GREENSBURG, Pa. – Gannon cruised to a 41-3 dual win on Friday night against Seton Hill. Sixteenth-ranked Gannon won all but one bout, while grabbing bonus points in six weight classes.
No. 5 Jose Matos started the scoring for Gannon at 125 pounds with a 9-5 victory against Kenny Trumbetta. The junior’s 9-5 decision is the second win against Trumbetta this season after defeating him in the final of the National Catholic Invite. Trumbetta entered the match as the fourth-ranked grappler in the region.
In the 133-pound bout, John Fleming grabbed four team points for the Golden Knights with a 10-1 major decision against Josh Tests. Fleming is now 10-7 this season with a 6-2 record in dual meets. Redshirt senior A.J. Milanak then earned a 4-3 decision at 141 pounds to give Gannon a 10-0 lead.
Sean Floor improved to 10-10 overall and 2-0 in dual meets with his fourth pin of the season. The win came at the 6:05 mark of the 149-pound bout.
Zack McKendree earned his 29th win of the season with a win by pinfall in the 165-pound bout at the 1:58 mark. McKendree is now just two wins shy of tying Gannon’s all-time wins record of 107 set by Todd Proper (1998 to 2001). His 29 wins this season are tied for 15th on Gannon’s single-season list while his 12-0 record in dual meets is tied for fourth on the single-season dual wins list.
No. 2 Tony Petrella improved to 17-2 this season and completed a perfect dual record of 11-0 with a 27-11 technical fall against Joshua Volker at 174. Along with fellow senior Zack McKendree, the two complete just the seventh and eighth undefeated dual seasons with at least 10 wins in Gannon history.
Jimmy Martz finished the regular season for Gannon with a 4-3 double-overtime win against Ron Oswald. Martz previously lost to Oswald in the redshirt junior’s first match of the season. Oswald entered the match ranked sixth in the region at heavyweight and capped the 38-point win for the Golden Knights.
Richie Russell and Sam Brehm both earned wins by forfeit on the night. Gannon finishes the regular season with a 9-2-1 dual record while Seton Hill fell to 4-13-1.