Spartans Post 1-3 Mark at North/South Duals

Spartans Post 1-3 Mark at North/South Duals

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – The York College wrestling team visited Ursinus College Saturday for the annual North/South Duals as the Spartans went 1-3 over their four matches. The Green and White defeated Johns Hopkins while falling to #19 Wesleyan, Ursinus, and #13 Cortland. Despite the disappointing team results, several individual Spartans put on quality performances.

York’s 125-pound pair of Jerrid Hartman (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) and Aaron Repman (Hanover, Pa./South Western) went a combined 4-0 on the afternoon. Hartman’s 6-4 victory over Wesleyan’s Dan Bloom, who ranks eighth in the country in his weight class, highlighted the 125-pound showings.

Sophomore Matt Heisey (Harrisburg, Pa./Cedar Crest) tallied a flawless day of his own as he took all three of his 165-pound matches, including a strong 8-6 win over Wesleyan’s Josh Berkovich.

Alex Martocello (Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place) continued his outstanding sophomore campaign by adding three more triumphs to his 2009-10 record, posting a 3-1 mark in the 184-pound class at the North/South Duals.

As a team, the Green and White fell to Wesleyan by a 34-6 count as Hartman and Heisey provided the lone victories against the Cardinals.

The Spartans defeated Johns Hopkins, 24-11, with seven Spartans capturing victories over the Blue Jays. Repman led off the match with a win before Chris Gugliotti (Swoyersville, Pa./Pittston Area) nabbed three points in the 141-pound division. After back-to-back losses, the Green and White rattled off five straight victories to close out the match and secure the win. Martocello and 285-pound Shane Cooley (Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York) highlighted the run with a tech fall and major decision, respectively.

Ursinus took a 24-16 result, besting the Spartans by a mere eight points. Repman started the match as he put the York squad in front with a tech fall. Heisey would halt a string of Bear wins as the 165-pounder turned in a 10-1 major decision, while Martocello picked up a tight 3-2 victory over Nate Murren. Thomas Fitzpatrick (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata) added another 10-1 major decision triumph in the heavyweight class.

Cortland handed the Spartans a tough 37-6 defeat. Hartman registered a trio of points by posting a 4-1 win over the now 13-5 Jared Lemke at 125 pounds. Martocello topped Jared Myhrberg in another tight decision, besting Cortland’s 184-pounder 6-5 in double overtime.

The Green and White return to the mat this Tuesday, January 12, as they travel to Trenton, N.J. The Spartans will take on Centenary and the College of New Jersey at the TCNJ tri-meet beginning at 4:00 p.m.


Aaron Repman photo courtesy of Scott Guise