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Hamrick Chosen as NEWA Co-Wrestler of the Week

Hamrick Selected as NEWA Co-Wrestler of the Week Springfield, Mass. - February 13, 2013 - Sophomore Eric Hamrick was honored as the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Co-Wrestler of the Week after a strong showing last week.

The Collingswood, N.J. native went 3-0 last week for the Pride. On Sunday wrestling at 157, Hamrick beat last year's NEWA finalist Femi Wheeler of Plymouth State, 4-0, as Springfield bested the Panthers 41-6.

Hamrick, a returning conference place winner who made All-NEWA at 149 last year, also has a pair of wins at the City of Springfield Wrestling Championships, posting victories against Western New England and Springfield Technical CC.

As a team, Springfield remains the top-ranked team in New England with its 12-2 overall record.

Eight different wrestlers for the Pride are ranked in this week's individual conference rankings. Derrick Longo (165), Joe Grippi (141), and Derek Adams (133) are all atop their respective weight classes, while Hamrick, Mike Fish (174), and Jeremy Burns (197) are ranked second. In addition, Tyler Keane (125) and John Gabordi (285) are third at their weight.

Springfield will compete again on Saturday when it travels to Williams.

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