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The wrestling team is off to a strong start

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The NYU wrestling team opened the season with a second-place finish at the Ned McGinley Invitational last weekend.

Wrestling team member Nick Kruczynski at the Ned McGinley Invitational. (Courtesy of NYU Athletics)

In its first competition of the season, the No. 10 NYU wrestling team placed second out of 11 teams at the Ned McGinley Invitational in Wilkes-Barre, PA last Saturday, November 5th.

The invitational featured No. 7 Stevens Institute of Technology and No. 8 Pennsylvania College, which finished first and third, respectively.

The Violet wrestlers combined for 119 points and were led by sophomore Cooper Pontelandolph’s win in the 165-pound class. Pontelandolfo finished sixth at last year’s NCAA Division III Championships.

Senior Jason Geyer, junior Hassan Khan and sophomore Nick Kruczynski also placed second in their respective classes. Freshman KJ Sherman finished third in the tournament.

Following the successful invitational, assistant head coach Corey Luce reflected on the team’s performance during the tournament.

In general, we are satisfied,” said Lucy. “We had guys that did what was expected of us and we had some surprises with some freshmen. We didn’t have wrestlers at 133 or heavyweight, so a lot of points were left at home, but we still managed to find a way to finish second in a very tough tournament and beat the 8th ranked national team. »

The Violets are looking forward to their runner-up finish at the Racich Rumble in Collegeville, PA on Saturday, November 12th.

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