The first round of the NCAA wrestling championships opened this afternoon in Pittsburgh – or as the NCAA calls it: Session 1. It is hard to get scores and the only site I could find all the results was nj.com. I am only posting the Jersey Guy matches and the results of the entire bracket can be found on their site. Tonight, I will get my results from watching the match the entire evening.
I love the NCAA basketball tournament and I have watched some, but I focus on the wrestling tonight. After this weekend, the basketball will have my undivided attention.
The wrestlers I have as Jersey Guys are:
- from Jersey and went to high school there
- those who are from New Jersey and went to high school in another state
- somebody who went to high school in Jersey and come from another state.
The 26 wrestlers who qualify went 13-13 in Session 1. I will put the winners and how they won in bold face, along with a sudden victory.
Here you go:
#1 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern/Christian Brothers Academy/Jackson, NJ) wins in technical fall, 21-6 in 4:00 over Trey Chalifoux (Army).
#7 Pat Glory (Princeton/Delbarton/Randolph, NJ) wins in technical fall, 16-0 in 3:16 over Alonzo Allen (Chattanooga).
#24 Carmen Ferrante (Penn/Bergen Catholic/Newton, NJ) lost 2-0 decision to Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State).
#3 Nick Suriano (Rutgers/Bergen Catholic/Paramus, NJ) wins 12-3 decision over Dylan Duncan (Illinois).
#9 Chas Tucker (Cornell/Blair Academy/Worcester, Mass.) lost 7-2 decision to DJ Fehlman (Lock Haven).
#20 Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh/Phillipsburg) lost 11-0 major decision to Austin Gomez (Iowa State).
#27 Anthony Cefolo (Rider/Hanover Park) lost 3-1 decision to Ethan Lizak (Minnesota).
#2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State/Blair Academy/Towaco, NJ) wins in technical fall, 20-5 in 7:00 over Grant Willits (Oregon State).
#33 Peter Lipari (Rutgers/Bergen Catholic/Byram, NJ) lost 10-5 decision to top-seeded Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell).
#1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers/South Plainfield) wins 10-2 major decision over Malik Amine (Michigan).
#14 Requir Van Der Merwe (Stanford/Blair Academy/Mountain Lakes, NJ) lost 8-6 in sudden victory to Cole Martin (Wisconsin).
#29 Matt Zovistoski (Appalachian State/St. Joe’s, Montvale/Paramus, NJ) lost 10-2 major decision to Brock Mauller (Missouri).
#16 John Van Brill (Rutgers/Clearview) won 10-2 major decision over BC LaPrade (Virginia Tech).
#27 Dan Reed (Columbia/Delbarton/Stirling, NJ) lost lost in technical fall, 16-1 in 3:47 to Kaleb Young (Iowa).
#8 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech/Bound Brook) wins by pin in 6:49 over Cam Coy (Virginia).
#18 Gordon Wolf (Lehigh/Lawrence) lost 5-4 decision to Connor Flynn (Missouri).
#5 Jordan Kutler (Lehigh/Blair Academy/Sparta, NJ) won 10-2 major decision over Jacob Oliver (Edinboro).
#6 David McFadden (Virginia Tech/DePaul/West Milford, NJ) won 4-0 decision over Vincent Deperz (Binghamton).
#20 Spencer Carey (Navy/DePaul/Ringwood, NJ) won 10-5 decision over Brit Wilson (Northern Illinois).
#29 Joe Grello (Rutgers/Bergen Catholic/Newton, NJ) lost 8-3 decision to Myles Amine (Michigan).
#30 Dean Sherry (Rider/Brick) lost 11-2 major decision to Zahid Valencia (Arizona State).
#1 Myles Martin (Ohio State/McDonough of Maryland/Penns Grove, NJ) won by pin in 3:22 over Bob Coleman (Oregon).
#21 Nick Gravina (Rutgers/Northern Highlands) lost 3-2 decision to Cash Wilcke (Iowa).
#27 CJ LaFragola (Brown/St. Joe’s, Hammonton/Little Egg Harbor, NJ) lost 10-0 major decision to Drew Foster (Northern Iowa).
#2 Anthony Cassar (Penn State/Montgomery) won by pin in 4:20 over Anthony Pelusi (Franklin & Marshall).
#16 Chase Singletary (Ohio State/Blair Academy/Naples, Florida) won 3-0 decision over David Jensen (Nebraska).