NCAA DII Super Region 1 Championships

March 1-2, 2014
Pitt-Johnstown University, Johnstown PA


JOHNSTOWN, Penn. The Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling team wrapped up the program's inaugural season by placing two wrestlers in the Super Region 1 top six, just out of reach of qualifying for nationals.

As a team, the Cardinals finished with four points, tied with AIC for 11th place overall.

Freshmen Ryan Winslow and Sawyer Leppla picked up day two wins to place them in the regional rankings. Leppla took a consolation victory over Kutztown's Justin Heller before falling to Mercyhurst's August Miza to take 5th place in the region's 174lb class.

Meanwhile in the 184lb class, Winslow scored one of the biggest upsets of the day in the Consolation quarter-final when he came in at #8 to square off against East Stroudsburg's #4 Luke DeLuise, who is in the running for All-American status this year. Winslow went up on DeLuise on a reversal in the 2nd round, and hung on to finish the match with a 6-2 win.

Max Lacey also wrestled on day two in the consolation bracket, but came up short about East Stroudsburg's Tyson Searer to finish #7 in the region.

"We will take a lot of positives from this tournament," said WJU head coach Sean Doyle. "At an event like this you need wrestlers to go deep in the tournament and make the finals to score points. We had some wins, and that is a stepping stone. We also tied an established program as a team, so in the big scheme of things it was important for our maturity."

The season has now come to a close for the Cardinals. Doyle added a special thanks to all those who have made it a successful season for the first year program.

"Everyone from our administration at Wheeling Jesuit, to the student athletes, to the families and fans that supported us this season, we couldn't have done it without you," added Doyle. "Our team will continue to improve, but their support has made a huge impact on the team."

Team Scores
1. Notre Dame (OH) 115.5
2. Pitt-Johnstown 90.5
3. Mercyhurst 83.0
4. Kutztown 55.0
5. Gannon 40.0
6. East Stroudsburg 29.0
7. Shippensburg 28.0
8. West Liberty 26.5
9. Millersville 19.0
10. Seton Hill 17.0
11. American International 4.0
11. Wheeling Jesuit 4.0

Brackets AT THIS LINK

NCAA Div. II Super Region I Results for Wheeling Jesuit

125 - Brad Kakos (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Bohince (Mercyhurst) 11-9 won by tech fall over Brad Kakos (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (TF-1.5 4:30 (15-0))
Cons. Round 1 - Brad Kakos (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Anthony Marino (East Stroudsburg) 3-2 won by decision over Brad Kakos (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 9-8)

133 - Scott Lopez (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Schutz (Seton Hill) 3-2 won by decision over Scott Lopez (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 11-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Scott Lopez (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Adam Weinell (Gannon) 8-5 won by decision over Scott Lopez (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 5-0)

141 - Damon Outward (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Simon Rice (Shippensburg) 2-2 won by decision over Damon Outward (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Damon Outward (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - AJ Fisher (Seton Hill) 3-2 won by decision over Damon Outward (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 3-0)

149 - Jonathan Barrett (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Esposito (Kutztown) 1-2 won by major decision over Jonathan Barrett (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (MD 14-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Jonathan Barrett (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Eric Howey (East Stroudsburg) 1-2 won by tech fall over Jonathan Barrett (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (TF-1.5 4:46 (16-0))

157 - John Gershom (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Heath Coles (Pitt-Johnstown) 3-2 won by forfeit over John Gershom (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (For.)
Cons. Round 1 - John Gershom (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Zac Wawrzyniak-Bush (Millersville) 1-2 won by forfeit over John Gershom (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (For.)

165 - Anthony Smith (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Eric Burgey (Notre Dame (OH)) 11-2 won by decision over Anthony Smith (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Anthony Smith (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Clint Schaefer (Mercyhurst) 13-6 won by decision over Anthony Smith (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 11-7)

174 - Sawyer Leppla (2-2) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Eric Antesberger (West Liberty) 3-2 won by decision over Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 won by decision over Brett Pastore (Shippensburg) 0-2 (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 won by decision over Justin Heller (Kutztown) 1-2 (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Semi - August Mizia (Mercyhurst) 16-4 won by major decision over Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 (MD 17-5)

184 - Ryan Winslow (2-2) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Winslow (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 won by decision over Casey Hedash (Shippensburg) 1-2 (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Travis McKillop (Pitt-Johnstown) 3-0 won by tech fall over Ryan Winslow (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 (TF-1.5 3:00 (16-1))
Cons. Round 2 - Ryan Winslow (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Ryan Winslow (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 won by decision over Luke DeLuise (East Stroudsburg) 2-2 (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Semi - Zachary Zelcs (Gannon) 3-1 won by decision over Ryan Winslow (Wheeling Jesuit) 2-2 (Dec 10-4)

197 - Maxwell Lacey (1-2) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Maxwell Lacey (Wheeling Jesuit) 1-2 won by decision over Morris Lawson (Seton Hill) 0-2 (Dec 4-0)
Quarterfinal - Zachary Bennett (Pitt-Johnstown) 3-0 won by fall over Maxwell Lacey (Wheeling Jesuit) 1-2 (Fall 1:15)
Cons. Round 2 - Maxwell Lacey (Wheeling Jesuit) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Tyson Searer (East Stroudsburg) 3-2 won by decision over Maxwell Lacey (Wheeling Jesuit) 1-2 (Dec 7-2)

285 - Logan Bowman (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Nale (Shippensburg) 3-2 won by decision over Logan Bowman (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Logan Bowman (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Matt Pringle (American International) 1-2 won by major decision over Logan Bowman (Wheeling Jesuit) 0-2 (MD 10-2)


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