Springfield posts victory over WPI

Springfield, Mass. -- The Springfield College wrestling team posted a 26-13 victory over visiting WPI on Wednesday evening in Blake Arena in the final dual meet of the season for the Pride.

Springfield concluded its dual meet season with a 14-2 record, marking the second-straight season that head coach Jason Holder has led the Pride to 14 victories. The two losses is also the fewest losses for the program since the 1987 squad went 16-1.

Springfield, which entered the evening ranked 10th in the nation, capped off the match in the final bout at 285 as Iraki Kakauridze delivered had the lone pin of the match in just 50 seconds.

Derek Adams had a strong performance at 133, picking up a major decision by the score of 12-2, while Derrick Longo provided a major decision at 165, winning 14-4. Mark Gonzalez and Nick Camera added wins by decision, and Tommy Casper picked up a forfeit at 125.

Springfield will now prep for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, which will be hosted on March 2-3 at WPI.

125: Tommy Casper (S) wins by forfeit (6-0)
133: Derek Adams (S) major decision Brian Jennings (W), 12-2 (10-0)
141: Tyler Tilbe (W) dec. Mark Pinto (S), 8-1 (10-3)
149: Mike Perruccio (W) dec. Dylan Foley (S), 5-4 (10-6)
157: Mark Gonzalez (S) dec. Andrew Tanner (W), 4-2 (13-6)
165: Derrick Longo (S) major decision Justin Marsh (W), 14-4 (17-6)
174: Zach Hartzell (W) major dec. Mike Fish (S), 10-0 (17-10)
184: Nick Camera (S) dec. Joe Pizzuto (W), 3-2 (20-10)
197: Teddy Kostopoulos (W) dec. Andrew Balina (S), 6-1 (20-13)
285: Iraki Kakauridze (S) pinned Joseph Szerszunowicz (W), :50 (26-13)


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