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11th-Ranked Wrestling Cruises to City of Springfield Championship

Eric Hamrick Springfield, Mass. - February 5, 2013 - The Springfield College wrestling team dominated local-foes Western New England, American International, and STCC on Tuesday as it captured the City of Springfield Wrestling Championship.

Tom Casper had three victories at 125, including two by pin, to lead the way for the Pride. Jeremy Burns also picked up three wins at 197, while both Mark Gonzalez and Eric Hamrick were double winners.

The Pride, which is ranked 11th in the nation, is currently riding a 10-match winning streak as it improves to 11-2 on the year.

Springfield will return to action this Saturday in a quad meet at Plymouth State with Trinity and Johnson & Wales.

Springfield 31, Western New England 19
125: Tom Casper (SC) pin, Stephen Colling (WNE), 1:06
133: Victor Ekpenyong (SC) pin Robby Ferrante (WNE), 4:32
141: Sean Mcallister (WNE) major Mark Pinto (SC), 9-0
149: Josh Hadley (SC) dec. Robert Cox (WNE), 6-5
157: Mark Gonzalez (SC) injury default, Nik Moreschi (WNE)
165: Eric Hamrick (SC) pin Zach Bantle (WNE), 2:03
174: Michael Fish (SC) major Henry Mckenna (WNE), 10-2
184: Mike Frizinia (WNE) dec. Nicholas Camera (SC), 3-2
197: Jeremy Burns (SC) dec. Dylan Kniska (WNE), 2-0
285: Jamison Sacco (WNE) pin John Gabordi (SC), 0:56

Springfield 41, STCC 10
125: Tom Casper (SC) pin Derek Lopes (STCC) 4:58
133: Mizam Tamaradze (STCC) tech. fall Victor Ekpenyong (SC) 16-2
141: Simeon Everett (STCC) tech. fall Mark Pinto (SC) 16-1
149: Josh Hadley (SC) win by forfeit
157: Eric Hamrick (SC) major James Zupko (STCC) 16-4
165: Mark Gonzalez (SC) pin Mario Encarnacion (STCC), 6:03
174: Vincent Silano (SC) pin Quoc Pham (STCC), 4:28
184: Nicholas Camera (SC) dec. Brendan Riggins (STCC) 8-2
197: Jeremy Burns (SC) major Rahmel Hill (STCC), 11-2
285: John Gaboradi (SC) win by forfeit

Springfield College 42, American International 13
125: Tom Casper (SC) win by forfeit
133: Max Flanagan (SC) pin Cole Ludorf (AIC) 1:05
141: Mark Pinto (SC) pin Andrew Lischke (AIC) 4:58
149: Brandan Walsh (AIC) maj Josh Hadley (SC) 11-1
157: Will Honer (AIC) win by forfeit
165: Kim Pearce (SC) win by forfeit
174: Vincent Silano (SC) win by forfeit
184: Nicholas Camera (SC) pin Zach Van Ess (AIC) 4:46
197: Jeremy Burns (SC) win by forfeit
285: Matthew Pringle (AIC) dec. Irakli Kakauridze (SC) 14-7

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Head Coach Jason Holder Jason Holder will enter his third season as head wrestling coach in 2013. 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. Read more.

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