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Wrestling Sweeps Quadrangular Meet Over No. 15 Johnson and Wales, Trinity, and Plymouth State

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., February 4, 2006 – The Springfield College wrestling team ended its last home meet of the regular-season in great fashion, defeating all three opponents in a quadrangular meet today in Blake Arena. Ranked third in New England, the Pride were able come away victorious against top-ranked Johnson and Wales University, Plymouth State, and Trinity College. With the three wins, the Pride improves to 11-8 overall.

Junior Mike Gaeta (Manalapan, N.J.) defeated all three opponents today remaining perfect, at 18-0 on the season. He pinned all three opponents in the first round with the most impressive victory coming against Johnson and Wales’ Stephen Eberle. Gaeta is currently ranked No. 1 in New England, while Eberle is No. 4. Gaeta was able to pin the opponent just 2:05 into the match.

Junior Mark DeCiccio (Cranston, R.I.) had an impressive performance winning all three matches at 149, while seniors Jason Leckey (Guilford, Conn.) and Scott Faivre (East Islip, N.Y.) won both matches at 197 and 165, respectively.

Johnson and Wales sophomore Steve Martell won all three matches today at 165. Martell is currently ranked No. 1 in New England. For the Trinity College Bantams, senior Mike Blair proved why he is the No. 1 heavyweight in New England, defeating all three opponents. Plymouth State freshman Shawn Moseley won both matches that he competed in at 133.

Springfield’s next meet is Wednesday, February 8, at Montclair State.

Springfield 27, Johnson and Wales 23
141 lbs. – Mike Gaeta (S) pinned Stephen Eberle (JWU), 2:05 – 6-0
149 lbs. – Mark DeCiccio (S) def. Tyler Larson (JWU), 10-2 – 10-0
157 lbs. – Jake Tyler (S) def. William Spaziani (JWU), 10-2 – 14-0
165 lbs. – Steve Martel (JWU) pinned Bill Koch (S), 3:44 – 14-6
174 lbs. – Scott Faivre (S) def. Jerome Owens (JWU), 9-2 – 17-6
184 lbs. – Elliot Smith (S) pinned William Esposito (JWU), 1:56 – 23-6
197 lbs. – Jason Leckey (S) def. Michael Roberts (JWU), 8-0 – 27-6
285 lbs. – Diego Crespo (JWU) pinned Alex Klinoff (S), 3:52 – 27-12
125 lbs. – Brandon McDonough (JWU) won by forfeit – 27-18
133 lbs. – Matt Smith (JWU) def. Peter Marques (S), 15-0 – 27-23


Springfield 31, Trinity 15
141 lbs.– Mike Gaeta (S) pinned William Moyet (T), 2:06 – 6-0
149 lbs. – Mark DeCiccio (S) def. Luis Murillo (T), 13-7 – 9-0
157 lbs. – Trevor Brown (T) def. Erik Delehanty (S), 6-0 – 9-3
165 lbs. – Jeff Marra (T) pinned Scott Heinze (S), 4:52 – 9-9
174 lbs. – Andre Lee (S) def Joe Hern (T), 4-2 – 12-9
184 lbs. – Elliot Smith (S) pinned Jason Ray (T), 4:22 – 18-9
197 lbs. – Jason Leckey (S) def. Nikolai Harovas (T), 13-2 – 22-9
285 lbs. – Mike Blair (T) won by forfeit – 22-15
125 lbs. – Ryan Hannigan (S) def. Keith Hernandez (T), 4-2 – 25-15
133 lbs. – Peter Marques (S) wins by forfeit – 31-15


