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Four Terps Victorious at Messiah Open

Maryland Athletics
2-3-2018
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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- Peter Tedesco, Niko Cappello, David-Brian Whisler and Philip Spadafora all claimed titles at the Messiah Open on Saturday. Seven other Terrapins placed in the event, headlined by Patrick Gerish's runner-up finish in the 184 pound bracket.

Tedesco's 141-pound victory was capped off with a 13-4 major decision win over JP Ascolese of Columbia. Tedesco previously won his first three matches by decision before pulling out the bonus-point win in the championship bout. 

Cappello knocked off teammate Patrick Gerish is the championship bout of the 184-pound bracket to win his first open title. The redshirt freshman won via a tight, 3-2, decision. 

Whisler dominated the 197 pound bracket, picking up two wins by fall and two by major decision en route to a first-place finish. He bested James Hoeg of Penn State 15-5 in the championship match. 

Wrestling unattached, Spadafora posted a 4-0 record on his way to the 165-pound title. After opening his day with a technical fall win, the freshman posted three-consecutive decisions, finishing with a 4-3 win over Javiair White of Rutgers in the championship match. 

Placing second, Gerish opened his day with two major decision wins, followed by a decision in the semifinal round before falling to Cappello in the championship bout. 

Kyle Jasenski and Danny Bertoni both placed third in the 174 and 141-pound brackets respectively. Both wrestlers competed unattached. 

Idris White and Hunter Baxter earned fourth-place finishes for the Terps, while Garrett Burnham and Chase DeMaille both finished fifth. 

For full results from the Messiah Open, please see below. 

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Invitational 141
Peter Tedesco's place is 1st and has scored 21.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Peter Tedesco (Maryland) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Peter Tedesco (Maryland) won by decision over Luke Landefeld (Seton Hill University) (Dec 7-5)
Quarterfinal - Peter Tedesco (Maryland) won by decision over William Kui (Columbia University Unattached) (Dec 7-5)
Semifinal - Peter Tedesco (Maryland) won by decision over Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 3-1)
1st Place Match - Peter Tedesco (Maryland) won by major decision over Jp Ascolese (Columbia University Unattached) (Maj 13-4)

Invitational 165
Idris White's place is 4th and has scored 20.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Idris White (Maryland) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Idris White (Maryland) won by fall over Matt Davis (Cortland) (Fall 0:43)
Quarterfinal - Javiair White (Rutgers University WC) won by fall over Idris White (Maryland) (Fall 6:55)
Cons. Round 4 - Idris White (Maryland) won by fall over Timothy Griffith (York (PA)) (Fall 0:56)
Cons. Round 5 - Idris White (Maryland) won by fall over Jacob Brooks (Liberty) (Fall 2:26)
Cons. Semi - Idris White (Maryland) won by fall over Dylan Gumaer (Franklin and Marshall) (Fall 1:05)
3rd Place Match - Brock Biddle (pitt-johnstown unattached) won by injury default over Idris White (Maryland) (Inj. 7:00)

Invitational 184
Niko Cappello's place is 1st and has scored 21.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Niko Cappello (Maryland) won by decision over Emorson Wentz (pitt-johnstown unattached) (Dec 12-5)
Quarterfinal - Niko Cappello (Maryland) won by medical forfeit over Jesse Huber (York (PA)) (MFF)
Semifinal - Niko Cappello (Maryland) won by decision over Kyle Inlander (Bucknell) (Dec 4-2)
1st Place Match - Niko Cappello (Maryland) won by decision over Patrick Gerish (Maryland) (Dec 3-2)

Invitational 184
Patrick Gerish's place is 2nd and has scored 17.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Patrick Gerish (Maryland) won by major decision over Maurice Fleming (Unattached) (Maj 10-1)
Quarterfinal - Patrick Gerish (Maryland) won by major decision over Josh McIlhenny (Liberty) (Maj 14-1)
Semifinal - Patrick Gerish (Maryland) won by decision over Victor DeFrance (Messiah) (Dec 9-7)
1st Place Match - Niko Cappello (Maryland) won by decision over Patrick Gerish (Maryland) (Dec 3-2)

