Wrestling ends season at NCAA Championships

TULSA, Okla. – The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team saw its season end on day two of the 2023 NCAA Championships in Tulsa at the BOK Center. Penn entered day two with four wrestlers vying for All-American status.

Both Michael Colaiocco and Doug Zapf picked up victories that day to advance into the consolation brackets. Ryan Miller and Ben Goldin lost their only fight of the day.

Miller opened the day for the Quakers against Michigan’s Jack Medley and used and escaped in the first period to cut the deficit to 6-1. Early in the second period, Miller broke away to make it 8-2, but a late period out put his opponent up 10-2. Midway through the third period, Miller looked to get back into the fight earning a takedown to make it 10-4, but at Medley he got two runs for a knockdown and added a run for time out. driving to win the major decision, 13-4.

Colaiocco wasted no time in securing his second Championship pin as he won another first-half pinfall to advance into the consolation bracket. His next fight pitted him against Kyle Biscoglia of northern Iowa. Colaiocco got one out with six seconds left in the first period and after the first period he was leading 2-1. Just 12 seconds into the second period, he used a knockdown to take a 4-1 lead, but that lead was short-lived as the period ended tied at 4-4. Biscoglia fended off Colaiocco’s comeback attempt as he earned a breakout and a takedown to win the decision 7-4.

Zapf’s two fights on Friday ended 3-2. In the first fight, Zapf took a 1-0 lead in the third period after a second period breakout. After a breakout from opponent Iowa State tied the fight at 1-1, Zapf reclaimed the lead with one out and avoided elimination by allowing just one run in the final. minute to claim a 3-2 victory by decision. His second fight of the day was against Caleb Henson of Virginia Tech. Zapf tied the fight at 1-1 in the third period, but nearly 30 seconds later Henson got a strikeout to lead 3-1. Zapf’s season came to an end as he lost by a 3-2 decision.

Goldin took on Colton McKiernan of SIU Edwardsville and put the pressure on him early. The fight went scoreless through the first period and a second period breakout gave his opponent a 1-0 lead early in the third period. McKiernan held off pressure from Goldin as he racked up his driving time to earn the extra point and the 2-0 decision.

Ryan Miller’s No. 18 spot (20-12) is unknown and scored 2.5 team points.
Field. Round 1 – #15 Brett Ungar, Cornell Dec. Ryan Miller, Penn, 6-1
The inconvenients. Round 1 – Ryan Miller, Penn, won by injury default over #31 Reece Witcraft, Oklahoma State, INJ 4:26
The inconvenients. Round 2 – Jack Medley, Michigan, Dec. Ryan Miller, Penn, MD 13-4

#7 Michael Colaiocco (25-7) is unknown and scored 5.5 team points.
Field. Round 1 – Michael Colaiocco, Penn vs. Connor Brown, Missouri, F, 0:38
Field. Round 2 – Lucas Byrd, Ill., Dec. Michael Colaiocco, Penn, 6-3
The inconvenients. Round 2 – Michael Colaiocco, Penn won by pinfall over Wyatt Henson, Oklahoma, F, 1:31
The inconvenients. Round 3 – Kyle Biscoglia, Northern Iowa Dec. Michael Colaiocco, Penn, 7-4

The place of Carmen Ferrante (20-13) is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Field. Round 1 – Allan Hart, Missouri Dec. Carmen Ferrante, Penn, 7-4
The inconvenients. Round 1 – Casey Swiderski, Iowa State Dec. Carmen Ferrante, Penn, 7-3

Doug Zapf’s (24-9) spot is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.
Field. Round 1 – Chance Lamer, Michigan Dec. Doug Zapf, Penn, 4-3
The inconvenients. Round 1 – Doug Zapf, Penn Dec. Jarod Verkleeren, UVA, 5-1
The inconvenients. Round 2 – Doug Zapf, Penn Dec. Paniro Johnson, Iowa State, 3-2
The inconvenients. Round 3 – Caleb Henson, Virginia Tech Dec. Doug Zapf, Penn, 3-2

Anthony Artalona’s (26-8) spot is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Field. Round 1 – Jarrett Jacques, Missouri Dec. Anthony Artalona, ​​Penn, 5-4
The inconvenients. Round 1 – Vinny Zerban, Northern Colorado, Dec. Anthony Artalona, ​​Penn, SV-1 3-1

Nick Incontrera’s (21-11) spot is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Field. Round 1 – Bailee O`Reilly, Minnesota Dec. Nick Incontrera, Penn, 5-3
The inconvenients. Round 1 – Philip Conigliaro, Harvard Dec. Nick Incontrera, Penn, 6-4
The place of Cole Urbas (17-15) is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Prelim – Max Shaw, North Carolina Dec. Cole Urbas, Penn, 4-1

Ben Goldin’s (22-15) spot is unknown and scored 0.5 team points.
Field. Round 1 – Yaraslau Slavikouski, Harvard Dec. Ben Goldin, Penn, 4-2
The inconvenients. Round 1 – Ben Goldin, Penn Dec. Hunter Catka, Virginia Tech, December 5-2
The inconvenients. Round 2 – Colton McKiernan, SIU Edwardsville Dec. Ben Goldin, Penn, 2-0



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