Marcello Continues Run - Advances to NCAA Semifinals

Senior <b>Paul Marcello's</b> 75th career win also secured a spot in the NCAA Semifinals.
Senior Paul Marcello's 75th career win also secured a spot in the NCAA Semifinals.


Bewak, Forman Earn All-Centennial Honors

Conference Champion, Runner-Up Earn All-CC Recognition


Bewak Wins Third Centennial Title, Hopkins 5th at CC Championships

Bewak Runs Career Victory Total to 125


Centennial Conference Wrestling Preview

Hopkins Among Nine Teams Battling for CC Championship

Wrestling - McDaniel - 02/12/2014
2012-13 Johns Hopkins Wrestling Team Photo
The 2012-13 Johns Hopkins Wrestling team.
Johns Hopkins Wrestling - NCAA Championships (2013)
Senior Paul Marcello placed 2nd at the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships.
Johns Hopkins Wrestling - Centennial Conference Championships (2-23-2013)
Johns Hopkins placed 2nd at the 2013 Centennial Wrestling Championships. JHU produced three individual champions.

March 15, 2013

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Johns Hopkins senior 141-pounder Paul Marcellocontinued his run at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships on Friday evening as he topped fourth-seeded Jake Fredricksen of Wisconsin Whitewater, 5-3, in the quarterfinals to move into Saturday's seminfinal round. Marcello is the first Johns Hopkins wrestler ever to advance to the semifinals.

Trailing 1-0 entering the third period and starting from the bottom position, Marcello needed less than 20 seconds to escape and scored a quick takedown to build a 3-1 lead.

Fredricksen earned an escape of his own to narrow the deficit to 3-2 with less than a minute remaining. After a restart with 33 seconds remaining, Marcello got in deep on a single-leg takedown and scored what proved to be the winning points to go up 5-2. Fredrickson added a late escape but Marcello held him off to secure the win and advance. The win was also the 75th of Marcello's career.

Marcello will meet top-seeded Joe Grippi of Springfield (MA) in the semifinals with a trip to the national championship match on the line. This will be the second time this season the two have met as Grippi grabbed a 10-7 decision against Marcello earlier this season in the championship match of the Doug Parker Invitational.

Earlier in the day Marcello had opened the tournament with a second-period pin against Wisconsin Platteville's Tyler Henken.

Sophomore 125 pounder Paul Bewaksaw his season come to an end in the consolation bracket Friday night. Bewak built an early 7-3 lead against Isaac Balsiger of Wisconsin La Crosse, but Balsiger fought back to tie the match late and then used a four-point move in the closing seconds to turn a 10-9 deficit into a 13-10 victory. Bewak ends the season with a 34-6 record - the 34 wins are a school record.

Wrestling will begin at noon (EST) on Saturday with the semifinals and additional consolation rounds. The championship matches are scheduled to begin at 6 pm. Follow all the action with live video and live stats links below:

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