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#10 Wrestling Upset by Wesleyan, 21-12

John Gabordi Middletown, Conn. -- January 28, 2012 -- The Springfield College wrestling team will likely not get much of a chance to celebrate its lofty #10 national ranking as it lost this afternoon at Wesleyan University by a score of 21-12. With the loss, the Pride falls to 8-2 overall.

Following its great showing last weekend as it won the New England Wrestling Association Team Dual-Meet Championship at its own SC Field House, the Pride were ranked #10 in the national Division III poll.

Today, however, Springfield did not wrestle many of its top competitors for various reasons, including three wrestlers ranked #1 in New England, and two more ranked #3 in New England. The three #1's included Joe Grippi (injured) at 141, Ryan McGilvray at 157, and Mike Fish at 174. The two #3's included Eric Hamrick at 149 and Mike Gabordi at heavyweight.

Final Results -- Wesleyan 21, Springfield 12

The bouts began at 141 pounds.
141: Nick Scotto (W) dec. Derek Adams (SC), 9-5
149: Howard Tobochnik (W) dec. Dylan Foley (SC), 6-0
157: Devin Biscaha (SC) dec. Alex Cannon (W), 7-1
165: Derek Longo (SC) dec. Tom Oddo (W), 7-1
174: Kyle Roosa (W) dec. Ron Thompson (SC), 4-2 (ot)
184: Jefferson Ajayi (W) dec. Nicholas Camera (SC), 3-2
197: Luke Erickson (W) dec. Michael Case (SC), 8-4
285: Jeremy Burns (SC) dec. Jake Sheffer (W), 1-0
125: Victor Ekpenyong (SC) dec. Ben Schwartz (W), 3-2
133: Joey Schwartz (W) wins by pin over Jesse Sgaglione (SC), 6:10

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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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