Wrestling Sweeps Penn Duals

PHILADELPHIANo. 23 Penn put on quite a display in The Palestra on Saturday, scoring 129 points over three duals en route to a perfect 3-0 day at the Penn Duals.

The Quakers opened the day with a 42-9 win over Delaware State, then followed that with a 49-0 shutout of Franklin & Marshall and ended the day with a 38-7 victory over East Stroudsburg.

19 matches ended with bonus points for the Red and Blue, including all five victories from the Rappo brothers. Older brother Rick picked up a forfeit victory in the dual with F&M and then added a pin of ESU’s Matthew Rizzo at the 3:44 mark of their match.

Younger brother Mark did Rick one better, scoring bonus points in all three of his bouts. He started the day with a pin at 4:19 over Delaware State’s Wilson Williams. In his second bout, he scored a 17-2 technical fall win over F&M’s Stephen Sabreen at the 5:23 mark. He capped his remarkable day with his second pinfall, needing just 3:23 to capture ESU’s David Luthy on the mat.

Matt Dragon continued his impressive 2008-09 season, picking up two tech fall wins in his two matches. Dan Zander went 2-1 on the day with two pinfall wins.

Penn ups its dual record to 4-1 heading into next weekend’s Virginia Duals.

No. 23 Penn def. Delaware State, 42-9

125 – Mark Rappo (Penn) def. Wilson Williams (DSU), FALL 4:19; Penn leads 6-0

133 – Tad Broomall (DSU) def. Zack Ellis (Penn), Tech Fall 5:19 (17-2); Penn leads 6-5

141 – Zack Kemmerer (Penn) def. Kelvin Watford (DSU), FALL 3:31; Penn leads 12-5

149 – Andy Valenti (Penn) def. Brandon Bruce (DSU), Dec. 6-1; Penn leads 15-5

157 – Brandon Gardner (DSU) def. T.J. Polacek (Penn), Maj. Dec. 11-3; Penn leads 15-9

165 – Andrew Coles (Penn) win via forfeit; Penn leads 21-9

174 – Cory Beaver (Penn) def. Kyle Skinner (DSU), Dec. 5-2; Penn leads 24-9

184 – Colin Hitschler (Penn) win via forfeit; Penn leads 30-9

197 – Dan Zander (Penn) def. Shawn Nowrey (DSU), FALL 2:32; Penn leads 36-9

Hwt. – Tyler Blakely (Penn) def. Jamar Beckett (DSU), FALL 2:37; Penn wins 42-9

No. 23 Penn def. Franklin and Marshall, 49-0

125 – Mark Rappo (Penn) def. Stephen Sabreen (F&M), Tech Fall 5:23 (17-2); Penn leads 5-0

133 – Bryan Ortenzio (Penn) def. Matt Murray (F&M), Tech Fall 5:00 (18-1), Penn leads 10-0

141 – Rick Rappo (Penn) win via forfeit; Penn leads 16-0

149 – Cesar Grajales 9Penn) def. Al Giamforti (F&M), Dec 12-5; Penn leads 19-0

157 – Matt Dragon (Penn) def. James DiNicola (F&M), Tech Fall 4:00 (16-1); Penn leads 24-0

165 – Andrew Coles (Penn) def. Anthony Bongarzone (F&M), FALL 1:21; Penn leads 30-0

174 – Scott Giffin (Penn) def. Justin Herbert (F&M), Dec. 7-4; Penn leads 33-0

184 – Colin Hitschler (Penn) def. Matt Fullowan (F&M), FALL 4:01; Penn leads 39-0

197 – Dan Zander (Penn) def. Colin Ely (F&M), FALL 2:25; Penn leads 45-0

Hwt. – Trey McLean (Penn) def. Nico Somers (F&M), Maj. Dec. 9-1; Penn wins 49-0

No. 23 Penn def. East Stroudsburg, 38-7

125 – Mark Rappo (Penn) def. David Luthy (ESU), FALL 3:23; Penn leads 6-0

133 – Bryan Ortenzio (Penn) def. Matt Swallow (ESU), Dec. 7-0; Penn leads 9-0

141 – Rick Rappo (Penn) def. Matthew Rizzo (ESU), FALL 3:44; Penn leads 15-0

149 – Cesar Grajales (Penn) def. Scott Heckman (ESU), Dec. 10-4; Penn leads 18-0

157 – Matt Dragon (Penn) def. Jesse Dunn (ESU), Tech Fall 3:15 (15-0); Penn leads 23-0

165 – Thad Frick (ESU) def. Andrew Coles 9Penn), Dec. 5-3; Penn leads 23-3

174 – Scott Giffin (Penn) def. Jeff Jacobs (ESU), Dec. 6-2; Penn leads 26-3

184 – Colin Hitschler (Penn) def. Ed Ebewo (ESU), Injury Default (0:53); Penn leads 32-3

197 – Shane Mallory (ESU) def. Dan Zander (Penn), Tech Fall 7:00 (19-4); Penn leads 32-7

Hwt. – Tyler Blakely (Penn) win via forfeit; Penn wins 38-7

Penn also had an exhibition dual with Gloucester that was made up of eight matches. Here are those results:

125 – Paul Bauberger (GCC) def. Zack Ellis (Penn), FALL 4:22

141 – Marty Borowsky (Penn) def. Andrew Thompson (GCC), FALL 4:46

141 – Zack Kemmerer (Penn) def. Ryan Layton (GCC), Maj. Dec.16-2

149 – Domenico Giambanco (GCC) def. Andy Valenti (Penn), Dec. 9-3

149 – Brett McCurdy (Penn) def. Kyle Anerousis (GCC), FALL 2:09

149 – Jake Hunter (Penn) def. Ryan Cafaro (GCC), Tech Fall 5:15 (15-0)

165 – T.J. Polacek (Penn) def. Eric Thompson (GCC), Dec. 2-1

174 – Cory Beaver (Penn) def. Josh Ploof (GCC), Maj. Dec. 15-2