Aumann and Froio win brackets; eight place-winners for Panthers
GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Joey Aumann (Hopatcong, N.J.) and Matt Froio (Cohasset, Mass.) won individual weight classes Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University won the team title at the Ted Reese Invitational, hosted by the University of Southern Maine.
PSU had eight place-winners overall to record a tournament-best 99.5 points among the 11 teams. Host USM took second with 93.5 points, with Trinity College (82), Western New England University (67.5) and the University of Maine (53.5) rounding out the top five.
Aumann captured the 125 pound weight class, winning all three of his bouts to claim the title. He defeated Christian Antoine of Springfield Tech in the finals, 9-5. Froio went 5-0 to capture the 174-pound bracket, including two major decisions and winning by injury default in the finals over Aaron Weiss of Southern Maine.
Freshman Greg Zaw (Sandwich, Mass.) and junior Clay Callahan (Milford, Conn.) were second-place finishers for PSU, Zaw at 133 pounds and Callahan at 165. Zaw split his two bouts, falling to WNE's Austin Cisco in the final, and Callahan went 2-1, dropping a 4-2 decision in the final to former PSU wrestler Seth Carter, now at Daniel Webster.
Two Panthers finished third in their weight classes, sophomore Justin Montgomery (Natick, Mass.) at 174 pounds and freshman Bruce McLee (Washingtonville, N.Y.) at 184. Montgomery went 5-1 overall, including four straight wins in the back draw, while McLee won all three of his bouts by fall.
Two others took fourth place for PSU, sophomore Nick Simeti (Pearl River, N.Y.) at 149 pounds and classmate Dakoda Simula (Plymouth, N.H.) at 285. Semeti split his four bouts and Simula won three of five.
The Panthers are back in action next Saturday with a tri-meet at Rhode Island College, along with Southern Maine.
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