Wrestling Wraps Up Preseason with Intrasquad

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In its final intrasquad tune-up before the start of the 2012-13 regular season, Penn's wrestling team saw a mixture of returning veterans and new faces win matches on Saturday at the Intrasquad Match.

Of the 13 matches contested on Saturday, two were won by newcomers to the Penn program. At 141, Eric DeVos defeated A.J. Murabito, 5-2, and Casey Kent scored a win in an all-freshmen match at 165 over Ray Bethea, 6-1.

Returning All-American Micah Burak capped the day with a 6-1 win over 184-pounder Canaan Bethea in a cross-weight class match. Burak - ranked No. 5 at 197 entering the season - broke a 1-1 tie late in the match with a takedown to backpoints for the win.

Another exciting finish came at 149, where Andrew Lenzi defeated Mark Pinero, 3-1, on a takedown early in sudden victory.

The Quakers bring a full squad to Binghamton, N.Y. this weekend for the Binghamton Open on Nov. 11.

Intrasquad Results

Round One
133: Geoffrey Bostany def. Jeff Canfora, 2-1
141: Eric DeVos def. A.J. Murabito, 5-2
149: Andrew Lenzi def. Brooks Martino, 3-2
165: Casey Kent def. Ray Bethea, 6-1
174: Ian Korb def. Harrison Cook, 9-2
184 - Canaan Bethea def. Mike Steltenkamp, 12-0

Round Two
133: Jeff Canfora def. Eric Friedman, 6-1
141L C.J. Cobb def. Eric DeVos, 7-0
149: Andrew Lenzi def. Mark Pinero, 3-1 (SV)
157: Steve Robertson def. Troy Hernandez, 4-1
285: Steven Graziano def. Anthony DiLonardo, 2-1

Round Three
133: Geoffrey Bostany def. Eric Friedman, 5-4
184/197: Micah Burak def. Canaan Bethea, 6-1