2015 New England collegiate wrestling, week 11
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New England Division 3 poll

Week 10, February 9, 2015
                                       Rec   Pts LW
1. Roger Williams (15) 15-1 150   1
2. Johnson & Wales     18-5 135   2
3. Coast Guard              12-6 115   3
4. Williams                      16-2 101   4
5. Springfield                 10-6    94   4
6. Rhode Island Coll.     9-8    80   6
7. WPI                           10-12    50   8
8. Wesleyan                  6-10    45    7
9. Southern Maine     16-10    35  10
10. Norwich University  4-9    20   9

NEWA Wrestler of the Week
Nate Giorgio, senior, Coast Guard (133 pounds), Leesport, Pa
Nate Giorgio became the first Coast Guard wrestler to win the All-Academy Championship and he was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler as he beat Clarence Arrington of The Citadel 3-1 in the semifinals and Anthony McHugh from Air Force 5-2 in the championship match. The semifinal win was the 100th win of his career. He is now 101-22 in his career.

Sean Prell, senior, Johnson & Wales (165), Warwick, N.Y.
Sean Prell beat Dylan Foley of Springfield, the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country, 5-2. Prell was up 3-2 and secured a takedown with about 30 seconds left to get the win. Prell’s big win helped the Wildcats beat the Pride 24-16

NEWA Rookie of the Week
​Clayton Fiddler, freshman, Daniel Webster (285), Bloomington, IN
Fiddler went 4-0 on the weekend. He beat Ken Vollaro of WNEU 11-5 then added two more quality wins as he beat Dan Quinn of BSU 4-2 in overtime and also had a fall vs WPI pinning Logan Mendelson in 5:48.

Chris Sullivan, freshman, Coast Guard (157), Canton, Mass.
Sullivan took fourth place at the All Academy Championships. He won his opening match by major decision 15-5 over Alex Kwmuntis of Norwich. After falling in the semifinals to the eventual champion, he came back and pinned Dan Smith of the Citadel in 2:47. He then lost in the third place match 7-5 to Drew Daniels of Navy.​​

Key results
21st annual All-Academy Championships
At Kings Point, N.Y.
Team results – 1. Air Force 90, 2. Army 86½, 3. Navy 81½, 4. Citadel 58½, 5. Coast Guard 27½, 6. VMI 26½, 7. Norwich University 5½, Merchant Marine 5½

Championship results
125: #14 Josh Martinez (Air Force) tech fall Joaquin Marquez (The Citadel), 17-2
133: Nate Giorgio (Coast Guard) dec Anthony McHugh (Air Force), 5-2
141: Ty Buckiso (The Citadel) dec Logan Everett (Army), 4-2 SV
149: Matt Frisch (The Citadel) dec Gerald McGinty (Air Force), 3-0
157: #18 Russell Parsons (Army) dec Steve Kreimer (Air Force), 3-1
165: #16 Peyton Walsh (Navy) pin #18 Jesse Stafford (Air Force), 6:52
174: Brian Harvey (Army) dec Jadaen Bernstein (Navy), 7-6
184: Michael Woulfe (Navy) dec Samson Imonode (Army), 7-5 SV
197: Bryce Barnes (Army) dec Marshall Haas (The Citadel), 1-0
285: Juan Adams (VMI) dec Marcus Malecek (Air Force), 6-3

125: Cam Timok (Navy) fall Dalton Henderson (VM), 2:26
133: Zack Davis (Navy) major Clarence Arrington (The Citadel), 10-2
141: Patrick Prada (Navy) dec Carter McElhany (Air Force), 6-4
149: Javier Rodriguez (Army) dec Corey Wilding (Navy), 7-3
157: Drew Daniels (Navy) dec Chris Sullivan (Coast Guard), 7-5
165: Coleman Gracey (Army) major Shabaka Johns (VMI), 11-2
174: Mike Shermot (Coast Guard) dec Michael Billingsley (Air Force), 3-2
184: Zen Ikehara (Air Force) dec Pat Rooney (Merchant Marine Academy), 2-1
197: Jack Carda (Air Force) dec Steban Cervantes (Navy), 6-4 SV
285: Joe Bexley (The Citadel) dec Stephen Snyder (Army), 5-2
Most Outstanding Wrestler - Nate Giorgio, Coast Guard
Falls Award - Peyton Walsh, Navy (2)
FULL BRACKETS: All-Academy Championships