Springfield 41, Plymouth State 12
141 lbs. – Mike Gaeta (S) pinned Matt Friend (P), 1:43 – 6-0
149 lbs. – Mark DeCiccio (S) def. Zeth Nolda (P), 11-4 – 9-0
157 lbs. – Jake Tyler (S) pinned Ryan Shieding (P), 0:59 – 15-0
165 lbs. – Bill Koch (S) def. Brandon Black (P), 8-2 – 18-0
174 lbs. – Scott Faivre (S) def Landon Nelson (P), tech. fall, 18-2 – 23-0
184 lbs. – Elliot Smith (S) pinned Nick Gurney (P), 1:38 – 29-0
197 lbs. – Alex Klinoff (S) pinned Bruce Pacy (P), 0:48 – 35-0
285 lbs. – Shaun Wilbert (P) pinned Dylan Hanley (S), 2:51 – 35-6
125 lbs. – Ryan Hannigan (S) won by forfeit – 41-6
133 lbs. – Shawn Moseley (P) pinned Peter Marques (S), 1:23 – 41-12


Johnson and Wales 45, Trinity 3
141 lbs. – Stephen Eberle (JWU) def. William Moyet (T), tech. fall 18-3 – 5-0
149 lbs. – Tyler Larson (JWU) def. Derek Cohen (T), 8-3 – 8-0
157 lbs. – Arbelaez (JWU) def. Steve Viamari (T), inj. default – 14-0
165 lbs. – Steve Martell (JWU) def. Jeff Marra (T), 7-4 – 17-0
174 lbs. – Jerome Owens (JWU) pinned Joe Hern (T), 4:27 – 23-0
184 lbs. – William Esposito (JWU) def. Jason Ray (T), 13-3 – 27-0
197 lbs. – Michael Roberts (JWU) pinned Nikolai Harovas (T), 3:22 – 33-0
285 lbs. – Mike Blair (T) def. Deigo Crespo (JWU), 8-1 – 33-3
125 lbs. – Brandon McDonough (JWU) pinned Keith Hernandez (T), 2:49 – 39-3
133 lbs. – Matthew Smith (JWU) won by forfeit – 45-3


Johnson and Wales 31, Plymouth State 16

141 lbs. – Stephen Eberle (JWU) def Devon Hanson (P), 15-8 – 3-0
149 lbs. – Tyler Larson (JWU) def. Zeth Nolda (P), 6-1 – 6-0
157 lbs. – Arbelaez (JWU) pinned Ryan Schieding (P), 2:59 – 12-0
165 lbs. – Steve Martell (JWU) def. Brandon Black (P), 11-3 – 16-0
174 lbs. – Jerome Owens (JWU) pinned Landon Nelson (P), 2:45 – 22-0
184 lbs. – Nick Gurney (P) pinned William Esposito (JWU), 6:57 – 22-6
197 lbs. – Billy Wilbert (P) pinned Carmine Davis (JWU), 6:31 – 22-12
285 lbs. – Diego Crespo (JWU) def. Shaun Wilbert (P), 6-4 – 25-12
125 lbs. – Brandon McDonough (JWU) won by forfeit – 31-12
133 lbs. – Shawn Moseley (P) def. Collin Goldsmith (JWU), 16-4 – 31-16


Trinity 28, Plymouth State 15

141 lbs. – Devon Hanson (P) def. William Moyet (T), 13-11 – 0-3
149 lbs. – Luis Murillo (T) def. Zeth Nolda (P), 11-1 – 3-3
157 lbs. – Trevor Brown (T) def. Ryan Schieding (P), 12-2 – 7-3
165 lbs. – Jeff Marra (T) pinned Brandon Black (P), 4:19 – 13-3
174 lbs. – Joe Hern (T) def. Landon Nelson (P), 5-1 – 16-3
184 lbs. – Nick Gurney (P) def. Jason Ray (T), 4-1 – 16-6
197 lbs. – Billy Wilbert (P) def. Nikolai Harovas (T), 5-2 – 16-9
285 lbs. – Mike Blair (T) pinned Shaun Wilbert (P), 0:51 – 22-9
125 lbs. – Keith Hernandez (T) won by forfeit – 28-9
133 lbs. – Shawn Moseley (P) won by forfeit – 28-15
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