Kings Point, NY – The USMMA wrestling team earned a 38-8 victory Thursday night over arch rival Coast Guard. Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI) put the shoulders of the Bears' Cory Geyer to the mat in the second period at 184 pounds, sealing Merchant Marine's tenth dual meet win of the year. USMMA senior Jake Walker (Kansas City, MO) pinned his opponent in the first period to win his match at 165 pounds.
Merchant Marine (10-3) got off to a hot start as Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) earned an 18-1 technical fall triumph over Earl Roberts at 125 pounds. Jack Walsh (Glen Allen, VA) picked up a 7-2 decision in his match before Walker's pin gave the Mariners a 26-5 cushion.
Freshman Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, MN) improved to .500 in his rookie season following a 7-2 verdict at 174 pounds. Classmate Brian Walker (Huntsville, AL) moved to 17-6 in 2013-14 with a 6-0 shutout at heavyweight and ended the night's scoring at 38-8.
The USMMA wrestling team returns to the mat Saturday for a Centennial Conference tri-meet against Johns Hopkins and Muhlenberg.
Merchant Marine 38 – Coast Guard 8
125: Mike Mui (USMMA) tech. fall. Earl Roberts (USCGA), 18-1 (3:56); 5-0
133: Isaac Hammonds (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 11-0
141: Michael Giorgio (USMMA) tech. fall. Nathan Twito (USMMA), 18-0 (2:45); 11-5
149: Jack Walsh (USMMA) dec. Michael Giorgio (USCGA), 7-2; 14-5
157: Ben Stallings (USMMA) wins by forfeit; 20-5
165: Jake Walker (USMMA) WBF Ben Greene (USCGA), 2:31; 26-5
174: Patrick Rooney (USMMA) dec. Daniel Fiorvanti (USCGA), 7-2; 29-5
184: Sam Fry (USMMA) WBF Cory Geyer (USCGA), 3:44; 35-5
197: Phillip Azzari (USCGA) dec. Ricky Fisher (USMMA), 3-1; 35-8
HWT: Brian Walker (USMMA) dec. Kevin Payten (USCGA), 6-0; 38-8
EX (HWT): Kyle Levy (USCGA) dec. John Leone (USMMA), 2-1