Grantham, Pa. - December 7, 2013 - Senior Devin Biscaha (Jackson, N.J.) claimed the individual title at 157 as the Springfield College wrestling team finished fourth among the nine times competing at the Petrofes Invitational at Messiah College this weekend.
Host Messiah won the two-day event with 183 points, followed by Wilkes (165.5), Mount Union (143.5), and Springfield (122.5), while Ursinus (120) rounded out the top five.
Biscaha, who is the nation's top-ranked wrestler at 157, won his second-consecutive individual title after winning the Doug Parker Invitational last weekend. After three wins yesterday put him in the semifinals, the senior won both his matches this afternoon by decision, posting a 4-3 win in the semifinals before a 3-1 victory in the championship.
The Pride has three other wrestlers who finished third in their respective weight classes. After getting pinned in the semifinals at 125, Tommy Casper (Bergenfield, N.J.) responded with a 2-1 decision win before cruising to a 14-3 major decision in the third-place match. Top-seeded Dylan Foley (Southborough, Mass.) dropped a 6-4 decision in the semifinals, only to battle back with two victories (7-0 and 4-2) to claim third.
Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.) also suffered a setback in the semifinals as the top seed, but produced two wins as he wrestled back with a pin and major decision to notch a third-place finish.
Additionally, Jacob Strohman (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) placed fourth at 141, Zach Jospeh (Clifton Park, N.Y.) finished sixth at 149, Tyler Keane (Glastonbury, Conn.) took seventh at 133.
Springfield will not compete again January 4th when it travels for its first dual meet of the season at Williams.