NCAA Wrestling Championships

Section 9 has three former wrestlers who haver earned the privilege of competing in the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Eldred graduate Noah Curreri recently competed in the Division 2 Championships and became the first wrestler in school history to earn All-American status. Curreri, a senior at Queens University of Charlotte, took 8th in the nation at 174 pounds. The Division I tournament takes place on March 18-20 in St. Louis and Monroe Woodbury grads Vinny Vespa and Evan Barczak will be on the mat! Vespa, a senior at Hofstra wrestles at 141 pounds while Barczak, a junior at Drexel, is entered at 165 pounds. Army West Point wrestling also has 7 wrestlers who have qualified for the NCAAs! Take a look below for match-by-match results for all Section 9 and Army wrestlers!

Vinny Vespa (Hofstra, 141)
Prelim: Rooks (Indiana) maj 10-1 Vespa
Consi Outbracket: D’Emilio (Ohio State) maj 8-0 Vespa

Evan Barczak (Drexel, 165)
Rd 32: Wentzel (Pitt) dec 1-0 Barczak
Consi Outbracket: Stamm (Hofstra) dec 5-3 Barczak

Lane Peters (Army, 141)
Rd 32: Duncan (Illinois) maj 13-2 Peters
Consi 16 #1: D’Emelio (Ohio State) dec 10-4 Peters

PJ Ogunsanya (Army, 149)
Rd 32: Parco (Fresno State) dec 7-5 Ogunsanya
Consi 16 #1: Ogunsanya dec 5-3 Hunsake (Utah Valley)
Consi 16 #2: Ogunsanya wbf 5:45 Parriott (Purdue)
Consi 8 #1: Abas (Stanford) dec 9-2 Ogunsanya

Markus Hartman (Army, 157)
Rd 32: Carr (Iowa State) maj 16-2 Hartman
Consi Outbracket: Hartman dec 3-0 Frinzi (Lehigh)
Consi 16 #1: Hartman dec 8-4 Heller (Hofstra)
Consi 16 #2: Willits (Oregon State) maj 13-2 Hartman

Ben Pasiuk (Army, 174)
Rd 32: Pasiuk dec 8-3 Lautt (North Carolina)
Rd 16: Kemmerer (Iowa) tech 17-1 Pasiuk
Consi 16 #2: Pasiuk dec 6-5 Logan (Lehigh)
Consi 8 #1: Turley (Rutgers) wbf 2:40 Pasiuk

Taylor Brown (Army, 184)
Rd 32: Poznanki (Rutgers) maj 14-2 Brown
Consi 16 #1: Kane (North Carolina) dec 8-5 Brown

JT Brown (Army, 197)
Rd 32: Jakobsen (Lehigh) fall 7:50 Brown
Consi 16 #1: Brown dec 5-3 Janzer (Rutgers)
Consi 16 #2: Pentz (North Dakota State) maj 11-1 Brown

Bobby Heald (Army, 285)
– had to withdraw from tournament

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