Wrestling Takes Part in Penn State Open

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Eight members of the Sacred Heart University wrestling team competed in the Penn State Open this past Sunday.  Red-shirt senior Brandon Lapp (Castleton, N.Y.) had the most successful day of any Pioneer grappler.

Lapp competed in the 197 lb. weight class and posted a record of 2-2 for the day.  In the first round he fell by decision, to Virginia Tech's Bobby LaVelle, 11-3.  Lapp won his first consolation match by a score of 9-6 over Alex Jabaley.  He advanced to the third round of the conti bracket when Josh Baker pulled out of the competition.  In his final match, Lapp lost by technical fall, 20-4 in 7:00, to Nichols Ruggear of Penn State.

In the heavyweight class, red-shirt sophomore Jordan Miron (Stratford, Conn.) opened the day with a 1-0 loss to unattached-Old Dominion wrestler Michael Chapman.  He then won his first consolation match, 4-2 over Maryland's Tom Sitar, before being ousted by technical fall in the next round.

Sacred Heart retunrs to action late this month as it heads back to Pennsylvania for the Wilkes Open December 29-30.