Press Release

2011-12 Wrestling: NCWA National Championship Tournament - Daytona Beach, FL Day One

March 8, 2012

The Wildcats have three wrestlers remaining in the championship brackets

The Wildcats have three wrestlers remaining in the championship brackets

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a strong day one for the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers as they competed at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Championship Tournament. Freshman Paul Crutchlow (Morris Plains, N.J.) had the biggest win of the day upsetting #1 seed CJ Knowland of California Baptist in the second round of the 184 class. With the first two rounds completed, the Wildcats have three remaining in the championship bracket and two still alive in consolation.

In the first round, 149 freshman Derek Leiby (Troy) made quick work of Florida A&M’s Randall Gines with an 18-1 technical fall. He followed that up with a 10-5 decision over UMBC's Daniel Carr. Sophomore Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) pinned Blake Peek of Navy in 1:58 and took round two with a decision over Josh Ballard of McKendree.

Crutchlow's first round was a come-from-behind victory over Cody George of Minot State with a pin at 4:01. At 174, freshman Logan Gresock (Wadsworth, Ohio) opened with a 9-2 decision over Central Washington’s Steven Alfi before being pinned in the by Jacob Johnson of Lindenwood St. Charles.

Freshman Jasper Ocker (Burnham) lost a tight opening match at 197 to University of Texas’ Michael Mahoney 8-7. Mahoney got the winning point from riding time in the match. Ocker received a forfeit from Cal Baptist's David Dill to remain alive in the consolation round. At 141, freshman Kyle Sunseri (Athens) was pinned at 3:23 by Sterling Briscoe of The Apprentice School in his opening round. He was eliminated from the tournament by Johnny Miller of Mercer College in a decision.

The five remaining wrestlers get back into action tomorrow, Mar. 8 at 9 a.m.

Day One Full Results:

141: Sterling Briscoe (App) pins Sunseri (PCT) 3:23

141: Johnny Miller (Mercer) dec. Sunseri (PCT) 11-5

149: Leiby (PCT) tech. fall Randall Gines (Fla. A&M) 18-1

149: Leiby (PCT) dec. Daniel Carr (UMBC) 10-6

157: Myers (PCT) pins Blake Peel (Navy) 1:58

157: Myers (PCT) dec. Josh Ballard (McKendree) 16-9

174: Gresock (PCT) dec. Steven Alfi (Central Wash.) 9-2

174: Jacob Johnson (Lindenwood-St. Charles) pins Gresock 1:32

184: Crutchlow pins Cody George (Minot St.) 4:01

184: Paul Crutchlow dec. CJ Knowland (Cal Baptist) 3-2

197: Michael Mahoney (UTexas) dec. Ocker 8-7

197: Ocker win by ff David Dill (Cal Baptist)

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