WORCESTER -- WPI's Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) has been named the New England Wrestling Association Co-Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 11th. The junior 157-pounder shares the honor with Peter Del Gallo of Southern Maine.
Marsh, an NCAA Championship participant a season ago, and currently ranked seventh nationally, was dominant on opening weekend at the Ursinus Fall Brawl, pinning all four of his opponents. The junior registered second period falls in his first two bouts before pinning his opponent from Delaware Valley (2:25) in the semifinals and a nationally-ranked foe from York (2:26) in the finals at nearly the identical time in the first period.
It is the second time that Marsh has received a weekly honor from the NEWA as he was the conference's Rookie of the Week back in November of 2016.
WPI jumped into the National Wrestling Coaches Association national team rankings at a program-best 12th after an outstanding weekend at the Fall Brawl. The Engineers had three champions, including Marsh, Brendan Marion (Norristown, MA) at 174 pounds and heavyweight Austin Shrewsbury (Westfield, MA), six semifinalists and 10 quarterfinalists. Calculating team scores by adding up the highest point total of every team in each weight class, WPI unofficially compiled an event-best 107 points.
Regionally, the Engineers continue to rank second as a team and now have ranked nine individuals over the 10 weight classes. Marsh is first at 157 pounds while Pete Nash (Liverpool, NY), Dan Wensley (Wakefield, MA) and Shrewsbury are all ranked third at 149, 184 and heavyweight. Other ranked wrestlers include Michael Curtis (Wells, ME) fourth at 197, Marion fifth at 174, Andrew Ellis (Arlington, MA) sixth at 133, Wayne Nolette (Nashua, NH) seventh at 141 and Chase Lind (Fairfield, CT) eighth at 165.
The 12th-ranked Crimson and Gray open the home schedule with a star-studded Super Quad on Saturday that features No. 14 Roger Williams, No. 21 Castleton and No. 24 Stevens.