CLARION, Pa.  – Senior Seth Creasy (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) moved up a weight class and finished third to qualify for the 2012 NCAA National Championships as he led the Lock Haven University wrestling team at the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Championships.

True-freshman Bobby Rehm (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) also took third to help the Bald Eagles take sixth overall at the 37th edition of the EWL Championships.

No. 9 Pittsburgh took home its second straight team title. Edinboro and West Virginia rounded out the top three teams.

Owen Wilkinson (Hartland, Mich./Hartland) and Zach Heffner (New Berlinville, Pa./Boyertown) both finished fourth for The Haven.

Creasy, the Bald Eagles 165-pound starter all year moved up to 174 for today’s tournament and didn’t disappoint from the start. He was the aggressor from the opening whistle in his tournament opening upset of fourth-seed Chris Hrunka (Edinboro). Creasy used a late second period escape and rode out the third period for the workmanlike 2-0 win.

In his second bout of the day, Creasy was pinned by top-seed Ethan Headlee of Pitt. Headlee ranked No. 19 earned the fall at the 1:18 mark. Creasy however bounced back in dominating fashion, taking down Cleveland State’s Aric Thurn 13-3 for the major.

The top-three finishers at 174 move onto to the 2012 NCAA DI Championships by way of an automatic qualifier and Creasy left no doubt in his battle for third-place honors. He marched to his second win of the day over fourth-seed Hrunka. Creasy scored an early takedown and led 7-1 after two periods, before winning 8-4.

Rehm, a true-freshman, who was unseeded at 125 opened the day with a huge 10-2 major decision over Edinboro’s Kory Mines, the fourth-seed.

Rehm finished 3-1 to take third overall and caps off his remarkable rookie year at 28-17. Rehm’s 28 wins are a team-high.

Heffner, another Bald Eagle true-freshman who wasn’t inserted into the tournament lineup until late Friday night had big shoes to fill, but he didn’t disappoint at 184. Heffner was edged out 6-5 in his opening bout of the tournament, but followed that up with two huge wins to earn a spot in the third-place bout.

In one of the biggest upsets of the tournament, Heffner took out two-seed Andy Vaughan of Pitt. The win came in thrilling fashion as Heffner won 6-4 in sudden victory. Heffner finished 2-2 for fourth-place after dropping the third-place bout, 5-3.

Wilkinson went 2-2 on the day to take fourth at 149. After going 1-1 to start the day, the senior used a 13-4 major decision over Clarion’s Cameron Moran to earn a spot in the third-place bout.

Matt Bonson (Lewistown, Pa./UVA) was fifth overall at 141 after going 2-2. The senior and third-seed capped off the tournament with a pin just 1:31 into his fifth-place bout with Bloomsburg’s Matt Hicks.

Aaron Fry (Muncy, Pa./Muncy), Matt Parlier (Cuddebackville, N.Y./Port Jervis) and Harry Turner (Howell, N.J./Howell) all placed sixth for Lock Haven.

The NCAA Championships are scheduled for March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.