Wrestling Falls to Pitt-Bradford

Wrestling Falls to Pitt-Bradford

BRADFORD, Pa. – The Pitt-Bradford wrestling team picked up its first home victory and first-ever against Penn State Behrend with a 30-14 decision on Wednesday night in the KOA Arena.

Final Score: Pitt-Bradford 30, Penn State Behrend 14,

Location: Bradford, Pa. | KOA Arena

Key Moments:

* The Lions won four out of the 10 bouts
* Freshman Michael Binni (Canonsburg, PA/Canon McMillan) extended his win streak to four straight
* Binni avenged an overtime loss to Elijah Hernandez in the first meeting this season with a 7-6 decision tonight at 125
* Freshman Cole Ruffo (Mercer, PA/Hickory) tallied his first major decision with a 10-2 score over Neiko Kuntz at 149
* Levko Higgins (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) and Jake Paulson (Erie, PA/McDowell) won the final two bouts
* Higgins got his second major decision of the year with a 16-2 score over Daniel Sibel at 174
* Paulson managed a 12-5 decision over Mitch Dowd at 197 to extend his record to 20-2

Bout-By-Bout Results:

125: Michael Binni (PSB) over Elijah Hernandez (UPB) (Dec 7-6)
133: Kendric Moore (UPB) over (PSB) (For.)
141: Colton Davis (UPB) over (PSB) (For.)
149: Cole Ruffo (PSB) over Neiko Kuntz (UPB) (MD 10-2)
157: Victor Elias (UPB) over Trey Kovalick (PSB) (Fall 1:22)
165: Daniel Shields (UPB) over Tyler Speraw (PSB) (Dec 10-5)
174: Nate Powley (UPB) over Sam Tubbs (PSB) (Fall 1:40)
184: Levko Higgins (PSB) over Daniel Sibel (UPB) (MD 16-2)
197: Jake Paulson (PSB) over Mitch Dowd (UPB) (Dec 12-5)
285: Sam Colebert (UPB) over Zackery Trim (PSB) (Dec 6-1)

Next Up:

* Behrend returns to action on Sunday, February 17 at the PSUAC Invite in State College, Pa.