Bears Finish in Fourth Place at New England Duals

Owen McClave 

Photo: Sarah Gordon
Owen McClave Photo: Sarah Gordon

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Coast Guard wrestling team finished in fourth place at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Sunday afternoon.

Host No. 4 Johnson and Wales won the meet, followed by No. 17 Roger Williams in second and No. 16 WPI in third.

After a resounding 51-0 victory over Rhode Island College for the second time this week the Bears met No. 18 Wesleyan in the quarterfinals. 

The Cardinals held a 10-6 victory through the first four matches with sophomore Owen McClave scoring Coast Guard's only points by pinning Tristan Stetson in 1:19 at 133.

The Bears then rattled off four straight victories from 157-184 for a 23-10 lead. Senior Chris Sullivan, ranked fifth in the country, got the ball rolling for Coast Guard scoring his fifth pin of the season in 2:02 over Edward Pierce.

After junior Nick Remke, ranked seventh in the country at 165, registered a tech. fall (23-8) over Aaron Cranston, sophomore A.J. Aeberli, ranked ninth in the country at 174, and freshman Jonathan Wagner each scored decisions, putting the Bears out of reach of Wesleyan at 23-10.

Even with the Cardinals scoring a fall in the each of the final two matches, it was not enough to pull off the upset and pushed Coast Guard through to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, JWU got off to a fast start, running out to a 18-0 lead as they took down the Bears 31-6. Remke and Aeberli each earned decisions for Coast Guard's only points.

In the third place match, the Bears met WPI in a rematch from earlier this season when the Engineers took down the Bears 20-12.

Down 16-0 early on, Coast Guard climbed back into the dual scoring 15 of the next 18 points led by a tech. fall by Sullivan at 157 over Tyler Marsh.

Just down four (19-15) going into the final match, senior Cory Tomasetti battled hard against Austin Shrewbury but was unable to score a major decision or better, falling to him 3-2 and giving WPI the 22-15 win.

Coast Guard is back in action Saturday, January 27th, when they travel to the Citadel for the All-Academy Championship. Matches start at 9:00 am.

 

Match #1 Champ. Round 1

Coast Guard (CT) defeated RIC(RI) 51-0

125 - Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard (CT)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

133 - Owen McClave (Coast Guard (CT)) over Daniel Murray (RIC) Dec 7-1

141 - John (J.D.) FitzPatrick (Coast Guard (CT)) over Franky Roman (RIC) Fall 4:34

149 - Patrick Moynihan (Coast Guard (CT)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

157 - Christian Gosch (Coast Guard (CT)) over James Smith (RIC(RI)) Fall 1:15

165 - Nick Remke (Coast Guard (CT)) over Nicholas Gould (RIC(RI)) Maj 10-0

174 - Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard (CT)) over Tim Caplan (RIC(RI)) TF 17-1

184 - Jonathan Wagner (Coast Guard (CT)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

197 - Jeremy Berson (Coast Guard (CT)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

285 - Cory Tomasetti (Coast Guard (CT)) over Ricky Brown (RIC(RI)) Dec 5-2

 

Match #2 Quarterfinal

Coast Guard (CT) defeated Wesleyan (CT) 23-22

125 - Amir Daouk (Wesleyan (CT)) over Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 4-3

133 - Owen McClave (Coast Guard (CT)) over Tristan Stetson (Wesleyan (CT)) Fall 1:19

141 - James Matias (Wesleyan (CT)) over Matthew McGowan (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 9-6

149 - Carter Armendarez (Wesleyan (CT)) over Patrick Moynihan (Coast Guard (CT)) Maj 12-1

157 - Christopher Sullivan (Coast Guard (CT)) over Edward Pierce (Wesleyan (CT)) Fall 2:02

165 - Nick Remke (Coast Guard (CT)) over Aaron Cranston (Wesleyan (CT)) TF 23-8

174 - Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard (CT)) over Dominic Pirraglia (Wesleyan (CT)) Dec 3-1

184 - Jonathan Wagner (Coast Guard (CT)) over Simon Chee (Wesleyan (CT)) Dec 6-4

197 - Devon Carrillo (Wesleyan (CT)) over Kayne Robert (Coast Guard (CT)) Fall 1:10

285 - Isaiah Bellamy (Wesleyan (CT)) over Cory Tomasetti (Coast Guard (CT)) Fall 4:58

 

Match #3 Semifinal

JWU (RI) defeated Coast Guard (CT) 31-6

125 - Stephen Nadera (JWU (RI)) over Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard (CT)) Fall 2:15

133 - Jay Albis (JWU (RI)) over Owen McClave (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 4-2

141 - Joseph Ferinde (JWU (RI)) over Matthew McGowan (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 9-3

149 - Thomas Grippi (JWU (RI)) over Patrick Moynihan (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 6-3

157 - Brady Robin (JWU (RI)) over Christian Gosch (Coast Guard (CT)) SV-1 4-2

165 - Nick Remke (Coast Guard (CT)) over Adrian Gonzalez (JWU (RI)) Dec 2-1

174 - Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard (CT)) over Michael Gargano (JWU (RI)) Dec 4-2

184 - Khamri Thomas (JWU (RI)) over Jeremy Berson (Coast Guard (CT)) Maj 10-2

197 - Michael DiNardo (JWU (RI)) over Kayne Robert (Coast Guard (CT)) Fall 4:37

285 - Jonah Aurelio (JWU (RI)) over Patrick Irwin (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 3-1

 

Match #4 3rd Place Match

WPI (MA) defeated Coast Guard (CT) 22-15

125 - Ben Zogby (WPI (MA)) over Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard (CT)) Fall 2:58

133 - Stephen Jendritz (WPI (MA)) over Owen McClave (Coast Guard (CT)) SV-1 3-1

141 - Andrew Ellis (WPI (MA)) over Matthew McGowan (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 10-8

149 - Jack Nigro (WPI (MA)) over Patrick Moynihan (Coast Guard (CT)) Maj 16-2

157 - Christopher Sullivan (Coast Guard (CT)) over Tyler Marsh (WPI (MA)) TF 18-2

165 - Brendan Marion (WPI (MA)) over Nick Remke (Coast Guard (CT)) TB-1 8-6

174 - Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard (CT)) over Mike Ilic (WPI (MA)) Maj 15-3

184 - Jeremy Berson (Coast Guard (CT)) over Dan Wensley (WPI (MA)) Dec 8-3

197 - Jonathan Wagner (Coast Guard (CT)) over Michael Curtis (WPI (MA)) Dec 4-1

285 - Austin Shrewsbury (WPI (MA)) over Cory Tomasetti (Coast Guard (CT)) Dec 3-2

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