Wrestling Has Six Place at Nittany Lion Open

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – 184 pounds continues to be a strong weight class for the University of Pennsylvania wrestling team, as No. 10 Lorenzo Thomas (second) and Joe Heyob (third) both placed at the Nittany Lion Open to lead a group of six placewinners for the Quakers in their final completion of the fall semester.

Thomas finished the day with a 4-0 record, including two major decisions and a technical fall, but a day-long battle with illness came to a head before the championship final and he was forced to withdraw. His biggest win of the day was against Penn State’s Kellan Stout, a 10-2 major decision in the semifinals.

Heyob was 4-1 to finish third, defeating Stout by an 8-5 decision in the third place match.

After missing the Keystone Classic with injury, Casey Kent returned with a vengeance, posting a 5-1 record to finish third at 174 pounds. Kent racked up bonus points throughout the tournament with two major decisions, a technical fall and a pin. His only loss was a 6-3 decision to Myles Martin of Ohio State.

Caleb Richardson was fourth at 133 pounds, posting a 3-2 record. His first loss of the day came to national No. 8 Jordan Conaway of Penn State in the semifinals, 6-1. Richardson bounced back to defeat Lehigh’s Scott Parker, 5-3, before a 3-1 loss to Scott Delvecchio resulted in a fourth-place finish.

May Bethea also took fourth place, going 5-2 in the tournament. Both of his losses were to NCAA qualifier Zach Beitz of Penn State.

The final placewinner for Penn was Frank Mattiace who took fifth at 197 pounds. Mattiace was 5-2 in the tournament, including a pair of falls.

133 – Tristin DeVincenzo
First Round: lost to Nick Ottaviano (Rutgers), 7-2
Consolation Second Round def. Aaron Doll (Penn Coll. Of Tech), 17-2
Consolation Third Round: lost to Korbin Myers (Edinboro), FALL 4:36

133 – Caleb Richardson (Fourth Place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Aaron Doll (Penn. Coll. Of Tech), FALL 1:18
Quarterfinals: def. Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers), 3-2
Semifinals: lost to #8 Jordan Conaway (Penn State), 6-1
Consolation Semifinals: def. Scott Parker (Lehigh), 5-3
Third Place Match: lost to Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers), 3-1

141 – Eric Friedman
First Round: lost to Gary Dinmore (Penn State), 16-1 (5:47)
Consolation First Round: lost to Dominic Giannangeli (Penn State), 10-3

141 – Marc Mastropietro
First Round: def. Brandon Diaz (Lehigh), 12-1
Second Round: lost to #6 Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State), 17-2
Consolation Second Round: lost to Jacob Macalooloy (Columbia), 9-6

141 – A.J. Vindici
First Round: Bye
Second Round: lost to Joe Ghionne (Lock Haven), 4-3
Consolation First Round: def. Caleb Mariakis (West Virginia), FALL 4:14
Consolation Second Round: lost to Christian Montserrat (West Virginia), 8-5

157 – May Bethea (Fourth Place)
First Round: Bye
Second Round: def. Ian Brown (Lehigh), 13-8
Third Round: def. Cole Walter (Lehigh), 12-3
Quarterfinals: lost to Zach Beitz (Penn State), 11-5
Consolation Fourth Round: def. Dylan Painton (Rutgers), 3-1
Consolation Fifth Round: def. Ian Brown (Lehigh), 14-6
Consolation Semifinals: def. Casey Sparkman (Kent State), 6-5
Third Place Match: lost to Zach Beitz (Penn State), 8-4

157 – Brooks Martino
First Round: def. Brian Lapham (Bucknell), 15-0
Second Round: lost to Dayton Racer (Virginia Tech), FALL 0:42
Consolation Second Round: def. Nigel Ruiz (Army Prep), FALL 3:32
Consolation Third Round: def. Joshua Shields (Arizona State), 8-2
Consolation Fourth Round: lost to Taylor Simaz (Cornell), 6-2

157 – Joe Oliva
First Round: lost to Joshua Shields (Arizona State), 17-1 (5:53)
Consolation Second Round: lost to Patrick Gerish (Maryland), FALL 2:59

165 – Joe Velliquette
First Round: lost to Dillon Artigliere (Cornell), 5-3
Consolation First Round: def. Tim Harman (Navy Prep), 7-4
Consolation Second Round: lost to Isaac Bast (Kent State), 9-3

174 – Casey Kent (Third Place)
First Round: def. Alex Benoit (Navy Prep), 16-0
Second Round: def. Andrew Price (Lehigh), 11-2
Quarterfinals: def. Dylan Wisman (Missouri), 8-2
Semifinals: lost to Myles Martin (Ohio State), 6-3
Consolation Semifinals: def. Dominic Prezzia (Ohio State), FALL 4:12
Third Place Match: def. Dylan Wisman (Missouri), 16-6

184 – Joe Heyob (Third Place)
First Round: def. Josh Lopez (Unrostered), Default (5:17)
Second Round: def. Corey Hazel (Lock Haven), 10-4
Quarterfinals: def. Jack Rozema (Ohio State), 4-3
Semifinals: lost to Michael Macchiavello (N.C. State), 10-7
Consolation Semifinals: def. Adam Mackie (Lock Haven), Medical Forfeit
Third Place Match: def. Kellan Stout (Penn State), 8-5

184 – No. 10 Lorenzo Thomas (Second Place)
First Round: def. Adam Mackie (Lock Haven), 19-3 (3:44)
Second Round: def. Gavin Berkley (Army West Point), 13-2
Quarterfinals: def. Alex DeCiantis (Drexel), 3-1 (SV)
Semifinals: def. Kellan Stout (Penn State), 10-2
Final: Medically Forfeited (Illness)

184 – Ryan Wosick
First Round: lost to Anthony Messner (Rutgers), 11-5
Consolation First Round: lost to Dalton Shoop (Army West Point), 9-4

197 – Frank Mattiace (Fifth Place)
First Round: def. Tyler Love (Virginia), 6-0
Second Round: def. Kyle Kremiller (Rutgers) FALL, 0:29
Quarterfinals: lost to Owen Scott (Cornell), 3-1
Consolation Fourth Round: def. Ben Honis (Finger Lakes Prep), 5-4
Consolation Fifth Round: def. Tyler Love (Virginia), FALL 5:46
Consolation Semifinals: lost to Kollin Moore (Ohio State), 8-6
Fifth Place Match: def. Nathan Dow (Army West Point), 4-1

197 – Robert Ng
First Round: lost to Kollin Moore (Ohio State), 18-6
Consolation First Round: lost to Ben Honis (Finger Lakes Prep), 13-0

285 – Tyler Hall
First Round: lost to Mike Kosoy (N.C. State), 8-1
Consolation Second Round: def. Peter Strassfield (Army West Point), FALL 0:40
Consolation Third Round: def. David Farr (Army West Point), 3-1
Consolation Fourth Round: lost to Christian Colucci (Lehigh), 10-4

The Quakers are off until 2016, beginning the second half of the season at the Southern Scuffle January 1-2 in Chattanooga.