2017 National Champion Dan Del Gallo (149)

Castleton Edges Out Southern Maine 21-19

Seniors Mike Risti and Brendan Weir and member of the USM coaching staff.
Seniors Mike Risti and Brendan Weir and member of the USM coaching staff.

 

GORHAM, Maine –  Senior Mike Risti (Limerick, Maine/Massabesic) earned a 3-1 win over Castleton's Jesse Webb (Bennington, Vermont/Mount Anthony Union) and junior Peter Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) made quick work of Frank Darwak (Stillwater, N.Y.) with a win by fall in 1:27 to highlight a 21-19 loss for the Huskies to the Castleton University Spartans in a New England Wrestling Association dual meet Saturday afternoon at Hill Gymnasium. 

The loss is the first of the season for the Huskies in dual meet action, and drops their record to 3-1.  Castleton is 2-3 in dual meets this season. 

Trailing the Spartans 18-10 heading into the 184 pound match, Husky junior Josh Smith (York, Maine) earned a win by fall in 6:35 over Castleton's Alexander Green to put the Huskies within striking distance, 18-16. Smith wrestled an outstanding third period, trailing 4-2 before scoring enough points to lead 7-6 and then earning the pin.  

At 197 pounds, Castleton's Mitchel LaFlam took a 6-4 decision over sophomore Brandon Cousino (North Ferrisburgh, Vermont/Vergennes Union) to extend the Spartans lead to 21-16.  Needing a pin to tie, fifth-ranked Risti was able to come up with the upset over third-ranked Webb, scoring three points for the 21-19 final. 

The Huskies are off until January 5 when they compete at the North/South Duals at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. 

 

Castleton (2-3) 21, Southern Maine (3-1) 19

125

Peter Del Gallo (SM) pinned Frank Darwak (Castleton), 1:27

USM, 6-0

133

Michael Gonyea (Castleton) dec. Brad Beaulieu (SM), 8-4

USM, 6-3

141

Max Tempel (Castleton) dec. Austin Shorey (SM), 4-1

Tied, 6-6

149

Jared Garcia (SM) major dec. Jason Ashline (Castleton), 13-2

USM, 10-6

157

Reese Millngton (Castleton) pinned Brendan Weir (SM), 1:26

Castleton, 12-10

165

Cameron Milliken (Castleton) dec. Juan Vernaza (SM), 3-0

Castleton, 15-10

174

Chance LaPier (Castleton) dec. Raul Giebrolini (SM), 3-1

Castleton,18-10

184

Josh Smith (SM) pinned Alexander Green (Castleton), 6:35

Castleton, 18-16

197

Mitchell LaFlam (Castleton) dec. Brandon Cousino (SM), 6-4

Castleton, 21-16

285

Mike Risti (SM) dec. Jess Webb (Castleton), 3-1

Castleton, 21-19

 

EXHIBITIONS

125

Leo Amabile (SM) pinned Owen Kretschmer (Castleton), 2:38

 

125

Leo Amabile (SM) major dec. Kyle Kaluhiokalani (Castleton), 12-0

 

125

Antoine Grace (SM) dec. Joseph Becker (Castleton), 13-6

 

125

Antoine Grace (SM) major dec. Macon Edwards (Castleton), 17-6

 

133

Deyker Edwards (Castleton) dec. Jacob Garcia (SM), 2-0

 

133

Jacob Garcia (SM) dec. Halim Bourjeili (Castleton), 10-7

 

141

Michelangelo Bolorin (Castleton) dec. Trevor Engling (SM), 7-1

 

141

Trevor Engling (SM) dec. Ethan Ives (Castleton), 6-2

 

141

Tyler Shultz (Castleton) dec. Nathaniel Grimard (SM), 7-3

 

149

Tyler Schultz (Castleton) dec, Tyson Cram (SM), 6-2

 

157

Ryan Butcavage (Castleton) tech fall David Kurker (SM), 19-2 (6:29)

 

157

Joe Leclair (SM) pinned Enrico DeBernardo (Castleton), 

 

165

Zac Thompson (SM) major dec. Ryan Haff (Castleton), 14-3

 

165

Zac Thompson (SM) pinned Jeb Hodsden (Castleton), 1:30

 

165

Isiah Williams (Castleton) major dec. Sam Strozier (SM), 12-4

 

174

Sam Strozier (SM) pinned Anthony Altomer (Castleton), 

 

184

Lucas Morse (Castleton) tech fall Noah Regalado (SM), 18-2 (5:00)

 

197

Spencer Kozlak (Castleton) pinned Dylan Schenk (SM), 3:54

 

197

Joseph Galusha (Castleton) dec. Dylan Schenk (SM), 6-0

 

285

Jake Peavey (SM) pinned Andres Garcia (Castleton), 2:00

 

285

Jake Peavey (SM) pinned Mason Osborn (Castleton), 1:14

 

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