Giorgio Named NEWA Rookie of the Week

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(11/14/11)--Coast Guard freshman Nate Giorgio has been named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie of the Week.

Giorgio went 4-0 at 125 pounds to capture first place at the Roger Williams Invitational. He was also named the meet's Lightweight Most Outstanding Wrestler.

He began the day with a pin in 3:16 before recording a 15-0 major decision to advance to the semifinals. He earned a berth in the championship match with a 5-2 win over Brandon Gauthier, a returning All-American from Rhode Island College, before beating Sam Shames from MIT 13-8 to win the 125 pound weight class.

Giorgio has a record of 7-2 on the season after placing fourth at the Messiah Invitational with three wins in five matches to open the season.