During the holiday season, we will take a look back at the Top Ten moments in Coast Guard Academy intercollegiate Athletics during the 2018 year.
We have compiled a list and will unveil one every other day, culminating with the announcement of the top moment on New Year's Eve.
We hope you all enjoy the holiday season
TOP MOMENT #4 – WRESTLING SENDS FOUR TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP; TWO EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS
Junior Nick Remke (165) placed fifth while sophomore Owen McClave (133) finished seventh to earn All-America honors for the first time at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships.
The Bears finished in the top 25 as a team at the National Championship and saw four athletes qualify for the championship (McClave, Remke, sophomore AJ Aeberli and freshman Jonathan Wagner). McClave and Remke are the program's first All-Americans since Nate Giorgio in 2015.
Senior Chris Sullivan (157) took fourth place at the Northeast Regional and earned All-Region honors for the second year in a row as the Bears placed seventh. Sullivan graduated with 101 victories, becoming the first wrestler since Nate Giorgio in 2015 to win 100 matches in his career.
Five Coast Guard wrestlers earned postseason honors from the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) while 11 were named to the NEWA's All-Academic team.
Junior All-American Nick Remke, who placed fifth at 165 pounds at the NCAA Division III Championship, was named a first team selection. He was 33-13 this season with eight pins.
Sophomore All-American Owen McClave (133) and classmate AJ Aeberli (174) were named second team selections. McClave placed seventh at the NCAA Championships and had a record of 29-8 with six pins on the season while Aeberli, the Northeast Regional runner-up and NCAA qualifier finished with a record of 30-10 with four pins.
Senior Chris Sullivan (157) and freshman Jonathan Wagner (197) were honorable mention selections by the NEWA. Sullivan placed fourth at the Northeast Regional was 23-11 this season with seven pins while Wagner, who placed third at the regional and was an NCAA qualifier, was 18-9 overall with three pins and 8-3 at 197 pounds this season.
Wagner and Matt McGowan (141), who was 18-7 with four pins, were both named to the All-Rookie team.