Roosa named EWL Wrestler of the Week

11/21/2012
Bloomsburg University Sports Information

BLOOMSBURG -- Bloomsburg University senior Josh Roosa (Mountaintop/Crestwood) has been named the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Wrestler of the Week for the period ending Nov. 18.

Josh Roosa (Bloomsburg Sports Information)
This past weekend Roosa won the 149-pound weight class at the Keystone Classic in Philadelphia winning five matches on the day and helping the Huskies to a fourth place finish as a team.

Roosa, seeded second, won his first bout over his Harvard opponent by a tech fall (in 6:30), then, tallied a 13-5 decision over his opponent from Boston University. In the quarterfinals he scored a win by major decision, 12-3, over a wrestler from VMI. In the semi-finals he beat Dylan Marriott Northwestern, 7-3. In the championship match, Roosa faced first-seed Kevin Tao of American University, who is a nationally ranked NCAA qualifier and who placed second in the 2012 EIWA Tournament. Roosa grabbed the gold with a 5-2 victory over Tao.

Bloomsburg head coach John Stutzman said Roosa, who has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, is finally healthy and wrestling well.

"Josh (Roosa) keeps doing what is needed to continue to get better," said Stutzman. "I know that a healthy Roosa is a good Roosa."

Bloomsburg, 3-1, will be back in action this Saturday at the Northeast Duals.

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