University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at 2012 Super Region I Tournament - 02/24-25/12

ATH11_309_FogleD_TWrestlers Finish Second at Regional Tournament
Seven Wrestlers Advance to Nationals
    
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/12... (Tournament Website) (Brackets) (Standings) Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) was the runner-up at 125 lbs. to lead a group of seven Mountain Cat wrestlers who placed in the top-four at the 2012 NCAA Division II Super Region I Tournament at UNC-Pembroke on Saturday to advance to the National Tournament on March 9-10.  As a team, Pitt-Johnstown placed second behind regional champional Newberry (S.C.) College.
     Fogle, seeded second for the tournament, advanced to the title bout at 125 lbs. with a 5-4 decision over Kutztown's Desmond Moore in the semifinals, before suffering a 2-0 loss to top-seeded and fourth-ranked Kenny Trumbetta from Seton Hill University.
     Six other Mountain Cats will join Fogle at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Tournament at the University of Colorado-Pueblo on March 9-10.
     Third-seeded Nathan Link (Cresson, Pa.) placed third after reaching the semifnals at 149 lbs., while third-seeded Zach Lundgren (DuBois, Pa.) (157 lbs.) and Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) (174 lbs.) both wrestled through the consolation bracket to place third in their respective weight classes.  Second -seeded and fifth-ranked Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) (141 lbs.) and fourth-seeded Jon Moore (Leechburg, Pa.) (197 lbs.) both finished in fourth-place.
     In addition, top-seeded and seventh-ranked Gary Lantz (Delta, Pa.) finished fifth at 184 lbs., but won a 14-2 major decision over UNC-Pembroke's Shiheem Bryant in a true fourth-place bout to secure Pitt-Johnstown's seventh national qualifier.
     Doug Maiorana (Lewisburg, Pa.) (133 lbs.), Logan Shirey (165 lbs.) (Fairmont City, Pa.), and Josh Krupa (Bedford, Pa.) (HWT.) all wrestled at the regional tournament, but did not place.
     Newberry won the team title with 131 points.  Pitt-Johnstown was second with 100.5 pts., while Kutztown (96 pts.), Mercyhurst (72.5 pts.), and Gannon (72 pts.) rounded out the top-five in the 13-team field.