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Johnson & Wales beats Coast Guard to win fourth straight NEWA Duals title

Johnson and Wales won the NEWA Duals for the fourth straight year on Sunday in Providence. (Photo courtesy JWU Sports Information)

PROVIDENCE, R.I., January 19, 2020 — Coast Guard finished second in the annual New England Wrestling Association’s (NEWA) Duals tournament on Sunday in Providence in a 30-8 loss to defending champion Johnson & Wales. The Wildcats went 4-0 to win the tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

The Wildcats got much needed bonus points by winning the first two matches by pin to jump out to a quick 12-0 lead.JWU would win the first five matches to take a 22-0 lead en route to the 30-8 win in a match between two archrivals which saw each team penalized one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Five Connecticut wrestlers earned All-Tournament status. Castleton State’s Mitchell LaFlam (Lebanon), Plymouth State’s Angelo Folino (New Hartford), Southern Maine’s Zach Thompson (Bristol), Roger Williams’ Brett Leonard (New Milford) and Western New England University’s Nick Arborio (Berlin) were recognized on the All-Tournament team.

2020 NEWA Duals Tournament
First round
Johnson & Wales 54, Plymouth State 0
WPI 25, Bridgewater State 19
Roger Williams 36, Williams 8
Castleton University 39, Wesleyan 6
Springfield 37, Trinity 16
Western New England Univ. 50, Rhode Island College 6
Southern Maine 33, New England College 9
Coast Guard 43, Norwich University 0
Quarterfinals
Johnson and Wales 44, WPI 3
Roger Williams 23, Castleton 18
Western New England 21, Springfield 18
Coast Guard 37, Southern Maine 3
Semifinals
Johnson and Wales 36, Roger Williams 8
Coast Guard 35, Western New England 8
Championship
Johnson and Wales 30, Coast Guard 8

Consolation: Roger Williams 35, Western New England 8
Fifth place: Castleton 16, Springfield 15
Seventh place: Southern Maine 25, WPI 21
Ninth place: Williams 32, Rhode Island College 18

NEWA All-Tournament Team
Bridgewater State: Edwin Morales
Castleton: Mitchell LaFlam (Lebanon)
Coast Guard: AJ Aeberli
Johnson & Wales: Michael DiNardo
New England College: Evan Fidelibus
Norwich: Dan Curran
Plymouth State:  Angelo Folino (New Hartford)
Rhode Island College: Danny Sblendorio
Roger Williams: Brett Leonard (New Milford)
Southern Maine: Zach Thompson (Bristol Eastern)
Springfield: Zach Lawrence
Trinity: Kevin Lyskawa
Western New England: Nick Arborio (Berlin)
Williams: David Yeh
WPI: Tyler Marsh
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Paul Detwiler, Coast Guard

Championship match
Johnson & Wales 30, Coast Guard 8
At Providence, RI
125: Christopher Caban (JWU) pin Parker Brunkala, 0:30
133: Hayden Brown (JWU) pin Liam Logue, 1:15
141: #9 Jordan Robinson (JWU) dec. Noah Caskey, 4-0
149: #7 Da’mani Burns (JWU) dec. A.J. Pagliarulo, 10-1
157: Brady Robin (JWU) dec. Marco Dominguez, 6-3
165: Philip Rogers (CGA) dec. Christian Murphy, 8-6
174: #6 A.J. Aeberli (CGA) dec. Seon Bowker, 7-3
184: #5 Paul Detwiler (CGA) dec. Nick Munsch 11-5
197: #4 Giovanni Santiago (JWU) dec. #7 Jon Wagner (CGA), 3-1 OT
285: Michael DiNardo (JWU) pin Thomas Sidener, 0:48
Both Teams Deducted 1 Team Point

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