YORK, PA – York College is proud to announce that senior wrestler Vinny Pisani (Orange, Calif./El Modena) has been named the York College Spartan Athlete of the Week for the week ending on March 3, 3013.
Pisani’s week was an impressive one as he captured the 149-pound championship at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. His championship advances him to the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships.
Pisani entered the tournament as the top seed at 149. He didn't disappoint as the senior began his tournament with an 18-7 major decision over Case Western's Zack McCarthy. Pisani then edged eighth-seeded Andrew Johnson from Heidelberg, 8-6. The Spartan next advanced to the championship bout with a 7-3 win over Brockport's Eliah Golding. Pisani capped his championship with an 8-1 win over second-seeded Daniel Mirman from John Carroll.
Pisani will head to the national championships with a team-high 27 wins.
Pisani will be joined at nationals by sophomore Joey Giaccio (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) and junior Chuck Glatz (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) at the Division III Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 15 and 16.
Pisani is a recreation and leisure major and is the son of Steve and Susie Pisani.