EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2014) – The USMMA wrestling team travelled to Pennsylvania on Sunday to take part in the East Stroudsburg Open tournament, hosted by ESU. The Mariners brought 10 wrestlers that competed in five weight classes to the tough tournament, which included numerous NCAA Division I institutions.
In his first collegiate competition, senior Dom Acevedo (Queens Village, N.Y.) led Merchant Marine with two victories on the day in the heavyweight class of 285 lbs. He won his first bout against James Glass of Camden County College, 9-3, but dropped his second to Isaiah Cromwell from Franklin and Marshall, 6-3. Acevedo picked up one more win in the consolation bracket before his day was ended by Princeton's Ray O'Donnell.
USMMA had three other wrestlers pick up wins on the day: freshman Trent Dolby (Las Vegas, Nev.) with a victory in his first match in the consolation bracket of the 149 lb. weight class, senior Tom Healy (Andover, N.J.) at the 141 lb. weight class in his first consolation round bout and freshman Daniel Viera (Bentonville, Ark.) in the first round of the consolations of the 184 lb. weight class.
The Mariners return to action this coming Sunday, Nov. 23, when they travel up to Ithaca, N.Y., to take part in the New York State Championships, hosted by Cornell University. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Big Red's Barton Hall.
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