One of the most successful careers in York College wrestling history came to a close on the second day of the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Ryan Flynn earned All-America status by finishing sixth at 133 pounds. Flynn concluded his career with a record of 131-35. Those 131 victories are the most in Spartans history, 17 more than York College assistant coach Kyle Flickinger (114-40).
His 40-5 mark this season ties the school’s single-season wins record, one he shares with head coach Duane Bastress. Flynn owns three of the top-10 single-season victory marks in school history
Flynn began his day Saturday with a 13-6 victory over Owen Doester from Wabash, advancing him to the consolation semifinals. In that semifinal match, third-seeded Chris Williams of Milikin edged Flynn, 3-1, knocking the Spartan senior to the fifth-sixth-place match.
The senior standout saw his career come to a close with a 3-2 loss to Central's Cam Timok.
Spartans sophomore Greg Warner also earned All-America status, becoming the fifth two-time All-American in program history. The others are Bastress, Tim Bohlman, Chris Albright and Alex Martocello.
Warner earned an eighth-place finish at 141 pounds. In order to earn All-America honors, a wrestler must finish in the top eight of his weight class.
Saturday started slow for Warner, with a loss to Loras’ Clint Lembeck in the consolation quarterfinals. Warner got an early take down of Lembeck and then had almost two minutes of riding time. Lembeck was able to reverse Warner and then pin him with five seconds left in the first period.
The loss moved Warner to the seventh-place match, where he would face Brendon Seyfried of Williams. Seyfried earned a 2-1 decision.
Warner finished the season at 32-13, moving his career mark to 62-24.
Arganbright closes stellar career: Jade Arganbright concluded one of the most accomplished careers in California University of Pennsylvania swimming history on Saturday by receiving NCAA All-America Honorable Mention in the 200 breaststroke during the final day of the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships.
Arganbright, a Central York grad, qualified for the consolation finals after ranking third in her preliminary heat, and 16th overall, with a time of 2 minutes 17.04 seconds. She then registered a time of 2:18.20 in the finals to finish in 16th.
She also earned All-America Honorable Mention in the 100 breaststroke on Friday during the third day of the event. Arganbright qualified for the consolation finals after touching the wall in 1:02.44 to place 13th overall during the preliminaries. She then posted a time of 1:02.99 in the finals to finish 15th.
The senior closes her Vulcans career as a four-time All-American and two-time All-America Honorable Mention. She also captured six titles at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships and set three school records.
Reichard, River Hawks fall in Sweet 16: Eastern York graduate Dalton Reichard saw his senior season with the Susquehanna University men's basketball team come to a close Friday in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16. The River Hawks lost to Williams, 78-61, at Middlebury College. Reichard had 13 points and four rebounds in the contest.
Reichard, who graduated from Eastern York in 2013, played a significant role for the River Hawks in their quest for a national championship this year. A transfer from Lock Haven, Reichard started for Susquehanna (23-6) and averaged 7.2 points per game. He also shot 45.8 percent on 3-pointers and 92.9 percent from the free throw line.Susquehanna was a host site for the first two rounds of the tournament last weekend. In the opener against Medaille, the River Hawks came away with an 89-82 victory in which Reichard scored 12 points and added six assists in 31 minutes.
In the second round, Susquehanna slipped past Eastern Connecticut State, 67-62, to book its spot in the Sweet 16. In that contest, the 6-foot Reichard didn't make a field goal, but went 5 of 6 from the line to finish with five points.
Reichard, who is studying business administration, is the son of current Eastern York boys' coach Jon Reichard.