We're into February and I missed Groundhog Day, so there's only one thing we can do about that.
We're into February and I missed Groundhog Day, so there's only one thing we can do about that, you say our love won't pay the rent, well this is Short Time Shots, a look back at the day's college wrestling scores and more. I'm your host, Pittsburgh weather man Jason “Phil Connors” Bryant and I will drink Iron City Beer when we get to NCAA's next year.
Just hold down the fort with a Primanti Brothers sandwich as well.
Not a huge night in college wrestling, but since it's been a wild few weeks in college wrestling, there wasn't much you were going to get from me that you haven't already read about — the other part of that is I spent most of the previous week down at the Mall of America doing a number of interviews around Super Bowl 52. While I didn't get a game credential — and to be honest — I didn't apply for one, I did get credentials for three days on Media Week. You've seen some of these interviews on Trackwrestling with Andy Hamilton and a few other episodes of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast here on the Mat Talk Podcast Network.
Of note, BOTH the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots correctly predicted Penn State to beat Ohio State on Saturday. I had the Buckeyes winning 20-19 on a 5-5 split. No one outside of State College or the 814 or the 717. I only say 717 because I lived there.
So here's what we've got on a Tuesday.
Oh, by the way, Rick Lovato, Old Dominion. First football player from ODU to play in the Super Bowl. He's got a ring. He also wrestled in high school in New Jersey.
The U.S. Naval Academy earned its first shut out in 12 years after beating regional rival George Mason 43-0 on Tuesday. Zack Davis earned his 100th career victory with a 92 second fall at 157 pounds over Bryce Reddington. The Midshipmen improved to 8-2 while the Patriots, and not the Tom Brady ones, fell to 3-11. 311 has grassroots for your momma. Those of you who listened to music in the 90s will catch that reference.
Elsewhere, we move to Division II, No. 11 Pitt-Johnstown picked up a 39-9 win over Shippensburg and in the process, secured FIVE falls in the dual. The Mountain Cats will face Mercyhurst on Friday for the PSAC regular season title. Best individual win saw No. 3 Evan Ramos topping No. 7 Levi Niebauer 3-2. Down south, UNC Pembroke beat Coker 33-12, Limestone topped King 36-9 – both of those duals in the ECAC Division II Wrestling Conference, which will actually morph into the Conference Carolinas next season. The South Atlantic Conference and the Conference Carolinas came together last week forming conferences for wrestling and field hockey.
Drury picked up a 30-13 win over Central Missouri.
In Division III, Baldwin Wallace improved to 18-2 and 5-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 32-13 win over Heidelberg. Say it with me – STUDENT PRINCES of Heidelberg. Jamie Gibbs, head coach of Baldwin Wallace was a previous guest on The Ice Hour, while today's guest on The Ice Hour, Manchester head coach Kevin Lake, saw his Spartans beast Trine 34-9.
John Carroll beat Otterbein 30-3.
In the NAIA, Missouri Valley shut out St. Mary of Kansas 47-0, while Baker trounced Ottawa 42-12. Baker 174-pounder Lucas Lovvorn won his 23rd match in a row with a first period fall.
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