SPRINGFIELD, MASS.--(1/22/12)--Nate Giorgio continued his outstanding freshman season with three wins, as Coast Guard went 1-2 at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championships at Springfield College.
Coast Guard lost to defending champion Wesleyan 40-7 in the first round. Giorgio won a 13-1 major decision at 125 pounds while Colin Schuster won 5-0 at 157 pounds for the Bears.
Plymouth State beat Coast Guard 29-8 in the second round. Giorgio, the top-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds in New England, moved up to 133 and recorded a 18-1 win while Mark Howard won a 5-2 decision at 197 pounds.
The Bears beat Norwich 28-22 in the final match of the day and Giorgio started the match off by pinning his opponent in just 1:05 at 125 pounds.
Following a pair of forfeits, his brother Mike won a 12-2 major decision at 149 pounds to cut the deficit to 12-10.
Schuster registered a pin at 157 in just 2:18 to give the Bears the lead for good at 16-12.
Vaughn Gehman won 4-1 at 165 pounds, Nolan Salyer won by forfeit at 174 and Howard won 4-1 at 197 pounds for the Bears.
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