Wednesday, December 8, 2010
#9 Pitt-Johnstown Wrestlers Dominate #18 East Stroudsburg, 42-0
Pitt-Johnstown took control early and didn't look back. Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) received a forfeit win at 125 lbs., and NCAA No. 3 Ryan Link (Cresson, Pa.) outscored Jordan Toledo 8-0 to erase a 3-1 second period deficit in a 9-3 victory at 133 lbs. to make it 9-0
David Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.), ranked No. 6 in the region, then used a pair of takedowns in the first period and reversals in the second and third periods to upset NCAA No. 4 and East Region No. 1 Adam Hluschak, 9-4, at 141 lbs.
The Mountain Cats tacked on 12 more points to their lead in the next two bouts. East Region No. 5 Nathan Link (Cresson, Pa.) pinned Tyler Wilton at 4:21 at 149 lbs., and Joe Harper (Duncannon, Pa.) pinned Luke Grassi at 3:21 to build the lead to 24-0.
East Region No. 6 Gary Lantz (Delta, Pa.) then won a 6-5 decision over East Region No. 5 Thad Frick at 165 lbs., and Steve Makin (Portage, Pa.), ranked fourth in the region, used a third period escape to defeat Jeff Jacobs, 4-3 at 174 lbs. and push the lead to 30-0.
East Region No. 2 A.J. Brentzel (Irwin, Pa.) won 6-3 over James Gonzalez at 184 lbs., and Petros Georgilas (McKees Rocks, Pa.) scored a 4-3 decision over James Gonzalez at 197 lbs. before Chris Dempsey (Sewickley, Pa.), ranked No 6 in the country, sealed the 42-0 shutout with a fall over Will Weaver at 1:21.
With the loss, East Stroudsburg fell to 1-2.
The Mountain Cats will break for finals and the holiday season, before traveling to the Wilkes Open on December 28. Pitt-Johnstown will begin the Spring Semester at home against Lake Erie (WV) College on January 7 at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center.
#9 PITT-JOHNSTOWN VS. #18 EAST STROUDSBURG UNIV.
PITT-JOHNSTOWN 42 EAST STROUDSBURG 0
125 - Dave Fogle (UPJ) Won By Forfeit 6-0 UPJ
133 - #3 Ryan Link (UPJ) Decision Jordan Toledo (ESU) 9-3 9-0 UPJ
141 - David Cawley (UPJ) Decision #4 Adam Hluschak (ESU) 9-4 12-0 UPJ
149 - Nathan Link (UPJ) Fall Tyler Wilton (ESU) 4:21 18-0 UPJ
157 - Joe Harper (UPJ) Fall Luke Grassi (ESU) 3:51 24-0 UPJ
165 - Gary Lantz (UPJ) Decision Thad Frick (ESU) 6-5 27-0 UPJ
174 - Steve Makin (UPJ) Decision Jeff Jocobs (ESU) 4-3 30-0 UPJ
184 - A.J. Brentzel (UPJ) Decision Brendan McKeown (ESU) 5-4 33-0 UPJ
197 - Petros Georgilas (UPJ) Decision James Gonzalez (ESU) 6-3 36-0 UPJ
HWT. - #6 Chris Dempsey (UPJ) Fall Will Weaver (ESU) 1:21 42-0 UPJ