PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Antonio Pelusi saw his 2019 NCAA Tournament run come to a close in session two with a tough 6-2 decision loss against the 285-pound bracket's No. 18 seeded Joey Goodhart of Drexel on Thursday evening.
To view session two results, click here.
Pelusi, who was seeded No. 31 in the bracket, battled EIWA-foe Goodhart for the third time this season after the pair split 1-1 in the EIWA Tournament.
Neither wrestler managed to score in the opening period and Pelusi secured a 1-0 lead with an early second-period escape. However, Goodhart followed with a takedown off a leg attack and rode out Pelusi for the remainder of the period.
In the third, Goodhart extended his lead with an escape and another takedown to seal the match.
Earlier in the day, Pelusi was pinned by the bracket's No. 2 seeded Anthony Cassar of Penn State. To read a recap of session one, click here.
Pelusi, who finished the 2019 Tournament with an 0-2 mark, concluded his illustrious career as one of the most decorated heavyweights in program history. A three-time EIWA Placewinner, Pelusi's fourth-place finish at the 2019 Championships was the highest for a Diplomat heavyweight since 1976. Pelusi advanced to the national stage as a Division I NCAA Qualifier on three occasions, a feat unaccomplished by a member of his weight class throughout the program's 94-year history, while his 85 career wins are good for fifth on F&M's all-time list.