Thomas Claims Keystone Classic Crown

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PHILADELPHIA – Lorenzo Thomas returned to The Palestra and reminded the home crowd of the brilliance which earned Thomas 2012 Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors, winning four matches to claim the 184-pound championships at the 2013 Keystone Classic.

The top seed, Thomas won his first two matches by fall and added a major decision to reach the final, including a 13-2 major of Harvard’s Cameron Croy in the semifinals. In the championship match, Thomas scored a takedown in the third period to pull away from the second seed, Lucas Sheridan of Indiana, 5-2.

Joining Thomas in the final was sophomore Ray Bethea who went 4-1 at 157 pounds to claim second place. Seeded third, Bethea knocked off the No. 2 seed – and national No. 10 – Nestor Taffur of Boston University, 7-4 in the semifinals before suffering a loss by fall to No. 1 seed – and national No. 8 Taylor Walsh of Indiana in the title match. Bethea was not alone in his fall to Walsh – he pinned all five four of his opponents in the tournament.

A pair of freshmen took fourth place finishes in their first Keystone Classics in Caleb Richardson and Frank Mattiace. Each had a signature win in the tournament, Richardson dispatching of No. 2 seed Dominic Parisi of Appalachian State, 4-2, in the quarterfinals and then defeating No. 5 seed Joe Duca of Indiana in the consolation semis. Seeded seventh, Richardson’s two losses were to the No. 3 and No. 1 seed, including a 9-5 decision to No. 1 seed and national No. 7 Anthony Zannetta of Pittsburgh.

Mattaice wrestled from the No. 6 seed at 197 to a fourth place finish with a win over No. 3 seed – and national No. 17 Nick Bonaccorsi of Pitt along the way. That win was Mattiace’s second of the weekend over a Top-20 opponent. In the semis, Mattiace was knocked off by No. 2 seed and national No. 12 Daniel Mitchell of American, 5-2.

Steve Robertson took fifth place at 157, posting a 4-2 record with his only losses to the top two seeds. For fifth place, he defeated Harvard’s No. 5 seed Tyler Grimaldi, 10-7.

Casey Kent finished sixth after having to medically forfeit out. Before suffering an injury, he defeated No. 4 seed and national No. 18 Ryan LeBlanc of Indiana, 3-1, in sudden victory and was edged in the final moments by top seed and national No. 8 Josh Veltre of Bloomsburg, 3-2.

The Quakers will return to the mats Dec. 1 at Madison Square Garden at the Grapple in the Garden event. Penn will wrestle duals with Boston University (10 a.m.) and Bloomsburg (12 p.m.) in its first trip to MSG.

125 - Jeremy Schwartz
First Round: lost to (4) David Terao (American), 6-13
Consolation First Round: lost to Vincent DeBlasio (Boston), 4-5

125- (7) Caleb Richardson
First Round: defeated Jon Edwards (Indiana), 22-4 (6:15)
Quarterfinal: defeated (2) Dominic Parisi (Appalachian State), 4-2
Semifinal: lost to (3) Robert Deutsch (Rider), 3-5
Consolation Semifinal: defeated (5) Joe Duca (Indiana), 9-3
Third place: lost to (1) Anthony Zanetta (Pittsburgh), 5-9

133 – Ken Bade
First Round: BYE
Quarterfinal: lost to (4) Dom Malone (Northwestern), 1-6
Consolation Second Round: defeated John Coukous (Northwestern), FALL 2:05
Consolation Quarterfinal: lost to Esteban Gomez-Rivera (American), 2-6

141 – Eric Friedman
First Round: lost to Colby Knight (Harvard), 2-5
Consolation First Round: lost to Matt Kraus (Arizona State), 3-9

141 – Jeff Canfora
First Round: defeated Matt Rappo (Bloomsburg), 3-1
Second Round: lost to (2) Tyler Scotton (Boston), 2-5
Consolation First Round: lost to Jake Keller (Pittsburgh), FALL 2:05

149 – (6) Andrew Lenzi
First Round: defeated Collin Munson (Campbell), 17-0 (3:51)
Second Round: defeated Brad Mutchnik (American), 19-2 (5:57)
Third Round: lost to (3) Dylan Cottrell (Appalachian State), 2-6
Consolation Fourth Round: defeated Dom Pietropaolo (Pittsburgh), 7-3
Consolation quarterfinal: lost to Brent Jorge (Campbell), 6-8

