New England Division 3 poll
Week 11, February 17, 2015
Rec Pts LW
1. Roger Williams (15) 17-1 150 1
2. Johnson & Wales 21-7 135 2
3. Williams 18-2 112 4
4. Coast Guard 13-6 111 3
5. Rhode Island Coll. 9-8 86 6
6. Springfield 10-8 73 5
7. WPI 11-13 64 7
8. Wesleyan 8-11 42 8
9. Southern Maine 16-10 35 9
10. Norwich University 5-9 20 10
NEWA Wrestler of the Week
Eric Hamrick (157), senior, Springfield College (Collingswood, NJ)
Eric Hamrick led the way for Springfield College, which went 2-0 this weekend. He started the day with a 14-2 major decision over Tanner Burke of WPI. Hamrick then beat Jorge Lopez of Williams 5-4. Lopez is currently ranked No. 2 in the country, is a two-time All American, and the returning conference wrestler of the year. Hamrick has also beat his teammate Dylan Foley, who was ranked No.1 in the country at 165.
NEWA Rookie of the Week
Isaiah Bellamy (197), freshman, Wesleyan, (Bozrah, CT)
Isaiah Bellamy at 197 went 3-0 on the day bumping to 285 vs. Oswego winning by tech fall 20-3 at the 5:40 mark. He then pinned previously nationally ranked (8th) Dennis Melendez of Hunter in 1:46 and followed this up by beating Andrew Cavanna of JWU 3-1. Isaiah Bellamy is now 19-4 on the season.
Coast Guard 23, Merc. Marine 12
At New London
125: Mike Mui (MM) dec. Dominick Summers (C) 10-5
133: Nate Giorgio (C) pin Tom Healy (MM) 0:30
141: Matt McAllister (C) dec. Isaac Hammonds (MM) 5-2
149: Mike Giorgio (C) dec. Nathan Twito (MM) 11-5
157: Chris Sullivan (C) dec. Mike Maye (MM) 5-3
165: Brandon Yeik (MM) dec. Mike Palomba (C) 14-11
174: Mike Shermot (C) dec. Jake Sherman (MM) 8-4
184: Patrick Rooney (MM) dec. Dan Fiorvanti (C) 9-4
197: Ricky Fisher (MM) dec. Phil Azzari (C) 6-0
285: Mark Howard (C) tech. fall Daniel Viera (MM) 4:14 15-0
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)
Feb. 17, 2015 (Rankings No. 6)
1. Brian Amato - WPI
2. Bobby Jordan - Johnson & Wales
3. Nick Barbaria - Roger Williams
4. Matt Morris - Williams -
5. Andrew Gauthier - Bridgewater State
6. Jonathan Murray- Rhode Island Coll.
1. Nate Giorgio - Coast Guard
2. Paul Sughrue - Bridgewater State
3. Justin Colon - Johnson & Wales
4. Tyler Keane - Springfield
5. Frank Crippen- Wesleyan
6. Dan Evangelakos - Williams
1. Mike Ferinde - Johnson & Wales
2. Ricando Cole - Rhode Island Coll.
3. Jake Savoca - Williams -
4. Justin Cochran - Roger Williams
5. Tyler Tilbe - WPI
6. Matt McAllister - Coast Guard
1. Joey Gaccione - Johnson & Wales
2. Dan Del Gallo - Southern Maine
3. Shawn Giblin- Rhode Island Coll.
4. Tim Garripoli - Williams
5. Dan Downes - Roger Williams
6. Ed Pierce - Wesleyan
1. Jorge Lopez - Williams
2. Eric Hamrick- Springfield
3. Ty Herzog - Roger Williams
4. Ray Welch - Plymouth State
5. Tanner Burke - WPI
6. Carl Luth - Southern Maine
1. Francisco Colom - Roger Williams
2. Dylan Foley - Springfield
3. Sean Prell - Johnson & Wales
4. Kyle Gaffney - Williams
5. Andrew Tanner - WPI
6. Matt Libby - Rhode Island Coll.
1. Danny Ressler - Roger Williams
2. Mike Shermot - Coast Guard-
3. Will Burns – Norwich Univ.
4. Ryan Sblendorio - Wesleyan
5. Justin Marsh - WPI
6. Dae Sean Brown - Johnson and Wales
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
1. David Welch - Roger Williams
2. Hunter Ayen - Springfield
3. Isaiah Bellamy - Wesleyan
4. Sean Fagan - Southern Maine
5. Philip Azzari - Coast Guard
6. Cody Carrillo- Plymouth State
1. Terrance Jean-Jacques - Rhode Island Coll.
2. Kyle Foster - Roger Williams
3. Phil Kelly- Johnson & Wales
4. Marc Howard - Coast Guard
5. Jake Benedict - Springfield
6. Kyle McGuire - Trinity
Jack earns first win
for No. 14 N.C. State
RALEIGH, N.C. – Danbury freshman Kevin Jack made his dual meet debut with No. 25 North Carolina State Sunday night winning by pin at 141 pounds as the Wolfpack upset No. 14 Pittsburgh in ACC action, 27-12. Jack pinned Pittsburgh’s Ben Ross in 5:31. N.C. State head coach Pat Popolizio said the strong start with two pins in the first three matches (including 141) propelled the Wolfpack.
"It was a very impressive win for us," Popolizio said. "We competed all night and it is a well deserved win over the No. 14 team in the nation. Momentum is huge in any sport and for us to go up 15-0 after three bouts set the tone and gave us a great dual win."
Coast Guard dumps Merchant Marine to secure Superintendent's Trophy
NEW LONDON - Coast Guard beat Merchant Marine 23-12 ending a seven match losing streak and securing the Superintendent's Trophy for the Bears.
