Kutztown University makes it two in a row.
Traditional D2 powerhouse Pitt Johnstown came into Kutztown last night to wrestle in front of more than 300 fans. There were lots of young wrestlers with families in attendance (Kutztown doesn’t charge admission). New D2 powerhouse Kutztown won against UPJ the first time in modern history last season and hoped to keep up the trend. UPJ started several freshmen and was eventually over powered 24-9. The biggest upsets of the night:
• 149 KU’s Joe Esposito over nationally ranked #8 Cole Landowski UPJ
• at 165 KU’s nationally ranked #7 Bo Candelaria lost 4-2 to RFr. Ty Reinhart UPJ .
• Returning national champ Ziad Haddad KU won a major decision to end the night 25-9.
125 Evan Link Jr. NQ. (UPJ) won over Nicholas DeMarco Fr. UPJ 3-0 KU
133 lbs Travis Roper Fr. (KU) Won by fall Jim Harrison (UPJ)
UPJ 3-6 KU
141 lbs. Matt Benvenuto So. (KU) Won 4-3 over Malachi Krenzelak (UPJ) UPJ 3-9 KU
149 lbs. Joe Esposito (KU) won 3-2 over#8 Cole Landowski So. NQ. (UPJ) UPJ 3-12
157 lbs. Matt Martoccio RJr won 6-5 over Steve Edwards UPJ
UPJ 3-15 KU
165 lbs. Tyler Reinhart RFr. (UPJ) won 4-2 over #7 Bo Candelaria (KU) UPJ 6 -15 KU
174 lbs. John Blankenship So. (UPJ) 3-2 over Brandon Wolfe Fr. (KU) UPJ 9-15 KU
184 lbs. Andre Petroski Sr. (KU) 11-6 over Adam Nickelson RFr. (UPJ) UPJ 9-18 KU
197 lbs. Brandan Clark RJr. (KU) 4-3 over Nikos Garafola Jr.(UPJ) UPJ 9-21 KU
285 lbs. #1 Ziad Haddad Sr. (KU) 9-1 over D.J. Sims Rfr. (UPJ)
Final UPJ 9-25 KU
Matches will be posted during the week.