The York College Wrestling team will play host to a big early-season tournament Saturday.
The 12-team New Standard Corporation Invitational features three of the top 12 teams in the nation in NCAA Division III and 13 nationally- ranked wrestlers.
The wrestling will start at 8:30 a.m. with the finals scheduled for 6 p.m.. The Spartan wrestlers will face wrestlers from Maryland-Baltimore County, The College of New Jersey, Apprentice School, Elizabethtown, United States Merchant Marine Academy, State University of New York-Brockport, Ithaca, Johnson & Wales, Delaware Valley, John Hopkins and United States Coast Guard Academy.
York will be led by Joey Giaccio at 141, Mitchell Ramsey at 184 and Zach Coleman at 197. The Spartans have had three individual champions in the previous four editions of the tournament. York has finished third in three of the previous four tournaments.
Ithaca College brings the seventh-ranked squad to York. The Bombers have won all four of the previous New Standard Invitationals..
Delaware Valley will enter the invitational ranked ninth in the nation.
Johnson and Wales is the third nationally ranked team in the field. The Wildcats are ranked 12th.
Schedule of Events
8:30 am: Pigtail Matches
9:30 am - Preliminaries and 1st Round Consolations
11:30 am - Quarterfinals and 2nd Round Consolations
1:30 pm - Semifinals and 3rd Round Consolations
3:30 pm - 4th Round Consolations
4:30 pm - 5th Round Consolations
5:30 pm - Consolation Finals
6:00 pm - Championship Round
Nationally-Ranked Teams at the Invitational
7. Ithaca College
9. Delaware Valley College
12. Johnson & Wales
Nationally Ranked Individual Wrestlers at Invitational
3. Matthias Ellis - SUNY Brockport
4. Paul Bewak - Johns Hopkins
1. Alex Gomez - Ithaca
4. Nathan Giorgio - US Coast Guard Academy
7. Dominick Giacolone - Ithaca
10. Vincent Fava - Delaware Valley
9. Zach Zotollo - TCNJ
1. Brian Broderick - TCNJ
2. Julian Meaney - Elizabethtown
9. Colin Lenhardt - Johnson & Wales
2. Aaron Karns - Delaware Valley
8. Paul Glover - Brockport State
10. Zach Roseberry - Delaware Valley