Three former DIII wrestlers are competing in this week’s America’s Cup dual meet event.
Guesseppe Rea, 57kg, Team Lloyd Keaser
Reas was an All-American for Wilkes University at 125 lbs., graduating in 2015. He currently coaches at Muhlenberg.
Elroy Perkin, 74kg, Team Bobby Douglas
Perkin was a 2x All-American for UW-Whitewater at 149 lbs. graduating in 2015. He currently coaches at UW-Eau Claire as an assistant to his college coach Tim Fader.
Ryan Epps, 86kg, Team Kenny Monday
Epps won the 2018 and 2019 NCAA championships at 157 lbs. for Augsburg and was the #2 seed at the canceled 2020 championships. The 4x NCAA qualifier graduated in 2020.
Day 1 Results
Frank Perelli 10-0 over Guesseppe Rea
Zach Sanders 6-4 over Guesseppe Rea
Jevon Balfour 8-4 over Elroy Perkin
Julian Ramirez 13-3 over Elroy Perkin
Christopher Foca 10-0 over Ryan Epps
Max Dean 10-0 over Ryan Epps
Perkins (Bobby Douglas) and Epps (Kenny Monday) are set to wrestle for their teams in the second quarterfinal dual at 2pm today. Rea and Team Lloyd Keaser will take on the winner of that quarterfinal at 4pm.
Match Schedule for Thursday
1:00 pm: Quarter 1: Pool A #2 (Team Lee Kemp) vs Pool B #3 (Team Carl Adams)
2:00 pm: Quarter 2: Pool B #2 (Team Bobby Douglas) vs Pool A #3 (Team Kenny Monday)
3:00 pm: Semi 1: Winner Quarter 1 vs Pool B#1 (Team Simon Roberts)
4:00 pm: Semi 2: Winner Quarter 2 vs Pool A#1 (Team Lloyd Keaser)
6:00 pm: 5th place match
7:00 pm: Consolation championship match
8:00 pm: Championship match