Wrestling Goes 2-2 at Northeast Duals

GUILDERLAND CENTER, N.Y.- The No. 14 University of Pennsylvania wrestling team went 2-2 at the Journeyman/Brute Northeast Collegiate Duals on Saturday, beating Binghamton and Bloomsburg while falling to No. 1 Minnesota and No. 12 Central Michigan.

It was the first dual-meet action of the season for the Quakers.

Penn opened the day with a 45-0 shutout of Binghamton and a 24-9 victory over Bloomsburg. Facing some of the nation’s toughest competition, the Quakers were unable to pull out victories in their final two meets, falling to Central Michigan, 30-12, and Minnesota, 28-12.

"I think we had mixed results from an outcome standpoint," said Head Coach Zeke Jones. "Certainly the kids wrestled hard, and I think we are on track and making a lot of progress learning about the team. When you wrestle two top-12 programs, you learn a lot about yourself."

Read about each individual dual by clicking the corresponding link below:

Penn 45, Binghamton 0

Penn 24, Bloomsburg 9

Penn 12, Central Michigan 30

Penn 12, Minnesota 28

Penn returns to action this Friday and Saturday when it travels to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. The Quakers will then break for final exams and the holidays before opening their home dual slate with York College on Jan. 6.

Full Results

No. 14 Penn 45, Binghamton 0

125 – Matt Eveleth def. Michael Kleenan; D, 7-3

133 – Matt Valenti def. Kareem Naguir; MD, 17-4

141 – Rick Rappo def. Patrick Sandberg; MD, 12-4

149 – Rob Hitschler def. Nate Patterson; D SV, 10-8

157 – Matt Dragon def. Kyle Fried; F, 1:14

165 – Zack Shanaman def. Sam Sirota; F, 1:04

174 – Matt Herrington def. Josh Patterson; MD, 10-0

184 – Lior Zamir def. Corey Waite; TF, 6:24, 19-3

197 – Jack Sullivan def. Ed Backus; MD, 13-5

285 – Ben Reiter won by forfeit

No. 14 Penn 24, Bloomsburg 9

125 – Michael Sees def. Rollie Peterkin; D SV, 12-10

133 – Matt Valenti def. Richard Donald; D, 10-3

141 – Cesar Grajales def. Tony Curto; D, 7-4

149 – Matt Moley def. Rob Hitschler; D SV, 5-3

157 – Matt Dragon def. Rob Hoffman; D, 12-5

165 – Zack Shanaman def. Rick Schmelyun; D, 5-2

174 – Matt Herrington def. Brian Shaw; TF, 4:42, 19-3

184 – Lior Zamir def. Nathan Shirk; D, 7-5

197 – Jack Sullivan def. Peter Distefano; MD, 12-2

285 – Michael Spaid def. Ben Reiter; D, 2-0

No. 12 Central Michigan 30, No. 14 Penn 12

125 – Luke Smith def. Matt Eveleth; D SV-2, 8-7

133 – Matt Valenti won by forfeit

141 – Cesar Grajales def. Tony D’Alie; D, 3-2

149 – Andy Keller def. Rob Hitschler; D, 3-2

157 – Matt Dragon def. Eric Neil; D, 3-2

165 – Mike Miller def. Zack Shanaman; D, 7-3

174 – Brandon Sinnott def. Matt Herrington; F, 2:25

184 – Christian Sinnott def. Lior Zamir; D, 9-4

197 – Wynn Michalak def. Jack Sullivan; F, 4:57

285 – Bubba Gritter def. Ben Reiter; F, 4:59

No. 1 Minnesota 28, No. 14 Penn 12

125 – Jayson Ness def. Matt Eveleth; MD, 17-5

133 – Matt Valenti def. Mike Thorn; D, 6-2

141 – Manny Rivera def. Cesar Grajales; D, 3-2

149 – Dustin Schlatter def. Rob Hitschler; TF, 3:07, 15-0

157 – Matt Dragon def. C.P. Schlatter; Inj. Def.

165 – Jeremy Larson def. Zack Shanaman; D, 8-4

174 – Matt Herrington def. Gabe Dretsch; D, 10-7

184 – Roger Kish def. Lior Zamir; MD, 18-7

197 – Yura Malamura def. Jack Sullivan; D, 8-1

285 – Cole Konrad def. Ben Reiter; F, 5:43