Wrestling Set to Host Keystone Classic Sunday

Keystone Classic Brackets (PDF)

PHILADELPHIA -The Penn wrestling team is back in action Sunday, hosting the Keystone Classic at The Palestra. Wrestling begins at approximately 10 a.m. A complete schedule is listed below.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

PennAthletics.com will be live-blogging the event from The Palestra.

For Penn, three wrestlers earned top seeds in their weight class -- Bryan Ortenzio at 133, Zack Kemmerer at 141, and Micah Burak at 197. Micah's brother Gabriel Burak is the second seed at 165, while Scott Giffin will be the second seed at 174 lbs. Other seeds among Penn's wrestlers include Troy Hernandez (fifth at 149) and Tyler Blakely (third at 285).

Those seven will be joined by teammates Reid Oshiro (125), Jake Hunter (157), Mike Steltenkamp and Tom Timothy (165), Cory Beaver (174), and Harrison Cook (184).

This year's event will featureeight other teams in addition to the host Quakers, including three EIWA foes in American, Brown and Princeton. The other teams are Appalachian State, Boston University, Duke, Liberty and VMI.

Among the visiting teams, Duke and American bring arguably the brightest lights to this year's event. The Blue Devils feature the top-ranked heavyweight wrestler in this week's polls in Konrad Dudziak, while John Barone is 15th at the 184-pound class; both are slated to appear Sunday at the Palestra. American counters with Mike Cannon who is fourth at 184 and Jasen Borshoff who is 18th at 125 pounds. All four are top seeds in their weight classes Sunday.

2009 Keystone Classic Schedule
Sunday, Nov. 22 * The Palestra
10 a.m. -Championship Preliminary First Round
10:30 a.m.- Championship Preliminary Second Round
12:30 p.m.- Championship Quarterfinals/Consolation First Round
2 p.m.- Consolation Second Round
3 p.m. - Championship Semifinals/Consolation Thirrd Round
4:30 p.m. - Consolation Fourth Round
5:15 p.m. - Consolation Semifinals
6 p.m. - Championship/Consolation Finals
(please note, last three rounds may move up in time)

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The University of Pennsylvania's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the suspension of wrestlers Matt Dragon, Cesar Grajales and Rollie Peterkin for a violation ofdepartmental policy.

Download: Keystone 2009 Brackets.pdf