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Edinboro’s David Habat named EWL, PSAC Wrestler of the Week

David Habat

By Bob Shreve
Edinboro Sports Information

EDINBORO, Pa. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Edinboro University junior Dave Habat (Cleveland, OH/St. Ignatius) has been named the Eastern Wrestling League Wrestler of the Week and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for the week ending November 17.

Habat picked up one of the bigger wins of his career this past Saturday in Edinboro’s 23-14 loss at eighth-ranked Virginia Tech. He came in ranked 11th at 149 lbs., and was going up against fifth-ranked Zach Neibert, an All-American a year ago. Habat would prevail 10-7 to improve his record to 7-1.

Habat jumped out to a 6-2 lead after one period thanks to a pair of takedowns and two nearfall points. Neibert would close the gap to 8-7 late in the third period. Habat responded with a reversal with 33 seconds remaining in the match to secure the 10-7 upset.

Edinboro returns to action on Thursday, December 5 hosting Iowa.

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