Pelusi’s Run Comes to an End at NCAAs

Pelusi’s Run Comes to an End at NCAAs

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Antonio Pelusi's run at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament came to an end on Friday afternoon with a defeat in the Consolation Quarterfinals.

Pelusi faced No. 11 Mike Hughes in the Second Round of Consolations and suffered a takedown at the 1:30 mark of the first period. Hughes eventually got Pelusi turned on the edge of the circle and secured the pin at the 2:33 mark. 

Overall, Pelusi finished with a successful 2-2 record at his second-career NCAA Tournament. He wrapped up his impressive junior season with a 26-10 record after placing fifth at the EIWA Championships and earning his second-career automatic qualification into the NCAA Tournament.

285 Pounds – No. 30 – Antonio Pelusi (2-2) 

Session I 

L – Fall (2:25) – No. 5 Samuel Stoll (Iowa)

Session II

W – 9-6 Decision – No. 27 Brett Dempsey (American)

W – 3-1 (SV-1) Decision – Tyler Love (Virginia)

Session III

L – Fall (2:33) – No. 11 Mike Hughes (Hofstra)