Press Release

2011-12 Wrestling: NCWA Mid East Conference Championships - Valley Forge Military Academy (Wayne, Pa.)

February 25, 2012

Freshman Paul Crutchlow took third and qualified for the national tournament in Daytona

Freshman Paul Crutchlow took third and qualified for the national tournament in Daytona

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – Freshman Derek Leiby (Troy) captured the 149 title as the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team competed at the Mid-East Conference (MEC) Championships at Valley Forge Military Academy Saturday. Leiby pinned his Blair Academy opponent in the title bout and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. Overall, the Wildcats placed fourth out of the 10 teams in attendance with West Chester University taking the top spot. Penn College had four wrestlers qualify for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Championship Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Freshman Logan Gresock (Wadsworth, Ohio) came in second at 184. In the championship match against Rutgers, Gresock was forced to medically forfeit after suffering a knee injury in the first period. Sophomore Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) placed second at 157 with a 10-6 decision by Penn State DuBois. Freshman Paul Crutchlow (Morris Plains, N.J.) took third defeating Rutgers 5-2. All three wrestlers and Leiby qualified for the national tournament.

Also for Penn College, freshman Kyle Sunseri (Athens) placed fourth and freshman Jasper Ocker (Burnham) came in fifth. Both could qualify for the tournament as wildcards but will not find out until all NCWA conference championships have been played.

The NCWA tournament begins March 8 at the Ocean Center Arena in Daytona.

Full Team Results:

  1. West Chester 124
  2. PSU DuBois 79
  3. Rutgers 75
  4. Penn College 72.5
  5. US Military Academy Prep. School 60
  6. Slippery Rock 35
  7. Williamson Trade 26
  8. Blair Academy (NJ) 23
  9. Lafayette 20
  10. Valley Forge Military Academy 7

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