Durham, NH – Wrestling this past weekend at the New England Championships hosted at the University of New Hampshire, the engineers had eight place-winners and one champion, junior captain Drew Esquivel at 133 lbs. The engineers had 13 bonus point victories, including seven pins and three technical falls. Placing alongside Esquivel were Matt Chun (champion at 125lbs), Nina Manning (fifth at 133lbs), Pepe Velarde (champion at 141lbs), Trevor Romero (third at 149lbs), Joe Lowman (third at 184lbs), Jonathon Brown (third at 197lbs), and Raoul Khouri (second at 235lbs). Also competing for the engineers was Frank Soucy at 174lbs. The engineers are back in action on February 7th for the Groundhog Invitational Tournament at Amherst College.
Plymouth, NH – Junior captain Joseph Lowman finished second place in the 184lbs weight class, losing in the finals to second ranked wrestler in the country from Williams. Freshmen Jonathan Brown and Jordan Wick placed third and fourth at 197lbs and 157lbs respectively, marking the first time either of them have placed in a tournament in their college careers. Also recording wins on the day were Drew Esquivel at 133lbs, Trevor Romero at 149lbs, and Frank Soucy at 184lbs. The Engineers return to action on January 31st for the New England Championships at the University of New Hampshire.
Springfield, MA – In their first competition in 2016, a tri-meet at Springfield Technical Community College, the Engineers defeated Bergen Community College and fell to Springfield Technical Community College. Making their season debuts for the Engineer’s were sophomores Trevor Romero or Raoul Khouri, both of whom went 1-1, including a pin by Khouri to secure a win against Bergon. Also recording wins on the day were Pepe Velarde, Nina Manning, Jordan Wick, Grant Genzman, Joe Lowman, and Jonathan Brown. The Engineers are back in action on Sunday the 17th at the Plymouth State tournament.