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Port earns state collegiate wrestling honor

Edinboro 141-pounder Mitchell Port has his hand raised after winning by medical forfeit during Session II of the 2015 Division 1 Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo.
Edinboro 141-pounder Mitchell Port has his hand raised after winning by medical forfeit during Session II of the 2015 Division 1 Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. File photo provided

Mitchell Port’s collegiate wrestling career is over but the vaunted former Bellefonte standout is still earning awards.

The three-time All-American and NCAA runner-up at 141 pounds was named Pennsylvania Collegiate Wrestler of the Year by WrestlingReport.com on Wednesday.

Port recently capped a stellar career with an appearance in the NCAA finals and helped lead the Fighting Scots to the Eastern Wrestling League dual meet and tournament championships. Meanwhile, Edinboro finished its best NCAA tournament in history with a third-place finish despite qualifying just six wrestlers fro the tournament inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis last week.

Port did his part. He added 20 points to the team score with two major decisions and a decision. He also picked up an injury default before falling to Ohio State’s Logan Stieber in the finals.

Tied for eighth among Edinboro wrestlers all-time, Port finished his career with a 132-17 record. He picked up 35 falls — good for ninth all-time — along the way and his .886 career winning percentage is third all-time for the Fighting Scots.

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