Six Bears Place at Messiah Invitational

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.