Wrestling Places Three at Keystone Classic

PHILADELPHIA – In the first home event of the Alex Tirapelle era, the Penn Wrestling team placed three grapplers in a tough Keystone Classic field. Lorenzo Thomas was second at 184 pounds, Caleb Richardson third at 133 and freshman Joe Heyob was fifth at 174

Thomas, ranked No. 3 in the country, was edged in the final by the No. 4-ranked wrestler in the land, Max Thomusseit of Pitt. Two first period takedowns were the difference for Thomusseit as Thomas was just off on a scramble in the second period which would have given him the lead. Thomas was 4-1 in the tournament, with a pin and two major decisions

Caleb Richardson went 4-1 as well, rallying after a second round loss, to claim third place at 133 pounds. His big win on the day was a 3-1 sudden victory win over Northwestern’s Dom Malone. Richardson would add a second 3-1 overtime win in the third place bout

In his first action in the “House of Wrestling”, Joe Heyob was 3-2 to take fifth at 174 pounds. After a loss in the first round, he picked up a fall and a major decision before losing in the consolation semifinals, 12-11. He rallied for a 6-3 win over Stanford’s Dylan Morris for fifth.

The Quakers will wrestle at Rider on Nov. 30, taking on the Broncs and Clarion starting at 2 p.m

Caleb Richardson (133 pounds) –Third Place
First Round: def. Ryan Osleeb (Harvard), 6-1
Quarterfinal: lost to Vincent Pizzuto (Eastern Michigan), 7-6
Consolation Second Round: def. Vito Pasone (Appalachian State), Maj. 13-4
Consolation Third Round: def. Andy Schutz (Bloomsburg University), 4-1
Consolation Semifinal: def. Dominic Malone (Northwestern University), SV-1 3-1
Consolation Final: def. Brance Simms (South Dakota State), SV-1 3-1

Jeff Canfora (149 pounds)
First Round: lost to Matthew Cimato (Drexel), Maj. 17-4
Consolation First Round: def. Nathan Russell (Pitt), Maj. 13-4
Consolation Second Round: def. A.J. Murabito (Penn), 3-2
Consolation Third Round: lost to Nick Barber (Eastern Michigan), 8-2

Freddie Dunau (149 pounds)
First Round: lost to Dyllan Cottrell (Appalachian State), FALL 3:15
Consolation First Round: lost to Joe Randazzo (Indiana), 5-2

A.J. Murabito (149 pounds)
First Round: BYE
Second Round: lost to Bryant Clagon (Rider), FALL 1:25
Consolation First Round: BYE
Consolation Second Round: lost to Jeff Canfora (Penn), 3-2

Joe Velliquette (149 pounds)
First Round: BYE
Second Round: lost to Nick Barber (Eastern Michigan), 5-2
Consolation First Round: def. Colby Knight (Harvard), 2-0
Consolation Second Round: def. Joe Randazzo (Indiana), 8-2
Consolation Third Round: def. Trevor Moody (Indiana), 2-0
Consolation Quarterfinal: lost to Nick Barber (Eastern Michigan), 1-0

May Bethea (157 pounds)
First Round: def. Brandon Zeerip (Eastern Michigan), 6-4
Quarterfinal: lost to Noel Blanco (Drexel), SV-1 6-4
Consolation Second Round: def. Matt Hammerstone (Bloomsburg), 6-4
Consolation Quarterfinal: lost to Peter Galli (Stanford), SV-1 4-2

Brooks Martino (157 pounds)
First Round: lost to Max Hvolbek (Stanford), Maj. 12-3
Consolation First Round: def. Eric Nutter (Pitt), FALL 2:07
Consolation Second Round: lost to Peter Galli (Stanford), 10-3

Quinton Hiles (165 pounds)
First Round: def. Kanon Dean (Harvard), Maj. 12-4
Second Round: lost to Troy Reaghard (Pitt), Maj. 11-0
Consolation First Round: def. Brandon Meisner (Bloomsburg), 9-4
Consolation Second Round: def. Andrew Reca (Rider), 6-1
Consolation Third Round: lost to Austin Geerlings (Eastern Michigan), 8-7

Joe Heyob (174 pounds) – Fifth Place
First Round: lost to Keaton Subjeck (Stanford), 3-2
Consolation First Round: BYE
Consolation Second Round: def. Stephen Loiseau (Drexel), FALL 6:47
Consolation Quarterfinal: def. Kayne MacCallum (Eastern Michigan), Maj. 16-4
Consolation Semifinal: lost to Ryan Wolfe (Rider), 12-11
Consolation for Fifth: def. Dylan Morris (Stanford), 6-3

Dan McDevitt (174 pounds)
First Round: lost to Stephen Loiseau (Drexel), 7-1
Consolation First Round: def. Ryan McMullan (Pitt), Maj. 17-8
Consolation Second Round: def. John Nething II (South Dakota State), 7-4
Consolation Quarterfinal: lost to David Kocer (South Dakota State), 3-2

Lorenzo Thomas (184 pounds) – Second Place
First Round: def. Aaron Mattioni (Appalachian State), FALL 2:34
Second Round: def. Michael Mocco (Harvard), Maj. 15-3
Quarterfinals: def. Ryan Davies (Stanford), Maj. 9-0
Semifinals: def. Mitch Sliga (Northwestern), 6-0
Final: lost to Max Thomusseit (Pitt), 5-3

Patrik Garren (285 pounds)
First Round: BYE
Second Round: lost to David Ng (Harvard), 5-0
Consolation First Round: BYE
Consolation Second Round: def. Andrew Marr (Rider), 4-2
Consolation Third Round: lost to Josh Marchok (Stanford), 3-1

Download: keystone 2014 final.pdf