2019 Princeton Open Results, Video Highlights and Interviews

Quick thoughts about the tournament. It’s the only preseason tournament that I’ve ever been to that finished ahead of schedule two years in a row.  Some of the teams at this tournament didn’t bring their A squads and lots of starters were coaching their teammates. Wrestling is a tough sport. A bunch of these studs are already banged up. Speedy recovery. There were a bunch of stud high school wrestlers at this event. This used to be a common occurrence back in the day but has all but disappeared recently. I hope it continues.

157lbs probably had the deepest amount of talent with AA Josh Humphreys of Lehigh, Quincey Monday of Princeton and Jesse Dellavecchia of Rider being the deepest top 3 guys at the event. Monday convincingly reversed a loss to Humphreys last season but he ultimately fell to Dellavecchia. Hats off to Sean Gray-‘bird’ of Princeton for running such a quality event, I can only imagine that this event will be more desirable as the years go by.

Below you can click on any match with a hyperlink and watch highlights. I only got a few of the finals, they were all running at the same time. Other matches are listed below the results portion of the article. Interviews are just above the finals results. 

Some interviews from the event: Sean Gray, Pat Brucki, John Gluckow (twice as old as any wrestler), Pat Glory, Jesse Dellavecchia, Tyler Graff (my apologies to Tyler most of the interview was lost to a corrupted file) and Chris Ayres. I was solo filming and some of the work I subpar. Sorry. I’ll do better next time. Maybe.

125lbs

Glory ran through the 125lb bracket, all four of his wins were by fall or technical fall.

  • 1st Place – Pat Glory of Princeton
  • 2nd Place – Nic Aguilar of Rutgers
  • 3rd Place – Jonathan Tropea of Rider
  • 4th Place – Sean Pierson of Princeton
  • 5th Place – Joe Manchio of Columbia
  • 6th Place – Mitch  Polito of Lehigh
  • 8th Place – Luke  Resnick of Lehigh
  • 8th Place – Blair Orr of Pennsylvania

133lbs

  • 1st Place – Jaret  Lane of Lehigh
  • 2nd Place – Richie Koehler of Rider
  • 3rd Place – Ryan Hetrick of West Point
  • 4th Place – Joe  Lobeck of Lehigh
  • 5th Place – Tyler Hunt of Naval Academy Prep
  • 6th Place – Mark Montgomery of West Point Wrestling Club
  • 8th Place – Devon Britton of Rutgers
  • 8th Place – Chris Wright of Rider

Joe  Lobeck (Lehigh) won by fall over Justin Hoyle (Unattached) (Fall 0:55)

Jaret  Lane (Lehigh) won by major decision over Ryan Hetrick (West Point) (Maj 14-6)

141lbs

149lbs

157lbs

165lbs

  • 1st Place – Ricky Stamm of Hofstra
  • 2nd Place – Chase  Gallik of Lehigh
  • 3rd Place – Kyle Mosher of Columbia
  • 4th Place – Brian  Meyer of Lehigh
  • 5th Place – Grant Cuomo of Princeton
  • 6th Place – Dale Tiongson of Princeton
  • 8th Place – Conor Melbourne of Princeton
  • 8th Place – Nick Incontrera of PRTC
  • Kent  Lane (Lehigh) won by fall over Chim Tasie-Amadi (Columbia) (Fall 1:40)

174lbs

  • 1st Place – Chris Foca of Finger Lakes RTC
  • 2nd Place – Sage Heller of Hofstra
  • 3rd Place – Benjamin Pasiuk of West Point Wrestling Club
  • 4th Place – Luca Pontone of Princeton
  • 5th Place – Edmond Ruth of Lehigh
  • 6th Place – Sam Williams of West Point

184lbs

197lbs

285lbs

  • 1st Place – Lewis Fernandes of Finger Lakes RTC
  • 2nd Place – Zack Knighton-Ward of Hofstra
  • 3rd Place – Dan Herman of Columbia
  • 4th Place – James Brady of Rider
  • 5th Place – Jeremiah Imonode of West Point
  • 6th Place – Ryan Cloud of Rider
  • 8th Place – Paul Robinson of West Point
  • 8th Place – Alex Esposito of Rutgers