2015 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional
Team results – 1. Itacha College 128½, 2. Johnson & Wales 106, 3. Williams 101, 4. Roger Williams 96, 4. Cortland State. 96, 6. Springfield 79, 7. Coast Guard 71, 8. Southern Maine 59, 9. Oneonta State 57½, 10. Rhode Island College 55½, 11. Wesleyan 46, 12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 33½, 13. Plymouth State 25, 14. Norwich University 18, 15. Western New England 15, 16. Bridgewater State 8½, 17. Trinity 5½, 18. Daniel Webster 1
125: Final -- James Kaishian (Ithaca College) dec. Bobby Jordan (Johnson & Wales) 8-6; 3. Brian Amato (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) dec. Matt Morris (Williams College) 9-5; 5. Dominic DeGraba (State University College At Oneonta) dec. Nick Barbaria (Roger Williams ) 4-2
133: Final -- Nathaniel Giorgio (Coast Guard Academy) dec. Alex Gomez (Ithaca College), 4-2; 3. Justin Colon (Johnson & Wales) dec. Jonathan Costa (Rhode Island College) 5-3; 5. Tyler Keane (Springfield College) dec. Austin Sisco (Western New England University) 14-5
141: Final -- Adrian Berry (State University Of New York At Cortland) dec. Michael Ferinde (Johnson & Wales) 9-4; 3. Jake Savoca (Williams College) dec. Nick Wahba (Ithaca College) 11-8; 5. Jacob Strohman (Springfield College) dec. Matthew Pelton (Wesleyan) 10-6
149: Final -- Eamonn Gaffney (Ithaca College) dec. Daniel Del Gallo (Southern Maine) 5-3, OT; 3. Timothy Garripoli (Williams College) dec. Joey Gaccione (Johnson & Wales) 4-2; 5. Shawn Giblin (Rhode Island College) dec. Daniel Downes (Roger Williams University) 5-3
157: Final -- Jorge Lopez (Williams College) dec. Kevin Collins (Ithaca College) 5-2; 3. Tyler Herzog (Roger Williams University) dec. Eric Hamrick (Springfield College) 7-3; 5. Carl Luth (University Of Southern Maine) pin Michael Murphy (Rhode Island College) 6:18
165: Final -- Dylan Foley (Springfield College) dec. Nick Velez (Ithaca College) 4-1; 3. Francisco Colom (Roger Williams University) dec. Colin Barber (State University Of New York At Cortland) 3-2; 5. Michael Palomba (U.S. Coast Guard Academy) pin Sean Prell (Johnson & Wales) 6:46
174: Final -- Dan Ressler (Roger Williams University) dec. Mike Shermot (U.S. Coast Guard Academy) 6-4; 3. Ryan Sblendorio (Wesleyan) dec. Shaun Gillen (State University College At Oneonta) 10-3; 5. Justin Marsh (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) dec. William Burns (Norwich University) 7-5
184: Final -- Jonathan Deupree (University Of Southern Maine) dec. Tyler Beckwith (State University Of New York At Cortland) 9-4, OT; 3. Christoper Chorzepa (Williams College) dec. Christopher Perreault (Plymouth State) 10-3; 5. Carlos Toribio (Ithaca College) def. Michael Labell (Johnson & Wales) forfeit
197: Final -- Joe Giaramita (State University Of New York At Cortland) def. David Welch (Roger Williams University) injury default, 4:41; 3. Hunter Ayen (Springfield College) dec. Isaiah Bellamy (Wesleyan), 5-3 OT; 5. Sean Fagan (University Of Southern Maine) dec. Chad Obzud (State University College At Oneonta) 11-10
285: Final -- James Bethel (State University College At Oneonta) dec. Terrance Jean-Jacques (Rhode Island College) 7-5; 3. Kyle Foster (Roger Williams University) dec. Lance Moore (State University Of New York At Cortland) 5-2; 5. Daniel Glinko (Ithaca College) def. Phil Kelly (Johnson & Wales) injury default, 4:43
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
Giorgio captures Northeast regional, qualifies for NCAA
BRISTOL, R.I., March 1 – Six wrestlers with Connecticut ties qualified for the NCAA Division III national championship tournament at Sunday’s Northeast Regional at Roger Williams.
Coast Guard senior Nate Giorgio, the No. 1 ranked Division III wrestler at 133 pounds in the nation, won the Northeast Regional title and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year. Teammate Mike Shermot qualified for the NCAA tournament by taking second at 174 pounds.
