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USMMA Splits Tri-Meet Against Nationally Ranked Opposition

Kings Point, NY - The USMMA wrestling team knocked off #24 NYU, 21-16, and narrowly fell to #17 (#13 D3Wrestle.com) Roger Williams, 17-16, Saturday afternoon inside O'Hara Hall.  Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) picked up two victories on the day, including a pin against Yuayn Wayne of NYU.  Nathan Twito (Ames, IA), Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY), Tyler Russell (Georgetown, ME), and Brian Walker (Huntsville, AL) all earned a win in both dual meets.  

Twito faced an early 5-0 deficit in his match against the Hawks' Dante Porrazzo.  But the freshman would score 10 unanswered points en route to the 10-5 triumph.  Miller picked up a 9-1 major decision at 174 pounds against Roger Williams to the bring the Mariners within three at 13-10.  However, Roger Williams got the four points back in an 11-0 win from David Welch.  Russell nearly got his own major decision at 197 pounds but a last second escape ended his bout at 10-3.  Walker earned a victory at heavyweight but the three points was not enough to overcome Roger Williams as the Hawks escaped with a 17-16 decision.

Mui made quick work of his opponent against the Violets with a first period pin while Isaac Hammonds (Dover, OH) and Twito posted back-to-back decisions to stake the Mariners to a 12-0 cushion.  However, NYU stormed back to take the next three bouts, including one pin fall, to tie the match at 12-12.  Miller broke the streak with a 10-3 verdict but the Violets went back on top, 16-15, with a major decision at 184 pounds.  Russell and Walker would take care of business with back-to-back wins to secure Merchant Marine's victory over nationally ranked and Centennial Conference rival #24 NYU.

USMMA will return to action after the holiday break, January 4, at Hunter.


Roger Williams 17 – Merchant Marine 16

125 – Mike Mui (USMMA) dec. Dan Roger (RWU), 11-6; 0-3
133 – Pat LeCroix (RWU) dec. Isaac Hammonds (USMMA), 3-0; 3-3
141 – Nathan Twito (USMMA) dec. Dante Porrazzo (RWU), 10-5; 3-6
149 – Danny Downes (RWU) dec.  Jack Walsh (USMMA), 7-3; 6-6
157 – Ty Herzog (RWU) maj. dec. Matt Watson (USMMA), 17-6; 10-6
165 – Collin Crowell (RWU) dec. Jake Walker (USMMA), 4-3; 13-6
174 – Josh Miller (USMMA) maj. dec. Jack DiBurro (RWU), 9-1; 13-10
184 – David Welch (RWU) maj. dec. Sam Fry (USMMA), 11-0; 17-10
197 – Tyler Russell (USMMA) dec. Shane Parcel (RWU), 10-3; 17-13
HWT – Brian Walker (USMMA) dec.  Kyle Foster (RWU), 1-0; 17-16

EX (125) – Matt Elias (RWU) dec. William Hardin (USMMA), 7-2
EX (141) – Max Nelson (RWU) dec. Alex Nicosia (USMMA), 8-5
EX (141) – Jason Bowen (RWU) maj. dec. Alex Nicosia (USMMA), 11-2
EX (157) – Matt Fanikos (RWU) tech. fall Mitchell Boyd (USMMA), 18-3
EX (157) – Bernard Watson (USMMA) dec. Zachary Marcoulier (RWU), 2-1
EX (157) – Zachary Marcoulier (RWU) WBF Geoffrey Bilder (USMMA), 5:19
EX (174) – Xander Coburn (USMMA) dec. Connor Case (RWU), 7-0
EX (HWT) – John Leone (USMMA) WBF Jake Kruger (RWU), 2:15

Merchant Marine 21 – NYU 16

125 – Mike Mui (USMMA) WBF Yuan Wayne (NYU), 2:24; 6-0
133 – Isaac Hammonds (USMMA) dec. Sean Billings (NYU), 5-2; 9-0
141 – Nathan Twito (USMMA) dec. Nick Matthews (NYU), 4-1; 12-0
149 – Richy Cruz (NYU) dec. Jack Walsh (USMMA), 2-1; 12-3
157 – Matt DiGiovanni (NYU) WBF Matt Watson (USMMA), 2:59; 12-9
165 – John Messinger (NYU) dec. Jake Walker (USMMA), 7-3; 12-12
174 – Josh Miller (USMMA) dec. Brian Anderson (NYU), 10-3; 15-12
184 – Patrick Sheehan (NYU) maj. dec. Sam Fry (USMMA), 10-2; 15-16
197 – Tyler Russell (USMMA) dec. Dan Brereton (NYU), 6-2; 18-16
HWT – Brian Walker (USMMA) dec. Anthony Chu (NYU), 3-1; 21-16

EX (157) – Matt Eulau (NYU) WBF Sam Lyscas (USMMA), 3:15
EX (165) – Kyzen Smith (NYU) WBF Sam Lyscas (USMMA), 6:19
EX (165) – Chris Amro (NYU) WBF Barada Moncravie (USMMA), 1:31
EX (174) – James Papin (NYU) maj. dec. William Fry (USMMA), 8-0