November 21, 2010

Pioneers Wrestle at Sprawl Brawl

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart University wrestling team faced off with West Virginia, Eastern Michigan, and Shippensburg at the Sprwal Brawl, hosted by Bighamton University on Sunday.

The Pioneers fell to WVU 41-0, EMU 42-0, and Shippensburg 19-18.  Against Shippensburg, freshman Andrew Polidore (Wayne, N.J.) posted his first career victory with a 5-1 decision in the 125 lb. weight class.

Senior Anthony Priore (Garwood, N.J.) was victorious at 157 with an 11-4 decision against Shippensburg's James Reilley.  Priore also lost a pair of closely contested matches against West Virginia and Eastern Michigan by scores of 5-2 and 6-3.

At 165, junior Jonathan Rizzitello (Paramus, N.J.) won by decision, 5-2, while sophomore Zachary Moran (Columbia, Conn.) won at 174, 10-2.

Senior heavyweight Paul Schweighardt (Tinton, Falls, N.J.) defeated Daniel Estricher by a score of 2-1.

The Pioneers wrestle again next weekend as they take to the mat against Binghamton and Penn State at the Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y.

Shippensburg 19, Sacred Heart 18
125 – Andrew Polidore (SHU) dec. Justin Morris (SHIP), 5-1
133 – Simon Rice (SHIP) FALL Billy Chamberlain (SHU), 4:47
141 – Thomas Wiechelt (SHIP) dec. Joe Evangelista (SHU), 7-4
149 – Keneth Stank (SHIP) FALL Tim Rich (SHU), 3:30
157 – Anthony Priore (SHU) dec. James Reilley (SHIP), 11-4
165 – Jonathan Rizzitello (SHU) dec. Shane Claar (SHIP), 5-2
174 – Zachary Moran (SHU) dec. Zachariah Hicks (SHIP), 10-2
184 – T.J. Neidhart (SHU) dec. Zachary Hogentogler (SHIP), 4-2
197 – Tyler Zittle (SHIP) MD Sam Morrison (SHU), 0-0
285 – Paul Schweighardt (SHU) dec. Daniel Estricher (SHIP), 2-1

WVU 41, Sacred Heart 0
125 – Shane Young (WVU) maj. dec. Chamberlain (SHU), 9-0
133 – Nathan Pennesi (WVU) dec. Paul Galipeau (SHU), 4-1
141 – Michael Morales (WVU) pinned Evangelista (SHU), 6:42
149 – No. 8 Brandon Rader (WVU) tech fall Rich (SHU), 16-1
157 – Ryan Goodman (WVU) dec. Priore (SHU), 5-2
165 – Christian Mory (WVU) dec. Rizzitello (SHU), 8-3
174 – Matt Weston (WVU) maj. dec. Morrison (SHU), 12-3
184 – Matt Ryan (WVU) maj. dec. Neidhart (SHU), 13-5
197 – Cameron Gallaher (WVU) pinned Seth Politi (SHU), :55
285 – Philip Mandzik (WVU) dec. Schweighardt (SHU), 2-1

EMU 42, Sacred Heart 0
125 – Jared Germaine (EMU) Dec. Billy Chamberlain (SHU), 12-10
133 – Andrew Novak (EMU) Fall Paul Galipeau (SHU), 4:52
141 – Seth Schaner (EMU) MD Joseph Evangelista (SHU), 10-2
149 – Lester France (EMU) Fall Tim Rich (SHU), 4:25
157 – Aaron Sulzer (EMU) Dec. Anthony Priore (SHU), 6-3
165 – Alex Ortman (EMU) Dec. Jonathon Rizzitello (SHU), 5-3
174 – Chris Eggert (EMU) Dec. Sam Morison (SHU), 3-0
184 – Khodor Hoballah (EMU) TF T.J. Neidhart (SHU), 16-0
197 – Nick Whitenburg (EMU) Fall Seth Politi (SHU), 1:12
285 – Wes Schroeder (EMU) Dec. Paul Schweighardt (SHU), 6-0