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Wrestling Ranked Fourth as a Team; Seven Wrestlers Listed Among Top Individuals in NEWA Rankings

Chris Perry SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – January 6, 2008 – The Springfield College wrestling team has been ranked fourth in the latest New England Wrestling Association Division III coaches poll.

Williams remains first with 133 total points (and 8 first-place votes). Johnson & Wales is second with 122 points (and the remaining 5 first-place votes). Roger Williams, with 99 points, is third, followed by Springfield with 95 points.

Rounding out the top 10 are Rhode Island College (80 points), Wesleyan (57), Plymouth State (49), Southern Maine (46), WPI (25), and Bridgewater State (18).

In the individual rankings, released earlier today, seven Springfield wrestlers were listed among the Top Six in 10 different weight categories.

Freshman Ryan McGilvray (Manalapan, N.J.) is ranked fourth in the 141-pound weight class. Senior Oscar Orellana (Toms River, N.J.) is ranked fifth at 149 Senior Rob Mifsud (Somers, N.Y.) is ranked third in the 157-pound weight class. Junior Chris Perry (East Fishkill, N.Y.) is listed third at 165. Sophomore Victor Stanziale (Bloomfield, N.J.) has moved up to third at 174. Senior Greg Dussol (Amston, Conn.) remains fourth at 184. Lastly, senior captain Chris Brown (East Hartford, Conn.) is now second in the heavyweight class. Orellana, Mifsud, Dussol, and Brown are all captains.

During the Holiday break, the Springfield team competed at Wilkes College in the Wilkes Open. It was a non-scoring meet from a team perspective. Perry, at 165, finished second in his weight class. Although they only wrestled to a Top Four finish, Brown would have finished either fifth or sixth. McGilvray (141) and Orellana (149) each finished 2-2. Mifsud (157) ended 3-2. Stanziale and Dussol did not compete.

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