Lions place eighth in Fall Brawl

By Christine Houghton
Staff Writer

The wrestling team traveled to Ursinus College to participate in the Fall Brawl against multiple colleges on Saturday, Nov. 10. The College placed several wrestlers in this event ranging from first to fourth place.

Sophomore Robert Dinger, weighing in at 141 pounds, had a dominant day on the mat. He went undefeated on the day to achieve the title including a pin and close 12-11 final victory.

Dinger earns a pin after accomplishing his 4-0 victory. (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

Sophomore 184 pounder Daniel Surich made it to the final round after three victories including a pin, but fell to his opponent and ended the day in second place. Competing for the heavyweight title, freshman Tom Maretta reached the semi-finals after two wins and ended the day in fourth place.

The 133 and 157-pound weight classes both experienced overlaps in Lions wrestlers, putting two wrestlers from the College against each other. Wrestling at 133 pounds, sophomores Connor Murphy and Jake Giordano met in the semi-finals with Murphy taking fourth place and Giordano advancing to the finals and taking second place.

In the match for third place in the 157-pound category, senior Mark Gerstacker wrestled sophomore Dominic Fano for third and fourth place respectively.

For their next matches, the Lions travel to Stevens Institute of Technology for a dual meet on Thursday, Nov. 15 and hold their first home meet against York College on Friday, Nov. 16.

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