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#5-Seeded Wrestling Captures First Two Bouts in the Budd Whitehill Invitational

Eric Hamrick Williamsport, Pa. -- January 13, 2012 -- The Springfield College wrestling team, a #5-seed in this tournament, defeated SUNY-Oswego, 36-6, this morning in the first round of the Budd Whitehill Invitational. SC then defeated #4-seeded Messiah, 22-12, this afternoon. SC thus advances in this two-day, 20-team tourney.

With the wins, Springfield is now 3-0 in dual-meet competition.

Double winners for SC today included freshman Erick Hamrick (Collingswood, N.J.) at 149, senior Ryan McGilvray (Manalapan, N.J.) at 157, junior Derek Longo (Ardsley, N.Y.) at 165, junior Jeremy Burns (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) at 197, and senior John Gabordi (Ledyard, Conn.) at 285.

Results
Springfield 36, SUNY-Oswego 6

125: Tom Casper (SC) dec. Dan Pineda, 8-4
133: Omar Santiage (OS) dec. Derek Adams, 1-0
141: Mike Gentilcore (OS) dec. Corey Kozimor, 10-5
149: Eric Hamrick (SC) dec. Brandon Heffernan, 6-5
157: Ryan McGilvray (SC) maj. dec. Justin Patus, 10-2
165: Derrick Longo (SC) wins by fall over Sam Farfaglia, 2:50
174: Michael Fish (SC) wins by fall over Eric Anderson, 3:40
184: Jason Barriault (SC) dec. Edward Rose, 5-2
197: Jeremy Burns (SC) maj. dec. Joe Friedel, 14-1
285: John Gabordi (SC) maj. dec Branden Jones, 12-1

Springfield 22, Messiah 12
125: Danny Lethbridge (MC) dec. Victor Ekpenyong, 7-4
133: Kaleb Loht (MC) dec. Derek Adams, 10-5
141: Joe Grippi (SC) maj. dec. Chris Williamson, 19-6
149: Eric Hamrick (SC) wins by fall over Ty Kanouff, 4:00
157: Ryan McGilvray (SC) dec. Chris Hardenberg, 7-2
165: Derrick Longo (SC) dec. Rico Plummer, 5-2
174: Matt Cross (MC) dec. Michael Fish, 4-1
184: Tim Stewart (MC) dec. Jason Barriault, 6-1
197: Jeremy Burns (SC) dec. Travis Ebersol, 5-1
285: John Gabordi (SC) dec. Evan Canady, 12-5

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