WEST POINT, N.Y.---Sophomore All-American Nate Giorgio placed second at 125 pounds at the All-Academy Championships host by Army. He was the only Division III wrestler to make a championship match in the tournament.
Coast Guard finished seventh of the eight teams while Navy won the championship by winning seven of the ten weight classes.
Giorgio, the top ranked Division III 125-pound wrestler nationally, beat Joaquin Marquez from the Citadel 5-4 in the semifinals before falling 6-0 to Josh Martinez from Air Force, the tournament's top seed at 125 pounds, in the championship match.
Mike Giorgio (141 pounds) lost 7-3 to Joe Locksmith from Navy before pinning Tyrell Carstarphen of Norwich in just 1:41. He then lost to Carter McElhany from Air Force 8-6.
Mark Howard, wrestling at heavyweight, won his opening match 8-5 over Michael LaPrade from VMI before being pinned in 38 seconds top-seed and eventual champion Odie Delaney from the Citadel. Howard then lost to Collin Wittmeyer of Army 4-0.
Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday when the Bears host rival Merchant Marine at 7 p.m. Prior to the match, the Bears will host the youth wresters from Newtown, who will wrestle exhibition matches against the Waterford youth wrestlers.
March 16, 2013 Giorgio Goes 1-2 at NCAA Championships
March 12, 2013 Giorgio To Make Run at National Championship This Weekend
March 4, 2013 Trio Named to Pilgrim League All-Star team
March 3, 2013 Nate Giorgio Punches Ticket to NCAA Championship
March 2, 2013 Four Wrestlers In Contention at NCAA Northeast Regional
February 22, 2013 Bears Drop Final Dual Meet of Season
February 16, 2013 Coast Guard takes one of three
February 6, 2013 Coast Guard falls to Merchant Marine 26-15
February 2, 2013 Nate Giorgio Places 2nd at All-Academy Championships
January 31, 2013 Nate Giorgio Ranked #1 in Nation at 125 Pounds
January 29, 2013 Bears to Welcome Newtown Youth Wrestlers on Feb. 6th
January 27, 2013 Bears Place 8th at New England Dual Championships
January 23, 2013 Wrestling pins Southern Maine; taken down by Trinity
January 12, 2013 Bears Drop Pair at Lycoming
January 11, 2013 Bears Win Twice at Whitehill National Duals
December 5, 2012 Roger Williams Drops Bears
December 1, 2012 Nate Giorgio, Taylor Place Second at York Invitational
November 17, 2012 Shermot Tied for 5th at East Stroudsburg Open
November 10, 2012 Shermot Places 6th at Roger Williams
November 5, 2012 Shermot Named CGASPORTS.COM Athlete of the Week
November 3, 2012 Shermot Wins 165 Class in Season-Opening Tournament
November 2, 2012 2012-2013 Wrestling Preview
September 19, 2012 Former All-American Chris Fertig Sets Bermuda Challenge Record