WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend wrestling team placed 11th out of 14 teams with 50 points at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Results: Penn State Behrend placed 11th out of 14 teams with 50 points
Competing Teams: Lycoming, Heidelberg, W&J, Thomas More, Waynesburg, Washington & Lee, Wheeling Jesuit, Millersville, Muskingum, Thiel, Pitt-Bradford, Kent State, Fayette
* At 184, Jake Paulson (Erie, PA/McDowell) placed third overall with a 3-1 record on the day. The sophomore started with a 9-1 major decision in his first match and then posted an 18-1 technical fall to advance the semifinals. Paulson got pinned before winning the third-place match by forfeit.
* Sophomore Levko Higgins (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra Area) also placed for the Lions. At 174, he tallied a technical fall before pinning his opponent in 4:16. Higgins then fell 9-6 in the semifinals and then placed fourth after a close 5-4 loss.
Remaining Behrend Results
Michael Binni (Canonsburg, PA/Canon McMillan) (1-2)
Michael Gabler (Harborcreek, PA/Harbor Creek) (1-2)
Cole Ruffo (Mercer, PA/Hickory) (0-2)
Seth Cowan (0-2)
Jake Ognibene (Washington, PA/Chartiers-Houston (1-2)
Joe Houston (McKeesport, PA/Serra Catholic) (0-2)
Brandon Miller (Hermitage, PA/Hickory) (1-2)
Tyler Speraw (Annville-Cleona, PA / Annville-Cleona) (0-2)
Sam Tubbs (Mt. Lebanon, PA/Mt. Lebanon) (0-2)
Jimmy Turici (Franklin, PA/North Allegheny) (1-2)
* Behrend returns to action on Sunday, November 18 at the John Carroll Duals beginning at 9 a.m.