Lowman Wins The Williams Open
The MIT Wrestling team traveled to Williams College for the Williams Open on Saturday January 7th. Senior, Captain, Joe Lowman won the 197 pound weight class in dominating fashion. He had 2 pins on the day and a tough 7-6 win. He was unscored upon going into his finals match. Coach Bosco states, “Joe just keeps getting better and better every week. His opponents cannot wrestle with him for an entire seven minute match. You can see the guys fading in the third period and Joe is wrestling like it is the first minute of the match.” Joe has won his last 7 matches and is currently 11 and 4. This is Joe’s second tournament win in a row.
Junior, Matt Chun finished in fourth place in the 125 pound weight class. Matt lost two tough matches but never stopped competing. Freshman Ryan Shubert got his first college win and finished on the day with one win and 2 losses. Coach Layte sees Ryan confidence improving every week. He is more offensive and is starting to realize what the college wrestling pace and intensity is all about. Junior Frank Soucy also had a win on the day. Senior, Jose Velarde won one and lost one then defaulted in his third match due to injury. No team scores were kept.
Coach Shames, Coach Bosco, and Coach Layte all came out of retirement and wrestled as well. Coach Shames and Coach Bosco went 1 and 1, and Coach Layte went 2 and 1. Coach Shames said wrestling in this tournament made him realize he is getting old. Coach Bosco said this is a young man’s game. We all had fun showing the guys on the team that we wrestle just like we preach. The team travels to the Plymouth State Jim Aguiar Tournament on Saturday, January 14th.