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2006-07 Recaps

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(3/2) NCAA Division III Championships
Wilkes University sophomore wrestler Felipe Queiroz saw his run at the NCAA Division III Championships at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa, on Friday. Queiroz came up one win short of earning All-American status for the second straight year and finished 2-2 in the tournament.   
           
Queiroz, who finished sixth last season to earn All-American honors, took on third-seeded Seth Flodeen from Augsburg College in his opening round match at 125 pounds and claimed a 2-0 lead with a takedown in the first period. Flodeen would escape to cut the lead to 2-1 heading into the second period. The Augsburg sophomore took the bottom position to start the second period and earned an escape to even the count at 2-2. Queiroz opted for the neutral position to begin the third stanza and neither wrestler was able to score to send the match into overtime. In the extra session Flodeen was able to score a takedown to post the 4-2 win and improve to 23-4 overall.
           
Queiroz rebounded from the loss to notch a 6-2 win over David Penny from Ohio Northern to keep his hopes for All-American status alive. Queiroz sandwiched a pair of takedowns around an escape by Penny to hold a 4-1 lead heading into the second period. Penny would garner an escape in the second stanza, but Queiroz did the same to begin the third period for a 5-2 lead. Queiroz would add a riding time point for the four-point victory. 
           
In his second round consolation bout Queiroz squared off with Dave Colagiovanni from SUNY Cortland. Queiroz would quickly take control by coming up with three first period takedowns to assume a 6-2 lead. He would add another takedown in the second period, and gained enough riding time advantage to earn another point on his way to a 9-6 win. 
           
In his third round consolation match Queiroz ran out of steam in his match against eight-seeded Eracleo Vallejo from Manchester College. Queiroz dropped an 18-3 decision to the junior to see his season come to a close with a 19-7 mark. 



(2/18) Metropolitan Conference Championships (5th of 10)
The Wilkes University wrestling team had two runners-up among their ten wrestlers that competed at the Metropolitan Conference Championships on Sunday at the College of New Jersey.  Sophomore Felipe Queiroz was the runner-up at 125 pounds, while junior Adam Penberthy finished second at 141 pounds. Queiroz, a returning All-American who is currently ranked eighth in Division III, earned a wild card berth into the NCAA Championships that will be held on March 2nd and 3rd in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Wilkes also had a pair of third place finishers in freshman 157 pound standout Frank Heffernan and sophomore 165-pound star Justin Barowski. Sophomore Erik Smith at 149 pounds, senior D.J. Giancola at 174 pounds, and freshman Colin Nagy at 184 pounds, all picked up fourth-place honors.

Wilkes placed fifth out of ten teams competing for the conference crown with 55 points. The College of New Jersey finished first with 89.5 tallies, while York College was second with 83 points. King’s College placed third with 75.5 points and Hunter College was fourth with 59 points.

Queiroz entered as the top seed, but quickly fell behind Hunter College’s Evan Velez, 7-1, in the first period of his quarterfinal bout. However, Queiroz was able to rebound by scoring 14 of the final 16 points of the bout to post a 15-9 win and move into the semi-finals. In his semi-final Queiroz controlled his opponent, fourth-seeded Kyle Christensen from New York University, from the outset and earned a 7-4 win to earn his spot in the title match. In the final York College’s Kyle Flickinger, the second seed, exacted some revenge from an early season loss to Queiroz by posting a 6-4 win to claim the conference title.    

Josh Pauling dropped his open bout at 133 pounds. Pauling, the fifth seed, suffered a 5-2 set-back to fourth-seeded Joe Ranzenbach from New York University to drop to the consolation bracket. Pauling bounced back to score a 15-4 major decision over Yeshiva’s Isaac Kuyunov in his first consolation match. Pauling then saw his day come to an end when he fell to third-seeded Rickey Redd from Centenary, 14-10, in his next bout.

Penberthy entered as the number-two seed at 141 pounds and began his day with a win by fall over Yeshiva College’s Ariel Simchi in 2:28 to earn his spot in the semi-finals. Penberthy followed with a 13-4 major decision over third-seeded Anthony Miele from King’s to set up a meeting with top-seeded Tyler Branham from the College of New Jersey in the final. Branham would score a pair of takedowns on his way to a 5-2 win over Penberthy to secure his spot in the NCAA field.   

