DURHAM, N.C.-The Duke University wrestling team, in its third week of the 2012-13 campaign, will head east this weekend for the 18th Keystone Classic in Philadelphia Nov. 18. The Blue Devils look to build on solid performances at the Hokie Open and the Michigan State Open after the first two weeks.
Keystone Classic Details
The 18th-annual Keystone Classic will be hosted by Pennsylvania University Nov. 18 at The Palestra. The event includes 15 teams, including No. 13 Northwestern and Big Ten foe Indiana. There will be 14 ranked wrestlers competing among a host of other athletes on the cusp of entering the top 20 lists. Live video will be available with preference to Penn matches as well as championship bouts.
Tentative Keystone Schedule
9:00 a.m. - Championship First Round
10:00 a.m. - Championship Second Round
12:00 p.m. - Championship Quarterfinals and Consolation First Round
2:00 p.m. Consolation Second Round
3:00 p.m. - Championship Semifinals and Consolation Third Round
4:30 p.m. - Consolation Fourth Round
5:15 p.m. - Consolation Semifinals
6:00 p.m. Championship Finals, Third and Fifth-Place Matches
Hartmann Continues to Shine
Duke redshirt sophomore Conner Hartmann continued his stellar start to the season with a third-place finish at the Michigan State Open at 197 pounds. Hartmann, sporting an 8-1 overall record this season, has first and third-place showings in two tournaments and is right on the cusp of climbing into the top 20 of the InterMat rankings. His lone loss of the year was to the ninth-ranked wrestler from Ohio State at the Michigan State Open.
Terrezza and Gambucci Making Season Debuts
Duke University redshirt senior Peter Terrezza and redshirt sophomore Brandon Gambucci will be making their season debuts this weekend after recovering from early season injuries. Terrezza looks to build upon his 57-45 career record at 125 pounds, while Gambucci will anchor the lineup from the 133-pound division. Gambucci finished last season with a 23-11 overall record and took fourth in the 2011 Keystone Classic. Terrezza went 3-2 at last season's Keystone Classic.
Cain Back in the Lineup
Redshirt freshman Marcus Cain also will be back in the lineup at 149 pounds after missing the Michigan State Open. Cain is 4-2 overall after competing in the Hokie Open to start the season and has high hopes for a strong finish in Philadelphia.
Follow Action on Twitter
Fans wanting to follow the action can keep up with the results via Twitter. There will be a Twitter feed dedicated specifically to the event and @Duke_WRES also will tweet results as they come in. The Keystone Classic Twitter link is www.twitter.com/2012Keystone.
Probable Duke Lineup
125 - Peter Terrezza
133 - Brandon Gambucci
141 - Tanner Hough
149 - Marcus Cain
165 - Randy Roden
174 - Trey Adamson
184 - Diego Bencomo
184 - Dylan Ryan
197 - Conner Hartmann
197 - Brian Self
HWT - Brendan Walsh
The Blue Devils begin dual competition Dec. 1 at Northwestern. Duke will go up against the No. 13 Wildcats and Stevens Tech in Evanston, Ill.