Springfield, MA – The MIT Wrestling Team traveled to the Doug Parker Invitational in Springfield, MA on November 19th. MIT finished in 15th place. Senior, captain, Joe Lowman, finished in 5th place in the 197 pound weight class. He was 4-2 on the day. He lost in the quarters to the number 1 seed by a score of 14-12. Joe almost won the match. He tilted his opponent in the final seconds just missing getting the near fall points. Junior Raoul Khouri was 1-2 on the day as was Sophomore Frank Soucy. MIT will travel to Gorham, Maine on Saturday December 3rd to compete in the Ted Reese Invitational. This will be the final competition of the semester.
The MIT Wrestling Team and coaches wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Bristol, RI -The MIT Wrestling Team traveled to the Roger Williams Tournament in Bristol, Rhode Island on November 12th. The tournament had 4 of the top 10 NCAA division III teams. MIT finished in 12th place. Highlights were senior, Joe Lowman getting his first win of the year and finishing 1 and 2 on the day. Junior, Trevor Romero also got his first win of the season via a pin and finished 1 and 2 on the day. Senior, Jose Velarde got his 2nd win of the season and also finished 1 and 2. The others wrestled well but came up short. The coaches saw a lot of positive things to build on. Every guy gave a great effort in every match. What we are most proud of is that they never stopped wrestling no matter what the score was. They all showed tremendous effort, determination and grit. The team travels to Springfield College on November 19th to compete in the Doug Parker Invitational.
Troy, NY – The MIT Wrestling Team traveled on November 5th to RPI in Troy, New York to compete in the RPI Duals against RPI, The University of Massachusetts, The University of Connecticut and Springfield Tech Community College. MIT did not have all of its team members. We competed very well but lost all four duals. Sophomore, Frank Soucy went 2 and 2 on the day with 2 technical falls. Junior Raoul Khouri was also 2 and 2 with a pin and a decision. Senior, Jose Velarde was 1 and 3 on the day getting a pin. This was our first competition of the year and was a good measuring stick to see where we are and what we need to improve on before the Roger Williams Tournament on November 12th.