2017 National Champion Dan Del Gallo (149)

Seven Huskies Through to Day Two of NCAA Northeast Regional Championship

Peter Del Gallo advances to NCAA Regional Championship Semifinal to lead seven Huskies competing on day two.
Peter Del Gallo advances to NCAA Regional Championship Semifinal to lead seven Huskies competing on day two.

WORCESTER, Mass. - Led by sophomore Peter Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine), the University of Southern Maine Huskies wrestling team advanced seven grapplers on to day two of the  2018 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championship hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute this Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25. 

Ranked second nationally at 125 pounds, Del Gallo wrestled his way into the championship semifinals, opening the tourney with a pin of Castleton's Ryan Cabezas in 3:52 before taking a 9-1 major decision win over Springfield's Nick DeRosa.  

Needing a top three finish in their respective weight divisions, six Huskies are joining Del Gallo on day two.  Del Gallo, who is in position to capture the regional championship and place first, is joined by freshmen Caleb Austin (Rumford, Maine/Mountain Valley) at 133 pounds, Austin Shorey (Lebanon, Maine/Noble) at 141 pounds,  and Brandon Cousino (North Ferrisburgh, Vt./Vergennes Union) at 197 pounds , sophomores Justin Stacy (Rochester, N.H./Marshwood) and Kolby Smith (Springfield, Mass.) at 174 and 184, respectively, and junior Brendan Weir (Easthampton, Mass./Hampshire Regional) at 149. 

Wrestlers who place in the top three will earn a berth into the NCAA Division III Naitonal Championship on March 9-10 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Action begins again on Sunday (10:00 a.m.). 


 

NCAA DIII Regional Northeast Results for University Of Southern Maine

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Peter Del Gallo (2-0) placed 6th and scored 10.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Peter Del Gallo (University Of Southern Maine) 2-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Peter Del Gallo (University Of Southern Maine) 2-0 won by fall over Ryan Cabezas (Castleton University) 7-11 (Fall 3:52)

Quarterfinal - Peter Del Gallo (University Of Southern Maine) 2-0 won by major decision over Nick DeRosa (Springfield College) 2-1 (MD 9-1)

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Caleb Austin (2-1) place is unknown and scored 3.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Austin (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Ian Tolotti (Springfield College) 2-0 won by fall over Caleb Austin (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 (Fall 5:39)

Cons. Round 2 - Caleb Austin (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 - Caleb Austin (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by fall over Andrew Valdina (Bridgewater State University) 10-14 (Fall 6:03)

Cons. Round 4 - Caleb Austin (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by decision over Jacob Forsman (Norwich University) 0-2 (Dec 9-5)

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Austin Shorey (2-1) place is unknown and scored 4.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Austin Shorey (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Austin Shorey (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by fall over Andrew Saccone (Trinity College (Connecticut)) 7-16 (Fall 5:35)

Quarterfinal - James Matias (Wesleyan University (Connecticut)) 21-8 won by decision over Austin Shorey (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 4 - Austin Shorey (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by decision over Jonathan Graziane (Norwich University) 2-2 (Dec 8-3)

149

Brendan Weir (2-1) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Weir (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Brendan Weir (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by major decision over Benjamin Forsman (Norwich University) 1-2 (MD 11-2)

Quarterfinal - Grant Sorensen (Trinity College (Connecticut)) 32-4 won by decision over Brendan Weir (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Round 4 - Brendan Weir (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by tech fall over Fox Maxwell (Bridgewater State University) 3-5 (TF-1.5 5:11 (17-1))

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Zac Thompson (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Zac Thompson (University Of Southern Maine) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Marsh (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) 2-0 won by fall over Zac Thompson (University Of Southern Maine) 0-2 (Fall 5:39)

Cons. Round 2 - Zac Thompson (University Of Southern Maine) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 - Kearney Gutierrez (Springfield College) 2-2 won by major decision over Zac Thompson (University Of Southern Maine) 0-2 (MD 9-1)

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Josh Smith (1-2) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Josh Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Josh Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 won by decision over Nicholas Gould (Rhode Island College) 0-2 (Dec 7-2)

Quarterfinal - Brendan Marion (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) 3-0 won by decision over Josh Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 (Dec 2-1)

Cons. Round 4 - Yo Akiyama (Williams College) 2-1 won by decision over Josh Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 (Dec 9-6)

174

Justin Stacy (2-1) place is unknown and scored 4.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Stacy (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Justin Stacy (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by major decision over Luke Anselmi (Williams College) 2-2 (MD 11-3)

Quarterfinal - Dominic Pirraglia (Wesleyan University (Connecticut)) 21-9 won by decision over Justin Stacy (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 (Dec 7-3)

Cons. Round 4 - Justin Stacy (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by major decision over Stephen Cerrone (Trinity College (Connecticut)) 11-12 (MD 10-2)

184

Kolby Smith (2-1) place is unknown and scored 3.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kolby Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Kolby Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won in sudden victory - 1 over Ronnie Caudill (Norwich University) 0-2 (SV-1 6-4)

Quarterfinal - John Boyle (Western New England University) 2-0 won by major decision over Kolby Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 (MD 10-1)

Cons. Round 4 - Kolby Smith (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by major decision over John Davis (Trinity College (Connecticut)) 5-8 (MD 11-3)

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Brandon Cousino (2-1) place is unknown and scored 4.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Cousino (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Cousino (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by decision over Dave MacNeil (Bridgewater State University) 6-13 (Dec 4-3)

Quarterfinal - Jonathan Wagner (U.S. Coast Guard Academy) 16-6 won by decision over Brandon Cousino (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 (Dec 5-4)

Cons. Round 4 - Brandon Cousino (University Of Southern Maine) 2-1 won by fall over Severianel Burgos (Springfield College) 1-2 (Fall 0:48)

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Mike Risti (1-2) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Mike Risti (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Mike Risti (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 won by fall over Ricky Brown (Rhode Island College) 0-2 (Fall 0:26)

Quarterfinal - Joe Fusco (Springfield College) 2-0 won by decision over Mike Risti (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 (Dec 11-7)

Cons. Round 4 - Adam Patsun (Roger Williams University) 2-1 won in sudden victory - 1 over Mike Risti (University Of Southern Maine) 1-2 (SV-1 4-2)