Smith, the third-seed at 149 pounds, earned a spot in the semi-finals after notching a 4-2 win over Kyle Nasdio from Centenary College in his quarterfinal bout. In his semi-final match Smith was topped by second-seed Tim Bohlman from York College, 6-2. But, Smith bounced back to score a 3-1 victory over fifth-seeded Jon Biango from the College of New Jersey to move into the third-place bout. In the consolation final Smith was pinned by top-seeded Gene Kobilansky from NYU in 2:31 to finish fourth.  

Heffernan was seeded third and cruised to a 16-0 technical fall victory over William St. Pierre from NYU in the quarterfinals at 157 pounds. In the semi-finals Heffernan and second-seeded John Niedrich were tied at 1-1 with 30 seconds left before Niedrich got a takedown and three back points to secure a 6-1 victory and knock Heffernan into the consolation bracket. Heffernan came back from the loss to advance to the third-place bout with a 6-0 win over fifth-seeded Bill Calvacca from Hunter. Heffernan would take third place with a 2-0 win over Taylor Green from King’s in the consolation final. 

Barowski was seeded sixth at 165 pounds and opened with a 6-3 victory over third-seeded Ryan Cooley from NYU to earn a spot in the semi-finals. Barowski squared off with second-seeded Gerald Bowne from York in the semifinals and held a 2-0 lead heading into the third period. But, Bowne was able to tilt Barowski to tie the score at 2-2 and then gained a riding point to post a 3-2 win and send Barowski to the consolation bracket. Barowski followed by notching an 8-1 win over fifth-seeded Drew Dehaut from King’s to earn a spot in the third-place bout. Barowski would claim third by knocking off Cooley for the second time, 6-1. 

Giancola hit the mat for the Colonels at 174 pounds and dropped a 13-5 decision to top-seeded Greg Osgoodby from the College of New Jersey in his quarterfinal bout. But, Giancola got off the mat to score a 13-9 win over Hunter College’s Oliver Ferraro in his first consolation bout to stay alive. Giancola then coasted to a 19-1 technical fall win over Scranton’s Kevin DiGiulio to advance to the third-place bout. In that match he dropped wild 10-8 decision to Brian Alwine from York College.  

Nagy lost his opening round bout at 184 pounds. Nagy, the fifth-seed, fell to fourth-seeded Zach Wilkinson from King’s College, 9-4. In his first consolation bout Nagy had no trouble in posting a 12-4 major decision over Scranton’s Chris Finley. Nagy would earn a berth in the third-place bout by scoring a 9-4 win over sixth-seeded Craig Tomalo from SUNY Maritime. Nagy would finish fourth in the event after he lost to Wilkinson in overtime, 5-3, in the third-place match.      

At 197 pounds Devin Sassone-McHugh was pinned in 1:18 by top-seeded Jason Reilly from King’s College in the quarterfinals. Sassone-McHugh’s first consolation bout ended in the same fashion when he was pinned in 4:48 by fifth-seeded Alex Chianurashvili from NYU.

Keith Altiery began his day at 285 pounds by notching a fall over Scranton’s Neil Slocum in 6:00 to advance to the quarterfinals. There he squared off with fourth-seeded Luke Panizzi from York College and fell by fall in 6:44 to drop to the consolation bracket. Altiery responded to score a 4-0 decision over NYU’s James Layman to stay alive in the tournament. But, he was pinned by Jim Bishop from King’s in 1:13 to see his tournament conclude.  



