Bears Capture Ted Reese Invitational in Dominating Fashion

AJ Aeberli
AJ Aeberli

GORHAM, Maine – Coast Guard had five champions, four runner ups and a total of 15 place winners as the Bears had an outstanding day to easily win the Ted Reese Invitational for the second straight season.

Parker Brunkala (125), Christian Gosch (157), Nick Remke (165), AJ Aeberli (174) and Paul Detwiler (184) all won championships while Matt McGowan (149), Nick Moreno (165) and Jon Wagner (197) and Patrick Irwin (Hwt.) placed second.

Kenji Beato (133) and Jessup Pawelczyk (197) placed third and Marco Dominguez (149) was fourth.

Nick Jabs (165) and Phil Rogers (184) were fifth and George McBurney (197) was sixth.

Coast Guard finished with 174.5 points followed by Castleton (139.5) and host Southern Maine (122.5) was third.

Brunkala (125) opened with a 16-0 tech. fall win in 6:44 before earning a 9-3 decision over Keith Skaggs from MIT in the semifinals. He beat Leo Amabile from Southern Maine 5-3 to win the championship.

Beato (133) won 4-3 before falling 4-0 in the semifinals to Brad Beaulieu from Southern Maine. Beato would beat Zach Alexander from NYU 11-6 to earn a spot in the third place match where be pinned against Caig Sampson from Johnson & Wales in 2:29 to place third.

McGowan (149) won 10-4, 12-1 and then pinned his opponent in 3:45 to earn a spot in the semifinals where he earned a 12-10 sudden victory over Brendan Weir of Southern Maine to earn a spot in the final. He lost to Baltazar Gonzalez from AIC 13-7 to place second.

Dominguez (149) won five matches on the day and placed fourth.

Gosch (157) opened with a 6-2 decision before winning a 15-0 tech. fall in 4:01 and then pinned his opponent in 1:59 to earn a spot in the semifinals. He pinned Dylan Dwyer from NYU in 3:23 to earn a spot in the championship match where he beat Sean Lyons from NYU 6-4.

Remke (165) won an 11-8 decision before back-to-back pins in 45 seconds followed by 5:54 earned him a spot in the semifinals where he beat Juan Vernanza from Southern Maine 8-2 to reach the final where he won by forfeit over teammate Nick Moreno.

Moreno won 12-7, before also registering back-to-back pins in 6:47 and 1:49 before beating teammate Nick Jabs 8-5 in the semifinals. Jabs opened with consecutive pins in 2:36 and 3:31 before a 9-7 win put him in the semifinals against Moreno.

Aeberli (174) won via pins in 4:04 and 4:23 before a 15-0 tech. fall win in 3:06 to earn a spot in the semifinals where he beat Ryan DeVivo from Johnson & Wales 11-2 to earn a spot in final where he beat
Raul Gierbolini from Southern Maine 8-2 to win the championship.

Detwiler (184) won by pins in 4:29 and 2:16 before a 2-0 decision over teammate Phil Rogers in the semifinals. He beat Jackson Kligerman from NYU 6-1 in the final. Rogers won 6-2 before a pin in 1:29 to earn a spot in the semifinals.

Wagner (197) made his season debut and registered a pin in 1:24 and an 18-3 tech. fall in 5:37 before earning a medical forfeit in the semifinals. He lost to Jack La Corte from NYU in final 3-2.

Pawelczyk (197) earned a 5-4 sudden victory in the third place match after dropping his first match of the day 7-3, he had to win five straight matches to place third.

Irwin (Hwt.) opened with back-to-back pins in 1:50 and 4:38 before beating Mike Risti from Southern Maine 5-1 in the semifinals. He lost a 2-1 sudden victory against Jesse Webb from Castleton in the final.

The Bears are back in action on Friday night in the first dual meet of the season at Johnson & Wales at 7:00.