PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team battled some of the top competition in the country, competing at the Keystone Classic, hosted by Penn, on Sunday.
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A total of 25 ranked wrestlers took part in the tournament, representing teams from defending National Champion Penn State (currently ranked No. 4 in the nation), No. 23 Rider, Appalachian State, Drexel, Eastern Michigan, Edinboro, Harvard, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Sacred Heart and VMI.
At 184, Anthony Mancini started off strong with a 10-6 decision in the championship bracket against Pitt.'s Christian Dietrich, before falling in his next bout.
In the consolation semifinals, Mancini fought hard in a narrow 3-2 decision loss against Mike Fagg-Daves of Rider but earned a spot in the fifth-place match. Mancini finished his tournament on a high note, defeating Eastern Michigan's Kayne MacCallum by a 9-4 decision to secure fifth.
Senior captain Robbie King found success at 165, registering a sixth-place finish after falling by a narrow 6-4 decision in the fifth-place match.
King began his day with a dominant 18-0 tech. fall to reach the quarterfinals of the championship bracket before falling down to consolations where he rattled off another pair of wins.
Chris Martorello picked up an 8-0 major decision against Virginia's John Reed in the 141-pound wrestle backs while Emmett LiCastri strung together two wins in the 157-pound wrestle backs, including a pin (4:25) of Harvard's Zeth Dean.
The Diplomats return to action next Sunday, sending wrestlers to compete at the Mat-Town Open, hosted by Lock Haven.