(2/10) Elizabethtown 21 Wilkes 16
125 – Felipe Queiroz (W) maj. dec. Peter Achilles, 10-0 (0-4)
133 – Terry Bartholomew (E) dec. Josh Pauling, 10-7 (3-4)
141 – Peter George (W) dec. Drew Winegar, 2-0 (3-7)
149 – Bud Croswell (E) dec. Derek Brownmiller, 7-5 OT (6-7)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Jereme Heisey, 6-4 OT (6-10)
165 – Andrew Rock (W) dec. Keith Staulters, 6-1 (6-13)
174 – Brett Epps (E) pinned Justin Barowski, 1:39 (12-13)
184 – Josh Herbert (E) pinned D.J. Giancola, 4:40 (18-13)
197 – Colin Nagy (W) dec. Deron Sharp, 3-2 (18-16)
285 – Mike Daub (E) dec. Keith Altiery, 4-2 (21-16)



(2/3) Ithaca 19 Wilkes 15
141 – Willie Horwath (I) maj. dec. Peter George, 10-0 (4-0)
149 – John Paxos (I) dec. Derek Brownmiller, 5-3 (7-0)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Scott Edwards, 4-0 (7-3)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. John Dale, 5-3 (7-6)
174 – Tyler Daffinee (I) pinned D.J. Giancola, 6:11 (13-6)
184 – Nick Calandrino (I) dec. Colin Nagy, 6-1 (16-6)
197 – Brandon Kelly (W) dec. David Sbrisca, 3-1 (16-9)
285 – Keith Altiery (W) dec. Joe Goetz, 4-3 (16-12)
125 – Felipe Queiroz (W) dec. Jon Gregory, 7-4 (16-15)
133 – Justin Seifried (I) dec. Josh Pauling, 1-0 (19-15)



(1/31) College of New Jersey 21 Wilkes 16
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) maj. dec. Tom Roberto, 11-2 (0-4)
133 – Ray Sarinelli (TCNJ) dec. Josh Pauling, 6-3 (3-4)
141 – Tyler Branham (TCNJ) dec. Peter George, 1-0 (6-4)
149 – Erik Smith (W) dec. Chris Prihoda, 2-1 (6-7)
157 – Joey Galante (TCNJ) medical default Andrew Franko (12-7)
165 – Lenny Goduto (TCNJ) dec. Frank Heffernan, 7-5 OT (15-7)
174 – Greg Osgoodby (TCNJ) dec. Justin Barowski, 3-1 (18-7)
184 – Colin Nagy (W) dec. Jim Tomczuk, 4-2 OT (18-10)
197 – Brandon Kelly (W) pinned Shawn Vanwingerden, 1:12 (18-16)
285 – Steve Carbone (TCNJ) dec. Keith Altiery, 2-0 (21-16)



(1/27) Wilkes 47 Scranton 3
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) by forfeit (6-0)
133 – Danny Franke (W) by forfeit (12-0)
141 – Peter George (W) pinned Ryan McDaniel, 6:36 (18-0)
149 – Derek Brownmiller (W) tech. fall Mike Ebert, 19-1 (23-0)
157 – Mike Guenther (S) dec. Mike Sciulara, 2-1 (23-3)
165 – Andrew Rock (W) pinned Tom Kash, 4:54 (29-3)
174 – Devin Sassone-McHugh (W) tech. fall Kevin DiGiulio, 18-2 (34-3)
184 – Colin Nagy (W) maj. dec. Chris Finley, 14-4 (38-3)
197 – Chris Olsen (W) pinned Mike Byrnes, 1:17 (44-3)
285 – Keith Altiery (W) dec. Neil Slocum, 5-0 (47-3)


(1/27) Centenary 25 Wilkes 21
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) tech. fall William Martinez, 16-0 (0-5)
133 – Ricky Redd (C) dec. Josh Pauling, 4-3 ot (3-5)
141 – Peter George (W) maj. dec. Anthony Accardi, 14-0 (3-9)
149 – Kyle Nasdeo (C) dec. Adam Penberthy, 5-1 (6-9)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) pinned Francisco Lopez, 2:22 (6-15)
165- Jared Duffy (C) pinned Justin Barowski, 6:00 (12-15)
174 – Seth Wisner (C) pinned D.J. Giancola, 3:30 (18-15)
184 – Colin Nagy (W) by forfeit (18-21)
197 – Anthony Greene (C) maj. dec. Tom Leggio, 17-6 (22-21)
285 – Tom Bartku (C) dec. Keith Altiery, 8-5 (25-21)


