WNE will face No. 10 seed Bridgewater State in opening round at 9:30 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 19, 2019) – The Western New England University wrestling team is seeded seventh in the 13-team field heading into Sunday's New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Dual Meet Championship, hosted by Johnson & Wales University at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I.
The Golden Bears will open the tournament against No. 10 seed Bridgewater State at 9:30 a.m., with the winner advancing to face No. 2 seed Coast Guard in round two at 11:45 a.m. Every participating team is guaranteed four matches on Sunday.
Western New England owns a 3-3 dual meet record against NEWA competition this season, which includes a 26-19 road victory over first round opponent Bridgewater State on January 9.
Four Golden Bears appear in the latest NEWA Individual Rankings:
125 Pounds: Sophomore Nick Arborio (Berlin, Conn.) – 6th (18-5 record, 5 pins)
141 Pounds: Sophomore Justin DeLucia (Holbrook, N.Y.) – 7th (9-10 record, 3 pins)
157 Pounds: Sophomore Ryan Monteiro (Wilbraham, Mass.) – 4th (14-3 record, 5 pins)
184 Pounds: Junior John Boyle (Rowley, Mass.) – 1st (19-4 record, 9 pins)