Wrestlers Keep Top Spot In Regional Rankings;
Travis McKillop Stays No. 1 at 184 lbs.
02/11/13...Head Coach Pat Pecora's Mountain Cat wrestlers, winners of 13 straight dual meets, held on to the top-spot in the NCAA Division II Super Region I Coaches Poll released on Tuesday. Nine Mountain Cats are individually-ranked, including returning All-American Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.), who is the top-ranked wrestler at 184 lbs... (Complete Rankings)
Pitt-Johnstown, 14-2 on the year, is ranked first, while Newberry, Mercyhurst College, Kutztown University, and the University of North Carolina-Pembroke rounded out the top-five in the 14-team region.
McKillop, 24-1 on the year, held on to the top-spot at 184 lbs, while Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) (141 lbs.) and Keith Ryan (Shirleysburg, Pa.) (165 lbs.) are both ranked second. Josh Duplin (Johnstown, Pa.) (285 lbs.) is ranked third, and Evan Link (Cresson, Pa.) (125 lbs.) and Nikos Garafola (Grensburg, Pa.) (197 lbs.) are fourth. Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) (133 lbs.), Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) (149 lbs.), and Gary Lantz (Delta, Pa.) (174 lbs.) are all ranked fifth in their weight classes.
SUPER REGION I RANKINGS
(February 11, 2013)
1. Pitt-Johnstown (14-2)
2. Newvberry (SC) College (19-2)
3. Mercyhurst College (15-3)
4. Kutztown University (10-4)
5. UNC-Pembroke (8-7)
6. Shippensburg University (12-6)
7. Gannon University (5-4)
8. East Stroudsburg University (6-10)
9. West Liberty (WV) University (4-10)
10. Anderson (SC) University (4-16)
11. Seton Hill University (7-12)
12. Millersville University (3-9)
13. American International (MA) College (2-8)
14. Ohio Valley (WV) University (3-11)