WORCESTER --- Senior Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) has been recognized as the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named along with classmate Chase Lind (Fairfield, CT) to the All-NEWA second team. Three other Engineers - Senior Ronan Ball (Maynard, MA) and freshmen Chris Cook (Mount Kisco, NY) and Tyler Riggs (North Scituate, RI) - were selected honorable mention All-NEWA while Cook and Riggs were also selected to the conference's All-Rookie team.
Marsh posted a 29-5 record this season after a third place performance at the Northeast Regional on February 29th and March 1st. The 165-pounder was undefeated in NEWA dual meets this season and closed out his career as four-time Scholar All-American and four-time Northeast Regional placer (4th, 2nd, 1st, 3rd). He was slated to compete in his third consecutive NCAA Championships until the event was cancelled last month due to COVID-19 Marsh carries a 3.92 cumulative GPA, with a 4.00 GPA for the last four consecutive semesters, while majoring in mechanical engineering.
Lind finished one win short of qualifying for nationals at 165 pounds. The senior completed his final campaign with a 26-11 record with six pins, placed fourth at regionals and earned Scholar All-American honors for a third staight season.
Ball was one of four WPI wrestlers to reach the podium at the Northeast regional. The senior had a strong regional, finishing seventh at 149 pounds. Ball won four bouts, including two by pin, at the two-day event at RIC.
Cook burst onto the collegiate wrestling scene with a 25-15 record, which included 13 victories by fall. The rookie 133-pounder placed sixth at the NCAA Northeast regional and joined Marsh and Lind as a Scholar All-American.
Riggs tallied the fourth most wins for the Crimson and Gray, posting a 17-16 record. The freshman advanced to the winner's bracket quarterfinals of the NCAA Northeast regional.
Additionally, WPI led the 16-team conference with 15 All-Academic team members and registered the fifth highest average GPA of their 10 starters (3.249).
Tyler Marsh and Lind received the earned the honor for the fourth consecutive season while junior Brendan Marion (Norristown, MA) was a three-time honoree. Senior Jake Tappen (Morristown, NJ), junior George Horta (Milford, NH) and sophomore Matthew Rothman (Orange, CT) picked up their second straight awards. First time winners included senior Christian Curll (Groton, MA), junior Carter Lewis (Duxbury, MA), sophomore Cam Smith (Abington, MA) and freshmen Cook, David Gibson (Goffstown, NH), Adam Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA), Julian Robles (Westwood, NJ), Declan Williams (Federicksburg, VA) and Lucas Wilson-Wuestefeld (Barrington, RI).