COLLEGE WRESTLING: ATHENS GRAD COURTNEY FINISHES THIRD AT MAT-TOWN OPEN (2017-11-26)
Valley Sports Report LOCK HAVEN — Athens grad Brian Courtney, a freshman on the University of Virginia wrestling team, placed third in the 141-pound weight class here Sunday at the Mat-Town Open, hosted by Lock Haven University.
Courtney, wrestling unattached, opened with a pin of Wyoming Seminary’s Tim Kane in 4:10, then beat Rider’s Mark McCormick in a 6-2 decision in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals, Courtney dropped a 19-5 major decision to top seed Nick Lee of Penn State. Lee pinned Rutgers’ Rob Cleary in 1:47 in the finals.
Courtney bounced back in the consolation bracket semifinals with a 4-0 win over Michael Venosa of the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club.
In the third-place match, Courtney decked Maryland’s Hunter Baxter in 4:47.