2015 All NEWA Team
125: Andrew Gauthier, Bridgewater State
125: Brian Amato, WPI
133: Nate Giorgio, Coast Guard
141: Michael Ferinde, Johnson & Wales
157: Jorge Lopez, Williams
157: Ty Herzog, Roger Williams
157: CJ Luth, Southern Maine
157: Frankie Weir, Western New England
157: Markus Jacobo, Daniel Webster
165: Dylan Foley, Springfield College
165: Zach Gibson, Norwich
184: Chris Perrault, Plymouth State
197: Isaiah Bellamy, Wesleyan
197: Taylor Hennessy, Trinity
285: Terrance Jean-Jacques, RIC

New England Wrestling Association (NEWA)
Individual rankings
Jan. 26, 2015

125 Pounds
1-Brian Amato - Worcester Poly Tech
2-Bobby Jordan - Johnson & Wales
3-Nick Barbaria - Roger Williams
4-Matt Morris - Williams
5-Jonathan Murray- R.I. College
6-Chris Cuccolo- Western New England
133 Pounds
1-Nate Giorgio - Coast Guard
2-Joao Vicente - Johnson & Wales
3-Jonathan Costa- R.I. College
4-Tyler Keane - Springfield-
5-Dan Evangelakos - Williams
6-Frank Crippen- Wesleyan
141 Pounds
1-Mike Ferinde - Johnson & Wales
2-Ricando Cole - R.I. College
3-Justin Cochran - Roger Williams
4-Jacob Strohman - Springfield
5-Jack Nigro - Worcester Poly Tech-
6-Matt McCallister - Coast Guard-
149 Pounds
1-Joey Gaccione - Johnson & Wales
2-Dan Del Gallo - Southern Maine
3-Shawn Giblin- R.I. College
4-Tyler Tilbe - WPI
5-Dan Downes - Roger Williams
6-Ed Pierce - Wesleyan-
157 Pounds
1-Jorge Lopez - Williams-
2-Eric Hamrick- Springfield-
3-Ty Herzog - Roger Williams
4-Ray Welch - Plymouth State-
5-Carl Luth - Southern Maine
6-Andrew Stock - Johnson & Wales

165 Pounds:   
1 Dylan Foley - Springfield
2 Francisco Colom - Roger Williams
3 Tim Garripoli - Williams
4 Andrew Tanner - Worcester Poly Tech
5 Sean Prell - Johnson & Wales
6 Mike Palomba - Coast Guard

174 Pounds:
1 Will Burns - Norwich Univ.
2 Danny Ressler - Roger Williams
3 Ryan Sblendorio - Wesleyan
4 Mike Shermot - Coast Guard
5 Brandon Conrad - R.I. College
6 Justin Marsh - Worcester Poly Tech

184 Pounds:
1 Chris Chorzepa - Williams
2 Jon Deupree - Southern Maine
3 Chris Perreault - Plymouth State
4 Joe Albina - Roger Williams
5 Mike Labell - Johnson & Wales
6 Marc Wagner- Coast Guard

197 Pounds:
1 David Welch - Roger Williams
2 Isaiah Bellamy - Wesleyan
3 Hunter Ayen - Springfield
4 Philip Azzari - Coast Guard
5 Sean Fagan - Southern Maine
6 Cody Carrillo- Plymouth State

285 Pounds:
1 Terrance Jean-Jacques - R.I. College
2 Kyle Foster - Roger Williams
3 Phil Kelly- Johnson & Wales
4 Marc Howard - Coast Guard
5 Irakli Kakauridze - Springfield
6 Steve Maldonado - Norwich Univ.
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Coast Guard's Giorgio wins All-Academy title
Coast Guard All-American Nate Giorgio won his 100th collegiate match and became the first Coast Guard wrestler to win a championship at the All-Academy Championships in Kings Point, N.Y.

Giorgio won the 133 pound championship and was named the most outstanding wrestler at the 21st annual event that features teams from Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Virginia Military, The Citadel, Norwich University and Merchant Marine.

Coast Guard was fifth at the All-Academy Championships behind Air Force, Army, Navy and Citadel. They were the top Division III school in the tournament. Giorgio is just the fourth Division III wrestler to win a title in the tournament and the first since 2010. 

