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Wrestling Sweeps Quad Over Norwich, Wesleyan, and RIC; Arroyo Notches 300th Coaching Victory at Springfield College

Head Coach Daryl Arroyo Springfield, Mass. -- January 29, 2011 -- The Springfield College wrestling team, ranked No. 3 in the latest New England Wrestling Association poll, swept a Quadrangular Meet this afternoon at SC's Blake Arena. Also competing was No. 1-ranked Wesleyan, No. 5-ranked Rhode Island College, and unranked Norwich. In the first two matches, Springfield defeated Norwich, 46-3, while Wesleyan defeated RIC, 25-9. In the second two matches, Springfield defeated Wesleyan, 19-15, while RIC took down Norwich, 37-3. In the final two matches, it was Springfield 25, RIC 12, and Wesleyan 47, Norwich 4. In the process, Pride Head Coach Darryl Arroyo picked up his 300th coaching victory at Springfield College.

Arroyo is currently in his 21st year as the head coach at Springfield College. His overall and SC record as of today is now 300-161-6. The SC grapplers are now 9-4 as a team.

It was the second time in four days that a Springford College coach had won his or her 300th at SC. Head women's basketball coach Naomi Graves had won her 300th at SC with a win over Mount Holyoke last Wednesday night.

For Springfield, John Archambeau, a 165-pound senior from Ludlow, Mass., was one of two wrestlers who finished 3-0 on the day. The other was 157-pound senior Steve Flathers from Stratford, Conn. Four more SC wrestlers went 2-0. They were senior Eddie Giron (Bethpage, N.Y.) at 133 pounds, junior Jeff Brodeur (Lanesboro, Mass.) at 184 pounds, sophomore Jeremy Burns (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) at 197 pounds, and senior Ron Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) at heavyweight.

The following are results from today's matches. All matches began at the 197-pound weight class.

Springfield def. Norwich, 46-3
197 -- John Gabordi (SC) def. Henry Marley (N), 8-6 -- 3-0
Hwt.-- Anthony Joyce (N) def. Michael Protano (SC), 9-3 -- 3-3
125 -- Tom Casper (SC) won by forfeit -- 9-3
133 -- Gary DiPietro (SC) pinned Kyle Brouillette (N), 1:34 -- 15-3
141 -- Corey Kozimor (SC) pinned Tyrell Carstarphen (N), 1:28 -- 21-3
149 -- Ryan McGilvray (SC) pinned Josh Kernan (N), 6:23 -- 27-3
157 -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Nick Roberts (N), 11-2 -- 31-3
165 -- John Archambeau (SC) pinned Cody Griswold (N), 2:57 -- 37-3
174 -- Matt Artigliere (SC) def. Mike Babbin (N), 5-4 -- 40-3
184 -- Jeff Brodeur (SC) pinned Sam Kent (N), 6:21 -- 46-3

Wesleyan def. RIC, 25-9
197 -- Luke Erickson (W) def. Adam Lynch (RIC), 10-0 -- 4-0
Hwt.-- Dan Conroy (W) pinned Devin Callahan-Cormier (RIC), 2:52 -- 10-0
125 -- Brandon Gauthier (RIC) def. Chris Alvanos (W), 4-3 -- 10-3
133 -- Travis Drappi (RIC) def. Maika Nagata (W), 4-3 -- 10-6
141 -- Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Greg Faxon (W), 6-2 -- 10-9
149 -- Howard Tobochnik (W) def. Kevin Barrucci (RIC), 4-0 -- 13-9
157 -- Troy Sampson (W) def. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 4-3 -- 16-9
165 -- Thomas Oddo (W) def. Brendan Guarino (RIC), 5-3 -- 19-9
174 -- Kyle Roosa (W) def. Brohen Krsulic (RIC), 9-6 -- 22-9
184 -- Jefferson Ajayi (W) def. Chris Dean (RIC), 6-0 -- 25-9

