2010-11 Wrestling: Lycoming College
January 27, 2011
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – In what was a very short slate of preliminary wrestling action Thursday night, the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team garnered its first individual bout victory in school history. With Lycoming College suffering a rash of injuries that required moving many of their junior varsity wrestlers up to starting positions, Penn College was reduced to two bouts Thursday night.
In the first bout of the night, sophomore Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) faced off against Warrior John Secore in a 165 lb matchup. It was fast paced action as Myers worked inside of Secore’s defense to earn four takedowns. Entering the second period up 9-5, Myers scored a reversal and Secore escaped, while Myers earned a takedown to close out the second period. The third period feature a wild display of “wrestling-on-the edge,” as both wrestlers worked to tilt each other to their back. With a riding time advantage in excess of two minutes, Myers scored a major decision with an 18-10 score giving Penn College its historical first win.
In the second match of the night, freshman Derek Anderson (Ellworth) found himself caught in a lateral-drop as he attempted to bear-hug a very strong Chris Geisel in a heavyweight bout. Geisel recorded the fall at 54 seconds of the first period giving Lycoming a 4-6 victory in the match.
Next up, Penn College will travel to Penn State DuBois for a two-day tournament that features individual and dual meets. The tournament will begin on Friday, Feb. 5 at 5pm and resume on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m.