Bears Place 8th at New England Dual Championships
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Coast Guard, the eighth-seed in the tournament, won one of four matches to place eighth at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Headlock for Hunger Dual Meet Championships hosted by Bridgewater State University.
Junior Mike Giorgio went 3-1 at 141 pounds to earn a spot on the All-tournament team.
In the first match of the day, the eighth-seeded Bears beat ninth-seeded Norwich 22-20.
Giorgio registered the only pin of the match, a key pin at 141 pounds, in 6:23 which proved to be the difference in the narrow two point win.
Freshman Matt Vieira won a 7-2 decision at 149 pounds, sophomore Marc Wagner won a 14-3 major decision at 184 pounds and freshman Phillip Azzari won a 3-1 decision at 197 pounds for the Bears.
Freshman Earl Roberts also picked up a forfeit win at 125 pounds in the win.
Springfield, the #1 team in New England sent the Bears to the consolation bracket with a 37-3 win in the second round. Wagner was the only winner for Coast Guard as he registered a 5-4 decision at 184 pounds in the loss to the Pride.
In the third round consolation match #5 Williams beat the Bears 30-16.
Roberts won by fall in 6:35 at 125 pounds while Mike Giorgio won a 10-2 major decision at 141. Sophomore Mike Shermot won 9-5 at 165 and Mark Howard recorded a 4-3 win at 197 for the Bears.
The Bears lost to #7 Wesleyan 31-9 in the seventh place match to close out the day.
Giorgio earned a 10-8 decision at 141 pounds and sophomore Kevin Painten won by forfeit at heavyweight for the Bears in the loss.
Coast Guard drops to 4-8 in dual meets this season.
Steve Eldridge, who announced his retirement as Coast Guard head coach after 47 seasons on Thursday was named the NEWA's Man of the Year and honored along with the Hall of Fame inductees before the fourth round matches.
#8 COAST GUARD 22, #9 NORWICH 20
125--Earl Roberts (CGA) WBF FORFEIT F FOR
133--Alexander Stewart (NOR) WBF FORFEIT F FOR
141 --Mike Giorgio (CGA) WBF Robert Zyko (NOR) F 6:23
149 -Matthew Vieira (CGA) WBD Tyrell Carstarphen (NOR) D 7-2
157 --Evan Poole (NOR) WBD Steve Kidwell (CGA) M 12-4
165 --David Pinto (NOR) WBD Mike Shermot (CGA) D 6-0
174-- William Burns (NOR) WBD Dean Gilbert (CGA) M 13-2
184 --Marc Wagner (CGA) WBD Chistopher Schenk (NOR) M 14-3
197-- Phillip Azzari (CGA) WBD Michael Babbin (NOR) D 3-1
285-Anthony Joyce (NOR) WBD Mark Howard (CGA) D 4-1
#1 SPRINGFIELD 37, #8 COAST GUARD 3
125 --Tom Casper (SPR) WBF Earl Roberts (CGA) F 5:50
133 --Tyler Keane (SPR) WBF FORFEIT F FOR
141 --Jacob Strohman (SPR) WBF Mike Giorgio (CGA) F 2:53
149 --Zach Joseph (SPR) WBD Matthew Vieira (CGA) M 15-4
157 --Devin Biscaha (SPR) WBD Steve Kidwell (CGA) D 5-1
165 --Dylan Foley (SPR) WBD Mike Shermot (CGA) D 5-1
174 --Will Henson (SPR) WBD Luke Taylor (CGA) D 10-3
184 --Marc Wagner (CGA) WBD Michael Case (SPR) D 5-4
197 --Hunter Ayen (SPR) WBD Mark Howard (CGA) D 5-0
285 --Irakli Kakauridze (SPR) WBD Kevin Painten (CGA) D 2-0
#5 WILLIAMS 30, #8 COAST GUARD 16
125 --Earl Roberts (CGA) WBF Daniel Seidita (WIL) F 6:35
133 --Daniel Evangelakos (WIL) WBF FORFEIT F FOR
141 –Mike Giorgio (CGA) WBD Carson Brooks (WIL) M 10-2
149 --Tim Garripoli (WIL) WBF Matthew Vieira (CGA) F 1:14
157 --Jorge Lopez (WIL) WBF Steve Kidwell (CGA) F 3:23
165 --Mike Shermot (CGA) WBD Kyle Gaffney (WIL) D 9-5
174 --Martin Strenk (WIL) WBF Dean Gilbert (CGA) F 2:58
184 --Christopher Chorzepa (WIL) WBD Marc Wagner (CGA) D 5-3
197 --Mark Howard (CGA) WBD Anthony Brooks (WIL) D 4-3
285 --Ben Wertz (WIL) WBD Kevin Painten (CGA) D 1-0
#7 WESLEYAN 31, #8 COAST GUARD 9
125 --James Hamilton (WES) WBD Earl Roberts (CGA) D 8-2
133 --Frank Crippen (WES) WBF FORFEIT F FOR
141 --Mike Giorgio (CGA) WBD Matthew Pelton (WES) D 10-8
149 --Chris Siracusa (WES) WBD Matthew Vieira (CGA) D 2-1
157 --Edward Pierce (WES) WBD Steve Kidwell (CGA) M 10-0
165--Alex Cannon (WES) WBD Ben Greene (CGA) D 3-2
174 --Taran Carr (WES) WBD Daniel Fiorvanti (CGA) D 6-3
184 --Ryan Sblendorio (WES) WBF Marc Wagner (CGA) F 4:57
197 --Josh Roometua (WES) WBD Mark Howard (CGA) D 5-2
285 --Kevin Painten (CGA) WBF FORFEIT F FOR