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Wildcat Wrestlers Make Presence Known in USCAA Competition

In the second day of theUnited States Collegiate Athletic Association Wrestling Championships at Penn State DuBois, the Penn College team took home some hardware with three Wildcat wrestlers earning accolades. Following Friday’s dual-meet competition, Saturday’s events focused on individual wrestlers. Having three of their wrestlers succumb to injuries, the Wildcats entered freshmen Derek Anderson (Ellsworth), Ed Turner (Home) and Robert Burns (Schwenksville) and sophomore Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) into the individual competition. In the 149-pound class, Burns, in his first competition for Penn College, took home third place. At 133, Turner made it to the finals and lost a close match 8-6; Myers followed suit at 157 with an 11-7 final. Both finished in second place. Head coach Schuyler Frey was pleased with the first-year team’s progress. “Our guys are starting to show some results of all their hard work and we’ll build on this as we continue to work toward the (National Collegiate Wrestling Association) National Championships in March,” he said. The Wildcats return to the mats when they travel to Lock Haven University at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday for preliminary bouts.