Middletown, Conn. - January 11, 2017 - Springfield College first-year Joseph Fusco (Billerica, Mass.) was selected as the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie of the Week after a strong showing last week on the national stage.
Fusco went 2-1 at the NWCA National Duals as he he pinned Emonte Logan of North Central in 4:48
to win the dual for Springfield, which trailed by five going into his match. His pinned clinched the 23-22 victory for the Pride, and the first-year later beat Sigala Fosam of TCNJ 5-3 to bolster the Pride's effort on the national scene.
It's been a promising first year for Fusco, who took fifth at both the Ithaca Invitational and the Petrofes Invitational at Messiah, as well as finished second at the Doug Parker Invitational.