McLinden Leads Golden Bears at Williams Open

Senior Tim McLinden led the Golden Bears at the Williams Open on Saturday, finishing first at 133 pounds.
Senior Tim McLinden led the Golden Bears at the Williams Open on Saturday, finishing first at 133 pounds.

Senior captain finishes first at 133 pounds

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (January 6, 2018) –
Senior captain Tim McLinden (Plaistow, N.H.) finished first in the 133-pound weight class, highlighting the Western New England University wrestling team's performance on Saturday at the Williams College Open inside Lasell Gym.   

Top Performers
• McLinden went 2-0 on the day, defeating Castleton University's Nicholas Camacho, who entered the day ranked sixth in New England at 133, with a 6-3 decision in the final.
• Freshman Nick Arborio (Berlin, Conn.) finished fourth at 125 pounds, falling to Williams' Matt Morris in the semifinals.
• Sophomore John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) won three straight matches to reach the finals at 184, where he was defeated by Jacob Berry of Springfield Technical Community College in overtime.
• At 149 pounds, senior captain Lamont Wallace (New Rochelle, N.Y.) lost an 8-3 decision to Max Tempel of Castleton in his first bout of the day, before reeling off five straight wins to reach the consolation finals.
• Sophomore Alex Starr (Lebanon, Conn.) advanced to the consolation semifinals at 141 with a 3-2 record on the day, while classmate Ryan Guers (Orwigsburg, Pa.) won his only contest with a 5-2 decision over Matt Froio of Plymouth State at 174. 

Up Next
Western New England will be back in action on Wednesday, when the Golden Bears host Bridgewater State and Roger Williams in a tri-match at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.