Boykin, Carr Win Black Knight Wrestling Invite Titles

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Seniors Scottie Boykin and Bryce Carr bounced back from losses in Friday’s dual against No. 8 Virginia Tech by posting impressive wins at the Black Knight Invite in West Point, N.Y., today.  The Mocs had 12 of their 15 entries place in the tournament hosted by Army West Point.
 
Boykin improved to 8-1 with two decision and an 8-0 major over Binghampton’s Mark Tracy in the finals at 197.  Carr also moved to 8-1 with two majors and an 8-3 decision against Army’s Noah Stewart in the finals at 184.
 
 
Junior Alonzo Allen placed second at 125.  He cruised to the finals with a major and a pin, but lost his last match to second-ranked Nick Suriano of Rutgers (8-0).  Junior Roman Boylen (149) and seniors Chad Pyke (165) and Justin Lampe (174) all placed third in their brackets. 
 
“It was the end to a good weekend,” stated head coach Heath Eslinger.  “We saw a lot of good things, but was also learned a lot about what we need to work on moving forward.”
 
Juniors Dylan Forzani (157) and Connor Tolley (285) both placed fourth.  Junior Chris Debien beat senior Michael Pongracz for fifth at 141, while freshman Dominick Petrucelli also placed fifth at 165.  Junior Rodney Jones finished sixth at 184. 
 
Up next for the Mocs is a trip to Davidson for a Southern Conference match on Dec. 2 at 1:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).  UTC also takes on No. 9 N.C. State at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, N.C., later that evening at 7:00 p.m.
 
Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Southern Scuffle, presented by Compound Clothing.  Click here for details on Scuffle tickets, including a new hospitality pass that is available for a limited time.  Tickets information for the Mocs dual against No. 2 Ohio State in Alpharetta, Ga., on Dec. 17, is available on the wrestling schedule page on GoMocs.com.
 
Black Knight Invite
West Point, N.Y. – Nov. 19, 2017
125
Fabian Gutierrez
No. 2 Nick Suriano (Rutgers) – L-MD, 4-16
Joe Nelson (Binghampton) – L-D, 9-14
 
Alonzo Allen – 2nd Place
Joe Nelson (Binghampton) – W-MD, 12-9
Trey Chalifoux (Army) – W-Fall (6:54)
No. 2 Nick Suriano (Rutgers) – L-MD, 0-8
 
133
Wade Cummings
D.J. Fehlman (Lock Haven) – L-D, 3-9
Kyle Dinapoli (Rutgers) – L-MD, 5-13

141
Michael Pongracz – 6th Place
Taylor Brown (Army) – W-D, 5-2
Joseph Russ (Binghampton) – L-D, 4-6
Braden Stahlnecker (Bloomsburg) – W-D, 7-3
Mike Van Brill (Rutgers) – L-D, 4-6
Chris Debien (UTC) – L-D, 4-3
 
Chris Debien – 5th Place
Mike Van Brill (Rutgers) – L-D, 1-4
Austin Harry (Army) – W-Fall (4:25)
Pete Lapari (Rutgers) – L-D, 7-8
Michael Pongracz (UTC) – W-D, 4-3
 
149
Jake Adcock 
Knox Fuller (Army) – L-D, 3-5
Ryan Stocku (Bloomsburg) – W-D, 7-1
Roman Boylen (UTC) – L-D, 1-2 (TB1)
 
Roman Boylen – 3rd Place
William Lucie (Army) – L-D, 4-8
Jake Adcock (UTC) – W-D, 2-1 (TB1)
Nicholas Santos (Rutgers) – W-D, 4-2
 
157
Dylan Forzani – 4th Place
Tristan Rifanburg (Binghampton) – L-D, 3-6
Jon Ross (Lock Haven) – W-MD, 9-1
James Saylor (Army) – W-For
Tristan Rifanburg (Binghampton) – L-D, 4-11

165
Dominick Petrucelli – 5th Place
No. 11 Chance Marsteller – L-Tech. Fall, 3-19
Sam Williams (Army) – W-D, 9-3
Chad Pyke (UTC) – L-MD, 5-13
Anthony Vetrano (Bloomsburg) – W-D, 8-5
 
Chad Pyke – 3rd Place
Anthony Vetrano (Bloomsburg) – W-MD, 14-1
Andrew Mendel (Army) – L-D, 4-7
Dominick Petrucelli (UTC) – W-MD, 13-5
Vincent Deprez (Binghampton) – W-D, 3-1 (SV1)
 
174
Justin Lampe – 3rd Place
Jed Smith (Army) – W-D, 12-5
Jordan Pagano (Rutgers) – L-Fall (1:46)
Graham Ratermann (Army) – W-D, 7-4
Anthony Lombardo (Binghampton) – W-D, 5-2
 
184
Bryce Carr – 1st Place
Trey Harstock (Lock Haven) – W-MD, 10-1
Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg) – W-MD, 16-6
Noah Stewart (Army) – W-D, 8-3
 
Rodney Jones – 6th Place
Noah Stewart (Army) – L-Tech. Fall, 0-16
Willie Scott (Rutgers) – W-D, 14-10
Trevor Allard (Bloomsburg) – L-D, 1-8
Jeremiah Imonode (Army) – L-D, 3-6
 
197
Scottie Boykin – 1st Place
Alex Hopkins (Army) – W-D, 8-3
Kevin Mulligan (Rutgers) – W-D, 10-9
Mark Tracy (Binghampton) – W-MD, 8-0
 
285
Connor Tolley – 4th Place
Ralph Normandia (Rutgers) – W-D, 6-1
No. 14 Thomas Haines (Lock Haven) – L-D, 2-9
Bruce Graeber (Bloomsburg) – W-D, 5-4
Connor Calkins (Binghampton) – L-D, 4-6

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