The Edinboro wrestling team finished with a pair of runner-up finishes as the Fighting Scots hosted the 30th Annual Fighting Scots Open. Dylan Reynolds advanced to the finals of the 197 lb. weight class before medical forfeiting in the championship to Michael Beard. In the Heavyweight final, Gaige Willis dropped 4-0 decision to Seth Nevills in the finals. The tournament took place on the eight mats inside the Mike. S. Zafirovski Sports & Recreation Dome on campus.
A total of 13 Edinboro wrestlers participated with over 200 total athletes from all teams taking the mat.
Willis had bye in the round of 32 before picking up a 6-2 decision over Cole Rickert of Pittsburgh. In the quarterfinals, he earned a 3-2 decision over Isaac Reid of Lock Haven before advancing to the finals with a 4-1 decision over Jake Slinger of Quest. In the finals he dropped the 4-0 decision to Nevills.
At 197 lbs, Reynolds opened with a fall in the first period at 2:25 over Rider’s Austin Scher. In the quarters, it was Reynolds verses Reynolds as Dylan Reynolds took on Lock Haven’s Blake Reynolds. The Fighting Scot won a 4-0 shutout over the Bald Eagle to advance to the semifinals. Reynolds took on Rylee Streifel of Minnesota with Reynolds taking a 4-2 lead into the second period. Reynolds chose bottom to start the second and used an escape to take a 5-2 into the third. Streifel got an escape of his own to start the third with the score holding up for the final 5-3 win for Reynolds.
Also competing for the Fighting Scots included at Jason Lella (0-2) at 125 lbs.; Carmine Ciotti (4-2) and Jackie Gold (1-2) at 141 lbs.; Christopher Matzke (2-2), PJ Gohn (3-2), and Tyler Vath (1-2) at 149 lbs.; Anthony Chambers (1-2), Matthew Dowler (0-2) and Michael Resignalo (0-2) at 157 lbs.; Fritz Hoehn (0-1) at 165 lbs.; and Cullen Wolford (0-2) at 184 lbs.
Edinboro returns to the mat on Saturday, February 9 when they host Oklahoma. The match with the Sooners gets underway at 7:00 p.m. inside McComb Fieldhouse.