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Wrestling To Open Up 2008-2009 Season at Ithaca Invitational This Weekend

Rob Mifsud Springfield, Mass. - November 6, 2008 - Earning its 900th victory a year ago has put the Springfield College grapplers in the same category as traditional wrestling powerhouses Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Oregon State.

The Pride will look to continue its success this upcoming season at it opens up the 2008-2009 campaign this weekend at the Ithaca Invitational. Springfield will compete on both Saturday and Sunday.

Losing five All-New England performers to graduation is never an easy thing from which a team can rebound. However, anything is possible, given the tradition of the Springfield wrestling program.

Leading the charge for Springfield in 2008-09 will be a pair of returning All-New England honorees. Greg Dussol is a two-time All-NEWA wrestler at 197. He will drop down a weight to 184. Chris Brown, an All-NEWA honoree at heavyweight, will return to that position.

In addition, Rob Mifsud (157 lbs.) and Oscar Orellana (149 lbs.), last year’s team leader in wins, will provide excellent leadership.

Others who will be looked upon this upcoming season include junior Blaze Chatham (133 lbs.) and Anthony Scarpetti (174 lbs.), who will look to grow upon the success they achieved last season.

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Head Coach Jason Holder Jason Holder will enter his third season as head wrestling coach in 2013. Holder had a standout first season at the helm of the Pride, leading Springfield to the NEWA Duals Championship and taking three wrestlers to the NCAA Championships. Read more.

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