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Coaches poll, week 6
New England Division III college wrestling poll for week 6, ending Jan. 12. First place votes in parentheses.
Week 6, Jan. 12, 2015
Rec. Pts LW
1. Roger Williams (9) 5-1 144 2
2. Johnson & Wales (6) 9-4 138 1
3. Williams 6-1 116 5
3. Coast Guard 4-4 100 3
5. Rhode Island College 5-4 85 4
6. Springfield 2-2 79 6
7. Wesleyan 2-3 68 7
8. WPI 5-4 50 8
9. Southern Maine 10-4 19 9
10. Plymouth State 1-3 14 10
Others receiving votes: WNEU, Norwich
NEWA Wrestler of Week
Daniel Del Gallo (Gardiner ME), sophomore, University of Southern Maine, 149 pounds
Wrestling at 157 and 149 pounds, Del Gallo won all four of his bouts last week, opening with an 8-4 decision against Wisconsin-Platteville's Isaac Brosinksii. Against Wabash, Del Gallo battled his way to a 10-2 major decision win over Patrick Parham. He then beat Ohio Northern's Matthew Gwin by decision 7-2 before closing his day with a win by fall over Calumet's Edmundo Llanes in 1:21.
NEWA Rookie Wrestler of Week
Imran Gholizadeh (Woburn, MA), freshman, Rhode Island College, 197 pounds
Imran went 3-0 last week and won the Ursinus Invitational championship. Imran pinned his first opponent in 1:21. He then had a 8-3 win in the semifinals over Paul Aaroe of Ursinus and followed it with an overtime win in the finals.
Headlock for Hunger NEWA Duals
Top team seeds: 1. Roger Williams 219, 2. Johnson & Wales 216, 3. Williams 193, 4. Coast Guard 180, 5. Rhode Island College 163, 6. Springfield 149, 7. Wesleyan 140, 8. WPI 115, 9. Southern Maine 105, 10. Western New England 84, 11. Norwich University 84, 12. Plymouth State 62, 13. Bridgewater State 62, 14. Trinity 30, 15. Daniel Webster 15
Wesleyan 22, WPI 15
At Bristol, R.I.
141: Jack Nigro (WPI) dec. Daniel Lemieux, 7-2; 149: Edward Pierce (Wes) dec. Tyler Tilbe, 4-3; 157: Christopher Siracusa (Wes) dec. Torin Zonfrelli, 3-2; 165: Tanner Burke (WPI) dec. Keonmin Hwang 2-0; 174: Justin Marsh (WPI) dec. Taran Carr, 3-2; 184: Joseph Koshakow (Wes) pin Lucas Muntz, 4:40; 197: Dominic Pirraglia (Wes) dec. Ted kostopoulos, 9-3; 285: Simon Levin (Wes) dec. Logan Mendelson, 12-2; 125: Stephen Jendritz (WPI) forfeit; 133: Frank Crippen (Wes) dec. Brian Amato, 5-3
Roger Williams 30, WPI 6
At Bristol, R.I.
125: Brian Amato (WPI) dec. Nick Barbaria, 7-4; 133: Stephen Jendritz (WPI) dec. Matt Elias, 8-1; 141: Justin Cochran (RW) dec. Jack Nigro, 9-4; 149: Daniel Downes (RW) dec. Tyler Tilbe, 4-3; 157: Tyler Herzog (RW) dec. Torin Zonfrelli , 13-6; 165: Francisco Colom (RW) dec. Tanner Burke, 7-2; 174: Dan Ressler (RW) dec. Justin Marsh, 14-11; 184: Joe Albina (RW) pin Joe Pizzuto, 5:42; 197: Jake Genereux (RW) dec. Lucas Muntz, 6-2; 285: Jake Kruger (RW) pin Logan Mendelson, 2:57
LEWISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17 -- In collegiate action, Patrick Skinner (125), Brendan Goldup (149), Johnny Vrasidas (165) and Conan Schuster (174) won for Sacred Heart but it wasn’t enough in a 23-13 loss on the road against George Mason. The winless Hearts (0-9) also dropped a 36-6 loss to No. 24 Bucknell.
George Mason 23, Sacred Heart 13
At Lewisburg, Pa.
