LHU Wrestling - Behind 4 champs, #16 Bald Eagles roll to title at Black Knight Invite

The No. 16 LHU wrestling team crowned four individual champions in an all-around dominating effort that led to a team title at the Army Black Knight Invite.

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WEST POINT, N.Y. – The No. 16 Lock Haven University wrestling team crowned four individual champions and the Bald Eagles racked up 136.5 team points in an all-around dominating effort that led to a team title at today’s Black Knight Invite, hosted by Army West Point.

DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren), No. 3 Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale), Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) and No. 9 Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) all claimed individual championships at their respective weight class, and the four helped Lock Haven outdistance itself from second-place Army by 35 points.

Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty), Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) and No. 16 Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./Pennsboro) were all second today.

Jonathan Ross (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) and Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) both placed third overall.

Fehlman went 4-0 and won the 141-pound title. He downed teammate-Shoop in the finals as the two continue to help the Bald Eagles show their strength at the weight class. Both Fehlman and Shoop are former NCAA Division I National Tournament qualifiers.

Marsteller was a perfect 3-0 on the way to another 165-pound championship. Both Hazel and Haines were 4-0 on the way to championships at 184 and 285, respectively.

Fehlman advanced to the finals at 141 thanks to three straight wins. He capped his 4-0 day and won the title with a 4-2 win over Shoop. Shoop was 3-1 on the day with two tech falls.

With the two tech falls on the day, Shoop moved to No. 2 all-time in school history with 29 tech falls. The current school record is 32.

Marsteller (165) was 3-0 and downed Army’s Owen Brown 5-3 in the finals. He opened the day with a dominating tech fall.

Hazel (184) was 4-0 and avenged a loss over Army’s Noah Stewart of Army in today’s 184-pound finals. Stewart, No. 1 seed today, downed Hazel last week at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic. Hazel won 11-5 today.

Haines rounded out the Bald Eagle champs today after he went 4-0 at 285. He used three straight decisions to book a spot in the finals where he recorded a win by way of medical forfeit over Buffalo’s Jake Gunning.

Werner went 2-1 with a pair of pins as he finished second at 125. His only loss came in the finals to Army’s Trey Chalifoux.

Klucker was 2-1 and finished second at 157. He fell in the finals to Columbia’s Danny Reed.

Ross was third at 149 and Siegrist was third at 174. Both were 4-1 on the day.

UP NEXT // The Mat-Town Open:

The nationally-ranked Bald Eagles will return to action on Sunday, November 25 when Lock Haven hosts the 13th annual Mat-Town Open Tournament. LHU’s 2018 Mat-Town Open I is set for a 9:30 a.m. start in Thomas Fieldhouse. For more information visit the Tournament Central page at www.GoLHU.com. Each year the tournament features a strong early-season field and last year, the 10 champions were represented by nine different schools including Lock Haven, Cornell, Penn State, Maryland, Virginia, Rider, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Over the last five years, the Bald Eagles have crowned 12 individual champions at the Mat-Town Open.