Coast Guard falls at WPI

Coast Guard falls at WPI

Coast Guard falls at WPI

Worcester, Mass. - WPI won all seven contested matches in a 42-0 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) shutout of Coast Guard on Wednesday evening. With the loss Coast Guard falls to 4-10 on the season while WPI evens its overall record at 8-8 with the victory.

Coast Guard used the match to get some much needed experience to some of the younger wrestlers on the team. The match started with consecutive forfeits by Coast Guard in the 174 and 184 pound divisions to give WPI a 12-0 advantage before a match was contested.

Following a WPI victory by pin in 197, freshman Kevin Painten managed to record a point before eventually falling in the heavyweight division 5-1. After no contest at 125 pounds and a tech fall loss at 133, Coast Guard freshman James Hegge took part in the highest scoring match of the night before succumbing in the 141 pound division.

Freshman Holden Takahashi, after witnessing a major decision at 149 pounds before his match was able to keep the score relatively close at 157, before falling 8-1. The match concluded with a WPI victory by pin in the 165 pound division.

Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, February 16th, as they host a quad-meet, welcoming Trinity College, Rhode Island College, and Bridgewater State University to the Academy.

Weight            Result                                                                    Score/Time  Running Score

174                  Alan Snapp (WPI) Won by Forfeit                                       -----               6-0

184                  Joe Pizzuto (WPI) Won by Forfeit                                       -----              12-0    

197                  Alex Freilich (WPI) Pinned Ryan Montuydas (CGA)              1:00             18-0

285                  Joseph Szerszunowicz (WPI) Dec. Kevin Painten (CGA)      5-1               21-0

125                  No Contest                                                                           -----

133                  Brian Jennings (WPI) Tech Fall Tom Porzillo (CGA)             16-0 (4:23)   26-0

141                  Tyler Tilbe (WPI) Dec. James Hegge (CGA)                         15-8              29-0

149                  Mike Perruccio (WPI) Major Dec. Fred Green (CGA)           11-2               33-0    

157                  Andrew Tanner (WPI) Dec. Holden Takahashi (CGA)           8-1               36-0

165                  Justin Marsh (WPI) Pinned Vaughn Gehman (CGA)             4:18              42-0