Panthers Wrestling Competes In John Carroll Duals

Panthers Wrestling Competes In John Carroll Duals

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wrestling team competed in the John Carroll Duals Sunday.

Pitt-Bradford went 0-4, falling to Lourdes (29-15), Waynesburg (31-9), Urbana (32-15) and John Carroll (42-6).

"I think the guys competed really hard today," Head Coach Colin Johnston said. "We had some really good wins individually today, but just came up a little short on the team score."

Mitch Dowd was the top performer for in his weight class for the entire event, the only wrestler competing in the 197 class to go 4-0 on the day.

Round one against Lourdes, Neiko Kuntz (141) earned a 12-9 win, while Victor Elias (157) picked up a win in 3:48.

Dowd (197) won, 13-2, while Sam Colebert (285) won on a 13-8 decision.

In round two against Waynesburg, Elijah Hernandez (125) won on a 6-0 decision. Derek Ridgeway (165) grabbed his first win on the day, 5-4, and Dowd (197) picked up his second on the day, 6-4.

Against Urbana in round three, Hernandez (125) took a win by forfeit, while Ridgeway (165) won 8-3 and Nick DiStefano (174) grabbed an 8-6 decision.

Dowd (197) then won his third match of the day, a 6-1 decision.

Then against the host John Carroll, Dowd was credited with the lone victory for Pitt-Bradford, coming by forfeit. Hernandez gave his opponent a competitive match but ended up falling short, 5-3.

Up next, Pitt-Bradford will compete in the RIT Invitational Saturday, Dec. 1.