da Silva places sixth at 184 pounds for Panthers
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Plymouth State University sophomore wrestler Dylan da Silva (Bayville, N.J.) placed sixth at 184 pounds to wrap up competition on day two of the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championship at Wildcat Center on the campus of Johnson & Wales University on Sunday.
da Silva entered the day needing three wins to earn a berth in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships next month. He started the day on a good note, but dropped his second bout to move into the fifth place match where a medical forfeit left him in sixth.
The top Panthers' grappler finishes the season with a 13-10 mark, including a team-best five wins by fall. He placed in all five tournaments he entered.
PSU finished with 10.5 points to end up 17th in the team standings.
NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championship – 17th of 17 Teams
How it Happened:
* da Silva opened the day against Jason Hoffman of Castleton. Hoffman, ranked fifth in New England, had gotten the best of da Silva on Feb. 2, but da Silva earned got his revenge with a 3-0 decision.
* Next up was WPI's Dan Wensley, ranked seventh in the nation in the weight class. The pair battled through a close match, with Wensley eking out a 4-2 decision.
* da Silva was forced to medically forfeit the fifth place bout to leave him in sixth.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"Overall it was a great experience this weekend," said head coach Eric Bergeron. "Our young guys gave us a preview of the potential we have and what we will be building around in the coming years. I'm happy with how everyone wrestled. Dylan [da Silva] had an extremely tough bracket and was able to put together a great game plan and stuck to it. I'm proud of the way our guys battled all season long and I look forward to the future of this team."
|da Silva (third from left) placed sixth at 184 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships|
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