University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. West Liberty (WV) University - 11/18/11

West Liberty Upsets No. 8 Wrestlers With Win in Final Bout
     11/18/11... (Full Results) West Liberty (WV) University erased a 17-4 deficit by winning the final four bouts, including #7-ranked J.D. Ramsey's major decision over Josh Krupa (Bedford, Pa.) in the heavyweight bout to give the Hilltoppers a 20-17 victory over No. 8-ranked Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers, Friday night in the Sports Center.  the Mountain Cats slipped to 0-1.
     The Hilltoppers battled back from a 17-4 deficit to cut it to 17-16 with a win at 197 lbs, before Ramsey lifted West Liberty to the victory with an 11-3 major decision over Krupa in the night's final match.
     The Mountain Cats started fast with major decisions from Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) at 125 lbs. and NCAA No. 3 Ryan Link (Cresson, Pa.) at 133 lbs. and a decision from No. 3-ranked Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) at 141 lbs.  Fogle defeated Joe Wagstaff, 10-1, and Link took care of Dillon Nolte, 19-7, before Bachman pushed the Pitt-Johnstown lead to 11-0 with a 9-3 win over Super Region I No. 5-ranked Nick Wycoff.
     The Hilltoppers got on the scoreboard at 149 lbs. with Art Hobley's 17-4 major decision over Nick Katich (Louisville, OH).
     The Mountain Cats responded with two straight wins to regain control.  Pitt-Johnstown got the three points right back with Joe Paolo's (Weirton, WV) 6-2 decision over Mike Emery at 157 lbs.  Then, in a pair of 2011 NCAA Qualifiers at 165 lbs., Zach Lundgren (DuBois, Pa.) earned a 6-2 decision over Jarrod Shaw to increase the Mountain Cat lead to 17-4.
     West Liberty continued to battle and won the next three matches.  At 174 lbs., Jordan Nolan pinned Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) at 3:19, and Matt Littleton won an 8-6 overtime decision over Gary Lantz (Delta, Pa.) at 184 lbs.  Derrick Williams followed with a 9-6 decision over Zak Newton (Cresson, Pa.) at 197 to cut the Hilltoppers' deficit to 17-16 to set up the heavyweight match.
     With the win, West Liberty improved to 1-0.
    The Mountain Cats will host 14th-ranked University of Findlay (OH) on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center, before traveling to the 2011 Penn State Open on December 4.

#8 PITT-JOHNSTOWN  VS.  WEST LIBERTY
WEST LIBERTY  20          PITT-JOHNSTOWN  17
125 - Dave Fogle (UPJ)  Major Decision  Jow Wagstaff (WLU)  10-1  4-0 UPJ
133 - #3 Ryan Link (UPJ)  Major Decision  Dillon Nolte (WLU)  19-7  8-0 UPJ
141 - #3 Jack Bachman (UPJ)  Decision  Nick Wycoff (WLU)  9-3  11-0 UPJ
149 - Art Hobley (WLU)  Major Decision  Nick Katich (UPJ)  17-4  11-4 UPJ
157 - Joel Paolo (UPJ)  Decision  Mike Emery (WLU)  6-2  14-4 UPJ
165 - Zach Lundgren (UPJ)  Decision  Jarrod Shaw (WLU)  6-2  17-4 UPJ
174 - Jordon Nolan (WLU)  Fall  Travis McKillop (UPJ)  3:19  17-10 UPJ
184 - Matt Littleton (WLU)  Decision  Gary Lantz (UPJ)  8-6 OT  17-13 UPJ
197 - Derrick Williams (WLU)  Decision  Zak Newton (UPJ)  9-6  17-16 UPJ
HWT. - #7 J.D. Ramsey (WLU)  Major Decision  Josh Krupa (UPJ)  11-3  20-17 WLU