2017 National Champion Dan Del Gallo (149)

Southern Maine Finishes Sixth at NEWA Duals

Caleb Austin earned a spot on the NEWA Duals All-Tournament team.
Caleb Austin earned a spot on the NEWA Duals All-Tournament team.

 

PROVIDENCE, RI   – Sophomore Peter Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) continued to roll through his competition posting a 4-0 record and freshman Caleb Austin (Rumford, Maine/Mountain Valley) earned a spot on the all-tournament team to highlight a sixth place finish by the University of Southern Maine Huskies' wrestling team at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals Sunday afternoon hosted by Johnson and Wales University.

            Southern Maine opened its day with a strong 33-9 victory over Williams College.  Coming up against fourth-ranked nationally Johnson and Wales in its next match, Southern Maine fell 47-3 to the Wildcats.  The Huskies bounced back however defeating Wesleyan 22-18 to advance to the fifth place match.  Battling Castleton University, Southern Maine dropped a close match 25-17 to finish the day with a 2-2 record. USM is now 9-7 in dual meets this season.

            With his four wins on the day, Del Gallo improved to 29-0 on the season.  He is an outstanding 64-3 in his career.  Ranked third nationally at 125 pounds, opened his tourney with a 3-1 decision against Williams' Matt Morris. Against JWU, Del Gallo earned another hard-fought decision besting the Wildcats' Stephen Nadera 5-0. Del Gallo closed out the day with a pair of dominant wins by technical fall, routing Wesleyan's Amir Daouk 17-1. Against Castleton, Del Gallo posted 15-0 win by technical fall over Frank Darwick.

            Austin posted a 2-1 record on the day at 133 pounds.  Austin opened with a win by fall in 1:49 over Williams' Ben Morton, and then scored five of USM's 22 points in its win over Wesleyan with a dominating 20-4 technical fall over Tristan Stetson.  Austin's lone loss of the day was a 15-3 major decision to Castleton's Nicholas Camacho.

            In the win against Wesleyan, USM got big wins out of sophomore Josh Smith (York, Maine) and rookie Brandon Cousino (North Ferrisburgh, Vt./Vergennes Union). At 165 pounds, Smith earned a 17-2 technical fall over Aaron Cranston to give USM a critical 19-6 lead over Wesleyan. While Cousino gutted out a 3-2 at 174 pounds for a critical three points.

            Southern Maine remains on the road for its next contest, traveling to WPI for a tri-meet with WPI and SUNY-Brockport on Saturday (11:00 am).

 

 

 

 

Southern Maine 33, Williams 9

125

Peter Del Gallo (Southern Maine ) over Matt Morris (Williams College (MA)) Dec 3-1 

0

3.00

133

Caleb Austin (Southern Maine ) over Ben Morton (Williams College (MA)) Fall 1:49 

0

6.00

141

Alex Pankhurst (Williams College (MA)) over David Kurker (Southern Maine ) Dec 8-5 

3.00

0

149

Brendon Seyfried (Williams College (MA)) over Brendan Weir (Southern Maine ) Fall 6:28 

6.00

0

157

Zac Thompson (Southern Maine ) over Jake Savoca (Williams College (MA)) Dec 10-8 

0

3.00

165

Josh Smith (Southern Maine ) over Yo Akiyama (Williams College (MA)) Dec 9-7 

0

3.00

174

Justin Stacy (Southern Maine ) over Luke Anselmi (Williams College (MA)) Dec 7-1 

0

3.00

184

Kolby Smith (Southern Maine ) over Carl Sangree (Williams College (MA)) Dec 3-2 

0

3.00

197

Brandon Cousino (Southern Maine ) over Christopher Washington (Williams College (MA)) Fall 5:25 

0

6.00

285

Mike Risti (Southern Maine ) over Nicholas Beauchamp (Williams College (MA)) Fall 0:27 

0

6.00

Dual Meet Score

9.0

33.0

 

Johnson and Wales 47, Southern Maine 3

 