Springfield def. Wesleyan, 19-15
197 -- Jeremy Burns (SC) def. Luke Erickson (W), 8-5 -- 3-0
Hwt.-- Ron Fusco (SC) def. Dan Conroy (W), 5-2 -- 6-0
125 -- Chris Alvanos (W) pinned Dru Thomas (SC), 2:31 -- 6-6
133 -- Eddie Giron (SC) def. Maika Nagata (W), 9-5 -- 9-6
141 -- Corey Kozimor (SC) def. Greg Faxon (W), 11-4 -- 12-6
149 -- Howar Tobochnik (W) def. Ryan McGilvray (SC), 4-2 -- 12-9
157 -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Troy Sampson (W), 8-1 -- 15-9
165 -- John Archambeau (SC) def. Thomas Oddo (W), 14-1 -- 19-9
174 -- Kyle Roosa (W) def. Mike Fish (SC), 3-2 -- 19-12
184 -- Jefferson Ajayi (W) def. Nicholas Camera (SC), 3-2 -- 19-15

RIC 37, Norwich 3
197 -- Adam Lynch (RIC) pinned Charles Constantino (N), 6:55 -- 6-0
Hwt.--Brandon Regnault (RIC) def. Matt Ditolla (N), 8-5 -- 9-0
125 -- Brandon Gauthier (RIC) won by forfeit -- 15-0
133 -- Travis Drappi (RIC) def. John DaSilva (N), 7-1 -- 18-0
141 -- Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Nick Monaco (N), 11-2 -- 22-0
149 -- Kevin Barrucci (RIC) pinned Ian Concannon (N), 1:23 -- 28-0
157 -- Ryan Rheaume (RIC) def. Nick Roberts (N), 5-3 -- 31-0
165 -- Dustin Wilcox (RIC) def. Mike Babbin (N), 7-1 -- 34-0
174 -- Chris Schenk (N) def. Josh Harrison (RIC), 10-9 -- 34-3
184 -- Chris Dean (RIC) def. Sam Kent (N), 5-3 -- 37-3

Springfield 25, RIC 12
197 -- Jeremy Burns (SC) def. Adam Lynch (RIC), 13-2 -- 4-0
Hwt.-- Ron Fusco (SC) pinned Brandon Regnault (RIC), 3:33 -- 10-0
125 -- Brandon Gauthier (RIC) pinned Jesse Sgaglione (SC), 6:45 -- 10-6
133 -- Eddie Giron (SC) def. Travis Drappi (RIC), 5-3 -- 13-6
141 -- Mike Trasso (RIC) def. Corey Kozimor (SC), 5-3 -- 13-9
149 -- Ryan McGilvray (SC) def. Kevin Barrucci (RIC), 3-1 -- 16-9
157 -- Steve Flathers (SC) def. Brandon Rheaume (RIC), 3-2 -- 19-9
165 -- John Archambeau (SC) def. Dustin Wilcox (RIC), 9-3 -- 22-9
174 -- Brendan Guarino (RIC) def. Andrew Balina (SC), 5-1 -- 22-12
184 -- Jeff Brodeur (SC) def. Jesse Posl-Rhinehart (RIC), 2-1 -- 25-12

Wesleyan 47, Norwich 4
197 -- Luke Erickson (W) pinned Charles Constantino (N), 2:22 -- 6-0
Hwt.-- Dan Conroy (W) pinned Alex Lawrence (N), 4:26 -- 12-0
125 -- Chris Alvanos (W) won by forfeit -- 18-0
133 -- Maika Nagata (W) pinned Kyle Brouillette (N), 1:47 -- 24-0
141 -- Greg Faxon (W) def. Nick Tuminelli (N), 12-1 -- 28-0
149 -- Tobochnik (W) pinned Josh Kernan (N), 5:20 -- 34-0
157 -- Alex Cannon (W) pinned Nick Roberts (N), 3:59 -- 40-0
165 -- Cody Griswold (N) def. Jacob Barack (W), 13-3 -- 40-4
174 -- Kyle Roosa (W) def. Frannie Armstrong (N), 5-0 -- 43-4
184 -- Jefferson Ajayi (W) def. Sam Kent (N), 14-3 -- 47-4

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