SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Bears had three second placed finishes and three more third place finishes as Coast Guard, ranked 11th nationally, placed fourth at the season-opening Doug Parker Invitational.
Senior Nick Remke was second at 165 pounds, Freshman Paul Detwiler was second at 184 and junior Patrick Irwin was second at heavyweight for the Bears.
Springfield won with 111.5 points, Centenary was second with 102.5 followed by Southern Maine with 97.5 points and Coast Guard finished with 94.5 points.
Remke at 165 opened with a pin in 2:11 then won 10-3 before advancing to the semifinals on a medical forfeit. He earned a 4-2 decision in the semifinals before falling 8-5 to Roy Forys from Wesleyan in the final.
Detwiler won his collegiate debut 11-2 and followed that up with a 5-2 win for a spot in the semifinals where he advanced to the final with a medical forfeit. Detwiler lost 8-6 to John Boyle from Western New England, who is ranked second in New England, in the final.
Irwin won by pin in 2:20 to open the tournament then pinned his next opponent in 3:20 to earn a spot in the semifinals where he earned 6-2 decision to make the championship match. He was pinned in 35 seconds in the final by Joe Fusco from Springfield, the top ranked wrestler in New England.
Senior Christian Gosch placed third at 157 pounds, junior AJ Aeberli was third at 174 and junior Jeremy Berson was third at 184 pounds for Coast Guard.
Gosch pinned his opponent in 5:16 to open the tournament, then won 8-1 and 9-2 to earn a spot in the semifinals where he lost 3-1. Gosch would win the third place match 6-4.
Aeberli won 5-2, 4-1 to advance to the semis where he lost 6-2. He would won the third place match 8-7.
Berson won by tech. fall 16-0 in just 2:39 followed by a 5-3 decision to earn a spot in the semifinals before being pinned. Berson would win a medical forfeit in the third place match.
Also for the Bears, sophomore Parker Brunkala won his first two matches at 125 with a 7-0 decision and a pin in 4:39 before falling the quarterfinals 9-5.
Freshman Marco Dominguez won his collegiate debut 8-1 at 149 pounds before falling 16-9 in the quarterfinals.
Sophomore Matt McGowan, at 157 pounds, registered a 14-5 win followed by a pin in just 27 seconds before falling losing on a tech. fall 15-0 in the round of 16.
The Bears are back in action on Dec. 1st at the Ted Reese Invitational at Southern Maine.