BRISTOL, R.I.--(11/12/11)--Freshman Nate Giorgio won the 125 pound weight class and was named the Lightweight Most Outstanding Wrestler as the Bears placed fifth of 12 teams at the Roger Williams Invitational.
Giorgio won all four matches. He began the day with a pin in 3:16 before recording a 15-0 major decision to advance to the semifinals. He earned a berth in the championship match with a 5-2 win before beating Sam Shames from MIT 13-8 to win the 125 pound weight class.
Sophomore Lucas Taylor placed second in the 165 pound weight class he won 10-9, registered a pin in just 1:40, won 2-1 and then 4-1 before falling 7-2 to Ryan Madson of MIT in the championship match.
Junior Pat Leavitt also placed for the Bears with a third place finish in the 184 pound weight class. He opened with a 12-0 win before falling into the losers' bracket with an 8-7 loss. Leavitt bounced back with a pin in just 1:47 before winning 7-3 and 13-0 to earn a spot in the third place match where he beat Alex Moreno of Stevens 5-1 to finish with five wins in the tournament.
Junior Colin Schuster was sixth at 157 pounds. He won 9-0 and 1-0 before falling 11-6. He won 10-5 and 3-2 before losing 5-2 in the fifth place match.
Coast Guard finished with 80.5 points, Rhode Island College was fourth with 90 points. Stevens won with 163.5 points.
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