2018 Keystone Classic Results, Highlights and Interviews

Penn State came into Philadelphia ranked a clear #1 in the country and showed a partisan and seemingly larger crowd than last year. They are so enjoyable to watch with a wide-open style that it makes even the casual observer a fan. PSU lost only one match in what might be considered an upset, 3rdplace at 149lbs. Not counting the medical forfeit in the 149lbs finals. Otherwise Drexel and Penn showed some improvement and toughness. Drexel sent 5 wrestlers to the finals.  App State got in on the action as well, I thought that several of their wrestlers came in with a strong competitive mindset. Look for them to climb the ladder at nationals. Team depth was down a bit this season. I hope that coach Reina grows the event for next year. Lastly there was a Richard Perry sighting just before the finals. #PerryStrong! If you don’t know his story get out from under your rock and look it up.


Here are a few interviews with coaches:  Roger Reina, Matt Azevedo, John Hangey. Cael Sanderson and I talked about media revenue and the gold standard  but wouldn’t let me get his opinion on the record.

Post finals interviews: Roman Bravo Young, Nick Lee, Mitch Finesilver, Mark Hall, Shakur Rasheed, Anthony Cassar

Link to a Podcast recap.


I have so many videos that it will take a couple of days to get all the highlights up. Check back. Click the hyperlinks. Check the Keystone Classic folder at the bottom of the page.

Team Scores

  1. PSU 192
  2. Drexel 109.5
  3. U Penn 108
  4. Appalachian State 100
  5. Rider 81.5
  6. Duke 70.5
  7. Harvard 64
  8. VMI 29.5
  9. F & M 28
  10. Sacred Heart 13.5



1stJonathan Tropea-Rider dec. Carmen Ferrante-Penn 7-3

3rdAntonio Mininno-Drexel dec. Andy Richard Boone-App State 8-6



1stRoman Bravo Young-PSU Tech Fall Chandler Olson-Drexel 24-9 7:00

3rdHunter Starner VMI dec. Doug Zapf-Penn 5-3



1stNick Lee-PSU Major Dec. Josh Finesilver-Duke 17-9

3rdIrvin Enriquez-App State dec. Anthony Brito-App State 12-5



1stMitch FInsilver-Duke MFF Brady Berge-PSU

3rdIrvin Enriquez-App State dec. Jarod Verkleeren-PSU 4-2



1stJason Nolf-PSU fall Evan Barczak-Drexel 4:46

3rdHunter Ladnier-Harvard dec. Jon Errico-U Penn 11-6



1stVincenzo Joseph-PSU TF Ebed Jarrell-Drexel 20-5

3rdJoshua Kim-Harvard dec. Evan Deluise-U Penn3-2



1stMark Hall-PSU dec. Matt Finesliver-Duke 6-4

3rdNeal Richards-VMI Major dec. Bryan McLaughling-Drexel 13-4



1stShaku Rasheed-PSU Fall Alan Clothier-App State 1:00

3rdKadeb Russell Medina-Duke major dec. Clifton Wang-Harvard 8-0



1stBo Nickal Major dec. Steve Loiseau-Drexel 18-4

3rdRandall Diabe-App State dec. Ethan Laird-Rider 5-2



1stAnthony Cassas-PSU major dec. Joey Goodhart-Drexel 11-3

3rdNick Nevills-PSU dec. Cary Miller-App State 10-4


2018 Keystone Classic Youtube folder