Bears Second at Springfield, Remke and Aeberli Co-Champs

Earl Roberts
Earl Roberts
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Number 23 Coast Guard finished in second place at the Doug Parker Invitational hosted by Springfield College.

The host, Springfield College won the invite with 195.5 points.

The Bears dominated the 165 weight class as sophomore Nick Remke and freshman AJ Aeberli swept their way to the finals earning co-championship honors. Remke earned five victories on his way to the finals whule Aeberli earned three. 

Coast Guard's top finisher was junior Chris Sullivan, ranked number four in the country at 157, who took a second place finish. Sullivan used two technical falls, a major decision and a decision to reach the finals before he lost his first bout of the year to Zach Joseph of Springfield, 11-5.

Seniors Phil Azzari (197) and Daniel Fiorvanti (174) both earned third place finishes for the Bears. Fiorvanti used a technical fall and fall before losing to Geovanni Medina of Springfield. Fiorvanti pinned Connor Sheehan of Springfield in five minutes sliding into the third place match. Fiorvanti then pinned Malik Settles in 6:49 to take home third place.

 Azzari notched a fall and a decision before losing a 3-2 decision too Martin Strenk of Williams. Azzari came back to win a 15-2 major decision over Joseph Lowman of MIT to move into the third place match. In the third place match Azzari won an 8-3 decision over Dom Liquori of Western New England.

Senior Matt Vieira was the next top finisher for Coast Guard as he took fourth place at 149. Vieira won by major decision, fall and decision before being topped by Dan Del Gallo of Southern Maine, 12-3. Vieira then pinned Lamont Wallace of Western New England before falling in the third place match to Christopher Muce of Centenary, 2-0.

Rounding out the places for Coast Guard were seniors Earl Roberts (125), Matt McAllister (141) and sophomore Christian Gosch (157) who all finished in fifth place. Roberts won his first match by fall but lost to Matt Morris of Williams in the second match by technical fall. Joey Aumann of Plymouth State then took a 7-1 decision from Roberts, before he came back in the fifth place match to top Casey Abshire of Southern Maine 9-4. 

McAllister earned two victories to start the day with a 5-1 decision and a pin in 5:47. He lost his third match to Patrick Ferzoco of Springfield and then fell into the fifth place match with a 14-6 loss to Maxwell Matua of Centenary. McAllister then took fifth place with a 5-1 decision over Shane Ross of Wesleyan.

Gosch notched six victories on his way to the fifth place match at 157 where he pinned Eric Kerr of Bridgewater State in 4:13.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday, December 3rd when they travel to York, Pennsylvania for the New Standard Invitational. 

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