PROVIDENCE, R.I. - No. 24 Coast Guard finished in third place with sophomore Nick Remke earning All-Tournament team honors at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Championship on Sunday afternoon.
The NEWA Duals Championships featured four nationally ranked teams with No. 3 Johnson and Wales, No. 6 Roger Williams, No. 23 Springfield and No. 24 Coast Guard.
The Bears topped WPI in the third place match 31-10. Johnson and Wales won the championship topping Roger Williams 28-14.
Coast Guard opened the day with a 45-0 win over Trinity. Senior Matt Vieira earned a pin at 149 in 2:47 over Lukas Kaminski.
In the quarterfinals, the Bears earned their second win over a ranked opponent this season topping No. 23 Springfield. The Bears won seven of ten matches with senior Matt McAllister, Remke and senior Mike Palomba all taking major decisions over their Pride competition.
Coast Guard nearly closed in on a major upset as they went into the final match against No. 6 Roger Williams with a 15-13 lead. Kyle Foster however won a hard fought match against senior Cory Tomasetti to take the three deciding points for the Hawks and give them a 16-15 win.
No. 6 junior Chris Sullivan topped No. 5 Ty Herzog 12-10 in the Bears only ranked matchup of the day.
After the Engineers won the first match Coast Guard won seven of the next nine to lock up third place with a 31-10 win over WPI. Vieira had his second pin while McAllister had his first of the day.
Coast Guard is back in action on Sunday, January 29, when they travel to the Naval Academy for the All-Academy Championships.