Also qualifying was Newington’s Chris Chorzepa of Williams College, who was third at 184 pounds, Madison’s Jake Savoca of Williams, who took third at 141 pounds, Newington’s Brian Amato of WPI, who was third at 125 and Somers' Kyle Foster of Roger Williams, who was third at 285 pounds. The top three in each weight class earned an invitation to the national tournament March 13-14 in Hershey, Pa.
Itacha College won the Northeast Regional with five wrestlers advancing to the national championship tournament. Johnson & Wales was second with Williams third. Coast Guard was seventh while Wesleyan was 11th in the field of 18 teams.
Giorgio beat fifth-seeded Tyler Keene (Glastonbury) from Springfield College, 9-3 in the semifinals before beating Alex Gomez from Ithaca, 4-2, to win the championship and improve to 38-0 on the season. Giorgio is a two-time All-American placing eighth last season at 133 pounds and fourth at 125 pounds as a freshman.
Giorgio was 4-0 on the day with two pins. He pinned Paul Fields from Cortland in 2:08 in the quarterfinals and Dan Evangealkos from Williams in 3:11 in the first round.
At the Northeast Regional, Giorgio was third at 133 pounds last season. He was the 125-pound New England champion as a freshman at 125 and was the 125 pound runner up as a sophomore.
Shermot (21-4) beat second-seeded Shaun Gillen from Oneonta 8-7 in a tiebreaker in the semifinal to guarantee himself a spot at the NCAA championships. In the final, he lost to Dan Ressler from Roger Williams 6-4.
Chorzepa (184) had a tough 6-5 loss to Tyler Beckwith of Cortland State in the semifinals. Beckwith led 4-2 after two periods. Chorzepa got a point back in the first minute of the third period on an escape and then with 48 seconds left he took down Beckwith to take a 5-4 lead.
However, Beckwith was able to succeed on a late take down of Chorzepa to win 6-5. The loss was Chorzepa's first of the season (36-1) and sent the sophomore into the consolation bracket where he would need two wins to claim third place and a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Chorzepa beat Itacha’s Carlos Toribi, 8-0 and then beat No. 5 seed Chris Perreault of Plymouth State in the consolation final with the NCAA berth on the line, 10-3. Perreault led 3-1 midway through the second period before Chorzepa got a late takedown to tie the bout at 3-3. He scored seven unanswered points in the third period for the win.
"Chris Chorzepa suffered a tough loss in the semis," said Williams coach Scott Honecker. I was really proud of the way he brought his best stuff to the Ithaca kid in the first match on the backside. He scored in bunches and rode that momentum into the third place match. We will have a great two weeks of practice and improvement, and if we can get Chris to his best he can be a force at NCAAs."
At 141 pounds, Savoca earned his first NCAA tournament with a pair of wins in the consolation bracket. Savoca beat Itacha’s Nick Wahba, 11-8 to finish third.
Savoca (32-8) got hurt in the semifinal against Michael Ferinde of Johnson & Wales and had to forfeit due to a minor injury. But he was strong enough to earn his NCAA tournament bid.
Amato lost in the semifinals to Johnson & Wales’ Bobby Jordan, 3-0 but rebounded with a pair of wins in the consolation bracket to earn a NCAA tournament bid. He used a pair of third period takedowns to beat Roger Williams’ Nick Barbaria and beat Williams’ Matt Morris, 9-0 in the consolation final.
Foster (30-5) won his first two three matches to advance to the semifinals where he lost to Terrance Jean-Jacques of Rhode Island College, 8-5. But in the consolation bracket, Foster beat Phil Kelly of Johnson & Wales, 6-2 and won the consolation final and trip to the national tournament with a 5-2 win over Lance Moore of Cortland State.
Wesleyan’s Ryan Sblendorio (174) earned a NCAA tournament berth by taking third at 174 pounds. He went 4-1 in the tournament. At 181, Isaiah Bellamy came close to earning a NCAA berth but lost in overtime to Springfield’s Hunter Ayen, 5-3 in overtime. Bellamy beat Ayen earlier in the tournament, 11-1 and beat him in the regular season, 6-2.
Conference tournament weekend for NCAA Division I schools
PITTSBURGH, March 5 -- The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will host its league championship tournament Sunday in Pittsburgh. Danbury’s Kevin Jack of N.C. State is the No. 3 seed at 141 and Shelton’s Patrick Gillen of Virginia is the No. 4 seed at 285. … The Big 10 tournament runs Saturday and Sunday at Ohio State. Granby native Dominick Malone of Northwestern is seeded No. 11 at 133 pounds. He was eighth a year ago. The Big 10 tournament will be on the Big 10 Network or streamed online. … Sacred Heart is competing Friday and Saturday at the 111th EIWA championships at Lehigh. Wrestling begins Friday morning at 10 a.m. None of the Hearts wrestlers earned a top 8 seed.