125: Patrick Skinner (S) maj. dec. Ibrahim Bunduka (G), 16-6.; 133: Vince Rodriguez (G) tech fall Tim Johnson (S), 22-6.; 141:Sahid Kargbo (G) dec. Kyle Brady (S), 5-4 (tb1); 149: Brendan Goldup (S) dec. Ryan Hunsberger (G), 2-1.; 157: Greg Flournoy (G) dec. Casey Mitchell (S), 6-4.; 165: Johnny Vrasidas (S) dec. Patrick Davis (G), 7-6.; 174: Conan Schuster (S) dec. Ryan Forrest (G), 4-2.; 184: Ryan Hembury (G) dec. Elliott Antler (S), 5-3.; 197: Matt Meadows (G) dec. Sasha Oliinyk (S), 14-7.; 285: Jake Kettler (G) pinned John Hartnett (S), 1:33.
Bucknell 36, Sacred Heart 6
At Lewisburg, Pa.
125: No. 14 Paul Petrov (B) pinned Patrick Skinner (S), 6:14.; 133: Grim Gonzalez (B) pinned Tim Johnson (S), 2:39; 141: Tyler Smith (B) maj. dec. Kyle Brady (S), 17-7.; 149: Victor Lopez (B) dec. Brendan Goldup (S), 10-7.; 157: Logan Kerin (B) dec. Johnny Vrasidas (S), 4-3.; 165: Johnny Vrasidas (S) dec. Robert Schlitt (B), 8-3.; 174: Conan Schuster (S) dec. Brenan McAllister (B), 11-4.; 184: Tom Sleigh (B) dec. Elliott Antler (S), 9-3.; 197: Tyler Lyster (B) tech fall Sasha Oliinyk (S), 17-1 (6:49); 285: No. 19 Joe Stolfi (B) pinned Jon Hartnett (S), 1:28.
Records: Sacred Heart 0-9
Division III roundup
Giorgio still unbeaten for Coast Guard
NEW LONDON, Jan. 18 – Coast Guard was able to take two of three matches Sunday, defeating Western New England, 47 to minus 1 and Norwich University, 42-0, and only falling to No. 17 Johnson and Wales, 32-11. Coast Guard improves to 6-5.
Senior All-American Nate Giorgio (133) continues to wrestle well and is undefeated at 24-0. Giorgio, who is ranked No. 2 in the nation in Division III, had a 15-5 win against WNEC, a 16-0 technical fall victory against Norwich and beat Johnson & Wales Cody Beaudette by technical fall, 18-0.
Johnson & Wales 32, Coast Guard 11
At New London
125: Bobby Jordan (JW) dec. Dominick Summers, 8-0; 133: Nate Giorgio (CG) tech fall Cody Beaudette, 18-0; 141: Michael Ferinde (JW) dec. Matt McAllister, 6-5; 149: Joey Gaccione (JW) dec. Mike Giorgio, 6-5; 157: Andrew Stock (JW) pin Chris Sullivan, 0:44; 165: Sean Prell (JW) dec. Mike Palomba, 6-5; 174: Mike Shermot (CG) dec. Kenny Dougherty, 7-6; 184: Mike Labell (JW) pin Marc Wagner, 2:41; 197: Phil Azzari (CG) dec. Brian Donovan, 7-4; 285: Phillip Kelly (JW) pin Mark Howard, 0:55
Wesleyan 10th at Bud Whitehill nationals
New England Wrestling Association
Competing in five dual matches over a two-day span, Wesleyan came away with a 2-2-1 mark and placed 10th of the 16 teams involved at the annual Bud Whitehill National Duals hosted by Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., earlier this month.
In pool action on day 1, Wesleyan fell in a tight battle with Cortland, 22-19, then fell to eventual tournament champion and No. 7 Messiah, 49-0, before defeating Alfred St., 40-9. Placed in the battle for ninth place based on their third-place pool finish, the Cardinals rolled past SUNY Oswego, 36-12, then tied Ohio Northern, 22-22. ONU earned ninth place, putting Wesleyan in 10th, on a points criteria from the six matches which resulted in decisions. ONU had 35 points from those six matches while Wesleyan had 24.
Leading the Cardinals with 4-1 record over the two days were Frank Crippen (133), Ed Pierce (149), Ryan Sblendorio (174) and Simon Levin (184).
Last weekend, Wesleyan went 2-1, beating Daniel Webster and WPI. Wesleyan beat WPI, 22-15.