(1/26) Lycoming 21 Wilkes 16
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) dec. Joe Palmitessa, 14-8 (0-3)
133 – Sean Cullen (L) pinned Josh Pauling, 2:01 (6-3)
141 – Kyle Hopkins (L) dec. Peter George, 4-0 (9-3)
149 – Erik Smith (W) maj. dec. Zach Frederick, 9-1 (9-7)
157 – Chris Dahlheimer (L) pinned Frank Heffernan, 6:26 (15-7)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. Eric Miller, 4-1 (15-10)
174 – D.J. Giancola (W) dec. Justin Waycaster, 13-10 (15-13)
184 – Bryan Kopesky (L) dec. Colin Nagy, 3-1 (18-13)
197 – Matt Miller (L) dec. Tom Leggio, 3-0 (21-13)
285 – Keith Altiery (W) dec. Joe Ostrowski, 7-4 (21-16)



(1/20) Wilkes 27 Messiah 12
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. Derek Ricker, 6-5 (3-0)
174 – Anthony Dill (M) dec. Andrew Rock, 8-4 (3-3)
184 – Tyler Smith (M) dec. D.J. Giancola, 9-5 (3-6)
197 – Colin Nagy (W) dec. Kees Slot, 12-5 (6-6)
285 – Andrew Feldman (W) pinned Ethan Bucarey, 2:57 (12-6)
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) pinned Mark Eilertsen, 0:48 (18-6)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) dec. Matt Bradshaw, 8-3 (21-6)
141 – Matt Gorkos (M) pinned Peter George, 6:00 (21-12)
149 – Adam Penberthy (W) dec. Kevin Gin, 3-1 (24-12)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Craig Gin, 6-2 (27-12)

 

(1/20) Liberty 32 Wilkes 12
165 – Chad Porter (L) maj. dec. Andrew Rock, 13-4 (4-0)
174 – Justin Barowski (W) pinned Joseph Son, 3:26 (4-6)
184 – Chris Daggett (L) pinned D.J. Giancola, 4:42 (10-6)
197 – Colin Nagy (W) dec. Josh Moore, 11-4 (10-9)
285 – Patrick Walker (L) maj. dec. Keith Altiery, 14-1 (14-9)
125 – Chris Smith (L) pinned Shaun Farnham, 1:37 (20-9)
133 – Sam Walters (L) dec. Josh Pauling, 2-1 OT (23-9)
141 – Tim Harner (L) pinned Peter George, 4:46 (29-9)
149 – Erik Smith (W) dec. Aaron Kelley, 7-4 (29-12)
157 – Shaun Smith (L) dec. Andrew Franko, 5-4 (32-12) 


(1/17) Delaware Valley 40 Wilkes 6
125 – Josh Proctor (D) dec. Shaun Farnham, 8-1 (3-0)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) dec. Justin Shorts, 8-3 (3-3)
141 – Ricky LaForge (D) tech. fall Donny Clark, 17-1 (8-3)
149 – Jaryd Steinbacher (D) dec. Adam Penberthy, 3-1 (11-3)
157 – Ryan Herwig (D) tech. fall Frank Heffernan, 18-1 (16-3)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. Ryan Pope, 7-3 (16-6)
174 – Paul Donnell (D) pinned D.J. Giancola, 1:40 (22-6)
184 – Martin Porter (D) pinned Josh Ballan, 3:27 (28-6)
197 – Kevin Orr (D) pinned Colin Nagy, 5:08 (34-6)
285 – Kyle Bilquist (D) pinned Andrew Feldman, 0:55 (40-6)


(1/12) Kutztown 27 Wilkes 12
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) dec. Cory Weiss, 6-0 (0-3)
133 – Joe Kemmerer (K) tech. fall Josh Pauling, 17-0 (5-3)
141 – Brett Martinez (K) dec. Donny Clark, 12-7 (8-3)
149 – Chris Chambers (K) pinned Erik Smith, 4:56 (14-3)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. David Zeek, 9-6 (14-6)
165 – Kevin Kalbach (K) dec. Justin Barowski, 10-6 (17-6)
174 – Curtis Beardsell (K) dec. D.J. Giancola, 11-9 (20-6)
184 – Roy Gecolosky (K) maj. dec. Tom Leggio, 15-2 (24-6)
197 – Kyle Davis (K) dec. Brandon Kelly, 6-5 (27-6)
285 – Andrew Feldman (W) pinned Rich Dalmas, 0:51 (27-12)

