Westford, Mass. native defeated Najee Hall in 11-9 decision on Friday night
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 11, 2018) – Freshman Andrew Piedrahita (Westford, Mass.) of the Western New England University wrestling team has been named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Piedrahita earns this honor after registering an impressive 11-9 decision over Najee Hall in the 149 pound bout during Western New England's 38-9 victory over New England College on Friday night at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
Hall, who placed sixth at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship last season, entered the match ranked seventh at 141 pounds.
A 2018 graduate of Westford Academy, Piedrahita went 169-43 over the course of his high school career, capturing a state championship as a senior with the Grey Ghosts.
Western New England (4-2) will be back in action on Saturday with matches against Johnson & Wales & Bergen Community College at Roger Williams University.