No. 16 Wrestling Goes Toe-to-Toe with No. 6 Pitt-Johnstown; Falls 23-15 in PSAC Opener

11/20/2018 | Wrestling
KUTZTOWN – The 16th-ranked Kutztown University wrestling team secured victories in 5-of-10 bouts against sixth-ranked University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, but suffered a 23-15 setback in its home Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opener on Tuesday evening, which doubled as KU Wrestling’s annual Military Appreciation Night.

Lucas Miller controlled his match at 133 lbs., evening the dual score at 3-all with a 9-4 decision over Pitt-Johnstown’s Lukas O’Connor. KU then got consecutive wins at 157 lbs. and 165 lbs. as Chad Haegele and Mikey O’Brien each dispatched their opponents with victories by decision.

O’Brien delivered perhaps to most notable victory of the evening at 165 lbs., winning a hard fought 4-3 decision over UPJ’s Devin Austin, the nation’s fifth-ranked wrestler at 165.

Top-ranked 184-pounder Jeff Reimel, in his first action of the season, defeated Mike Geyer 7-3 for KU’s fourth triumph of the night. Fifth-ranked Andrew Dunn Jr. put a cap on the Maroon and Gold’s solid performance with a 5-2 win at heavyweight to round out Kutztown’s winners in its first dual of the season.

Bonus points proved to be the difference in the match as the Mountain Cats of UPJ posted three bonus victories by way of two pins and one tech. fall.

Kutztown continues its dual season in the PSAC in its next competition, taking on Seton Hill University at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, inside of Keystone Arena.


Wt. Match Summary KUTZ UPJ
125 Brendan Howard (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over J. Renne (Kutztown) (Dec 6-1) 0.0 3.0
133 L. Miller (Kutztown) over Lukas O`Connor (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 9-4) 3.0 0.0
141 #6 Joey Alessandro (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over An. Petril (Kutztown) (Fall 3:48) 0.0 6.0
149 #4 Chris Eddins Jr. (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over J. Jones (Kutztown) (Fall 4:42) 0.0 6.0
157 C. Haegele (Kutztown) over Corey Falleroni (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 8-4) 3.0 0.0
165 M. O`Brien (Kutztown) over #5 Devin Austin (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 4-3) 3.0 0.0
174 Brock Biddle (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over J. Meyer (Kutztown) (Dec 9-3) 0.0 3.0
184 #1 J. Reimel (Kutztown) over Mike Geyer (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 7-3) 3.0 0.0
197 #5 Levi Niebauer (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) over M. Lewandowski (Kutztown) (TF 19-2 3:57) 0.0 5.0
285 #5 A. Dunn (Kutztown) over Tyler Oliver (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) (Dec 5-2) 3.0 0.0
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