Lions claim two weight class titles

By Christine Houghton
Sports Editor

On Sunday, Feb. 17 the wrestling team traveled to Muhlenberg College to compete in the Futures Tournament.

The College placed 12 wrestlers on the day with two winning titles.

The referee holds up Falleni’s hand is held up after a victory (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

At 133 pounds, sophomores Jacob Falleni and Ryan Manahan both placed in their weight class with Falleni taking the title and Manahan coming in fifth.

Falleni had three pins in four matches during his run for the title. Sophomore Anthony Rua went undefeated during his battle for the 141-pound title.

Rua had one pin on the day and battled teammate freshman Steven Schwab in the final round.

Schwab fell to Rua but took second place in his weight class.

In the 174-pound weight class, the Lions placed three freshmen. Jon Borgognoni, Joe McCarthy and Alfonso Pinto Jr., placed for the Lions, third and fourth respectively.

At 125 pounds, sophomore Christian Deehan was able to place third along with sophomore Thomas Anderson and freshman Matt Surich.

Anderson placed third in the 184 pound category and Surich took fourth  weighing in at 149 pounds.

In the 197-pound weight class, freshman Steven Giannios and junior Matthew Cornerly took third and fourth respectively.

Now finished with their regular season matches, the Lions return to action on Saturday, Feb. 23 when they travel to Brockport College to compete in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

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