Kakauridze Named NEWA Rookie of the Week
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.
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.
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