Diplomats Compete at “Shorty” Hitchcock Classic, Robilotto Takes Fourth

Diplomats Compete at “Shorty” Hitchcock Classic, Robilotto Takes Fourth

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – Philip Robilotto (competing unattached) led Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team with a fourth-place finish at Saturday's 14th annual "Shorty" Hitchcock Classic, hosted by Millersville.

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P. Robilotto dominated Army's Jack Buell with a 10-3 decision in his first bout at 197 before reaching the Championship Semifinals with a 14-4 major decision against Penn.'s Robert Ng.

After dropping down to the wrestle backs, Robilotto responded with a first-period pin at 1:40 against Lock Haven's Trey Hartsock to reach the third-place match. Robilotto wrapped up action with an 8-2 loss against Rutgers' Kevin Mulligan to settle for fourth. 

At 285, Antonio Pelusi (competing unattached) was undone by a third-period takedown in his opening match, dropping a close 4-3 decision against Lehigh's Jordan Wood. Pelusi followed with a late first-period pin (2:43) of Penn State's Ethan Wissler in consolations but saw his tournament draw to a close after a narrow 4-2 decision loss. 

Chris Martorello opened action with a 5-4 win against Army's Patrick Mayolo in the 149-pound championship bracket, before dropping down to consolations where his day came to an end after being pinned by Oregon State's Connor Noonan. 

The Diplomats return to the mat next Saturday hitting the road for duals against Harvard at 12:00 p.m. and Brown at 5:00 p.m.