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Wrestling Places Eighth at Budd Whitehill Duals

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- January 12, 2008 -- The Springfield College wrestling team placed eighth (of 20 teams) in the Budd Whitehill Duals in Lycoming, Pa. this past weekend (Jan. 11-12). The Pride opened up Day 2 with a 20-17 victory over Baldwin Wallace. Chris Brown picked up the key victory for the Pride in the match as his 5-0 decision over Mike Pelton clinched the win for the Pride.

After six total bouts, Springfield finished 3-3, making it 4-5 in duals to this point of the season.

In the second match of the day Saturday, the Pride advanced to square off against York, the nation's #14-ranked team, only to drop a 24-18 decision. After a John Ragno pin cut York's lead to 21-18, Brown fell by a 9-3 score at heavyweight. In that match overall, Springfield picked up wins from Oscar Orellana at 149, Rob Mifsud at 157, Anthony Scarpetti at 174, and Ragno at 197.

Finally, in the seventh place match to end the day, Springfield fell to #9-ranked College of New Jersey, 35-7. After falling behind early, 20-0, the Pride picked up seven points off wins at 157 by Erik Delehanty and in the heavyweight class by Ron Fusco.

SPRINGFIELD 20 , BALDWIN WALLACE 17
125 lbs. -- Tyler Erwin (B) dec. Gary Henningsen (S), 11-8 (0-3)
133 lbs. -- Blaze Chatham (S) dec. Brian Bucher (B), 6-2 (3-3)
141 lbs. -- James Squires (S) dec. Eric Schubert (B), 7-2 (6-3)
149 lbs. -- Oscar Orellana (S) maj dec Scott Haber (B), 11-0 (10-3)
157 lbs. -- Erik Delehanty (S) maj dec Joe Incorvaia (B), 8-0 (14-3)
165 lbs. --Gino Russo (B) maj dec Rob Mifsud (S), 14-5 (14-7)
174 lbs. -- Jeremy Feador (B) pinned Anthony Scarpetti, 2:48 (14-13)
184 lbs. -- Greg Dussol (S) dec. Andrew Scavuzzo (B), 5-4 (17-13)
197 lbs. -- Brian Haines (B) maj dec John Ragno (S), 10-0 (17-17)
Hwt. -- Chris Brown (S) dec. Mike Pelton (B), 5-0 (20-17)

#14 YORK 24, SPRINGFIELD 18
125 lbs. -- Kyle Fickinger (Y) tech fall G. Henningsen (S), 16-0 (5-0)
133 lbs. -- Jerrid Hartman (Y) dec Blaze Chatham (S), 5-3 (8-0)
141 lbs. -- Ryan Canton (Y), FFT (14-0)
149 lbs. -- Oscar Orellana (S) dec Erik George (Y), 12-5 (14-3)
157 lbs. -- Rob Mifsud (S) pinned Eric Rush (Y), 6:35 (14-9)
165 lbs. -- Brian Alwine (Y) maj dec Vic Stanziale (S), 8-0 (18-9)
174 lbs. -- Anthony Scarpetti (S) dec. Rich Feig (Y), 10-3 (18-12)
184 lbs. -- Chris Elliot (Y) dec Brandon Sundwall (S), 7-1 (21-12)
197 lbs. -- John Ragno (S) pinned Hank Conklin (Y), 3:31 (21-18)
Hwt. -- Luke Panizzi (Y) dec Chris Brown (S), 9-3 (24-18)

#9 TCNJ 35, SPRINGFIELD 7
125 lbs. -- Kyle Kinchen (T) fall G. Henningsen (S), 1:59 (0-6)
133 lbs. -- Ray Sarinelli (T) maj dec Blaze Chatham (S), 13-5 (0-10)
141 lbs. -- Mike Jacoutet (T), FFT (0-16)
149 lbs. -- John Barnett (T) maj dec Oscar Orellana (S), 13-2 (0-20)
157 lbs. -- Erik Delehanty (S) dec Dan Dicolo (T), 9-5 (3-20)
165 lbs. -- Al Wonesh (T) maj dec Vic Stanziale (S), 9-0 (3-24)
174 lbs. -- Greg Osgoodby (T) maj dec. Anthony Scarpetti (S), 18-2 (3-29)
184 lbs. -- Jim Tomczuk (T) dec Brandon Sundwall (S), 7-1 (3-32)
197 lbs. -- Shawn Vanwingerden (T) dec Anthony Delesandro (S), 9-3 (3-35)
Hwt. -- Ron Fusco (S) maj dec Adam Koziol (T), 17-8 (7-35)

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