Middletown, CT --- Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Co-Rookie of the year as eight Engineers were honored for their work on the mat and an association-best 22 were recognized for their performance in the classroom. Southern Maine's Peter Del Gallo was the other rookie selection.
Marsh, who was also an All-NEWA second teamer, an All-Rookie selection and an Academic All-NEWA honoree, completed the year with a 28-13 overall record which put him second on the team. His 13 dual meet wins were tied for first against one of the toughest schedules in New England and included a win by fall over a two-time All-America from Ursinus. Marsh finished fourth in the Northeast Regional, fifth at the RWU open, and second at the Scott Viera. Marsh was joined on the All-Rookie team by Ronan Ball (Maynard, MA) at 157 and Chase Lind (Fairfield, CT) at 165.
125-pounder Brian Amato (Newington, CT), 133-pounder Stephen Jendritz (Rockford, MI), 174-pounder Lucas Muntz (West Hartford, CT), 184-pounder Dan Wensley (Wakefield, MA), 197-pounder Michael Curtis (Wells, ME) and heavyweight Austin Shrewsbury (Westfield, MA) were tabbed honorable mentions.
Amato (19-9), a 2015 All-America, won the RIT Invitational and capped his outstanding career with 64 dual meet victories, the second most in program history. Jendritz (29-12) captured the championship at the Scott Viera Invitational hosted Roger Williams and won a team-high 29 matches this season.
Muntz (22-18) led all WPI wrestlers with pins as he posted 12 falls in his 22 triumphs while Wensley (14-8) returned from an injury that kept him out first semester to earn spot on the NEWA Dual Meet Championship Team as the Crimson and Gray reached the semifinals for the first time in program history. Curtis (22-10) was second on the team in pins with 10 and Shrewsbury (27-10) earned national recognition by being nationally-ranked in December and January.
Two thirds of the roster and all 10 weight classes were accounted for as Marsh, Lind, Amato, Jendritz, Muntz, Wensley and Curtis were also named Academic All-NEWA. Joining them were Jake Tappen (Morristown, NJ) at 125, Ben Zogby (Franklin, MA) at 133, Andrew Ellis (Arlington, MA) and Liam Sullivan (Madison, CT) at 141, Pete Nash (Liverpool, NY) and Jack Nigro (Closter, NJ) at 149, Rafael Ellis-Rech (Sharon, MA) at 157, Matt Assael (Bellmore, NY), Anton Libsch (Milton, MA), and Tyler Wilson (Derry, NH) at 165, Alex Fair (Seekonk, MA) at 174, Andrew Hubina (Newtown, CT) at 197, and Nick Day (Northampton, MA), Mike Fabian (Williams Township, PA) and Logan Mendelson (West Bloomfield, MI) at 285.
To make Academic All-NEWA a WPI wrestler must have been a major contributor to the team and have over a 3.00 GPA.
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