Bears Drop Three at National Duals

Chris Sullivan
Chris Sullivan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Coast Guard battled a pair of nationally ranked teams at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Duals, a prestigious national tournament which consists of 24 Division III teams and features 18 teams ranked in the Top 25 including nine of the top ten teams in the nation.

In the opening match of the day Coast Guard fell to Coe College, ranked 12th nationally, 34-15.

After Coast Guard dropped a pair of decisions at 125 and 133, freshman Adam Wilhelm won in sudden victory 9-7 at 141 pounds in the third bout as the Bears cut the deficit to 6-3.

Freshman Christian Gosch and sophomore Chris Sullivan registered pins at 149 and 157 pounds respectively. Gosch won in 2:22, his third pin of the season while Sullivan earned the pin, his team leading sixth, in 4:23 for the Bears, who took a 15-6 lead.

Coe would however win the final five matches for the 34-15 win.

In the second match of the tournament, Coast Guard lost to Alma, ranked 13th nationally, 24-12.

Junior Earl Roberts earned an 11-10 decision at 125 pounds and sophomore Dominick Summers won a 5-4 sudden victory decision at 133 pounds as the Bears took a 6-0 lead.

Gosch earned a 7-3 decision at 149 pounds and Sullivan won 3-2 at 157 as the Bears took a 12-4 lead, following a lost decision at 165 and a costly forfeit at 174, the Bears trailed 13-12.

Senior Marc Wagner lost a tough decision 3-1 at 184 and junior Phil Azzari dropped a 6-2 decision at 197 to clinch the match for Alma.

In the final match, Coast Guard lost to Augustana 25-13 as Sullivan recorded a 13-2 major decision at 157, Mike Palomba won 5-1 in overtime at 165, Wagner won 7-3 at 184 and Azzari won 5-4 at 197 for the Bears.

The Bears are 1-4 on the season and are back in action on Jan. 16th at Western New England against the Golden Bears, Johnson & Wales and Norwich beginning at noon.


COE 34, COAST GUARD 15

 





125

Jan Rosenberg (Coe) over Earl Roberts (Coast Guard) TF 22-5



133

Mike Gussarson (Coe) over Dominick Summers (Coast Guard) Fall 2:38



141

Adam Wilhelm (Coast Guard) over Trey Schuler (Coe) SV-1 9-7



149

Christian Gosch (Coast Guard) over Josh Donkle (Coe) Fall 2:22



157

Christopher Sullivan (Coast Guard) over Cody Fritz (Coe) Fall 4:23



165

Farai Sewera (Coe) over Michael Palomba (Coast Guard) TF 18-0



174

Peyton Wagner (Coe) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf



184

Ryan Harrington (Coe) over Marc Wagner (Coast Guard) Fall 4:04



197

Garrett Kelson (Coe) over Phil Azzari (Coast Guard) SV-1 8-6



285

Creighton Fox (Coe) over Kevin Painten (Coast Guard) Dec 5-3








ALMA 24, COAST GUARD 12

125

Earl Roberts (Coast Guard) over Victor Sosa-Sevilla (Alma College) Dec 11-10



133

Dominick Summers (Coast Guard) over Anthony Pizzo (Alma College) SV-1 5-4



141

Romeo Riley (Alma College) over Adam Wilhelm (Coast Guard) Maj 11-2



149

Christian Gosch (Coast Guard) over Evyn Bryant (Alma College) Dec 7-3



157

Christopher Sullivan (Coast Guard) over Shawn Brewer (Alma College) Dec 3-2



165

Taylor McPhail (Alma College) over Michael Palomba (Coast Guard) Dec 13-6



174

Travis Heller (Alma College) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf



184

Trent Hullett (Alma College) over Marc Wagner (Coast Guard) Dec 3-1



197

Jamie Jakes (Alma College) over Phil Azzari (Coast Guard) Dec 6-2



285

Cameron Lee (Alma College) over Kevin Painten (Coast Guard) TF 18-0

 
 





 
 
AUGUSTANA 25, COAST GUARD 13

125 -- Jimmy Panozza (Augustana) over Earl Roberts Maj 14-4

133 – Brendan Gould (Augustana) over Dominick Summers Fall 2:09

141 – Dale Charlier (Augustana) over Adam Wilhelm Dec 8-1

149 -- Matt Sears (Augustana) over Christian Gosch  Dec 6-4

157 – Chris Sullivan (Coast Guard) over David Tessiatore Maj 13-2

165 -- Mike Palomba (Coast Guard) over Trace Timmons TB 1 (5-1)

174 – Nick Torres (Augustana) wins by Forfeit

184 – Marc Wagner (Coast Guard) over Alex Bowers Dec 7-3

197 -- Phil Azzari (Coast Guard) over Christos Giatras (Augustana) Dec 5-4

HWT -- Jack Seaman (Augustana) over Cory Tomasetti (Coast Guard) Dec 9-3