Kennard-Dale grad Chance Marsteller is most outstanding wrestler at PSAC Championships
- K-D grad Chance Marsteller was named the most outstanding wrestler at the PSAC Championships.
- Marsteller went 4-0 at the PSAC meet to improve to 16-0 on the season.
- Marsteller was ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division I at 165 pounds in the latest Intermat rankings.
Kennard-Dale High School graduate Chance Marsteller was named the most outstanding wrestler at the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships at Edinboro University on Saturday.
Marsteller helped the nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team to the overall PSAC team crown. The Bald Eagles had five individual champions. The title marked Lock Haven's 20th PSAC title, the most of any conference school, and it was the Bald Eagles' first in 17 seasons.
Marsteller went 4-0 with three pins and a tech fall en route to the 165-pound championship. He is now 16-0 on the season and is ranked No. 8 in his weight class in NCAA Division I by Intermat.
Marsteller's first two bouts of the day lasted a combined 1:52 as he recorded back-to-back falls. In the semifinals, he won by tech fall, 16-1, and he pinned East Stroudsburg's Michael Raccioppi, ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division II, in the finals in the first period (1:46).
In addition to Marsteller, Ronnie Perry (Solanco), Jared Siegrist (Manheim Central), Corey Hazel (Penns Valley) and Thomas Haines (Solanco) also won individual titles for Lock Haven.
Perry won at 149 to become a two-time PSAC champion and Haines defended his PSAC title at 285. Both Siegrist (174) and Hazel (184) claimed their first PSAC titles.
For Lock Haven, the five individual champions marked the most for the Bald Eagles since 2002 when they had five.
Both LHU and Edinboro entered the weekend with 19 PSAC championships to their name and now Lock Haven stands alone with 20.
Lock Haven's win snapped host-Edinboro's championship win streak as well. The Fighting Scots entered with six straight titles.
The Bald Eagles, ranked No. 18 as a team in NCAA Division I by Intermat, racked up 156 total points. Clarion finished second with 122 points and Edinboro placed third (120.5 pts.).
Lock Haven went 5-1 in the finals as Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs) placed second at 141.
Bermudian Springs High School graduate Tristan Sponseller took fifth at 197 for Lock Haven.