Ferri’s upset proves to be the Flashes only win at No. 1 Penn State

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Anthony Tutolo, who wrestles at 133 pounds, is one of four Kent State wrestlers competing in this weekend’s NCAA Championships.

Ian Kreider

Sophomore Jake Ferri came away with a 12-8 win against Devi Schnupp in Kent State’s first match of the day Sunday against Penn State.

Kent State (3-5) had two different wrestlers at 125-pounds this season, but the win by Ferri is the most impressive win of the Flashes’ young season.

“Jake did a great job of keeping the pressure on his opponent in the second and third period,” coach Jim Andrassy said.  “He overcame a hostile environment to get the biggest win of his career.”

The Flashes went on to get pinned in seven of the remaining nine matches. The two matches that did not end in a pin both ended in a tech fall. No .4 Nick Lee won 18-2 against sophomore Cory Simpson in the 141-pound class. Anthony Cassar beat freshman Billy Bolia 17-2 in the 285-pound division.

Senior Kyle Conel was sidelined due to his shoulder injury, with junior Shane Mast stepping into his role. Mast was pinned at the 2:06 mark against No. 1 Bo Nickal.

This was the second match in a row that the Flashes faced off against a top three team in the country, having already fallen toIowa (2-0) 45-0 on Friday during the Frenzy in the Field House.

Kent State returns to the mat Saturday during the Navy Classic, which is set to start at 10 a.m. in Annapolis.

Ian Kreider is the sports editor. Contact him at [email protected]