No. 11 Wrestlers Fall 22-12 at #6 Findlay
12/01/12...Gary Lantz's (Delta, Pa.) pin at 174 lbs. got the 11th-ranked Mountain Cat wrestlers to within one point of tying the match, but sixth-ranked University of Findlay (OH) won the final three bouts to pull away and deal Pitt-Johnstown a 22-12 road loss on Saturday. The Mountain Cats are now 1-2.
Findlay got a 6-0 win by #2 Ben Sergeant over Evan Link (Cresson, Pa.) at 125 lbs. to start the match, before Glenn Winslow (Patton, Pa.) evened the score at three with a 10-4 win over Shane Troyer at 133 lbs.
After a close loss at 141 lbs., the Mountain Cats answered to tie it again with a 4-3 win by All-American Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) at 149 lbs.
However, the Roughnecks took the lead with a decision victory at 157 lbs. and never gave it up.
Top-ranked Mason True scored a 16-8 major decision over Keith Ryan (Shirleysburg, Pa.) at 165 lbs. to increase it to 13-6, before Lantz pinned Alec Bissel at :35 to get Pitt-Johnstown to one at 13-12.
However, No.-1 ranked Adam Walters won a 5-2 decision over Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) in the 184 lb. bout, and Ashton Brown defeated Sean O'Connell (Farmington, CT), 6-2 to increase it to 19-12 and seal the win.
Findlay, which improved to 2-0, closed out the match and set the final at 22-12 with seventh-ranked Andrew Tumlin's 5-3 decision over Josh Duplin (Johnstown, Pa.) at 285 lbs.
The Mountain Cats will make their 2012-13 home debut on Tuesday against No. 20 East Stroudsburg University at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center, before celebrating Coach Pecora's 500th career win on Saturday prior to taking on Ohio Valley (WV) University Saturday at 7 p.m.
#11 PITT-JOHNSTOWN AT #6 FINDLAY
FINDLAY 22 PITT-JOHNSTOWN 12
125 - #2 Ben Sergeant (UF) Decision Evan Link (UPJ) 6-0 3-0 UF
133 - Glenn Winslow (UPJ) Decision Shane Troyer (UF) Decision 10-4 3-3 TIE
141 - Joey White (UF) Decision Dave Cawley (UPJ) 3-1 6-3 UF
149 - Jack Bachman (UPJ) Decision Jan Ulinski (UF) 4-3 6-6 TIE
157 - Jordan Cowell (UF) Decision Joel Paolo (UPJ) 8-6 9-6 UF
165 - #1 Mason True (UF) Major Decision Keith Ryan (UPJ) 16-8 13-6 UF
174 - Gary Lantz (UPJ) Fall Alec Bissel :35 13-12 UF
184 - #1 Adam Walters (UF) Decision Travis McKillop (UPJ) 5-2 16-12 UF
197 - Ashton Brown (UF) Decision Sean O'Connell (UPJ) 6-2 19-12 UF
HWT. - #7 Andrew Tumlin (UF) Decision Josh Duplin (UPJ) 5-3 22-12 UF