Zacherl, Morelli, Sleigh All Advance to Second Round of NCAA D-1 Wrestling To.

brock_zacherl
NEW YORK (EYT) – All three area wrestlers competing at the NCAA Division I championships at Madison Square Garden in New York won their first round bouts Thursday.

Clarion University’s Brock Zacherl of Brookville, seeded 15th at 141 pounds, knocked off Bucknell’s Tyler Smith, 7-3. Zacherl will take on second-seeded Joey McKenna of Stanford in the second round, which starts at 7 p.m..

Penn State’s Geno Morelli of DuBois, unseeded at 165 pounds, upset 11th-seeded John Staudenmayer of North Carolina, 5-3. He will now wrestle sixth-seeded Steven Rodrigues of Illinois in the second round tonight.

Bucknell’s Tom Sleigh of DuBois, unseeded at 184 pounds, also pulled the upset knocking off 16th-seeded Matt McCutcheon of Penn State, 43. Sleigh will face top-seeded Gabriel Dean of Cornell in tonight’s second round.

One additional wrestler with local ties, Clarion University’s Michael Pavasko, wasn’t as fortunate at 174 pounds losing a 15-4 major decision to Indiana’s Nathan Jackson. Pavasko now falls into the wrestlebacks.


Copyright © 2021 EYT Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of the contents of this service without the express written consent of EYT Media Group, Inc. is expressly prohibited.

Comments are temporarily closed. A new and improved comments section will be added soon.