Nate Giorgio Wins Three More

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.--(1/22/12)--Nate Giorgio continued his outstanding freshman season with three wins, as Coast Guard went 1-2 at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championships at Springfield College.

Coast Guard lost to defending champion Wesleyan 40-7 in the first round. Giorgio won a 13-1 major decision at 125 pounds while Colin Schuster won 5-0 at 157 pounds for the Bears.

Plymouth State beat Coast Guard 29-8 in the second round. Giorgio, the top-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds in New England, moved up to 133 and recorded a 18-1 win while Mark Howard won a 5-2 decision at 197 pounds.

The Bears beat Norwich 28-22 in the final match of the day and Giorgio started the match off by pinning his opponent in just 1:05 at 125 pounds.

Following a pair of forfeits, his brother Mike won a 12-2 major decision at 149 pounds to cut the deficit to 12-10.

Schuster registered a pin at 157 in just 2:18 to give the Bears the lead for good at 16-12.

Vaughn Gehman won 4-1 at 165 pounds, Nolan Salyer won by forfeit at 174 and Howard won 4-1 at 197 pounds for the Bears.