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Wrestling Takes 4th at the Petrofes; Mifsud and Smith Capture Individual Titles

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- December 1, 2007 – Junior Rob Mifsud won at 157-pounds and senior Elliot Smith won at 184-pounds in helping Springfield College to a 4th-place team finish at the Petrofes Wrestling Invitational held yesterday and today at Messiah College in Grantham, Penn.

Springfield finished with 111 team points to allow it to place fourth. Heidelberg won the invitational with 162 points, followed by Cortland State (147), Brockport State (128.5), Springfield (111), Messiah (96), Muhlenberg (94), Johns Hopkins (57), Oneonta State (55), Mount Union (54), Ursinus (47.5), Washington & Lee (41), King’s (37), and Gettysburg (34).

Mifsud, a junior from Somers, N.Y., was a winner in the 157-pound weight classification. Smith, a senior from Richville, N.Y., was a winner in the 184-pound weight classification. For Smith, it was his second title in this very young season. He also was a winner at 184 pounds in Springfield’s own Doug Parker Invitational on Nov. 17.

Here is the complete rundown of place-winners for Springfield:
125 lbs. --freshman James Chauncey (Bloomfield, N.J.) – 4th
157 lbs. –junior Rob Mifsud (Somers, N.Y.) -- CHAMPION
157 lbs. – senior Erik Delahanty (Clinton, Conn.) – 6th
165 lbs. – senior Jake Tyler (Gouverneur, N.Y.) – 6th
184 lbs. – senior Elliot Smith (Richville, N.Y.) -- CHAMPION
Hwt. – freshman Ron Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) – 4th
Hwt. – junior Chris Brown (East Hartford, Conn.) – 8th

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