Streaking wrestlers focus on top prize

Emily Moore, Sports Editor

Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers have blown through most of their competitors this year.

Their overall record this season is 12-2with a conference record of 5-2. Their only losses were against Kutztown University and Mercyhurst University.

Right now, the team is preparing for the 2015  regional tournament Feb. 27 and 28.

Sophomore 149-pound weight class Cole Landowski said that he thinks the tournament will go well.

“It is what I have been training for all year long. I have tough competition, but I have to keep positive and always believe,” said Landowski.

Freshman 165-pound weight class Tyler Reinhart said that he predicts the tournament will go well for him and the team.

“I think that all 10 of us wrestling in the tournament have a good shot at placing and qualifying for the national tournament,” said Reinhart.

Junior 141-pound Sam Hanau said that crazy things happened in the postseason, but he said he believes that a lot of the crazy things will happen in their favor.

As the overall record shows, the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats have been strong this season, defeating almost every competitor in their way.

Landowski said that the team has accomplished things that no one thought they could.

“I predict that we will surprise a lot of teams at the regional tournament this year,” said Landowski.

After the regional tournament, the national tournament is to be held March 13 and 14.

Reinhart, Landowski and Hanau all said that their ultimate goal is to win the national title.

Hanau said that to win both individual and team national championships is a big goal.

Ladowski will not be satisfied with anything less than the best.

“If we win anything less than the title, it will be a disappointment,” said Landowski.