Coast Guard had not beaten the Mariners (8-11) since the 2007 season when they won 26-15. Merchant Marine had won the last seven matches by a combined score of 266-31. With the win, the Bears (13-6) also secured their best record and first winning record since the 2000-01 when the team went 14-6.
Merchant Marine won the first bout but that would be their only lead of the night. Coast Guard’s senior All-American Nate Giorgio, ranked No. 1 in the nation at 133, won with a pin in 30 seconds and the Bears never looked back. Giorgio improves to 34-0.
Including Nate Giorgio's victory, Coast Guard rattled off four wins in a row with sophomore Matt McAllister beating sophomore Isaac Hammonds 5-2 (141), Senior Mike Giorgio over sophomore Nathan Twito 11-5 (149), and freshman Chris Sullivan defeating junior Mike Maye 5-3 (157) giving the Bears a 15-3 lead.
The Bears return to action on Sunday when they travel to Roger Williams for the NEWA Futures.
Wesleyan picks up two wins
MIDDLETOWN, Feb. 15 -- Getting back on the dual-match mat after sitting out the opening home quad-match a week ago due to an ailment, Wesleyan junior Chris Siracusa made a triumphant return with a 3-0 record as the Cardinals beat SUNY-Oswego, 33-12 and Hunter College, 33-14 before falling to No. 15 Johnson & Wales, 25-15. Wesleyan closed out the dual meet season with an 8-11 mark.
Freshman Isaiah Bellamy (197) earned NEWA Rookie of the Week honors for his outstanding efforts. Bellamy (19-4, 9-1 dual meet) went 3-0, winning by technical fall at heavyweight against Oswego, winning by pin at 197 against Hunted and earning a decision against Johnson and Wales. With his three wins, Siracusa improves to 19-12 and 10-5 in duals on the year.
Senior Ryan Sblendorio (174) and freshman Frank Crippen (133) each won two matches with Sblendorio getting two pins.
New England Division III roundup
Top-ranked Roger Williams earns two wins
Roger Williams, the No. 1 ranked team in New England, added a pair of wins with a 20-12 victory over No 19 Brockport University and a 40-9 win over Western New England University. Against Brockport, the Hawks lost three matches to nationally ranked wrestlers but Justin Cochran (141) earned a close 9-7 decision and then the Hawks won three consecutive bouts from 157 to 174 to take command.
WPI, Springfield, and Williams wrestled in a tri meet at Williams. The host Ephs went 2-0 and WPI went 1-1 as the Engineers upset No. 5 ranked Pride. In the WPI and Springfield dual there were no real surprises as Springfield was without a few starters including their All American Dylan Foley (165). WPI had Tyler Tilbe down at 141 for the first time this season. Tilbe won a strong 5-1 decision for the Engineers. WPI got two pins from Justin Marsh at 174 and Brian Amato at 125. Amato pinned Rodney Benjamin in 5:19 and Marsh pinned Will Henson at 1:17. Marsh has been coming on strong and looks to make some noise in a wide open 174 pound weight class.
Williams beat WPI, 43-4. Freshmen Jake Savoca beat Tilbe 9-0 and senior Kyle Gaffney beat Andrew Tanner 4-3. The Ephs also got first period pins from Chris Chorzepa, Brooks, and Wertz. The Engineers were led by Marsh, who won by major decision 14-5 over Martin Strenk.
Williams beat the Pride, 29-12. Springfield’s Tyler Keane beat Dan Evangelakos 6-2 in a match of two ranked wrestlers. Garripoli was down at 149 for Williams for the first time this season. He went 2-0 and beat Zach Joseph with a pin in 3:45. In another match of ranked wrestlers at 197, Hunter Ayen beat Anthony Brooks of Williams 5-2.
The featured match of the meet came when No. 2 ranked Eric Hamrick wrestled Jorge Lopez. Lopez is a two-time All American and currently ranked No. 2 in the country. He was 20-0 on the season before Hamrick was able to beat him 5-4. Hamrick who lost to Lopez at the NEWA Duals close, now has a win over the No. 2 ranked wrestler at 157. He also beat his teammate Dylan Foley 5-4 the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country at the time earlier in the season. He was also 4-0 at the National Duals in January at 157. Overall, the Ephs had a great day and finished the season 18-2.
Norwich University beat American International College, 25-21. Alex Stewart (133), Zach Gibson (165) and Nick Smith (184) had pins to help Norwich prevail against the Division II school.
Southern Maine, Plymouth State and Daniel Webster competed at the North Atlantic championships at Southern Maine.
At 125 Alex Otis was second for PSU, at 141 Brandon Curtis of USM was 2nd, Alex Gerhold of PSU was 2nd at 149, Taylor Lozier of PSU was 2nd at 174, and Chris Perreault was 2nd at 184. At 157, Ray Welch and Nick Simeti of PSU both made the finals and defaulted against one another. Clay Callahan of PSU at 165, Jon Deupree of USM at 184, Sean Fagan of USM at 197, and Clayton Fiddler of DWC at 285 all won their weight classes.
Johnson and Wales wrestled Brown and Harvard on Saturday. Despite dropping both duals the Wildcats wrestled tough and pushed both teams. In a 27-16 loss to Brown, Justin Colon at 133 pinned Brendan O’Connor in 6:31 and Phil Kelly at 285 pinned Austin Pfarr in 2:31. At 165 Sean Prell won by decision over Richard Muniz of Brown 7-4. In a 30-16 loss to Harvard, Johnson and Wales got a victory from Gaccione and Andrew Stock got a first period 44 second pin of Patcik Hogan. Colon, Dougherty, and Labell all lost close bouts.
Johnson & Wales (21-7) closed out the dual meet portion of its season with wins over SUNY-Osewgo, Hunter and Wesleyan on Sunday.