Match Summary

J&WR

SOMA

125

Peter Del Gallo (Southern Maine ) over Stephen Nadera (Johnson & Wales (RI)) Dec 5-0 

0

3.00

133

Jay Albis (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Casey Abshire (Southern Maine ) TF 18-1 

5.00

0

141

Joseph Ferinde (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Nathaniel Grimard (Southern Maine ) Fall 0:31 

6.00

0

149

Thomas Grippi (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Jared Garcia (Southern Maine ) Dec 4-3 

3.00

0

157

Timothy Higginson (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Joey LeClair (Southern Maine ) TF 16-1 

5.00

0

165

Adrian Gonzalez (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Juan Vernaza (Southern Maine ) Maj 15-3 

4.00

0

174

Michael Gargano (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Noah Robidoux (Southern Maine ) Fall 0:36 

6.00

0

184

Khamri Thomas (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 

6.00

0

197

Michael DiNardo (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 

6.00

0

285

Jonah Aurelio (Johnson & Wales (RI)) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 

6.00

0

Dual Meet Score

47.0

3.0

 

Southern Maine 22, Wesleyan 18

 

Match Summary

SOMA

WECT

125

Peter Del Gallo (Southern Maine (ME)) over Amir Daouk (Wesleyan (CT)) TF 17-1 

5.00

0

133

Caleb Austin (Southern Maine (ME)) over Tristan Stetson (Wesleyan (CT)) TF 20-4 

5.00

0

141

Austin Shorey (Southern Maine (ME)) over James Matias (Wesleyan (CT)) Maj 14-6 

4.00

0

149

Carter Armendarez (Wesleyan (CT)) over Brendan Weir (Southern Maine (ME)) Dec 7-2 

0

3.00

157

Edward Pierce (Wesleyan (CT)) over Zac Thompson (Southern Maine (ME)) Dec 13-6 

0

3.00

165

Josh Smith (Southern Maine (ME)) over Aaron Cranston (Wesleyan (CT)) TF 17-2 

5.00

0

174

Dominic Pirraglia (Wesleyan (CT)) over Justin Stacy (Southern Maine (ME)) SV-1 9-7 

0

3.00

184

Brandon Cousino (Southern Maine (ME)) over Simon Chee (Wesleyan (CT)) Dec 3-2 

3.00

0

197

Devon Carrillo (Wesleyan (CT)) over Kolby Smith (Southern Maine (ME)) Fall 3:45 

0

6.00

285

Isaiah Bellamy (Wesleyan (CT)) over Mike Risti (Southern Maine (ME)) Dec 4-2 

0

3.00

Dual Meet Score

22.0

18.0

 

 

Castleton 25 , Southern Maine 17

125

Peter Del Gallo (Southern Maine ) over Frank Darwick (Castleton University (VT)) TF 15-0 

5.00

0

133

Nicholas Camacho (Castleton University (VT)) over Caleb Austin (Southern Maine ) Maj 15-3 

0

4.00

141

Max Temple (Castleton University (VT)) over Nathaniel Grimard (Southern Maine ) Fall 1:48 

0

6.00

149

Brendan Weir (Southern Maine ) over Reese Millington (Castleton University (VT)) Dec 5-0 

3.00

0

157

Cameron Milliken (Castleton University (VT)) over Zac Thompson (Southern Maine ) Fall 2:05 

0

6.00

165

Jared Costa (Castleton University (VT)) over Josh Smith (Southern Maine ) SV-2 4-2 

0

3.00

174

Nolan Viens (Castleton University (VT)) over Justin Stacy (Southern Maine ) Dec 8-4 

0

3.00

184

Kolby Smith (Southern Maine ) over Mitchell LaFlam (Castleton University (VT)) Dec 6-4 

3.00

0

197

Cedrick Stephens (Castleton University (VT)) over Brandon Cousino (Southern Maine ) Dec 2-0 

0

3.00

285

Cody Spicer (Southern Maine ) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 

6.00

0

Dual Meet Score

17.0

25.0