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Biscaha Named NEWA Co-Wrestler of the Week; Ayen Named Rookie of the Week

Biscaha and Ayen Earn NEWA Weekly Honors Springfield, Mass. - November 26, 2013 - The Springfield College wrestling team swept two honors from the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) as senior Devin Biscaha (Jackson, N.J.) was named NEWA Co-Wrestler of the Week and freshman Hunter Ayen (Gouverneur, N.Y.) was named the NEWA Rookie Wrestler of the Week.

Biscaha, the returning national champion returned to the mat and won one of the toughest weight classes at the Doug Parker Invitational this weekend, hosted by the Pride. In the finals the 157 pounder beat returning All-American Jorge Lopez in a very exciting 7-6 decision. It was the first competition of the year forBiscaha, who went 5-0 on the day.

The 197 pound Ayen claimed his first collegiate title at the Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday. The freshman went 4-0 on the day with two pins and a major decision. Ayen pinned his first two opponents including returning national qualifier Josh Roometua in the quarterfinals in 2:50. He had an 8-2 decision in the semifinals. In the finals Ayen beat another returning national qualifier Shane Parcel by major decision 8-0.

As a team, Springfield is ranked second in New England. Johnson & Wales University holds a narrow edge for the number one spot. Springfield took the title at the Doug Parker Invitational with 142 points, capturing the 17-team field event for the first time since 2006.

Next up for Springfield will be the Messiah Invitational which will take place on December 6-7.

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