 

(1/6) Wilkes 44 John Hopkins 9
125- Shaun Farnham (W) won by forfeit (6-0)
133- Josh Pauling (W) pinned Rob Doverspike, 2:14 (12-0)
141- Donny Clark (W) won by forfeit (18-0)
149- Erik Smith (W) pinned Mike Vecchiollo, 1:41 (24-0)
157- Frank Heffernan (W) dec. James Crumlish, 9-2 (27-0)
165- Justin Barowski (W) tech fall. Kyle Keane, 15-0 (32-0)
174- Josh Ballan (W) pinned Pete Kavanagh, 0:13 (38-0)
184- Eric Fishel (JHU) dec Colin Nagy, 5-2 (38-3)
197- Chris Olsen (W) won by forfeit (44-3)
285- Vincent Domestico (JHU) pinned Andrew Feldman, 0:18 (44-9)



(1/6) Wilkes 31 M.I.T. 12
125- Bao Truong (MIT) dec. Danny Franke, 11-6 (0-3)
133- Josh Pauling (W) pinned Greg Wellman, 1:41 (6-3)
141- Donny Clark (W) won by forfeit (12-3)
149- Adam Penberthy (W) dec Abe Rosenfeld, 8-3 (15-3)
157- Andrew Franko (W) tech fall. Cory Kubber, 20-5 (20-3)
165- Andrew Rock (W) tech fall. Marcin Arnold, 17-2 (25-3)
174- D.J. Giancola (W) won by forfeit (31-3)
184- Alex Cutting (MIT) dec. Tom Leggio, 5-1 (31-6)
197- Joeseph Silverman (MIT) dec. Chris Olsen, 9-3 (31-9)
285- Sean Jameson (MIT) dec. Keith Altiery, 3-2 (31-12)



(1/6) Wilkes 31 Plymouth State 9
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) pinned Chris Greenwood, 0:57 (6-0)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) dec. Matt Friend, 6-2 (9-0)
141 – Peter George (W) dec. Shawn Moseley, 8-2 (12-0)
149 – Jarad Lagnas (P) dec. Derek Brownmiller, 6-1 (12-3)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) injury default Steve Gaughan (18-3)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. Don Connolly, 6-2 (21-3)
174 – Josh Ballan (W) by forfeit (27-3)
184 – Colin Nagy (W) maj. dec. Bruce Pacy, 12-3 (31-3)
197 – Landon Nelson (P) dec. Chris Olsen, 9-2 (31-6)
285 – Steve Parisian (P) dec. Keith Altiery, 9-5 (31-9)



(1/6) Wartburg 43 Wilkes 6
125 – Robert Struthers (WA) tech. fall Shaun Farnham, 17-2 (5-0)
133 – Jacob Helvey (WA) pinned Felipe Queiroz, 4:17 (11-0)
141 – Donny Clark (WI) dec. Zach McKray, 6-2 (11-3)
149 – Adam Weber (WA) pinned Erik Smith, 4:26 (17-3)
157 – Aaron Wemimont (WA) tech. fall Frank Heffernan, 16-1 (22-3)
165 – Justin Barowski (WI) dec. Dustin Jager, 5-1 (22-6)
174 – Jason Zastrow (WA) dec. D.J. Giancola, 6-2 (25-6)
184 – Romeo Djoumessi (WA) pinned Colin Nagy, 1:33 (31-6)
197 – TJ Miller (WA) pinned Chris Olsen, 1:58 (37-6)
285 – Blake Gillis (WA) pinned Andrew Feldman, 1:28 (43-6)