149 – A.J. Murabito
First Round: defeated Nick Stager (Harvard), 8-3
Second Round: lost to (5) Eric Roach (Indiana), 3-11
Consolation Second Round: defeated Collin Munson (Campbell), 16-2
Consolation Third Round: lost to Brent Jorge (Campbell), 1-16 (7:00)

157 – (3) Ray Bethea
First Round: defeated Daniel Luty (Campbell), 5-2
Second Round: defeated Cole Sheptock (Pittsburgh), 1-0
Quarterfinal: defeated (6) Ben Sullivan (Northwestern), 4-2
Semifinal: defeated (2) Nestor Taffur (Boston), 7-4
Final: lost to (1) Taylor Walsh, FALL (3:45)

157 – Steve Robertson
First Round: defeated Wayne Stinson (Rider), 11-6
Second Round: defeated David Helmer (Northwestern), 9-1
Quarterfinal: lost to (1) Taylor Walsh (Indiana), FALL 3:36
Consolation Fourth Round: defeated Cole Sheptock (Pittsburgh), 8-2
Consolation Quarterfinal: lost to (2) Nestor Taffur (Boston), 5-11
Fifth place: defeated (5) Tyler Grimaldi (Harvard), 10-7

157 - Jordan Michelson
First Round: defeated Aaron Scott (Appalachian State), 3-1
Quarterfinal: lost to John Boyle (American), 3-15
Consolation Second Round: lost to Wayne Stinson (Rider), FALL 5:48

165 – Casey Kent
First Round: defeated (5) Zac Strickland (Appalachian State), 4-0
Quarterfinal: defeated (4) Ryan LeBlanc (Indiana), 3-1 (SV1)
Semifinal: lost to (1) Josh Veltre, 2-3

165 – Jun Yoo
First Round: lost to (6) Geno Morelli (Pittsburgh), 6-12 (7:00)
Consolation First Round: lost to Cody Ryba (Campbell), 2-17 (7:00)

174 – Quinton Hiles
First Round: BYE
Second Round: lost to (1) Leroy Munster (Northwestern), 0-16 (4:28)
Consolation Second Round: lost to Zach Agostino (Penn), 1-3

174 – Zach Agostino
First Round: lost to Eric Morris (Harvard), 0-9
Consolation First Round: defeated Eric Deslauriers (Boston), 7-3
Consolation Second Round: defeated Quinton Hiles (Penn), 3-1
Consolation Third Round: lost to (6) Conor Brennan (Rider), 2-4

174 – Dan McDevitt
First Round: BYE
Second Round: lost to (3) Mike Dessino (Bloomsburg), Fall (5:55)
Consolation First Round: defeated Adam Bicak (Harvard), 8-5
Consolation Second Round: lost to Andrew Maxsimovic (Boston), Fall 1:40

174 – Brad Wukie
First Round: defeated Adam Bicak (Harvard), 15-3
Second Round: lost to (4) Kevin Radford (Arizona State), 1-3
Consolation First Round: defeated Keithen Cast (American), 8-5
Consolation Second Round: defeated Colin Saunders (Boston), 6-1
Consolation Third Round: lost to Eric Morris (Harvard), 2-3

184 – (1) Lorenzo Thomas
First Round: defeated Ville Heino (Campbell), FALL 6:57
Quarterfinal: defeated Aaron Rothwell (Pittsburgh), FALL 1:08
Semifinal: defeatead (4) Cameron Croy (Harvard), 13-2
Final: defeated (2) Lucas Sheridan (Indiana), 5-2

197 – Harrison Cook
First Round: lost to (5) Donald McNeil (Rider), 5-7
Consolation First Round: defeated Luke Bean (Arizona State), 3-2
Consolation Quarterfinal: lost to (3) Nick Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh), 2-3

197 – (6) Frank Mattiace
First Round: defeated Mike Mirra (Bloomsburg), 8-0
Quarterfinal: defeated (3) Nick Bonaccorsi (Pittsburgh), 5-4
Semifinal: lost to (2) Daniel Mitchell (American), 2-5
Consolation Semifinal: def. (5) Donald McNeil (Rider), 5-3
Third place: lost to (4) Alex Polizzi (Northwestern), 3-5 (SV1)

285 – Steven Graziano
First Round: lost to (6) Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian State), 1-6
Consolation First Round: defeated David Ng (Harvard), 3-2
Consolation Second Round: lost to (4) Justin Grant (Bloomsburg), FALL 3:31

285 – Anthony DiLonardo
First Round: lost to (5) Eloheim Palma (Campbell), FALL 1:35
Consolation Second Round: lost to (6) Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian State), 3-9

Download: 2013 Keystone Classic - Final Results.pdf