GRANTHAM, PA.--(11/5/11)--Coast Guard had six wrestlers place at the season-opening Messiah Invitational as the Bears finished sixth of the eight teams.
Junior Joe Kidwell (133), sophomore Lucas Taylor (165) and sophomore Virgil Moreno (174) all placed third while freshman Nate Georgio (125), junior Colin Schuster (157) and junior Pat Leavitt (184) all placed fourth for the Bears.
Kidwell went 4-1 including a 14-4 major decision victory in the third place match.
Taylor also won four of five matches with a 6-5 decision in the third place match. He was a pinned by eventual champion Quint Eno from Elizabethtown for his only loss.
Moreno like Taylor was 4-1 with his only loss coming to the eventual champion, Matt Cross from Messiah. Moreno won the third place match 8-6.
Georgio lost his first match but responded with three straight wins before falling 2-1 in the third place match.
Schuster also dropped his first match, won three straight and lost 3-2 in the third place match.
Leavitt won a pair of matches, but was pinned in the third place match to finish fourth.
March 23, 2012 Giorgio Named D3Wrestle.com Freshman of the Year
March 10, 2012 Giorgio Earns All America Honors
February 27, 2012 Giorgio Named Most Outstanding and Rookie of the Year
February 26, 2012 Giorgio Wins N.E. Championship to Lead Bears
February 11, 2012 Taylor Wins Three in Final Dual Meets of Season
February 10, 2012 Giorgio Brothers Lead Bears to Split
February 5, 2012 Bears Top DIII Team at All-Academy Championships
January 28, 2012 Bears Win One of Three at NEWA-Metro Duals
January 22, 2012 Nate Giorgio Wins Three More
January 18, 2012 Bears Drop Pair at Southern Maine
January 14, 2012 Bears Split; Get First Win of Season
January 11, 2012 Bears Blanked at Merchant Marine
December 7, 2011 Bears Drop Dual Meet Opener
December 3, 2011 Giorgio Wins 125 Weight Class at York
November 21, 2011 Giorgio Named Pilgrim Rookie of the Week
November 19, 2011 Giorgio Places 2nd at Springfield
November 14, 2011 Giorgio Named NEWA Rookie of the Week
November 12, 2011 Giorgio Wins 125 Class; Named Outstanding Lightweight
November 5, 2011 Six Bears Place at Messiah Invitational