F&M Continues EIWA Dual Schedule

F&M Continues EIWA Dual Schedule

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) dual meet schedule gets into full swing this weekend for Franklin & Marshall when the Diplomats travel to New England to face a trio of conference foes.

To watch a video interview with head coach Mike Rogers and junior captain Paddy Quinlan, click here.

The Week Ahead

Saturday, Jan. 21 – at Harvard – 12:00 PM 

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Saturday, Jan. 21 – at Brown – 5:00 PM

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Sunday, Jan. 22 – at Sacred Heart – 3:00 PM 

Scouting Harvard: The Crimson enter competition with an 0-3 dual meet record after going winless at last weekend's Pitt. Duals. Harvard fell to No. 8 N.C. State (29-10), Binghamton (23-16) and West Virginia (32-9). 

Junior 174-pounder Josef Johnson, who was a NCAA Qualifier a year ago, and most recently secured his bracket's Championship at F&M's David H. Lehman Open earlier this month, spearheads Harvard's lineup. 

Harvard-F&M Connection: Head coach Jay Weiss, who is in the midst of his 23rd season with the Crimson, graduated from F&M in 1990 and was a four-year starter for the Diplomats as well as an EIWA runner-up at 167 pounds and NCAA Qualifier during his senior year. 

His 62 career victories place him 19th amongst the program's all-time leaders. 

Scouting Brown: The Bears also opened their dual meet season at last Saturday's Pitt. Duals, going 1-2 at the event with their win coming against VMI (33-7). 

The Diplomats squared off with Brown at home last season on Jan. 22, falling by a 29-8 score and have only beaten the Bears twice in 23 tries, dating back to 1964. 

Scouting Sacred Heart: The Pioneers sit at 2-3 on the year with a 0-1 record in EIWA competition. Sacred Heart's lone victory was against Shippensburg (36-6) back on Nov. 5. 

F&M and the Pioneers are meeting for the 10th time a series that began in 2000. The Diplomats hold a commanding 7-2 edge, including a 19-17 win in Mayser on Feb. 20. 

Last Week: Four dual matches and a tournament made up F&M's busy mid-January slate last week. The Diplomats opened action on Tuesday against Bucknell, taking two of the first four matches, before the Bison rattled off six straight en route to a 33-6 win. 

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On Saturday, F&M went 1-2 at the Pitt. Duals with a 39-10 bashing of Davidson after losses against No. 23 Pittsburgh (46-0) and EIWA-foe Binghamton (38-12). 

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Several Diplomat grapplers spent Saturday competing in the 14th annual "Shorty" Hitchcock Classic, hosted by Millersville. Philip Robilotto (competing unattached) led the way with a fourth-place showing at 197. 

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King Moving Up the Charts: Standing at 15-10 on the season, redshirt senior Robbie King now holds a 68-59 career record, which is good for the 13th most wins in program history.     

Season Leaders: Anthony Mancini (184 pounds) leads the way with a 17-10 overall record, including a 5-5 mark in EIWA competition. Paddy Quinlan is 17-12, while Dan Martoccio is 15-12, King is 15-10 and Emmett LiCastri stands at 13-12. Pelusi (competing unattached) has accumulated a 17-11 mark, while fellow redshirt P. Robilotto in an impressive 14-6.

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Pins Leaders: P. Quinlan continues to rack up the falls and now has a team-leading nine pins on the season. The junior captain is on a historic pace, already ranking in a tie for fifth on the all-time season pin's list and has a total of 17 in his career. 

Martoccio is next with seven, followed by LiCastri with six and King with five.

Among the D1 Leaders: Quinlan's nine pins place him in a tie for third on the NCAA D1 leaders list, across all weight classes. He is just one fall away from the top spot, held by Cornell's Gabriel Dean and Penn State's Zain Retherford.