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Thomas More 8th Place at Waynesburg Invitational

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The Thomas More College wrestling team finished ninth today (Saturday, January 7, 2017) at the 11-team Waynesburg University Invitational at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

First-year John Shirkey (Erlanger, Ky./LaSalle (Ohio)) and first-year Parker Buschelman (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) finished first and second in the 133 weight class.  Shirkey had a pin in 1:10 in the first round and then had a 20-4 technical fall in the quarterfinals and a 7-4 decision in the semifinal round to advance to the first place match.  Buschelman had a bye in the first round and then had a pin in 2:50 in the quarterfinals and a 6-4 overtime win in the semifinals.  In the first-place match Shirkey earned a 14-2 major decision over Buschelman.

First-year Cody Schultz (Taylor Mill, Ky./Scott) placed sixth at the 125 weight class.  He had a 15-1 major decision win in the first round and then was pinned in the quarterfinals before earning a 15-6 major decision in the consolation bracket and then pinned in the fifth place match.

In the 174 weight class, first-year Andrew Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had pin in 1:53 and another in 35-seconds.

The Saints return to action on January 14 when they travel to North Manchester, Indiana to compete at the Manchester University Invitational.

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