Robertson, Ortenzio Claim Keystone Classic Championships

Final Brackets (PDF)

Final Team Scores (PDF)

PHILADELPHIA –
Bryan Ortenzio and Steve Robertson each captured individual titles Sunday at the Keystone Classic inside The Palestra. Ortenzio upheld his No. 1 seed, taking home the 133 lb. title with a 6-5 win over Harvard’s Steven Keith. This was Ortenzio’s second Keystone Classic title, after capturing the 2009 championship as well. In his first three matches, Ortenzio picked up three major decisions to move into the finals. For the senior, he also starts his senior season off with two straight tournament wins after winning the Binghamton Open last weekend.

Robertson, a freshman seeded fourth coming into the tournament picked up two upset victories to capture the 149 lb. crown. Robertson moved into the semifinals after a major decision in his opening round win and a convincing 14-8 victory over fifth-seeded Savva Kostis of Appalachian State in the quarterfinals. In that semifinal match, Robertson beat top-seeded Kaleb Friedley of Northwestern before winning his final match 3-1 over Boston’s No. 2 Nestor Taffur.

Robertson and Ortenzio were joined in the finals by another freshman, Lorenzo Thomas, at 165 lbs. Seeded third, Thomas used a major decision and fall to move into the quarterfinal round. From there, he picked up back-to-back one point decisions in the quarterfinal and semifinal round, punching his ticket into the finals. His two tight victories came 4-3 against Rider’s James Brundage and 9-8 against second-seeded Pierce Harger. In the finals, Thomas would fall to No. 1 Kyle Blevins, 7-6. Thomas was a hard-charger in his final two matches, coming back from 5-0 down in the first 30 seconds to take the win over Harger and almost doing it again in the final, falling one point shy of a comeback from 5-2 down against Blevins – who is ranked No. 19 in the country.

Northwestern took the team title, placing nine wrestlers en route to 140.0 team points. Appalachian State won a close race for second with 97.0 points. Rider was third with 92.5, Princeton second with 90.5, Harvard right behind with 90.0 and Penn was sixth with 84.5.

Penn Results at the Keystone Classic

125 – Geoffrey Bostany – DNP
First Round – Def. #4 Dominic Parisi (App. State), Injury Default
Quarterfinals – Lost to Joseph Barbato (Harvard), 7-9
Round of 12 – Lost to Tony Gravely (App. State), FALL 1:48

133 - #1 Bryan Ortenzio - Champion
First Round: Def. John Coukos (Northwestern), 9-1
Quarterfinals: Def. Bret Boston (App. State), 9-1
Semifinals: Def. #4 Chris Perez (Princeton), 10-2
Finals: Def. #2 Steven Keith (Harvard), 6-5

133 Jeff Canfora – DNP
First Round: Lost to #3 Brandon Gambucci (Duke), FALL 2:36
Consolation First Round: Lost to #5 Jimmy Fava (Rider), 2-4 (SV2)

141 – Mark Pinero – DNP
First Round: Def. Zack Tannenbaum (Brown), 5-2
Quarterfinals: Lost to #3 Jimmy Kirchner (Rider), 5-11
Round of 12: Lost to Pasquale Greco (Northwestern), 2-5

141 – Zack Ellis – DNP
First Round: Lost to Zeb Stewart (VMI), 2-10
Consolation First Round: Lost to Peter Ihiguro (Boston), 2-12

149 - #4 Steve Robertson – Champion
First Round: Def. Andrew Maksimovich (Boston), 13-5
Quarterfinals: Def. #5 Savaa Kostis (App. State), 14-8
Semifinals: Def. #1 Kaleb Friedly (Northwestern), 3-2
Final: Def. #2 Nestor Taffur (Boston), 3-1

149 – Jordan Michelson – DNP
First Round: Lost to #6 Kevin Tao (American), 6-17
Consolation First Round: Lost to Immanuel Kerr-Brown (Duke), 8-20

157 – Troy Hernandez – DNP
First Round: Def. #6 Mitchell Wightman (Boston), 12-10
Quarterfinals: Lost to #3 Daniel Kolodzik (Princeton), 0-16 (2:58)
Round of 12: Lost to #4 Nick Tourville (Boston), FALL 3:38

165: #3 Lorenzo Thomas – Second Place
First Round: Def. Ryan Harding (Duke), 10-0
Second Round: Def. Jonathan Jones (VMI), FALL 6:35
Quarterfinals: Def. #9 James Brundage (Rider), 4-3
Semifinals: Def. #2 Pierce Harger (Northwestern), 9-8
Final: Lost to #1 Kyle Blevins (App. State), 6-7

165 – Zach Agostino – DNP
First Round: Lost to #5 Kevin Bialka (Northwestern), 2-12
Consolation First Round: Injury Default

174 - #3 Ian Korb – Fourth Place
First Round: Def. Phillip Barreiro (American), 9-2
Quarterfinals: Def. Andy Lowy (Princeton), 13-3
Semifinals: Lost to #2 Lee Munster (Northwestern), 6-10
Consolation Semifinals: Def. Ricky MacDonald (Brown), 3-1
Third Place Match: Lost to #5 Matt Brock (VMI), 0-5

174 – Mike Steltenkamp – DNP
First Round: Lost to #5 Matthew Brock (VMI), 0-2
Consolation First Round: Lost to Bryan Panzano (Harvard), 0-3

184 - #3 Erich Smith – Fifth Place
Quarterfinals: lost to #6 Daniel Santoro (Princeton), 5-6
Round of 12: Def. Jesse Johnson (App. State), 11-6
Consolation Quarterfinals: Def. Jon Hartley (App. State), 12-9
Consolation Semifinals: Lost to Ophir Bernstein (Brown), FALL 2:13
Fifth Place Match: Def. Thomas Barreiro (American), 9-5

285 – Steven Graziano – Sixth Place
First Round: Def. Bobby Grogan (Princeton), 10-0
Quarterfinals: Lost to #3 Kevin Innis (Boston), 2-9
Round of 12: Def. Anthony DiLonardo (Penn), 5-2
Consolation Quarterfinals: Def. Charles Fox (Princeton), 8-2
Consolation Semifinals: Lost to #5 Evan Craig (Rider), FALL 6:22
Fifth Place Match: Medical Forfeit

285 – Anthony DiLonardo
First Round: Lost to #5 Evan Craig (Rider), 2-7
Round of 12: Lost to Steven Graziano (Penn), 2-5

Download: 2011 Keystone Classic Final Bracket Results.pdf