NCAA DIVISION III NORTHEAST REGIONAL
AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
Coast Guard joins 17 other teams at the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional at Springfield College this weekend.
The Bears top wrestler is sophomore Chris Sullivan, who is ranked 10th nationally at 157 pounds. He is 24-6 on the season with nine pins to his credit. Sullivan has a career record of 45-22 with 17 pins. He is a tough bracket which features the top two ranked wrestlers in the country. The top three in each weight class will earn a berth to the NCAA Division III Championships at Cedar Rapids, Iowa which take place March 13th and 14th.
Junior 165 pounder Mike Palomba, who is 8-8 this season with three pins, has placed sixth in each of the last two years at the North East Regional. He was sixth at 165 last year and sixth at 157 pounds as a freshman.
Other Bears to watch this weekend are Matt Vieira (15-10) at 149 pounds, Dan Fiorvanti (14-7) at 174 pounds and Marc Wagner (20-10) at 184 pounds.
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THE REGIONAL AT A GLANCE
Bridgewater State, Coast Guard, Cortland, Daniel Webster, Ithaca, Johnson & Wales, Norwich, Oneonta, Plymouth State, Rhode Island, Roger Williams, Springfield, Trinity, University of Southern Maine, Wesleyan, Williams, Western New England, WPI
Top Ten Ranked Individuals – 2015 All-Americans in bold
125 – #6 Jordan (JWU), #7 Kaishian (Ithaca), Amato (WPI)
133 – #4 Israel (Ithaca)
141 – none
149 – #4 Joseph (Springfield), #9 Gaccione (JWU), #10 Del Gallo (Southern Maine)
157 – #1 Dierna (Cortland), #2 Lopez (Williams), #10 Sullivan (Coast Guard)
165 – #7 Velez (Ithaca)
174 – #3 Puca (Cortland), #8 Ressler (Roger Williams)
184 – #2 Chorzepa (Williams), #6 Toribio (Ithaca)
197 – #1 Welch (Roger Williams), #2 Giaramita (Cortland)
285 – #5 Foster (Roger Williams)
Top 30 Teams (d3wrestle.com list)
#7 Roger Williams
#25 Johnson & Wales