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Five Raider senior wrestlers place at Governor Mifflin Holiday Tournament

Posted 12/31/19

The Blue Raider wrestling team competed in the Governor Mifflin Holiday Tournament in Shillington on Friday and Saturday, a grueling two-day event with 23 teams from across Pennsylvania.

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Five Raider senior wrestlers place at Governor Mifflin Holiday Tournament

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The Blue Raider wrestling team competed in the Governor Mifflin Holiday Tournament in Shillington on Friday and Saturday, a grueling two-day event with 23 teams from across Pennsylvania.

It was Middletown’s talented senior class led by Quincy Reinnagel that made its mark at this annual holiday outing, as he put on another impressive pinning display en route to a second-place finish at 220 pounds.

In his first match, Reinnagel pinned Bill Angerer of Neshaminy in 1 minute, 55 seconds. In the quarterfinal round, Reinnagel quickened the pace and put Jeremy Mooney of Palmerton on his back for the pin in 1 minute, 21 seconds.

Although Reinnagel trailed going into the third period of his semifinal matchup against Caleb Mussmon of Hempfield, he would not be denied a shot at the championship. Reinnagel used his patented barrel roll to earn the fall in just more than 5 minutes of action.

Reinnagel had to settle for second place after meeting up with Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Paul DiSanto in the championship bout. Reinnagel is now 12-3 on the season with 54 wins in his career. In those 54 career wins, only three matches have gone the full 6 minutes. Reinnagel has amassed an amazing 51 wins by pin or forfeit.

Senior Luke Fegley (126 pounds) began the tournament with a 58-second pin over Daniel Lucykanish of Palmerton, but suffered an agonizing upset in the quarterfinal round. Fegley was leading Chance Babb of Boyertown by 7-4 mark with seconds remaining. Struggling to retain top position, Fegley found himself on his back and pinned with 1 second left in the match.

Fegley bounced back though, winning four straight matches in route to a third-place finish. He pinned Nick Wolff of Pine Grove and earned an 11-2 major decision in a rematch against Lucykanish. Fegley then squeezed out a tight 6-4 decision over Carter Weaverling of State College. In the consolation final match, Fegley controlled Luke Landman of Neshaminy for a 4-0 decision. Fegley is now 15-1 on the season with 110 career wins.

Senior Zach Malay earned four quality wins on his way to a fourth-place finish in a talented 113 pound bracket. Malay started quickly, pinning Halifax’s Dillon Galkowski in just 48 seconds. Malay dropped a tough quarterfinal matchup against Matt Martin of Upper Perkiomen, but showed his talent and perseverance battling back through the consolation bracket.

Malay defeated Eric Gross of Neshaminy in a close 5-3 contest. Malay increased the intensity and put Elizabethtown’s Wyatt Mummau on his back for the pin in 3 minutes, 31 seconds, and then went on to defeat a talented Sean O’Donnell of Malvern Prep in a 5-4 scramble. Malay would have to settle for fourth after dropping a 9-4 decision to Keito Shaw of Upper Darby. Malay is 11-6 on the season with 48 career wins.

Senior Joey Spear had a terrific start in a tough 138-pound weight class. Spear racked up 17 points and earned the technical fall over Rowan Badler of Wyomissing in 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

In the quarterfinals, Spear pinned Conestoga’s Morgan Lofland in just less than 5 minutes of action. On Day 2, he suffered heartbreaking losses to Zachary Martin of Neshaminy and Travis Lambert of Oley Valley. Spear responded with a quality 8-1 rematch over Morgan Lofland to earn fifth place. Spear is 11-4 on the season with 80 career wins.

Arthur Dash (195 pounds) rounded out the seniors who earned a spot on the podium. He continues to show progress after sitting out with an injury last season. He began the tournament by pinning Elizabethtown’s Ray Perez in just less than 2 minutes. Dash scored 12 points in the quarterfinal round and earned the major decision victory over Gordy Hoover of Hempfield.

Like teammate Spear, the start of Day 2 was not kind to Dash. He suffered back-to-back losses to Matt Hamilton of Conestoga and Preston Fox of Boyertown. In the medal round, he secured a 5-4 decision over Takoda McNeil of Governor Mifflin to earn fifth place. Dash is 8-5 on the season.

Freshman Isaac Lupp (145 pounds) was able to lock up a win by fall over Colton Stroup of Palmerton before being knocked out of the tourney.

Others competing included freshman Sam Miller (106), sophomore Alex Hatt (120), senior Evan Smallwood (132), sophomore Vinny Corradi (160), and senior Case Woodley (170).

The Raiders will host Lower Dauphin at 7 p.m. Thursday and visit Trinity at 7 p.m. Jan. 7.