Freshman Andrew Kinney looks to gain position. Photo courtesy of
Freshman Andrew Kinney looks to gain position.
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By Pat Zazzarino
Assistant Sports Editor

On Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, the Kutztown University wrestling team won back-to-back meets against Seton Hill University and Alderson Broaddus University at the McKenna Center.

The Golden Bears are now 10-4, and are ranked number two in the PSAC and number eleven nationally.

According to an article on the KU Bears website written by Alex Slocum, the Sports Information Graduate Assistant, KU had a plethora of victories that day, despite two forfeits at 133 pounds.

KU wrestlers Mitch Voelker, Jackson Stabile, Bo Candelaria, and Giovanni Ortiz were just some of KU’s playmakers that sealed the wins for Kutztown.

KU opened with Seton Hill, who is currently 0-7 in Division II in the PSAC, according to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference website.

The match began with a strange 6-6 start due to a forfeit from Seton Hill at 125 pounds, and from KU at 133 pounds. Later on, Voelker, Stabile and Ortiz all won their respective matches, tallying three points each by decision.

After another forfeit win at 157 for KU, Candelaria dominated Christian Bosco for a convincing 12-0 victory. Andrew Kinney for Kutztown pinned Tyler Dombrowski winning his match 7-0, giving KU another three points. They would win the rest of their matches to secure a dominating 41-6 victory.

In their second match, Kutztown faced off against Alderson Broaddus University for the second time this season. According to the article by Slocum, KU defeated Alderson at the beginning of the 2013-14 season with a final score of 47-3.
KU would once again overpower Alderson.

They won every match with the exception of a forfeit at the 133 pound match, the only time Alderson got on the board.

Nick Lamoreaux opened with a convincing victory over Cody Buchanan 8-4, also giving KU its first three points. After the forfeit, it was an all-out Golden Bear assault.

Matt Martoccio and Erik Dejong for KU both secured pins, to increase their lead by 12. The match ended with Alderson forfeiting the final 285 pound match, and KU emerging victorious with a final score of

KU returned home Monday, Feb. 17 against Shippensburg University for Senior Night.


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