Edinboro’s Port to wrestle for Midlands title tonight on TV

By | December 30, 2013 6:13 pm | 0 Comments


Mitchell Port

Mitchell Port

Edinboro wrestler Mitchell Port will wrestle for the 141-pound title in the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships tonight in Evansville, Ill., on live national television.

Port, the No. 1 seed and top-ranked 141-pounder in the nation, will face unseeded Steven Rodrigues of Illinois in the finals. The tourney’s title bouts will be televised live on Big Ten Network beginning at 9 p.m.

Port advanced to the championship match this afternoon with a pin at the 6-minute 53-second mark against┬áPat Greco of Northwestern, the tournament’s host team.

Port’s teammate, 133-pounder A,.J. Schopp, will wrestle for third place today. Schopp, seeded No. 1,┬ábeat former Reynolds High School star Mason Beckman of Lehigh 5-0 to advance to the third-place match. Earlier in the semifinals, Schopp lost to Northern Iowa’s fourth-seeded Joe Colon 3-0.


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