Invitational 197
David-Brian Whisler's place is 1st and has scored 26.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) won by fall over Malachi Thompson (Messiah) (Fall 1:01)
Champ. Round 2 - David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) won by fall over Julian Albero (York (PA)) (Fall 6:56)
Quarterfinal - David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) won by decision over Hunter Goulart (Ferrum) (Dec 5-1)
Semifinal - David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) won by major decision over Jared Fetterman (Millersville University) (Maj 14-4)
1st Place Match - David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) won by major decision over James Hoeg (Penn State - Unattached) (Maj 15-5)

Invitational 141
Hunter Baxter's place is 4th and has scored 19.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) won by tech fall over Brooks Robinson (Messiah) (TF 15-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) won by fall over Verlensky Joachim (York (PA)) (Fall 3:24)
Quarterfinal - Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) won by fall over James Giaccia (American University Unattached) (Fall 1:51)
Semifinal - Jp Ascolese (Columbia University Unattached) won by decision over Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Semi - Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Matt Darok (Messiah) (Maj 9-0)
3rd Place Match - Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) and Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) (DFF)

Invitational 141
Danny Bertoni's place is 4th and has scored 17.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) won by tech fall over Colin Hogan (American University Unattached) (TF 17-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Christian Briody (Columbia University Unattached) (Maj 13-4)
Quarterfinal - Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Matt Darok (Messiah) (Maj 15-5)
Semifinal - Peter Tedesco (Maryland) won by decision over Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Semi - Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Haroldo Nesbeth (Franklin and Marshall) (Maj 16-4)
3rd Place Match - Danny Bertoni (Maryland -Unattached) and Hunter Baxter (Maryland -Unattached) (DFF)

Invitational 149
Garrett Burnham's place is 5th and has scored 13.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Burnham (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Traken Sutton (Gettysburg) (Maj 8-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Garrett Burnham (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Anthony Patsy (UPENN) (Maj 12-1)
Quarterfinal - Garrett Burnham (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Dominic Means (pitt-johnstown unattached) (Dec 3-2)
Semifinal - Anthony Gagliano (TCNJ) won by decision over Garrett Burnham (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Semi - Carl Antrassian (UPENN) won by fall over Garrett Burnham (Maryland -Unattached) (Fall 4:30)
5th Place Match - Garrett Burnham (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Andrew Mauriello (Drexel Univ) (Maj 13-4)

Invitational 149
James Spadafora's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Zach Recklein (Seton Hill University) won by decision over James Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 9-8)
Cons. Round 1 - James Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Richard McClanahan (Penn State - Unattached) won by major decision over James Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) (Maj 12-1)

Invitational 157
Chase De Maille's place is 5th and has scored 12.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Chase De Maille (Maryland -Unattached) won by major decision over Sean Agnello (pitt-johnstown unattached) (Maj 12-0)
Quarterfinal - Felix Belga (Drexel Univ) won by fall over Chase De Maille (Maryland -Unattached) (Fall 2:30)
Cons. Round 2 - Chase De Maille (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Giancarlo Crivelli (TCNJ) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Chase De Maille (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Dylan Geick (Columbia University Unattached) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Semi - Darius Joyce (Kutztown) won by decision over Chase De Maille (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match - Chase De Maille (Maryland -Unattached) won by medical forfeit over Joey Schiele (Bucknell) (MFF)

Invitational 165
Philip Spadafora's place is 1st and has scored 21.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Philip Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Philip Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) won by tech fall over Kevin Diehl (Messiah) (TF 18-1)
Quarterfinal - Philip Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Max Elling (Columbia University Unattached) (Dec 2-0)
Semifinal - Philip Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Dylan Gumaer (Franklin and Marshall) (Dec 5-2)
1st Place Match - Philip Spadafora (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Javiair White (Rutgers University WC) (Dec 4-3)

Invitational 174
Kyle Jasenski's place is 3rd and has scored 16.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Jasenski (Maryland -Unattached) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Jasenski (Maryland -Unattached) won by tech fall over Tom Meer (West Chester) (TF 19-3)
Quarterfinal - Kyle Jasenski (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Luke Ely (Liberty) (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal - Francisco Bisono (Penn State - Unattached) won by decision over Kyle Jasenski (Maryland -Unattached) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Semi - Kyle Jasenski (Maryland -Unattached) won by tech fall over Justin Morel (Wilkes) (TF 17-0)
3rd Place Match - Kyle Jasenski (Maryland -Unattached) won by decision over Luke Ely (Liberty) (Dec 6-0)

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