Lew-Port Grad Shomers Qualifies for NCAAs as Edinboro Finishes Third at EWL Championships
March 04, 2018


EDINBORO, Pa. – The Edinboro wrestling team finished with three champions and also took third place out of seven teams at the 2018 EWL Championships on Saturday at McComb Fieldhouse. Lock Haven captured its first EWL crown since 1997 as the Bald Eagles also had three champions.

Lock Haven totaled 81.5 points, with Rider just edging the Fighting Scots. The Broncs totaled 72.5 points, while Edinboro had 72. Clarion came in fourth with 57 points.

Cleveland State's Evan Cheek was named the Outstanding Wrestler after pinning Clarion's Brock Zacherl in the 141 lb. finals, handing Zacherl his first defeat of the season. Sean Russell of Edinboro and Chance Marsteller of Lock Haven were co-winners of the Most Dual Points award.

Four former Fighting Scots and another individual very close to the program were inducted into the EWL Hall of Fame in pre-match ceremonies. All-Americans Alex Clemsen, Paul Donahoe, Chris Honeycutt, and Deonte Penn were inducted, along with John Dudley, an Edinboro graduate and former sportswriter at the Erie Times News.

Russell captured his third straight title at 125 lbs., while Korbin Myers (133 lbs.) and Billy Miller (hwt.) won their second conference crowns. Edinboro had five wrestlers reach the finals. Andrew Shomers and Ty Schoffstall finished second at 157 and 174 lbs., respectively.


In his first appearance at the EWL Championships, Shomers won a 9-0 major decision over Avery Shay of Clarion in the semifinals, but lost by fall in 52 seconds to Lock Haven's Alex Klucker in the finals. Having to beat a seasoned veteran in Clagon to earn a trip to Nationals, Shomers prevailed in the true second place match despite suffering an injury in the first period, 14-7, thanks to a big second period featuring a takedown and four nearfall points. He is now 29-6.