Moffitt and Nulty top their classes

Rich Schulz
Sports Writer

Millersville wrestling started the 2014-15 season on top at the Washington and Jefferson Invitational with Thomas Nulty and Aram Moffitt winning their respective weight classes; the Marauders tied for first place with Seton Hill.

Sophomore Austin Camacci and freshman Ian Shannon reached the finals and finished in second place while freshman heavyweight Jordan Wertz placed fourth. Freshman Shane Ruhnke won fifth place at 157 pounds as did Nico Demetrio at 149. Freshman David Wuestner and redshirt sophomore Nick Haegele placed sixth, giving Millersville nine total place winners, emphasizing their prominence in the opener.

As a team, Millersville totaled 153 points, tying with Seton Hill in a field of 14 teams. While only 10 wrestlers, one in each weight class, counted toward Millersville’s team score, a total of 12 different Marauders won at least three matches at the event.

Camacci breezed into the championships before falling to Seton Hill’s Mike Soria, 6-2. Nulty was the master of close matches in his title run and topped Wheeling Jesuit’s Skyler Terrell 8-6 in the final. Nick Haegele rallied four matches after losing his first match but forfeited his final two matches putting him in sixth place. Demetrio delivered a 5-2 record with three pins in his run to fifth place.

Moffitt scored two lopsided wins early with a pin (2:21) and a 10-0 major decision in his first two matches. In the championship semis, he exceeded Washington and Lee’s Bennett Lewis by a 3-2 score and defeated Wheeling Jesuit’s Maxwell Lacy by a 7-3 count in the finals.

Wertz worked his way to the third-place match before losing by fall to Waynesburg’s Greg Kumer; Wuestner won four matches including a first round pin of Theil’s Travis Combine.
Millersville enters PSAC dual action as it hosts Shippensburg on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.