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February 5, 2005

Kittredge wins 100th career match for PSU Wrestling

PLYMOUTH, N.H.

- Senior Nate Kittredge (Vergennes, Vt.) won all three of his matches Saturday at Foley Gymnasium, collecting career victory #100, but Plymouth State University's wrestling team dropped all three matches to some of the heavyweights of New England.

            The Panthers were defeated by Trinity College, 30-15; Springfield College, 29-12; and Johnson & Wales University, 40-11.  Springfield is ranked #1 in New England and #8 in the nation in Division III, Johnson & Wales is ranked #2 in New England and #11 in Division III, and Trinity is ranked #9 in New England.

            PSU concludes the dual match portion of the schedule with a 6-14 record.  Springfield is now 12-3, JWU is 17-4, and Trinity is 7-13.  All of the schools will compete in the annual New England Conference Championships on Feb. 19-20 in Providence, R.I., hosted by JWU.

Kittredge (left) earned a pair of decisions at 184 pounds against Trinity and Springfield, then recorded his 100th win in the final home bout of his career, an injury default over JWU's Ryan Lenhardt. The 2003 New England champion, Kittredge has a 26-6 record this season and a 100-21 mark in his career.

 

            Senior Dan Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.), junior Nick Gurney (Dixfield, Maine) and sophomore Brandon Black (Keene, N.H.) each posted 2-1 records for the Panthers on Saturday.  Moskowitz, in his final home appearance, picked up a pair of wins at 157 pounds to improve his season record to 23-9 and his career mark to 93-39.  Gurney won two bouts at 174 pounds to up his season record to 14-12, and Black was successful twice at 165 to improve his record to 12-11.

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