Liberty University 37 v The Apprentice School 9       Middle Tennessee State University 26 v University of Central Florida 21       Grand Valley State University 41 v Marion Military Institute 14       Wayne State College 1 v University of North Florida 0       University of Toledo 27 v University of Florida 33       University of South Florida 18 v University of Texas at Arlington 45       University of North Texas 37 v University of Connecticut 15       University of Maryland / Baltimore County 30 v Texas A&M University 12       University of North Texas 39 v University of Maryland / Baltimore County 22       University of Connecticut 76 v Texas A&M University 56       

Huskies Take 2nd Place in Connecticut Classic

11/21/2013 -

Storrs, CT-The UConn wrestling team opened its 2013-14 season on National Wrestling Day with a 2nd place finish in their annual Connecticut Classic Wrestling Tournament held in the Willis N. Hawley Armory Gym in front of an overflow crowd. UMass, with 70 pts., edged UConn by 3.5 pts. in the 10 team field. The Minutemen passed UConn by winning the last 3 wt. classes as Jake Stallone, Brian Stapleton and Emmit Tkach all won individual titles. UConns two individual titles were won by Joey Battinelli @ 157 lbs. and Freshman Joe Maida @ 133 lbs., who was selected as the winner of the Bryan Simons Outstanding Wrestler Award for the event. 3rd place UAlbany, with 57.5 pts., was led by Nicolas Engert @ 125 lbs., who was the only champion of their 4 finalists. Other champions included Northeasterns Luke Baroda & Jason Dack, Kevin Jimenez of SUNY-Westchester and Kyle Parella of SUNY-Cortland. Defending National Champion Cassie Corey was the Womens Div. Champion and was selected for the John Bulldog Satti Outstanding Wrestler Award for Women.

The UConn wrestling team is entering its 6th season of competition in the NCWA and is poised to compete at a high level with many new faces in the starting lineup.