Dill and Nelson Finish 3rd at Jamestown Open

Cody Dill (Unatego) and Taylor Nelson (Somers) earned 3rd place finishes as the Alfred State College wrestling team competed at the Jamestown CC Open on Saturday.

Dill opened up the 125 lb. competition with a 16-5 victory over Andrew Spicer (Penn State Dubois) and then pinned Paul O'Rourke (Niagara CCC) in 1:18 to advance to the semifinals.  He fell in the semis to Keith Klink (Lindsey Wilson) but rebounded with a 13-9 victory over Peter Mosher (Gannon) and a pin of Victor Guarriello (Jamestown CC) in 27 seconds to earn 3rd place honors.

Nelson rebounded for a opening round loss to eventual champion Martino Sottile (Cortland) with two victories in the consolation round to earn 3rd place at 197 lbs.  Nelson downed Bill Semones (Lindsey Wilson) 3-1 and then pinned Connor Holmes (Ithaca) in 5:37.

Eric Giles (Vestal) did not place in the 174 lb. weight class but ended the competition with a 3-2 mark.  He pinned Joe Beach (Ithaca) in his first match and after a loss in the quarterfinals he rebounded with a pin of Stephen Terwilliger (Penn State Dubois) in 3:25 and a 4-3 victory over Dennis Bencosme (Ithaca) to advance to the consolation semifinals.  In the consolation semifinals he fell to Tony Lisek (Jamestown.

The blue & gold will compete in two WNYAC dual meets in their final week of the regular season.  They host Mercyhurst North East at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and then travel to Niagara CCC on Sunday for a 2 p.m. start.