WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend wrestling team competed on the first day of the 2019 NCAA Division III Southeast Regionals held at Lycoming College on Friday afternoon.
* The Lions have one wrestlers still in contention to place
* At 184, Jake Paulson (Erie, PA/McDowell) fell to Bradley Miccio of Lycoming in overtime. After a 1-all draw through three periods, Miccio used a takedown to get two points for the win.
* Paulson fought back to stay alive with pinning Adam Rigney of Waynesburg, posting a big 6-1 third period before the fall at 6:17. He then used two takedowns and a reversal to defeat Dominic Farabaugh of Thiel to stay alive with a 8-5 decision
* Levko Higgins (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) only need one take down to pin Nate Powley of Pitt-Bradford in 1:18 to advance in the championship bracket at 174.
* Higgins then fell to No. 10 Colin Kowalski of Gettysburg by major decision, 11-1 in his second match before getting bumped out by Nathan Wertheimer of Johns Hopkins by a score of 7-3
* Zackery Trim dropped his first match and the pinned Carlos Ortega of Greensboro in 3:37 at 197 weight class. He then fell 8-2 to Antavian Leary of Ferrum
* Michael Binni (Canonsburg, PA/Canon McMillan) at 125, went 1-2 on the day, pinning Michel Duncan of Thiel in his second match in 3:22. He lost in his final match 13-5 to Ethan Hartman of Washington & Lee.
125: Dylan Nutfall (York) pinned Michael Binni (PSB) 5:30; Binni pinned Michel Duncan (THI), 3:22; Ethan Hartman (W&L) maj. dec. Binni, 13-5
149: Kyle Medrow (Wilkes) tech. fall Cole Ruffo, 19-0; Joe Santomarco (LYC) dec. Ruffo, 3-1
157: Jared Lough (Averett) pinned Tyler Speraw (PSB), 2:37
165: Daniel Bergeron (PCOT) pinned Joe Houston (PSB), 1:21; William Merritt (Averett) pinned Houston, 2:55
174: Levko Higgins (PSB) pinned Nate Powley (BRF), 1:18; No. 10 Colin Cowalski (GETTY) maj. dec. Higgins, 11-1; Nathan Wertheimer (JHU) dec. Higgins, 7-3
184: Bradley Miccio (LYC) dec. Jake Paulson (PSB), 3-1 (OT); Paulson pinned Adam Rigney (WAY), 6:17; Paulson dec. Nathan Farabaugh (THI), 8-5
197: William Gilliam (JHU) maj. dec. Zackery Trim (PSB), 14-2; Trim pinned Carlos Ortega (GRN), 3:37; Antavian Leary (FER) dec. Trim, 8-2
285: Tavon Blowe (Averett) pinned Jake Kelly (PSB), 0:49; Dennis Karas (MESS) pinned Kelly 0:52
* Behrend returns to action on tomorrow for day two of the NCAA Southeast Regionals. Matches begin at 10 a.m.