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Kakauridze Named NEWA Rookie of the Week

Irakli Kakauridze Springfield, Mass. - November 12, 2013 - Springfield College's Irakli Kakauridze (Howell, N.J.) was selected as the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie of the Week after a breakout showing at the Ithaca Invitational last weekend.

Kakauridze claimed in the individual title at the 285 pound weight class for his first collegiate championship. On Friday, he had a pair of wins by decision to go along with a victory by fall in just 1:12. In Saturday's semifinals, he delivered a 5-2 decision before cruising to a 6-0 decision to wrap up the title.

As a team, the Pride finished third at the Ithaca Invitational and will wrestle again on Nov. 23 when it hosts the Doug Parker Invitational.

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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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