University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

at 2013 Div. II National Championships - 3/08-09/13

ATH11_330_McKillopT_TMcKillop Third, Cawley Seventh at National Wrestling Tournament
(Results) Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) reached the national semifinals before placing third, while Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished seventh to earn All-America honors and lead the Mountain Cat wrestlers at the 2013 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Pitt-Johnstown finished in 14th-place with 21 points, while Nebraska-Kearney claimed the team national championship with 108 points.
     McKillop, ranked sixth in the country, defeated Southwest Minnesota State's Travis Peralta 11-7 in the first round, before handing Nick Peterson (Colorado-Mesa) an 8-2 loss to reach the semifinals, where he suffered a 6-4 loss to top-ranked Shamus O'Grady (St. Cloud State (MN).  However, McKillop got a 16-0 technical fall over Chadron State's Jordan DeBus, before using a third period takedown and riding time to defeat third-ranked Adam Walters (Findlay), 4-2, in the third-place bout.  
     After suffering an opening round loss, Cawley won an 8-0 over Angel Vega (Minnesota State-Moorhead) in the first round of the consolations, before advancing to Saturday's action with a 5-2 decision over Justin Kieffer (Indianapolis).  On Saturday, Cawley fell 5-3 to Grand Canyon's Michael Hamel, but rebounded to defeat Daniel Ownbey (UNC-Pembroke), 1-0, to place seventh.
     Gary Lantz (174 lbs.) (Delta, Pa.) opened the tournament with an 8-4 win over Kelly Henderson (Central Oklahoma), but suffered an 8-3 loss to Patrick Martinez (Nebraska-Kearney) in the quarterfinals to fall to the second round of the consolations. In that round, Lantz was eliminated from a tournament with a 6-4 loss to Colorado State-Pueblo's Ray Hall.  
     Evan Link (Cresson, Pa.) (125 lbs.), Dave Fogle (Summerhill, Pa.) (133 lbs.), Keith Ryan (Shirleysburg, Pa.) (165 lbs.), and Josh Duplin (Johnstown, Pa.) (285 lbs.) were all 0-2 at the National Tournament.
     Nebraska-Kearney finished in first-place with 108 points, while St. Cloud State (MN) (105 pts.), Notre Dame (OH) College (103.5 pts.), Central Oklahoma (73 pts.), and Upper Iowa (49 pts.) rounded out the top five.