Sunday, January 23, 2022

Pennsylvania Vs Columbia Top Matches Preview (Today Jan 23rd, 2022)


A good ole Ivy League matchup to look forward to later today as Pennsylvania takes on Columbia.  Some good matches to look forward to in this one. 

125 lbs - #29 Ryan Miller Vs #19 Joe Manchio 

This will be a fun match between a freshman and a seasoned junior.  Miller in his rookie season has performed pretty good, thus far 10-3. Among his accomplishments this season, a runner-up finish at the Matmen Open. A win over Manchio would propel him in the rankings and up his stock within the EIWA. Manchio with victories thus far over Sam Latona of Virginia Tech & Jaret Lane of Lehigh, will be difficult to upset. 

133 lbs - #19 Michael Colaiocco Vs U.R. Angelo Rini 

This should be a W for the Quakers, but I can see Rini giving Colaiocco a respectable match. 14-3 on the season, he recently gave Lehigh's Malyke Hines a fight in a 12-9 loss. 

141 lbs - #19 C.J. Composto Vs #18 Matt Kazimir 

Right now these two are only separated by a single space in the rankings, but I'm wondering if they're really that close.  Composto has made some improvements since last season, but when the two met last season, Kazimir won a convincing 9-2 decision.  Does the Lion dominate again or will Composto give him a match this time? 

165 lbs - #25 Lucas Revano Vs #21 Josh Ogunsanya 

Ogunsanya has looked very good thus far this season. A 7th place finish at CKLV with impressive wins including a technical fall over Tyler Cook of South Dakota State, a fall over Nebraska's Bubba Wilson and most impressive a 7-2 decision over Brian Meyer of Lehigh.  Revano has looked solid in his own right, a 6th place finish at the Matmen Open, including victories this season over Evan Barczak of Drexel and Danny Braunagel of Illinois.   

174 lbs - #25 Nick Incontrera Vs U.R. Nick Fine 

Incontrera has had himself a good little season thus far.  10-4 on the season with two convincing victories over Harvard's Joshua Kim and a 7th place finish at the Matmen Open.  Fine on the other hand as I've said before & I'm saying again now is one of the best unranked wrestlers at 174 lbs.  I'm really surprised with a 15-6 record, and some of the victories he's pulled off that he hasn't cracked the top 33 yet.  He recently knocked off EIWA champion Ben Pasiuk of Army.  I wouldn't count him out for this match. 

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