Bears Top DIII Team at All-Academy Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, COL.--(2/5/12)--Freshman heavyweight Joel Wyman was the top Coast Guard finisher as he placed fourth at the All-Academy Championships at the Air Force Academy.

Coast Guard placed sixth of the eight teams with 11.5 points and first of the three Division III teams in the double-elimination tournament. The Bears edged rival Merchant Marine, which finished with ten points while Norwich finished with a half point.

Wyman lost his first match 13-3 before pinning his next opponent in 3:28 and then won 6-2 to earn a spot in the third place match where he got pinned and finished fourth.

Three other wrestlers recorded wins for the Bears as Anthony Signorello won a match with a pin in just 23 seconds at 133 pounds, Mike Giorgio won a match at 149 pounds with a 20-3 win and Luke Taylor won a match 17-2 at 165 pounds.