Nov. 17, 2001
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The University of Maryland wrestling team finished competition on Saturday at the 35th annual East Stroudsburg Open with redshirt junior Jake Stork (Mohrsville, Pa.) taking the title at 184.
Stork won five matches on Saturday to capture his second title of the season. After a first round victory, the Pennsylvania native beat James Moore of Lehigh by an 8-5 decision. Stork advanced to the quarterfinals, pinning Columbia's Jeff Anderson in 2:54. He wrapped up his second consecutive tournament title by decisioning Mike Massenzio, 6-5 in the finals at 184. Massenzio pinned sophomore Dan Barsnica (Manalapan, N.J.) in the first round to help him move to the brackets.
Senior Brandon York (Gaithersburg, Md.), competing in his second tournament at 141 on Saturday, earned victories against the Army's T.J. Tupley by a 6-3 decision and Jarrad Turner, wrestling unattached, by an 11-7 decision. The Gaithersburg native was forced to forfeit in the quarterfinal round to Stephen Stremple of Clarion due to injury.
Barry Stein (Union, N.J.) suffered his first loss in the second round after beating Angelo Perri, wrestling unattached, by an impressive 13-2 decision. The freshman rebounded well, ripping off three victories in the consolation brackets, earning his first collegiate pin against Anderson, who lost to Stork earlier, in 3:34.
At 125, redshirt sophomore Matt Pandullo (Severn, Md.) garnered two victories before losing to Adam Smith, wrestling unattached, by a 15-8 decision in the quarterfinal round.
In competition at 133, Joe Guzzio (Greensboro, N.C.) pinned North Carolina's Mike Starkey in 1:20 before falling to Victor Jackson of L.H.U. in 5:05. The redshirt senior recorded his second pin of the day in the consolation brackets against Riley Soles of Harvard in 1:14. Guzzio won three matches on the day before being eliminated by Josh Moore of Penn State.
Sophomore Matt Kenny (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) earned his first pin as a Terrapin against Ben Waskowiak of U.S.M.A.P. in 1:36. Kenny, who transferred from College of Charleston last semester, won three matches at 149, before losing to Harley Anderson by a 16-0 major decision in the quarterfinals. Also at 149, freshman Adam James (Silver Spring, Md.) wrestled unattached at East Stroudsburg, ripping off three victories to reach the quarterfinal round. He came up short against Erik Norgaard of Columbia by a 9-4 decision. James earned his fourth victory in the consolation bracket before falling to John Krulock in 3:35.
Three freshmen saw action for Maryland at 157. John Antonelli (Norristown, Pa.) beat Richard Appan of G.M.U. by a 6-4 decision to advance to the second round where he lost to ACC-rival Chris DiGuiseppe of North Carolina by a 1-0 decision. Antonelli won two more matches in consolation play to give him three victories for the day in East Stroudsburg. Antonelli's high school teammate, Jason Ellis (Norristown, Pa.) beat Chad Scheidegger of G.M.U. by a 5-2 decision to reach the second round before losing. Alex Smith (Baltimore, Md.) also advanced to the second round with a victory over Matt Bocian of L.H.U. by a DE in 5:45.
Redshirt freshman Patrick Cissne (Huntington Valley, Pa.) earned three victories, including one pin on the day wrestling at 165. At 174, redshirt sophomore Mark Reid (Medford, N.J.) won two matches. Junior Bob Vorhies (Morris Knolls, N.J.) wrestled at 197, also notching two victories for the day.
The Terps will take the Thanksgiving weekend off before returning to action, traveling to State College, Pa. for the Penn State Open on Dec. 2.