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Builders Rally To Knock Off Penn State Mont Alto 69-58

Builders Rally To Knock Off Penn State Mont Alto 69-58
FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 69, Penn State Mont Alto 58

RECORD: Apprentice School 1-0, Penn State Mont Alto 0-1


ON THE MAT: In the first match done with the optional scoring system for National Collegiate Wrestling Association dual matches, the Apprentice School used a win by fall from junior heavyweight Ian Jones to pull out a 69-58 win over Penn State Mont Alto on Friday night.

The NCWA is approved use of an optional scoring system falls, forfeits, disqualifications and injury defaults would earn 15 team points, and forfeits would earn 16. A 10-point spread in the individual match score would signify a technical fall, but both wrestlers would earn their points toward their team's overall score. All other bout scores would simply be added to the team score. 

Apprentice School started out quickly with a pair of wins by fall by Jacob Michael (125 lbs/4:21) and Sterling Briscoe (141/2:51) to take a 31-5 lead.  The lead grew to 34-7 as Patrik Foxworth used an escape with 11 seconds left in the first 30-second riding period, followed by riding his opponent for the 30 seconds to take a 3-2 win at 149 pounds and a 34-7 lead.

Penn State Mont Alto started a comeback in the middle weights scoring wins in four of the next six matches.  A win by fall at 157 and a tech fall win at 174 brought the hosts to within 45-38.  Following a 5-0 Apprentice School win by CW Sorey at 184 pushed Apprentice School ahead 50-38.

The hosts took their first lead of the night as Dale Nichols pinned Josh Rodriguez in 6:31 for a 15-point win and a 53-50 advantage after 197.  Jacob Miller gave them an extra point in the margin after a 5-4 decision over Garrett Williams to lead 58-54.

In the final match of the night, junior Ian Jones scored a takedown early in the third period and won by fall in 5:26 to give the Builders a 69-58 victory.

Apprentice School head coach Bruce Shumaker is a fan of the new scoring system after the first use.  "It definitely makes every bout point mean something.  It'll make us all coach better, its great," he said.


The Builders now participate on Saturday in the Electric City Duals hosted by the University of Scranton.


Apprentice-Mont Alto

125: Jacob Michael (A) p. Cody Carbaugh 4:21


133: Zack Stouffer (MA) dec. Shane Smith 5-1


141: Sterling Briscoe (A) p. Andrew Mellott 2:51


149: Patrik Foxworth (A) dec. Nick Grimm 3-2 TB1


157: Clay Kocsis (MA) p. Brian Beatson 1:49


165: Philip Porto (A) dec. Davon Clark 9-4


174: Quinn Frassetta (MA) tech fall Ken Lowry 12-2


184: CW Sorey (A) dec. Corey Hardman 5-0


197: Dale Nichols (MA) p. Josh Rodriguez 6:31


235: Jacob Miller (MA) dec. Garrett Williams 5-4


285: Ian Jones (A) p. MarQuil Holt 5:26