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UPJ wrestlers ready to rock Cleveland at nationals

Updated: Tuesday, March 11 2014, 12:13 AM EDT

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP -- Six wrestlers from Pitt-Johnstown will participate at the Division II National Championships this weekend in Cleveland.

Of the six, three won regional championships two weeks ago at the Super I Regional championships: David Fogle at 125 pounds, Travis McKillop at 184 pounds, and Zac Bennett at 197 pounds.

McKillop, a junior, is a two-time All-American and last year, finished third place at the national tournament. This season, he is the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 184 pounds in the nation.

Fogle, a Forest Hills graduate, took third place at 133 pounds at Nationals in 2012. This season, his senior year, has been his only at the 125-lb weight class, but won the East Regional title and is ranked No. 5 in the nation.

Bennett, a Westmont graduate, is participating in his first Division II National Tournament. He participated in the 2011 Division I National Tournament as an ACC champion with North Carolina. Due to transfer rules, Bennett has only been allowed to wrestle for Pitt-Johnstown since January, but is currently ranked No. 4 at 197 pounds.

Other UPJ wrestlers participating in the national tournament at Sam Hanau (141 pounds), Colin Landowski (157), and Josh Duplin (HWT).

The Division II National Wrestling Tournament begins Thursday.

UPJ wrestlers ready to rock Cleveland at nationals


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