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2018-19 Wesleyan Wrestling News

  • Four Cardinals Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team Honors
    May 17, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Four Cardinals were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District At-Large First Teams for District 2 as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday evening. The 2018-19 awards are selected by CoSIDA and recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom. Carter Hawthorne (men’s lacrosse), Zach Murillo (wrestling) and Tim Sestak (men’s ice hockey) were awarded spots on the 13-person First Team, while Victoria Yu (women’s tennis) was one of 11 females selected for the honor.
  • Wesleyan Wrestling Earns Several NEWA and NWCA Postseason Awards
    March 25, 2019
    Several members of the Wesleyan University wrestling team earned postseason awards this week as the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) announced its end-of-the-year laurels and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released its academic honors. Highlighting the list for the Cardinals was Zach Murillo who was named the NEWA Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year, as well as an All-NEWA Second Team selection, an NWCA Division III Scholar Athlete award winner, and an All-NEWA Academic Team honoree.
  • Zack Murillo Records Impressive Win at NCAA Wrestling Championships, Finishes 1-2
    March 08, 2019
    Zack Murillo of the Wesleyan wrestling team won his first bout at the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Friday at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Va., hosted by Ferrum College. However, the senior lost his next two matches and has been eliminated from the national tournament.
  • Murillo to Compete at NCAA Championships
    March 07, 2019
    Senior Zack Murillo of the Wesleyan wrestling team will compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships this weekend at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Va. The tournament will take place March 8-9, with action beginning on Friday at 11 a.m.
  • Murillo Qualifies for NCAA Championships; Four Others Place as Wesleyan Finishes 11th at Regionals
    February 24, 2019
    Senior Zack Murillo of the Wesleyan wrestling team continued his sensational season this past weekend at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, taking second place in the 125-pound weight class. As a result, Murillo will make his first appearance at the NCAA Division III National Championships in two weeks in Roanoke, Virginia. Sophomore Simon Chee was the next highest finishing Cardinal, taking fifth in the 197-pound weight class, helping to push Wesleyan to an 11th-place finish in the 17-team field.
  • Wrestling to Compete at NCAA Northeast Regionals this Weekend
    February 22, 2019
    The Wesleyan wrestling team will compete in the 2019 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24 in the Wildcat Center on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.
  • Kirchberger Takes Third at 165 at NEWA Futures
    February 17, 2019
    The Wesleyan wrestling team took a short road trip to Trinity College on Sunday to compete in the NEWA Futures Tournament. Tucker Kirchberger highlighted the day as he went 5-1 en route to a third-place finish in the 165-pound weight class. Kirchberger worked his way back from an early loss and defeated the top two-seeded wrestlers in his weight class in impressive fashion.
  • Murillo Defeats Number One Wrestler in Country, Wrestling Splits Duals on Senior Sunday
    February 10, 2019
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team celebrated its seniors on Sunday afternoon in Silloway Gymnasium  The Cardinals faced tough competition in New England College and the University of Southern Maine, while taking the time to highlight the career achievements of seniors Zack Murillo, Shane Ross, James Matias, Dylan Jones, and Karl Seitz.
  • Forys finishes 3-0 as Wesleyan Competes in Three Hard Fought Duals
    February 03, 2019
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team competed in a tri-meet on Sunday hosted by sixth-ranked Ithaca College in the Ben Light Gymnasium. The Cardinals wrestled against Ithaca, Williams, and SUNY Oneonta while Roy Forys, who wrestled at 165, continued an impressive season with a 3-0 record for the day.
  • Cardinals Claim 23-15 Win Over Springfield
    January 27, 2019
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team avenged a loss on Saturday night to regional rival Springfield College as the Cardinals claimed a 23-15 win over the Pride on the road.
  • Wesleyan Takes Sixth at NEWA Dual Championships
    January 20, 2019
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team finished sixth overall at the NEWA Dual Championships hosted by Johnson & Wales at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. 
  • Wrestling Places 10th at Budd Whitehill Duals
    January 12, 2019
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team went 2-3 overall at the Budd Whitehill Duals, hosted by Lycoming College, to finish 10th overall. The two-day event took place at Lamade Gym as the Cardinals went 1-2 on Day 1 followed by a 1-1 performance on Saturday, with victories over SUNY-Cortland (20-19) and Little Three rival Williams (31-9).
  • Wrestling Excels in First Tournament of 2019
    January 06, 2019
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team opened the new year with a strong showing at the Scott Viera Open hosted by Roger Williams University on Sunday afternoon as the Cardinals led the way with six finalists, three champions, three runners-up, and a third and fourth place finish.
  • Forys Wins at 165 as Wrestling Places Fifth at RIT Invitational
    December 01, 2018
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team, led by Roy Forys and Zack Murrillo, placed fifth overall out of 16 teams at the RIT Invitational on Saturday. The Cardinals scored 86 points and placed ahead of Williams who finished sixth with 82. WPI won the tournament followed by John Carroll and RIT.
  • Roy Forys Named NEWA Co-Wrestler of the Week
    November 20, 2018
    Roy Forys of the Wesleyan University wrestling team was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Co-Wrestler of the Week for his stellar performance at the Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday.
  • Forys Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at Doug Parker Invite
    November 17, 2018
    Roy Forys was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Doug Parker Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Springfield College, as he helped lead the Wesleyan wrestling team to a sixth-place finish out of 17 teams. Forys won the 165-pound title to claim the award.
  • Wrestling Battles to Fourth Place Finish at Roger Williams Invitational
    November 10, 2018
    The Wesleyan University wrestling team fought its way to a fourth-place finish out of 12 schools in its season opener at the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday.