Shrewsbury and Muntz Tally Pins as WPI Wrestling Knocks Off Western New England

Austin Shrewsbury

Springfield, MA --- Austin Shrewsbury (Westfield, MA) and Lucas Muntz (West Hartford, CT) each recorded pins as WPI went on the road and posted a 38-3 victory in a New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) matchup on Wednesday evening.  The Engineers, ranked sixth in the most recent NEWA Top 10, move their dual meet record to 6-4 on the season while the host Golden Bears slip to 3-6. 

Seeing the match start at 285 after a random draw, WPI used its heavyweight and lightweight to jump out to a 10-0 advantage.  Shrewsbury pinned his opponent midway through the second period and Brian Amato (Newington, CT) put up a 17-3 major decision at 125.  

After the hosts captured their only bout of the night, the Engineers ended the contest by winning the final seven matches.  Pete Nash (Liverpool, NY) and Jack Nigro (Closter, NJ) began the spurt with decision victories at 141 and 149 respectively before Ryan Rigney (Farmington, CT) took a forfeit at 157.  Justin Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) kept the run going with a 11-2 major decision at 165 quickly followed by Muntz's first period fall at 174.  

The Crimson and Gray closed things out with Daniel Wensley (Wakefield MA) squeaking out a 2-1 triumph at 184 and Michael Curtis (Wells, ME) posting a 6-2 win at 197.    

WPI hosts a quad match Saturday with Roger Williams, Wesleyan and Trinity.  Action is slated to begin at noon. 


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