Diplomats Compete at Shorty Hitchcock Classic

Diplomats Compete at Shorty Hitchcock Classic

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall sent a handful of wrestlers to compete at the 13th annual "Shorty" Hitchcock Classic, hosted by Millersville on Saturday.

Full results from the tournament can be found here.

Paddy Quinlan had the most success of any Diplomat on the day, taking part in a brutal 141-pound bracket that featured some of the top grapplers in the nation and coming away with a 3-2 mark. Quinlan opened action with a 12-6 decision over Navy's Patrick McLaughlin, before dropping down to the wrestlebacks with an 8-2 loss against Cornell's Mark Grey. 

F&M's sophomore 141-pounder responded in consolations with back-to-back pins over Millersville's Tommy Nulty (2:00) and Virginia's Sam Krivus (4:15), but had his afternoon come to a close with a 9-5 loss. 

After dropping his opening match at 133, Danny Martoccio answered in the consolation bracket with a dominating 16-0 tech. fall against teammate Chris Martorello, followed by a 17-5 major. Brandon Giovanetti earned an 8-1 decision against Drexel's Nick Widmann in the 149 wrestleback but came up short by a 3-1 score in his final bout of the afternoon. 

Robbie King landed a 14-3 major decision in the 165-pound wrestleback and then saw his tournament come to an end with a narrow 5-3 loss in his next matchup.

F&M returns to the mat on Saturday, when EIWA opponent Brown travels to Lancaster for a 6:30 p.m. showdown.