No. 10 Wrestling Finishes Second At Petrofes Invite
, Dec. 8, 2003 – Springfield College juniors Brian Viglione (Chelmsford, Mass.)
and Scott Fay (Danbury, Conn.)
won individual championships to lead the No. 10 Pride to second place out of 13 teams at the Petrofes Invitational Saturday, hosted by Messiah (Pa.) College.
SUNY Brockport won the meet with 180 points, followed by Springfield (140), SUNY Oneonta (125.5), Ursinus (101.5) and Lycoming (92.5) to round out the top-five.
Viglione improved his record to 19-3 this winter with five-straight wins for the 174-pound championship. It was his second individual championship in two weeks as he also won the 174-pound title at SC’s Doug Parker Tournament last Saturday.
Fay was victorious in the 285-pound division after sweeping four bouts for a 15-3 record. This was also his second individual title of the season after winning the Ithaca College Invitational (Nov. 8). Fay entered the week ranked No. 8 nationally in the 285-pound weight class.
Other place-winners for the Pride included: sophomore Peter Marques (Massapequa, N.Y)
(133), senior Mike McWilliams (Newton, N.J.)
(174), senior Tom Medonis (Wethersfield, Conn.)
(197) and junior Tim O’Donnell (Hudson, N.H.)
(165) in third place; freshman Mike Gaeta (Manalapan, N.J.)
(141) in fourth place; freshman Mike DeCiccio (Cranston, R.I.)
(141) in fifth place; freshman Derek Hanley (Wilmington, Mass.)
(149) and sophomore Andre Lee (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.)
(174) in sixth place; and sophomore Ryan Horton (Dayville, Conn.)
(174) and junior Jerard Melito (Medford, N.Y)
(157) in seventh place.
Freshman 125-pounder Ryan Hannigan (Wyantskill, N.Y.)
registered the invitational’s fastest fall, pinning Muhlenberg’s Mike Tenenhaus in :13 seconds.
Head Coach Jason Holder
Jason Holder will enter his second season as head wrestling coach in 2012. Holder had a standout first season at the helm of the Pride, leading Springfield to the NEWA Duals Championship and taking three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships.
Contact Head Coach Jason Holder
| Phone: 413.748.3276