Lions capture first place at Scranton

Signal Staff Reports

The College’s wrestling team was powered to a first-place finish at the Scranton University Invitational on Sunday behind three individual champions and five individual second place tallies.

Junior Pat Cross captured the 184-pound title, sophomore Brett Jankos finished atop the 197-pound class and senior Keith Bjorhus took first at heavyweight to help the Lions total 168 team points in the nine-team field.

Bjorhus cruised through the heavyweight division, winning his first round match in 1:05, his second in just 49 seconds and the title match by technical fall. He improved to 7-0 this season.

Jankos’ title came by medical forfeit over teammate Jim Tomczuk.

Freshman Mike Jacoutot Jr. took second place at 133 pounds while sophomore Dan Uffleman was the runner up 141 pounds. Freshmen John Biango and Greg Osgooby took second place at 149 and 174 pounds, respectively.

Freshman Alex Karu at 141 pounds and senior Joe Keagle at 157 pounds contributed third place finishes.

Meanwhile, at the Penn State Invitational, senior Brian Dempsey went 2-2 in the 125-pound class and the nation’s No. 1 wrestler at 157 pounds, junior Joey Galante, brought home one win in two bouts.

The Lions, nationally ranked No. 6, will be back in action Jan. 6 when they host the Lions’ Invitational.