The Engineers received a forfeit at 125 and bumped up No. 1 ranked Brian Amato up to 133. Frank Crippen of Wesleyan beat Amato, 5-3. Jack Nigro then got a 7-2 win for WPI. In a big swing match Ed Pierce beat Tyler Tilbe 4-3 and that was followed by a Chris Siracusa 2-0 win over Torin Zonfrelli. WPI then had wins from Burke at 165 and Marsh at 174 by close decisions. Wesleyan then won the next three weights from 184-285 to secure the dual. Simon Levin was 3-0 on the day for the Cardinals at 184.
Southern Maine travelled to the Wabash Duals and went 2-2. The Huskies dropped duals to Wisconsin-Platteville and Wabash, but beat Ohio Northern’s second team and Calumet to finish fifth. Dan Del Gallo led the way going 4-0 for USM at 157. Sean Fagan, Carl Luth, and Jon Deupree all went 3-1.
Plymouth State and Bridgewater State met in a tri-meet with New York University last weekend. Bridgewater beat Plymouth State, 30-21. BSU won the first five matches of the dual and four of those were by pins. Gauthier, Reed, Sughrue, and Jiampetti all pinned for the Bears and got them out to an early 30-0 lead. Plymouth State won their last five matches but it wasn’t enough to beat the Bears. Chris Perreault went 2-0 for the Panthers. Freshman Cody Carrillo continues to wrestle well. He beat Will Gockel-Figge of NYU, 5-4 in 4 OT’s. Paul Sughrue of Bridgewater State, who looks to be up at 141 now, went 1-1. His loss came in a 6-4 decision against returning All American Brandon Jones of NYU.
Williams wrestled Norwich in a dual meet on Saturday with Williams winning, 37-3. Tim Garripoli, who has been having a great year for the Ephs and has been coming on strong, beat Will Burns 11-6. Burns was down at 165 after competing at 174 in the first semester. Williams got pins from Lopez at 157, Chris Chorzepa at 184, and Brooks at 197. Norwich’s lone win came from Maldonado at 285.
On Sunday, Norwich joined Coast Guard, Western New England University and Johnson & Wales in a quad match. JWU went 3-0 with three convincing wins, including a 32-11 win over Coast Guard. The Wildcats were led by Bobby Jordan at 125, Michael Ferinde at 141, Joey Gaccione at 149, Andrew Stock at 157, Sean Prell at 165, Mike Labell at 184, and Phil Kelly at 285. All seven of those JWU wrestlers were undefeated on Sunday. Kelly had two first period pins in under a minute, Labell pinned Marc Wagner of Coast Guard in 2:41, Prell beat returning All Region wrestler Michael Palomba, and Gaccione and Ferinde each won one-point decisions vs. Coast Guard to put the momentum in the favor of JWU.
In the last dual of the day Norwich beat WNEU, 24-22. Both teams won five matches each in the dual. With Steve Maldonado beating Ken Vollaro, 3-0, Norwich was able to come away with the win.
Western New England did have a big mid-week win over WPI. The Bears beat WPI, 18-15. Sean McAllister beat Tyler Tilbe 6-4 in OT and WNEU captured the final two bouts to secure the win.
WPI joined Roger Williams, Wesleyan, and Daniel Webster College in Bristol for a quad meet hosted by the Hawks.
Roger Williams went 3-0 with three convincing wins. Dan Downes at 149 went 2-0 with a win over Ed Pierce of Wesleyan and a 4-3 decision win over Tilbe of WPI. Dan Ressler at 174 beat Justin Marsh 14-11 of WPI by decision and added a major decision over Taran Carr of Wesleyan.
Trinity and Rhode Island College went down to the Ursinus Tournament. RIC finished third and Trinity was sixth. Trinity was led by 197 pounder Taylor Hennessey who went 2-2 and took fourth place. RIC placed 6 wrestlers in the top four. Imran Gholizadeh at 197 and Terrance Jean-Jacques both won the tournament. Jean Jacques went 3-0 with 3 first period pins. Gholizadeh went 3-0 as well with a fall to win the 197-pound championship. RIC also had Mike Murphy at 157 and John Georges at 197 take 2nd place. At 184 Mike Bentley was third and at 133 Jon Costa was fourth. The Anchormen will look to be back at full strength this weekend at the NEWA Duals.