Pitt-Bradford Defeats Penn State-Behrend In Program's First Home Dual Meet

Pitt-Bradford Defeats Penn State-Behrend In Program's First Home Dual Meet

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wrestling team ended its inaugural regular season on a high note as it defeated Penn State-Behrend, 30-14, at the KOA Arena in the first NCAA Division III home dual meet in program history.

The victory avenges the Nov. 2 defeat at Penn State-Behrend in the program's first-ever competition.

"It was a great match today," Head Coach Colin Johnston said of the victory -- which came on his birthday. "Everybody went out and did their job and we came out on top. I think it shows a lot of improvement from the last time we wrestled them and I've seen a lot of good stuff. I'm happy with the results and the guys did a great job."

Behrend found the win in the 125 lb. match. Then first two Pitt-Bradford victories of the day came from Penn State-Behrend no entries. Kendric Moore was credited with the 133 lb. win and Colton Davis was credited with the 141 lb. victory.

After a Penn State-Behrend win in the 149 lb. bout, Pitt-Bradford got three-straight victories From Victor Elias (157 lb.), Daniel Shields (165 lb.) and Nathan Powley (174 lb.) to take a commanding victory.

Elias and Powley's victories came by way of a pin.

Two more Behrend wins brought the meet to the 285 lb. bout where Same Colebert took a 6-1 decision to secure the victory.

Wednesday's action concluded the 2018-19 regular season. Pitt-Bradford will now prepare for the NCAA Southeast Regional in Williamsport, Pa., on Feb. 22 and 23.

125: Michael Binni (PSB) over Elijah Hernandez (UPB) (Dec 7-6)

133: Kendric Moore (UPB) over (PSB) (For.)

141: Colton Davis (UPB) over (PSB) (For.)

149: Cole Ruffo (PSB) over Neiko Kuntz (UPB) (MD 10-2)

157: Victor Elias (UPB) over Tray Kovalick (PSB) (Fall 1:22)

165: Daniel Shields (UPB) over Tyler Speraw (PSB) (Dec 10-5)

174: Nathan Powley (UPB) over Sam Tubbs (PSB) (Fall 1:40)

184: Levko Higgins (PSB) over Daniel Sibel (UPB) (MD 16-2)

197: Jake Paulson (PSB) over Mitch Dowd (UPB) (Dec 12-5)

285: Sam Colebert (UPB) over Zach Trim (PSB) (Dec 6-1)