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Wrestling Handles Plymouth State and Trinity Before Being Edged By Johnson & Wales

Hunter Ayen Springfield, Mass. - February 8, 2014 - The Springfield College wrestling team earned wins over Plymouth State and Trinity before narrowly falling to Johnson & Wales on Saturday in a quad meet in the Springfield College Field House.

Springfield cruised past Plymouth State, 42-12 and handled Trinity, 32-12, but fell to Johson & Wales, 25-19 in the final match of the meet.

Springfield accumulated seven pins against Plymouth State, led by Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.) at 197 pounds, who pinned Plymouth State's Jeff Reynolds in just 48 seconds. Ayen also notched a 6-1 decision win over Johnson & Wales' Colin Lenhardt.

At 165, Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass.) went a perfect 3-0 to pace the Pride. In his first match of the day, the junior pinned Plymouth State's Josh Thornton in 3:52. Against Trinity, Foley won by technical fall and he finished the day with a 4-2 decision win over Johnson & Wales' Stephen Jarrell.

At 149, Eric Hamrick (Collingswood, N.J.) went unbeaten, notching two pins in 2:14 and in 49 seconds, plus winning a 9-2 decison.

At 133, Tyler Keane (Glastonbury, Conn.) went 3-0 on the day, highlighted by a pin of Plymouth State's Joe Thibault in 1:26. At 141, Jacob Strohman (East Longmeadow, Mass.) won two matches, pinning Trinity's Scott Gonzalez in 6:59 and earning a 7-5 decision over Plymouth State's Fred Reisch.


Springfield def. Plymouth State 42-12

125 Kenny Kiriga (PS) won by forfeit -- 6-0
133 Tyler Keane (SPR) pinned Joe Thibault (PS), 1:26 – 6-6
141 Jacob Strohman (SPR) def. Fred Reisch (PS), 7-5, 9-6
149 Eric Hamrick (SPR) pinned Hunter Fogarty (PS), 2:14, 15-6
157 Devin Biscaha (SPR) def. Ray Welch (PS), 8-3. 18-6
165 Dylan Foley (SPR) pinned Josh Thornton (PS), 3:52, 24-6
174 Vincent Silano (SPR) pinned Taylor Lozier (PS), 5:24, 30-6
184 Chris Perrault (PS) pinned Devin Hurst (SPR), 1:42, 30-12
197 Hunter Ayen (SPR pinned Jeff Reynolds (PS), 0:48, 36-12
285 David Varian (SPR) pinned Carl Klempa (PS), 1:48, 42-12

Johnson & Wales def. Trinity 45-9

125 Joseph Smith (JWU) won by forfeit -- 6-0
133 Ben Tepper (JWU) won by forfeit -- 12-0
141 Michael Ferinde (JWU) pinned Scott Gonzalez (T) -- 4:03, 18-0
149 Jeremy Rees (T) def. Matthew Caracappa (JWU) -- tech 18-2, 18-5
157 Colby Clarke (JWU) def. John Williams (T) -- 10-6, 21-5
165 Stephen Jarrell (JWU) pinned Evan Robinson (T) – 1:33, 27-5
174 Dae’Sean Brown (JWU) pinned Michael Ragazzi (T) – 0:55, 33-5
189 Colin Lenhardt (JWU) pinned Varun Konanki (T) – 2:02, 39-5
197 Petros Hologitas (T) def. Constantine Rissiotis (JWU) – 10-2, 42-5
285 George Madosky (JWU) def. Kyle McGuire (T) – 4-2, 45-9



Springfield def. Trinity 32-12

125 Double forfeit
133 Tyler Keane (SPR) won by forfeit – 6-0
141 Jacob Strohman (SPR) pinned Scott Gonzalez (T) – 6:59, 12-0
149 Jeremy Rees (T) pinned Zach Joseph (SPR) – 0:53, 12-6
157 Eric Hamrick (SPR) pinned John Williams (T) – 0:49, 18-6
165 Dylan Foley (SPR) def. Evan Robinson (T) – 17-2, 23-6
174 Will Henson (SPR) pinned Michael Ragazzi (T) – 1:42, 29-3
184 John DiPace (SPR) def. Varun Konanki (T) – 6-4, 32-6
197 Petros Hologitas (T) def. Hunter Ayen (SPR) – 3-1, 32-9
285 Kyle McGuire (T) def. David Varian (SPR) – 3-1, 32-12

Johnson and Wales def. Plymouth State 43-6

125 Joseph Smith (JWU) def. Kenny Kiriga (PS) – 3-0
133 Joe Thibault (PS) wins by forfeit – 3-6
141 Michael Ferinde (JWU) pinned Fred Reisch (PS) – 3:49, 9-6
149 Joey Gaccione (JWU) def. Alex Gerhold (PS) – 18-0, 14-6
157 Everet Desilets (JWU) pinned Ray Welch (PS) – 4:59, 20-6
165 Stephen Jarrell (JWU) def. Clay Callahan (PS) – 6-2, 23-6
174 Dae’Sean Brown (JWU) def. Taylor Lozier (PS) – 15-4, 27-6
184 Dylen Seybolt (JWU) def. Chris Perreault (PS) – 15-6, 31-6
197 Colin Lenhardt (JWU) pinned Jeff Reynolds (PS) – 1:12, 37-6
285 Jonah Aurelio (JWU) pinned Carl Klempa (PS) -- 0:53, 43-6



Johnson and Wales def. Springfield 25-19
125 Ben Tepper (JWU) won by forfeit – 6-0
133 Tyler Keane (SPR) def. Joseph Smith – 12-0, 4-6
141 Michael Ferinde (JWU) def. Jacob Strohman (SPR) – 14-6, 10-4
149 Eric Hamrick (SPR) def. Joey Gaccione (JWU) – 9-2, 7-10
157 Everet Desilets (JWU) def. Devin Biscaha (SPR) – 8-2, 13-7
165 Dylan Foley (SPR) def. Stephen Jarrell (JWU) – 4-2, 10-13
174 Will Hensen (SPR) pinned Andrew Stock (JWU) – 4:21, 16-13
184 Dylen Seybolt (JWU) pinned Devin Hurst – 1:11, 16-19
197 Hunter Ayen (SPR) def. Colin Lenhardt (JWU) – 6-1, 19-19
285 George Madosky (JWU) pinned David Varian (SPR) – 4:24, 25-19

Plymouth State def. Trinity 31-15
125 Kenny Kiriga (PS) won by forfeit – 6-0
133 Joe Thibault (PS) won by forfeit – 12-0
141 Fred Reisch (PS) def. Scott Gonzalez (T) – 4-1, 15-0
149 Alex Gerhold (PS) def. Jeremy Rees (T) – 10-6, 18-0
157 Ray Welch (PS) def. John Williams (T) – 11-1, 22-0
165 Evan Robinson (T) def. Clay Callahan (PS) – 6-5, 3-22
174 Moises Diaz (PS) pinned Michael Ragazzi (T) – 1:35, 28-3
184 Chris Perreault (PS) def. Varun Konanki (T) – 5-0, 31-3
197 Petros Hologitas (T) pinned Jeff Reynolds (PS) – 2:46, 31-9
285 Kyle McGuire (T) pinned Carl Klempa (PS) – 1:06, 31-15

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