Fall 2:12)

7th Place Match
Andrew Steiert (Wartburg) 16-3, Sr. over Davon Jackson (Olivet) 26-13, Jr. (MD 11-3)


174 lbs.

1st Place – Eric DeVos of Wartburg
2nd Place – Ben Swarr of Messiah (Garden Spot)
3rd Place – Sonnieboy Blanco of Washington & Jefferson
4th Place – Colin Barber of Cortland State
5th Place – Richard Carlson of Wisconsin-La Crosse
6th Place – Benjamin Schweiger of Delaware Valley (North Allegheny)
7th Place – Michael LaBell of Johnson & Wales
8th Place – Dan Kilroy of The College of New Jersey

1st Place Match
Eric DeVos (Wartburg) 19-0, Jr. over Ben Swarr (Messiah) 38-4, Jr. (MD 10-1)

3rd Place Match
Sonnieboy Blanco (Washington & Jefferson) 42-3, RS Sr. over Colin Barber (Cortland State) 40-11, Sr. (Dec 4-2)

5th Place Match
Richard Carlson (Wisconsin-La Crosse) 28-4, RS Sr. over Benjamin Schweiger (Delaware Valley) 35-10, Sr. (Fall 2:18)

7th Place Match
Michael LaBell (Johnson & Wales) 28-7, Sr. over Dan Kilroy (The College of New Jersey) 29-13, Fr. (MD 11-2)


184 lbs.

1st Place – Jordan Newman of Wisconsin-Whitewater
2nd Place – Justin Kreiter of Luther
3rd Place – Owen Webster of Augsburg
4th Place – Jordan Bushey of Oswego State
5th Place – Bryan Levsen of Wartburg
6th Place – Blaise Benderoth (M. For) of NYU
7th Place – Christos Giatras of Augustana (Ill.)
8th Place – Christopher Chorzepa of Williams

1st Place Match
Jordan Newman (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 23-3, Jr. over Justin Kreiter (Luther) 27-3, Sr. (Fall 4:03)

3rd Place Match
Owen Webster (Augsburg) 33-2, Fr. over Jordan Bushey (Oswego State) 39-2, Fr. (Dec 4-1)

5th Place Match
Bryan Levsen (Wartburg) 24-9, Sr. over Blaise Benderoth (M. For) (NYU) 18-4, Fr. (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Christos Giatras (Augustana (Ill.)) 29-7, Sr. over Christopher Chorzepa (Williams) 27-4, Sr. (M. For.)


197 lbs.

1st Place – Riley Lefever of Wabash
2nd Place – Carlos Toribio of Ithaca
3rd Place – Guy Patron Jr. of Loras
4th Place – Triston Engle of Brockport
5th Place – Kyle Fank of Wartburg
6th Place – AJ Kowal of Stevens Tech
7th Place – Kyle Koser of Messiah (Northern York)
8th Place – Kacee Hutchinson of Greensboro

1st Place Match
Riley Lefever (Wabash) 39-3, Sr. over Carlos Toribio (Ithaca) 30-6, Sr. (Fall 4:52)

3rd Place Match
Guy Patron Jr. (Loras) 39-6, Fr. over Triston Engle (Brockport) 38-7, So. (Dec 9-2)

5th Place Match
Kyle Fank (Wartburg) 34-4, Jr. over AJ Kowal (M. For) (Stevens Tech) 36-6, Jr. (M. For.)

7th Place Match
Kyle Koser (Messiah) 35-12, Jr. over Kacee Hutchinson (Greensboro) 33-6, Jr. (Dec 7-4)


285 lbs.

1st Place – Zachery Roseberry of Delaware Valley
2nd Place – Donny Longendyke of Augsburg
3rd Place – Adarios Jones of Augustana (Ill.)
4th Place – Lance Evans of Wartburg
5th Place – James Bethel of Oneonta State
6th Place – Donny Ralston of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
7th Place – Jacob Evans of Waynesburg (Elizabeth-Forward)
8th Place – Jake O`Brien of Ithaca

1st Place Match
Zachery Roseberry (Delaware Valley) 41-0, RS Sr. over Donny Longendyke (Augsburg) 27-4, RS Sr. (Dec 3-2)

3rd Place Match
Adarios Jones (Augustana (Ill.)) 38-4, Fr. over Lance Evans (Wartburg) 28-2, Jr. (MD 9-1)

5th Place Match
James Bethel (Oneonta State) 42-4, So. over Donny Ralston (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) 38-11, So. (Dec 8-6)

7th Place Match
Jacob Evans (Waynesburg) 49-5, So. over Jake O`Brien (Ithaca) 29-10, So. (Dec 8-6)


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