Giorgio got a first round bye before beating Clarence Arrington of The Citadel 3-1 to earn a spot in the championship match. The win was the 100th of his career.

In the championship match, against Anthony McHugh of Air Force, Giorgio jumped out to a 2-0 lead and after McHugh tied it, Giorgio would score three points in the final minute for the 5-2 win.

Giorgio is now 101-22 during his career and 63-12 at 133 pounds. He is 33-0 on the season and leads the nation (all NCAA Divisions) with 12 tech falls.

Coast Guard also had a pair of wrestlers place as junior Mike Shermot took third place at 174 pounds and freshman Chris Sullivan placed fourth at 157 pounds.

Sacred Heart tops Davidson for first win of the season
DAVIDSON, N.C., Feb. 8 – With two pins, a technical fall and three victories, the Sacred Heart wrestling team snapped a 13-match losing streak with a 32-10 victory over Davidson College on Sunday.

Kyle Brady (141) and Brendan Goldup (149) had pins for the Pioneers, now 1-11 on the season. Conan Schuster (174) won with a tech fall for Sacred Heart while teammate Dan Hayden (285) earned a 5-3 win in overtime.

Sacred Heart returns to the mat on Saturday when they travel to American International College for its final dual meet of the season at noon.

On Saturday night, Sacred Heart won four bouts in a 29-14 loss to Duke in Durham. Patrick Skinner (126) outlasted Duke’s Thayer Atkins to earn a 7-6 win. Conan Schuster (174) won with a 16-0 tech fall followed by Xavier’s Elliott Antler (184) beating Duke’s Dylan Ryan, 3-1. At 197, Sacred Heart’s Sasha Oliinyk earned a 9-4 victory. But that was it for the Pioneers (0-11).

"Skinner, Schuster, Antler, and Oliinyk all had solid wins against a tough Duke team tonight," said head coach Andy Lausier. "We need all 10 guys to perform to their level though."
Sacred Heart 32, Davidson 10
At Davidson, N.C.
125: Patrick Skinner (S) forfeit
133: Anthony Elias (D) def. Tim Johnson (S) 12-3
141: Kyle Brady (S) pin Dustin Runzo (D) 0:58
149: Brendan Goldup (S) pin James McCord (D) 1:08
157: Casey Mitchell (S) def. Alex Palinsky (D) 7-3
165: Johnny Vrasidas (S) def. Patric Devlin (D) 6-1
174: Conan Schuster (S) tech fall Nathaniel Powers (D) 17-2
184: Scott Patrick (D) def. Elliott Antler (S) 7-4
197: Ian Solcz (D) def. Sasha Oliinyk (S) 8-7
285: Dan Hayden (S) def. Ed Isola (D) 5-3 OT
Records: Sacred Heart 1-11, Davidson 4-13

​Division III roundup
Strong week for Springfield, Williams
New England Wrestling Association
Plymouth State, Springfield, and Johnson & Wales had a tri-meet at JWU over the weekend. JWU was 2-0 and Springfield beat PSU, 37-9. The meet saw two All Americans go head-to-head as Springfield’s Derek Adams lost to Johnson & Wale’s Michael Ferinde, 3-1 at 141 pounds. Will Henson of Springfield had a big 7-6 win over Dae Sean Brown of JWU as 174 continues to look wide open. DJ Tirelli of JWU continued his pinning ways with a fall in 1:04 over Mike Allen of PSU. Chris Perreault went 2-0 for the Panthers, while Kevin Ell at 285 and Clay Callahan at 165 each went 1-1 for PSU.

Springfield went 3-0 and won the city championships during the week beating Western New England University, American International College (AIC) and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). The Pride outscored the three teams, 115-27. Zach Joseph went 2-0 and had a good 9-6 win over Simone Everett of AIC. Springfield showed great depth having almost 20 different wrestlers compete in the event.

The University of Southern Maine, Williams and Oneonta State were at Wesleyan for a quad meet Saturday. The Ephs went 3-0 and improved to 16-2, Southern Maine got its school record 16th dual meet win of the season, while Wesleyan went 0-3.

