ESQUIVEL LEADS ENGINEERS PERFORMANCE WITH THIRD PLACE FINISH
GORHAM, ME – In their final competition of the semester at the Ted Reese Invitational Tournament at the University of Southern Maine, captain Drew Esquivel lead the Engineer’s performance with a third place finish. Falling to the number one seed and eventual champion in his first place match, Drew won his next three matches, including a pin and technical fall. Grant Genzman also won three matches for MIT and recorded two falls. Making their collegiate debuts were freshman Frank Soucy at 184lbs and sophomore Nina Manning at 141lbs. Wrestling up a weight class, Manning went 0-2; Soucy recorded his first collegiate victory, pinning an opponent from Plymouth State in 1:42. Also in action were Matt Chun at 125, who despite dominate performances from neutral went 0-2, Pepe Velarde at 141 (1-2), Jonathan Brown at 197 (0-2), and captain Joe Lowman at 197 (2-2). The Engineers are back in action on January 9th with a quad at Springfield Technical Community College.