EAST STROUDSBURG, Penn - One week after a strong showing at the Binghamton Open, the Pioneers continued their program rebuilding efforts with a quality performance at the ESU Open. The tournament featured nearly 500 wrestlers, including 20 from Sacred Heart.
The Pioneers were led by Kyle Brady (FR, 125 lbs.) and Zach Moran (Sr, 174 lbs), who both placed 7th/8th on the day. Brady started the day with an 8-0 major decision victory over Nick Lamoreaux of Kutztown University. Following a 2-0 defeat to Kyle Kelly of Binghamton University, the freshman from South Plainfield, NJ put together a stretch of three consecutive wins, defeating opponents from Millersville, Rider, and Kutztown. In his final match of the day, Brady lost a hard fought 6-4 decision to Ronald Perry of Lock Haven University.
Zach Moran started his day with an 8-2 decision over William Van Doran from Brown, followed by a pin against Anthony Ferraro of The College of New Jersey. Moran then lost a close 5-3 decision to William McKreever from Binghamton University. The senior from Columbia, CT rallied with an 8-4 decision, a 10-1 major decision, and a fall in 1:13 before dropping a 5-2 decision to David Borden of Navy.
T.J. Fabian (FR, 133 lbs.), last week's 5/6th place-winner at the Binghamton Open, compiled a 3-2 record on the day, including two victories by fall. Last week Fabian recorded a win over Robert Rhelm, who in turn was the champion at this weekend's ESU Open.
Andrew Polidore (SR, 141 lbs.) also picked up three wins during the course of the tournament, including a 20-4 technical fall.
Jon Scheidegger (FR, 165 lbs.) and Bobby O'Neill (JR, 133 lbs.) both picked up their first victories of the season by way of pin.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, November 30th at the prestigious Journeyman Northeast Duals in Albany, New York.