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PSU Wrestling places third at North Atlantic Championships

Perreault, Callahan win titles; Seven Panthers are place-winners

            DURHAM, N.H. – The Plymouth State University wrestling team had two individual champions, seven place-winners and finished in third place in the first North Atlantic Championships, hosted by the University of New Hampshire.

            The University of Southern Maine captured the team title with 135 points while Norwich University was runner-up with 118. Plymouth State took third with 91 points, and host UNH was fourth with 45.5. There were seven teams in the inaugural event.

            Sophomore Chris Perreault (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) and freshman Clay Callahan (Milford, Conn.) captured individual titles for PSU, Perreault at 184 points and Callahan at 165.  Perreault won all three of his bouts by fall, improving his season record to 26-5 with 16 pins, while Callahan needed to win just two bouts to win his title, improving his season mark to 14-8.

            Four Panthers finished runner-up in their weight class – freshman Kenny Kiriga (Nashua, N.H.) at 125 pounds, senior Fred Reisch (Norwalk, Conn.) at 141, senior Alex Gerhold (Derry, N.H.) at 149, and sophomore Josh Thornton (Rumford, Maine) at 165. Freshman Chad Brouillet (Bennington, N.H.) was also third at 174.

            The Panthers will be idle for two weeks, preparing for the NCAA Northeast Regionals on Mar. 1-2 at Wesleyan University. 

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