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Austin Sisco Leads Golden Bears at WNE Quad

Austin Sisco Leads Golden Bears at WNE Quad
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 16, 2016) - The Western New England University wrestling team hosted three of the top programs in New England this afternoon in a quad meet at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
 
The Golden Bears finished the day 0-3, falling to Norwich (34-16) in the opener and Coast Guard (43-9) in their second match before capping the quad with a 39-11 setback to Johnson & Wales. The Wildcats posted a 3-0 mark in their three matches, while Coast Guard went 2-1 and Norwich finished 1-2. Johnson & Wales, Coast Guard and Norwich are ranked second, seventh and ninth, respectively, in the latest New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) poll, which was released on Wednesday. 
 
Individually, sophomore Austin Sisco (Denville, N.J.) led the way for Western New England, going 3-0 in his three bouts. Sisco opened his day by pinning Zach Morris of Norwich at 5:25 in a 141 pound matchup, and followed that up with another pin, this time defeating Dominick Summers of Coast Guard at 1:06 in a 133 pound bout. The sophomore capped his 3-0 day with a 5-4 decision over Joe Ferinde of Johnson & Wales.

Junior Brian Donovan (Manchester, Conn.) also had a strong showing with a 2-1 record at 197 pounds, claiming a 15-6 major decision over Norwich's Bryan Giblin and a 15-0 technical fall over Edmund Pierce of Johnson & Wales. Sophomore Tim McLinden (Plaistow, N.H.) and junior Andrew Cole (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) posted one win each, as McLinden earned a 3-2 decison at 125 pounds over Earl Roberts (Coast Guard), and Cole defeated Tyler Cassese (Johnson & Wales) in a 9-2 decision at 184.

Western New England (3-9) will be back in action next Saturday at the NEWA Championships, hosted by Bridgewater State University.

Results:
Western New England vs. Norwich
125        Mike Garone (WNE) forfeit (6-0)
133        Sean Randles (NU) over Tim McLinden (WNE) (10-6 Dec) (6-3)
141        Austin Sisco (WNE) over Zach Morris (NU) (Fall 5:25) (12-3)
149        James Duncan (NU) over Anthony Monteiro (WNE) (Fall 1:27) (12-9)
157        Ben Swanson (NU) over Yuri Gulak (WNE) (Fall 1:49) (15-12)
165        Zach Gibson (NU) over Josh Nelson (WNE) (10-3 Dec) (18-12)
174        Steve Briganti (NU) over Pat Canavan (WNE) (Fall 3:31) (24-12)
184        David Rogers (NU) over Andrew Cole (WNE) (15-6 MD) (28-12)
197        Brian Donovan (WNE) over Bryan Giblin (NU) (15-6 MD) (28-16)
285        Frank Girolamo (NU) forfeit (34-16)

Western New England vs. Coast Guard
125        Tim McLinden (WNE) over Earl Roberts (CG) (3-2 Dec) (3-0)
133        Austin Sisco (WNE) over Dominick Summers (CG) (Fall 1:06) (9-0)
141        Adam Wilhelm (CG) forfeit (9-6)
149        Christian Gosch (CG) over Anthony Monteiro (WNE) (10-1 MD) (10-9)
157        Chris Sullivan (CG) over Yuri Gulak (WNE) (Fall 2:08) (16-9)
165        Mike Palomba (CG) over Josh Nelson (WNE) (Fall 1:58) (22-9)
174        Daniel Fiorvanti (CG) over Pat Canavan (WNE) (Fall 1:35) (28-9)
184        Marc Wagner (CG) forfeit (34-9)
197        Phil Azzari (CG) over Brian Donovan (WNE) (9-3 Dec) (37-9)
285        Kevin Painten (CG) forfeit (43-9)

Western New England vs. Johnson & Wales
125        Bobby Jordan (JWU) over Tim McLinden (WNE) (Fall 3:41) (6-0)
133        Austin Sisco (WNE) over Joe Ferinde (JWU) (5-4 Dec) (6-3)
141        Justin Colon (JWU) forfeit (12-3)
149        Thomas Grippi (JWU) over Anthony Monteiro (WNE) (Fall 4:31) (18-3)
157        Joey Gaccione (JWU) over Yuri Gulak (WNE) (Fall 2:27) (24-3)
165        James Ryan (JWU) over Josh Nelson (WNE) (9-6 Dec) (27-3)
174        Michael Gargano (JWU) over Pat Canavan (WNE) (Fall 2:36) (33-3)
184        Andrew Cole (WNE) over Tyler Cassese (JWU) (9-2 Dec) (33-6)
197        Brian Donovan (WNE) over Edmund Pierce (JWU) (15-0 TF) (33-11)
285        Jonah Aurelio (JWU) forfeit (39-11)