(1/4) Wilkes 19 Lycoming 18
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) tech. fall Joe Palmitessa, 20-4/5:00 (5-0)
133 – Sean Cullen (L) maj. dec. Josh Pauling, 10-2 (5-4)
141 – Kyle Hopkins (L) maj. dec. Peter George, 14-2 (5-8)
149 – Zach Frederick (L) maj. dec. Erik Smith, 11-2 (5-12)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Chris Dahlheimer, 5-2 (8-12)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) maj. dec. Eddie Brown, 8-0 (12-12)
174 – Josh Ballan (W) dec. Clint Gardener, 8-4 (15-12)
184 – Bryan Kopesky (L) dec. Colin Nagy, 9-3 (15-15)
197 – Matt Miller (L) dec. Brandon Kelly, 5-3 (15-18)
285 – Andrew Feldman (W) maj. dec. Troy Hansen, 10-2 (19-18)



(1/4) Wilkes 31 Hunter 12
125 – Shaun Farnham (W) dec. Matt Myers, 8-2 (3-0)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) tech. fall Hassan Mahmood, 15-0/7:00 (8-0)
141 – Peter George (W) dec. Collin Lewis, 6-5 (11-0)
149 – Derek Brownmiller (W) dec. Zach Astone, 7-4 (14-0)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Bill Calvacca, 9-3 (17-0)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) tech. fall D.J. Klotz, 16-1/7:00 (22-0)
174 – D.J. Giancola (W) dec. Oliver Ferraro, 13-9 (25-0)
184 – Colin Nagy (W) pinned Dan Heydebrand, 1:37 (31-0)
197 – Shintaro Higashi (H) pinned Chris Olsen, 2:15 (31-6)
285 – Arkadiy Levitin (H) pinned Keith Altiery, 1:12 (31-12)



(1/4) Wilkes 37 Trinity (CT) 9
125 – Keith Hernandez (T) dec. Danny Franke, 8-6 (0-3)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) by forfeit (6-3)
141 – Peter George (W) by forfeit (12-3)
149 – Erik Smith (W) by forfeit (18-3)
157 – Andrew Franko (W) by forfeit (24-3)
165 – Andrew Rock (W) dec. Ralph Fedele, 6-0 (27-3)
174 – Devin Sassone-McHugh (W) pinned Joe Hern, 5:55 (33-3)
184 – Andrew Drake (W) maj. dec. Stephen Viamari, 11-3 (37-3)
197 – Patrick Kumf (T) dec. Chris Olsen, 3-2 (37-6)
285 – Niko Harovas (T) dec. Craig Logan, 4-0 (37-9)



(12/5) Wilkes 27 King's 12
125 – Felipe Queiroz (W) won by forfeit (6-0)
133 – David Morgan (K) dec. Josh Pauling (W), 5-3 (6-3)       
141 – Don Clark (W) tech fall Anthony Miele (K), 18-2/6:31 (11-3)
149 – Erik Smith (W) major dec. Chris Poleto (K), 14-1 (15-3)
157 – Frank Heffernan (W) dec. Drew Dehaut (K), 4-1, OT-3 (18-3)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) pinned Bob Baresse (K), 1:03 (24-3)
174 – Zach Dietrick  (K) dec. Josh Ballan (W), 6-3 (24-6)                      
184 – Zach Wilkinson (K) dec. Colin Nagy (W), 6-2 (24-9)                     
197 – Brandon Kelly (W) dec. Jason Reilly (K), 7-4 (27-9)
285 – Justin Bender (K) dec. Keith Altiery (W), 6-2 (27-12)  



(12/2) R.I.T. Tournament (1st of 15)
Brandon Kelly, the nation’s top ranked Division III wrestler at 197 pounds, claimed an individual title and helped lead Wilkes University to the team title at Saturday’s Rochester Institute of Technology Tournament in New York. 
            
The Colonels, ranked 17th in Division III, had ten wrestlers place in the top four of their respective weight classes on their way to amassing 138.5 points. Johnson & Wales, ranked 10th, finished second with 117 points. 13th-ranked Cortland State was third with 113 points, while 27th-ranked John Carroll was fourth with 109.5 points among the 15 teams competing.
            
Kelly, who had not wrestled since the Colonels season-opening win over York College on November 4th due to an injury, won all four of his matches to claim the 197-pound crown. He pinned Bobby Vanditto from Rhode Island College in 3:59 and scored a 17-0 win by technical fall over John Gottfried from Wesleyan to advance to the semi-finals. After earning an 8-5 win over Diego Crespo from Johnson & Wales in the semi’s, Kelly won the title with an 8-3 victory over Cortland’s Phil Archer. 
            
