LHU headed to Army’s Black Knight Invitational

LOCK HAVEN — The No. 16 Lock Haven University wrestling team is headed back on the road to compete in Sunday’s (Nov. 18) Black Knight Invite, hosted by Army West Point. It will mark the Bald Eagles second straight season competing at the Black Knight Invite.

2018 Black Knight Invite // Sunday, November 18 // 10 a.m. // Christl Arena // Army West Point


-On Monday (Nov. 12), Chance Marsteller was named this week’s Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Athlete of the Week … He went 3-0 last weekend in his season debut at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic and claimed the 165-pound A bracket.

-Marsteller (165) is one of three nationally-ranked individuals this week for Lock Haven … Both Alex Klucker (157) and Thomas Haines (285) remain nationally-ranked this week.

-The nationally-ranked trio will be action on Sunday at Army.

-Marsteller was one of four LHU individual champions at last weekend’s (Nov. 11) Journeymen Collegiate Classic … DJ Fehlman (141C), Brock Port (149D) and Parker McClellan (197D) all won their respective pools.

-DJ Fehlman (133/141), Kyle Shoop (141), Alex Klucker (157), Chance Marsteller (165), Corey Hazel (184) and Thomas Haines (285) are all returning national qualifiers.

-Last year, Marsteller won a school-record 44 matches and finished as an All-American (fourth).

-Shoop has 27 career tech falls just one away from the No. 2 spot on the Bald Eagles career list. The school record is 32, as Shoop – the nation’s DI leader in tech falls last season – will look to break that mark this year.



*tentative, subject to change

125: So. Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty)

133: Fr. Dalton Rohrbaugh (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove) // Jr. Brandon Loperfido (Columbia, Pa./Hempfield)

141: R-Jr. Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) // R-Jr. DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren)

149: Jr. Jonathan Ross (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern York) // R-Fr. Brock Port (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte)

157: No. 16 R-Jr. Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./Pennsboro)

165: No. 3 R-Sr. Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale) // R-Fr. Larry Brown (Houtzdale, Pa./Moshannon Valley)

174: Jr. Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) // R-So. Austin Bell (Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon)

184: R-Jr. Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) // Fr. Breylon Douglas (Youngstown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch)

197: R-Fr. Blake Reynolds (Greenville, Pa./Greenville) // Fr. Parker McClellan (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) // Fr. Luke McGonigal (Clearfield, Pa./Clearfield)

285: No. 9 R-Sr. Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco)



This week (Week 3; as of Tuesday, Nov. 13), Lock Haven remained listed in the national team rankings. The Bald Eagles are No. 16 in the InterMat Dual Rankings and No. 21 in the InterMat Team Rankings. LHU was listed at No. 19 in this week’s National Wrestling Coaches’ Association (NWCA) Division I Coaches’ National Poll.



(*as of Wednesday, Nov. 14):

157: Alex Klucker – – No. 16 InterMat // No. 17 Amateur Wrestling News // NR FloWrestling

165: Chance Marsteller – – No. 3 InterMat // No. 3 Amateur Wrestling News // No. 3 FloWrestling

285: Thomas Haines – – No. 9 InterMat // No. 12 Amateur Wrestling News // No. 14 FloWrestling


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 or click here. Each year the tournament features a strong early-season field.


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