Wrestling Falls to BU and Bloomsburg

Wrestling Falls to BU and Bloomsburg

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University wrestling team opened the 2010-2011 season with a pair of losses to host Boston University and Bloomsburg University.  The Bears dropped a 37-9 decision to division one BU and fell to Bloomsburg by a margin of 45-0.

Junior Ken Francis (New Bedford, Mass.) and seniors Ethan Raymond (Middlebury, Vt.) and Zachary Bates (Leyden, Mass.) were the lone winners for the Bears against BU.  Francis posted a 10-4 decision in the 125-poud weight class, while Raymond won 10-5 at 165 and Bates posted a 10-3 victory at 174. 

Freshman heavyweight Ricky Caruso (Waltham, Mass.) dropped a couple of close matches in his collegiate debut.  Caruso lost 3-1 to Kevin Innis of BU, and 2-0 to Zach Walsh of Blloomsburg.

Next Saturday, the Bears will travel to the Roger Williams Invitational in Bristol, Rhode Island which gets underway at 10:00 AM.

Boston University 37, Bridgewater State 9

125: Ken Francis (BSU) dec. Ryan Down (BU), 10-4

133: Fred Santaite (BU) pinned Steven McCarthy (BSU), 3:44

141: Ian Squires (BU) major dec. Jerry Joubert (BSU), 14-0

149: Nestor Taffur (BU) pinned Joe Catino (BSU), 1:09

157: Nick Tourville (BU) pinned Scott Carlson (BSU), 1:42

165: Ethan Raymond (BSU) dec. Nick Czarnecki (BU), 10-5

174: Zachary Bates (BSU) dec. Mike Wrin (BU), 10-3

184: Brian Crudden (BU) pinned Gene Michael Deary (BSU), 2:48

197: John Hall (BU) pinned Andrew Frazer (BSU), 5:09

285: Kevin Innis (BU) dec. Ricky Caruso (BSU), 3-1


Bloomsburg 45, Bridgewater State 0

125: Sean Boyland (B) dec. Ken Francis (BSU), 8-2

133: Nick Wilcox (B) tech fall Steven McCarthy (BSU), 16-0

141: Derek Shingara (B) pinned Jerry Joubert (BSU), 4:55

149: Josh Roosa (B) tech fall Joe Catino (BSU), 19-3

157: Frank Hickman (B) tech fall Scott Carlson (BSU), 17-2

165: Josh Veltre (B) dec. Ethan Raymond (BSU), 3-1

174: Mike Dessino (B) pinned Zachary Bates (BSU), 2:19

184: Nate Graham (B) won by forfeit

197: Richard Perry (B) dec. Andrew Frazer (BSU), 9-2

285: Zac Walsh (B) dec. Ricky Caruso (BSU), 2-0