YORK, Penn. - Coast Guard earned a top ten finish at the highly competitive New Standard Corporation Invitational hosted by York College.
The Bears, ranked 23rd in the most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association poll, finished in ninth place with 67.50 points. In a meet that featured 11 teams ranked by the NWCA, Coast Guard was able to top Cortland (8), York (18), and TCNJ (14). Number three Ithaca won the meet with 149.50 points followed by number five Roger Williams with 135 points.
Junior Chris Sullivan (4) was the top finisher on the day for the Bears taking third place at 157 pounds. Sullivan rattled off three wins to start the day over Dan Reagan (F 3:00) of Brockport, Desmond Towns of Johnson & Wales (TF 16-0 5:21), and teammate Christian Gosch (1-0). In his fourth match he met regional rival Ty Herzog (8) of Roger Williams who take a major decision from Sullivan, 16-6.
Sullivan battled back on the other side of the bracket pinning Anthony Fano (1:48) and Logan Meister (1:40) to wrap up third place. Sullivan is now 15-2 on the season with four wins by fall.
At 165 sophomore Nick Remke took fourth place while freshman AJ Aeberli was fifth. Remke started off the day with wins over Luke Anselmi of Williams (8-2) and Adam Green of Baldwin Wallace (7-1). Brendan Dent of Cortland knocked him to the other side of the bracket taking a 9-6 decision.
Remke made it to the third place match with wins over Brett Leonard (MD 14-5) and teammate Aeberli (6-5) before he was topped by Dent once again 13-8. He is now 15-3 on the season.
Aeberli won his first three matches beating Josh Farrar of Cortland (4-1), Dale White of Johnson & Wales (3-2) and Anthony Arroyo of Baldwin Wallace (3-1) before falling to Alec Golner of Roger Williams 6-0. Aeberli then dropped into the fifth place match after losing to teammate Remke 6-5. He earned the fifth place spot by topping Andrew Tolbert of Ferrum 6-5 in a close final match. Aeberli is now 11-4 on the year.
Coast Guard is back in action on Wednesday, December 7th when they host the Naval Preparatory Academy. Match begin at 6:30.