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Panthers earn top N.E. rankings

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Five members of the Plymouth State College wrestling team have been ranked among the top three in the region in the latest rankings issued by the New England Intercollegiate Wrestling News.

The Panthers as a team are ranked fourth in the New England Division III poll, behind Springfield, Norwich and Coast Guard and ahead of WPI, Roger Williams, Bridgewater State, Johnson & Wales, Williams, and Trinity.

Three of PSC's wrestlers are ranked No. 1 in New England in their respective weight class -- senior Marco Salce (Keene, N.H.) at 184 pounds; sophomore Nate Kittredge (Vergennes, Vt.) at 197 pounds, and sophomore Jared Raymond (Danville, N.H.) at 125 pounds. The other two -- sophomore Rich Moskowitz (Amherst, N.H.) at 157 pounds and sophomore Dana Carr (Salem, N.H.) at heavyweight, are both ranked third at their weights.

Salce is enjoying a terrific senior season, posting a 16-3 record to date and leading the team in victories. There is a three-way tie on the team for second place in the victories department, as Kittredge and Raymond are both 11-2 and Moskowitz is 11-4. Freshman Griffin Banos (Edison, N.J.) is 10-9, and Carr is next in line with an 8-5 mark.

Plymouth State completed the first semester with a 4-2 dual meet record under sixth-year head coach Dave Carlson. The Panthers, who are idle for four weeks for final exams and the holidays, return to action on Saturday, Jan. 6th, in a quad-meet at SUNY Brockport.