1996-97 Wrestling Awards

1996-97 Wrestling Awards

Team Honors
tied for 9th - NCAA Division III Championship
1st - New England Collegiate Conference Wrestling Association Division III Championship
1st - Ithaca Invitational
1st - Doug Parker Invitational
5th - NCAA Division III National Duals
4th - Florida College Duals
4th - Rochester Institute of Technology Tournament

Team Record - 20 wins and 7 losses (49th consecutive winning season)

NCAA Division III Championship at Ohio Northern (Mar. 8, 1997) --- All-Americans
Andy Goodwin (2nd at 142 pounds)
Ryan Kalman (6th at 158)
Eric Gould (8th at 126)

New England Collegiate Conference Wrestling Association Division III Championship at Coast Guard (Feb. 23, 1997)
1st - Eric Gould (126), Andy Goodwin (142), Steve Bilheimer (167), Mike Gaydos (190), Joe Gaboury (Hwt.)
2nd - Ryan Kalman (158), John Roden (177)
4th - Dave Eastwood (134), Eric Swensen (150)
5th - Joe Thorne (118)

Goodwin - Most Outstanding Wrestler

Rochester Institute of Technology Tournament (Dec. 7, 1996)
1st - Ryan Kalman (158)
2nd - Andy Goodwin (150)
3rd - Jim Balella (126), Eric Swensen (134)
4th - John Roden (167)
5th - Neil Bergren (177)
6th - Mike Gaydos (190)


Doug Parker Invitational (Nov. 23, 1996)
1st - Jim Balella (126), Tim Kelley (134), Eric Swensen (142), Andy Goodwin (150)
2nd - Craig Vettori (126), Mike Gaydos (190), Joe Gaboury (Hwt.)
3rd - John Roden (167)
4th - Colby Leno (158), Neil Bergren (177), Jeff Schneider (190), Randy Fuller (Hwt.)

Army Open Tournament (Nov. 16, 1996)
2nd - Eric Gould (126)
4th - Jim Balella (126)

Ithaca Invitational (Nov. 8-9, 1996)
1st - Andy Goodwin (153), Ryan Kalman (161)
3rd - Eric Swensen (145), Steve Bilheimer (180), Joe Gaboury (Hwt.)
4th - Eric Gould (129), John Roden (170)
5th - Dave Eastwood (137)
6th - Jim Balella (129), Tim Kelley (137)

Goodwin - Most Outstanding Wrestler

Scholar All-Americans
Steve Bilheimer, Joe Gaboury, Eric Gould, Ryan Kalman, Tim Kelley, Eric Swenson, Craig Vettori

Springfield College Maroon Club "Athletes-of- the- Week"
Steve Bilheimer, Joe Gaboury, Craig Vettori, Ryan Kalman

Published: 08/30/97

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