SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Coast Guard used first place finishes from sophomore Christian Gosch and junior Nick Remke to take fourth place overall at the Doug Parker Invitational hosted by Springfield College.
The Bears took fourth place with 104.5 points. Wesleyan won the meet with 125 points.
Gosch earned the top spot at 157 pounds starting off with 49 second fall against Peter Fousek of Williams. He then took one point decisions from Dominick Reyes (3-2) of Johns Hopkins and Nick Simeti (3-2) of Plymouth State. In the semi-finals, Gosch earned a 3-1 decision against teammate senior Chris Sullivan before taking the championship from Brendan Serfriend of Williams 3-2.
Remke totaled three major decisions on his way to first place at 165 pounds. Remke opened up with a 14-6 major decision against Zac Thompson of Southern Maine before taking another major decision (8-0) from Charlie Buckley of Cortland. After a close 4-2 decision over Matt Froio of Plymouth State, Remke charged into the finals with a 10-0 major decision over Aarin Feliz of Springfield (10-0). He finished off the finals at 165 with by taking a 7-6 decision over Alec Donovan of Centenary to wrap up the Bears second championship of the day.
Freshman Matt McGowan was the next top finisher for Coast Guard earning a second place finish at 141 pounds. McGowan opened with a 22-6 tech. fall over Bryce Finnegan of Springfield followed by pinning Jason Sulinski of Bridgewater State in 34 seconds. McGowan earned another tech. fall (10-0) against Tom Pagliaculo of Plymouth State, before punching his ticket to the finals by taking an 8-2 decision from Lucas Escobar of Johns Hopkins. In the finals, McGowan took his first loss of the day again Maxwell Nauta of Centenary 7-0.
Coast Guard earned more valuable points at 157 as Sullivan took third place. After a first round bye, Sullivan to 16-1 tech. fall from Chris Mannell of Springfield. After taking a 10-7 decision from Juan Vernaza of Southern Maine, Sullivan earned his first fall of the day, pinning Ed Pierce of Wesleyan in 2:19. Teammate and eventual champion Gosch topped him in the semi-finals putting Sullivan in the third place match where he won by default at 1:13 against Marquann Payne of East Stroudsburg.
Sophomore A.J. Aeberli matched Sullivan's performance at 157 by taking third place at 174. Aeberli opened with a 5-3 decision over Nick Coppola of Rhode Island College followed by victories over Jeremy Parkhurst of Centenary (MD 12-4) and Justin Stacy of Southern Maine (Dec. SV 3-1). Aeberli was bumped to the third place match after a 4-3 loss to Joe Guzzo of East Stroudsburg before taking his final match of the day over Mike Beckwith of Cortland by medical forfeit at 1:02.
At 184 pounds. Freshman Jeremy Berson added more valuable points to the Bears team total with a fourth place finish. Berson rattled off three wins to start today with victories over Jared Rufo of Rhode Island College (TF 16-0), Isaac Morales of Johns Hopkins (Dec. 4-1) and Daniel Price of Western New England (Dec. 9-3). In his final two matches of the day, Berson only dropped them by a combined three points taking the fourth spot at 184.
Wrapping up the top six finishes for Coast Guard was freshmen Pat Moynihan at 149 and Alex Frometa who both took sixth place.
The Bears are back in action on Thursday, November 30th in an exhibition match against the Naval Prep School. First match is 6:30.