Pitt-Bradford Defeats Alfred State During Tri-Meet Tuesday

Photo by Wade Aiken
Photo by Wade Aiken

ALFRED, N.Y. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wrestling team competed in a tri-meet at Alfred State Tuesday with Brockport.

Pitt-Bradford first fell to the familiar foe Brockport before pulling off a victory against the host Alfred State.

"It was a good day today," Head Coach Colin Johnston said. "The first match against Brockport was a rough one for us and I don't think the guys were ready. We didn't perform very well. Our second match with Alfred State, the guys were focused and everybody went out there and did their job. It was a great team win and I could see some real progress in our guys' wrestling."

Brockport found wins in each bout, capped by a tight 8-6 decision in the heavyweight matchup featuring Pitt-Bradford's Sam Colebert and Brockport's Boaz Smart.

But Pitt-Bradford dialed in against Alfred State in the final action of the evening.

After a no entry win in the 125 lb. class for Alfred State, Pitt-Bradford instead grabbed forfeit wins at 133 lb. (Colton Davis) and 141 lb. (Neiko Kuntz) and took a 12-6 lead.

Alfred State later cut the Panther lead to 12-11 with a win at 165 lb., but a victory from Nate Powley at 174 lb. extended the Pitt-Bradford lead to 15-11.

But Alfred State would then regain the lead with a win at 184 lb. but Mitch Down (197 lb.) and Colebert (heavyweight) closed the deal with wins in their bouts.

Pitt-Bradford came away with the 27-16 victory in the dual with Alfred State.

The Panthers will be in action next competing in the Messiah Open on Feb 2. Pitt-Bradford will then close out its regular season hosting Penn State-Behrend for a dual Feb. 6 at the KOA Arena.

Pitt-Bradford vs. Brockport

Wt. Class

Brockport

Bradford

Match Result

Team Score

125

Matt Caccamise

 

Fft

Brockport 6-0

133

Donald McCoy

Colton Davis

Fall 1:19

Brockport 12-0

141

Zack Barker

Neiko Kuntz

 

6-1

Brockport 15-0

149

Ryan Snow

 

Fft

Brockport 21-0

157

Zack Brown

 

Fft

Brockport 27-0

165

Jackson Bell

Daniel Shields

TF 18-0

Brockport 32-0

174

Christopher Eames

Nate Powley

Fall 2:04

Brockport 38-0

184

Bryce Rowe

Quentin Ellis

Fall 2:37

Brockport 44-0

197

Joe Yanis

Mitch Dowd

5-1

Brockport 47-0

HWT

Boaz Smart

Sam Colebert

8-6

Brockport 50-0

Pitt-Bradford vs. Alfred State

Wt. Class

Bradford

Alfred State

Match Result

Team Score

125

 

Jesse Pitoni

Fft

ASC 6-0

133

Colton Davis

 

Fft

Tied 6-6

141

Neiko Kuntz

 

Fft

Bradford 12-6

149

 

 

No Match

 

157

 

 

No Match

 

165

Daniel Shields

Mike Galton

 

TF 20-3

Bradford 12-11

174

Nate Powley

Devin Horton

Dec. 9-2

Bradford 15-11

184

Quentin Ellis

Tristan Almeter

 

TF 16-0

ASC 16-15

197

Mitch Dowd

Loujerry Etienne

Fall 1:50

Bradford 21-16

HWT

Sam Colebert

Mitchell Lattuca

 

Fall :39

Bradford 27-16