Felipe Queiroz, ranked seventh nationally, and Shaun Farnham placed third and fourth at 125 pounds. Both wrestlers advanced to the semi-finals before losing for the first time. Queiroz suffered a 7-5 loss to Mike McInnally from R.I.T. in the semi’s, while Farnham dropped a 10-6 decision to Brandon McDonough from Johnson & Wales. Queiroz topped Elie Naoum from John Carroll, 8-4, and Farnham posted a 16-0 technical fall over Thiel’s Josh Testa to set up a meeting between the two teammates in the third-place bout. Queiroz would prevail in the matchup with his teammate, 8-4 to finish third.
            
Josh Pauling won his first two matches at 133 pounds to move into the semi-finals. There, he lost a tough 4-2 decision to Matt McDiarmid from John Carroll. Pauling rebound with a win by medical forfeit over Cortland’s Eddie Ortiz and then stopped Brian Bucher from Baldwin Wallace, 4-0, to finish third. 
            
At 141 pounds Adam Penberthy posted a fifth-place finish for Wilkes. Penberthy lost in the semi-finals to Paul LeBlanc from Cortland, 5-3. After dropping an 8-4 verdict to Luke Baum from R.I.T. in the consolation semi-finals, Penberthy bounced back to notch a 7-2 win over Damian Rose from Thiel in the fifth-place match.
            
Erik Smith copped third-place honors at 149 pounds. Smith was also a semi-finalist, falling to Case Western’s Drew Gardella, 7-2. He rebounded with a 4-3 win over Mohammed Salem from Baldwin Wallace to earn a spot in the third-place match. Smith then scored a 5-1 win over Brian Radik from the Coast Guard Academy.
            
Frank Heffernan advanced to the championship match at 157 pounds. Heffernan was a 3-2 winner over Kevin Keough from John Carroll in the semi-finals. In the title match he fell to Corey Barber from Cortland by a score of 4-2. 
            
At 165 pounds Justin Barowski lost to Cortland’s Zach Bogardus, 10-5, in the semi-finals. Barowski would get off the mat to knock off Mike Sanchez from Case Western 7-4 in the consolation semi-finals. He then notched a 4-2 win over Steve Bagnowski from John Carroll to claim third-place.
            
D.J. Giancola had one of the toughest routes to follow on his way to placing fourth. Giancola lost his opening round match before stringing together four straight victories. In the consolation semi-finals Giancola topped Baldin Wallace’s Jeremy Feador, 8-4, before suffering an 8-2 loss to Bryan Gomez from Morrisville in the third-place bout. 
            
Josh Ballan finished fourth for the Colonels at 184 pounds. Ballan, who dropped an 8-0 decision to Bryan Lenhardt from Johnson & Wales in the semi-finals, fought back to claim a 6-3 victory over Brian Haines from Baldwin Wallace in the consolation semi-finals. In the third-place match Ballan was pinned by Johnson & Wales’ Will Esposito in 5:40.



(11/18) Oneonta State Red Dragon Invitational (6th of 13)
The 18th-ranked Wilkes University wrestling team finished sixth of 13 teams at the Oneonta State Red Dragon Invitational on Saturday. The Colonels finished with 81 points, while team champion New York University earned 112.5 points.
           
Wilkes had two wrestlers place at 125 pounds. Felipe Queiroz, ranked second in Division III, was the top seed and won his first three matches before falling to Mike McInally from the Rochester Institute of Technology, 4-3 in the final. The Colonels Shaun Farnham placed third in the same weight class. Farnham lost 8-4 to McInally in the semi-finals, but bounced back with an 8-0 win over Oneonta State’s Scott Gorman in the third-place bout.
           
The Colonels also had two wrestlers reach the podium at 141 pounds. Adam Penberthy earned three straight wins before losing to top-seeded Macro Priolo from Johns Hopkins, 3-1 in the championship match. Donny Clark finished third after knocking off RIT’s Luke Baum, 8-2 in the consolation final. Clark dropped his semi-final match to Priolo by a score of 5-0.
           
