Gorham, ME --- WPI's Larry Loomis dropped a pair of close decisions on Sunday and finished in sixth place in the 174-pound weight class at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championships hosted by Southern Maine. Despite the losses, Loomis picks up All-New England honors for the second straight year.
Larry Loomis advanced in the 174-pound weight class to lead WPI in the first day of the 2008 NEWA Championships. Loomis recorded a 2-1 record, including a pin, to guarantee himself All New England honors for the second consecutive year. 125-pounder Carl Anderson wrestled his way to a 2-2 record while Tyler Howe registered a 1-2 record while picking up a pin at 157.
Bristol, RI --- Five different WPI wrestlers notched pins to help the Engineers defeat Bryant 30-6 in college wrestling action on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the night, the Crimson and Gray dropped a 38-3 decision to NEWA foe and host Roger Williams. 125-pounder Carl Anderson was WPI's only double winner on the night. The sophomore, who is ranked sixth in New England, ups his record to 18-12.
Worcester, MA --- Bridgewater State dominated the upper weight classes in victories over AIC (22-18) and host WPI (23-10) on Saturday. AIC took the other match with a 33-15 victory over WPI. The Engineers got a pair of wins from Matt Wainwrightat 149 pounds and regionally ranked Tyler Howe at 157. Wainwright and Chris Spinelli notched pins versus AIC while Scott Guzman took home a win against BSC at 184.
Worcester, MA --- WPI Wrestling head coach Lance Baden announced today the schedule of Saturday's tri-meet with Bridgewater State and American International The two visitors will begin the day at 10am. The middle match, tentatively scheduled for 11:30am, will feature WPI and AIC while the nightcap (approximately 1pm) will pit the host Engineers and Bridgewater.
Bristol, RI --- WPI wrestling dropped three matches at the NEWA-Metro Conference Duals on Saturday. The Engineers fell to Hunter 30-12, New York Univesity 40-3 and The College of New Jersey 39-3. Tyler Howe highlighted the day for WPI, recording a 2-1 record on. Howe tallied a pin versus Hunter and picked up a 7-2 decision over NYU.
Worcester, MA --- Greg Hurd and Dan Bloom each won bouts that featured two regionally ranked opponents to help lift Wesleyan to a 28-6 decision over host WPI in New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) action on Thursday evening. With the result, Wesleyan improves to 6-8 on the season while WPI, who saw its two-match winning streak snapped, is now 5-11.
Worcester, MA --- Scott Guzman's first period pin at 184 pounds highlighted WPI's 28-20 win over visiting Coast Guard in New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) action Tuesday evening. With the victory, the Engineers improve to 5-10 on the season while Coast Guard falls to 2-8.
Bridgewater, MA --- Tyler Howe (Danbry, CT), David Cardenas (Framingham, MA) and Larry Loomis (Plainfield, CT) all won three bouts for WPI at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championships hosted by Bridgewater State College on Sunday. As a team, the Engineers won one of three matches and are now 4-10 on the season.
Williamsport, MA --- Junior Larry Loomis (Plainfield, CT; 174 lbs) went undefeated as he helped WPI post a 2-1 record at the Williams Quad Duals on Saturday. The Engineers dropped the opening round match (39-6) to Williams and then rebounded with a 33-16 win over MIT and a 29-12 victory over Trinity (CT).
Worcester, MA - Senior Mike Cicio (Kennebunk, ME) notched a pair of pins at 149 pounds to help Southern Maine to victories over Western New England (41-9) and WPI (31-15) in a tri-match Wednesday evening hosted by WPI. Western New England took the other contest with a hard-earned 27-24 win against WPI.
Worcester, MA --- WPI Wrestling head coach Lance Baden announced today the schedule of Wednesday's tri-meet with Southern Maine and Western New England. The two visitors will begin the evening at 6pm. The middle match, tentatively scheduled for 7:30pm, will feature WPI and Western New England while the nightcap (approximately 9pm) will pit the host Engineers and Southern Maine.
Oneonta, NY - WPI went 0-3 after facing some of the best competition in the nation on Saturday afternoon at the Oneonta Quad. match versus Wilkes and Johnson and Wales, and Oneonta . The hosting Red Dragons improved their dual meet record to 3-0 while the Wildcats drop to 4-2 and the Colonels record now stands at to 3-1.
Worcester, MA --- 197-pounder Adam Kreitman (Salem, NH) and heavyweight Anthony Corbo (Port Washington, NY) each won narrow decisions in the final two bouts of the night to help WPI upset visiting Springfield 21-15 in a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) meet on Wednesday evening. The win, which was the first-ever for WPI over the Pride in 11 tries, also marked the first collegiate coaching victory for Engineer head coach Lance Baden.
Northfield, VT --- Sophomores Carl Anderson (Billerica, MA) and Dave Cardenas (Framingham, MA), and junior Matt Wainwright (North Attleboro, MA) each posted wins for WPI, but the Engineers lost a 30-14 decision to Norwich on Saturday afternoon. With the win the Cadets improve to 2-0 in dual meets while the Crimson and Gray fall to 0-1 on the young season.
Worcester, MA - WPI sophomore Carl Anderson has been ranked as the number one wrestler in the 125 pound weight class by the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA). Anderson and Roger Williams senior Anthony Nicolichia (Hopatcong, NJ) also recieved votes as the only contender's out of New England in the latest d3wrestle.com individual rankings in the 125 pound weight class.
Oneonta, NY - The WPI wrestling team made the long trip out to Oneonta, NY on Saturday to compete at the SUNY-Oneonta Invitational. The Engineers came away with a respectable 10th place finish, scoring 53.5 points.
Worcester, MA - WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, Dana L. Harmon, announced today the hiring of Lance Baden as the Head Wrestling Coach. Baden replaces Sean Nelligan,who takes over the role of lead assistant after guiding the team the last two seasons.