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Wrestling Finishes Fourth at NEWA Dual Meet Tournament

Photo courtesy of Springfield Athletics
Photo courtesy of Springfield Athletics


BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The fourth-seeded Wesleyan University wrestling team went 2-2 in four dual meets Saturday to finish fourth overall at the 2016 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Tournament hosted by Bridgewater State University.


  • In the first round of action Saturday, Wesleyan defeated 13th-seeded Trinity, 35-6, and followed up with a 28-17 win over fifth-seeded Springfield in the second round.
  • In the championship round, the Cardinals fell to eventual tournament champion and top-seeded Roger Williams, 31-9. They were then edged by third-seeded Williams in the third-place match, 24-22.
  • Chris Siracusa '16 went 3-0 on the day in the 157-pound weight class, with decisions in the Trinity and Roger Williams matches, and a major against Springfield.
  • Taran Carr '16 recorded three pins on the day to finish 3-0 as well. Competing in the 174-pound weight class, Carr registered pins in the Trinity, Springfield and Williams matches.
  • Competing at 184 pounds, Dominic Pirraglia '18 earned a 13-0 major in the Trinity match and claimed a 5-2 decision in the win against Springfield.
  • In the 197-pound weight class, Isaiah Bellamy '18 excelled with three pins and a major. He recorded a pin in 0:51 against Trinity, in 2:12 versus Springfield, and in 1:04 against Roger Williams, while also earning a 12-2 major against Williams.
  • Bellamy was named to the NEWA All-Tournament team for his stellar performance.

1. Roger Williams
2. Johnson & Wales
3. Williams
4. Wesleyan
5. WPI
6. Springfield
7. Rhode Island College
8. Norwich
9. Trinity
10. Western New England
11. Southern Maine
12. Plymouth State
13. Bridgewater State
14. Daniel Webster


  • Wesleyan returns to the mat Saturday, Jan. 30 and will host Springfield College at 7 p.m.