University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

vs. Anderson (S.C.) University - 02/11/12

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Pat Pecora Get Win #499 as #8 Wrestlers Shutout Anderson on Senior Night
     02/11/12... (Box Score) The eighth-ranked Mountain Cat wrestlers used three early falls in a 52-0 Senior Night shutout over Anderson (S.C.) University to give Head Coach Pat Pecora his NCAA Division II record 499th career win on Saturday in the Sports Center.  Pitt-Johnstown improved to 11-3 on the year.
     It was all Mountain Cats from start to finish.  Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) opened things up with an 8-0 major decision over Cory Monteforte at 125 lbs., before three straight Pitt-Johnstown falls made it 22-0.
     Doug Maiorana (Lewisburg, Pa.) pinned Keenan Simmons at 4:06 at 133 lbs. and fifth-ranked Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) scored a fall over Ian Harper at 1:21 at 141 lbs., before Nathan Link (Cresson, Pa.) pinned Melchisedac Lavergne at 2:20 in the 149-lb. bout.
     The Mountain Cats kept it going with Zach Lundgren's (DuBois, Pa.) 12-2 major decision over Nick Giuliette at 157 lbs.
     At 165 lbs., Myers Miller (Bolivar, Pa.) won a 7-2 win over Dalton Harper, and Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) followed with an 18-2 technical fall at 4:49 over Bryan Glace at 174 lbs. to increase the lead to 34-0.
     Then, sandwiched between forfeit wins at 184 lbs. and heavyweight, Jon Moore (Leechburg, Pa.) pinned Jordan Denmark at 1:41 at 197 lbs. to close out the match.
     In his 36-year tenure at Pitt-Johnstown, Coach Pecora, who also ranks sixth on the all-time list of all divisions, has led the Mountain Cats to Division II National Championships in 2006 and 2009 and 20 NCAA Regional titles.  He has coached 129 All-Americans, 10 individual champions, and 90 NWCA All-Academic Wrestling Team selections.
     Prior to the match, Pitt-Johnstown recognized this year's seniors...Greg Grimes (HWT.) (Ebensburg, Pa.), Nathan Link (149 lbs.) (Cresson, Pa.), Zach Lundgren (157 lbs.) (DuBois, Pa.), Doug Maiorana (133 lbs.) (Lewisburg, Pa.), Myers Miller (157/165 lbs.) (Bolivar, Pa.), and Jon Moore (197 lbs.) (Leechburg, Pa.).
     Coach Pecora will go after win #500 when the Mountain Cats wrap-up the regular season at Shippensburg University on Tuesday.  Pitt-Johnstown will then before travel to UNC-Pembroke for the 2012 Super Region I Tournament on February 24-25 and to the University of Colorado-Pueblo for the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships on March 9-10.

#8 PITT-JOHNSTOWN VS. ANDERSON 
PITT-JOHNSTOWN  52     ANDERSON  0 
125 - Dave Fogle (UPJ)  Major Decision  Cory Monteforte (AU)  8-0  4-0 UPJ
133 - Doug Maiorana (UPJ)  Fall  Keenan Simmons (AU)  4:06  10-0 UPJ 
141 - #5 Jack Bachman (UPJ)  Fall  Ian Harper (AU)  1L21  16-0 UPJ 
149 - Nathan Link (UPJ)  Fall Melchisedac Lavergne (AU)  22-0 UPJ 
157 - Zach Lundgren (UPJ)  Major Decision  Nick Giuliette (AU)  12-2  26-0 UPJ 
165 - Myers Miller (UPJ)  Decision  Dalton Harper (AU)  7-2  29-0 UPJ
174 - Travis McKillop (UPJ)  Tech Fall  Bryan Glace (AU)  18-2  34-0 UPJ
184 - #7 Gary Lantz (UPJ)  Won By Forfeit  40-0 UPJ 
197 - Jon Moore (UPJ)  Fall  Jordan Denmark (AU)  1:41  46-0 UPJ 
HWT.Greg Grimes (UPJ)  Won By Forfeit  52-0 UPJ