Duggan Places Third At 157 To Lead Mariners At Season-Opening At Roger Williams Invite

Duggan Places Third At 157 To Lead Mariners At Season-Opening At Roger Williams Invite

Photo by Heather Duggan.

Complete Results 

BRISTOL R.I. (Nov. 11, 2017) – The USMMA wrestling team opened the 2017-18 season on Saturday at the Roger Williams Invitational. The Mariners had two seniors and a good number of freshmen compete at the event and came in 10th place with 36.5 points on the day. 

The team's highest finish of the day came at the 157-pound weight class, where freshman Kieran Duggan (Woodbury, Conn.) placed third in the bracket with a 5-1 record. Duggan picked up two wins via technical falls, including one over D3Wrestle.com's nationally-ranked wrestler junior Thomas Grippi of Johnson & Wales in the consolation finals. 

Freshman Gavin Bradley (Woodbury, Minn.) finished the day with three victories at 165, while three other Mariner freshmen all had two wins apiece in their respective brackets – Alex Puglio (Myerstown, Pa.) at 141, Samuel Buck (New Castle, Ind.) at 165 and Andrew French (Afton, Minn.) at 197. 

Also picking up one victory each at the Invite were freshman Jace Garza (Holland, Mich.) at 125 and senior Travis Ahrens (Mims, Fla.) at 165. 

The complete results from the Roger Williams Invitational can be found at this link

Up next, the Mariners will take part in the New York State Championships up at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., next Sunday, Nov. 19. 

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