Merritt Places Fourth at Laker Open

Photo credit: Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions
Photo credit: Ryan Baker/Baker Media Productions

ERIE, PA. – Ten members of the Lake Erie College wrestling team competed unattached Saturday (Nov. 19) at the Laker Open at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa.

Of the ten, sophomore Jared Merritt (Cranesville, Pa./Northwestern)  had the best day, placing fourth individually at 184 pounds.  He went 3-2 on the day, including one victory by fall. He dropped the third-place match to Bryan Steinmetz of John Carroll University in a close decision, 4-3.

Sophomore Tyler Leitza (Derry, Pa./Derry)  and freshman Mitchel Porter (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) were the other Storm grapplers to pick up multiple wins with each claiming two victories apiece.

The rest of the Lake Erie squad competed at the Messiah College Quad.

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