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Ithaca College wins first NCAA Div. 3 Northeast Regional championship

BRISTOL, R.I., March 1, 2015 – No. 9 Ithaca College had two individual champions and four finalists to win their first NCAA Division III Northeast Regional championship with a 22½-point over No. 15 Johnson & Wales.

Three JWU wrestlers qualified for the upcoming NCAA Division III national championship as freshman 125 pounder Bobby Jordan (Woodbridge, N.J.) notched a second place finish with a 3-1 record at the tournament.  Senior All-American Michael Ferinde (Nutley, N.J.) will be making a return trip to the NCAA championship after a 3-1 record while 133 pound junior Justin Colon (Belleville, N.J.) punched his ticket to national championship with a 4-1 mark.

Coast Guard’s Nate Giorgio won a Northeast Regional title with a 4-2 win at 133 pounds over Ithaca’s Alex Gomez.

The top three wrestlers in each weight class earned invitations to the NCAA Division III tournament.

2015 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional
At Bristol, R.I. (Roger Williams College)
Team results – 1. Ithaca College  128½; 2. Johnson And Wales 106; 3. Williams 101; 4. Roger Williams University and Cortland State (State University Of New York At Cortland) 96; 6. Springfield College  79; 7. Coast Guard Academy  71; 8. University Of Southern Maine  59; 9. Oneonta State (State University College At Oneonta) 57½; 10. Rhode Island College  55½; 11. Wesleyan 46; 12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute  33½; 13. Plymouth State University  25; 14. Norwich University  18; 15. Western New England University  15; 16 Bridgewater State University  8½
Individual results
125 — James Kaishian (Ithaca College) dec. Bobby Jordan (Johnson and Wales), 8-6; 3. Brian Amato (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) dec. Matt Morris (Williams College) 9-5; 5. Dominic DeGraba (State University College At Oneonta) dec. Nick Barbaria (Roger Williams University), 4-2
133 —  Nathaniel Giorgio (Coast Guard) dec. Alex Gomez (Ithaca College) 4-2; 3. Justin Colon (Johnson And Wales University) dec. Jonathan Costa (Rhode Island College) 5-3; 5. Tyler Keane (Springfield College) dec. Austin Sisco (Western New England University) 14-5
141 — Adrian Berry (State University Of New York At Cortland) dec. Michael Ferinde (Johnson And Wales University), 9-4; 3. Jake Savoca (Williams College) dec. Nick Wahba (Ithaca College) 11-8; 5. Jacob Strohman (Springfield College) dec., Matthew Pelton (Wesleyan), 10-6
149 —  Eamonn Gaffney (Ithaca College) dec. Daniel Del Gallo (University Of Southern Maine) 5-3. OT; 3.
Timothy Garripoli (Williams College) dec. Joey Gaccione (Johnson And Wales University) 4-2; 5. Shawn Giblin (Rhode Island College) dec. Daniel Downes (Roger Williams University) 5-3
157 — Jorge Lopez (Williams College) dec. Kevin Collins (Ithaca College) 5-2; 3. Ty Herzog (Roger Williams University) dec. Eric Hamrick (Springfield College), 7-3; 5. Carl Luth (University Of Southern Maine) pin Michael Murphy (Rhode Island College) 6:18
165 — Dylan Foley (Springfield College) dec. Nick Velez (Ithaca College) 4-1; 3. Francisco Colom (Roger Williams University) dec. Colin Barber (State University Of New York At Cortland) 3-2; 5. Michael Palomba (Coast Guard) pin Sean Prell (Johnson And Wales University) 6:46
174 — Dan Ressler (Roger Williams University) dec.r Mike Shermot (U.S. Coast Guard Academy) 6-4; 3. Ryan Sblendorio (Wesleyan) dec.  Shaun Gillen (State University College At Oneonta).10-3; 5. Justin Marsh (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) dec. William Burns (Norwich University) 7-5
184 –Jonathan Deupree (University Of Southern Maine) dec. Tyler Beckwith (State University Of New York At Cortland) , 9-4, OT; 3. Christoper Chorzepa (Williams College) dec. over Christopher Perreault (Plymouth State University) 10-3; 5. Carlos Toribio (Ithaca College) win by forfeit over Michael Labell (Johnson And Wales University)
197 — Joe Giaramita (State University Of New York At Cortland) win by injury default over David Welch (Roger Williams University), 4:41; 3. Hunter Ayen (Springfield College) dec. Isaiah Bellamy (Wesleyan) , 5-3 OT; 5. Sean Fagan (University Of Southern Maine) dec. Chad Obzud (State University College At Oneonta) 11-10
285 — James Bethel (State University College At Oneonta) dec. Terrance Jean-Jacques (Rhode Island College) 7-5; 3. Kyle Foster (Roger Williams University) dec. Lance Moore (State University Of New York At Cortland) 5-2; 5. Daniel Glinko (Ithaca College)def. Phil Kelly (Johnson And Wales University) , injury default, 4:43

NCAA Division III Northeast Regional
2015 – Ithaca College (N.Y.)
2014 – Cortland State (N.Y.)
2013 – Cortland State (N.Y.)

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