Pitt-Bradford Wrestling To Compete In Alfred State Pioneer Open Saturday

Pitt-Bradford Wrestling To Compete In Alfred State Pioneer Open Saturday

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wrestling team will compete in the Alfred State Pioneer Open Saturday.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a strong showing at the RIT Invitational last Saturday.

Neiko Kuntz placed sixth in the 141 weight class after a major decision (8-0) win in round one and eventually wrestling his way to the consolation semifinal before losing in the fifth-place match by rule.

In the 131 class, Colton Davis advanced to the championship quarterfinals and was eventually eliminated in the fifth round of the consolation bracket.

Derek Ridgeway advanced to the second round of the 165 championship bracket and went onto wrestle his way to the fifth round of the consolation bracket, picking up three wins to along the way.

In the 174 class, Nathan Powley moved onto the championship bracket second round, then picked up two wins to end up in the fourth round of the consolation bracket.

Quentin Ellis put together a strong run, winning hits first two 184 matches by falls to advance to the championship quarterfinals.

Daniel Sibel picked up a win by fall in the 197 championship bracket. He later made his way to the third round of the consolation bracket.

In the 285 weight class, Garrett Smead advanced to the second round of the championship bracket with a win by decision in the first round. He then won two matches in the consolation bracket and ended up in the fourth round.

Kuntz was the top scorer for the Panthers with 13 points.

On the season, Ridgeway and Kuntz lead the team with seven wins apiece.

Sam Colebert has the best record on the team at 6-2, while Mitch Dowd has also had a strong start to the season at 5-2.

Action at Alfred State is set to begin at 11 a.m.