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Wrestling Wraps up 2019 Calendar Year with Sixth Place Finish at RIT Invitational

Wrestling Wraps up 2019 Calendar Year with Sixth Place Finish at RIT Invitational

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College wrestling program wrapped up its 2019 calendar year with its most impressive performance to date, finishing sixth in a field of 15 teams at the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational. The Bantams competed against teams from all over the East Coast, finishing with a team score of 76.5.

Host school RIT took the crown, winning handlily with a combined total of 154.0. John Carroll (130.0) and SUNY Oneonta (109.5) rounded out the top three, with WPI (103.5) and NEC (103.0) finishing just ahead of Trinity.

Sophomore Kevin Lyskawa (Londonderry, N.H.) continues to impress this season, and had another fantastic showing in the 157-weight class Saturday. The sophomore won via pin in the first round and took an 11-0 major victory in the second round before being ousted to the third-place bracket. After another pin and a 13-5 victory advanced him to the finals, he needed just 1:53 to pin WPI's Chase Lind to take third place.

Junior John O'Brien (Reading, Mass.) advanced to the third-place bracket finals, showcasing a great performance in the 285-weight class. O'Brien won his first three bouts via pin to advance to the championship semifinal round before losing, but took another fall victory in the third-place bracket to advance to the final.

First-year Nico Patch (Oswego, Ill.) dominated the 149-weight class, taking third place; Patch won 9-5 in the first round, and won via pin in the quarterfinal before dropping to the third-place bracket. A 12-3 major victory set him up for the final, where he'd win 3-0 over Oneonta's Tyler Brazinski.

Sophomore Anders Klass (Braintree, Mass.) and senior Stephen Cerrone (Quechee, Vt.) also picked up wins in the 184 and 165 weight classes, respectively, helping the Bantams to a sixth-place overall finish.

The Bantams are back in action in 2020, taking part in the Waynesburg Invitational. Meet time is slated for 9 a.m.

TEAM RESULTS
1. Rochester Tech 154
2. John Carroll 130.
3. Oneonta State 109.5
4. WorcesterTech 103.5
5. New England College 103
6. Trinity (Conn.) 76.5
7. Oswego State 65.5
8. Norwich 65
9. Williams 62.5
10. Case Western Reserve 49
11. Alfred State 42.5
12. Thiel 36.5
13. Pitt-Bradford 28.5
14. Keystone 21
15. Behrend State 17.5