Springfield, Mass. - February 1, 2017 - For the ninth time in the last 11 seasons, the Springfield College wrestling claimed the City of Springfield Championship, defeating Springfield Technical Community College, Western New England and American International College on Wednesday night at WNE.
Springfield won the last nine bouts of its showdown with STCC to cruise to a 46-6 opening round win. After forfeiting at 125, Nick DeRosa (Billerica, Mass.) evened the match up at 6-6 with a pin and Victor Guzman (Lawrence, Mass.) grinded out a 4-1 win at 141 to put the Pride ahead for good. Both Kearney Gutierez (Freeport, N.Y.) and Zach Joseph (Clifton Park, N.Y.) followed with wins by technical fall, before Aarin Feliz (Lake Hawatha, N.J.) prevailed in a 7-2 match at 165. Three consecutive forfeits from STCC gave way to Joseph Fusco's (Billerica, Mass.) victory by pinfall at 285.
The Pride continued to roll against American International College, delivering a convincing 46-10 victory. Devin Marino (West Islip, N.Y.) wasted no timing producing a pin at 125, and after thanks to four AIC forfeits in the next five bouts, the Pride built a 30-4 cushion. A hard-nosed 7-0 triumph by Jake Kennedy (Maynard, Mass.) and a, 18-3 technical fall from Seve Burgos (Guilford, Conn.) put the finishing touches on the 36-point victory.
In its third and final bout against rival Western New England, the Pride stormed out to a 17-3 advantage, thanks to technical falls from Marino and Joseph. Burgos would later deliver a pin at 184 to Fusco sealed the Pride's win with a mjaor decision at 285.
This weekend, Springfield will host a quad-meet with Plymouth State, Castleton, and Johnson and Wales beginning at 12 p.m.
Springfield College 46, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) 6
125 Christian Antoine (STCC) by FORFEIT 6-0 STCC
133 Nick DeRosa (SPR) by PIN over Stephen Davis (STCC) 6-6
141 Victor Guzman (SPR) over Enrique Cuevas (STCC) (4-1) 9-6 SPR
149 Kearney Gutierez (SPR) tech Justin Morse (STCC) (16-0) 14-6 SPR
157 Zach Joseph (SPR) tech Austin Kirby (STCC) (16-0) 19-6 SPR
165 Aarin Feliz (SPR) dec. over Justin Perez (STCC) (7-2) 22-6 SPR
174 Jake Kennedy (SPR) by FORFEIT 28-6 SPR
184 Severianel Burgos (SPR) by FORFEIT 34-6 SPR
197 SPR by FORFEIT 40-6 SPR
285 Joe Fusco (SPR) by FALL over Donavan Lozada (STCC) 46-6
Springfield College 46, American International College 10
125 Devin Marino (SPR) by PIN (:53) over Brian LaValley (AIC) 6-0 SPR
133 Nick DeRosa (SPR) by FORFEIT 12-0 SPR
141 Christian Echeevarria (AIC) by MAJOR DEC. (16-6) over Victor Guzman (SPR) 12-4 SC
149 Derek Bolhe (SPR) by FORFEIT 18-4 SPR
157 Kearney Gutierez (SPR) by FORFEIT 24-4 SPR
165 Aarin Feliz (SPR) by FORFEIT 30-4 SPR
174 Jake Kennedy (SPR) by DEC. (7-0) over Isaiah Collins (AIC) 33-4 SPR
184 Severianel Burgos (SPR) by TECH FALL (18-3) over James Brescia (AIC) 38-4 SPR
197 Justin McLee (SPR) by FORFEIT 44-4 SPR
285 Jenard Rosemond (AIC) by PIN (4:20) over Joe Fervil (SPR) 44-10 SPR
Springfield College 30, Western New England University 12
125 Devin Marino (SPR) by TECH FALL (16-0) over Michael Garone (WNE) 5-0 SPR
133 Tim McLinden (WNE) by DEC. (5-2) over Nick DeRosa (SPR) 5-3 SPR
141 Roger Moyer (SPR) by MAJOR DEC. (11-0) over Alex Starr (WNE) 9-3 SPR
149 Kearney Gutierrez (SPR) by DEC. (7-1) over Lamont Wallace (WNE) 12-3 SPR
157 Jake Strohman (SPR) by TECH FALL (16-1) over Taylor Pfaff (WNE) 17-3 SPR
165 David Goodall (WNE) by DEC. (7-2) over Zachary Scheetz (SPR) 17-6 SPR
174 Aarin Feliz (SPR) by DEC. (11-5) over Josh Nelson (WNE) 20-6 SPR
184 Severianel Burgos (SPR) by PIN (1:41) over Brandon Young (WNE) 26-6 SPR
197 Brian Donovan (WNE) by PIN ( 4:50) over Jake Kennedy (SPR) 26-12 SPR
285 Joe Fusco (SPR) by MAJOR DEC. (18-5) over Domenic Liquori (WNE) 30-12 SPR