YORK, PA.--(12/3/11)--Freshman Nate Giorgio, ranked 7th nationally, won the championship at 125 pounds as the Bears placed ninth at the New Standard Invitational at York College in Pennsylvania.
Coast Guard placed ninth of the 11 teams as the Bears finished with 33 points. Ithaca, ranked fourth nationally won with 107 points. The Invitational featured five teams ranked in the national Top 25 as well as Johnson & Wales, the #1 team in New England.
Giorgio continued his outstanding freshman season by winning all four matches to improve to 14-3 on the season. He won 15-2 then registered a pin in just 52 seconds before winning 7-6 to earn a berth in the championship match. He pinned Tyler Marlow of SUNY Brockport, ranked 9th nationally, in 2:31 to win the championship.
So far this season, Giorgio has won the Roger Williams Invitational, placed second at the Doug Parker Invitational and took fourth at the Messiah Invitational.
Nate's brother Michael, also a freshman, won three matches, including a pin at 149 pounds for the Bears.
March 23, 2012 Giorgio Named D3Wrestle.com Freshman of the Year
March 10, 2012 Giorgio Earns All America Honors
February 27, 2012 Giorgio Named Most Outstanding and Rookie of the Year
February 26, 2012 Giorgio Wins N.E. Championship to Lead Bears
February 11, 2012 Taylor Wins Three in Final Dual Meets of Season
February 10, 2012 Giorgio Brothers Lead Bears to Split
February 5, 2012 Bears Top DIII Team at All-Academy Championships
January 28, 2012 Bears Win One of Three at NEWA-Metro Duals
January 22, 2012 Nate Giorgio Wins Three More
January 18, 2012 Bears Drop Pair at Southern Maine
January 14, 2012 Bears Split; Get First Win of Season
January 11, 2012 Bears Blanked at Merchant Marine
December 7, 2011 Bears Drop Dual Meet Opener
December 3, 2011 Giorgio Wins 125 Weight Class at York
November 21, 2011 Giorgio Named Pilgrim Rookie of the Week
November 19, 2011 Giorgio Places 2nd at Springfield
November 14, 2011 Giorgio Named NEWA Rookie of the Week
November 12, 2011 Giorgio Wins 125 Class; Named Outstanding Lightweight
November 5, 2011 Six Bears Place at Messiah Invitational