University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at Wilkes Open - 12/28/12

ATH11_320_LantzG_TLantz, McKillop Win Titles at Wilkes Open
Five Other Wrestlers Place in Top-Five
     12/28/12... (Full Results) Gary Lantz (Delta, Pa.) (174 lbs.) and Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) (184 lbs.) each won individual championships, while five other Mountain Cat wrestlers placed in the top-five at Friday's 80th annual Rose Bowl of Wrestling at Wilkes College.
     Lantz posted a perfect 5-0 record, including a 10-2 major decision over Bloomsburg University's Tyler Rill in the title bout at 174 lbs.  McKillop pinned Nassau (NY) Community College's Francesco Merante at 2:56 to win the championship at 184 lbs.
     In addition, five other Mountain Cats finished in the top-five.  Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) (133 lbs.) and Nikos Garafola (Greensburg, Pa.) (197 lbs.) each placed third.  Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) (141 lbs.) and Keith Ryan (Shirleysburg, Pa.) (165 lbs.) finished fourth, and Josh Duplin (Johnstown, Pa.) (285 lbs.) was fifth for Pitt-Johnstown.
     Evan Link (Cresson, Pa.) (125 lbs.) and Jack Bachman (Greensburg, Pa.) (149 lbs.) both reached the semifinals, but defaulted to sixth-place.     

     The Mountain Cats open the spring semester at Millersville on January 5, before returning home to host  Lake Erie (OH) College on January 11 at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center.