Bloomsburg Wrestling
December 5, 2009

Moley Named OW At PSAC Championships; Bloomsburg Takes Second



EDINBORO- Senior Matt Moley (Phoenixville/Spring-Ford) was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the 2009 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships on Saturday helping lead the Bloomsburg University wrestling team to a second place finish. The Huskies finished with 134.5 points and were narrowly edged for the team title by Edinboro which finished with 142.5 points. The Huskies captured three weight classes, Frank Hickman (Castle Hayne, NC/E.L. Laney) at 141; Moley at 157 and Nate Graham (Selkirk, NY/Ravena) at 174 and also had three second place finishes.

Matt Moley Named OW at PSAC Championships

Moley, ranked fifth in the country, won his first PSAC championship in convincing fashion getting three first period pins in all of his bouts. The senior opened the day with a pin in 2:46 over Thad Frick of East Stroudsburg, then had a fall in 2:15 over Zack McKendree of Gannon; then knocked off Jarrett Hostetter of Millersville in 2:10 in the title match.

At 141 pounds, Hickman opened the tournament with a 10-7 win over Adam Hlueschak of East Stroudsburg, then, knocked off Nate Nauroth of Shippensburg in the semi-finals, 8-5. In the finals, Hickman posted a win by major decision, 10-2, over top-seed Joel Webster of Edinboro.

Graham defended his 174-pound championship with a 5-2 win over Chris Barrick of Shippensburg in the title bout. Graham started the day with a win by fall in 3:24 over Pat Carter of Mercyhurst, then, downed Steven Cressley of Clarion, 7-0.

Bloomsburg also had three second place finishes with Jason Guffey (Muncy/Warrior Run) falling in the finals at 125 pounds by an 8-2 score to Eric Morrill of Edinboro, ranked eighth in the country in his weight class. At 149 pounds, Josh Roosa (Mountain Top/Crestwood) lost in the finals to Brock Parker of Lock Haven 3-1 in sudden victory. In the 165 pound weight class Rick Schmelyun (New Oxford/Bermudian Springs) lost to Jarrod King, ranked second in the country, by a score of 4-0.

The Huskies also had three other placewinners. Jacob Dabashinsky (Schuylkill Haven/Schuylkill Haven) took third at 197 pounds, Zac Walsh (Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls) was fourth at 285 and Derek Coffey (Lewisburg/Lewisburg) fifth at 184 pounds.

The Huskies will be idle till Dec. 20 when they wrestle at the Buffalo Duals.