Bears Fifth at Roger Williams Invitational

Chris Sullivan
Chris Sullivan

BRISTOL, R.I. - Junior Chris Sullivan came in first place at 157 pounds as Coast Guard finished in fifth place at the Roger Williams Invitational.

The Bears scored 117.5 points while host Roger Williams won the meet with 150.5 points. Three of the teams ahead of Coast Guard are all ranked in the 10 in the nation, RWU (8), York (10) and Steven (5), while the other team Johnson & Wales is a regional power. The Bears were also able to pull an upset on the day as well finishing a spot ahead of the number two team in the country, Messiah. 

Sullivan, ranked seventh at 157 pounds, was the top wrestler taking an 8-2 decision over fourth ranked junior Jeff Hojnacki of Messiah in the championship match. Sullivan was also able to top senior Ty Herzog who is ranked sixth in the nation in the weight class.

Sophomore Nick Remke earned a second place finish at 165 pounds, falling to senior Colin Navickas of Stevens in the championship match by a final score of 11-6. Navickas is ranked third in the country at 165 pounds. 

Freshman AJ Aeberli also placed at 165 pounds as Hunter Gimbor of York just snuck by him taking a 4-3 decision in the third place match, making Aeberli fourth.

Senior Matt McAllister won his third place match at 141 pounds, taking a 7-1 decision over Shane Ross of Wesleyan.

At 174 pounds, seniors Dan Fiorvanti and Michael Palomba both placed as Fiorvanti lost a tight third place match to Taylor Shay of Roger Williams 6-5 and Palomba was a medical forfeit in the fifth place match.

Senior Phil Azzari was the final wrestler to place for the Bears as he topped Kyle Koser in the fifth place match with 3-1 win.

Coast Guard is back in action on Saturday, November 19th, when they travel to Springfield College for the Doug Parker Invitational. 

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