Williams and Wesleyan had a great opening dual with the Ephs winning 22-20. The matches started at 174. Wesleyan’s Ryan Sblendorio, who was 3-0 on the day, had a first period pin over Martin Strenk of Williams in 1:57. Williams’ Chris Chorzepa then won a close 5-4 decision over Simon Levin. Isaiah Bellamy then beat Anthony Brooks 7-5. Wesleyan’s San Fillippo (285) won a close 5-3 match over Wertz. Wesleyan’s Frank Crippen (133) was able to overcome a loss earlier this season to Evangeloks and win 7-1.  

At 141, Williams’ Jake Savoca was down for the first time this season but still won by decision over Matt Pelton of Wesleyan, 14-6. After an Ed Pierce won by tech fall and his team trailing by seven, Williams’ All American Jorge Lopez got the job done with a first period pin in 1:22 . The last match of the dual at 165 had Tim Garripoli of Wiliams who weighed in at 150 and looks to be going down to 149. He beat Wesleyan’s Keonmin Hwang to a 3-0 win. Garripoli got a big takedown to end the second period and his escape in the third period would be all he needed.

Williams had no problems in victories over Oneonta State and Southern Maine. Against USM, Chorzepa, ranked No. 2 in the nation, faced Jon Deupree, who is ranked No. 6. The match lived up to the hype. Both wrestlers were in on takedowns in the first period but could not finish. Chorzepa then got the escape in the second period and again both wreslters were active in the second period but could not finish. Deupree then chose down and although close a few times Chorzepa was able to ride him out and secure the 2-0 win.

Wesleyan beat Southern Maine, 24-23. For Southern Maine, Fagan had a big win at 197 and Mike Frey had a big 5-3 win at 285. After Pelton of Welseyan got a pin at 141 the Huskies were down two with Del Gallo and Luth up next. Daniel Del Gallo, ranked No. 2 in New England at 149, looked really good in his 17-4 win over No. 6 Ed Pierce. Del Gallo’s win put Southern Maine up by two. Luth’s win by technical fall clinched the match for Southern Maine.

The top ranked team in New England, Roger Williams, had its hands full with the Rhode Island College but RW prevailed, 24-21. The dual started at 184 and Justin Caparco got RIC rolling with an upset win of Joe Albina 4-0. Welch then teched for the Hawks and Jean-Jacques pinned for RIC. The Hawks then got a major decision victory by Barbaria at 125 and received a forfeit at 133. Cole, Giblin, and Murphy then showed how dangerous the Anchormen can be with wins at 141-157. Cole beat Cochran 3-1 in overtime, Giblin pinned Downes in 4:28, and Murphy upset Herzog 13-6. Colom and Ressler then sealed the dual meet for RWU. Colom pinned Libby in 5:52 and Ressler beat Conrad 8-5 to stay unbeaten in New England.

Western New England went 2-0 beating Daniel Webster and Trinity. The Bears Sean McCallister had two first period pins and Brian Donovan at 197 also had two wins including a first period pin against Hennessey of Trinity…WPI hosted a quad with RIC, BSU, and DWC.

RIC went 2-0, WPI went 2-1, and BSU beat DWC to finish the day 1-1. RIC was without Jon Murray all weekend but was still able to beat the Enginers 27-18. Giblin and Jean Jacques got pins and Murphy, Caparco, and Gholizadeh got Major Decisions. Justin Marsh paced the way for WPI with a pin in 6:47 of Brandon Conrad. Marsh would also help lead the Engineers to their 26-13 win over BSU with a Major decision 16-2 win of Gebara. Against BSU Amato had a good 8-1 wi over Gautheir at 125 and WPI won from 149-197 and those 6 matches sealed the dual. For BSU Paul Sughrue was back in the linup and won 15-2 over Stephen Jendritz.

At the All-Academy tournament, Coast Guard finished fifth and Norwich University was seventh out of eight squads, including five Division I programs. Coast Guard’s Mike Shermot had one of the most impressive weekends as well.  

Shermot won his opening match 6-5 over Mike Billingsley of the Air Force Academy before losing to Harvey the eventual champion from West Point. Shermot then beat the top ranked wrestler in NEWA Will Burns of Norwich 13-5. He then won the third place match by again beating Billingley 3-2. Norwich got a pin from Zach Gibson at 165 over Andrew Lock of the Citadel in 5:49, Alex Kwmuntis at 157 pinned Sam Paulay of VMI in 5:43, and Chase Jefferys beat Dominick Summers of Coast Guard, 7-3.