USMMA Wrestling wins Conference

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  1. CPASteve_98

    CPASteve_98 5-Year Member

    Jun 5, 2008
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    :thumb:USMMA Mariners
    Centennial Conference Championships
    Centennial Conference Championships Sat, Feb 26, 2011

    NewsImpressive! No. 11 Wrestling Captures 4th-Straight Centennial Crown
    By Jack A. Zolla, Assistant Sports Information Director
    February 26, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Va. – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team competed at the 2011 Centennial Conference Championships and went on to win its fourth-consecutive league title at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. Kings Point racked up a total of 115 team points.

    Jordan Alfaro (Fayetteville, N.C.) defeated Abe Evans of Gettysburg College by fall to capture the 125-pound crown for the second-straight season.

    In the 141-pound class, James Beshada (South River, N.J.) finished second as he lost to Ryan Bridge of Stevens Institute of Technology by major decision.

    149-pounder Martin Bell (Eaton Rapids, Mich.) picked up his first-ever conference championship when he defeated C.J. Caserta of Stevens (7-5 dec.).

    157-pounder Dan Twito (Cedar Falls, Iowa) beat Leo Dormann of Stevens by a 7-2 decision for his second-consecutive conference title.

    165-pounder Vincent Renaut (Plymouth, Mass.) Defeated Eric Levenseller of Johns Hopkins by a decision of 7-2.

    174-pounder Justin Diesel (Minisink Valley, N.Y.) fell to Ryan Dormann of Stevens (2-1 dec.; TB1). Diesel qualified as an NCAA alternate.

    184-pounder Scott Lowe (Euclid, Ohio) defeated Nate Murren of Ursinus College by a decision of 2-1.

    Heavyweighter Judd Connell (Hastings, Minn.) won the 285-pound title with a 6-5 decision over Brock Glotfelty of McDaniel College. Connell was also named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet.

    Impressively, Kings Point had a wrestler in the final round in all but two weight classes.

    Head Coach Greg Ilaria and Assistant Coach Beau Bruno received Coaching Staff of the Year accolades for their dominant season. Kings Point finished the regular season with a 14-2 record.

    Head Coach Greg Ilaria and the Mariners return to action on March 11-12 when they wrestle in the NCAA Division III Championships at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. Renaut will be looking to repeat in the 165-pound division, while Alfaro, Bell, Twito, Lowe and Connell will be aiming for their first national championships.
  2. Mikesdad

    Mikesdad 5-Year Member

    Mar 31, 2009
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    Congrats to all....great job...I use to wrestle in's not easy...I know it takes alot of everything to get to where you are.....:thumb:
  3. jasperdog

    jasperdog 5-Year Member

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Impressive indeed. Six wrestlers in the NCAA Tournament is a really big deal. Way to Go Mariners!

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