Giffard places for second straight tournament
GORHAM, Maine – Freshman Noah Giffard (Concord, N.H.) placed at 197 pounds for the second straight tournament to lead the Plymouth State University wrestling team at the Ted Reese Invitational hosted by the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.
Giffard went 3-2 on the day, picking up a win by fall, before suffering a narrow loss by decision (5-0) in the fifth place match. It is his second career tournament podium.
Plymouth State finished the day 9th out of 15 teams with 22.5 points. Coast Guard, ranked 14th in the nation, claimed the top spot with 186 points.
Ted Reese Invitational – 9th of 15 Teams
How it Happened:
- Giffard opened the day squaring off against a pair of Coast Guard grapplers, winning his first bout by pin, but losing by fall in his second. He picked up back-to-back decisions in the consolation bracket, including one by major decision, before falling 5-0 in the fifth place bout at 197 pounds to George McBurney of Coast Guard.
- Freshman Trevor O'Mara (Litchfield, N.H.) went 2-2 on the day at 149 pounds, including a win by fall over David Lombardo of Roger Williams.
- Senior Colby Ferretti (North Scituate, R.I.) also won twice, picking up a major decision (13-4) win over Cole Wolkner of Roger Williams and a win by fall in just 16 seconds while wrestling at 157.
- Sophomore Warren Young (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) also went 2-2 at 157, with both victories coming by decision.
- Wrestling at 184 pounds, junior Kevin Thomas (Stamford, Conn.) split his four bouts.
Straight From the Coach's Mouth:
"Today was a solid ending to the semester," said head coach Eric Bergeron. "We had a great showing from Trevor [O'Mara], Warren [Young], Kevin [Thomas] and Noah [Giffard]. Noah continues to improve each week and places in another solid tourney. I'm happy in the direction the team is headed and am excited for the second half."
- PSU will take a month off before returning to the mat on Jan. 4 for the Williams Open hosted by Williams College.
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