Wildcat Wrestling Drops Match Against #17 Pitt
DAVIDSON, N.C. –Davidson wrestling dropped a Saturday night dual with nationally ranked No. 17 Pittsburgh in John M. Belk Arena, 31-6.
After a forfeit at 125 pounds, Wildcat freshman Kyle Gorant went on to win his fourth straight bout and earn the team lead in victories with 13. Up 2-0 after the first frame, Gorant escaped and used a pair of takedowns in the second to help him earn an 8-3 win.
Davidson’s next hand raising bout came at 157 pounds and senior Tony Palumbo. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native held on for a slim 3-2 win after earning a first period takedown and his third frame escape proved to be the difference.
Down 7-5 after an offensive first period, junior Hunter Costa rode his opponent for all of the second to swap riding time, but was unable to capitalize in a 9-6 loss at 165 pounds.
It is a quick turn-around for the ‘Cats as they hit the mat again on Tuesday, Feb. 12 for a Southern Conference dual against Appalachian State. First bout is slated for 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh 31, Davidson 6
125: Brendon Fenton (Pitt) winner by forfeit
133: Kyle Gorant (DC) dec. over Garrett Reinsfelder (Pitt), 8-3
141: Jake Cherry (Pitt) maj. dec. over Caleb Ziebell (DC), 10-2
149: Robert Lee (Pitt) maj. dec. over Aidan Conroy (DC), 10-1
157: Tony Palumbo (DC) dec. over Riley Barth (Pitt), 3-2
165: Thomas O’Brien (Pitt) dec. over Hunter Costa (DC), 9-6
174: Gregg Harvey (Pitt) tech. fall over Noah Satterfield (DC), 21-6, (6:02)
184: #13 Nino Bonaccorsi (Pitt) dec. over Conor Fenn (DC), 7-0
197: Cole Nye (Pitt) dec. over Finlay Holston (DC), 8-2
285: Zach Bruce (Pitt) dec. over Mitchell Trigg (DC), 5-0