WORCESTER --- The trio of Chris Cook (Mount Kisco, NY), Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, MA) and Tyler Riggs (North Scituate, RI) teamed up to win all eight of their bouts Saturday as the WPI wrestling team competed at the Roger Williams quad. The Engineers posted a 42-15 victory in its final match over Trinity after dropping a 31-16 decision to Johnson & Wales and a 24-12 verdict to the host Hawks.
The combination of Cook, Chase Lind (Fairfield, CT) Marsh and Riggs combined for all four of the Crimson and Gray matches with the Wildcats and Roger Williams. Cook, ranked eighth in New England at 133 pounds, began his day with a 15-6 major decision against Johnson & Wales before upsetting the fifth-ranked wrester from Roger Williams 9-3. Lind, fifth at 157 pounds, had a great start, scoring a dramatic 8-6 SV-1 over Johnson & Wales then blanking his foe from Roger Williams 4-0.
Marsh, New England's top-ranked grappler at 165 pounds, registered a second period pin versus Johnson & Wales and then defeated the second ranked 157-pounder from Roger Williams, who had bumped up, by a 3-2 count in SV-3. Riggs impressed in a pair of tight bouts, triumphing 10-9 against Johnson & Wales and 3-1 in SV-1 over the sixth-ranked wrestler from Roger Williams.
The final match of the saw a flurry of six-point decisions with the Engineers claiming seven of them. Marsh got it started with a second period pin at 165 pounds. After a Trinity win by fall, David Gibson (Goffstown, NH) and Lucas Wilson-Wuestefeld (Barrington, RI) collected back-to-back first period pins at 184 and 197 respectively. Following a Trinity pin at heavyweight that closed the Crimson and Gray advantage to 18-12, the Boynton Hillers got wins by forfeit from Christian Curll (Groton, MA) at 125, Cook at 133, Carter Lewis (Duxbury, MA) at 141 and Matthew Rothman (Orange, CT) to ensure the team victory.
WPI (6-11) returns home on Saturday to host Brockport and Southern Maine in a super quad that also features Roger Williams and Muhlenberg. Action begins at 11am in the Sports and Recreation Center.