Marsteller sweeps EWL, PSAC weekly awards

LOCK HAVEN – Redshirt-junior Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has been named both the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Wrestler of the Week.

Marsteller, the Bald Eagles nationally-ranked 165-pounder, is a perfect 8-0 on the season.

Yesterday (Sunday, Nov. 12), Marsteller was at it again and went a perfect 3-0 and won Pool A at the elite Journeymen Collegiate Classic. Marsteller downed Lehigh’s Drew Longo 8-3 in the opener and pinned American’s Michael Eckhart in just 1:09 to move to 2-0 on the day. In the Pool A finals, Marsteller – ranked No. 11 – downed No. 18 Cole Walter (Lehigh), 8-1.

Last Sunday (Nov. 5) at the Clarion Open Marsteller put on a clinic and went 5-0 with four tech falls on the way to the individual crown. Marsteller’s first three bouts took just over 10 minutes as he overpowered his first three opponents by a combined 55-9 score. In the semifinals, Marsteller dropped Pittsburgh’s Jake Wentzel 9-3 before another dominating effort in the finals. In the finals, Marsteller needed just over six minutes to tech Utah Valley’s Demetrius Romero, 20-5.

This marks the first time this season the PSAC has announced a wrestler of the week. The Bald Eagles have now claimed back-to-back EWL Athlete of the Week awards as Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro) took home the honor last week.

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