Pitt-Bradford Wrestling Heads To Washington & Jefferson For First-Ever Invitational Saturday

Pitt-Bradford Wrestling Heads To Washington & Jefferson For First-Ever Invitational Saturday

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wrestling program will compete in its first-ever invitational as it heads to the Washington & Jefferson Invitational Saturday.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off its first-ever NCAA competition last Friday in a dual meet at Penn State-Behrend.

The Panthers fell 28-17 at Behrend, but the team hung tough in its first ever competition.

At 133, Elijah Hernandez earned the first win in program history, and Derek Ridgeway grabbed the second win of the day for the Panthers at 165, a 14-2 major decision. 

Pitt-Bradford earned the final two matchups of the meet as Mitch Dowd earned the first pin in Panthers history, downing his 197 opponent in just 51 seconds to bring the overall score to 28-13.

Sam Colebert sent the Panthers home on a high note with a 9-2 major decision in the heavyweight matchup, wearing down his opponent and pushing through a tough match.

To follow the invitational live, click here.