DuBois Wresters Claim 2013 PSUAC Championship
University Park - The Penn State DuBois Men's Wrestling Team brought home the 2013 Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship Saturday following the USCAA (United State Collegiate Athletic Association) -PSUAC National Wrestling Invitational held at Rec Hall, University Park. The DuBois men came in second overall in the tournament, claiming the PSUAC Championship, but letting the USCAA title slip to Apprentice School. Apprentice finished with 176 team points, followed closely by Penn State DuBois with 168.
Outstanding wrestlers for DuBois were the Terwilliger brothers. At 174 pounds, Ryan Terwilliger defeated previously undefeated Logan Gresock of Penn College, 11-8 in the finals. Stephen Terwilliger, at 184 pounds, defeated Josh Rodriguez in the semis, 8-5 and won by technical fall in the finals, 17-2 over Genkie Stoutamire of Penn State Greater Allegheny. The other title winners for DuBois were 165 pound Jake Himes and 197 pound Cliff Hill.
Penn College finished in third place with two champions; 133 pound Ryan Hart and 157 pound Tyler Myers. Penn College entered the tournament with several starters not able to wrestle with injuries which prevented the Wildcats from challenging for the team title. Penn State Greater Allegheny showed the most improvement from the PSUAC schools where they finished fourth with 69.5 team points and had six of their wrestlers place in the top six in their weights and claimed a title at 141 pounds from Eric Rayman who defeated Tyler Warner (Mont Alto) 7-4 in the finals.
Team standings and championship results are as follows:
1st place Apprentice School 176pts.
2nd PSU DuBois 168.
3rd Penn College 95.5.
4th PSU Greater Allegheny 69.5.
5th Southern Virginia Univ. 50.5.
6th PSU New Kensington 41.
7th PSU Beaver 38.
8th PSU Fayette 30.5.
9th PSU Mont Alto 30.
10th Williamson Trade 24pts.
Pictured are members of the Penn State DuBois Wrestling Team with coaches and athletics staff.
In front, left to right: Garrett Hildebrand, Landon Clayton, Austin Sheibley, Cliff Hill, Head Coach Matt Park.
In back: John Fritz, PSUAC Commissioner; David Gnage, Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor; Manny Aguilar, Kasey Haines, Jake Himes, Shane Alterio, Stephen Terwilliger, Volunteer Coach Clinton Stout; Ryan Terwilliger, Chris Minarchick, Assist coach Josh Knapp.