WORCESTER – Two nationally-ranked wrestlers picked up early pins as No. 11 Coast Guard won their first dual meet of the season with a 29-12 win over WPI on Wednesday night.
Detwiler (Fleming Island, FL), who is ranked No. 6 at 184 pounds in NCAA Division III, and Patrick Irwin, who is ranked No. 4 at 285 pounds, each had pins as Coast Guard race out to a 15-0 lead after three matches.
Detwiler opened the match by pinning WPI’s Adam March in 2:08. Teammate Jon Wagner, who is ranked No. 5 at 197, beat Tyler Riggs, 6-2, before Irwin won by pin as Coast Guard race out to a 15-0 lead.
Montville freshman Noah Caskey (141) picked up a 10-5 victory for Coast Guard.
For WPI, Fairfield’s Chase Lind picked up a win for the Engineers with a pin at 157 pounds.
No. 11 Coast Guard 29, WPI 12
184 Paul Detwiler (CG) pin Adam Marsh, 2:08
197 Jonathan Wagner (CG) dec.Tyler Riggs 6-2
285 Patrick Irwin (CG) pin Niko Diakides, 2:06
125 Parker Brunkala (CG) tech fall Christian Chadwick, 15-0, 3:07
133 Chris Cook (WPI) dec.Allan Beato, 13-6
141 Noah Caskey (CG) dec. Carter Lewis, 10-5
149 A.J. Pagliarulo (CG) dec. Matt Rothman, 7-2
157 Chase Lind (WPI) pin Marco Dominguez, 2:13
165 Tyler Marsh (WPI) dec. Philip Rogers, 7-2
174 Arthur (A.J.) Aeberli (CG) dec. Brendan Marion, 8-1
Records: Coast Guard 1-1