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Courtesy: Hunter Martin
Wrestling Sends Pair to Southern Scuffle Quarters
Courtesy: Charles Dorman, associate director of athletic communications  
Release:  01/01/2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – In front of a Southern Scuffle single-day record 2,894 fans for first-day attendance, Penn sent two wrestlers on to the quarterfinals of a stacked tournament. A total of seven Penn wrestlers will take the mats tomorrow on the second day of the tournament, looking to find a spot on the medalist podium.

No. 5 seed Lorenzo Thomas won both of his matches, pinning his way into the quarterfinals with a defensive fall over Oregon State’s Austin Moorehead in the first period. Thomas led, 4-2, at the time of the fall, and shook off a Moorehead reversal to stick Moorehead’s shoulders to the mat.

Unseeded, Caleb Richardson did not give up a point in his two matches to reach the quarterfinals. After a 15-0 tech fall over Chattanooga’s Byron Smith in the second round, Richardson knocked off fourth-seeded and national No. 7 Corey Keener of Central Michigan, 6-0.

No. 9 seed Frank Mattiace went 1-1, dropping in the Round of 16 to returning All-American and No. 8 seed Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State, 4-1. No. 9 seed Casey Kent went 2-1 on Day One, losing to No. 8 seed Dylan Palacio of Cornell, 4-1. No. 11 seed Ray Bethea went 1-1 at 157 pounds, posting a fall over Minnesota’s Brad Dolezal in 4:48 in the second round before suffering an 11-5 loss to No. 6 seed and national No. 9 Ian Miller of Kent State.

The Quakers finish the Southern Scuffle Jan. 2 with wrestling starting at 9 a.m.

125: Caleb Richardson
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Byron Smith (Chattanooga), 15-0 (5:55)
Third Round: def. #4 Corey Keener (Central Michigan), 6-0

133: Ken Bade
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to Brandon Gambucci (Duke), 3-2
Consolation Second Round: lost to Dakota Bauer (Iowa State), 9-7

141: Jeff Canfora
First Round: lost to #12 Joe Spisak (Virginia), 6-4
Consolation First Round: def. David Walker (Air Force), 5-2
Consolation Second Round: def. Jake Smith (Appalachian State), 4-1

149: Andrew Lenzi
First Round: lost to #5 Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State), 4-0
Consolation First Round: lost to Mike Racciatto (Pittsburgh), 12-6

149: A.J. Murabito
First Round: lost to #2 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri), 17-0
Consolation First Round: lost to Natrelle Demison (Air Force), FALL 3:07

157: #11 Ray Bethea
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Brad Dolezal (Minnesota) FALL 4:48
Third Round: lost to #6 Ian Miller (Kent State), 11-5

157: Steve Robertson
First Round: lost to Brendon Kingsley (Minnesota), 12-0
Consolation First Round: lost to Logan Molina (Iowa State), 4-3

165: #9 Casey Kent
First Round: def. Nick Becker (Central Michigan), 2-0
Second Round: def. Zack Strickland (Appalachian State), 4-1
Third Round: lost to #8 Dylan Palacio (Cornell), 4-1

165: Quinton Hiles
First Round: lost to Harrison Hightower (Ohio) FALL 1:25
Consolation First Round: lost to Nick Rex (Arizona State), 14-1

174: Zach Agostino
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to #4 Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh), 17-4
Consolation First Round: lost to     Josh VanTine (Northern Colorado), 2-1 (TB)

184: #5 Lorenzo Thomas
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. John Lampe (Chattanooga), 7-4
Third Round: def. Austin Moorehead (Oregon State), FALL 2:02

197: #9 Frank Mattiace
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Chace Eskam (Arizona State), 6-2
Third Round: lost to #8 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State), 4-1

197: Harrison Cook
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to #4 Taylor Meeks (Oregon State), FALL 4:06
Consolation Second Round: def. Paul Rands (Navy), 3-2

285: Steven Graziano
First Round: lost to #12 Jonathan Gingrich (Penn State), 10-1
Consolation First Round: def. Josh Marchock (Stanford), 5-2
Consolation Second Round: lost to Henry Chirino (Northern Colorado), 5-2

285: Anthony DiLonardo
First Round: lost to Gerald Johnson (The Citadel), 2-1
Consolation First Round: lost to Justin Heberlie (Missouri), 8-2

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