Bears Compete at All-Academy Championships

Marc Wagner
Marc Wagner

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Coast Guard competed at the 22nd Annual All-Academy Championships hosted by VMI and placed seventh of eight teams.

A pair of wrestlers won the opening match of the day to advance to the semifinals as Chris Sullivan won his opening match at 157 pounds with a 6-4 decision over Zach Stepan from Air Force while Marc Wagner had a convincing 11-1 major decision over David Rogers Norwich at 197 pounds in the opening round.

Sullivan was beat 5-0 in the semifinals by Aaron Walker from The Citadel while Wagner was pinned by Mathew Miller from Navy as they both dropped into the consolation bracket.

In the consolation semifinals, Sullivan dropped a 5-2 decision to Drew Daniels from Navy and Wagner also dropped a 5-2 decision.

Also in the consolation round, Matt McAllister, in his first action of the season, recorded a 7-6 decision over Daniel May from Merchant Marine.

Dan Fiorvanti registered a 7-6 decision over Stephen Briganti from Norwich at 174 in the consolation round.

Mike Palomba won a 13-10 decision at 165 beating Mike May from Merchant Marine.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they host a tri-meet with WPI and Bridgewater State at 11:00.

All Academy Championships Results for Coast Guard
125 - Earl Roberts (7-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Dalton Henderson (Vmi) 13-4 won by tech fall over Earl Roberts (Coast Guard) 7-13 (TF-1.5 5:52 (15-0))
    Cons. Round 1 - Sean Badua (Army) 8-11 won by major decision over Earl Roberts (Coast Guard) 7-13 (MD 12-3)

141 - Matt McAllister (1-2) place is unknown and scored 0.50 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Nicholas Gil (Navy) 21-9 won by tech fall over Matt McAllister (Coast Guard) 1-2 (TF-1.5 5:58 (19-3))
    Cons. Round 1 - Matt McAllister (Coast Guard) 1-2 won by decision over Daniel May (Merchant Marine) 9-13 (Dec 7-6)
    Cons. Semi - Ty Buckiso (The Citadel) 16-11 won by major decision over Matt McAllister (Coast Guard) 1-2 (MD 10-2)

149 - Matt Vieira (13-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Matt Frisch (The Citadel) 18-7 won by fall over Matt Vieira (Coast Guard) 13-10 (Fall 3:50)
    Cons. Round 1 - Stevan Smith (Vmi) 12-5 won by decision over Matt Vieira (Coast Guard) 13-10 (Dec 4-3)

157 - Chris Sullivan (21-6) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Chris Sullivan (Coast Guard) 21-6 won by decision over Zach Stepan (Air Force) 10-9 (Dec 6-4)
    Semifinal - Aaron Walker (The Citadel) 21-5 won by decision over Chris Sullivan (Coast Guard) 21-6 (Dec 6-0)
    Cons. Semi - Drew Daniels (Navy) 11-9 won by decision over Chris Sullivan (Coast Guard) 21-6 (Dec 5-2)

165 - Mike Palomba (6-7) place is unknown and scored 0.50 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Shabaka Johns (Vmi) 14-7 won by tech fall over Mike Palomba (Coast Guard) 6-7 (TF-1.5 5:00 (21-4))
    Cons. Round 1 - Mike Palomba (Coast Guard) 6-7 won by decision over Mike Maye (Merchant Marine) 6-10 (Dec 13-10)
    Cons. Semi - Alex Lopouchanski (Air Force) 16-7 won by major decision over Mike Palomba (Coast Guard) 6-7 (MD 12-1)

174 - Dan Fiorvanti (11-7) place is unknown and scored 0.50 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Mark Darr (Vmi) 7-8 won by major decision over Dan Fiorvanti (Coast Guard) 11-7 (MD 17-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Dan Fiorvanti (Coast Guard) 11-7 won by decision over Stephen Briganti (Norwich) 10-12 (Dec 7-3)
    Cons. Semi - Adam Jackson (Air Force) 10-6 won by decision over Dan Fiorvanti (Coast Guard) 11-7 (Dec 7-5)

184 - Marc Wagner (17-10) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Marc Wagner (Coast Guard) 17-10 won by major decision over David Rogers (Norwich) 9-16 (MD 11-1)
    Semifinal - Mathew Miller (Navy) 22-6 won by fall over Marc Wagner (Coast Guard) 17-10 (Fall 1:28)
    Cons. Semi - Sawyer Root (The Citadel) 14-14 won by decision over Marc Wagner (Coast Guard) 17-10 (Dec 4-1)

197 - Phil Azzari (3-5) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Parker Hines (Air Force) 17-8 won by major decision over Phil Azzari (Coast Guard) 3-5 (MD 15-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Ricky Fisher (Merchant Marine) 15-6 won by decision over Phil Azzari (Coast Guard) 3-5 (Dec 2-0)

285 - Kevin Painten (3-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - David Farr (Army) 10-10 won by tech fall over Kevin Painten (Coast Guard) 3-7 (TF-1.5 5:21 (17-2))
    Cons. Round 1 - Brandon Joest (Merchant Marine) 13-13 won by decision over Kevin Painten (Coast Guard) 3-7 (Dec 5-0)