Bears Split; Get First Win of Season

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(1/14/12)--Freshman Nate Giorgio, ranked first in New England at 125 pounds, registered a pin in the final bout of final match of the afternoon as Coast Guard picked up its first win of the season beating WPI 24-18 after losing to Western New England 24-21 earlier in the day.

WPI led the Bears 18-12 before Joel Wyman recorded a pin in 4:07 to tie the match 18-18. Giorgio then gave the Bears the win with a 3:23.

Mike Giorgio won a 6-5 decision at 149 pounds, Colin Schuster won 7-2 at 157 pounds, Kevin Koch won 7-4 at 174 pounds and Mark Howard won 3-0 at 197 pounds for the Bears in the win.

In the first match, the 24-21 loss to Western New England Nate Giorgio recorded a pin in just 56 seconds.

Mike Giorgio won 8-5 at 149 pounds, Schuster registered a pin in just 1:09 at 157 pounds, Koch won 4-1 at 174 pounds and Howard recorded a 9-2 decision at 197 pounds for Coast Guard.

WPI beat Western New England 25-18 in the other match of the day.


125— Nate Giorgio (C) pinned Kirsten Alexander, :56
133— Robby Ferante (W) Won by forfeit
141— James Georges (W) dec. Anthony Signorello, 5-4
149— Mike Giorgio (C) dec. Joe Slane 8-5
157— Colin Schuster (C)pinned Chris Mastrianni , 1:09
165—Thomas Caliento (W) dec. Vaugh Gehman 9-4
174— Kevin Koch (C) dec. Daniel Beck 4-1
184— Matt Mangelli (W) pinned Nolan Salyer, 6:24
197—Mark Howard (C) dec. Dylan Kniska, 9-2
HWT— Jamison Sacco (W) pinned Joel Wyman, 2:54

** Match started at 133 pounds**

WPI 25, WNE 18

125— Stephen Poppa (WPI) pinned Kirsten Alexander, :11
133— Robert Ferrante (WNE) dec. Brian Jennings 8-4
141— Tyler Tilbe (WPI) pinned James George, 2:29
149— Joe Slane (WNE) dec. Andrew Tanner 5-0
157— Austin Brais (WPI) pinned Chris Mastrianni, 4:01
165— Thomas Caliento (WNE) dec.Tom Lacroix 4-2
174—Alex Freilich (WPI) maj. Daniel Beck 10-0
184—Teddy Kostopoulos (WPI) dec. Matt Mangelli 10-8
197— David Baldyga (WNE) dec. Bryan Barnash 3-1
HWT— Jamison Sacco (WNE) won by forfeit

** Match started at 133 pounds**


125— Nate Georgio pinned Stephen Poppa, 3:23
133— Scott Carpenter (W) won by forfeit
141— Mike Perruccio (W) pinned Anthony Signorello, 2:32
149— Mike Giorgio (C) dec. Andrew Tanner, 6-5
157— Colin Schuster (C) dec. Austin Brais 7-2
165—Tom Lacroix (W) dec. Vaughn Gahman 6-1
174— Kevin Koch (C) dec. Duncan MacKinnon 7-4
184— Alex Freilich (W) dec. Shane Sullivan 3-0
197— Mark Howard (C) dec. Teddy Kostopoulos 3-0
HWT— Joel Wyman (C) pinned Bryan Barnash, 4:07

** Match started at 133 pounds**