SHU Wrestlers Taken Down by Rider

Feb. 20, 2010

FAIRFIELD, CT (February 20, 2010) - The Sacred Heart University wrestling team closed out the regular season against Rider University in the Williams H. Pitt Center, Saturday evening.  The Pioneers fell to the Broncs 47-6 on "Senior Night".


Red-shirt junior Ricky Eichenlaub won at the 197 lb. weight class by pinning sophomore Tyler Smith 1:26 into the match.  Red-shirt senior Michael Hartman was pinned by Rider senior Mike Ward 3:43 into their bout at the 184 lb. weight class.  Hartman was in the lead 4-2 after two takedowns.


The Pioneers will take part in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship on March 5 and 6 at Rider.



Rider 47, Sacred Heart 6

125 - Ilyass Elmsauri (RU) win by forfeit

133 - Jimmy Kirchner (RU) win by major dec. Anthony Ricco (SHU), 15-2

141 - Matt Bradley (RU) win by pin Michael Impellizeri (SHU) 4:40

149 - Michael Kessler (RU) win by dec. Cory Dunn (SHU) 3-2

157 - Zac Cibula (RU) win by forfeit           

165 - Rob Morrison (RU) win by pin Zach Moran (SHU) 1:06

174 - Jim Resnick (RU) win by pin Sam Sheppard (SHU) 1:06

184 - Mike Ward (RU) win by pin Michael Hartman (SHU) 3:43

197 - Ricky Eichenlaub (SHU) win by pin Tyler Smith (RU) 1:26

285 - Ed Bordas (RU) win by dec. Paul Schweighardt (SHU) 9-0