Trio Of Falls Lifts Presidents To 34-16 Triumph At PS-DuBois
DUBOIS, Pa. – Senior heavyweight Taylor Potts (Wellsburg, W.Va./John Marshall) and sophomores 149-pounder Josh Etzel (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward) and 165-pounder David Dibenedetto (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) all recorded falls to help the Washington & Jefferson wrestling team knock off Penn State-DuBois Friday night by a 34-16 margin.
Potts pinned Chris Minarcik in 2:20 for his 20th victory of the season (second fall). Etzel upped his season record to 14-3 after taking down Kasey Haines in 4:22. Dibenedetto earned his fifth fall of the year in 3:29 against Ryan Terwilger at 174 pounds. Cecchetti tied Byron Johnson ’04 for seventh place on the career victory list with the 77th of his career.
Senior 133-pounder Zach Cecchetti (Apollo, Pa./Kiski Area) won by a major decision (12-3) over Josh Kunig, while junior Chris Leva (Perrineville, N.J./Notre Dame) collected a 6-3 victory over Shane Alterio at 157 pounds.
The Presidents also received a 4-3 win at 184 pounds from sophomore Steve Thornton (McKeesport, Pa./Elizabeth-Forward).
W&J continues action this weekend tomorrow at the Messiah Invitational in Grantham, Pa.