Coast Guard takes one of three
NEW LONDON, Conn.-Hosting a quad-meet on Saturday, Coast Guard defeated Bridgewater State to open the day before falling to Rhode Island College and Trinity. With the results from the meet, Coast Guard's record moves to 5-12 on the season.
In the first match, three Coast Guard wrestlers won their contests, and two others won by forfeit, giving the Bears a 26-24 victory over Bridgewater State. Freshman Tom Porzillo won by pin at 2:31 in the 133 pound division. Fellow freshman Dean Gilbert, at 174 pounds, won a 14-10 decision for Coast Guard. To complete the freshman trifecta, Marc Wagner won by tech fall at 184 pounds, by a 22-6 margin. Freshman James Hegge (141) and sophomore Mark Howard (HWT) both won their matches by forfeit to secure a win for the Bears.
In their second match of the day, against Trinity, a team they had split with earlier in the season, Coast Guard suffered a 34-9 loss. Hegge (141) won his second match of the day – this one also by forfeit – while sophomore James Kidwell (157) joined him in the winners' column with a 3-2 decision.
In their final match of the day, Coast Guard fell to Rhode Island College by a score of 38-12 score. Junior Ryan Montvydas and Howard both won by forfeit in the 197 pound and heavyweight divisions, respectively.
The Bears will return to action on Friday, February 22nd, as they travel to Johnson & Wales with the first match scheduled for 7:00 pm.
COAST GUARD 26, BRIDGEWATER STATE 24
125—Brett Reid (B) won by forfeit
133—Tom Porzillo (C) pinned Steven McCarthy, 2:31
141—James Hegge (C) won by forfeit
149—Eric Bergeron (B) won by forfeit
157—Sean Fields (B) dec. Steve Kidwell, 7-3
165—Matthew Armano (B) dec. Vaughn Gehman, 5-3 (3 OT)
174—Dean Gilbert (C) dec. Tim Curtin-White, 14-10
184—Marc Wagner (C) tech. fall Casey Enderlin, 22-6
197—TJ Vallee (B) pinned Jacob Balchikonis, 1:18
HWT—Mark Howard (C) won by forfeit
TRINITY 34, COAST GUARD 9
125—Khari Jarrett (T) won by forfeit
133—Michael Lofrese (T) dec. Tom Porzillo, 8-6
141—James Hegge (CG) won by forfeit
149—Daniel Lofrese (T) won by forfeit
157—Steve Kidwell (CG) dec. Evan Robinson, 3-2
165—John Williams (T) dec. Vaughn Gehman, 8-3
174—Kyle Muir (T) pinned Dean Gilbert, 0:54
184—William Youngblood (T) dec. Banning Lobmeyer, 6-0
197—Petros Hologitas (T) dec. Balchikonis, 8-3
HWT—Kyle McGuire (T) maj. Dec. Kevin Painten, 10-0
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 38, COAST GUARD 12
125—Michael Sugermeyer (RIC) won by forfeit
133—Silas Murray (RIC) dec. Tom Porzillo, 4-2
141—Ricondo Cole (RIC) tech. fall James Hegge, 24-7
149—Alex LaBeef (RIC) won by forfeit
157—Ryan Rheaume (RIC) dec. Holden Takahashi, 7-5
165—Josh Harrison (RIC) pinned Vaughn Gehman, 1:28
174—Robert Sotelo (RIC) dec. Dean Gilbert, 9-4
184—Adam Lynch (RIC) won by injury default over Marc Wagner
197—Ryan Montvydas (CGA) won by forfeit
HWT—Mark Howard (CG) won by forfeit
TEAM RECORDS: RIC 11-14; CGA 5-12