Penn (1-0), who is receiving votes in the NAIA's preseason poll, avenged last year's 29-19 loss to the #14 nationally-ranked Norse of NCAA Division III.
Louie opened the home opener with a dominating performance at 125 pounds. Leading 10-1 in the second period, he turned Zach Elliott to his back and pinned him at the 3:57 mark.Tyler Schneider
(Fr., Belleville, Mich., Belleville HS) extended the advantage at 133 pounds, winning 7-5 in overtime. The freshman rallied with a third-period escape and then took Louis Mazetta to the mat in the extra period to claim the victory.
Penn lost at 141 pounds, but 149-pounder Jason Mozley
(Fr., Arlington, Texas, Martin HS) got the margin back to nine with a 6-4 victory over Brent Blaser.Eric Burgey
(Fr., Easton, Pa., Easton HS) was the first of four wrestlers to move up a weight for strategic purposes and was successful in his transition to 157 pounds. The redshirt freshman battled through an injury and held off Calvin Canales 11-9.Joe Range
(Fr., Burlington, Burlington HS) owned a small advantage over Eric Moreno late in his 165-pound match, but outmuscled him in the waning seconds, earning the pin at 6:46.
The Statesmen came up short at 174 and 184 pounds before Matt Woollums
(Sr., Chariton, Chariton HS) secured the team victory with a 5-3 win over Nick Pearch at 197 pounds. The heavyweight match went to Luther.Next:
Penn travels to Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday to compete in the Augsburg Invitational. Action begins at 9 a.m.William Penn def. Luther, 24-13
(W) won by fall over Zach Elliott, 3;57 (6-0)133--Tyler Schneider
(W) won by decision over Louis Mazetta, 7-5 (OT) (9-0)141--
Kevin Bokoski (L) won by decision over Alfredo Velazquez
, 5-0 (9-3)149--Jason Mozley
(W) won by decision over Brent Blaser, 6-4 (12-3)157--Eric Burgey
(W) won by decision over Calvin Canales, 11-9 (15-3)165--Joe Range
(W) won by fall over Eric Moreno, 6:46 (21-3)
Nick Jazdzewski (L) won by major decision over Cody Eaton
, 13-5 (21-7)184--
Jack Steinberg (L) won by decision over Joe Sumner
, 9-4 (21-10)197--Matt Woollums
(W) won by decision over Nick Pearch, 5-3 (24-10)285--
Micah Ballew (L) won by decision over Nathan Merical
, 3-0 (24-13)