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Wilkes Wrestlers Drop 27-12 Decision At Division II Kutztown

12th-ranked Colonels see their record fall to 8-2 overall
The 12th-ranked Wilkes University wrestling team dropped a 27-12 decision at Division II Kutztown University on Friday afternoon. The Bears saw their dual match mark improve to 5-1 overall, while the loss moves the Colonels to 8-2 overall in dual match competition.
           
Wilkes took a 3-0 lead when Shaun Farnham scored a 6-0 win over Cory Weiss at 125 pounds. Kutztown’s Joe Kemmerer gave his squad a 5-3 lead with a victory by technical fall over Josh Pauling, 17-0. 
           
The Bears would extend their lead when Brett Martinez earned a 12-7 decision over Donny Clark at 141, and Chris Chambers pinned Erik Smith in 4:56 at 149, giving Kutztown a 14-3 advantage. 
           
Frank Heffernan pulled the Colonels within 14-6 with a 9-6 win over David Zeek at 157. But, Kutztown won the next four matches to clinch the win. Kevin Kalbach decision Justin Barowski, 10-6, at 165, Curtis Beardsell posted an 11-9 win over D.J. Giancola at 174, Roy Gecolosky was a 15-2 winner by major decision over Tom Leggio at 184, and Kyle Davis squeezed out a 6-5 victory over Brandon Kelly at 197 to give the Bears a 27-6 lead. 
           
In the final bout of the day Wilkes’ Andrew Feldman needed only 51 seconds to pin Rich Dalmas and make the final score 27-12.     
 
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)
Published On: 1/12/2007
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