2017 National Champion Dan Del Gallo (149)

Southern Maine Falls to a Pair of Nationally Ranked Opponents; Defeats Norwich 46-6

Southern Maine Falls to a Pair of Nationally Ranked Opponents; Defeats Norwich 46-6

 

NEW LONDON, Conn.   –  Sophomore Austin Shorey earned a win by fall in 53 seconds and a dominant 17-0 technical fall victory, and junior Peter Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) was triumphant in his only match of the day to highlight the University of Southern Maine Huskies' wrestling team as it competed at the United States Coast Guard Academy Bears Quad Meet Sunday afternoon. 

The Huskies fell to No. 23 United States Coast Guard Academy 29-12, and dropped a 33-9 decision to No. 2 Johnson & Wales University.  Southern Maine dominated Norwich University in the first match of the day, earning a 46-6 victory.  

Del Gallo finished the day 2-0 with a 9-3 decision over Coast Guard's Parker Brunkala at 125 pounds, and earned a win by forfeit against Norwich.  Shorey picked up a win by fall in under a minute putting the Bears' John Fitzpatrick to the mat in the 141 pound match. Against Norwich, Shorey rolled Colin O'Connor 17-0 (4:44) for the win.  Sophomore Bradley Beaulieu (Waterboro, Maine/Marshwood) was also victorious in his match against Coast Guard earning a 9-1 decision over Allan Beato at 133 pounds, and had a 5:13 win by fall against Norwich's Jacob Forsman.  

Against No. 2 JWU, USM earned six points with a forfeit at 125, and sophomore Raul Gierbolini (Carolina, Puerto Rico/University HS (PR)) took a 9-4 decision at 174 pounds over JWU's Nick Caracappa.  

Southern Maine heads to Johnson & Wales University for the NEWA (New England Wrestling Association) Duals on Sunday, January 20 (10:00 a.m.).  

 

 

No. 2 JWU 33               Southern Maine 9

125: Southern Maine def. JWU (FOR)

JWU 0

USM 6

133: Bobby Jordan (JWU) major dec. Brad Beaulieu (USM), 11-4

JWU 4

USM 6

141: Joe Ferinde (JWU) dec. Austin Shorey (USM), 4-1

JWU 7

USM 6

149: Da'mani Burns (JWU) major dec. Brendan Weir (USM), 12-1

JWU 11

USM 6

157: Malik Rasheed (JWU) major dec. Zac Thompson (USM), 14-5

JWU 15

USM 6

165: Cameron Altobelli (JWU) major dec. Josh Smith (USM). 16-3 

JWU 19

USM 6

174: Raul Gierbolini (USM) dec. Nick Caracappa (JWU), 9-4. 

JWU 19

USM 9

184: Khamri Thomas (JWU) tech fall. Sam Strozier (USM), 25-8

JWU 24

USM 9

197: Michael DiNardo pinned. (missing USM), 0:22

JWU 30

USM 9

285: Tommy Wrzesien (JWU) dec. Mike Risti (USM), 7-6

JWU 33

USM 9

FINAL

JWU 33

USM 9

 

 

No. 23 CoastGuard 29            Southern Maine 12

125: Peter Del Gallo (USM) def. Parker Brunkala (CGA) (dec. 9-3)

CGA 0

USM 3

133: Brad Beaulieu (USM) def. Allan Beato (CGA) (dec. 9-1)

CGA 0

USM 6

141: Austin Shorey (USM) def. John Fitzpatrick (CGA) (fall 0:53)

CGA 0

USM 12

149: Matthew McGowan (CGA) def. Brendan Weir (USM) (dec. 3-0)

CGA 3

USM 12

157: Christian Gosch (CGA) def. Zach Thompson (USM) (dec. 6-1)

CGA 6

USM 12

165: Nick Remke (CGA) def. Juan Vernaza (USM) (fall 2:35)

CGA 12

USM 12

174: AJ Aeberli def. Josh Smith (USM) (MD 11-3)

CGA 16

USM 12

184: Paul Detwiler (CGA) def. Raul Gierbolini (USM) (MD 10-1)

CGA 20

USM 12

197: Jonathan Wagner (CGA) def. Dylan Schenk (USM) (fall 0:23)

CGA 26

USM 12

285: George McBurney (CGA) def. Jake Peavy (USM) (dec. 13-6)

CGA 29

USM 12

FINAL

CGA 29

USM 12

 

 

Southern Maine 46                   Norwich 6

125: Peter Del Gallo (USM) won by forfeit

Norwich 0

USM 6 

 

133: Brad Beaulieu (USM) pinned Jacob Forsman (Norwich), 5;13

Norwich 0

USM 12

 

141: Austin Shorey (USM) tech fall Colin O'Connor (Norwich), 17-0 (4:44)

Norwich 0

USM 17

 

149: Brendan Weir (USM) pinned Benjamin Forsman (Norwich), 3:00

Norwich 0

USM 23

 

157: Zach Thompson (USM) pinned Zach Morris (Norwich), 3:33

Norwich 0

USM 29

 

165: Josh Smith (USM) tech fall Cameron Smith (Norwich), 17-0 (5:00)

Norwich 0

USM 34

 

174: Daniel Curran (Norwich) dec, Juan Vernanza (USM) 12-10

Norwich 3

USM 34

 

184: Raul Gierbolini (USM) pinned Ethan Johnston (Norwich), 5:00

Norwich 3

USM 40

 

197: Satchel Stauffer (Norwich) dec. Brandon Cousino (USM), 4-1

Norwich 6

USM 40

 

285: Mike Risti (USM) pinned Gabriel Duden (Norwich), 

Norwich 6

USM 46

 

FINAL

Norwich 6

USM 46

 

 

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