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No. 23 Coast Guard finishes second at NEWA Duals

Coast Guard finished second in Sunday’s NEWA Duals in Providence. (Photo courtesy Coast Guard)

PROVIDENCE, R.I., January 20, 2019 – No. 23 Coast Guard won a pair of matches and finished second at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual championships on Sunday at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Coast Guard (7-2) beat Western New England, 29-10, and third-seeded Roger Williams, 25-13 in the semifinals. No. 2 Johnson and Wales beat the Bears, 31-9 in the championship match for their third straight NEWA Duals title. The loss snapped a seven-match winning streak for Coast Guard.

Coast Guard, which had their seven-match winning streak snapped in the final, rallied from behind to beat WNEC and Roger Williams.

The field of 16 teams was cut in half but the winter storm that prevented several schools from attending.

Coast Guard freshman Paul Detwiler (184) was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler as he won all three matches and he earned a spot on the All-tournament team.

The Bears opened the tournament with a 29-10 win over Western New England winning seven of the 10 matches. Trailing 10-9 after five matches, Coast Guard won the final five matches to secure the victory.

Kenji Beato (133) and Patrick Irwin (285) each registered pins in 4:37 and 3:06 respectively in the win over the Golden Bears.

Matt McGowan (149) and Nick Remke (165) registered major decisions while AJ Aeberli (174), Detwiler (184) and Jon Wagner (197) all won by decision for the Bears in the quarterfinal win. Detwiler won 3-1 in overtime.

In the semifinals, Jon Wagner pinned his opponent 3:37 into the 197-pound match as the Bears clinched the win over third-seeded Roger Williams. The Bears trailed 10-3 after four matches with Beato (133) winning 7-3 for the only points early.

Christian Gosch (157) earned a major decision before Nick Remke (165) dropped a two-point decision and the Hawks maintainted a 13-7 lead with four matches left

But Aeberli (174) and Detwiler (187) each earned major decisions as the Bears took the lead for good, 15-13, before the Wagner pin clinched the match and Irwin closed it out with an 11-1 major decision.

In the championship match, Remke won 5-4 at 165 pounds, Aeberli registered and 8-6 overtime win at 174 pounds and Detwiler followed with a 3-1 ovetime win at 187 for the Bears.

The Bears are back in action on Saturday at the All-Academy Championships at Norwich University.

QUARTERFINALS
Coast Guard 29, WNEU 10
At Providence, R.I.
125 – Nicholas Arborio (Western New England) dec.Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard) 14-4
133 – Kenji Beato (Coast Guard) pin Austin Roche (Western New England) 4:37
141 – Justin DeLucia (Western New England) dec. John (J.D.) FitzPatrick (Coast Guard) 8-6
149 – Matthew McGowan (Coast Guard) dec. Andrew Piedrahita (Western New England) 9-0
157 – Ryan Monteiro (Western New England) dec. Christian Gosch (Coast Guard), 3-1 OT
165 – Nick Remke (Coast Guard) dec. Jeff Suschana (Western New England)  11-3
174 – Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard) dec. Davey Goodall (Western New England) 4-3
184 – Paul Detwiler (Coast Guard) dec. John Boyle (Western New England) 3-1 OT
197 – Jonathan Wagner (Coast Guard) dec. Josh Nelson (Western New England)  5-2
285 – Patrick Irwin (Coast Guard) pin Ahkmet Azizov (Western New England)  3:06

SEMIFINALS
Coast Guard 25, Roger Williams 13
At Providence, R.I.
125 – Kyle Kaiser (Roger Williams) dec. Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard)  6-1
133 – Kenji Beato (Coast Guard) dec. Sean Wieck (Roger Williams)  7-3
141 – Chris Fuschetto (Roger Williams) dec. John (J.D.) FitzPatrick (Coast Guard)  13-6
149 – Tyler Gazaway (Roger Williams) dec. Matthew McGowan (Coast Guard)  13-0
157 – Christian Gosch (Coast Guard) dec. Jack Kelly (Roger Williams)  9-1
165 – Taylor Shay (Roger Williams) dec. Nick Remke (Coast Guard)  7-5
174 – Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard) dec. Travis Arata (Roger Williams)  12-4
184 – Paul Detwiler (Coast Guard) dec. Ryan DeLoach (Roger Williams)  19-5
197 – Jonathan Wagner (Coast Guard) pin Anthony Malfitano (Roger Williams)  3:39
285 – Patrick Irwin (Coast Guard) dec. Adam Patsun (Roger Williams)  11-1

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
JWU 31, Coast Guard 9
At Providence, R.I.
125 – Jay Albis (Johnson & Wales (RI) tech fall Parker Brunkala (Coast Guard) 16-1
133 – Bobby Jordan (Johnson & Wales (RI) tech fall Allan Beato (Coast Guard) 18-1
141 – Joseph Ferinde (Johnson & Wales (RI) dec. John (J.D.) FitzPatrick (Coast Guard) 4-2
149 – Da`mani Burns (Johnson & Wales (RI) pin Matthew McGowan (Coast Guard) 1:30
157 – Malik Rasheed (Johnson & Wales (RI) dec. Christian Gosch (Coast Guard) 3-1 OT
165 – Nick Remke (Coast Guard) dec. Adrian Gonzalez (Johnson & Wales (RI)  5-4
174 – Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (Coast Guard) dec. Michael Gargano (Johnson & Wales (RI), 8-6 OT
184 – Paul Detwiler (Coast Guard) dec. Khamri Thomas (Johnson & Wales (RI) 3-1 OT
197 – Michael DiNardo (Johnson & Wales (RI) dec. Jonathan Wagner (Coast Guard) 11-2
285 – Tommy Wrzesien (Johnson & Wales (RI) pin Thomas Jones (Coast Guard)  5:18
Johnson & Wales (RI)’s team score was adjusted by -1.0 for unsportsmanlike conduct on wrestler

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