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Wrestling Captures Second-Straight NEWA Dual Championship

John Gabordi Providence, R.I. - January 27, 2013 - The Springfield College wrestling team captured its second-straight New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Championship on Sunday at Johnson & Wales. Behind the efforts of John Gabordi, who was the named the Most Outstanding Wrestling, Springfield defeated Plymouth State, WPI, Johnson & Wales, and Wesleyan.

The third-seeded Pride opened up the day with a 48-9 win over Plymouth State before shutting out WPI, 49-0. In the semifinals, Springfield knocked off second-seeded JWU, 24-10, before claiming the title in a thrilling 19-18 win over top-seeded Wesleyan. Wesleyan entered the competition ranked 10th in the latest national poll, while the Pride was 23rd.

Derrick Longo and Jeremy Burns each had three wins and added a forfeit victory. Gabordi was tremendous on the day, winning all three of his bouts, including the clinching 2-0 decision in the title match that gave Springfield the one-point win.

#3 Springfield defeats #14 Plymouth State
125 Tom Casper (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 6-0
133 Victor Ekpenyong (SC) Maj. Dec. Alex Cronin (PSU) 12-4 10-0
141 Brendan Morgan (SC) Wins By Fall Alex Gerhold (PSU) 5:15 16-0
149 Dylan Foley (SC) Wins By Fall Derek Bolduc (PSU) 3:17 24-0
157 Eric Hamrick (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 30-0
165 Derrick Longo (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 36-0
174 Travis Brooks (PSU) Dec. James Coutoumas (SC) 8-3 36-3
184 Chris Perrault (PSU) Wins By Fall Nicholas Camera (SC) :56 36-9
197 Jeremy Burns (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 42-9
HWT Eugenio Garcia (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 48-9

#3 Springfield College defeats #6 WPI, 49-0
125 Tyler Keeane (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 6-0
133 Victor Ekpenyong (SC) Dec. Will Evangelakos (WPI) 13-6 9-0
141 Mark Pinto (SC) Dec. Alex Potts (WPI) 10-6 12-0
149 Joe Ortiz (SC) Wins By Forfeit ----- 18-0
157 Devin Biscaha (SC) Wins By Fall Matt Taber (WPI) 2:13 24-0
165 Derrick Longo (SC) Wins By Fall Torin Zonfrelli (WPI) 4:03 30-0
174 Mike Fish (SC) Maj. Dec. Justin Fahie (WPI) 13-6 34-0
184 Nick Camera (SC) Dec. Joe Pizzuto (WPI) 3-2 37-0
197 Jeremy Burns (SC) Wins By Fall Bryan Barnash (WPI) 1:31 43-0
HWT John Gabordi (SC) Wins By Fall Joseph Szerszunowicz (WPI) 1:25 49-0

#3 Springfield College defeats #2 Johnson & Wales, 24-10
125 Tyler Keane (SC) Dec. Joe Pronk (JWU) 3-0 3-0
133 Derek Adams (SC) Dec. Justin Colon (JWU) 5-4 6-0
141 Michael Ferinde (JWU) Maj. Brendan Morgan (SC) 14-3 6-4
149 Joey Gaccione (JWU) Wins By Fall Joe Ortiz (SC) 2:14 6-10
157 Eric Hamrick (SC) Dec. Everet Desiletts (JWU) 2-1 (tb2) 9=10
165 Derrick Longo (SC) Dec. Sean Prell (JWU) 9-4 12-10
174 Michael Fish (SC) Dec. Dylen Seybolt (JWU) 9-3 15-10
184 Nicholas Camera (SC) Dec, Michael Labell (JWU) 9-3 18-10
197 Jeremy Burns (SC) Dec. Colin Lenhardt (JWU) 2-0 21-10
HWT John Garbordi (SC) Dec. George Madosky (JWU) 11-4 24-10

Championship Round
First Place
#3 Springfield defeats #1 Wesleyan, 19-18
125 James Hamilton (WU) Dec. Tom Casper (SC) 4-0 3-0
133 Derek Adams (SC) Dec. Chris Siracusa (WU) 7-5 3-3
141 Nick Scotto (WU) Wins By Fall Mark Pinto (SC) 1:24 9-3
149 Howard Tobochnik (WU) Dec. Dylan Foley (SC) 11-6 12-3
157 Devin Biscaha (SC) Wins By Fall Alex Cannon (WU) 1:43 12-9
165 Derrick Longo (SC) Maj, Dec. Taran Carr (WU) 17-5 12-13
174 Kyle Roosa (WU) Dec. Mike Fish (SC) 7-3 15-13
184 Jefferson Ajayi (WU) Dec. Nick Camera (SC) 7-4 18-13
197 Jeremy Burns (SC) Dec. Josh Roometua (WU) 3-1 18-16
HWT John Gabordi (SC) Dec. Austin Frank (WU) 2-0 18-19

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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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