The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center alongside the Wrestlers in Business Network Philadelphia chapter is excited to announce Summit 2, scheduled for Feb. 25.
This nationally eilte card, which follows the tremendously popular January 29 Summit 1, will focus on the budding rivalry between the New Jersey RTC and the Pennsylvania RTC, specifically highlighting the U23 level along with high level Olympic Level matches and an elite "border war" featuring Pennsylvania and New Jersey middle school matchups.
While the bouts are still being finalized, fans can expect to see some of the very best age-group-level wrestlers in the nation including the PRTC's nationally ranked Michael Colaiocco, Doug Zapf and Anthony Artalona as well as the NJRTC's Pat Glory, Quincy Monday and Travis Stefanik.
Colaiocco was a NWCA Second-Team All-American as a freshman last season. In November, he finished runner-up at the 2020 U23 Nationals including an 8-3 semi-finals win over Iowa's Austin DeSanto. Colaiocco is also a 2018 Fargo Junior champion, tech falling his way through the field. Zapf was a 2020 first team All-Ivy selection, ranked nationally in every poll and for much of the season #1 in the EIWA, and an NCAA qualifier. At Summit 1, Zapf earned the U23 card's Outstanding Wrestler honors with an impressive, 18-8, technical fall over Connor Kievman of the NYCRTC. Artalona was a 2019 EIWA champion and round-of-12 finisher at the NCAA tournament. He is a three-time Fargo Junior freestyle champion and 16U champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. He is also a UWW Junior Semi-Finalist and All-American in both Greco and freestyle at U23 level. Artalona competed on the Summit 1 card, dropping a close, 7-6, bout to 2020 Senior Nationals runner-up Evan Henderson.
Glory was a 2019 NCAA All-American. Last season, he garnered NWCA First-Team All-American status, sporting a perfect, 24-0, record. He placed fourth at the 2020 U23 Nationals. Monday is a two-time NCAA qualifier and two-time First-Team All-Ivy selection. Last season, he was also named a NWCA First-Team All-American. Stefanik is a two-time NCAA qualifier as well. He was a first-team All-Ivy selection in 2020 and a second-team selection in 2019.
In addition to the U23 matches, several Senior-level bouts will appear on the card. More information and matchups will be released in the coming weeks.
Summit 2 will stream live on Rokfin. Go to www.rokfin.com/PRTC to subscribe. If you're already a Rokfin subscriber, make sure to "follow" the PRTC.
ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER
The Pennsylvania RTC (PRTC) is a non-profit organization that is for developmental and senior-level wrestlers who desire to train in an environment that specializes in the international styles of Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling with the ultimate goal of becoming World and Olympic champions. The PRTC is dedicated to enriching lives locally and globally through the sport of wrestling.
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ABOUT THE WRESTLERS IN BUSINESS NETWORK
The Wrestlers in Business Network is a national, non-profit networking group for everyone that is passionate about the sport of wrestling. They are dedicated to advancing careers, businesses, personal growth, and the sport that we all love. Simply put, WIBN uses the common bond of wrestling to achieve great things for all members and the sport.