No. 25 Penn Wrestling Defeats North Carolina, 24-10

Philadelphia – The 25th-ranked University of Pennsylvania wrestling team won its fourth dual meet in a row with a 24-10 over North Carolina this afternoon at The Palestra. The Quakers (8-3, 3-1 Ivy League) took six of nine bouts from the Tar Heels.

Junior Dustin Wiles (19-8, 6-2 dual) started things off for the Quakers with an 11-5 decision against the Tarheels’ (4-7, 3-1 ACC) Alex Maciag. The pair remained deadlocked at 3-3 until 46 seconds left second period takedown to pull ahead, 5-3. Wiles added two takedowns and an escape in the final period for the win.

At 197, senior Marcus Schontube earned an exciting 10-8 overtime victory over David Dashiell. Trailing 8-7 with the clock winding down, Schontube escaped with seven seconds remaining for force overtime. In the extra period, he took down David Dashiell in 26 seconds to post the sudden victory.

Sixth-ranked Matt Feast needed just two escapes to overtake Spencer Nadolsky, 2-0. With the victory, Feast earned his 111th career victory to surpass Olympic Gold Medalist Brandon Slay on the career wins list and stands third all-time.

Senior Mason Lenhard made the score 12-3 in favor of the Red and Blue with an exciting 5-3 decision over Drew Forshey at 125lbs. Lenhard was awarded a penalty point in the closing seconds of the first period to tie the score, 1-1. He pulled ahead in the second period with an escape. Lenhard increased his lead to 4-2 with a takedown as Forshey headed out of the circle. Forshey pulled within 4-3 midway through the third period but a Lenhard escape late in the period sealed the win.

After the Tarheels won back-to-back matches to make the team score 12-10, Penn added nine points on a decision at 149 and a forfeit at 157 to put the meet out of reach. At 149, senior Kyle Bernholz won his second match of the day with a 3-1 decision over Chris Ramos. Ramos tallied the first point of the match with an escape 30 seconds into the second period. With 20 seconds remaining in the period, Bernholz pulled ahead with a takedown and added an escape in the third period.

At 165, senior Rich Ferguson added three more points for Penn with a 4-3 victory over Garrett Atkinson.

The Quakers are back in action on Feb. 19 as Princeton visits The Palestra at noon on Senior Day. The Red and Blue round out the dual meet portion of the schedule on Feb. 20 as they travel to Lehigh.

No. 25 Penn 24, North Carolina 10

125: Mason Lenhard (P) dec. Drew Forshey (UNC), 5-3

133: #11 Evan Sola (UNC) dec. Mike Silengo (P), 8-2

141: Isaiah Britton (UNC) maj. Shawn Protz (P), 11-2

149: Kyle Bernholz (P) dec. Chris Ramos (UNC), 3-1

157: Brock Wittmeyer (P) won by forfeit

165: Rich Ferguson (P) dec. Garrett Atkinson (UNC), 4-3

*174: Dustin Wiles (P) dec. Alex Maciag (UNC), 11-5

184: Justin Dobies (UNC) dec. Dan Gallagher (P), 2-1

197: Marcus Schontube (P) dec. David Dashiell (UNC), 10-8

285: #6 Matt Feast (P) dec. Spencer Nadolsky (UNC), 2-0

*Indicates starting weight class

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant