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Coast Guard wins Doug Parker Invitational again; Pioneers 12th at Keystone Classic

Coast Guard won the Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday in Springfield, Mass., for the fourth straight year. (Photo courtesy Coast Guard wrestling)

With eight finalists and nine medalwinners, Coast Guard won the Doug Parker Invitational Saturday at Springfield College for the fourth consecutive season.

Coast Guard senior David McCullough (184) was impressive in his debut, not relinquishing a single offensive point on the way to the championship. He had two pin falls, one technical fall, and a major decision in the finals, beating Will Smith of Williams College 11-0.

Returning All-American Coy Spooner (197) brought home another title for Coast Guard, using three pins and a major decision to win his weight class. In the finals, Spooner pinned No. 11 Matt Kelly of New York University.

Coast Guard’s Carl DiGiorgio and Kevin Pandorf met in the finals at 285 pounds and were declared co-champions. DiGiorgio had three bonus point decisions.

Four other Coast Guard wrestlers made the finals including Montville’s Noah Caskey (149), Joe Chapman (157), Steve Rochard (165) and Daniel Gibson (174).

Coast Guard won the 13-team tournament with 153 points with host Springfield taking second with 110½ points. Trinity College had an outstanding afternoon beating New York University for third place by a half point, 90-89½. Wesleyan finished sixth.

Fairfield freshman Peter Kane won the tournament at 157 pounds for Williams with five pins, including three first period pins (29 seconds, 1:00, 2:33). Kane pinned Chapman in 5:57 to win the tournament.

Trinity’s Adam Schaeublin led the Bantams with a third place finish at 133 pounds.

Wesleyan’s Marco Gaita (174) had four wins to take the tournament, including three by technical fall. The Cardinals had five wrestlers finish in the top five, including Jack Reusing (165), who finished third.

“A solid showing for the team today,” said Wesleyan head coach Drew Black. ”I like how we rode the waves of a full day tournament and had a strong finish to take sixth place. We need to continue to use each match as a building block for our postseason. We are learning to find a way to compete one degree higher in those pivotal quarterfinals, semifinals, wrestle back rounds, and finals matches which elevate the team.”

2022 Doug Parker Invitational
At Springfield, Mass.
Team results – 1. Coast Guard 153, 2. Springfield 110½, 3. Trinity College 90, 4. New York University 89½, 5. Rhode Island College 86½, 6. Wesleyan 85, 7. Southern Maine 83, 8. Williams 77½, 9. Centenary 70½, 10. Western New England Univ. 60½, 11. Merchant Marine Academy 50, 12. Plymouth State 37, 13. Bridgewater State 29½
Championship matches
125 Jake Craig (Southern Maine) major dec. David Yeh (Williams), 10-2
133 Wilson Gomes (Bridgewater) dec. Ethan Ford (Southern Maine), 7-6
141 Xavier Pena (Centenary) pin Nick Kruczynski (New York University), 1:00
149 Colby Frost (Southern Maine) dec. Noah Caskey (Coast Guard), 4-2
157 Peter Kane (Williams) pin Joe Chapman (Coast Guard), 5:27
165 Nate Lackman (Rhode Island College) tech fall Steven Rochard (Coast Guard), 20-3 6:20
174 Marco Gaita (Wesleyan) tech fall Daniel Gibson (Coast Guard) , 18-0 6:08
184 David McCullough (Coast Guard) major dec. William Smith (Williams), 11-0
197 Coy Spooner (Coast Guard) pin Matt Kelly (New York University), 3:58
285 Carl Digiorgio (Coast Guard) medical forfeit over Kevin Pandorf (Coast Guard)

Consolation finals (third place)
125 Joseph Manginelli (Springfield) DQM Isiac Paulino (Springfield)
133 Adam Schaeublin (Trinity) dec. Danny Haws (Centenary), 10-4
141 Joseph Parsons (Springfield) dec. Nate Fitt (Coast Guard) , 12-7
149 Chase Parrott (Springfield) dec. Chris Perry (Trinity), 6-4
157 Jacob Deguire (Springfield) pin Hussan Khan (New York University), 1:48
165 Jack Reusing (Wesleyan) dec. Sean Monteiro (Western New England), 11-10
174 Brayden Grim (Springfield) medical forfeit over Chase Anestis (Plymouth)
184 Justin Hopman (Centenary) dec. Aris Dashiell (Wesleyan), 6-4
197 Darby McLaughlin (Western New England) dec. Keevon Berry (Centenary), 11-5
285 Reid Garrison (Merchant Marine) major dec. Tim Glynn (Trinity), 12-2

2022 Doug Parker Invitational

Sacred Heart finishes 12th at Keystone Classic
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20, 2022 – Four wrestlers picked up victories as the Pioneers finished 12th in the field of 12 teams at the 26th annual Keystone Classic on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

No. 11 Virginia Tech won the tournament with 174½ points thanks to five individual champions and 13 medalwinners. Host Pennsylvania was 11 points back with 163½ points.

The Hokies were led by sophomore Connor Brady, who navigated a nationally ranked field en route to the title. Brady picked up five victories on the day at 165-pounds – three over higher ranked opponents in No. 25 Will Formato of App State, Penn’s No. 19 Lucas Revano, and No. 20 Evan Barczak from Drexel.

No. 9 Hunter Bolen (184), No. 11 Sam Latona (133), No. 25 Eddie Ventresca and Collin Gerardi won titles for the Hokies.

Simsbury freshman Ty Finn went (165) 1-2 in the tournament for Virginia Tech, beating Penn’s Jeremy Ridge, 12-1. Finn lost in OT to Oren Bost of Appalachian State, 7-5.

Sacred Heart junior Ryan Bolletino (174) started his day with a 5-2 decision against Jacob Stefanowicz from Penn to move on to the quarterfinals. He couldn’t get past Harvard’s Alex Whitworth in a 14-5 loss and was eliminated by Rider’s Michael Wilson in the consolation bracket by technical fall, 16-0.

After dropping his first match of the day, Sacred Heart’s John Lafferty (133) picked up a pair of wins in the consolation bracket. He pinned George Mason’s Patrick Shellpfeffer in 4:04 then bested teammate Jake Carlucci, 11-4. Lafferty just missed out on a top eight finish as he lost a 19-8 major decision to Richie Koehler from Rider in the consolation round.

The Pioneer’s Dakota Asuncion (149) bounced back after getting pinned in his opening round match. The sophomore topped Arizona State’s Ethan Pickren, 10-4 before getting eliminated by George Mason’s D.J. McGee in 36 seconds by pin.

Sacred Heart’s Brandon Teresa (165) advanced to the quarterfinals after a win over George Mason’s Paul Pierce, but he was stopped by Penn’s Lucas Revano then had his run ended by Cody Walsh of Drexel in the consolation bracket by pin (2:33).

2022 Keystone Classic
At Philadelphia (UPenn)
Team results – Virginia Tech 174½, 2. Pennsylvania 163½, 3. Rider 120, 4. Appalachian State 115, 5. Harvard 71. 6. George Mason 70, 7. Drexel 69, 8. Arizona State 63½, 9. Duke 34½, 10. Franklin & Marshall 30, 11. Sacred Heart 12
Championship matches
125 Eddie Ventresca (Virginia Tech) dec. Cooper Flynn (Virginia Tech), 2-2
133 Sam Latona (Virginia Tech) dec. Michael Colaiocco (Penn), 7-2
141 Collin Gerardi (Virginia Tech) major dec. McKenzie Bell (Rider), 11-3
149 Jonathan Millner (Appalachian State) dec. Doug Zapf (Penn), 5-2
157 Anthony Artalona (Penn) dec. Peter Pappas (George Mason), 3-1, OT
165 Connor Brady (Virginia Tech) dec. Evan Barczak (Drexel), 5-3
174 Will Miller (Appalachian State) dec. Shane Reitsma (Rider), 6-0
184 Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech) tech fall Brian Bonino (Drexel), 16-0 7:00
197 Ethan Laird (Rider) dec. Kordell Norfleet (Arizona State), 7-6
285 Jonah Niesenbaum (Duke) dec. Hunter Catka (Virginia Tech), 3-1, OT
Third place
125 Ryan Miller (Penn) NC Antonio Mininno (Drexel)
133 Evan Mougalian (Penn) dec. Kyle Waterman (Drexel), 9-2
141 Carmen Ferrante (Penn) dec. Kenny Herrmann (Harvard), 4-1
149 Caleb Henson (Virginia Tech) dec. Quinn Kinner South Harrison (Rider), 3-2
157 Tommy Askey (Appalachian State) dec. Cody Bond (Appalachian State), 3-1
165 William Formato (Appalachian State) dec. Hunter Mays (Rider), 6-1
174 Logan Messer (George Mason) major dec. Corey Connolly (Rider), 9-0
184 Samuel Fisher (Virginia Tech) dec. Leonardo Tarantino (Harvard), 5-2
197 Cole Urbas (Penn) dec. TJ Stewart (Virginia Tech), 6-4
285 Benjamin Goldin (Penn) dec. David Szuba Lawrence (Rider), 3-1, OT
Fifth place
125 Chad Bellis (Appalachian State) dec. Mason Leiphart (Franklin & Marshall), 6-5
133 Julian Chlebove (Arizona State) NC Dante Frinzi (Harvard)
141 Joseph Cangro (Harvard) dec. Emilio Ysaguirre (Arizona State), 3-2
149 DJ McGee (George Mason) M FOR Jack Crook (Harvard)
157 Michael Kilic (Arizona State) major dec. Clayton Ulrey (Virginia Tech), 8-0
165 Josh Kim (Harvard) dec. Lucas Revano (Penn), 3-1
174 Brett Mordecai Appalachian State) NC Nick Incontrera (Penn)
184 Maximus Hale (Penn) NC Malachi Duvall (George Mason)
197 John Crawford (Franklin & Marshall) M FOR Cody Howard (Virginia Tech)
285 Mason Fiscella (Appalachian State) dec. Jacob Sartorio (Appalachian State), 3-2

2022 Keystone Classic results

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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