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2022-2023 Penn College Preview

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Team: Pennsylvania College of Technology
Head Coach: Pankil Chander
Years at School as Head Coach: 1st
Assistant Coaches: Jesse Walker, Dan Frankenfield

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2021-22 Dual Meet Record: 5-13

Top Returning Starters:
Noah Hunt:
– 2022 NCAA Mideast Regional 5th place at 141lbs
– 2X NWCA Scholar All-American (2021, 2022)

Patrick Snoke:
– Win by fall on 2/12/22 over 2022 NCAA Qualifier, Zach Levey (Brockport)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Freshmen:
Isaac Cory, 184lbs
Montoursville HS, PA
– 2022 189lb PIAA (AA) State Champion
– 2020 160lb PIAA (AA) State 7th
– 4x PIAA (AA) State Qualifier (2019-2022)
– 136-36 HS Record

Mark Palmer, 133lbs
Brockway HS, PA
– 2022 126lbs PIAA (AA) State Runner-up
– 2x PIAA (AA) State Qualifier (2019, 2022)
– 94-34 HS Record

Mason Leshock, 157-165lbs
Line Mountain HS, PA
– 2x PIAA (AA) State Qualifier (2019, 2022)
– 117-63 HS Record

Liam Goodrich, 141-149lbs
Jersey Shore HS, PA
– 4x PIAA District 4 Place-winner
– 90-53 HS Record

Dennis Lombardi (Palmerton HS, PA)
– 4x PIAA (AA) District 11 placewinner

Michael Sandacz (Central York HS, PA)
– 2022 113lbs PIAA (AAA) District 3 Runner-up

Billy Bumbarger (West Branch HS, PA)
– 2022 215lbs PIAA (AA) District 6 place-winner

Gage Sutliff (Central Mountain HS, PA)
– 4x PIAA (AA) District 6 place-winner

Zach Miller (Central Mountain HS, PA)
Brett Patton (Westchester Henderson HS, PA)

Transfer:
Jake Kunselman (Transferred from DII Davis & Elkins | Ridgway, PA)

Season Outlook:
The Penn College Wildcats approach their fifth season as an NCAA Division III program under new and full-time Head Coach, Pankil Chander. The four-year technical institution’s wrestling program will enter their first season as members of the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference and second season in the Mideast Region. The Wildcats have come one win shy of an NCAA berth in each of their four seasons and will look to reach new heights and make a trip to the national stage in 2023.

A young squad, Penn College wrestling only graduated one senior last year in Jesse Walker, who will remain in Williamsport as an Assistant Coach for the Wildcats. Returners, Noah Hunt and Patrick Snoke prepare for their second season of competition with momentum. Hunt outperformed his 12 seed at the 2022 Mideast Regional to finish fifth, and Snoke pinned 2022 NCAA qualifier, Zach Levey of Brockport in the Penn College’s Mid-February dual with the Eagles. Hunt and Snoke were both Pennsylvania state qualifiers and place-winners in high school and they welcome a first-year class that has been in similar territory.

The strong incoming class for the Wildcats are projected to make a difference immediately as 2022 189 PIAA (AA) State Champion, Isaac Cory of Montoursville will make his college debut at 184lbs, while fellow 2022 126lb PIAA (AA) State Finalist, Mark Palmer looks to add depth at the lightweights. Cory is joined by nearby District IV products, Mason Leshock, a two-time state qualifier out of Line Mountain, along with Liam Goodrich, a four time district place-winner out of Jersey Shore High School.

Penn College opens up their season on November 5th, 2022 at the Ned McGinley Invitational hosted by King’s College.