LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team heads into this week looking to build on a strong showing at last Saturday's Binghamton Open that saw the Diplomats collect a pair of third-place finishes. Tournament competition continues on Sunday with Penn.'s annual Keystone Classic.
The Week Ahead
Sunday, Nov. 19 – Keystone Classic (Hosted by Penn.) – 9:00 AM
A Look at the Keystone Classic: A total of 20 ranked wrestlers, including four No. 1 ranked grapplers and 10 ranked inside the top-eight, are set to compete at Sunday's Keystone Classic.
For more information on the premiere wrestlers attending this weekend's tournament, click here.
At last year's event, 184-pounder Anthony Mancini paced the Diplomats with a fifth-place showing after defeating Eastern Michigan's Kayne MacCallum by a 9-4 decision. Senior Robbie King also placed at the tournament, securing sixth after falling by a narrow 6-4 decision in the fifth-place match.
Antonio Pelusi is looking to place at the event for the second time in his career after reaching as far as the consolation semifinals and securing sixth in 2015. The 285-pound bracket figures to be one of the most daunting at the event and features four wrestlers ranked in the top-20, including No. 3 Nick Nevills of Penn State, as well as EIWA-rival Joey Goodhart of Drexel (No. 18).
Additional Keystone Classic Info: Sunday's tournament will be streamed live by FloWrestling, a subscription-based service. For more information, click here. Live results are also available at FloWrestling and do not require a subscription. Click here to follow along.
Last Week: Mancini (unattached at 184 pounds) and Pelusi (285 pounds) each earned third-place finishes to pace Franklin & Marshall's DI wrestling team at last Sunday's Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, hosted by Binghamton.
To read the recap, as well as view full results from F&M's wrestlers at the tournament, click here.
Wins Leaders: Mancini, who is competing unattached, leads the way in the early going of 2017-18 with a 6-3 overall record. Paddy Quinlan is 5-3 this season, competing unattached primarily at 149 pounds, while freshman 133-pounder Wil Gil is 5-4 with a 4-1 EIWA mark. Pelusi also has a winning record in 2017-18 with a 4-2 mark.
For complete team stats, click here.
South Beach Duals Fan Package: F&M has been chosen to compete in the first South Beach Duals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during winter break. For the occasion, F&M wrestling has put together a fan package that includes one F&M beach towel, one F&M Wrestling visor, one pair of F&M sunglasses, and one ticket to a Dec. 27 reception co-hosted by the F&M Florida Alumni Chapter. The cost of the Florida Fan package is $250. For more information on how to purchase a fan package, click here.