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Wrestling Squad Finishes Seventh At Spartan Invitational

December 2, 2006
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Jesse Castro's wrestling team finished seventh on Saturday.

Jesse Castro's wrestling team finished seventh on Saturday.

For the second time this year, the Liberty University wrestling team finished seventh in tournament action as the Flames placed seventh out of 11 teams at the Spartan Invitational, hosted by York College on Saturday at the Grumbacher Center.

Delaware Valley College dominated the event as the Aggies scored 142 team points thanks in part to claiming individual wins in four different weight classes, while adding three third place finishes in consolation bracket action.

The host Spartans finished second in their home event as York College scored 92 teams points, followed by Gloucester Community College who finished in third place just a half point behind the Spartans with 91.5 teams points. 

The Flames scored 26 teams points in the event to claim seventh place. Highlighting the Flames' efforts at the Spartan Invitational was heavyweight Josh Pelletier who picked up a 2-1 decision over Elizabethtown College's Tim Katzaman to claim third in his weight class and Sean Katz who finished fourth at 125 pounds after dropping a 3-0 decision to Delaware Valley's Josh Proctor in the third-place match.

The Flames will stay in the state of Pennsylvania for another day as Liberty travels to State College, Pa., to participate in the Penn State Open tomorrow, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Team Scores
1. Delaware Valley College (DVC) - 142
2. York College (YCP) - 92
3. Gloucester C.C. (GCC) - 91.5
4. College of New Jersey (TCNJ) - 64.5
5. Delaware State University (DSU) - 51.5
6. Elizabethtown College (EC) - 30
7. Liberty University (LU) - 26
T8. Centenary (CC) - 23
T8. Washington & Jefferson (WJ) - 23
10. Stevens Institute (SIT) - 22.5
11. Univ. Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) - 14

Championship Bracket
125 Pounds: Derrick Sharp (GCC) def. Kyle Flickinger (YCP), 3-2
133 Pounds: Paul Schliep (GCC) win by fall James Garrett (DSU), 3:59
141 Pounds: Rick LaForge (DVC) def. Alex Binder (YCP), 7-3
149 Pounds: Jered Steinbacher (DVC) def. Shaun Yackey (W&J), 10-5
157 Pounds: Randy Moore (GCC) def. John Niedrich (YCP), 7-0
165 Pounds: Mike Guenther (TCNJ) def. Jerry Bowne (YCP), 4-2
174 Pounds: Paul Donnell (DVC) default Brian Boudro (GCC), 4:00
184 Pounds: Jim Tomezuk (TCNJ) def. Joe West (DVC), 5-3
197 Pounds: Mark Peiffer (GCC) def. Kevin Orr (DVC), 5-1
285 Pounds: Kyle Bilgust (DVC) def. Luke Panizzi (YCP), 7-3

Consolation Bracket
125 Pounds: Josh Proctor (DVC) def. Sean Katz (LU), 3-0
133 Pounds: Terry Bartholomew (EC) win by fall Zach Tolbert (YCP), 4:37
141 Pounds: Tyler Branham (TCNJ) def. Matt Lindsay (DVC), 9-2
149 Pounds: Tim Bohlman (YCP) win by fall Bill Woodward (DVC), 4:31
157 Pounds: Ryan Herwig (DVC) def. Josh McGregor (DSU), 4-2
165 Pounds: Brandon McWhinni (SIT) def. Ryan Pope (DVC), 5-1
174 Pounds: Greg Osgoodby (TCNJ) def. Greg Miele (DVC), 8-2
184 Pounds: Martin Porter (DVC) def. Chris Woodall (DSU), 5-0
197 Pounds: Chad Finocchiaro (YCP) def. Kevin Ruff (YCP), 4-3 in OT
285 Pounds: Josh Pelletier (LU) def. Tim Katzaman (EC), 2-1

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Mike Guenther (College of New Jersey)