Sullivan Records 100th Win as Five Wrestlers Move on at Northeast Regional

Sullivan Records 100th Win as Five Wrestlers Move on at Northeast Regional

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Chris Sullivan recorded his 100th career win as Coast Guard sends five wrestlers to day two of the NCAA Northeast Regional Saturday afternoon at WPI.

The No. 24 Bears sit in sixth place with 48.5 points. No. 4 Johnson & Wales is in first place (81 pts.) followed by Wesleyan (54 pts.), No. 21 WPI (54 pts.), No. 19 Roger Williams (50.5 pts.) and NYU (49.5 pts.).

Joining No. 10 Sullivan on day two will be sophomore Owen McClave (133), junior Nick Remke (165) No. 10 sophomore AJ Aeberli (174) and freshman Jonathan Wagner (197).

Sullivan made it to day two by pinning James Kilgo of Castleton in 4:48 followed by a pin of  Edward Pierce of Wesleyan in 2:08. Sullivan becomes the first wrestler to reach 100 wins since three time All-American Nate Giorgio did back in 2015. He will take on Tyler Marsh of WPI tomorrow in the semi-finals.

McClave opened with a 26-7 tech. fall over Franky Roman of Rhode Island College. He then battled Timothy McLinden of Western New England, earning a 5-3 decision and securing his spot in the semi-finals. McClave will meet Matthew Noble of NYU on Sunday

Remke made the semi-finals by opening with a pin of Aaron Cranston of Wesleyan in 1:43. He then took a 5-2 decisions from Jared Costa of Castleton setting up a match against Tyler Shay of Roger Williams on Sunday.

Aeberli went right to work in his first match at 174 by earning a 12-2 major decision over Maykei Dolorit of NYU. He then punched his ticket to the semi-finals by topping Ryan Harty of Springfield 9-5. He will meet Dominic Pirraglia of Wesleyan in the final four.

Wagner made it to Sunday in his first year of competition opening with a 12-2 major decision over Carl Sangree over Williams. He then won a hard fought match to move on to the semi-finals topping Brandon Cousino of Southern Maine 5-4.

The five wrestlers are back in action tomorrow starting at 10:00 am with the semi-finals followed by the championship and third/fourth place matches at 2:00. The top three in each weight class will compete at the NCAA Division III Championships in Cleveland, Ohio in two weeks.