Boyle, Arborio & Monteiro lead Golden Bears
ITHACA, N.Y. (November 3, 2018) – The Western New England University wrestling team finished sixth in the 12-team field at the season-opening Ithaca Invitational following day two action on Saturday at Glazer Arena.
At 184, Boyle finished second after dropping a 4-0 decision to Ithaca's Jake Ashcraft in the championship bout. He opened the day by pinning Stephen Birganti of Norwich (6:04), before reaching the final with a 5-2 decision over Ithaca's Chibueze Chukwuezi.
Monteiro finished third at 157 after coming up short in a close 5-4 decision to Kaidon Winters of RIT in the semifinals. Monteiro pinned No. 1 seed Baltazar Gonzalez (7:09) of AIC in the third place bout.
Arborio turned in a fifth-place finish at 125 with wins over Frank Darwak of Castleton by major decision (15-7) and RIT's Alex Prunoske by decision (13-11).
Western New England returns to action next Saturday, November 10 at the Springfield City Championships.