NEW LONDON, Conn. - Coast Guard topped Rhode Island College 49-0 Wednesday night in the Bears lone home meet of the season.
With the win the Bears, ranked 20th by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, improve to 5-3 while the Anchormen fall to 5-7.
Freshman Parker Brunkala started out with a major decision for Coast Guard topping freshman Brandon Nunez 15-5 for an early 4-0 lead.
Sophomore Owen McClave continued to add up points for the Bears scoring a technical fall over Francisco Roman in the second round for the 10 point advantage.
Freshman Matt McGowan secured his 17th win of the season against junior Daniel Murray scoring the Bears second major decision of the night pushing the score to 13-0.
Freshman Patrick Moynihan earned his fourth pin of the season and the teams first of the night, taking down freshman David Sheldon III in 2:01 at 149 moving Coast Guard's lead to 19.
Senior Chris Sullivan, ranked fifth in the country, continued to add up the points for the Bears at 157, scoring a technical fall over freshman James 16-0, making the score 24-0.
Junior Nick Remke, ranked seventh in the country at 165, jumped out to a 4-1 lead over freshman Nick Gould in the first round on his way to a 22-7 major decision. This pushed the Bears lead to 28 and gave Remke his 18th win of the season.
At 174, sophomore Nick Moreno earned his second victory of the season, scoring a technical fall shutout 17-0 giving Coast Guard the 33 point advantage.
In the closest match of the night, sophomore Jeremy Berson came from behind at 184 to earn a 13-4 major decision over freshman Nicholas Coppola, pushing the Bears lead to 37-0.
After a forfeit at 197, senior Cory Tomasetti completed the shutout at 285 for Coast Guard pinning Jordan Zanni in 4:41 finishing off the Bears 49-0 victory.
Coast Guard is back in action on Sunday, January 21st, when they travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the New England Duals. Matches start at 10:00 am.
125: Fr. Parker Brunkala (CGA) def. Fr. Brandon Nunez (RIC) 15-5 MD CGA 4 RIC 0
133: So. Owen McClave (CGA) def. So. Fracisco Roman (RIC) 18-3 TF CGA 9 RIC 0
141: Fr. Matt McGowan (CGA) def. Jr. Daniel Murray (RIC) 17-5 MD CGA 13 RIC 0
149: Fr. Patrick Moynihan (CGA) def. Fr. David Sheldon III (RIC) 2:01 F CGA 19 RIC 0
157: Sr. Chris Sullivan (CGA) def. Fr. James Smith (RIC) 16-0 TF CGA 24 RIC 0
165: Jr. Nick Remke (CGA) def. Fr. Nick Gould (RIC) 22-7 MD CGA 28 RIC 0
174: So. Nick Moreno (CGA) def. Jr. Tim Caplan (RIC) 17-0 TF CGA 33 RIC 0
184: So. Jeremy Berson (CGA def. Fr. Nicholas Coppola (RIC) 13-4 MD CGA 37 RIC 0
197: Fr. Jonathan Wagner (CGA) def. ———(RIC) FOR. CGA 43 RIC 0
285: Sr. Cory Tomasetti (CGA) def. Sr. Jordan Zanni (RIC) 4:34 F CGA 49 RIC 0