Press Release

2012-13 Wrestling: PSUAC/USCAA Invitational - Penn State University

February 16, 2013

The Wildcats took third place at the invitational

The Wildcats took third place at the invitational

On Saturday, two Penn College wrestlers claimed individual championships and two others finished second Saturday during the PSUAC/United States Collegiate Athletic Association Invitational at Penn State’s Rec Hall.

Hart, in the 133-pound weight class, and Myers, at 157, placed first while Austin Clark, of Elysburg, at 165, and Logan Gresock, of Copley, Ohio, at 174, came in second.

“Ryan wrestled an extremely good tournament, especially in the finals (where he won on a 1-0 decision over Shane Smith, of The Apprentice School),” Penn College coach Schuyler Frey said. “Tyler just continues to be a man on a mission. He wrestled a really good kid in the finals (a 6-1 win over Shane Alterio, of Penn State DuBois),” the coach continued.

Also for Penn College, Frankenfield finished third at 174; Alex Muller, of Sparta, N.J., was fourth at 184; and Cesar Gonzalez, of Woodbridge, Va., was sixth at 141.

Hart went 3-0 on the day and is 15-1 for the season, Myers went 2-0 during the tournament and is 23-2 overall. Clark and Gresock both were 2-1 on the day and Frankenfield 3-1. Gresock now is 14-1 for the season.

“For the most part, everyone wrestled well. There were a couple of letdowns, a couple of matches we should have won, but this was a good opportunity for us to get ready for the Mid-East Conference championships (a qualifier for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships) in two weeks. We’ll come back and work hard on some of the things we need to improve on.”

Teamwise, Penn College, with 95.5 points, finished second in the PSUAC portion of the tournament behind Penn State DuBois, which had 168 points. The Apprentice School, of Newport News, Va., won the USCAA tournament with 176 points. Other teams and their scores: PS Greater Allegheny 69.5, Southern Virginia University 50.5, PS New Kensington 41, PS Beaver 38, PS Fayette 30.5, PS Mont Alto 30, Williamson Trade School 24.

“DuBois had a nice solid, full lineup and we’ve been hurting all year to put up a full team. We wrestled tough, but our hat is off to them, they did a good job,” Frey added.

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