COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Competing against some of the top Division III teams in the country, the Plymouth State University wrestling team finished with a 1-3 record Saturday afternoon at the North-South Duals, hosted by Ursinus College.
PSU dropped its first three matches of the day, falling to McDaniel (Md.), 33-16, York (Pa.), 36-6, and Ursinus (Pa.), 40-12. The Panthers salvaged the day with a 26-19 verdict over Johns Hopkins University, and now have a 2-5 record on the season.
York, which tied for 12th at the NCAA Championships last winter, is now 8-4, while Ursinus, which tied for 14th at last year’s NCAA’s, is now 6-1. McDaniel, which tied for 26th at the 2005 NCAAs, is now 6-3.
Sophomore Shaun Wilbert (Toms River, N.J.) led the Panthers with a perfect afternoon, finishing with a 4-0 record in the 285-pound weight class, including three pins. He improves his season record to 11-5, which leads the team in victories.
Junior Matt Friend (Jefferson, N.H.) won a pair of matches for the Panthers, one at 133 pounds and one at 141. Singles wins were posted by freshman Shawn Moseley (Hooksett, N.H./Concord HS/Tilton Prep) at 133, classmate Devon Hanson (Sanbornton, N.H./Timberlane) at 141, senior Nick Gurney (Dixfield, Maine) at 184, and senior Billy Wilbert (Toms River, N.J.) at 197.
The Panthers return to action next Saturday (Jan. 14), hosting the annual PSU Invitational at Foley Gymnasium (10:00 a.m.)
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