NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard had seven wrestlers earn New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) honorable mention honors, nine were named to the Academic All-NEWA team and three of those cadet-athletes were also named to the Scholar All-American team.
Freshman Owen McClave (133), senior Matt McAllister (141), senior Matt Vieira (149), junior Chris Sullivan (157), sophomore Nick Remke (165), senior Mike Palomba (174) and senior Phil Azzari (197) all earned honorable mention honors.
Sullivan finished the year 29-7 and was fourth at the Northeast Regional while Remke (29-8) and Palomba (14-11) both placed fifth. McAllister (28-13) and Azzari (25-13) placed sixth to earn All-region honors this season.
McClave posted a record of 13-4 while Vieira finished 18-18 on the season.
Sullivan (Mechanical Engineering), Remke (Marine & Environmental Science) and Azzari (Marine & Environmental Science) were all named to the Scholar All-America team.
The Bears also placed nine wresters on the Academic All-NEWA team, to make the team the wrestler must have been a major contributor to the team and have over a 3.3 GPA.
Senior Earl Roberts, Vieira, Sullivan, Remke and Azzari were named to the Academic team along with sophomore Christian Gosch (157) and freshmen Jeremy Berson (174), Nick Moreno (174) and Patrick Irwin (HWT).