At 149 pounds, Erik Smith lost to top-seeded Paul LeBlanc from Cortland in the quarterfinals. Smith then rallied to score four straight wins to place third. Smith knocked off Southern Maine’s Mike Morin in the consolation final, 8-3. Derek Brownmiller finished fifth for Wilkes in the same weight class. Brownmiller won his first two matches before dropping a 16-5 verdict to eventual champion Gene Kobilansky from New York University in the semi-finals. Brownmiller lost to Smith, 4-2 in the consolation semi-finals and was awarded a medical forfeit in the fifth-place bout.
               
The only other Colonel to earn a top-six finish was 184-pounder Josh Ballan. Ballan posted a pair of wins to move into the semi-finals, where he suffered a 5-0 loss to top-seeded Nick Coleman from NYU. Ballan fell to Adam Kreitman from WPI in the consolation semi-finals, 4-3, but bounced back with a win by fall in
5:42 over Southern Maine’s Brandon Comstock in the fifth-place match. 


(11/11) King's Monarch Tournament (2nd of 12)
Wilkes University sophomore Felipe Queiroz won the 125-pound title at the King’s College Monarch Tournament on Saturday at the Scandlon Gymnasium.
           
Wilkes finished second behind York College in the team standings. The Spartans had 162 points, while the Colonels finished with 147.5 points. Oneonta State was third with 125.5. King’s finished fourth with 117 points, while Army was fifth with 110.5 points.   
           
Queiroz, the number-two ranked wrestler in his weight class in Division III, won all four of his matches by decision, including a 3-0 win over Mike gummerson from Centenary College in the championship match. 
           
At 133 pounds sophomore Josh Pauling earned a berth in the championship match. Pauling scored a technical fall in his opening bout, before notching two wins by decision. In the final he suffered a hard-fought 7-6 loss to Centenary’s Ricky Redd. 
           
Wilkes had two of the top three performers at 141 pounds. Freshman Donny Clark had two wins by fall and a victory by decision to advance to the championship match. There, he dropped a 9-7 decision to Muhlenberg College’s Rob Kein. Adam Penberthy, who dropped a 5-3 decision to Kein in the semi-finals, bounced back to finish third with a 6-0 win over Bill Platt. 
           
Freshman Derek Brownmiller was a finalist at 149 pounds for the Colonels. Brownmiller copped a pair of decisions in his first two matches of the day. In the semi-finals he upset the York College’s Tim Bohlman, who entered ranked sixth in Division III, 3-2. Brownmiller was topped in the final by Gettsyburg College’s Matthew Shank, 3-1. 
           
Another Wilkes freshman, 165-pounder Rich Clocker secured a fourth-place finish. Clocker won four of his first five matches before losing by fall to Centenary’s Jared Duffy in the consolation final. 
           
Senior D.J. Giancola garnered a third-place finish at 174 pounds. Giancola won five matches on the day, including a win by default over Muhlenberg’s Justin Fitch in the consolation final. 
           
At 184 pounds, freshman Josh Ballan garnered a win by major decision in the quarterfinals and a win by decision in the semi-finals to earn a place in the final bout. However, Elizabethtown College’s Zach Wilkinson stopped Ballan by fall in 1:40 to claim the crown. 



(11/4) Wilkes 17  York 16
125 – Felipe Queiroz (W) dec. Kyle Flickinger, 8-3 (3-0)
133 – Josh Pauling (W) dec. Zach Tolbert, 4-3 (6-0)
141 – Alex Binder (Y) dec. Adam Penberthy, 12-5 (6-3)
149 – Tim Bohlman (Y) dec. Erik Smith, 5-2 (6-6)
157 – John Niedrich (Y) dec. Frank Heffernan, 8-2 (6-9)
165 – Justin Barowski (W) dec. Brian Alwine, 5-1 (9-9)
174 – Kyle Lenio (W) dec. Jerry Bowne, 5-4 (12-9)
184 – Steve Johnston (Y) dec. Josh Ballan, 6-2 (12-12)
197 – Brandon Kelly (W) tech. fall Kevin Ruff, 17-1/5:40 (17-12)
285 – Luke Panizzi (Y) maj. dec. Keith Altiery, 12-2 (17-16)










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