Theobold Takes 2015 Mat Town Title


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Senior Ken Theobold (Toms River, N.J.) won his first open title of the season Sunday, going 5-0 en route to a Mat Town Open championship at 149 pounds. The first-place finish is the second of Theobold’s career, as the two-time NCAA qualifier took home the 2014 TCNJ Open crown at 149 pounds.


Theobold’s first three wins of the open came by bonus points, including tech falls against Tanner Sutton (16-0) and Rutgers teammate William Povalac (17-0). He improves to 9-1 wrestling unattached this season.

Junior Scott DelVecchio (South Plainfield, N.J.) ended his tournament in third place with his only loss coming to eventual champion Jered Cortez (Penn State) by a slim 4-2 margin.

The third-place match at 157 pounds ended in a no-contest between redshirt sophomore Dylan Painton (South Plainfield, N.J.) and redshirt freshman John Van Brill (Mullica Hill, N.J.). Each wrestler had a strong day, with the only losses between them coming at the hands of eventual winner Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State).

Redshirt freshman Jordan Pagano (South Brunswick, N.J.) had a productive 4-2 outing at Mat Town, finishing fourth. He posted two falls and a major decision, losing only to Virginia’s Garrett Peppelman in the tournament.

Redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Anthony Messner (Somerset, N.J.), sophomore heavyweight Ralph Normandia (Somerset, N.J.), and freshman 197-pounder heavyweight Kyle Kremiller (Perry, Ohio) all finished fourth.

Also competing unattached for the Scarlet Knights were freshman 133-pounder Peter Lipari (Byram, N.J.), redshirt freshman 141-pounder Nicholas Ottaviano (Marlboro, N.J.), redshirt junior 141-pounder Jalen Ramos (Bayville, N.J.), and freshman 165-pounder Willie Scott (Brick, N.J.).

Rutgers returns to dual action on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the fourth annual “Grapple at the Garden” at Madison Square Garden. RU begins the day with George Mason at 10 a.m. before taking the mat against No. 8 Cornell at noon.

Scott DelVecchio  | Junior | 133 Pounds | 3-1 | Third Place

Austin Miller (Unatt.) W-D, 7-4
Jered Cortez (Penn State) L-D, 4-2
Keegan Moore (West Virginia) W-D, 5-3
Myers Korbin (Edinboro) W-D, 6-5 (TB-1)

Peter Lipari  | Freshman | 133 Pounds | 1-2

Lewis Williams (Lock Haven) W-MD, 8-0
Jered Cortez (Penn State) L-TF, 16-0
Austin Miller (Unatt.) L-D, 11-5

Nicholas Ottaviano  | Redshirt Freshman | 141 Pounds | 2-2

Matthew Kolodzik (Unatt.) L-F, 6:53
Joel Rosko (Clarion) W-F, 2:44
Anthony Mastrangelo (Seton Hill) W-TF, 21-6
Dominic Giannangeli (Penn State)

L-D, 5-3

Jalen Ramos  | Redshirt Junior | 141 Pounds | 2-1

Mason Rambarose (Sacred Heart) W-MD, 8-0
Anthony Mastrangelo (Seton Hill) W-F, 3:30
Ronald Perry (Lock Haven) L-TF, 16-1
*Joe Ghione (Lock Haven) L-Med. Forf.*

William Povalac  | Freshman | 141 Pounds | 3-2

Andrew Mauriello (Drexel) W-MD, 12-3
Ken Theobold (Rutgers) L-TF, 17-0
Joshua Crimmins (Drexel) W-D, 8-4
Alex Klucker (Lock Haven) W-F, 4:35
James Dekrone (Wes Virginia) L-MD, 12-3

Ken Theobold  | Senior | 149 Pounds | 5-0 | First Place

Tanner Sutton (Lock Haven) W-TF, 16-0
Chris Cornell (Sacred Heart) W-MD, 10-0
William Povalac (Rutgers) W-TF, 17-0
Patrick Duggan (West Virginia) W-D, 8-1
Chris Yankowich (Virginia) W-D, 4-0

Dylan Painton  | Redshirt Sophomore | 157 Pounds | 4-1 | Third/Fourth Place

Taleb Rahmani (Pittsburg)

W-D, 9-6

Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) L-TF, 18-3
Morgan Way (Clarion)

W-D, 6-4

Demetrius Johnson (Clarion) W-D, 3-2
Isaiah Hokit (Drexel)

W-Med. Forf.

John Van Brill (Rutgers) No Contest

John Van Brill  | Redshirt Freshman | 157 Pounds | 2-1 | Third/Fourth Place

Demetrius Johnson (Clarion) W-MD, 8-0
Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)

L-TF, 20-5

Nate Cheek (Lock Haven)

W-F, 4:42

Dylan Painton (Rutgers) No Contest

Jordan Pagano  | Redshirt Freshman | 165 Pounds | 4-2 | Fourth Place

Matt Fallon (Sacred Heart)

W-F, 2:17

Garrett Peppelman (Virginia) L-D, 11-7
Dakota Greene (Drexel) W-MD, 14-2
Demetri Probst (Lock Haven) W-F, 2:34
Joey Krulcok (Bucknell) W-Med. Forf.
Garrett Peppelman (Virginia) L-D, 4-3

 Willie Scott  | Freshman | 165 Pounds | 2-2

Dakota Greene (Drexel) W-TF, 19-4
Joey Krulock (Bucknell) L-D, 6-3
Zach Spira (Drexel) W-D, 10-7
Dustin Remer (Virginia) L-D, 4-0

 Anthony Messner  | Redshirt Sophomore | 184 Pounds | 2-2 | Fourth Place

Will Shany (Virginia)

L-D, 5-4

Dusty Floyd (Virginia)

W-MD, 11-3

Tyler Askey (Virginia)

W-D, 6-4

Devon Van Cura (Penn State) L-D, 3-2

 Kyle Kremiller  | Freshman | 197 Pounds | 2-2 | Fourth Place

Reynold Maines (Clarion) W-D, 8-2
Phil Sprenkle (Lock Haven) L-D, 6-0
Tyler Love (Virginia) W-D, 5-3
Matthew Moore (Lock Haven) L-D, 3-2

 Ralph Normandia  | Sophomore | 285 Pounds | 1-2 | Fourth Place

Keith Miller (Lock Haven) W-MD, 11-3
Pat Gillen (Virginia) L-D, 5-4
Brad Emerick (Lock Haven) L-D, 4-0

 *does not count toward career record

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