Giorgio Wins 125 Weight Class at York

YORK, PA.--(12/3/11)--Freshman Nate Giorgio, ranked 7th nationally, won the championship at 125 pounds as the Bears placed ninth at the New Standard Invitational at York College in Pennsylvania.

Coast Guard placed ninth of the 11 teams as the Bears finished with 33 points. Ithaca, ranked fourth nationally won with 107 points. The Invitational featured five teams ranked in the national Top 25 as well as Johnson & Wales, the #1 team in New England.

Giorgio continued his outstanding freshman season by winning all four matches to improve to 14-3 on the season. He won 15-2 then registered a pin in just 52 seconds before winning 7-6 to earn a berth in the championship match. He pinned Tyler Marlow of SUNY Brockport, ranked 9th nationally, in 2:31 to win the championship.

So far this season, Giorgio has won the Roger Williams Invitational, placed second at the Doug Parker Invitational and took fourth at the Messiah Invitational.

Nate's brother Michael, also a freshman, won three matches, including a pin at 149 pounds for the Bears.