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Raymond leads Panthers at PSC Open

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College had four individuals place in the top four of their respective weight class Saturday in the annual PSC Open Tournament at Foley Gymnasium.

No team scores were kept at the tourney, which included 13 teams and over 170 wrestlers.

The top place-winner for PSC was sophomore Jared Raymond (Exeter, N.H.), who captured the individual title at 125 pounds. He won all three of his matches to claim the title, defeating Kevin Vees of Johnson & Wales University in the championship bout. Raymond improved his season record to 14-2.

Other top finishers for PSC included sophomore Nate Kittredge (Vergennes, Vt.), sophomore Rich Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.), and senior Todd Austin (Rumford, Maine). Kittredge finished runner-up at 197 pounds, dropping a 6-1 decision to unattached wrestler Huah Smith in the championship bout. Moskowitz placed third at 157 pounds, defeating his brother Dan (unattached) in the third-place match, and Austin finished fourth in the heavyweight division, falling 3-1 to Coast Guard's Emile Cochet in the third-place match.

Kittredge improved his record to 16-3, while Moskowitz went 7-1 in the tournament and is now 20-6. Austin went 4-2 and is now 9-8 on the season.

Plymouth State returns to action next Sunday (Jan. 21) at the New England dual meet championships in Springfield, Mass.