Over the weekend, the Pennsylvania RTC sent 24 wrestlers to the U23 World Team Trials in Lincoln, Neb. Nearly one third of them brought home hardware, as seven PRTC wrestlers reached the podium.

Leading the way was Michael O’Malley, who reached the U23 finals at 79 kg, before falling in two tight matches to three-time Nebraska All-American Michael Labriola. O’Malley, the 2020 UWW Junior Nationals champion, posted a 4-2 for the weekend. He competes collegiately for Drexel, where he is a two-time NCAA qualifier.

At 70 kg, the PRTC notched two U23 place winners with Anthony Artalona finishing fourth and Doug Zapf placing seventh. Artalona compiled an impressive 6-2 record with his only losses coming to eventual champion Jacori Teemer, a 2017 Cadet World bronze medalist and 2021 All-American for Arizona State and Brayton Lee, a 2019 Junior World Team member and 2021 All-American for Minnesota. In the consolation semifinals, Artalona downed 2019 Junior World Team member Yahya Thomas, a 2021 NCAA All-American for Northwestern, in a decisive 7-2 victory.

Zapf put together a 6-2 record, notching big wins over Ridge Lovett, a 2020 UWW Junior Nationals champion and two-time NCAA qualifier for Nebraska and Jonathan Millner, a 2021 All-American for Appalachian State.

Max Hale finished in fifth-place at 92 kg, logging a 5-2 record. He punched his ticket to the podium with a come-from-behind pin over Northwestern’s Jack Jessen in the quarterfinals.

The PRTC’s final men’s freestyle All-American came at 92 kg, where Cole Urbas went 3-4, earning an eighth-place finish.

Additionally, Jake Hendricks and Jeremy Ridge both claimed U23 All-American honors in Greco-Roman. Hendricks, the 2020 UWW Junior Nationals champion, finished fourth-place at 82 kg with a 3-2 record. Ridge went 1-3, which was good enough for an eighth-place finish.

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PRTC U23 Men’s Freestyle Results

57 kg: Antonio Mininno (1-2)
Loss – M. Ramos 0-10
Win – J. Goheen, Jr 10-0
Loss – N. Provo 2-12

57 kg: Kyle Waterman (1-2)
Win – N. Rankin 14-4
Loss – J. Manchio 0-10
Loss – N. Provo 0-10

61 kg: Michael Colaiocco (0-2)
Loss – D. Shawver 2-13
Loss – D. Malone 8-10

61 kg: Carmen Ferrante (4-2)
Win – C. Cole 11-0
Win – C. Johnson 18-6
Loss – P. McKee 3-13
Win – S. Abe 14-4
Win – J. Miranda 15-4
Loss – A. Rini 4-8

61 kg: Jaxon Maroney (1-2)
Win – S. Flores Fall
Loss – M. Hines Fall
Loss – S. Abe 8-10

65 kg: CJ Composto (3-2)
Win – C. Nirschl 10-0
Loss – M. Keller 0-10
Win – M. Kazimir Fall
Win – M. Gunther 19-8
Loss – S. Ervin 0-11

65kg: Jared Donahue (0-2)
Loss – A. Brito 1-7
Loss – M. Kazimir 0-10

65kg: Gabe Onorato (1-2)
Loss – D. Kimball 5-7
Win – J. Hoyle 10-0
Loss – B. Haney 1-8

70kg: Anthony Artalona (4th Place)
Win – H. Balk 8-0
Win – N. Moore 10-0
Win – J. Jensen 10-0
Loss – J. Teemer 0-11
Win – J. Enriquez 10-0
Win – D. Zapf 7-3
Win – Y. Thomas 7-2
Loss – B. Lee 1-8

70 kg: Parker Kropman (2-2)
Win – A. Petrucelli 14-4
Win – M. Ryan 11-1
Loss – J. Hoffman 4-7
Loss – W. Wichman INJ

70 kg: Gabe Miller (0-2)
Loss – W. Wichman (0-10)
Loss – G. Lundy 1-12

70 kg: Luke Nichter (1-2)
Loss – J. Kraisser 0-10
Win – D. Segura 15-10
Loss – A. Garr 0-9

70 kg: Kaya Sement (1-2)
Win – J. Nixon 10-0
Loss – J. Milner 7-11
Loss – J. Bergeland 4-15

70 kg: Doug Zapf (7th Place)
Win – G. Johnson 10-0
Win – R. Lovett 8-7
Loss – Y. Thomas 5-7
Win – J. Bergeland 10-0
Win – W. Wichman 10-0
Win – J. Millner 10-9
Loss – A. Artalona 3-7
Win – C. Kievman 12-2

74 kg: Jeremy Ridge (1-2)
Win – Y. Akiyama 10-0
Loss – P. Conigliaro 0-10
Loss – M. Petite 4-7

79 kg: Nick Incontrera (5-2)
Win – R. Kurimski 10-0
Loss – M. Labriola 0-10
Win – M. Larkin 12-1
Win – J. McGill 13-2
Win – N. South 10-0
Win – R. Epps 10-0
Loss – J. Hemauer 0-10

79 kg: Mickey O’Malley (2nd Place)
Win – B. O’Reilly 5-4
Win – C. Edsell 10-0
Win – C. Herceg 11-0
Win – P. Kennedy 14-6
Loss – M. Labriola 2-2
Loss – M. Labriola 2-5

79 kg: Riley Onorato (0-2)
Loss – M. Dean 2-13
Loss – B. Rachal 3-6

86 kg: Neil Antrassian (5-2)
Win – T. Cunningham 14-3
Loss – M. Lyon 0-11
Win – I. Gust 15-2
Win – S. Osho 16-5
Win – G. Hoose 10-9
Win – J. Bullock 10-0
Loss – M. Battista 1-6

86 kg: Max Hale (5th Place)
Win – J. Schoon 11-0
Win – V. Baker 10-0
Win – G. Hoose 11-0
Win – J. Jessen Fall
Loss – M. Wilson 2-14
Loss – M. Battista 3-4
Win – J. Poznanski FF

86 kg: Jake Hendricks (1-2)
Win – C. Langner Fall
Loss – C. Foca 4-15
Loss – T. Cunningham 6-11

92 kg: Sean O’Malley (3-2)
Win – P. Hammerich Fall
Loss – R. Elam 0-10
Win – A. Demos 10-0
Win – I. Pettigrew 11-0
Loss – T. Penola 0-10

92kg: Cole Urbas (8th Place)
Win – D. Mayer 17-10
Win – R. Yarnell 10-0
Loss – C. Caffey 0-10
Win – J. Davis 10-0
Loss – T. Penola 4-13
Loss – L. Stout 5-16

125 kg: Ben Goldin (1-2)
Loss – B. McConville 2-5
Win – T. Ragland 1-7
Loss – M. Burchell 3-5

PRTC Greco-Roman Results

72 kg: Jeremy Ridge (7th Place)
Loss – J. Jensen 0-9
Loss – N. Moore 0-3
Win – T. Early 9-0

82 kg: Jake Hendricks (4th Place)
Win – I. Gust 8-0
Win – P. Martin 4-0
Loss – T. Brackett 0-8
Win – D. Harter 9-5
Loss – T. Cunningham 4-8

87 kg: Neil Antrassian (0-2)
Loss – M. Kukowski 0-8
Loss – V. Baker 0-9

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